Mike Donnelly

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Why Introverts Might Be the Best Negotiators in the Room

You don't need to be confrontational and combative to be a good negotiator.<p><i>In negotiations, how do I deal with my inherent dislike of direct disagreement or conflict? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

How Emotional Intelligence Can Boost Your Career and Save Your Life

Mastering the powerful skill of emotional intelligence can transform your personal and professional lives.<p>There is a time in the life of every predicament where it is ripe for resolution. Emotions provide the cue to act when a problem is big enough to see, yet still small enough to solve. By …

7 Scientific Ways to Become Smarter

You can vastly improve your brain's performance by making a few minor changes in your daily routine.<p>A while back, I posted a column describing five scientific ways to become smarter. Since then, I've been reading more about neuroscience, hoping to find additional easy techniques to improve brain …

How it Feels When the Person You Love Has Depression

I'd never dated anyone who hadn't been on antidepressants, or spent time in a psychiatrist's office. That dark, brooding, introspective type: it draws me in.<p>I used to joke that only men with depression were attracted to me. It was the only experience I'd had, every long-term boyfriend and even the …

New 'Time Slice' Theory Suggests You're Not as Conscious as You Think You Are

Our conscious perception of the world feels like a continuous and uninterrupted flow, but a new study suggests that it’s actually more like the …

You Lose Consciousness Every Minute of Every Day Suggests New Study

The world surrounding you right now appears to be fully realized, perceived by you in a continuous stream of information. But a new study suggests …

How The Brain Produces Consciousness in Time Slices

<b>EPFL scientists propose a new way of understanding of how the brain processes unconscious information into our consciousness. According to the model,</b> …

Consciousness

How to Free Yourself From Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives -- so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about achieving success. Yet when we set our minds to do something seemingly simple -- losing weight, giving up a bad habit, acting nicer to people, and so on -- …

Consciousness

5 Powerful Exercises You Can Do Today to Become a Happier Person

Increase your long-term happiness with these simple, short-term actions.<p>Happiness. Such a simple word. Such an important word. Happiness matters for everyone, even if what it means varies from person to person. Despite the differences in what defines happiness for each person, there is consistency …

How does your brain pick one word from 50,000 in 0.6 seconds?

<b>The average English-speaker has about 50,000 words in their mind. But how do they find the right one in 600 milliseconds?</b><p>A Bangor University expert believes the constant battle for prominence between words like "cat" and "dog" could help to explain.<p>Dr Gary Oppenheim, of the university's Language …

Neurophilosophy

Emotional Intelligence Can Be Used for Good or Evil (and That's Exactly Why You Need It)

Is using emotional intelligence ethical? The surprising answer: It depends.<p>"The power to do good is also the power to do harm."<p>--Milton Friedman<p>If you follow my column, you know I'm a fan of developing emotional intelligence. Put simply, emotional intelligence (EI) is a person's ability to …

Scientists Zapped Mouse Brains with Lasers to Bring Back Lost Memories

New study could lead to treatments for Alzheimer's<p>We all know the disorienting feeling of realizing we've lost a memory—forgetting your best friend's birthday party from ten years ago, or the road trip you took to Florida as a kid. New research suggests that these memories aren't really gone for …

10 Signs It's More Than Just Stress

How to tell if your issues are deeper than everyday angst.<p>Nobody's perfect. And the stressors we all face on a regular basis can bring out the worst in pretty much everyone. But some people's emotional turmoil runs a bit deeper than your average, everyday angst.<p>The National Alliance on Mental …

How to Not (Even Accidentally) Be a D**k When Your Person Has Anxiety

It's so easy to make someone's anxiety worse. But so, so possible to make it better, and not just in the short term, either. Every time you truly support someone who's having anxiety to feel safe you're helping them feel better in the long term, too.<p>First I'm going to show you the steps. Then I'm …

Communicate

People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

Can't argue with science: A person isn't responsible for having a mental illness.<p>People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are "all in a person's head" have yet another reason to stop believing the myth: According to a new study in the journal Current Biology, those …

Mental Health

The Surprising, Deeper Reason Introverts Avoid Small Talk

<b>It ALL makes sense now.</b><p>I’m definitely an introvert. It’s not that I constantly sit by myself in a corner and never talk to people. I can be social, …

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

5 types of emotional intelligence all great leaders have mastered

The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational awareness can be a powerful tool for leading a team.<p>The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like In An Introvert’s Head

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Dear Extroverts,<p>We love your energy and excitement. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood. We wish you could visualize what’s going on inside our brains—you might be surprised! Here are six illustrations of what it’s like to be in our …

Hypnagogia, The State Between Sleep And Wakefulness, Is Key To Creativity

We all experience the borderlands between sleep and wakefulness. Here's how to make the most of it.<p>We're all familiar with the two basic states of consciousness: sleep and wakefulness. But what about what happens <i>in between</i> those states?<p>In the borderlands between wakefulness and rest is a strange …

Sleep

A Stanford psychologist says these 6 things are the keys to happiness and success

But that notion is completely wrong, according to psychologist Emma Seppala, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.<p>As Seppala explains in her new book "The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your …

Happiness

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Self-improvement

Natural Happiness: The Truth About Exercise and Depression

We all <i>want</i> to be happy.<p>But is there anything you can actually do to feel happier more often? Or at the very least... can you limit the likelihood that you'll feel sad and depressed?<p>There isn't a single perfect answer, of course, but research is starting to reveal the incredible connection between …

How To Easily Rewire Your Brain For Success With One Simple Action

You know how it goes…you intend to take an action to create an end result that you <i>know</i> would benefit you personally or in business, but you didn’t …

10 qualities of people with high emotional intelligence

According to Psychology Today, "Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others." This usually involves:<p>Emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others;<br>• The ability to harness emotions …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Personality Traits That Are Perfect for Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are certain people, such as Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, that seem to have been brought to this world for one thing: to build game-changing enterprises by challenging the status quo. There's no question that they, and those extreme few …

Entrepreneurship