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How to Defuse Heated Arguments Before They Spiral Out of Control

When you’re in a heated argument, it’s easy to lose control of yourself quickly. We often say something we don’t really mean. We do something we immediately regret. And we damage trust and respect in a way that’s hard to gain back. These are the potential costs of the arguments we get into. The more […]

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The Psychology Behind What Makes Ideas Popular

What makes some ideas spread like wildfire while others are dead on arrival? Whether you’re a businessman, politician, musician, or artist – your success depends on your ability to get your ideas to spread to large amounts of people. But how do you get people to pay attention to your ideas? And how do you […]

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6 Moral Taste Buds That Shape Our Morality

Why do we all have such a hard time agreeing on issues of politics, religion, and morality? According to moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt in The Righteous Mind, groups like liberals and conservatives operate on different “moral foundations” that make it fundamentally difficult for them to understand each other (although it’s not impossible). One great metaphor […]

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Mnemonics: The Forgotten Art of Memory

There used to be a time when memory was the foundation of an intelligent person. Before books, cellphones, and computers, everything a person learned had to be stored inside their mind. In Ancient Greece, scholars would use elaborate memory techniques to remember full speeches, poems, stories, and historical facts. Today we don’t have as much […]

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Why It’s Healthy to Reflect on Your Past Relationships

Whenever we experience a fall-out or a break up with someone, we often have a natural tendency to reflect on that relationship. Often it can be a painful process. We ruminate constantly about someone – staying up all night thinking about the mistakes we made, the negative signs we missed, and all the things we […]

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