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How to Savor the Moment: Scientific Ways to Increase Pleasure in Your Life

Finding pleasure in life plays a very important role in our happiness. For some this may seem obvious. Of course happiness is about “feeling good” and experiencing positive and pleasurable experiences. The more pleasure, the better. How can that not be the case? For others this may seem despicable. Seeking pleasure is indulgent and selfish. […]

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What Kind of Relationships Are You Trying to Attract In Your Life?

Relationships are a lot like a puzzle; we all have our rough edges, it’s just about finding the people who fit. Before you go out and seek new relationships – whether friendship, or romantic, or business, or whatever – reflect on what it is you are really looking for. It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying […]

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Write A Plan on How To Accomplish Your Goals (It Will Minimize Stress)

According to the Zeigarnik effect, individuals are more likely to remember incomplete or interrupted tasks better than completed ones. The idea behind this effect is that when we aren’t given a chance to finish a task, it continues to ruminate in our minds, and we regret not being able to complete it. But when we […]

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The Problem With Being “Too Nice”

According to recent research in psychology, being too nice can sometimes backfire on us. People who compulsively say “yes” to everyone’s wants and needs often experience greater levels of stress and emotional burnout; they spend all their energy trying to make others happy, and they forget to take care of their own wants and needs. […]

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Emotional Labor: The Role of Emotions at Work

Sociologist Arlie Hochschild coined the term “emotional labor” to refer to professions which require individuals to express certain emotions, regardless of how they feel. The idea here is that employees are often expected to display the right emotions to properly perform their jobs. The cashier or waitress is expected to smile at you and say, […]

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