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Google Plus Boosts Executive Careers (Here's How)

Social media is one of the most powerful new tools for CEOs and other executives. It helps you understand customers, markets, and the competition.<p>It can make you better at what you do.<p>Few executives use social media, <i>but they should</i>. This is especially true for Google Plus—and I’ll tell you why.<p>In …

Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead Rehearse Together in Summer 1987: Hear 74 Tracks

In the mid 1980s, Bob Dylan found his career hitting an unmistakable low point. In his autobiography, he recalls "Everything was smashed. My own …

Why Is Mindfulness so Hard to Achieve?

A change in diet might alleviate some of the long term symptoms of TBI.<p>This natural and extremely potent anti-oxidant may protect the brain and …

Mindfulness

Don’t Go Back to School: How to Fuel the Internal Engine of Learning

<i>“The present education system is the trampling of the herd,”</i> legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright lamented in 1956. Half a century later, I started <i>Brain Pickings</i> in large part out of frustration and disappointment with my trampling experience of our culturally fetishized “Ivy League education.” I …

The Psychology of Language: Which Words Matter the Most When We Talk

One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially at Buffer) are words—very simple words, in fact. Should it say “Hi” or “Hey?” Should it be “cheers” …

How To Be Happy in 30 Seconds... Really

Happiness isn't elusive. Here's a simple technique anyone can learn.<p>Happiness. A sense of peace and contentment. It's what we all want, right? Why …

Happiness

Why Parents Should Let Their Kids Fail

Let's start with two stories.<p>I was "keeping score," a phrase that you'll soon discover deserves serious air quotes, at my nephew's basketball game. He was maybe 8, the age of my oldest daughter now. One of the teams, I don't know if it was his or not, was getting trounced. It was ugly. The …

Parenting

Carl Gustav Jung Ponders the Meaning of Death (1959)

On June 6, 1961, the great psychologist Carl Gustav Jung died at his villa at Küsnacht, on the shore of Lake Zurich, Switzerland. He was 86 years old.<p>…

Stick to Your Goals This Year by Using Identity-Based Habits

Change is hard. You've probably noticed that. We all want to become better people—stronger and healthier, more creative and more skilled, a better …

Mind-body Genomics

A new study from investigators at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess …

How to Influence People with Your Ideas

One of my young clients, let’s call her Julie, is on a mission. Julie has an idea, one that has been gestating in her mind for quite some time, but now she realizes that for her idea to have any impact at all she will have to “go public” with it. Julie believes there are countless intelligent, …

Weekend Project: Take Stunning Photos With Your iPhone

When I’m not playing with, working with, or writing about technology, my passion is photography. There’s nothing that I like better than to grab a camera, a couple of lenses, and maybe a tripod, and disappear off for a few hours of happy snapping.<p>But then there are times when I don’t feel like be …

Is Caution Killing Your Career? 5 Risks You Can't Afford Not To Take

The fear barometer on our collective psyche has dialled up in recent weeks. Unless you’ve been off the grid and away from the headlines, you will have found it hard not to have been impacted by tragic and terrifying events in Boston, to the shocking images out of Waco, the continued carnage in the …

A Marriage Counselor Tries to Heckle at a Knicks Game

Let’s go Knicks!<p>But let’s also recognize the positive attributes of the opposing team!<p>Come on, Knicks! But please note that I’m supporting the Knicks because I live in the same city as the team’s arena, which is a distinction as arbitrary as what players are assigned to what team! That is, I could …

I Love Winnie Cooper

I have no statistical evidence to support this thesis, but, believe me, it’s true: a disproportionate number of American men who are now between the ages of twenty-eight and thirty-eight will forever love Winnie Cooper. It is not so much a phenomenon as a textbook example of nature versus …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Mikhail Shivlyakov started got a nosebleed during a deadlift attempt at this past weekend's Arnold Classic.<p>Well, this is excellent news.<p>Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone …

Why Getting Comfortable With Discomfort Is Crucial To Success

In an increasingly competitive, cautious and accelerated world, those who are willing to take risks, step out of their comfort zone and into the discomfort of uncertainty will be those who will reap the biggest rewards.<p>When I first left my parents’ small farm at eighteen to move to “the city” for …

Do Racism, Conservatism, and Low I.Q. Go Hand in Hand?

Lower cognitive abilities predict greater prejudice through right-wing ideology.<p>This morning as I logged onto Facebook, I came upon this image. …

Psychology

What Is Objectification?

• shares<p><i>When a psychologist promoting her new book is interviewed by a Playmate for Playboy radio, she’s challenged to answer the question at the root</i> …

The Impossible Decision

Graduate students are always thinking about the pleasures and travails of grad school, and springtime is a period of especially intense reflection. It’s in the spring, often in March and April, that undergraduates receive their acceptance letters. When that happens, they turn to their teachers, …

A Top 10 List of Psychology’s Big Questions, and the Answers

The joke is that if you ask a psychologist a question, you’ll get a question in return. “Why do we dream?” you ask, and the response you get in …

Psychology

What David Lynch And Tylenol Can Tell You About The Brain

Even for a hardcore David Lynch fan, the idea that a film of his would be used to weird people out in a psychology experiment is a tad <i>weird</i>.<p>But it gets much stranger than that — fast.<p>Imagine the experiment involved testing whether Tylenol could help people overcome the angst triggered by a …

Hypnosis Shown To Reduce Symptoms Of Dementia

A scientist at the University of Liverpool has found that hypnosis can slow down the impacts of dementia and improve quality of life for those living …

Health Care

What, Me Worry? Why Worrying Does More Harm Than Good

Worry is a natural part of the human condition. It has historically played a vital role in our survival and it helps us cope with many of the …

Self-help

Using Self Hypnosis for Stress Management

Hypnosis is perhaps one of the least understood therapeutic tools in use. While most people think of hypnosis as a way to get somebody to bark like a …

Hypnosis sheds light on mystery paralysis - Futurity

CARDIFF U. / UCL (UK) — Hypnosis could offer a window into the brains of …