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The Fashionable Non-Conformist: Being Different for the Sake of Being Different

Have you ever come across that person who is just different for the sake of being different? This usually describes the “fashionable non-conformist.” It doesn’t matter what they are choosing – what to do, what to say, what to think, or what to wear – the fashionable non-conformist always needs to go against the herd. […]

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5 Scientific Reasons You Should Believe in Free Will

One of the most popular philosophical debates is the question of “free will” vs. “determinism.” Free will is the belief that you have free choice over your actions, while determinism is the belief that your actions are influenced by your biology and environment. As with most philosophical questions, I find the answer to be somewhere […]

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The 20 Most Common Logical Fallacies We Fall Victim to Everyday

Logical fallacies are errors in our thinking that can often lead to wrong or misguided beliefs. Of course, none of us are perfect. We don’t have perfect knowledge and we don’t have perfect reasoning. However that shouldn’t stop us from trying to be a little smarter in how we think about the world. This article […]

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3 Types of Exaggerated Thinking That Create Unnecessary Drama

We all exaggerate sometimes. And it’s not always a bad thing, especially if it’s just spicing up a story to a friend or making fun of a little thing that happened to us on the way to work. However, I often find that people who are the most stressed in life also have a strong […]

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My Top 10 Psychology Articles of 2013

The year 2013 is coming to an end – this article is a celebration of the top 10 best psychology and self improvement articles published this year at The Emotion Machine. As of today there have been more than 500 articles posted here in the past 4 years. These are great places to start learning […]

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