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Treat Your Life More Like a Video Game

We often think of video games as a way to escape reality, but according to researcher and game designer Jane McGonigal, we can learn a lot of valuable lessons from video games that we can later translate into the real world. Currently as a society we spend over 3 billion hours a week playing online […]

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How to Improve Your Intuition

Intuition is when we know something without knowing exactly why we know it. It’s knowledge that isn’t based on conscious thinking or reasoning, but a “deep down” understanding that can be difficult to verbalize or share with others. Psychologists define intuition as an “unconscious associative process.” Basically, it’s super fast pattern recognition that takes place […]

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3 False Choices That Create Unnecessary Problems in Our Lives

A false choice is when we are presented a situation as having only two choices, when in fact other alternatives may be available to us. Often a false choice is a result of black and white thinking, in which we look at two extremes but don’t realize that the answer may be in a grey […]

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Screw Your Excuses

“Screw your excuses.” Does reading that make your blood boil a bit? Good. It’s healthy to have our buttons pushed every now and then. It can help us snap out of all the automatic responses we re-enact on a daily basis: the routines, habits, and impulses that keep us trapped in the same patterns. The […]

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How to Overcome a Bad Breakup

Dealing with a breakup is never a pleasant experience. It hurts to have to let go of all that time and energy we dedicated to a person, but it’s better than letting a negative relationship continue. Fortunately, there are ways we can make a breakup easier and less painful. This post will teach you key […]

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