Mind & Brain

I am all the places I have been and the people I have loved

6 signs you have a strong but sensitive personality Our society has programmed us to hide or tamper down emotions considered as “negative.” We were taught to think that showing sadness and pain is a weakness. But sometimes, true strength doesn’t manifest in appearing strong—true strength shows in how we acknowledge our shortcomings, accept our …

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Highly intelligent people

7 signs you’re highly intelligent – even if it doesn’t feel like it

Ever wondered if you’re intelligent? It’s a question we’ve all pondered at some point. But as it turns out, people who are highly intelligent tend to have similar habits and traits. If any of the below 7 signs relate to you, you could secretly be highly intelligent. 1) You are curious about everything Are you …

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Anders Ericsson: There’s only one way to become the best in your field

Anders Ericsson, a professor of psychology, grew up as a regular teenager in Sweden. He played chess with one particular classmate, who happened to be the worse chess player. He made the most of this opportunity and won at every game. However, one day he experienced defeat at the hands of his weak opponent. Ericsson’s …

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A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

As humans, we naturally judge each other within seconds, but what exactly are we judging? Some people might say that we analyze how attractive someone is. While others believe that we evaluate their dress sense and what it means about their personality. But both of these are wrong, according to psychology professor Amy Cuddy. In …

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7 Mindfulness Practices That Rewire Your Brain to Let Go of Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety is a big problem for many people in America. According to recent statistics, more than 3.3 million people in the US suffer from an anxiety disorder. It can be difficult to overcome, but next time you have an anxious or worried mind, try these 7 techniques. 1) Slow down. Have you noticed that everything …

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12 brutal truths about being alone that only introverts will understand

Here’s the thing: We live in an “extroverted culture.” The ideal is to be outgoing, friendly, spontaneous, bold. If you’re none of that, you’re called anti-social. This is what society would like you to believe about introverts. By definition, an introvert is someone “characterized by a preference for subdued and solitary experiences.” Which, quite honestly, is only slightly true. …

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Short term goals

7 ways to develop mental strength and increase resilience (when you’re a chronic worrier)

I can’t believe it’s happened again! Just when I thought I had reached a level of peace with some major life decisions. Yet it’s all backfired. You see, I finally summoned the courage to walk away from a successful and secure career to embark on a completely new adventure. What is it about this messy, …

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3 science-backed reasons why sharing your goals publicly makes you less likely to succeed

Do you want to succeed? Of course, you do. And what would be more important to success than “goals?” Set goals. Short-term goals. Long-term goals. For the most part, the habit of goal-setting is crucial if you want to succeed in life. No one argues with that. But there’s one way you can do it …

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How to get your life together: 8 seriously effective life hacks

How do you get your life together? What does that term even mean? One thing is clear though: We all have our own definition of what a “good life” is. From having a stable career, becoming financially independent, to having meaningful relationships, having your life together looks different for all of us. In this guide, …

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The magnetic power of a narcissist can easily draw you in

The truth is, we have, at one point or another, had relationships with narcissists. You may have even been raised by narcissists. However platonic or romantic, brief or long-term, we’ve all tried to keep a narcissist in our lives. And we’ve all found ourselves asking why? They’re self-centered, extremely manipulative, attention-seeking, and cause us nothing but …

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