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How Positive Emotions Make Us Smarter and Work Harder

The “broaden and build theory” is an idea in psychology that positive emotions allow us to expand our awareness in new ways and tap into mental resources that aren’t usually available to us when we are experiencing more negative emotions. According to psychologist Barbara Fredrickson, negative emotions typically lead to narrow, immediate survival-oriented behaviors. For […]

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How to Become a Master of Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal communication is the process of sending and receiving messages between two or more people without the use of words. We can communicate in a variety of nonverbal ways including through our posture, gestures, facial expressions, touch, eye contact, and vocal intonation. Research suggests that nonverbal communication makes up over 60-70% of all that we […]

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The Hidden Power of Anxiety

We often get trapped into thinking that we need to rid ourselves of all the stress and anxiety in our lives to be happy. However, the truth is that small amounts of stress and anxiety can actually be very beneficial toward living a healthy life. When we have anxiety, it means that we have a […]

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How to Improve Your Intuition

Intuition is when we know something without knowing exactly why we know it. It’s knowledge that isn’t based on conscious thinking or reasoning, but a “deep down” understanding that can be difficult to verbalize or share with others. Often our intuition is accompanied by certain physical sensations – like a gut feeling, or a tingling […]

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How to Change the Way You Process Negative Memories

The way we think of past events in our lives is very flexible and subject to change. Whenever we look back at our life story, it can change based on our perspective and what information about our lives we choose to pay attention to and find important. We can take this flexible nature of our […]

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