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Our Chronic Thoughts

Thoughts are extremely powerful. In fact, our thoughts create our reality as we experience it. Much like a captain navigating the sea, our thoughts …

19 Ways to Organize Your Home in 5 Minutes or Less

Organize your space in no time at all with these mini projects.<p><b>Donate unused mugs.</b> Unless you're a true mug aficionado, you probably have more than you need. Separate your favorites and donate the rest.<p><b>Sort your Tupperware.</b> Double-check that there's a lid for every container, get rid of loners, and …

9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Organizing

Don't let these common misconceptions derail your decluttering efforts. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>Having trouble staying organized at home? We hate to break it to you, but it might be you (not your stuff) that's the problem. We asked professional …

Beauty and Fashion Organizing Tips for April

April is here and it’s finally time to kick your Spring beauty and fashion routine into high gear. It seems like in the blink of an eye we go from …

Personal Organizing

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Creativity

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

In Pursuit of Happiness? Be Grateful

In the field of positive psychology, gratitude is strongly associated with greater, overall happiness. Gratitude boasts many benefits -- including better relationships, better physical health, increased happiness and better coping skills. People who experience gratitude, it seems, experience more …

Happiness

Mozart on Creativity and the Ideation Process

“It is quite natural that people who really have something particular about them should be different from each other on the outside as well as on the inside.”<p>In 1945, French mathematician <b>Jacques Hadamard</b> set out to explore how mathematicians invent ideas in what would become <b>The Mathematician’s</b> …

A Cyber Architect 3D-Printed the Brain's Response to Love

53 stories of love become 3D-printed mandalas of emotion in 'LOVE PROJECT.'<p><i>This article was originally published on March 16, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</i><p>Fifty three true tales of love were translated into 3D-printed mandalas in <i>LOVE PROJECT - EXPERIMENT 2</i> , a live, interactive performance from …

Carol Dweck: A Summary of The Two Mindsets

<b>Carol Dweck</b> studies human motivation. She spends her days diving into why people succeed (or don't) and what's within our control to foster …

The Science of Smiling: A Guide to The World’s Most Powerful Gesture

Why did the Mona Lisa become one of the most famous paintings of all time? That’s a question an incredible amount of people have asked themselves in …

Why learn a foreign language: all the benefits of being Bilingual

What’s more, salary bonuses vary depending on the exact language in which you’re proficient. Here’s a quick breakdown of a few different secondary languages and their annual bonuses as reported by <i>The Economist</i>:<p>Spanish – 1.5 percent bonus<br>• French – 2.3 percent bonus<br>• German – 3.8 percent bonus<p>While you …

Language Learning

10 Smart Study Tactics That Support How The Brain Actually Works

Here’s the problem with what I’m about to tell you: these tactics may may be news to you, but in psychology circles most of them have been around for …

Pedagogy

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Don't let tension take over your life<p>A little stress can be a good thing, but it’s important to keep it under control. These strategies will help you retain your Zen.<p>1. Bounce Back<p>Some people are naturally resilient, but it’s also a learned skill. Stress inoculation gradually exposes people to …

Psychology

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

Buddhaimonia. Seeing as TED 2015: Truth and Dare started today, and people all around the world are waiting to see what ground breaking TED talks …

TED Talks

Overcoming the Failure Mindset

When you hear the word, failure, what thoughts come to mind? Is it the end of the world, or the beginning of learning? Do you see doom and gloom or …

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Brain Region Monitors for Better Strategies

New research shows how the brain can shift attention to a new strategy when it perceives a better way of doing something.<p>Researchers at Princeton …

The 7 Secrets of a Happy Brain

<b>I like my student's brain on happy and so will you.</b><p>Positive experiences change the brain by making happy connections between the thinking brain and …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

How to Avoid Procrastination

I’m not a former procrastinator. I’m not a recovering procrastinator. I’m deep in the unsatisfying slump of routine laziness and ineffective boredom. …

The Shortcut To Bonding With A Romantic Partner On A Deeper Level

From Sam Gosling’s book, Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You:<p>Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is …

An Unbelievably Simple Way to Clear Your Clutter

As an expat living abroad, I receive countless queries from people wondering how I did what I did: Just pick up and move to another country. People constantly ask what I did with all my stuff back home. Did I put things in storage? Did I keep a home in the U.S. and rent it out while I was gone?<p>The …

Minimalism

22 Things To Start Doing Now That Will Improve The Rest Of Your Life

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a 23-year-old student asked: "What can people start doing now that will help them a lot in five years?" Hundreds of answers poured in, and this one by Quora contributor Andy Giroux was one of our favorites. You can contribute your own answers to this</i> …