Alan Simon

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10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

Self-help

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about your mind

We can imagine that we must have the ultimate ‘inside knowledge’ of our minds. How wrong we are.<p>The progress of science has been a succession of …

Consciousness

5 Ways to Quiet the Negative Voices in Your Head

“There’s a brilliant, beautiful, priceless piece of art hanging right in front of you. It’s sophisticated and meticulously detailed—a painstaking …

The Edge

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

The Behavioral Shutdown Theory of Depression

<i>Given that many readers found my claims about the nature of depression controversial (here and here), I thought I would share a somewhat longer</i> …

Could I rewire my brain to lose my worrier mentality? | Toronto Star

A skew to one way or the other is known as a cognitive bias — in other words, an assumption we don’t know we are making. The direction and strength …

5 Things Psychopaths and Narcissists Will Do in Conversation

Individuals with psychopathic or narcissistic traits* frequently use false personas to interact with others, sometimes tailoring their masks so that …

Psychology

Self-compassion may protect perfectionists from depression

If you are anything like me, you understand that perfectionism is more than a great opportunity to humblebrag during a job interview. You see …

Mediocrity Is a Virus. Here's How to Banish It Completely | Inc.com

Little things become big things.<p>When you justify and allow even little things into your life which your intuition warns you against, you permit a virus to enter your life. It spreads to other areas.<p>When you introduce a change to any system, you simultaneously change the whole system. The other …

Self-improvement

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

Tomorrow’s To Do’s - Skillful Time Shifting or Procrastination? - Linda Graham

Tomorrow’s To Do’s – Skillful Time Shifting or Procrastination?<p>May 11, 2017<p>A colleague of mine and I were working together toward some pretty serious …

11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It’s A Real Thing)

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

4 Reasons People Procrastinate and a Cure for Each One

With the ever-increasing barrage of distractions, the percentage of people suffering from serious procrastination issues is on the rise.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Almost everyone procrastinates from time to time, but <i>Psychology Today</i> has stated that an alarming 20 …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted …

Dear men, this is what the women in your life want you to know

I used to be married to a wonderful yet complicated man named Rob. He worked as a science journalist, we had a house and a dog, and one day we planned to have children. He also suffered from depression since he was a child, and developed a formidable opiate addiction as a means, I believe, to …

Mental Health

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Leonardo Da Vinci