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​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …

Self-improvement

How To Take Advantage Of Your Brain’s Hidden Productivity Powers

Your mental lists are distracting you from other, more productive uses of your brain. Here’s how to do a weekly brain dump instead.<p>If you think keeping everything you need to know neatly packed away in your head is a smart way to run your life, you’re probably hurting your productivity and stifling …

I Quit My Job and Spent 3 Years Visiting 60 Countries with My Camera

Sometime during 2010, I began dreaming of quitting my job and traveling around Asia for a year before returning to the work force. I had graduated …

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

Selling

How psychology says you should respond to racism

Regardless of what we might call it, there are things that you can do when you witness behaviour such as this.<p>Goodes being booed while playing football is a very public case of " everyday racism ".<p>Everyday racism is more normalised and less recognised than other more blatant forms of racism, such …

Psychology

Can Negative Thinking Make You Sick?

By now, the mind-body connection is a familiar idea. Most people are aware, for example, that stress can produce physical symptoms like an upset …

The Secrets to Reading People’s Emotions in Person and Online

The Art of Reading People<p>Certain individuals seem to be born with social intelligence. But for most of us, it’s something that’s developed—or …

How I Finally Made Peace With My Anxiety Disorder

I sank into the faded green couch and prepared to tell another stranger about a part of myself I'd been trying to get rid of since I was a child; to describe what it feels like on those rare occasions when my brain tells me to run from everything; when even the most mundane daily tasks -- driving …

Anxiety

7 Street Photography Rules That Should Be Broken

There is an all-too-common path that many people follow when they begin to practice street photography. They grab their camera, go to the busiest …

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

<b>(akindo via iStock)</b><p>Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Lala Stone<p>July 5, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a …

Religion

10 Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

<b>1. Move closer to your subject.</b> Nothing kills a photo quicker than a distracting background. If you have a great background try bringing the subject …

Mobile Street Photography: What You Should Know - Enlight Leak

“There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.”<p>That’s an iconic phrase from the classic 1948 black-and-white film …

3 Reasons Why You Have to Trust Your Gut

A year-and-a-half ago I was about to make the biggest mistake of my life: Commit to marrying the wrong guy. The venue was booked, the dress ordered, …

Positive Thinking

Awesome FIFA 15 tribute to Barcelona legend Xavi

By Paul Morrissey Last Updated: June 8, 2015 6:08 pm<p>This is an awesome FIFA 15 tribute to Barcelona legend Xavi, who played his final game for the …