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A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists

The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that believing in God is the most pragmatic decision. But it seems the French thinker also had a knack for psychology. As Brain Pickings points out, Pascal …

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The Top 3 Worst Flirting Mistakes

Flirting is a very vulnerable endeavor -- to flirt is to open up your desirous, erotic parts to connect with another's. Opening up and allowing your erotic energy to flow is a big part of what makes it so energizing and exciting. At the same time, no one wants to experience the feelings of …

15 ways your child's name sets them up for success -- or failure

What's in a name? Potentially your child's future.<p>A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from your hireability to your spending habits.<p>So it comes as little surprise then that there is a growing trend among parents called "namer's remorse" — one in five …

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Want To Lose Weight ? Train The Brain,Not The Body

Obesity is the major problem among people these days. But instead of various efforts no one gets win over the obesity.<p>And also this is not a problem …

I Gave Him 3 Kids & 20 Years Of My Life, Now I Want Him To Leave His Wife

Dear <b>Bossip</b>,<p>I have this toxic relationship with my best friend.<p>He’s married and we have three kids together. They came years after marriage. YES, I …

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5 Relationship Red Flags You Need to Watch Out For

It would be great if relationships came with warning labels, so you could avoid problems with partners who are not good matches for you before you …

You Won’t Be The Same After Watching Michael Phelps’ New Under Armour Ad

Silence is golden in the newest Under Armour ad featuring 22-time Olympic medalist <b>Michael Phelps</b>. The moving tribute to the grueling grind the …

Psychologists say single people are more fulfilled. I'm getting to understand why | Sara Benincasa

Single for the first time in 20 years, I’m finally experiencing the simple joys of existence outside the commitment industrial complex<p>There remains a pervasive notion that happiness can only truly come from finding a spouse, lest one rot of loneliness in some dusty attic. But a new study out of the …

Mental Health

6 Things That Happened When I Tried Meditating Every Day For A Month

Goodbye monkey brain, hello inner calm.<p>I started meditating a little over a year ago—and by "start" I mean I had the most amazing guided meditation …

Parents ignoring SIDS guidelines to avoid flat head syndrome, research finds

Parents are turning their back on safe sleeping guidelines for babies and putting them at risk of cot death as they adopt ways to prevent flat head …

Abused by My Father and Raped by My Stepfather: What Life Is Like For So Many Girls in Brazil

While the world is watching Rio, there's a much scarier reality in the country at large.<p><i>In Brazil,</i> <i>500,000 people are raped every year</i><i>–but only 10 percent of cases are reported. Here, one survivor, Girlene from Maranhão</i><i>, shares her story.</i><p>My mother was abused by my father. I was so little I didn't …

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Do Your Friends Actually Like You?

THINK of all the people with whom you interact during the course of a day, week, month and year. The many souls with whom you might exchange a greeting or give a warm embrace; engage in chitchat or have a deeper conversation. All those who, by some accident of fate, inhabit your world. And then ask …

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The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

8 Bad Habits You Need to Ditch Before You Turn 30

The consequences of bad habits get worse as you age.<p>You know how hangovers get worse with age? Well, something similar happens with lots of other bad habits beside drinking too. Missteps and unhealthy indulgences that feel consequence free at 23 are multiplied in effect by an aging body or …

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24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

How to survive (and thrive) when life punches you in the face

A few weeks ago, one of my students posted this in my Facebook mastermind group (<i>emphasis mine</i>):<p>Let me start by saying that I applaud this woman for having the courage to step up, share her story, and ask for help so she can overcome this and move forward again. It’s actually pretty damn hard to …

Here's How To Know If You Could Benefit From Therapy

Because it's not just something ~other people~ do.<p>But you may have stopped yourself because therapy seems like something for other people, not you. But here's the thing: There are a million ways therapy can help just about anyone.<p>Important: Therapists won't tell you exactly what to do or give you …

Best and Worst of Psychology and Psychiatry – May 2016

At Brainblogger we publish monthly roundups of the most interesting findings in psychology and psychiatry research. For some reason, May was …

Six Habits Of People Who Make Friends Easily

The secret to making new friends is as simple as being open to it. Here are things you can do to fill your calendar.<p>Friendships are more beneficial than just sharing laughs over a cup of coffee. A lack of strong relationships increases your risk of premature death from all causes by 50%, according …

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The Long-Term Relationship Survival Tip Guide

This August, my husband and I will be celebrating 35 years of marriage. Yes, we even did it all wrong. I was truly a child bride.<p><i>Our engagement picture; I was 18.</i><p>What is real is that we are "happily enough" married. Still. The truth is, that we have all kinds of shit going down around us all the …

5 Strangest Books Ever Written

Books teach us, inform us, amuse us and provoke us. But some books plainly befuddle us. They invoke mysteries that hint of something ancient, …

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Honest E-Mail-Sign-Off Quotations for the Uninspired

"When life gives you lemons, quickly take them all home, because lemons have gotten really expensive due to global warming and inflation."<p>"If you love someone, let him out of the basement once you're sure that you can trust him not to tell anyone what you have down there."<p>"Life is like the ocean. …

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12 Foods People Eat at the Beach—But Shouldn't!

Now that the sun is out, the temperatures are rising, and the days are longer, it's no surprise that everyone wants to hit the beach ASAP. And while …

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual …

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12 Quotes that Will Bring Peace When You Deal with Difficult People

Are there people who constantly discourage you, tell you that you’re not good enough, and generally make you feel terrible about yourself?These are …

23 Tumblr Posts That Sum Up Having Both Depression And Anxiety

"If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my irregular cycles of crippling anxiety and depression."