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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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8 Things Society Says You Need To Do (But You Really Don’t)

Everyone is influenced by society. We can’t help it. We like to believe that we are free and autonomous individuals, but the truth is parents, teachers, bosses, politicians, and religious figures play a huge role in the decisions we make and how we choose to live our lives. At an early age, we need guidance […]

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Positive Peer Pressure

[adsense_id=”1″] We often think of the term peer pressure to be a negative thing. We imagine teens trying to persuade other teens to do drugs, have reckless sex, or ditch school. But peer pressure is really just anytime our peers encourage us to change our values, attitudes, and behaviors. And it doesn’t always need to […]

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Limitations of Affirmations

This article introduces the basic concept of “affirmations” – a tool in self improvement in which we recite certain thoughts and beliefs so that they take root in our subconscious mind. I point out some of the limitations behind how this technique is normally practiced, and some of the things we can do so that […]

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