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The Writers Panel #298: John Green

John Green, the author of <i>The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns</i>, and more discusses discovering young adult fiction, the invention …

10 TIPS ON HOW TO LIFT UP YOUR MOOD (OR HOW TO BE HAPPIER?)

Everyone can have a moment of feeling down. Sometimes negative thoughts try to attack our mind with great power. During these moments, try not to …

One of the most controversial ideas in psychology just got a boost

Priming studies have suggested that hearing about old people makes you walk more slowly, and that holding a cup of hot coffee makes you feel "warmer" toward other people. Another: Describing a typical professor makes you perform better on knowledge tasks.<p>Most of these studies have failed …

Psychology

What your handwriting says about your personality

Today, it's used for a variety of purposes, from criminal investigations to understanding your health. Some employers even use handwriting analysis to screen potential employees for compatibility.<p>We talked to master graphologist Kathi McKnight what the seemingly insignificant details in your …

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

1. Use a 'decoy' option to get people to buy your product<p>In his TED Talk, behavioural economist Dan Ariely explains the "decoy effect" using an old</i> …

8 Ways To Get People To Like You Immediately

Since it only takes seconds for someone to decide if they like you, and research shows that first impressions are very difficult to change, the pressure that comes with meeting new people is justifiably intense.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, …

Emotional Intelligence

3 Ways to Speak Up Without Starting a Fight

The importance of expressing your feelings in an intimate relationship shouldn't be underestimated. Being honest about how you feel allows for …

How to Give an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation

View your presentation from your audience's perspective instead of your own.<p>Emotions play an active role in almost all of our decision making. That's one reason why emotional intelligence, the ability to identify, understand, and manage those emotions, is such an invaluable skill. (It's also the …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Useful Psychology Tricks to Think More Positively

Ever heard of reframing? It's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Try it.<p>Do you ever hear that voice inside your head tell you things like:<p>"I screwed up again. I'm worthless."<br>"I can't do this. I was never able to do it. It's not going to work now."<br>"I am nothing compared to those …

10 Things Mentally Strong People Won't Do

Life has a way of testing your mental strength (also known as emotional intelligence) when you least expect it. The true sign of mental strength doesn’t lie in what you do; it’s what you don’t and absolutely <i>won’t</i> do. The greater the challenge, the more difficult it is to respond with mental …

7 Body Language Tips Everybody Should Know

<i>This article originally appeared on Motto.</i><p>Many professionals often underestimate the importance of nonverbal communication. Most people plan what …

‘Ghost snake’ discovered in Madagascar

Researchers discovered a new snake species in Madagascar and named it “ghost snake” for its pale grey coloration and elusiveness. They found the …

Psychologists Reveal The 4 Main Elements That Determine Your Personality

<b>You have a unique and special personality that belongs only to you, but you might be surprised to learn that there are only 4 main elements that</b> …

The Simple Mind Trick That Instantly Makes You More Persuasive

Mastering the art of persuasion is as simple as beginning with "You're right."<p>Even as neuroscientists continue to unearth new discoveries about the human brain, some of the most effective brain hacks have been around for years. Take Blaise Pascal, for example, born in 1623. The 17th-century French …

9 Brutal Truths About Emotional Intelligence Everyone Needs to Hear

What's your emotional intelligence quotient?<p>Ever since Daniel Goleman's international best-seller <i>Emotional Intelligence</i> was released in 1995, interest in this quality has risen dramatically. Many psychologists and other experts claim that higher emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ) leads …

Emotional Intelligence

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 …