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Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Here's What Introverts Find so Annoying About What Extroverts Think

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from yourself.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning …

Psychology

These 6 things will *actually* make you happy, according to science

What’s the one thing you’re pining for in your life that would make you happier if only it would happen? A new job? Romance? More Instagram …

The Best Way to Raise Your Erotic IQ | Men's Health

sther Perel wants to improve your sex life. So listen to her.<p>Her lucid insights fill two books (her classic, <i>Mating in Captivity</i>, and her hot new one, <i>The State of Affairs</i>, out Oct. 10), mesmerizing TED Talks, and a voyeuristic new podcast (Where Should We Begin?) featuring her real couples-therapy …

Difference Between A Mature Relationship And An Immature Relationship

Mature couples don't “fall in love,” they step into it. Love isn't something you fall for; it's something you rise for.<p>Falling denotes lowering …

Relationships

Study finds Humans Have 27 Emotions

You're not the only one who feels all the feels.<p>Scientists used to think people had six basic emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear, and disgust. But if that seems like an oversimplification to you, the authors of a new study in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

The reason you're so tired after work has hardly anything to do with your actual job

Why are we always exhausted at the end of a workday? Why do we come home wiped out, with barely enough energy to make dinner before collapsing for the night?<p>Normally, when we think about being tired, we think of physical reasons: lack of sleep, intense exercise, or long days of physical labor.<p>And …

Psychology

10 Things Happy People Don't Do When Life Becomes Difficult | Inc.com

Challenging life events and difficult circumstances happen to everyone. No matter who you are or where you grew up, there will be multiple times in your life when every task feels like a struggle to complete. It's like you're swimming against the current and no matter how fast you swim, you can't …

Self-help

10 Brain Discoveries You Should Know

Listed below are 10 discoveries about your brain that hold out to you the possibility of turning a brain wired for stress into a brain wired for the Good Life, which is a life of being well and doing well on the way to flourishing. Actualizing this change is simpler than you might imagine, and …

Millennials Who Move Up and Those Who Move On

Let me start with some definitions: By "up," I'm talking about increasing responsibilities and earning power -- either within the same organization or at a different organization. By "on," I mean some millennials become continual job vagabonds looking for a good fit somewhere "out there."<p>To be in …

Customer Service

The Powerful Predictor Behind Successful Relationships

When does a broken relationship start to go wrong?<p>Whatever you’re thinking — an awkward conversation with your boss, the white lie you told about …

Self-help

Why 'The System' Is Rigged And The U.S. Electorate Is Angry

Citizens are angry. “The body politic is burning up,” we learn from a recent NBC/Esquire survey. “And the anger that courses through our headlines and news feeds… about what they are doing to us—shows no sign of abating.” Insurgent presidential campaigns are making unexpected inroads in challenging …

Economics

4 Truly Enlightening Ideas From Self-Help Books

Self-improvement

5 cognitive biases that are killing your decisions

<i>This post originally appeared on Crew blog.</i><p>It’s hard to accept that what holds us back from reaching our potential is all in our head.<p>While it may be a bit of a cliche, we really are our own worst enemies.<p>Maintaining a growth mindset isn’t a matter of walking up a staircase one small step at a …

How America built its empire: The real history of American foreign policy that the media won’t tell you

Perry Anderson sits down with Salon to discuss the Cold War, Hiroshima, American exceptionalism, Iran and more<p>The other day I wrote Perry Anderson, the subject of the following interview, to ask what he thought of the foreign policy debates, such as they are, among our presidential aspirants. …

Geopolitics

Big Thinkers On Mental Health

Big Thinkers On Mental Health 6 Things You Need To Get Right About Depression<p>Depression is very common, affecting 1 in 5 people – if not you, then a …

Son of 49ers former CEO killed in Southern California boating accident

A man who died in a boating collision off Santa Catalina Island in Southern California early Sunday morning was identified by family members as the son of a former CEO of the 49ers.<p>Michael Harris, son of Peter Harris, was killed when a dinghy he was riding in with four other people ran into another …

The Number One Relationship Problem, According to Therapists

<b>What couples fight about behind closed doors -- and how to address it.</b><p><i>By Casey Lewis</i>, SELF<p><i>(Illustration: Donald Robertson)</i><p>Studies have shown that sex and money are two of the leading causes for divorce, but statistics don't always tell the whole story. We reached out to a handful of top …

Relationships

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Happiness

21 ways rich people think differently than the average person

That's what Napoleon Hill preached in his bestselling 1937 book "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his intensive study of more than 500 self-made millionaires.<p>Self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has interviewed 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people during the past three decades, …

Self-improvement

Get Out of Your Own Light: Aldous Huxley on Who We Are, the Trap of Language, and the Necessity of Mind-Body Education

“In all the activities of life, from the simplest physical activities to the highest intellectual and spiritual activities, our whole effort must be to get out of our own light.”<p><b>Aldous Huxley</b> endures as one of the most visionary and unusual minds of the twentieth century — a man of strong …

7 Things You Gain When You Let Go of Control

<i>When you try to control too much, you enjoy too little. Sometimes you just need to let go, relax, take a deep breath and love what is.</i><p>This morning I …

Happiness

What Experts Will Never Tell You About Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

In my last infographic, I illustrated how your job fits into your personality. Over 150,000 people have seen the post. This just shows how people are …

How I Finally Made Peace With My Anxiety Disorder

I sank into the faded green couch and prepared to tell another stranger about a part of myself I'd been trying to get rid of since I was a child; to describe what it feels like on those rare occasions when my brain tells me to run from everything; when even the most mundane daily tasks -- driving …

Acquainted

The Fantasy Bond: A substitute for a truly loving relationship

Most people have fears of intimacy and are self-protective and at the same time are terrified of being alone. Their solution to their emotional …

Psychology

4 horrible ways capitalism is slowly destroying us

Profit motives offer little incentive to feed the hungry, treat the sick or provide any kind of retirement security<p>The process is gradual, insidious, lethal. It starts with financial stress in various forms, and then, according to growing evidence, leads to health problems and shorter …

Income Inequality

Pornography, Dating and Intimacy

When I started my dating life the topic of pornography would come up rarely. As time went on and my friends and I experienced more serious, "long term" relationships, that changed. The topic of pornography started entering conversations about self-image, intimacy, expectations, aggression and even …