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How to Make the Best Decisions (Once and for All)

For any one of the 70 decisions you make daily (especially the biggies), these 8 research-backed strategies take you way beyond the old pros-and-cons …

The Ultimate Secret to Fast Learning | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to pick up a new skill?<p>Don’t we all. And we also want it to happen fast, so fast.<p>And preferably without any effort as well.<p>Well, I do have one …

Surprising Things That Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

Scientists found that more of us would rather get an ego boost than have sex. These confidence-builders get you your fix when you need it—so you can …

When and How to Say "Enough!"

Shortly after World War II, executives at Japan's Toyota Motor Company made a decision from which, I believe, we all can benefit. They decided to …

How to Be a Great Public Speaker

Shift the way you think to guarantee an awesome performance<p>Pre-presentation butterflies might make you want to heave… but that might actually be a good thing, if you think about it the right way. Reframing stress as something positive can help boost your performance, according to a new study …

Research

Teachers: Staying Positive in Trying Times

The De-Evolution of Positivity<p>This woman spent years building up her own knowledge, pushing herself to learn more and more. She is brilliant in her …

One Big Thing That Will Save You From Regret | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you are in the final minute of this crazy game of life, right before the buzzer goes off what will flash through your mind?<p>Your life might seem …

10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’

The fields of psychology and education were revolutionized 30 years ago when the now world-renowned psychologist Howard Gardner published his 1983 book <i>Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences,”</i> which detailed a new model of human intelligence that went beyond the traditional view that …

6 Tips for Dealing with Difficult (Even Impossible) People

In case you're wondering how to play well with others, we have a few ideas.<p>I am Really Ticked Off. Do I <i>Have</i> to Be Forgiving?<p>What's a Respectful Way …

Self-help

6 Ways to Find Real Happiness

Happiness

Why You Must Uncover Your Innermost Thoughts | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We’ve all been there before. Time after time we try to change a habit or start a new one in our life, but all of our positive action disintegrates …

How to Live Life to the Fullest (28 Plans) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is made to be explored and it’s content, be reached to the utmost. Limits are no limits when you don’t recognize them. With a burning-desire to …

What Oprah Knows for Sure About the Gift of Gratitude

Gratitude. That's the gift I'm giving myself this year, and the gift you just might want to give yourself, too. Why? Because it can transform any …

7 Powerful Truths That Can Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.”<br>– Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort<p>How you live is determined by your …

Motivation

Dr. Phil: You Teach People How to Treat You

Everything we do in life has a payoff. You go to work to make money. You go swimming because you enjoy it, or it helps you stay healthy. The same is …

The Difference Between Success and Failure

Think “success” is the opposite of “failure”? Are you afraid to succeed, because failure is too hard to handle? If so, your fear of failure is likely …

Motivation

10 Ways Low Self-Confidence Shackles You

I know you.<p>You have dreams for your life.<p>You want to be amazing. You want to achieve something great. You want to wake up happy and enthusiastic …

How to Bounce Back When Life Gets You Down (And Become a Better Person in the Process) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Bad experiences are a part of life that we all have to deal with. No one is immune. We all have to deal with pain, disappointment and loss. We all …

The Secret to Creativity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>Editor’s Note: This post (by the original Editor in Chief, Jon Wesley) is being republished in the wake of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman – my</i> …

5 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

However satisfied you are with the quality of your life right now, you can always learn new ways to get even more value for your own benefit and to …

Pick the Right Color for Design or Decorating with This Color Psychology Chart

Colors, we've seen before, quickly convey emotions and affect people's moods. Whether you're choosing paint for a room or are designing a …

Logo Design: using the psychology of colour

47 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Need To Know About Yourself

Or maybe just 100 things that everyone should know about humans!<p>The order that I'll present these 100 things is going to be pretty random. So the fact that this first one is first doesn't mean that it's the most important ... just that it came to mind first.<p><i>Dr. Susan Weinschenk is the author of</i> …