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How Your Brain Reacts to Mistakes Depends on Your Mindset

One of the most powerful shifts in your mindset is thinking of mistakes as learning opportunities. Recently a study published in Psychological Science tried to investigate how this attitude affects our brains. Researchers first hooked up participants to an EEG in order to record electrical activity in the brain. They then had participants perform a […]

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High Brainwaves Critical for Learning and Memory

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Why Confidence Is One of The Most Important Traits to Our Evolution

Confidence is one of the most important traits in achieving a happy and successful life. In fact, a recent study published in the scientific journal Nature explains how confidence once played an important role in our evolution. According to the research, confidence motivates us to take action in the face of uncertainty. So the more […]

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The Dark Sides of Our Digital Self

I recently picked up a copy of Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality at my local library. The author is a psychiatrist by the name of Elias Aboujaoude who is currently serving as the director at the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The thesis of Aboujaoude’s book […]

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Dangerous Trends in Personal Development

There is an ongoing trend in personal development that seems to ignore the consequences of reality and instead focus on wishful-thinking and excessive optimism. Although I am certainly not the first to criticize works like “What The Bleep Do We Know?,” “The Secret,” or “The Law of Attraction” – I believe there is real damage […]

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