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Narcissists Have More “Mental Toughness” Than Others, According To New Research, & May Be More Set Up For Success

If you've ever spent time around a narcissist, you know it. A true narcissist can be easy to spot, considering they're notorious for being …

Study: Religiosity Reduces Boredom, Inhibiting The Search For Meaning And Purpose

Religious individuals tend to feel less bored, which in turn makes them less inclined to search for meaning, study shows.<p>“What worries me about …

How social norms influence cultural behaviour, and why Hong Kong is less ‘tight’ than the UK | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

I’m British. Soon after moving to Switzerland, where I lived for six years, I threw a housewarming party and was taken aback when all 30 guests …

The Surprising Trick to Helping Anyone Change

Behavior change can be hard. Although there are lots of theories about what motivates people to create long-lasting change, new research shows the …

Psychology

People Don't Actually Know Themselves Very Well

Chances are, your coworkers are better at rating some parts of your personality than you are.<p>When Donald Trump tweeted that he was a “very stable genius,” he was accused of lacking self-awareness by journalists and comedians. But the truth is that no one has perfect self-awareness—you probably …

Psychology

Anxious People Focus on Negative Cues That Others Don't

It's an ingrained habit—but one you can teach yourself to break.<p>Let’s pretend for a moment you’re giving a presentation in a room full of very important people. You want their feedback—ideally, some sign of positive approval—because you know you’re being evaluated.<p>You look to a person in the front …

Psychologists explain why texting in relationships is so incredibly complicated

As she does for so many affairs of the heart, Lorde speaks for all of us when she sings about the intricacies of texting: "I overthink your punctuation use," she confesses on "The Louvre," maybe the best song on her new record. "Not my fault," she adds; it's just something her mind does.<p>In one …

50 Deep Questions to Ask Yourself for Deep Insights

Years ago when I had no idea who I was and what I wanted to do with my life, I decided to ask myself a few deep questions. I decided to sit down with …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. <b></b>Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Rude people secretly impress us, even if we don’t really like them

We don’t like rude people.<p>At least, that’s what we tell ourselves. The reality is, we allow them to be rude. On some level, we are impressed by their rudeness. So impressed, in fact, that sometimes we ask them to be president.<p>I’ve spent a year studying rudeness in all its many forms. I’ve looked at …

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Unravelling the Mysteries of Training Frequency for Hypertrophy

As discussed in my article on manipulating intensity, volume and frequency for muscle gain, training frequency is one of the most important variables …

27 surprising things that affect whether you get hired

• <b>There are many seemingly small details in a job interview that can affect your chances of landing the position.</b>• <b><br>Some are within your control, like</b> …

Want To Be More Creative? Not Being Social May Help

Not socializing with others may not be so bad after all, according to a new study.<p>Occasionally distancing yourself from peers is linked to a spark in …

9 Ways to Get People to Like You Without Saying a Word

Becoming more likable is easier than you think.<p>There’s lots of research on the traits and behaviors that make people likable — that have nothing to …

Lonely? Short of friends? Try looking at it differently

You never see your friends at home alone in their pyjamas, eating pickled onion Monster Munch while watching The X Factor and feeling sorry for themselves<p>Psychologists are regularly berated for spending their workdays reaching blindingly obvious conclusions about the world – an accusation that …

Self Esteem Mapped in the Human Brain

<i>Summary: UCL researchers use a new math equation to identify brain signals that explain why our self esteem rises, or lowers, when we find out what</i> …

Neuroscience

Here’s how people judge you based on your face

Scientists have identified countless ways that we judge people based on their looks, even when those judgments have no basis in reality.<p>"We form …

Being empathetic is good, but it can hurt your health

Your husband was just passed over for a promotion, and he's depressed. Your friend's breast cancer has returned. As a supportive spouse and friend, you feel their pain. Growing research suggests there's a cost to all that caring.<p>Empathy — the ability to tune into and share another person's emotion …

Empathy

This app could be the key to speaking a second language

The world is getting smaller thanks to technology, media, more convenient travel, and — let's be honest — Netflix. It's becoming more valuable than …

You Don't Even Have to Be Drinking to Gain Confidence From Beer

<i>Produced by October for OkCupid</i><p>The link between drinking beer and self confidence seems obvious. The false bravado borne of a buzz as you lean into a …

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Dating apps make men unhappy and provide a platform for racism

As the dating app Tinder turns five, new research shows men who regularly use the app have more body image concerns and lower self-esteem.<p>The …

A good night's sleep is the key to happiness, says study

<b>It's no secret that sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but getting a good night's shut-eye could also be the key to feeling contented.</b><p>…

Believing others have more friends could make you unhappy

When we move to a new environment - be it a new job, new school, or new neighborhood - we tend to think that our peers have more friends than we do. …

The Top 5 Skills Every College Student Needs To Acquire Before Graduation

Here's how to stack the deck to make sure an attractive job waits on the other end of four (or more) years of time and effort, not to mention tens of thousands of dollars of investment.<p>A college education is expensive, a huge investment of time and effort, and sometimes, not the right path. In …

Artificial Intelligence

Who Empathizes with Machiavellian or Narcissistic Leaders?

Have you ever worked with a leader who manipulates others to get their own way? Or is there someone in your team who is so completely self-obsessed that they disregard other’s opinions and contributions? Hostile personality characteristics such as these might help people climb the career ladder, …

Science Shows How Creativity Can Reduce Stress

When you're stressed out, try writing a song. It can improve your health.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Earlier this year, we grew anxious and distressed with how immigrants were being targeted with inflammatory rhetoric and discriminatory policies. But, instead of …

Creativity

I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr. James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected, I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."<p>I recently went on a date with a beautiful and smart girl who laughed at all my jokes and then never replied to my texts. I walked away from the date thinking <i>nailed it!</i> while I …

Touching Your Hand in a Certain Way Produces Specific Emotions, Study Says

For example, a short vertical movement between thumb and palm was linked to excitement.<p>​Findings from a recent University of Sussex study suggest human emotion can be relayed through the air, using ultrasound technology that simulates touch.<p>The study is the first to demonstrate there is consistent …

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

If you’re going to get any sort of science done, an experiment needs a control group: the unaffected, possibly placebo-ed population that didn’t take …

Mindfulness