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'Pronoia' and other emotions you never knew you had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say they can now pinpoint with precision where these feelings are located within our heads. In 2013, for instance, a team of psychologists published a study …

University of London

7 behaviors to give up if you want to be happier

Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life to be a happier person. Think of it as decluttering your house, except instead of your house, it's your entire life.<p>To help you kick off the elimination …

Self-help

10 Things You Need To Know Before Starting A Blog

<i>Image credit: Caio Resende/StockSnap.</i><p>So you want to start a blog?<p>Nowadays anyone can create a blog in a few simple steps. Blogging is an incredible marketing tool and can even become a great source of income. However, if you would like to build a successful and profitable blog, you need to set …

Profit

The talent trap: why try, try and trying again isn’t the key to success

The idea of “grit” speaks to our deepest wishes: we all want to believe in our own limitless potential, and that of our children.<p>Angela Lee Duckworth …

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas<p>The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge …

The Brain

Scans show possible link between brain development and antisocial behaviour

‘Striking’ structural differences seen in study which compared brain scans of young men with antisocial behavioural problems with their healthy peers<p>Brain scans have highlighted “striking” differences between the brains of young men with antisocial behavioural problems and those of their …

The Brain

How to train yourself to be mentally tough

They include entrepreneurs, commission-based sales, stock traders, executives, professional athletes, entertainers, doctors, nurses, cops, firefighters and spec-ops warriors, to name a few.<p>In these high-stress arenas, mental toughness is what separates the lifetime achievers from the early burnouts.<p>…

Serena Williams

I spent a weekend with dozens of top psychologists, and one thing I heard gave me an entirely new outlook on stress

In general, if I'm thinking, I'm worrying. And so I grab eagerly onto any advice for calming down: Breathe deeply. Meditate. Put things in perspective.<p>I'm trying!<p>But perhaps the best solution to my anxiety that I've yet to come across wasn't intended to be a "solution" at all.<p>Instead, it was a …

Happiness

7 Reasons You Should Redesign Your Small Business Website in WordPress

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your website serves as the digital storefront for your business. If it doesn’t look appealing, load quickly or even have a mobile version, customers are going to keep walking. Many small business owners rely on their website to bring in a …

Small Business

You’re More Likely to Exercise if You Have a Sense of Purpose

As several recent studies have confirmed, as many as 95% of people don’t meet the amount of exercise the government recommends. Some research …

Exercise