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The 30 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Men

When you walk into a crowded gym and every single bench and machine is taken by a bigger, stronger guy—or, worse yet, by that guy doing curls in the …

Workouts

Are You Self-Esteemed? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever thought about your worthiness and capabilities? Do you have any opinions of yourself which are making you less motivated for finishing …

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …

Why You Can't Stop Checking Your Facebook Profile

0<p>SHARES<p>How often do you check out your Facebook profile? If considering that question makes you blush—or raises the uncomfortable notion that you’re …

Why paying attention is anything but elementary

It’s surprising how much of the world we see and yet do not take in. Who better to teach us why we miss so much and what to do about it than Sherlock Holmes?<p>“The true art of memory is the art of attention,” wrote Samuel Johnson. Wise words, indeed, but what exactly is this art? Do we really know …

Mindfulness

88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss

With another terrific week in the world of photography passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low in all corners …

When Life Feels Crazy: Questions for Cracking Up and Breaking Through

<b>“Every really new idea looks crazy at first.” ~Abraham H. Maslow</b><p>Once, when I was in a painting workshop, I hit a wall of resistance, totally stumped …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Psychology - Basic Principles, Concepts, and More

Psychology is a source of fascination for many people, and for good reason. By learning more about the basics of the human mind and behavior, people …

5 Types of Psychology Degrees

Are you thinking about earning a psychology degree? There are several different degree options to choose from at the undergraduate and graduate …

10 Ways Psychology Can Help You Live a Better Life

How can psychology apply to your everyday life? Do you think that psychology is just for students, academics, and therapists? Then think again. …

How to Get Motivated to Exercise When You're Off Track

Getting motivated to exercise is always easy when you're planning it for the future. That early morning workout at the gym on Monday is just what you …

The Psychology of Visual Attraction

You already know that you like the way certain people, buildings or artworks look, but have you ever considered what draws your attraction to them?

Screw you! The psychology of anger and aggression

You can't have missed the latest Twitter debacle. Some deeply unpleasant individuals got very angry at women pursuing pro-female agendas publicly. People then got very angry at these individuals who were sending threats and at Twitter in general for not doing more to stop it. Some people then got …

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, …

3 Insights From The Frontiers Of Positive Psychology

<i>By Elise Proulx, Greater Good Science Center</i><p>Fifteen years after emerging as a major scientific movement, it’s clear that positive psychology -- the study of what brings happiness and meaning in life -- is not just a fad. The field is reaching new levels of breadth and depth: Having established its …

The Psychology of Attraction: How To Flirt With Science

by sammcnerney on August 9, 2011<p>Source: http://whywereason.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/the-psychology-of-attraction-how-to-flirt-with-science/<p>v<p>A lot has been written on the science of attraction lately. So I thought I would pick a few of my favorites studies and create a brief guide. Since all of …

10 Quick Facts About Social Psychology

Social psychology is a fascinating topic that has yielded a great deal of research on how people behave in groups. In many cases, the results of …

Real Monsters, Psychological Conditions Illustrated as Monsters

Illustrator Toby Allen has created “Real Monsters,” a series of illustrations depicting psychological conditions as monsters.<p>The artwork is not at …

Engineering Psychology Job Overview

Engineering psychology is an applied subfield that focuses on improving and adapting technology, equipment, and work environments to enhance human …

Emotions and Types of Emotional Responses

Emotions seem to rule our daily lives. We make decisions based on whether we are happy, angry, sad, bored, or frustrated. We choose activities and …

What Is Memory and How Does It Work?

Have you ever wondered how you manage to remember information for a test? The ability to create new memories, store them for periods of time, and …

How to Study for Your Psychology Classes

Studying for your psychology courses can be a lot different than studying for some of your other college classes such as math and history. While you …

iOS vs. Android: The psychology that fuels the phone wars (video)

It's a battle that threatens to rend the Internet asunder with its forum-fraying ferocity: iOS vs. Android.<p>But why do we get so worked up over our operating systems? The latest episode of CNET's Adventures in Tech delves deep inside the human brain, to explain how something as simple as a …

Child Psychology, Explained: What Makes Kids Tick?

Child psychology is one of the many branches of psychology and one of the most frequently studied specialty areas. This particular branch focuses on …

4 Steps to Release Self-Doubt

Use this advice to shut down "imposter syndrome" and reclaim your confidence<p><i>"Hasn't anybody else noticed that I don't belong here?"</i> Impostor syndrome, or feeling like a fraud at work, at home, or anywhere else in your life, will probably affect you at some point. A lack of trust in one's abilities …

5 Simple Steps To Immediate Happiness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Everything you do in life, everything you try to achieve, all the actions you take, all the dreams you pursue… you do, because you think it will make …

7 Powerful Truths That Can Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.”<br>– Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort<p>How you live is determined by your …

Motivation

The Soul-Freeing Art of Exploration | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I have news for you: nobody that has ever changed the world knew exactly how they would do it when they started.<p>I hope this provides you some sort of …

Motivation