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10 Cognitive Distortions that are Stressing You Out and Sapping Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The sculpture, Parable with a Skull, by Jaroslav Róna features a giant skull resting atop a person’s back weighed down on their hands and knees, and …

Stop Judging Everyone So Much (Especially Yourself!)

The layers upon layers of judgments we hail at people all day. At ourselves. Morning and night.<p><i>I can’t believe you would do that.</i><p><i>I would never do</i> …

How To Transform Anger Into Creativity

Anger is a good thing…when we know how to be the master, and not the servant, of this powerful energy.<p>How can we be in mastery of our anger so that …

Releasing Resentment: Who You’re Really Angry With and Why

<b>“Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” ~Malachy McCourt</b><p>“Can I kiss you?” he asked.<p>I didn’t particularly want to …

10 Ways to Sharpen Your Brain

Geniuses aren't made—they're built. Follow these tips to remember everything, think faster, and keep your dome healthy as you age<p>Your brain isn’t just for thinking. Throw a football, turn the steering wheel, kiss your girlfriend—your mind controls everything you do, explains David S. Liebeskind, …

Tapping therapy: curing physical and mental problems

Beverley Turner tries out 'tapping', a technique designed to cure physical and mental problems by tapping on the body's invisible energy pathways.<p>Singer Michael Ball was seen doing it on a daytime TV chat show. He learnt it from the late singer, Stephen Gately, who used it to calm his own …

Anchoring Effect: How The Mind is Biased by First Impressions

The anchoring effect illuminates how we negotiate, predict our emotions, agree a price and much more…<p>To illustrate the anchoring effect, let’s say I …

The Peaceful Mind: 5 Step Guide to Feeling Relaxed Fast - PsyBlog

• Next article in this series: 6 Easy Steps to Falling Asleep Fast<p>• Previous article:<p>How to fight a psychological scourge of the modern world.<p>We …

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why People Remain Incompetent

• Previous article:<p>The Dunning-Kruger effect is the finding that the poorest performers are the least aware of their own incompetence.<p>“One of the …

10 Counter-Intuitive Ways The Mind Works - PsyBlog