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7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Happiness

If you, like me, are fascinated by the human quest to understand the underpinnings of happiness but break out in hives at the mere mention of self-help books, you’re in luck: I’ve sifted through my personal library, a decade’s worth of obsessive reading, to surface seven essential books on the art …

Why The Ones Who Have Bad Grades Are Often The Ones Who Are Most Successful

This is an ode to all students who have ever gotten B's, C's, D's (and sometimes even failed). It's a declaration to the kids who calculated the …

The Mysteries of ADD and High IQ

We recently published a study of 117 high IQ children and adolescents with ADD. (Note: In this article, the term ADD is used to refer to both ADD and …

IQ

11 Uncomfortable Facts About How IQ Affects Your Life

But psychology professors David Hambrick and Elizabeth Meinz recently wrote an Op-Ed for <i>The New York Times</i>, "Sorry Strivers, Talent Matters," where they cite a few scientific studies that point to innate talent — not practice — as what separates the good from the great.<p>This is a bummer for many of …

The Guys' Guide to Seeing Women, Not Objects

<b>Most of our research and nonprofit efforts focus on teaching girls and women to take their power back in the face of an objectifying culture that</b> …

Let's Be Mindful About Mindfulness

When I saw the recent <i>Time</i> magazine cover story, "The Mindful Revolution," it was déjà vu all over again. For one thing, <i>Time</i> alone has done at least two previous cover stories about the value of mental practices derived from Eastern spiritual disciplines.<p>In 1975, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi adorned the …

How to Stop Judging and Being Hard on Yourself

<b>“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha</b><p>For a long time I joked that if I had a time …

How to Socialize, Be Funny and Make Friends

Making friends can be easy if you have the right mindset. People generally like cheery, friendly, funny individuals, so bringing out those aspects of …

End the Drama: Stop Taking Things Personally And Needing to Be Right

<b>“Concern yourself not with what is right and what is wrong but with what is important.” ~Unknown</b><p>I remember quite distinctly the point where my …

How to Respond to Negative People Without Being Negative

<b>“Don't let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” ~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama</b><p>A former coworker seemed to talk non-stop and loudly, …

The Psychopath’s Relationship Cycle: Idealize, Devalue and Discard

article<p>https://psychopathyawareness.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/the-psychopaths-relationship-cycle-idealize-devalue-and-discard/<p>Because they suffer from …

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 …

Seals Are Delicious, So Let's Kill and Eat Them

They're cute, sure, but so are cows.<p><i>Seal pup via</i><p>Seal hunting gets a bad rap. The phrase probably gives you a visual of agro dudescracking the skulls of helpless seals with giant wooden clubs, and everyone from Morrissey to American celebrity chefs is pissed off that it's still a tradition in many …

You Can Make More Friends in Two Months By Becoming Interested in Other People

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

Motivation

Did you really need to check your phone?

This past Thursday, on the eve of National Housing Day, we launched ‘Seeing through – One community, many faces,’ a campaign aimed at changing …

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Communicate with Confidence - InnerSpace | Meditation, London

Communicating with confidence is being able to express yourself and articulate how you feel, positive or negative, in a respectful and loving manner. …

Self-help

How To Make People Like You: 6 Science-Based Conversation Hacks

So you want to know how to make people like you? It’s easier than you think.<p>A while back I posted about how to master conversation skills. Here are 6 …

How to Handle Difficult People

The path to success can be derailed by clashes with difficult people, and even if the clash isn't disastrous, it can make your life very unpleasant. …

Workplace Depression Tied To How Boss Treats You: Study

Are you unhappy or even depressed at work? It may be partly your boss' fault.<p>That's the conclusion of a Danish study investigating factors that may contribute to workplace depression. The results of the study were published in three articles in 2012 and 2013, but have just recently garnered media …

Teaching A Dog To Heel is an advanced dog obedience training command | Heeling Dog Training

Firstly I should say that <i>teaching a dog to heel</i> is a different skill than training a dog to walk on a loose leash. Training a dog to heel relies on</b> …