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How Positive Emotions Make Us Smarter and Work Harder

The “broaden and build theory” is an idea in psychology that positive emotions allow us to expand our awareness in new ways and tap into mental resources that aren’t usually available to us when we are experiencing more negative emotions. According to psychologist Barbara Fredrickson, negative emotions typically lead to narrow, immediate survival-oriented behaviors. For […]

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Leave It Better Than You Found It

A healthy and positive attitude to have in life is “leave it better than you found it.” It can apply to almost anything too, whether it’s a relationship we’re involved in, a business we work for, the home we live in, or just how we treat nature and the environment. The idea is based on […]

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Minimize Your Use of the Word “Hate”

When it comes to how I speak I’m not usually someone who exercises a lot of self-censorship. I like to believe that I have the freedom to say whatever I want to say. At the same time, and despite my often rebellious attitude toward my speech, I’ve come to realize over the years that words […]

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Be Grateful for Your Senses

The most precious gifts in our lives, and consequently the things we happen to take for granted the most, are our senses: our vision, hearing, touch, taste, and smell – the building blocks of how we perceive and understand our world. I discovered two short and amazing videos that illustrate just how special our senses […]

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How to Become an Expert at Anything

The Internet along with other technology these days has provided us with more access to knowledge and information than ever before. Due to this, we have no excuse to be ignorant about the things we are passionate about. In fact, if we use these tools properly and we are willing to dedicate the time and […]

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