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5 Signs You’re a Slave to Your Emotions

“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.” Elizabeth Gilbert Our emotions have a huge amount of power over our choices and actions – and we can either become a master or a slave to them. When you’re a slave to your emotions, they can motivate you […]

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The Neuroscience of Individuality: How Changes in Brain Wiring Create Differences in Personality

What makes one person different than another? Many may say it’s a combination of genes and environment, but recent neuroscience shows that it’s more than just that. In an interesting study published in Science, neuroscientists studied the brains of 40 mice who were genetically identical and grew up in the same exact environment. They found […]

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Meditation Can Change Your Genes

Meditation has existed as a form of mental training for thousands of years, but it’s only recently that psychologists and neuroscientists have discovered just how much of a change it can make in our lives. Last year UCLA researchers found that those who had a long-term practice in meditation showed structural changes in parts of […]

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The Power of Foresight: Why Looking Into the Future is the Key to Success

Humans have an incredible capacity for “mental time travel.” We can look back into our past, by recollecting memories and past experiences, or we can look forward into our future, by projecting new and possible events in our lives. Foresight is our ability to accurately predict future outcomes. It is a long-term, “bigger picture” view […]

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The Science of Daydreaming: How It Benefits Creativity and Problem-Solving

Daydreaming is a state of mind where thoughts that are experienced by an individual are unrelated to what is going on in the environment around them. We all experience daydreaming from time-to-time: at school, at work, or at home. It most often happens when we are doing something that we find boring, so our mind […]

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