Pj Kramer

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How to Make the Narcissist in Your Life a Little Nicer

A new study finds that deliberately considering the perspectives of others can help conceited people feel empathy.<p>Love is great, but it’s actually empathy that makes the world go ‘round. Understanding other peoples’ viewpoints is so essential to human functioning that psychologists sometimes refer …

5 Keys to Unlock Your Inner Happy

<i>When will I be happy?</i><p>Knowing my answer wont be what my client wants to hear, I answer, <i>Happiness is a choice</i>. Yet sometimes the act of choosing happiness makes us feel like we are faking it. So although "choose happiness" is still my "go to" answer, here are some other keys to being happy.<p><b>Live in</b> …

The 10 Thinking Errors That Will Hold You Back In Life

As we go about our daily routines, our internal monologue narrates our experience. Our self-talk is largely influenced by our underlying assumptions and beliefs and sometimes, our conscious thoughts aren’t necessarily accurate.<p>Our thoughts greatly influence the way we feel and the way we behave. …

The Powerful Head Games Only Your Own Brain Can Play

<i>By Leigh Newman</i><p>Here are the ways we silently -- and secretly -- discourage ourselves from doing the things that would make us the happiest.<p>Leigh Newman is the books editor of Oprah.com and the author of the memoir Still Points North.

This Is Where Self-Esteem Lives In The Brain (PHOTO)

Researchers at Dartmouth College have identified a region of the human brain that seems to predict a person's self-esteem levels.<p>It's called the frontostriatal pathway, and the stronger and more active it is in the brain, the more self-esteem someone has. The findings, published online in the …

Overwhelmed? 7 Strategies for Restoring Balance

I don't know about you, but I am convinced the world is spinning faster. I almost never seem to have nothing to do. Or to have caught up on the seemingly thousands of tasks ahead of me!<p>Discussing this with a bunch of friends the other day,- I discovered we were all in the same boat, whether we had …

Reprogram Your Brain

We live in a food-abundant environment. From break rooms to advertising, we are bombarded with food, images of food, and talk about food. For some of us, these exposures set off a chain reaction of thoughts and feelings, conflict and struggle, and sometimes overeating.<p>And it all starts with a …

Why Is It So Hard to Pay Attention? Or Is It? Curiosity May Be Key to Concentrating

There is a new medication in early clinical trials that will likely revolutionize our ability to pay attention. Interested in learning more? Yes, we all are. The paradox here is that right now, because of this interest, you're paying attention. We naturally pay attention when we are …

4 Weird Brain Hacks That Make You a Better Person With Almost No Effort

We tend to think of our personalities as pretty set in stone. If you have always been short-tempered or shy or change-averse, you may think that it's …

How to Rewire Your Brain for Success

The latest neuroscience suggests you can literally "edit" your memory. Here's what this big breakthrough means for you.<p>The most recent edition of <i>The New Yorker</i> magazine contains an article about neuroscientists who study the way the brain retrieves memories. What they've found out is probably the …

Humanity

How to Be Happy in Your Current Situation

Too often we complain about being unhappy with our current situation. However, what would happen if you decided to just be happy anyway?<p>If you have ever taken the subway you should be familiar with booth attendants. You know the people that you ask for directions or purchase your subway ticket …

Sanjay Gupta Shares 4 Ways To Strengthen Your Memory

By Sanjay Gupta, MD<p>When I was younger, I had little trouble rattling off lots of information—phone numbers, names, random facts—but these days, remembering anything with that level of detail seems a lot harder. It's easy to blame a forgetful mind on aging. The real culprit, however, may be a kind …

Study: An Intellectual Life Could Protect Against Dementia

Even for people with less education, mental activity in mid and late life gave them at least three years of protection against cognitive impairment.<p>As America ages, the specter of cognitive decline looms. In a 2012 AARP membership survey, 87 percent of respondents said they were extremely or very …

5 Reasons You Should Let Your Mind Wander

When we were kids, we viewed the world as a blank canvas. One day we were teachers, the next day we were chefs, and by the end of the week we were firefighters. Back then, we had a limitless imagination; but as time went by, many of us transformed into adults whose heads are more grounded in …

5 Science-Backed Health Benefits Of Hypnosis

It sounds like the work of sorcerers and scam artists, but hypnosis can play a very real role in protecting and promoting health.<p>This isn't the “You are getting very sleepy..." hypnosis you're used to seeing in pop culture references, but a clinical procedure used in conjunction with other …

It's Good to Feel Stupid: 5 Thoughts on Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was lifting with the owner of my gym. She was doing clean and jerks. I was squatting.<p>In between sets, I asked if she had ever competed in an Olympic weightlifting meet. “You should do one. They are a lot of fun and you’re …

Self-improvement

How To Mute Your Negative Inner Dialogue

Stop being your own worst critic. Here’s how you can clear your mind chatter and live in the now.<p>You’ve heard that voice in your head. You’ve lived with it for so long, you probably don’t even notice it anymore. What you do know is that this voice drives you crazy because it just won’t stop. It’s …

This Video About Worry Will Really Make You Think

"Can you allow your mind to be quiet?"<p>British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question in his speech on worry, which he describes as "a mind in the grip of vicious circles." Tragedy & Hope wonderfully illustrates the cycle of worry in the video above, layering visual elements with Watts' original …