Lying less may be associated with significant benefits to both our physical and mental health, according to a recent study presented at the American Psychological Association’s 120th Annual Conference. During the conference, researchers from the University of Notre Dame presented an “honesty experiment” which measured whether or not telling lies could have adverse effects on [...]
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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 [...]
We don’t always have to like someone for us to have love for them. Sure – it may not be “friendship” love or “family” love or “romantic” love. However, we can have “compassionate” love for anyone, despite any differences or shortcomings that person may have. Compassion is our ability to understand and sympathize with the [...]
Success rarely comes without roadblocks, hardship, and failure. If you’ve ever read anyone’s success story, then you have undoubtedly found out that their victories weren’t absent from previous failures and struggles. In many ways, those past failures are what make successful people who they are today.
A group of Dutch positive psychologists recently tested the possibility of a co-existence between mental disorders and happiness. According to the study, 68.4% of the mentally troubled said they “often felt happy,” in contrast to 89.1% of those who “often felt happy” – but didn’t have a mental disorder. So while it is still easier [...]