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The Adultery Arms Race

Technology has made cheating on your spouse, or catching a cheater, easier than ever. How digital tools are aiding the unfaithful and the untrusting—and may be mending some broken marriages.<p>Jay’s wife, Ann, was supposed to be out of town on business. It was a Tuesday evening in August 2013, and …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

University College London

Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.<p>For at least the last decade, the happiness craze has been building. In the last three months alone, over 1,000 books on happiness were …

9 Mind-Bending Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down

Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling. They’ve added up to a significant improvement in …

10 Feng Shui Tips To Create Beauty & Order In Your Home

Start a discussion about decluttering, and it usually generates hullabaloo. For some, clearing clutter has become religion; others simply prefer …

Lack of Sleep Harms Moral Awareness

Most people think they are ethical. But ethical transgressions happen frequently. Researchers ask the question of why this occurs and pursue scientific inquiries designed to provide answers. One line of inquiry focuses on moral awareness. My colleague Scott Reynolds, a prolific ethics researcher …

The quiet art of being a good listener

Scott Cook spends much of his time coaching and mentoring colleagues as well as overseeing product performance reviews at Intuit, the financial …

Leadership

15 Signs You Have A Friend You’ll Keep For The Rest Of Your Life

Many friends come and go in life, but if you’re lucky, you’ll have a good one that sticks around for the long haul. Your best friend is someone you …

Excessive gaming 'can cause involuntary actions'

New research reveals that playing for long periods can cause "automatic" impulses<p>Playing video games excessively can cause "automatic thoughts, impulses and behaviour", such as involuntary movement and verbal outbursts, new research has revealed.<p>Respondents to the study -- carried out by scientists …

Gaming

The best way to win an argument

How do you change someone’s mind if you think you are right and they are wrong? Psychology reveals the last thing to do is the tactic we usually resort to.<p>You are, I'm afraid to say, mistaken. The position you are taking makes no logical sense. Just listen up and I'll be more than happy to …

Psychology

Psychology: 'An Owner’s Manual for Your Own Mind'

An interview with Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness<p>Over the last decade, Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert has become a prominent voice in the public sphere. His 2006 book <i>Stumbling on Happiness</i>, translated in over 30 languages, became an international bestseller, triggering …

Perspectives in Modern Psychology

There are many different ways of thinking about human behavior. Psychologists utilize a variety of perspectives when studying how people think, feel, …

Psychology

How to Spot and Deal With Passive-Aggressive People

<i>"Behind the smile, a hidden knife!"</i><p><i>―</i> Ancient Chinese proverb describing passive-aggressive behavior<p><b>T</b>he NYU Medical Center defines a …

Self-help

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The Trouble With Mirror Neurons

In 1992, scientists at Italy’s University of Parma announced the genuinely exciting discovery that certain neurons in the premotor cortex of macaques …

Los Angeles

How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

Breaking the habit of being yourself requires – dare I say it? – discipline. Daily discipline. And once you embark on it, it’s the most wonderful …

The Positive Power of Failure

What comes to mind when you hear the word failure? You probably are thinking about the times when you have thought you were not good enough and that …

You're Not Bad; You're Crying Out for Help

<b>“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ~Steve Maraboli</b><p>My fourth grade teacher was named Mrs. King, and she was a …

Empathy

All Bullies Are Narcissists

Stories of bullying and hazing in the news break down to narcissism and insecurity.<p>Late in October, a complaint was filed against Aledo High School football coach Tim Buchanan for encouraging his players to “bully” their opponents. The nature of the alleged bullying? A win so decisive as to …

The Importance of Self-Awareness, and How to Become More Self Aware

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that's true in every aspect of life. Self-awareness and introspection have the ring of …

How To Celebrate People Who Piss You Off

We’ve all got 'em: that co-worker who regularly doles out backhanded compliments. That neighbor with the loud, weeknight parties. The family member …

8 Ways You're Wasting Your Emotional Energy

There are many obvious things that cause fatigue such as stress, a lousy diet, or a hormone imbalance, but there are also many subtle factors that …

3 Essential Elements for Long-Term Happiness

<b>“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.” ~Bessie Anderson Stanley</b><p>Love. Purpose. Selflessness. <b></b><p>That’s it. …

How to Stop Being an Angry Person

October 13, 2013<p><i>Are you an angry person?</i><p>Stop Being an Angry Person<p>Everyone gets angry now and then. Anger is a normal emotion that arises when you …

Are You Stuck in Self-Sabotaging Habits?

September 28, 2013<p>Escape from Self-Sabotaging Habits<p><b>By Dawn Allen</b><p>How well are you taking care of yourself? Do you take time for yourself, or are …

The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness

<i>“I think I’ve only spent about ten percent of my energies on writing,”</i> Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Katherine Anne Porter confessed in a 1963 interview. <i>“The other ninety percent went to keeping my head above water.”</i> While art may be a form of therapy for the rest of us, Porter’s is a sentiment far …

The Frightening Connection Between Lack Of Sleep And A Shrinking Brain

While all of our brains get smaller as we get older, a startling new study shows that the amount of sleep we get -- or the lack thereof -- could affect how fast they shrink, particularly in people over 60 years old.<p>“We found that sleep difficulties (for example, trouble falling asleep, waking up …

6 Ways to Manage and Thrive Through Transition and Change

Transitions. Back to school, new job, wedding, birth, relocation, unemployment, divorce, health crisis, death. Change is inevitable. How we deal with them either strengthens us or reduces our ability to have a happy, successful and healthy life.<p>Having loved ones experience six of the above in the …

Happiness

8 Things More Important Than Your Job

So there you are. You’re probably sitting at your desk right now reading this, waiting for the clock to reach 5pm.<p>You can’t wait to get into your …