Erin Danielle Cant

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Living the Single Life Is Actually Good for You, Says Psychology

There are a lot of upsides to living the single life. You don't have to adhere to someone else's Netflix requests, you can devote almost all of your …

Depression may be our brain's way of telling us to stop and solve a problem

At any given time, about 5% of Americans report symptoms of moderate or severe depression. Major depressive disorder is so common that at some point …

Emotions are generated by the conscious brain, not the subconscious

A new theory of emotion overturns established view of where feelings arise in the brain.<p>Emotions are created in the conscious part of the brain and …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

Remote Controls

A Unified Theory of Why Men Send Dick Pics

Whether sent by governor or quarterback, the dick pic has derailed a career or two. <i>Why</i> it might be a bad professional move to send a photo of your …

Psychology

Angry? Don't let it get to you and you'll make a bigger difference

Being outraged all the time won’t help you fight back<p>‘If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention,” goes an old slogan that made numerous appearances at recent protests against the presidency of the Bottomless Pit Of Need. I take the point, I suppose, but it’s always struck me as wrongheaded. …

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3 Signs Your Anxiety Could Be Clouding Your Judgment

As anyone who has ever suffered from an anxiety disorder knows, the illness is a constant, unwelcome companion. Many people are familiar with the …

Are parents the reason children are increasingly diagnosed with anxiety?

Why has debilitating anxiety become so common among the young? And why is it still so often overlooked? In June, a 15-year-old boy, who a few days …

Depression

Have Anxiety? A Therapist Recommends Picking Up This Hobby

Anxiety is an indiscriminate disorder, affecting some 40 million adults in the United States, or a whopping 18% of the population. What's worse, only …

A new study finds compelling evidence that those with ADHD have smaller brains

Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often believed to simply be difficult, and parents often feel they have failed their child in some way.<p>The largest brain-imaging study yet of people with ADHD may help to change some of that.<p>The research used brain images of 1,713 people …

The Brain

You're More in Control of Your Emotions Than You Think (Says New Brain Science)

Our brains are constantly running an internal simulation of all the possibilities of what might happen next.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of ELLE.</b><p>Over the past couple of decades, with little fanfare, psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett has built up one of the world's …

Key Brain Regions Found To Be Smaller in People With ADHD — NOVA Next | PBS

People with ADHD, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, have different brain structures than people without ADHD, according to an international …

The Brain

13 Signs That Someone Is About to Quit, According to Research

Despite a century of speculation by managers and scholars, we know very little about whether certain cues or signs exhibited by employees can predict …

Looking into the Mandela effect: Why many of us share memories of things that never happened

Tempting as it may to believe, the Mandela effect, as it is known, may not be proof of the existence of a multiverse.<p>Would you trust a memory that …

The Brain

5 exercises to train your brain for happiness and success

If you call yourself names, doubt your abilities, and second-guess your decisions, you'll harm your performance (and most likely you'll also be risking your physical and psychological health). But the good news is, you can change the way you think.<p>Here are five exercises that will train your brain …

Happiness

The Search for Your Core — The 5 Ways to Discover Who You Really Are

Recently, at the awards banquet for a leadership program I recently completed, I spoke with and received congratulations from members of my cohort …

How To Be Your Own Accountability Partner

Instead of waiting for someone else to help you reach your goals, ask yourself these questions to take matters into your own hands.<p>Procrastination, blame, and downright laziness. It’s easy to put off tasks and responsibilities, but if you want to be successful, you need accountability. A lot has …

Selling

5 Ways to Get out of a Rut and Get Your Groove Back

Most of us have “day jobs,” putting in hours and hours doing things that don’t matter so that one day we will hopefully do something that does. But …

Positive Thinking

The Success of Failing

You're reading The Success of Failing, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit …

Motivation

3 Questions That You Should Regularly Ask Yourself That Can Transform Your Life

Start with "Where am I"? and "Where do I want to be"?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Asking great questions regularly can drastically transform your life in many amazing ways. Doing this also encourages you to pause and think more deeply. What's more, asking the right …

Motivation

How To Harness The Transformative Power Of 2017: A Psychic Explains

It's January 2017, and everyone is planning this year's goals, agendas, and adventures. Ambitious, practical, goal-oriented Capricorn is running the …

A Psychic Explains How To Find Your Spiritual Guidance Squad

Every human has a unique team of folks in the Spirit world helping us navigate and make the most of our earthly journey. Sometimes these entities can …

Can't Get Yourself Out Of Bed? Here Are 5 Things You Can Still Do.

One of my favorite parts of every day is when I turn off my alarm, grab my dogs and cuddle with them in bed for as long as I can possibly get away …

A Zen Master Reveals a Powerful Mindfulness Strategy to Stop Negative Thought Cycles

If you’ve ever read wisdom from the likes of Buddha, Osho or Eckhart Tolle, then you’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “become an observer of your …

Five ways to cut stress in a 24/7 world

It's possible to reduce stress — even in the downsized, technology-laden, post-recession workforce.<p>Physician Francoise Adan, who heads integrative medicine at University Hospitals in Cleveland, suggests these five stress-reducing tips:<p>1. <b>Breathe.</b> Take a moment and breathe slowly. Start with one …

Mindfulness

Career Coach: Smart hobbies can boost career success

By Gary A. Cohen<p>Everyone would likely agree that it’s important to take up a hobby or two. They offer a wonderful opportunity to escape from the pressures of work and even those at home. What are you doing with that “me” time? Is it something that is providing you with additional benefits outside …