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The Backfire Effect: The Psychology of Why We Have a Hard Time Changing Our Minds

<i>“Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind,”</i> I wrote in reflecting on the 7 most important things I learned in 7 years of <i>Brain Pickings</i>. It’s a conundrum most of us grapple with — on the one hand, the awareness that personal growth means transcending our smaller selves as we …

Arts + Culture – Views & Research – The Conversation

Music<p>Brian Eno's Music for Airports, released 40 years ago, marked the formal beginnings of ambient music. It is still provoking composers and …

Mary Magdalene

Involving a "community council" in moderation

We’re thinking about creating something of a community council - a group of users who help moderate the site and encourage quality discussion. They’d …

Writing

6 Things You Need To Do To Overcome Fear

“Why would you be realistic? Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity” – Will Smith<p>The truth is, there are a lot of unhappy …

The Science of Smell: How the Most Direct of Our Senses Works

<i>“Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze over the dunes,”</i> Anna Quindlen advised in her indispensable <i>Short Guide to a Happy Life</i>. Susan Sontag listed “linen” and “the smell of newly mown grass” among her favorite things. <i>“A man may have lived all of his life</i> …

Forgiveness Is Hard, But Necessary

At 23, I thought I understood forgiveness. In its most simplistic form; someone says “I’m sorry” after doing something wrong. You accept the apology …

50 Ways To Be A Woman

<b>1.</b> Practice good personal grooming habits. If you are going to have colored hair, keep your roots covered. If you are going to have fake nails, keep …

Autism at school: seven questions for parents

Many children with autism find aspects of everyday life difficult, and school is no exception. School is a complex environment at the best of times, …

Autism

The Differences Between Lust, Like, Love, & Obsess

It’s easy to confuse what emotion we’re feeling, but sometimes it helps to see them side by side and evaluated. Sometimes we’re none of these, …

How You Know Someone Cares

Someone who cares will ask you how your day is. They want to know what you’re doing; they want to know if something significant has happened in your …

Rachel Canning, N.J. Teen Who Sued Parents, Says She's Heading to College with a Scholarship

The New Jersey teen who sued her parents for financial support is heading to college with a scholarship, a local news site reports.<p>Canning, 18, …

15 Tips For Mastering Happiness

Unfortunate personal experience has taught me that the world inherently contains bad things. Life sucks, but I have a surprise – it goes on! It’s all …

Why I Decided To Create My Own Religion

Growing up in Malaysia, I was exposed to numerous traditions, cultures and religions at a young age. I celebrated all kinds of public holidays — …

Fear Is Your Sweet Companion

Fear is a universal experience, and it touches us in many ways -- physically, emotionally and spiritually. For some of us, it creates blockages and patterns that take years to overcome. Fear has been the muse of writers, poets, philosophers, musicians, humanitarians and healers, all of them …

Meditation

5 Ways to Cultivate Enlightenment

Barbara-Lynn Freed, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>1. The Benefits of Personal Responsibility<p>Accepting responsibility for your life can be profoundly …

4 Steps to Process Your Emotions So They Don't Zap Your Energy

<b>“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert</b><p>I felt zapped. Depleted. Drained. Out of …

How Finding Your Purpose Protects Your Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains

What is your purpose in life? Your passion. Your bliss. Your calling … Whatever you call it, we’re all searching for it to some extent. Mastin Kipp’s …

The Cure for Your Distraction Syndrome

I absolutely adore the Internet, but there’s no doubt it has made us more distracted than ever.<p>I can see this in myself, and in watching everyone …

Time Management

Scientific Proof Thoughts & Intentions Create Physical Reality and How Advertisers Exploit This

Gregg Prescott, M.S., <i>In5D Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Any reputable scientific experiment should be replicable under similar conditions. When Dr. Masaru Emoto …

The 7 Main Elements of Happiness and How To Use Them All | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You know, I think happiness has become a complicated game thanks to the self-help world. As much there are people, books, guides, articles, blogs and …

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The One Ingredient Necessary For Accepting Yourself

Recently I was surfing an online forum, and I came across something that almost made me cry. Somebody had dug up an old, old post of mine and replied …

This Weekly Habit Will Push You To Peak Performance

In the sports world, athletes create rituals and regulate how they live in order to increase their performance. Business people tend to make to-do lists and set goals — but not much else. I think that's a lost opportunity. Entrepreneurs are no different than athletes: For both groups, peak …

Entrepreneurship

The Letter Daughters Should Send Their Mothers

By Sam Lee,<p>Dear Mom,<p>Mothers are always seen as the strong ones, the ones who protect their daughters from all danger and heartbreaks.<p><i>“Don’t date that</i> …

Radio Tecnico: How The Zetas Cartel Took Over Mexico With Walkie-Talkies

Inside the communications infrastructure of the ultraviolent syndicate<p>On September 16, 2008, Carl Pike, the deputy head of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Special Operations Division, watched live video feeds from a command center outside Washington, D.C., as federal agents fanned out across …

Mexico

The Hating Book: An Illustrated Vintage Parable About What Every Friendship Needs

In 1961, young Maurice Sendak illustrated <i>Let’s Be Enemies</i> — a charming lesson in friendship via reverse psychology by writer Janice May Urdy, published by Harper’s children’s division. Eight years later, the same publisher, overseen by Sendak’s remarkable editor and patron-saint Ursula Nordstrom, …

100 Ways To Be Flawless

1. Own up to your mistakes. Because God knows we all make them, and you should not expect another person to take responsibility for yours.<p>2. Forgive …

5 Things You Need To Do For Your Relationship To Last

Although I am young, I am engaged to be married, and I have been in a monogamous relationship since I was 18 years old. Many people turn their noses …

The Advice You Want Vs. The Advice You Need

I am supposed to tell you it’s not your fault.<p>I’m supposed to tell you radical feminists, or the government, or your ex girlfriend, or your parents …

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