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Dr. Laurie Santos, the professor behind Yale's insanely popular "Psychology and the Good Life" course, talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want. If college is supposed to be carefree,
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Ask yourself these five invaluable questions. Some years ago, my consulting company facilitated a retreat for senior-level executives from a well-known corporation experiencing some internal conflict.
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There’s been a lot of discussion about what kinds of mental activities are actually capable of changing the brain. Some promises of bolstered IQ and enhanced brain function via specially-designed “brain
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