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Posts Tagged ‘Psychology’

How to Build Thick Skin and Stop Being So Sensitive

What does it mean to have “thick skin?” Usually, it means a person is able to take criticism, insults, and unpleasant information without getting too emotional and riled up about it. A person who doesn’t have thick skin can be very sensitive and over-reactive. You’ll often find them yelling, crying, or being defensive whenever they […]

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Happy With Less: Try Living With One Less Desire

How much does it take to be happy? And how much is too much? Money, houses, cars, TVs, phones, computers, video games, stereo systems, furniture, clothes, shoes, food, sex, sleep, drugs, and more – there’s no end to the amount of things we can want and desire. Of course, we can’t live a life without […]

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5 Reasons to Calm Down Your Analytical Mind

Our “analytical mind” is the thinking part of our brains. It mostly takes place in the prefrontal cortex, which is associated with complex decision-making, problem solving, critical thinking, and self-monitoring. Basically, it’s the part of our brains that makes us step back and think, “What should I think here?” or “What should I do here?” […]

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4 Ways to Create Meaning in Life Without Religion

Although I grew up as a Roman Catholic, I’ve always been skeptical of religion for as long as I can remember. By the time I reached high school, I had largely considered myself an atheist. I’m not against other people being religious. For many, it provides a sense of meaning and belonging, and recent studies […]

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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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