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Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

Self-improvement

9 Things You Must Do for Your Brain

Very few of us have been taught how to keep our brains healthy.<p>We know too many sweets are bad for our weight. It's easy to remember too little sleep will affect our mood. Every child knows that a Band-Aid is the answer for a scrape or cut. But what about our brains? What are we supposed to do when …

Entheogenic Education: Psychedelics as Tools of Wonder and Awe

<i>Photo credit: ImaginaryFoundation.com</i><p>“Is it too much to hope that a system of education may some day be devised, which shall give results, in terms …

Why Novel Reading Reduces Anxiety (Guest Post)

<i>“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the</i> …