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Progressive Relaxation Exercise

“Progressive relaxation” is a popular exercise used by physical therapists to help release any extra stress, anxiety, and tension that is pent up in your body, muscles, and joints. In one recent study it was found that progressive relaxation can help reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue, as well as improve quality of life in individuals […]

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5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Playing Video Games

Video games can often be a subject of controversy in psychology. One of the biggest criticisms against video games is the idea that they can desensitize people (especially children) to violence, and thus lead to more aggressive and antisocial behavior in the real world. For example, in one recent study it was shown that playing […]

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3 Smart Rules to Follow When Changing Habits

One of the biggest obstacles in “self improvement” is trying to change habits. We are what we repeatedly do, this is why it’s so important to be aware of our habits – and change them when they are leading us down a bad path. Because ultimately, your daily routine is what decides where you are […]

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The Power of Cursing When Practicing Affirmations

Why do people use cursing in their everyday language? Perhaps many people see it as a sign of immaturity, but a recent study shows that cursing can sometimes help relieve pain and stress. Often times, people use cursing to express passion and excitement. It doesn’t always have to be seen as a negative thing, and […]

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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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