The Need for Healthy Dissent: Standing Out and Breaking the Spiral of Silence

Human beings are very social creatures and we often depend on social approval to feel liked and accepted. This is generally a good thing as this “desire for approval” is what allows us to create bonds with one another, cultivate … Continue reading

The Best Psychology and Self Improvement Articles of 2016

Time flies when you’re learning, growing, and improving. This is officially the 7th year of The Emotion Machine and it was easily one of our best yet. As many of you know, every year I try to put together a … Continue reading

5 Lessons Standup Comedians Can Teach You About Public Speaking

If you want to improve your public speaking, there is no better place to look than the world of standup comedy. A good comedian is a master of public speaking. Not only do they have to be confident and comfortable … Continue reading

Undeniable Presence: How to Create a Powerful Aura Around Yourself

What does it mean when someone has a “presence” or “aura” about themselves – when someone walks into a room and they just ooze confidence, enthusiasm, and self-assurance? This type of person often doesn’t even have to say anything or … Continue reading