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The Very, Very Simple Math Behind Reading 200 Books A Year

"I want to say reading 200 books a year is an amazing thing. But the truth is, it’s not. Anybody can do it."<p>Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about …

Children Today Are Getting Surprising Results in This Decades-Old Psychological Test

Have you tried it on your kids?<p>You are in a room. There is a marshmallow in front of you. An adult says if you don't eat it, there'll be more. The …

There's only one way to truly understand another person's mind

It’s often said that we should put ourselves in another person’s shoes in order to better understand their point of view. But psychological research suggests this directive leaves something to be desired: When we imagine the inner lives of others, we don’t necessarily gain real insight into other …

Psychology

1 Soul-Searching Question You Need to Ask Yourself All Day Long. It Will Change Everything

A preoccupied entrepreneur doesn't always get the results they want. This question will help you get focused on what really matters.<p>Rushing from meeting to meeting, moving from task to task, entrepreneurs can easily get caught up in a whirlwind of distractions, thoughts, and emotions. This …

10 Influential Psychologists

The breadth and diversity of psychology can be seen by looking as some of its best-known thinkers. While each theorist may have been part of an …

Psychology

5 Apps to Improve Your Mindfulness And Your Fitness

You already know that spending time in the gym equals fitness gains, but what about doing the same for your brain? Elite athletes spend as much time …

9 Mindfulness Apps That Will Relax Your Brain

Oooooohhmmmmmm.<p>I know a thing or two about worrying. To quote my mom, “You came out of the womb biting your nails.” Love you, mom! She's exaggerating...a little.<p>Just like the 40 million of Americans who suffer from anxiety, stress, and the daily struggles of being human, it can be tough, but …

A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit

<i>Dr. Judson Brewer MD, PhD, is a thought leader in the “science of self-mastery,” and an associate professor of psychiatry and medicine at University</i> …

Mindfulness

My first Tantra Session had nothing to do with Sex.

I was browsing nipple pasties at an adult store for my upcoming birthday party.<p>As I examined the curious items, I noticed a book on Tantra. With …

Here’s How Psychologists Actually Analyze Your Dreams

Because it’s not as simple as a fish means this and a filing cabinet means that.<p>I dreamed recently that I was standing at the edge of a river with my three children (I don’t have any kids in real life), explaining to them that I’d spent my childhood there and loved it.<p>The dream, illogical as it …

When the Muslim poet who went on to write Pakistan’s national anthem wrote a nazm to Lord Krishna

‘Krishn Kanhaiya’ written by Hafeez Jalandhari in pre-Partition India is a testimony to the syncreticism in South Asia.<p>This year, Pakistan’s 70th …

The ABCs of Emotions

Have you ever felt so angry that every time you think back on it you’re angry again? Or experienced fear that never really went away? Stubborn …

Mindfulness

This 1 Phrase Will Help You Develop Self-Control, According to Science

Research shows it's not just what you say, but how you say it.<p>Our bad habits have an uncanny ability to get in the way of doing our best at work and in life.<p>But a new study has found a simple, yet effective weapon in the fight against our very worst vices.<p>Researchers writing in The Journal of …

Framing

To De-stress, Try Talking About Yourself in the Third Person

I began talking about myself in the third person earlier this year, when I was going through the initial stages of a divorce. While I’m certain many …

Is Your Office Making You Stupid? The indoor pollution epidemic

For most of us, thoughts of air pollution evoke images of billowing smoke stalks or a miasma of smog blanketing cityscapes. EPA research however, indicates that indoor air pollutants are generally 2-5 times greater than outdoor levels.<p>Why?<p>The dramatic increase in the cost of energy during the 1970s …

Energy Efficiency