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Why being awkward makes you more likely to succeed

Psychologist Ty Tashiro, author of "Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially awkward and Why That's Awesome," explains why awkward people are more likely to demonstrate "striking talent." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>There is a stereotype in our culture that some people are too smart</i> …

Self-improvement

Calisthenics VS Powerbuilding - STRENGTH WARS 2k15 #5

Weightlifting

30 of The Most Profound Quotes From Plato

In history, there have been fewer minds more brilliant than that of the Greek philosopher, Plato.<p>I mean, consider a man who was the student of …

Western Philosophy

Removed: Photographer Removes Phones From His Photos To Show How Terribly Addicted We’ve Become

American photographer Eric Pickersgill removed the smartphones and digital devices from his portraits of everyday life. The project “Removed” aims to …

What the Dalai Lama said when he was asked whether we should pray for Paris

<b>Following the terror attack which left more than 100 people dead on the streets of Paris last week, one of the first reactions of many people, as in</b> …

When Philosophy Becomes Therapy

Alain de Botton's self-help books for those who style themselves as intellectuals are making their way to the United States.<p>Philosophy has earned a reputation as a complicated, inaccessible, and irrelevant pursuit, consigned mostly to old white men in wood-paneled offices. It’s vaguely associated …

Optimism Is the Enemy of Action

Positive thinking can hinder more than it helps by zapping people's motivation to work toward their goals.<p>It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when positive thinking became the star of the self-help industry. The idea of optimism is older than America itself (some accounts date it back to ancient Greece), …

50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar

Today, NPR Ed kicks off a yearlong series: 50 Great Teachers.<p>We're starting this celebration of teaching with Socrates, the superstar teacher of the ancient world. He was sentenced to death more than 2,400 years ago for "impiety" and "corrupting" the minds of the youth of Athens.<p>But Socrates' ideas …

The Paradox of Effort

A medical case against too much self-control<p>Denying instant gratification in deference to long-term goals is virtuous, people tell me. Those people might be right. Psychologists call it self-regulation or self-control. And together with conscientiousness, it’s at least a trait (or a coping …

Psychology

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

Anger Management

25 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Alan Watts

A world renowned philosopher, writer and speaker, Alan Watts has left behind many works on personal identity, the true nature of reality, and the …

Alan Watts

25 Epic Quotes From Some of the World's Happiest People

This post is all about epic quotes from regular people who’ve found their own idea of true happiness in their life.<p>I hope each of you finds some …

Happiness

The Top 10 Causes of Shoulder Pain — and How to Fix it

<i>Strong shoulders provide support for your body - but what if yours are in pain? (Photo: Courtesy of Yamada Taro / Getty Images)</i><p>Your shoulder is one …

Physical Therapy: Treatment Techniques to Practice at Home

There are dozens of techniques for personal health and well-being. The action of doing physical therapy at home is one of the best ways to speed the …

Naturopathic Medicine

Self Improvement is Masturbation: Tyler Durden's 3 Rules for an Exciting Life

<b>Is your life dull?</b><p><b>Are you weighed down by the day to day stresses of paying the bills, commuting to work and dealing with people you dislike?</b><p><b>Do you</b> …

15 Personal Development Goals That Will Make You Happier

Happiness comes from within. And while you are pursuing it, you'll realise that you'll be able to achieve a lot more if you adapt yourself to life …

Self-improvement

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

Time Management

Never Bench Press with Your Feet in This Position

Your arms may be the only body parts moving, but here's why you should pay attention to your feet<p>I don't like using the terms <i>never</i>, <i>everyone</i> or <i>always</i> when discussing topics related to fitness.<p>Why?<p>Because, generally, it's arcane and shortsighted. What works or doesn't work for one person should not …