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4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Role Models

One of the most important exercises I recommend in self improvement is to create a “role models” list and describe what you admire about each person and why. Learning from other people can often be a much bigger resource for improving our lives than any book or class. When you find someone who has real […]

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How to Build Thick Skin and Stop Being So Sensitive

What does it mean to have “thick skin?” Usually, it means a person is able to take criticism, insults, and unpleasant information without getting too emotional and riled up about it. A person who doesn’t have thick skin can be very sensitive and over-reactive. You’ll often find them yelling, crying, or being defensive whenever they […]

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The Echo Effect: How Repeating People’s Words Improves Social Interaction

People who are masters at communication often make good use of repeating back the words they hear from the people they are speaking with. When people use the same words, it creates less social distance between them and makes them feel more similar to each other. But when people use very different words, it creates […]

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Happy With Less: Try Living With One Less Desire

How much does it take to be happy? And how much is too much? Money, houses, cars, TVs, phones, computers, video games, stereo systems, furniture, clothes, shoes, food, sex, sleep, drugs, and more – there’s no end to the amount of things we can want and desire. Of course, we can’t live a life without […]

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5 Reasons to Calm Down Your Analytical Mind

Our “analytical mind” is the thinking part of our brains. It mostly takes place in the prefrontal cortex, which is associated with complex decision-making, problem solving, critical thinking, and self-monitoring. Basically, it’s the part of our brains that makes us step back and think, “What should I think here?” or “What should I do here?” […]

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