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5 Simple Steps To Never Feel Overwhelmed Again | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you’re pursuing change, feeling overwhelmed is practically a guarantee. It’s damned near impossible to avoid running into a mental road block …

Motivation

The Psychology of Self-Control

Ever since psychology godfather William James first expounded the crucial role of habit in how we live and who we become, modern psychology has sought to figure out how we can rewire our bad habits, maximize our willpower, and use habits to optimize our productivity. And yet, if the market for …

Netflix is making sure customers know whom to blame for slow, grainy video

When online video stutters, buffers, or won’t play altogether, people get irritated—and Netflix has started encouraging its customers to blame their internet service providers for the substandard performance.<p>The screenshot above was captured by Yuri Victor, a designer at Vox Media, as he tried to …

Net Neutrality

Microsoft’s “Surface Watch” will reportedly work with Xbox One and PCs, not just phones

Last month Forbes suggested that Microsoft’s smart watch would work with Android(s goog) and iOS(s aapl) handsets. The supported device list may not …

Unconventional Uses for a Tarp

Tarps are a versatile, lightweight, and inexpensive tool that should be a part of every emergency plan.<p>I have one tucked in several locations: at the …

Causes of Forest Fires - How Wildfires Start

Environmental historian Stephen J. Pyne, in his book entitled Fire: A Brief History (buy at Amazon.com), suggests that fire and flame can only exist …

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. (Catch up on the 2012 roundup here and 2011’s here.)<p>1. ON LOOKING: ELEVEN WALKS WITH …

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

The Build Muscle, Stay Lean Meal Plan

Matthew Leete / Getty Images<p>Bulking up: It’s a scary thought for many guys at the gym because it seems like there’s always a string attached. …

How to use a Watch as a Compass

Northern Hemisphere<p>A surprisingly simple and easy way to use your watch as a compass only requires having enough sunlight to cast a shadow from a …

How to Handle the Most Common Roadside Emergencies

Be prepared for breakdowns and roadside car problems like flats, dead batteries, and mechanical trouble with this glovebox guide to emergency …

RVs

4 Tips to Deal With Tween Attitude

Raising a tween isn't easy. They aren't yet as independent as teenagers (though they want to be) and they're more independent than younger kids. Many preteens deal with this uncertain time with what one Circle of Mom member calls "the Door Slamming-Foot Stamping stage."<p>Having made it through …

How To Stop Self Sabotage In It’s Tracks | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Ahhh, self sabotage. I’m very familiar with this particular rabbit hole. There are so many ways to engage in it, it’s mind-bending. Relationships, …

Self-help

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 …

Turn Your Stress Down with this Simple Practice

You may remember the story of Pavlov’s dog. Ivan Pavlov was a Russian psychologist who made the conditioned reflex famous. He rang a bell and at the …

5 Little Known Ways to Instantly Put Yourself In a Great Mood | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The internet is awash with great tips on how to improve your life, your mood and everything in between. The thing is – we already know most of this …

Outsourcing

Overextended? 6 Signs You Need a Break

<b>“To overextend yourself is to invite defeat.” – G. William Domhoff</b><p>We all know the feeling, we have too much to do and too little time, and soon we …

Self-help

5 Ways Our Unconscious Reacts to Rejection | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

However much we would like to avoid them, rejections are a regular part of life. We get ignored by neighbors, out posts don’t get ‘liked’ on …

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 …

Self-help

4 Ways to Defend Yourself Against Emotional Pirates

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

Gwen

7 Common Beginner Yoga Fails (And How to Avoid Them)

Plus, how to look like a seasoned yogi<p>I’ve been practicing yoga for years, but even I know that yoga can be especially daunting for the uninitiated. Being new in a yoga class is like entering a new dimension—to boldly go where no non-yogi has ever gone before. But here’s where you’re in luck: I’ve …

5 Ways To Beat Burnout | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It’s crunch time at work. You’ve been working nonstop on a big project that’s so far from finished that you feel overwhelmed. Everyone is expected to …

The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath

One afternoon in October 2005, neuroscientist James Fallon was looking at brain scans of serial killers. As part of a research project at UC Irvine, …

Is Balance the New Happy?

We spend much of our lives focusing upon getting happy. We pursue happiness like it is a destination on a map that we need to reach before sundown. …

7 Things To Ask Yourself To Truly Wake Up In Life

Far too often our minds get clogged up by the stress of life. Add in the words and thoughts from other people and you’ve a recipe for disaster in …

Happiness