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Metaphors We Live By: How Metaphors Frame Our Experiences in Different Ways

Metaphors are a way to explain one experience in terms of another experience. For example, think of the metaphor “The movie was a roller-coaster.” In this metaphor, we are comparing the experience of watching a movie to the experience of a roller-coaster, even though objectively the experiences are very different. A metaphor works by highlighting […]

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Accepting Your Bias

Every mind has a bias, because everyone’s beliefs and worldview are shaped by their own unique experiences within a particular environment. So no single person has a perfect view of reality. Instead, we each have our own window into reality. And everyone’s view is going to be a little bit different. Therefore, every person you […]

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How to Make Mental Notes That Stick

Making a mental note is when you try to remember something without writing it down. Psychology research is clear that our memories are never perfect and most of what we learn on a daily basis gets quickly forgotten. Due to this, it can be very difficult to create mental notes that actually stick in our […]

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Why You Should Think Out Loud To Yourself

The next time you find yourself thinking really hard about a problem in your life, try to think out loud to yourself instead of just keeping it in your mind. This is because often when you say something out loud, it can sound very different than when you’re just playing with thoughts inside your head. […]

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Self-Identity: I’m the Type of Person Who…

Your self-identity is how you view yourself as an individual person. It is the basic answer to the question, “Who am I?” However, how you view yourself isn’t always an accurate depiction of who you really are or what you can become in the future. Self-identity is a combination between your actual experiences with the […]

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