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The Way You Think About Willpower Is Hurting You

Not so long ago, my post-work routine looked like this: After a particularly grueling day, I'd sit on the couch and veg for hours, doing my version of "Netflix and chill," which meant keeping company with a cold pint of ice cream. I knew the ice cream, and the sitting, were probably a bad idea, but …

Will Power

Why Millennials Can’t Just “Grow Up”

Before you eye roll: This is not the same story you’ve read about millennials a million times before. It’s not about how selfish they are—or how cool …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University finally have the answer. They found that stress reduces the volume …

Emotional Intelligence

12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

How to completely transform your psyche - Part 1

Encountering the work of Jiddu Krishnamurti and David Bohm for the first time changed my life. It’s tempting to say that “my world came crashing …

This Is The Fun Way To Easily Improve Your Life, Backed By Research

You don’t laugh enough. Yes, humor can improve your life. Not too surprising, you say?Here’s the problem: you treat humor like a nice thing that …

12 habits of exceptionally likable people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>In reality, being likeable is under your …

8 Habits You Should Stop Doing Now To Radically Improve Your Life

Something is in the water. Everybody, it seems, is blogging, speaking, or doing research about the concept of happiness and freedom in the …

How To Make Quantum Leaps Personally And Professionally

In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist performed an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group …

7 Ways To Reduce The Cortisol In Your Body

<i>The stress hormone, cortisol, is public health “enemy number one.” Scientists have known for years that elevated cortisol levels: interfere with</i> …

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Our personalities, thought patterns and emotional responses are wired into our brains, says Richard Davidson, Ph.D., author of <i>The Emotional Life of Your Brain</i>, but you <b>can</b> change your brain. Here are several exercises that will help rewire the neural pathways to help you think more positively, …

A Brief Guide to Self-Discipline

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?” -Lao Tzu<p>For most spiritually untrained and undisciplined people, …

7 Self-Defeating Psychological Habits That Stymie Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last thing any of us want to do is get in our own way of succeeding. Yet, despite this great intention much of the way our psyches operate is from the unconscious. Whatever is unconscious can wreak havoc on our path to success. To …

Self-improvement

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

Here's 6 minutes of Bloodborne gameplay

For the best look yet at From Software's <i>Bloodborne</i> for PlayStation 4, watch this 6-minute direct feed video of the game's demo from Gamescom. In it, you'll get a look at the city of Yarnham, from its streets to some select interiors, a peek at two-handed combat and an encounter with a big boss …

Watch the 35-minute The Witcher 3 demo that was shown behind-closed-doors at E3

Theese 35-minutes of footage from <i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> resemble the demo shown behind-closed-doors at E3 in June. The presentation focuses on some of the morally ambiguous choices in the game, including one involving an orphanage. Hope you're ready to feel sad.<p><i>The Witcher 3</i> is a graphics …

Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro Are Teaming Up for Silent Hills

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is teaming up with filmmaker and pop culture god Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim, …

Silent Hills - Silent Hills: Playable Teaser Walkthrough (Part 02) - IGN Video

IGN shows you one of the methods for completing the final puzzle in the Playable Teaser (PT) for Silent Hills - the newest franchise installment from …

Assassin's Creed Rogue Gameplay Demo - IGN Live: Gamescom 2014 - IGN Video

See brand new gameplay of the PS3/360 Assassin's Creed game live from the Gamescom show floor.

First look at Crytek MOBA Arena of Fate in action

Starring mythological, historical and storybook characters, <i>Arena of Fate</i> is Crytek's take on MOBAs or as they like to call it, an action-packed online multiplayer game.<p>This video gives you a quick peek at what the five-versus-five game looks like in action, if you can handle that accent.

Assassin's Creed Unity Gameplay Demo - IGN Live: Gamescom 2014 - IGN Video

See new gameplay from the next-generation of Assassin's Creed live from the Gamescom show floor.