Jana Moreno

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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Positive Intelligence

Artwork: Yue Minjun, Laughing Painter, 2003, oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm<p>In July 2010 Burt’s Bees, a personal-care products company, was undergoing enormous change as it began a global expansion into 19 new countries. In this kind of high-pressure situation, many leaders pester their deputies with …

10 Ways That Being More Positive Improves Your Career (and Your Life)

As a trained marriage and family therapist and career coach, I’ve researched for over eight years what makes some people highly successful interpersonally and in business, and others doomed to fail.<p>I’ve observed this: Being more positive in your behaviors and language makes room for far greater …

How Happiness Directly Impacts Your Success

<b>Part of a new series on The Happiness – Success Connection</b><p>One of the things I love most about my work is that my fascinating, knowledgeable clients teach me things I’m excited to learn. Recently a client shared with me the riveting TED Talk by the world’s leading positive psychology expert and …

Does Success Lead to Happiness?

It’s an age-old assumption: Success, whether in school, work or relationships, causes happiness. Many of us strive for success, putting long hours …

Happy People Succeed

One of the big changes in psychology over the course of my career has been the increase in research on positive psychology. When I was a graduate …

Psychology

Here’s Why Science Can’t Make Up Its Mind

Hundreds of scientists from around the world redid 100 psychology studies. Fewer than half reproduced the original results.<p>Red wine is good for you. Or bad for you. Or good for you. And coffee drinkers have a better shot at surviving cancer. And men prefer women wearing red. And millennials are …

Why a Mediterranean diet is good for your brain

A wealth of new research suggests foods rich with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can slow memory loss<p>Dina Fine Maron<p>August 30, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Whenever the fictional character Popeye the Sailor Man managed to down a can of spinach, …

Holistic Medicine

New model of cognitive flexibility gives insight into autism spectrum disorder

Cognitive flexibility is the ability to shift our thoughts and adapt our behavior to the changing environment. In other words, it’s one’s ability to …

How 'Quantum Cognition' Can Explain Humans' Irrational Behaviors

An emerging theory takes principles from quantum physics and applies them to psychology.<p>The theory of quantum mechanics earned its stripes by making accurate predictions concerning the behavior of atoms and the tiny particles that make them up. No one quite understands what quantum mechanics <i>means</i>, …

Quantum Mechanics

How the brain's wiring leads to cognitive control

How does the brain determine which direction to let its thoughts fly? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive control of thought, researchers at …

Concentrate: How to Tame a Wandering Mind

This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge black chair with jointed metal arms that stand between me and the door. I feel faintly ridiculous wearing a tight …

The Brain

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

What neuroscience and psychology can teach us about shareable content

What makes you stop scrolling through an article, open up a social media app and hit the share button?<p>Is it logic, emotion, or something else?<p>We don't shill.Check out TNW's Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>Turns out, there’s more to social sharing than just measuring metrics: Psychology.<p>The strange nature of …

Infographics

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

Success

Can your ‘brain fingerprint’ reveal how smart you are?

You’re special. You’ve harbored such thoughts ever since becoming self-aware. It’s an internal inkling that your mind is unlike the ones sitting next …

The Brain