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10 Things People With Passion Do Differently | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’m sure you’ve seen them.<p>You can spot them right away by the spring in their step, the enthusiasm they exude, and the joy that’s written all over …

Motivation

7 Books That Changed My Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The man who doesn’t read books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them” – <b>Mark Twain</b><p><b>Intro</b><p>Hey! What’s up?<p>My name is Simon! I used to be a …

Parents should read aloud to infants every day, pediatricians say

It's hard to keep up with so many statistics about modern parenting, but here's one that floored me when I heard it a few years ago: By 4, children living in poverty hear 30 million fewer words than children in higher income households, according to researchers.<p>Thirty million!<p>That is horrendous, …

How Do I Really Live a Good Life?

This is the question that I have have most asked myself down the years. What is life, and what makes for a good life? My way of thinking is that I …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Will the Real Introverts Please Stand Up?

Quick quiz: Which of the following are signs of introversion?<p>Highly sensitive<br>• Deep thinker<br>• Reflective<br>• Introspective<br>• Negative emotions<br>• Socially anxious<br>• Defensive<br>• Vulnerable<br>• Always prefers solitude over social interaction<p>Answer: <i>Not a single one.</i><p>Introversion is one of the most misunderstood dimensions of …

5 Keys to Unlock Your Inner Happy

<i>When will I be happy?</i><p>Knowing my answer wont be what my client wants to hear, I answer, <i>Happiness is a choice</i>. Yet sometimes the act of choosing happiness makes us feel like we are faking it. So although "choose happiness" is still my "go to" answer, here are some other keys to being happy.<p><b>Live in</b> …

Sugar is Killing Us. Here's Everything You Need to Know.

Sugar-related illnesses are skyrocketing (diabetes, heart disease, and dementia, among them). Yet Americans are shoveling in more sweet stuff than ever. We know it's bad. We just can't stop. Science shows it's not simply a matter of self-control: Sugar, it turns out, might be as addictive as hard …