Jack Shainsky

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OCD: Cognitive behavioral therapy improves brain connectivity

Researchers have used brain scans to measure changes in the cerebral activity of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder after undergoing a type of …

The Brain

What I Hear When You Tell Me Your Company Doesn’t Do Meetings

I know what you <i>want</i> me to hear.<p>You want me to hear that you’re modern and amazing. You want me to hear that you respect the maker schedule. That you …

How to Ruin the Swish Pattern: “Let me count the ways”

<b>The disastrous state of NLP training</b><b>Steve Andreas—with even more valuable input from Connirae than usual</b><b></b> <b>Introduction</b>I’ve spent the last 35 years of …

Making Quick Work of Lasting Change

© 2017 Psychotherapy Networker magazine, March/April<i>Steve Andreas</i>Imagine that your car is smoking, shaking, and making ugly noises. When you take it …

Psychology

The no-excuses culture

Getting ready for our next semester’s class, I asked my teaching assistant why I hadn’t seen the posters for our new class around campus. Hearing the litany of excuses that followed –“It was raining.” (The posters go inside the building.) “We still have time.” (We had agreed they were to go up a …

Columbia University

Don’t Let Your Thinking Sabotage Your Goals

Many people say that they want to lose weight, but actually doing it is an agonizing process, as you forego tasty treats for bland but healthier …

Here's How a Simple 38-Minute Morning Routine Will Transform Your Whole Day

A happy and positive brain is a productive brain.<p>So much positive psychology research is coming out to help us tap into an unending stream of happiness, creativity, and productivity--both at home and work--that only a fool would ignore its benefits.<p>For example, there's the fascinating research on …

Happiness

Emotions are Cognitive, Not Innate, Researchers Conclude

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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 …

Stuck? We've Got 50 Secrets Motivated People Use to Get Things Done.

Put yourself in the right frame of mind to achieve your goals.<p>13 min read<p>You have your plan, you know what you want to accomplish, but after awhile, the novelty of your goal can start to wear off, and it becomes more of a struggle to get started every day.<p>We’ve all been there and we want to …

Motivation

How to Gamify Your Life to Quickly Accomplish Big Goals

Is your life a video game, filled with challenging quests and new adventures?<p>Or has your life become somewhat stale?<p>As most people get older, they …

The Sally Anne task: a psychological experiment for a post-truth era?

We may be entering the ‘alternative facts’ era – but psychologists have been studying how we develop an understanding of false beliefs for decades<p>For decades, developmental psychologists have been fascinated with the question of how children develop theory of mind – in other words, how we come to …

How To Improve Your Luck: 3 Science-Based Secrets To Becoming A Lucky Person

<i>You probably know someone that is ALWAYS lucky. That friend who randomly meets interesting people, who stumbled upon an amazing apartment, and who</i> …

Personality

Kick Start Your Productivity When All You Want To Do is Resist!

You don't need to struggle to act on what you want anymore, follow these 3 tips and kick start your productivity when all you want to do is …

The Eisenhower Method For Taking Action (How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks)

<i>“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” — </i>Dwight D. Eisenhower<p>Most people spend a lot of their time managing …

The Backwards Brain Bicycle - Smarter Every Day 133

YouTube

Can an app change human behavior? This behavioral economics professor is banking on it

Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is <i>not on</i> our side.<p>Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) . Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it …

Stop Using Your To-Do List To Double Your Productivity

What if everything you've been taught about time management has been wrong?<p>You were told to keep a task list for your "to-dos" and your calendar for phone calls and appointments. Meetings at work, doctor's appointments, kids' dance recitals and soccer games.<p>But what if you used your calendar to …

10 Productivity Resolutions To Simplify Your Workday All Year Long

Put your brain on autopilot, make lists at the end of the day, and other simple tips and tricks can help you have a more productive 2017.<p>Most New Year’s resolutions don’t survive long enough to see February. There are myriad reasons why our January 1 ambitions disappear, and many abandon ship as …

Productivity

Why Your Problems Are Your Greatest Motivators

Use your pain points at work to your advantage<p>Have you ever grabbed a hot pan? The feedback of the burn is intense and immediate. You're in excruciating pain and you'll do just about anything in that moment to solve the problem. You might have found yourself slathering butter all over your hand …

Motivation

There’s a very deep reason why you can’t kick that bad habit

Chances are, you’re still doing whatever bad habit you tried to quit for last new year’s resolution. The months and years go by and, perhaps your job or relationships change, but your routines and behavior likely stay overwhelmingly the same. That’s because the vast majority of our actions aren’t …

Self Control

Getting Started

2<p>Call landlord<br>• Plan vacation<br>• Task List Item<br>• Task List Item<br>• Dinner with FM next month<br>• Take in laundry<br>• The dress is blue and black<br>• The gym is closed …

What's Your Productivity Style? How 4 Personalities Can Get More Done

If you’re struggling to get more done in a day, it might be because you’re thinking of productivity as a one-size-fits-all endeavor, says Carson …

Framing what happens in your sessions for maximum impact

<b>Note: my old email address andreas@qwest.net no longer works. To email me, please use my new address sandreas44 [at] gmail.com.</b><b></b> A variety of studies …