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Framing Motivation in Terms of Losses

Psychology research shows that we are much more likely to take risks and invest time and energy to avoid losses, rather than to seek gains. This tendency has been coined loss aversion and it’s a peculiar quirk of human behavior and decision-making. The basic idea is that humans will go leaps and bounds to avoid […]

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You Don’t Realize How Resilient You Really Are

You don’t realize how resilient you really are until you find yourself in an extreme situation, and you have no choice but to face it with courage. Every day different people go through unexpected experiences. Sometimes, these experiences are extremely painful and traumatic, and they cause a lot of suffering in these people’s lives, as […]

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The Power of Walking

Sometimes all you really need to fix your problems is a nice, pleasant walk. Do you ever find your mind wrestling over something and all it does is stress you out, but then you decide to go for a short 15-20 minute walk at a park, beach, or just around town, and you come back […]

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The Mastermind Effect: How Placebos Can Boost General Intelligence

The placebo effect is when an individual experiences benefits from a “sham drug” or “sham treatment” that is otherwise not supposed to have any medical benefits. The basic idea is that the mere suggestion that an individual is receiving an effective drug or treatment sometimes activates certain self-healing and self-boosting processes. While most research on […]

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The Objective Therapist: How to Encourage Self-Analysis Through Conversation

When someone goes to see a therapist, what they are often looking for is someone who is an objective, outside listener who they can share all their thoughts and feelings with, without the fear of being judged. An objective therapist tries their best to deal with the facts or conditions that the patient is reporting, […]

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