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Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness

4 Ways Your Phone Is Stressing You Out—And How To Take Back Control

Before you can get to the end of this sentence, you'll probably look at, touch, or at least think about checking your phone. That is, if you're not already reading this story on it to begin with.<p>You don't need stats to know just about everyone is glued to the screens in their pockets these days, …

Are You an An Introvert With Hidden Communication Skills?

Learn six ways that an introvert, known to be a conversationally-challenged person, can still muster some excellent communication skills.

Communication Skills

11 Things You Need to Do If You Love A Highly Sensitive Person

<b>The highly sensitive person needs certain things in friendships and relationships, and today, we’ll tell you a few things you need to do if you love</b> …

Emotions

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS – POWER OF POSITIVITY More HEALTH AND WELLNESS – POWER OF POSITIVITY<p>Health<p>Read More<p>How to Make Natural Energy Drinks to Boost …

Mental Health

Why Introverts Are Introverts? Because Their Brains Are Different

You prefer to curl up and read a book by yourself over going to a flashy social event. You like the company of one close friend rather than a group …

Psychology

These Personality Traits Are Linked To More (And Better) Sex

What turns men like Hugh Hefner, Colin Farrell, and Jack Nicholson into world-class womanizers? Money, good looks, and celebrity come to mind, but a …

Why Intelligent People Are Happier Spending Time Alone

Are you happier when you spend less time with people and more time working toward some type of goal? According to a study on happiness that was …

Psychology

10 Fascinating Theories To Explain Déjà Vu

Déjà vu is the name given to the unsettling feeling we get when we feel we have been in the exact same situation before. For a few seconds, we are …

How The Number Of Friends You Have Can Affect Your Health

Health

3 Reasons You Can't Motivate Yourself At Work Anymore -- And How To Overcome Each One

We’ve all faced days at the office where we’re just not feeling motivated. Off days happen to everyone and it’s tough—if not unrealistic—to constantly do your best work. There are bound to be times when you procrastinate too much, lack focus or struggle to start important projects.<p>You may react by …

Motivation

8 tiny things people use to judge your personality

This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviors, the research says otherwise.<p>In fact, the majority of our judgments are …

Psychology

How Long Do You Take In The Shower? It Might Reveal Your Loneliness

Who doesn’t love a loooong, steamy shower or luxuriating for hours in a soothing hot bubble bath?<p>If that question gave you the urge to immediately …

The science behind why power corrupts and what can be done to mitigate it

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> For a recent Making Sen$e segment, economics correspondent Paul Solman spoke with Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at …

Psychology

Are You Mentally Strong or Are You Just Acting?

Saying things like, "I'm not afraid of anything," or, "I didn't want that promotion anyway," doesn't necessarily mean you're mentally strong. The …

The 7 Steps To Creating A Habit

You're reading The 7 Steps To Creating A Habit, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Personality

Here's How to Know For Sure if You're Emotionally Intelligent

When you look for traits in leaders, and new hires, we often focus on areas like passion, charisma, determination, responsibility and hard work. …

How to trick your brain into remembering someone's name the first time you hear it

You take her through the office kitchen, show her where the good snacks are hidden and point out the lounge area she can use if she wants to get away from her desk.<p>Then you bring her over to the sales team to introduce her.<p>But just as you're about to make the introduction, you realize that you …

The Weird Thing Depression Does To The Brain - PsyBlog

Finding could be linked to depressive symptoms such as loss of appetite and sleep problems.<p>Major depression is linked to inflammation of the …

8 signs you're dating someone who is manipulative

When you’re with someone you genuinely love, it can be really difficult to admit it if things have gone south. It’s even harder to acknowledge if …

Understanding Others

Some of the defining memories of my childhood revolve around the phrase <i>tsaved tanem</i>. This cumbersome little idiom doesn't exactly glide off the …

What If Hillary And Donald Fell In Love?

Have you ever been <i>swept off your feet</i>, only to realize after a little while that you fell for someone with whom you really had not much in common? Someone so different from who you are that you couldn't help to question <b>How in the world did this happen?</b> Well, it's happened to many of us, and sadly, …

6 Polite but Effective Ways to Deal with Unwanted Advice

In my work as a therapist, I rarely get unsolicited advice from other professionals, because the nature of my work is confidential. When I do get …

6 Better Ways to Deal With Conflicts in Your Relationship

Intimate relationships bring up intense feelings. Conflict with a partner can feel destabilizing, and make it difficult to be articulate and openly …

6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal

/ Aug 15, 2013<p>There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality …

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

Pack your bags.<p>There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these</i> …

8 Great Tricks For Reading People's Body Language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7% of …

The Mafia Runs Guns for ISIS in Europe

The mobsters have the weapons, and they’re making a killing selling them off to Islamic radicals.<p>CASTEL VOLTURNO, Italy — By the time Aziz Ehsan, a …

Terrorism