Sean Hanrahan

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17 Things Really Successful People Never Stop Doing (Ever)

Think about the most successful people you know. Here are 17 things I'll bet they're constantly doing.<p>Think of the most successful person you know. Maybe we’re talking about a work colleague or a mentor. Maybe this is someone you knew growing up or in school--and you can’t believe how much he or …

personaldevelopment

Being in Nature Changes the Brain

When is the last time you were out in Nature?<p>“How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain” by Gretchen Reynolds<p>“A walk in the park may soothe the mind …

The Brain

7 Cognitive Biases That Are Holding You Back

You may believe that your conscious self is in control of your life, but the scientific reality is very much the opposite. Conquer these biases to turn things around.<p>The brain is surprisingly resource intensive, making up about 2 percent of your body weight, but consuming 20 percent of your …

Critical Thinking

Protecting Wildlife, One Bite at a Time

When my children were little, I began teaching them the roar of a lion, the trumpet of an elephant and the playful call of a monkey. Wild animals captivate children, and like many parents, I found picture books and stories of animals to give them a better understanding of the world around them. As …

The false dichotomy of nature-nurture, with notes on feminism, transgenderism, and the construction of races

by Massimo PigliucciThis is my third essay on what has become an informal series on socially relevant false dichotomies (the first one was on …