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The Science of Honesty: Lying Less Improves Health and Relationships

Lying less may be associated with significant benefits to both our physical and mental health, according to a recent study presented at the American Psychological Association’s 120th Annual Conference. During the conference, researchers from the University of Notre Dame presented an “honesty experiment” which measured whether or not telling lies could have adverse effects on […]

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Why We Ignore Advice When We Need It The Most

Our minds can be incredibly stubborn when they cling to old beliefs and perspectives. This is because everyone’s beliefs are susceptible to a range of cognitive biases, or distorted patterns of thinking, which can hinder our learning and knowledge of how the world really works. Due to these biases, we often ignore important advice or […]

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Working Hard vs. Staying Busy

There is a big difference between “working hard” and “staying busy.” Working hard is when you spend your time and energy doing things that help move you toward your goals. Staying busy, on the other hand, is when you waste your time and energy on an activity that isn’t effective toward reaching any goals. However, […]

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Focus on Positive Memories, Celebrate the Small Wins, and Keep Yourself Motivated

Focus on positive memories Focusing on positive memories can be a great way of staying motivated and committed toward our long-term goals and values. In a 2011 issue of Psychological Science, researchers discovered that loyal baseball fans are more likely to remember details of events when their team won, rather than when their team lost. […]

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The Science of Daydreaming: How It Benefits Creativity and Problem-Solving

Daydreaming is a state of mind where thoughts that are experienced by an individual are unrelated to what is going on in the environment around them. We all experience daydreaming from time-to-time: at school, at work, or at home. It most often happens when we are doing something that we find boring, so our mind […]

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