Psychology

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30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

These professions attract the highest number of psychopaths

Psychopaths are difficult to spot most of the time. They’re not the “Jack the Ripper” caricatures you see in films or read about in books. Often, …

Psychology

Being Stressed Out Wrecks Your Ability to Plan Ahead

It's called stress-induced ego depletion.<p>It’s the end of the week, and you are both mentally and physically exhausted. Your boss has “asked” you to work overtime on the weekend and your colleagues are shirking on their duties, only for you to come home to a nagging partner who is resentful of your …

Psychology

10 things you don’t know about yourself

<b>(pogonici, via Shutterstock)</b><p>You probably do not understand yourself as well as you think you do<p>Steve Ayan<p>May 22, 2018 12:10am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p><b>1. Your perspective on yourself is distorted</b><p>Your “self” lies before you like an open book. Just peer inside …

Psychology

Psychopaths May Have an Evolutionary Advantage

As uncomfortable as the thought may be, traits that assist in reproduction tend to get passed on.<p>One of the defining features of an antisocial personality is a lack of care and concern for the wellbeing of others. Intuitively, you’d probably guess that someone with an antisocial personality—known …

Psychology

The results are in from the first study of what encourages and deters people from bullshitting

“Our country doesn’t do many things well, but when it comes to big occasions, no one else comes close,” so claimed an instructor I heard at the gym …

Psychology

4 signs you're being manipulated — and how to stop it

Psychological manipulation is any action that's designed to help someone accomplish their own agenda through deceptive or otherwise shady tactics. It usually involves creating a power imbalance within the relationship or interaction — and isn't all that uncommon.<p>"Most of us have to deal with it on …

Psychology

The Trouble With Dating While Grieving

<i>This story is adapted from</i> Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood<i>, written by Mari Andrew, a writer and illustrator</i> …

Empathy

Four Ways to Practice Self-Compassion

I’m really struggling around parenting my teen right now. Some days, all I can do is take it hour by hour, breathe and pray. I’m not sleeping well, …

Self Compassion

How Foster Care Can Split Up Siblings — And Result In Very Different Lives For Them

<i>Fostered or Forgotten is a Teen Vogue series about the foster care system in the United States, produced in partnership with Juvenile Law Center and published throughout National Foster Care Month. In this op-ed, Christina K., whose name has been shortened for anonymity, explains the importance of</i> …

Empathy

7 easy ways to make an introvert-extrovert relationship work

When you're partnered up with someone whose social tendencies are pretty much the opposite of yours, it can be tricky to navigate. You may worry, "They're always going to want to go out!" or "They're always going to want to stay in."<p>Having very different social personality types doesn't mean that a …

Behavioral Sciences

The Wounds You Can’t See: Four Women on the Lasting Trauma of Gun Violence

Surviving a shooting, or losing a loved one to a bullet, can result in a lifetime of struggle. Especially when new horrors play on a loop.<p>This story …

Empathy

How the brain decides to make an effort: The neural mechanics of motivation

The neural mechanics of motivation<p>From deciding to quit hitting the snooze button and get out of bed in the morning to opting to switch off the TV …

Research

Cytox Launches Collaboration Agreement with Mayo Clinic to Evaluate Novel Genetic Based Approaches for Assessing Alzheimer’s Risk

Important research collaboration for pioneering PRS approach<p>OXFORD, England & MANCHESTER, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 22, 2018–<p>Cytox, a precision medicine front-runner which today is commercializing polygenic risk scoring (PRS) approaches for assessing genetic risk for developing Alzheimer’s and …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Magnificent, Mysterious, Wild, Connected and Interconnected Brain

For some time at Mindful we’ve been concerned that discussions of the brain—particularly in the context of mindfulness and meditation—have become …

The Brain

Approaches That Work: Nine Ways Entrepreneurs Can Achieve Success

Being an entrepreneur can be a very difficult journey: Running a business successfully requires hard work and dedication. Approximately half of businesses fail in their first five years, according to a report on SBA.gov.<p>While this statistic is disturbing, you can improve your chances by taking the …

Entrepreneurship

Drugs for Mood and Cognition

Alzheimer’s disease still has no cure, but there are medicines that can temporarily help with cognitive and behavioral symptoms associated with the …

Dementia

If you're the smartest person in the room, you're probably not a good leader

I learned that there’s something wrong with feeling like the smartest person in the room from a man with a third-grade education—from my grandfather Luther, who along with my father founded the Dollar General Corporation, which I headed for 37-1/2 years.<p>It’s with more than a touch of shame that I …

Leadership

How to detach from work to preserve your mental well-being

Mentally distracting oneself from work during out of work hours can help restore emotional, cognitive and spiritual resources lost because of long …

Self-improvement

How Your Mind Reacts to Stress

When you experience stressful events, a physiological change is triggered that can cause you to become fixated on what might go wrong.<p>Some of the …

Psychology

Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself

“We’re all our own worst critics.” Ever heard that one before?<p>Yes, it’s an obnoxious cliché, but it’s not just self-help fluff. Evolutionary psychologists have studied our natural “negativity bias,” which is that instinct in us all that makes negative experiences seem more significant than they …

Mindfulness

Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths

The US government secured a criminal conviction against Purdue Pharma in the mid-2000s but failed to curb sales of the drug after Giuliani reached a deal to avoid a bar on Purdue doing business<p>The US government missed the opportunity to curb sales of the drug that kickstarted the opioid epidemic …

Medicine

Psychologists have identified a very good reason why unsolicited advice is so annoying

Advice can simultaneously feel well meaning, wise, and irksome. A psychology paper published earlier this year, found a compelling explanation for that last trait: giving advice doesn’t only benefit the recipient. It also makes the advice-dispenser feel powerful.<p>The paper, published in Personality …

Psychology

How Living Abroad Helps You Develop a Clearer Sense of Self

In today’s increasingly globalized world, more and more people are choosing to live, work and study abroad—and this trend appears to be a good thing: social science studies have shown that international experiences can enhance creativity, reduce intergroup bias, and promote career success.<p>To better …

Psychology

How your name shapes what other people think of your personality

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently. New research suggests that your first name shapes the way other people perceive your age, personality, and how …

Psychology

Why rudeness is so toxic — and how to stop it

Rudeness perpetuates rudeness. And the act of being rude or being the recipient of rude behavior can impede productivity, emotions and overall health.<p>No one likes being cut off, bumped into or the recipient of a terse email. Yet it happens all the time — both to us and if you think hard enough, you …

Psychology

Becoming Immortal: The Future of Brain Augmentation and Uploaded Consciousness

If you’ve ever worked with a virtualized computer, or played a video game ROM from a long-defunct console on your new PC, you understand the concept …

Singularity

What's the Difference Between Addiction, Physical Dependence, and Tolerance?

There is a difference between addiction, physical dependence, and tolerance to pain medication. It is imperative that each of us understands the …

Medicine

Michael Pollan On The “Psychedelic Renaissance”

Never mind the word “psilocybin”; it was the words “mystical” and “spiritual” and “meaning” that leaped out from the pages of a pharmacology journal. …

Consciousness