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A new brain study sheds light on why it can be so hard to change someone's political beliefs

Why we react to inconvenient truths as if they were personal insults.<p>Albert Einstein was one of the most important physicists of all time. His scientific predictions have withstood 100 years of scientific challenges. His thinking fundamentally changed the way we understand the universe. Yet people …

The Brain

Will Smith's Rules for Success.

Newsweek called him “the most powerful actor in Hollywood” and is the most bankable star worldwide according to Forbes. He’s worth over $250 million. …

Strength training for sprinting (strength training for sport)

<b>By Chris Beardsley, S&C Research columnist</b><p>Most athletes who sprint use some sort of lower body strength training to help them improve, in addition to …

Exercise

The Two Greatest Motivators for Students

I recently had lunch with my friend Lara Juras, who serves as Vice President of Human Resources for the Atlanta Braves. In our conversation, Lara …

Inner Strength: This Is The Research-Backed Way To Increase Grit

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?Turns out that …

Self-improvement

Science says parents of successful kids have these 13 things in common

1/<p>1. They make their kids do chores.<p>AngryJulieMonday/flickr<p>"If kids aren't doing the dishes, it means someone else is doing that for them," Julie …

Harvard Business School

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

Top 10

Tip: Stop Training Slow

Some lifters actually believe in lifting light weights as slow as possible to failure. They're small and weak. Here's why.<p>Slow lifting methods have …

The Bulgarian Method Explained

Most of what I am sharing here of the Bulgarian System is from my personal experience training with a few key people that shared with me their …

Health

Beyond The 10,000 Hour Rule: Experts Disagree About The Value Of Practice

by Kevin Hartnett, 27 March 2016 In recent years, it’s become a matter of conventional wisdom that if you want to get good at something, you have to …

Psychology

Exercise Addiction: Signs, Symptoms & Side Effects

Exercise addiction is probably the most contradictory of all addictions. Many compulsive exercisers have behaviors similar to drug addicts, including …

What Bosses Gain by Being Vulnerable

One morning in Bangalore, South India, Archana Patchirajan, founder of a technology startup, called her entire staff in for a meeting. When they were all seated, she announced that she had to let them go because the startup had run out of funds. She could no longer pay them. Shockingly, her staff …

How to Make Sure Your Kids Have 'Grit,' Backed by Research

What makes kids persist? What gives them the “grit” to keep working hard in school, to get good grades and ultimately be successful in life?<p>A big …

Self-improvement

What Cereal and Coffee Teach Us About Millennials

This topic may sound random—but stay with me. We’re about to discuss a trend that can inform us what Millennials and Generation Z value.Recently, an …

TV shows

What's Behind the Relentless Pursuit of Excellence?

For many athletes, passion is the driving force behind their relentless pursuit of excellence. Michael Gervais, PhD, sport psychologist and counselor to some of the world’s best athletes, puts it simply: “Sustained passion is a hallmark of mastery.” Many groundbreaking athletes (as well artists and …

Why getting physically stronger will help you live longer

Fitness trends come and go, but weight training in particular never seems to come into style. Part of the problem is that most people associate it …

Why Does a Player Not Make It?

<i>This article was written by Wofford College Associate Head Coach Dustin Kerns</i> We all read about how players succeed and the characteristics of what …

NBA Draft

What Can the Three Buckets of Knowledge Teach Us About History?

<i>Every statistician knows that a large, relevant sample size is their best friend. What are the three largest, most relevant sample sizes for</i> …

Fun-Da-Mental

Carol Dweck: When a Fixed Mindset is Better than a Growth Mindset

<i>“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work.”<br>— Chuck Close</i>***“So far, the best idea I’ve heard about building grit in …

Self-improvement

4 Common Mistakes in Energy System Training

When the rubber meets the road, fitness sport is an endeavor driven by endurance. Although strength and power are vitally important, both as …

Energy System

The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all.<p>You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists …

Psychology

Longer the Commute, the Less Satisfied with Life

A Canadian study has found that the more time you spend commuting to work, the less likely you are to be satisfied with life.<p>“We found that the …

Pumping Iron Can Help You Live Longer

A March 2014 study from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) shows that the more muscle mass you have as you get older, the less likely you …

Muscle

The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice

By Scott Barry Kaufman | May 27, 2013<p>Synopsis<p>What is greatness and how do people get there?<p>What is greatness and how do people get there? Is …

Psychology

Welcome to College Athletics: A Letter From Your Strength Coach

You did it. You spent the last four years busting your butt in your given sport. <b>You pushed your physical and mental boundaries and positioned</b> …

Kim Kardashian

Six Levels of Motivation in Students

I just met a junior from Miami University in Ohio. He was like so many others I meet: full of potential, but lacking clear ambition about a career. …

Teaching