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The Secret To Insane Productivity? Will Power

<i>Omer Perchik is the founder of Any.do, a suite of life management apps for helping the modern individual get things done at work, in life, and with family. He’s also a productivity expert exploring the new behaviors of productive people through personal technologies. You can find him on twitter</i> …

Why Are People Seeing Different Colors In That Damn Dress?

Is it an optical illusion? Rods and cones? Monitor settings? We found a few neuroscientists to weigh in, and, unsurprisingly, they pointed to the brain.<p>You can take our poll here. So far, about three-quarters of respondents see white and gold.<p>But why are people seeing such wildly different colors? …

The Brain

Why You Should Rotate Your Greens

<b>The shining stars of green smoothies are the leafy greens</b>— chock full of phytonutrients, protein, vitamins, antioxidants…the list goes on and on. Yet …

Nutrition

OK, don't read this article about passive-aggressive behaviour. Honestly, it's fine

Many people encounter passive aggressive-behaviour on a regular basis. Many people even use it, perhaps unknowingly. How can something seemingly self-contradicting become so common? And why is it so jarring, even when compared to straightforward ‘normal’ aggression?<p>It was Valentine’s Day recently, …

Psychology

Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction

Visionaries throughout history reported that intrusive ideas helped them create and caused them anguish. Here’s why<p>The obsessive thoughts of OCD are different to those that tend to dominate other types of mental anguish. Recurring and distressing thoughts are not always an obsession – at least not …

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

421<p>105<p>2<p>Shares 528<p>Sometimes when I write posts for the blog, I write so fast that my mind can barely keep up with my fingers. (Hence the occasional …

Dessert

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Applied psychology: How a waiter sizes you up at restaurants

In college, I got the privilege to study human behavior through dozens of different lenses: Human-computer interaction, group dynamics, trauma and …

Customer Service

Beyond Happiness: The Upside of Feeling Down

No one questions the value of feeling good. In fact, it seems that for the past 20 years, everyone in America has been on a relentless quest for a …

When to Sell with Facts and Figures, and When to Appeal to Emotions

When should salespeople sell with facts and figures, and when should we try to speak to the buyer’s emotional subconscious, instead? When do you talk to Mr. Intuitive, and when to Mr. Rational?<p>I’d argue that too often, selling to Mr. Rational leads to analysis paralysis, especially for complex …

Secrets of the teenage brain

Why are teenagers such moody, lazy, selfish nightmares? We gave readers the chance to ask Frances E Jensen, author of a new book on the adolescent mind, how to deal with these hormonal time bombs<p>Several years ago Frances E Jensen’s 16-year-old son wrote off a car. A few years earlier, her other son …

Parenting

Hacking the Tripping Mind: A Fantastic Voyage Through Inner Space

Pay attention. What if you could focus and control your consciousness when under the influence of psychedelics? Cognitive roller-coasters may be upon …

Hiking Trail

How much can you tell about someone’s personality just by their appearance?

A lot:<p>Despite the crucial role of physical appearance in forming first impressions, little research has examined the accuracy of personality …

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here’s what you need …

Psychology

How To Be Motivated: 4 New Insights From Research

Sometimes there is not enough coffee in universe to get you going. How to be motivated is something we all struggle with at some time or another. Or, …

16 Ideas for Raising Your Consciousness

Luke Glowacki<i>, Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Some days feel quite ordinary. Other days become lifelong memories because they are truly extraordinary. What …

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

Here's why writing things out by hand makes you smarter

Handwriting is slow.<p>Weirdly, that's precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning.<p>Take it from research psychologists Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles, who did a fascinating study investigating just how terrible …

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

5 Secrets to Clicking With People

How can you make a good first impression?<p>First impressions matter even more than you think. They’re the most important part of any job interview. And …

35 Ultimate Psychology Facts

35 Ultimate Psychology Facts<p>Amazing Psychology facts which you don’t even find in google search.<p>1.When it comes to placebo, studies have found that a …

Decoding Creativity – It's In the Genes!

What do Beethoven and the violinist who plays in the subway for a few dollars of tips share? What’s common between Vincent Van Gogh and the …

Punishing Kids for Lying Only Makes Them Lie More

Do you punish your children when they’re caught in a lie? That’s what many parents do, but a new study from researchers at McGill University suggests …

Natural Remedy for Addictions, Cravings and Smoking

• As your body is Addicted to Nicotine, once you quit you’re probably going to have cravings.<br>• Smoking or Chewing tobacco is both a physical addiction …

8 Mistakes Our Brains Subconsciously Make Every Day

I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously make <i>all the time</i>. Obviously, none of them are huge, life-threatening mistakes, but they are really surprising and avoiding them could help us to make more rational, sensible decisions.<p>Being aware of the mistakes we …