Sheri Bagalia

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Three Simple Secrets For A Happy Life

I was at a friends place last week in Dallas.<p>She has a little note up on her wall I think from Serge King that says:<p>1. Bless the present<p>2. Trust yourself<p>3. Expect the best<p>How powerful are those three little statements?<p>Imagine if you lived life according to them!<p><b>BLESS THE PRESENT</b><p>Firstly, bless the …

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 …

The mind-blowing neuroscience of hacking your dreams

Moran Cerf, a pen-testing bank-robber turned horribly misunderstood neuroscientist (previously, previously) gets to do consensual, cutting-edge …

52 Concepts To Add To Your Cognitive Toolkit

Signalling/ countersignalling – the idea that an action conveys information to someone about the actor. Buying an expensive wedding ring conveys that …

The 5 Most Important Characteristics of Great Teams

Building a team that exceeds expectations every time is easy when you follow this formula. Don't leave your team results to chance!<p><b>"Talent wins games but teamwork wins championships." ~Michael Jordan.</b><p>In all aspects of our life, teamwork plays a vital role. Whether we're on a field or in the …

Michael Jordan

A psychologist says parents should do these 12 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they're scared of failing or disappointing others.<p>This can end up holding …

7 Facts About The Brain That Will Change The Way You See The World

There are hundreds of surprising, perspective-shifting insights about the nature of reality that come from neuroscience.<p>Every bizarre neurological syndrome, every visual illusion, and every clever psychological experiment reveals something entirely unexpected about our experience of the world that …

21 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …

Are You Your Friends’ Friend? Poor Perception of Friendship Ties Limits the Ability to Promote Behavioral Change

Abstract<p>Persuasion is at the core of norm creation, emergence of collective action, and solutions to ‘tragedy of the commons’ problems. In this …

The Type of Exercise That Most Benefits Memory, Reasoning and Mental Flexibility - PsyBlog

Study compared the mental effects of aerobic exercise, weight training and balance and co-ordination.<p>A new study of older people finds that there is …

The Neuroscience Behind Bad Decisions

Irrationality may be a consequence of the brain’s ravenous energy needs.<p>Humans often make bad decisions. If you like Snickers more than Milky Way, it …

7 TED Talks on how your brain constructs reality

Do we experience the world as it really is? Find out with these talks that explain why we see the world the way we do.

Learning to let go: Making better exit decisions

Psychological biases can make it difficult to get out of an ailing business.<p><b>When General Motors</b> launched Saturn, in 1985, the small-car division was …

Making a Tough Decision? Ask These Five Questions First.

When you're making a tough decision it's easy to let the wind take you for a ride. Try this instead.<p>Leading is mostly about making decisions. Sometimes you have the wind to your back and those decisions are easy, but in most cases the wind pushes against you, making decisions anything but easy.<p>The …

Leadership

3 Ways You Can Learn Faster

Learning is hard, but with a few tricks you can make the process much easier.<p>When you're young, learning is easy. You're open to new ideas, and get excited about challenging yourself. You also have more time, and everyone around you is encouraging you to take on new skills.<p>But something happens as …

Self-improvement

How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide

Conventional thinking has suggested that leadership positions go to those who aggressively plan their careers with a keen eye for building the right skills to reach top jobs. Others believe that leaders are born, not made. But according to research one of us (Julia) conducted for her book <i>Pivot</i> …

Management

Why Trusting Your 'Gut Feeling' Is Often the Best Strategy

There is no such thing as a purely logical decision. The brain uses a combination of logic and emotion when making decisions of any kind. That …

Self-improvement

A former Google exec on how to make tough decisions quickly

I’ve long believed that speed is the ultimate weapon in business. All else being equal, the fastest company in any market will win. Speed is a defining characteristic—if not <i>the</i> defining characteristic—of the leader in virtually every industry you look at.<p>In tech, speed is seen primarily as an asset …

Management

20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

How to Make the Right Decision in a Split Second Every Time

Does the responsibility to make the right decision under pressure often fall on you? Here are a few tips to help you make the right decisions.<p>As humans, we're constantly faced with decisions from the minute we wake up until we go to bed. In fact, studies performed by Sheena Iyengar at Columbia …

Self-improvement

How to Deal With a Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

Self-help

A Harvard psychologist reveals the quickest way to boost confidence when you're nervous

Her theory: Stand like Wonder Woman for two minutes before a big meeting or event, and your confidence will spike — as if by magic.<p>Four years later, the Harvard psychologist has released a book on the virtues of changing your posture to change your attitude.<p>It's called "Presence: Bringing Your …

Bullies, Borderline Bosses And Narcissists: How To Thrive

Last week I opened a big old can of worms by discussing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). To recap there are four primary types per Christine Lawson’s work:<p><b>1. The Waif:</b> This person is helpless, sad, lonely and feels like a victim. They are trying to get others to give them sympathy and …

Psychologists Say It's Really Possible To Change Our Personality

Be a prisoner of your personality no more! Find out how psychologists were able to help people change their personalities and how you could too.

Here's what 8 weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

What are the neural correlates of these effects? A new systematic review in <i>Brain and Cognition</i> has looked at all studies published prior to July this year that investigated brain changes associated with eight weeks of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.<p>The …

Fear is often used to control us—but we can also use it to make better decisions

When we have to make split-second decisions, fear is a constructive and potentially life-saving guide. Do I break quickly at the sight of a fast-approaching car? Do I run at the sound of footsteps behind me on this deserted street?<p>When applied to complex social issues, however, fear can mislead us. …

Psychology

5 Cute Ways to Make the First Move On Dating Apps

The advent of dating apps such as Bumble (where women are the ones to make the first move) is just one more step in a cultural shift away from traditional dating norms. Now that women have the power to make moves, it’s time to take full advantage of our favorite dating apps. Armed with tried and …

New Screen Time Recommendations for Babies, Kids, and Teens Released

Parenting is a heck of a lot more complicated than it used to be. For one, raising a child in a hyper-connected world raises a lot of questions about …