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10 Key Psychological Concepts Many People Just Don’t Get

Here’s an interesting thing about psychology: For the most part, everyone, regardless of their educational background, feels like an expert in the …

Psychology

Science Knows the 2-Step Process for Breaking the Bad Habits Holding You Back

Bad habits are terribly persistent, until you learn where the weak links are.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bad habits can be like weeds in the garden, you get rid of them for a while, but they come right back. In order to successfully break a bad habit, you need to …

Social Media

The neuroscience argument against “living in the present”

There are plenty of advice columns, self-help books, and loosely spiritual twenty-somethings devoted to extolling the virtues of living in the present. The advice is intended as an antidote to life spent scrolling absentmindedly through twitter or planning next weekend, while failing to appreciate …

Mindfulness

How to Use Alexa on Your iPhone

Look out, Siri: You no longer need an Echo, Echo Dot, or a Tap to use Amazon's voice assistant, as it's now available on iOS devices. But before you …

Consumer Tech

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

In a recent interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates argued that serious thinkers and writers should get off Twitter.<p>It wasn’t a critique of the 140-character medium or even the quality of the social media discourse in the age of fake news.<p>It was a call to get beyond …

Meditation

The Most Powerful Personality Trait You May Never Have Heard Of

The flashier personality traits—narcissism, neuroticism and extraversion—get a lot of attention in the popular literature. But there’s a quieter trait that may be even more powerful: <i>Intellectual humility</i>, which, as the name suggests, refers to our capacity to be humble about our own intellect, to …

Psychology

A preference for casual sex increases risk of harassment

Adolescents who sexually harass others have had casual sex more often than those who do not harass others. They also fantasize more about casual sex …

I know they’ve seen my message – so why haven't they replied?

‘Read receipts’ are emblematic of all that’s wrong with communication in the digital age – but there are ways you can navigate the minefield<p><b>What are ‘read receipts’ and how can I stop them destroying my life?</b><p>Ah, the tyranny of read receipts – enough to put you off digital communication for …

Apps

The Tech Gear We’re Testing Right Now

Welcome to the latest installment of <b>Staff Picks</b>. Each week, we’ll tell you about the tech we’re currently testing — everything from cameras to …

What To Do When Your Need To Please Is Ruining Your Life

<b>“We are captives of our own identities, living in prisons of our own creation.” ~Theodore Bagwell</b><p>Have you ever thought you had to do what other …

Positive Thinking

The Scientific Technique That Will Double Your Learning Speed | Inc.com

You're busy. When can you possibly find the time to learn something new or brush up on your skills when there are a thousand other things on your to-do list?<p>Oprah and Bill Gates follow a five-hour rule, in which they dedicate at least five hours a week to deliberate learning. But how much can you …

Self-improvement

The ancient Greeks named six types of love that psychologists still refer to today

When we love a person, we feel emotional arousal in their presence. We will also have a set of thoughts (or cognitions) about that person, and our previous experiences can shape our ideas about what we expect in our relationships. For example, if you believe in love at first sight, then you are …

Relationships

5 Ways to Tell If Someone Is Untrustworthy | Inc.com

I'm going to ask you to trust me on this. It's a lesson I've learned the hard way, and it may be one of the most important ones I have to pass on.<p>It's been said that the only way to definitively tell if you can trust someone is to trust that person. While that may well be true, there are certainly …

Psychology

11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

These are the behaviors that you want to eliminate from your repertoire.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Habits Of People In The Happiest Relationships

<i>The HuffPost Lifestyle newsletter will make you happier and healthier, one email at a time. Sign up here.</i><p>Happy relationships don’t happen by accident. It takes two emotionally healthy, loving people who are committed to being the best partners they can be.<p>We recently asked relationship experts to …

Communication Skills

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this terrifying atlas of all the mental traps that plague our everyday thinking. (Click here for an …

Psychology

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

If you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might want to tack on some useless (though accurate) information from a tangentially related scientific field.<p>It turns out that when you tack on additional information from a respected field of …

Psychology

12 Outdoor DIY Projects To Start Building Now

Warmer weather is here, so there's no time to waste. Get started on these spring DIY projects and enjoy them all summer long.<p>Spring is the perfect time to prepare your home for the hot summer months and start all of those DIY projects you put off during the winter. Some of our favorite spring …

How to supercharge your brain

A NEUROLOGIST pushing the boundaries of science says simple thought and movement exercises can make your mind more powerful.

The Brain

3 research-backed secrets for increasing your confidence

There's an easy answer: Don't.<p>Yeah, it's a trick question.<p>But we've all been led to believe that self-confidence or self-esteem is the answer to everything.<p>It's not.<p>In fact, research shows it's the cause of a lot of problems.<p>We don't need more self-esteem.<p>We need more <i>self-compassion</i>.<p>Don't believe …

Self-help

You Can Upgrade a Macbook Faster Than You Can Boil an Egg

There’s one big drawback to Apple’s thin, svelte laptop: once you pull the trigger on a Macbook, you’re generally stuck with the specs for life. So …

11 daily habits keeping you from getting rich, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the lives of both rich people (defined as having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (defined as having an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less).<p>He …

Self-improvement

People with anxiety show fundamental differences in perception

People with anxiety fundamentally perceive the world differently, according to a study reported in the Cell Press journal <i>Current Biology</i> on March 3. …

A physics professor lays out a scientific explanation for why some people are successful and others aren't

This is an interesting question, which, as usual, means it's important, a bit vague, and difficult.<p>The answer surely depends heavily upon precisely what you mean by "intelligent" and "successful."<p>I'll take a somewhat different approach than some of the other replies and tell you about a study of …

Self-improvement

Usability is Key to Solving CRM Adoption

Workflow interruption is the primary hurdle for CRM adoption. Knock down the barriers between your users' workspace and the company's CRM

Salesforce Unveils First App

Eight months after launching the new Wave Analytics platform, and only a couple of weeks after announcing a massive expansion through various new …

These truisms proved false in 2015

Some truisms turned out to be false in 2015 — notably, <i>Brontosaurus</i> exists only in pop culture, the speed of light is always constant and fish are …

Dinosaurs

Robot lawyer can help you claim compensation without legal fees

Student entrepreneur who created donotpay.co.uk has launched automated lawyer to help people challenge unfair fines<p>A student entrepreneur who created a website to help others challenge fines and claim compensation has created a free robot lawyer who can make claims on behalf of consumers.<p>Last year …

10 Ways to Steer Clear of Partners Who Are Wrong For You

Many people who are in unhealthy relationships ask themselves "Why do I attract partners who are all wrong for me." Or, "How can I be sure to recognize destructive patterns in relationships and take steps to change them?"<p>Claire, a client who sought help with making better choices in romantic …

Relationships

Science says that this is a surprising side effect of having anxiety

Most of the time, anxiety is just there: A feeling of helplessness, worry, and nervousness that often makes it that much harder to function in our …