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7 Things That Are Making Your Depression Worse

Nobody chooses to have depression. But that doesn't mean you have zero control over this serious and sometimes debilitating health disorder that affects some 350 million people. Just as you can help to improve the condition—with exercise, cognitive therapy, medication, addressing any underlying …

How To Turn Negative Life Experiences Into Positive Life Lessons

You're reading How To Turn Negative Life Experiences Into Positive Life Lessons, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Numb

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We’ve all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.<p>How do …

7 Steps to Overcoming the Overactive Mind

Our over active mind seems as if it is our normal state-of-being. It isn't. It is learned, re-enforced, and rewarded from early age onward. It's a mental habit. We cannot imagine getting through daily life and work without ceaseless mind talk - without creating lists and crossing things off, …

9 Signs That You're An Ambivert

I’m sure you’ve been asked many times whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it’s an easy choice, but for most of us, it’s difficult to choose one way or the other.<p>It’s hard to choose because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy reflects a tired and outdated view of personality. …

Psychology

Bilingual baby brains show increased activity in executive function regions

Babies raised in bilingual households show brain activity associated with executive functioning as early as 11 months of age, new research …

University of Washington

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Proving that science and religion can, in fact, overlap, University of British Columbia researcher Evan Thompson has confirmed the Buddhist teaching …

Consciousness

New Smart Chip Can Wirelessly Transmit Brain Signals

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a smart chip that can be paired with neural implants for efficient wireless transmission …

On saying "no": creativity, self-care, privilege, and knowing your limits

Austin "Steal Like an Artist" Kleon has posted a fantastic meditation on the idea that "creative people say no" -- the idea that you have to say no …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational

The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn't …

Critical Thinking

This Social Media Behaviour Points To Personality Issues

Study connects this social media behaviour with narcissism and psychopathic personality traits.***<b>~ THE EBOOKS ~</b>• <b>Escape from low mood or depression</b> …

Behavior

Two Dozen 15,000-Year-Old Words We Still Use Today

A new study identifies the 23 words you need to know in case you accidentally set your time machine to 13,000 BC.<p>Language is flexible, fluid, and ever-changing–something we’re reminded every year when Merriam Webster adds words like “Bootylicious” to the dictionary. But that evolution isn’t just a …

7 Morning Rituals to Empower your day & Change your Life

Most of your reality is not a given. It is shaped by your expectations, beliefs and thoughts you have formed about it. A big chunk of these beliefs …

Happiness

How to Rewire Your Brain for Success | Inc.com

The most recent edition of <i>The New Yorker</i> magazine contains an article about neuroscientists who study the way the brain retrieves memories. What they've found out is probably the most important breakthrough of all time in the field of success training.<p>How the Brain Remembers<p>Most people think about …

The Brain

5 Morning Habits to Change Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Celebrate your body and mind by treating them right first thing in the a.m.! Follow these five morning habits and watch yourself transform before …

Living with less - the key to happiness

Living with less – the key to happiness<p>Look around your home – you're probably surrounded by things you've worked hard to own – that 50” flat screen …

Minimalism

A Chinese Startup Made This Gorgeous iPhone Clone That's Thinner Than Any Phone In The World

The Oppo R5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world.<p>It's more than two millimeters slimmer than the iPhone 6, and it's so skinny it can't even fit a standard headphone jack.<p>The phone, which was unveiled at the end of October, is only available in a few select countries at the moment. It will …

Science says you should leave work at 2 p.m. and go for a walk

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The MOOC on Learning How to Learn — Class Central

8 minute read written by Charlie Chung . Published on July 12, 2014<p>Someone once made the comment that if MOOCs were around 100 years ago, we would …

Embracing The Unknown

When I was sixteen years old I came up with a plan. I decided, after watching a black and white video of Pavlov and his dogs, that I wanted to be a …

Plan for Failure: Being Consistent Is Not the Same as Being Perfect

You probably realize that consistency is important for making progress, doing better work, getting in shape, and achieving some level of success in …

A Moving Letter from a Mom to an Insurance Company

<i>Dear Positively Positive tribe, you know how every once in a while I like to share what people have sent in to me personally? This is one such</i> …

What To Do When Someone Doesn’t Respect Your Time

Have you ever had someone cancel or postpone a meeting with you at least three times in row? If you think it’s bad luck, or you feel indignant …

Self-help

These People Live Longer Than Anyone. Here Are 9 Things They Do

The people of Okinawa, an island southwest of Japan's main landmass, are known for their longevity. Having studied the habits of particularly …

Plant-Based Diet

8 Habits That Rob You Of Happiness

Humans are largely habitual creatures, and, unfortunately, this hard-wired ability can be used for good or ill. While we may earnestly avow that …

Happiness