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How to Be 100% Honest With Yourself

Honesty is a huge part of self improvement and overcoming delusional thinking. If we aren’t honest with ourselves then we can’t expect to learn and grow as individuals, because we aren’t willing to recognize reality for what it is. When we are dishonest, we only choose to see what we want to see, but we […]

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Make a List of People You Admire (and Why)

Since the very beginning of our lives, we have modeled actions by our parents, teachers, friends, celebrities, and countless others who have left an impression on us. This is how we first learned about our world and how to interact in it. You see, although we often like to think of ourselves as completely independent […]

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The Complex Relationship Between Happiness and Motivation

Lately I’ve been asking myself questions about the relationship between happiness and motivation. For example, if I’m truly happy, then why is it that I feel motivated to change certain things about my life? Why do I strive to work out and become more fit, or find a girlfriend, or improve my financial situation? Is […]

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5 Attitudes Wired in Happy and Successful Brains

I’ve been studying psychology and self-improvement for many years now. A lot of my research includes getting into the minds of happy and successful people (by asking questions and observing their behavior), and then trying to determine what it is that makes them the way they are. One thing I’ve noticed about almost every single […]

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How Tragic Movies Help Us Count Our Blessings

Why do we like watching movies that make us feel depressed? This is a question that has long interested psychologists and philosophers, and a recent study published by Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick at Ohio State University may have an answer. Her research is one of the first attempts to take a scientific approach to explaining why people […]

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