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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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The Cornerstone of Successful Leadership

Leadership is the ability to influence one or more people to support a common goal or cause. Some level of leadership is often necessary to make any kind of social organization function properly, whether it’s a family, a business, a government, or a charity. We all step into “leadership” roles every now and then, even […]

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Connect to a Higher Purpose by Helping Others

To have a “higher purpose” in life means that you believe you serve a function in this world that is bigger than just your own self. A good amount of research over the past few years has shown the benefits of having a “higher purpose” to identify with. The basic idea is that by finding […]

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The Multi-Layered Self: Why We Grow in Parts

Every individual is complicated. There are many different aspects of our self, depending on our genes, our environment, our relationships, our health, our education, our job, our beliefs, our emotions, and our past experiences. All of these factors come together and influence each other to create “you” as you perceive yourself. But even that isn’t […]

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