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Turning Emotions Up and Down at the Flick of a Switch

Our minds can often be influenced by our environment in many ways without us even realizing it. A fascinating new

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The Belief in Mind-Body Dualism Can Make Us Act Less Healthy

Throughout many cultures there is a prevailing belief that the mind is separate from the body – this is called “mind-body dualism.” Many people still wish to believe this today, even with increasing research on how our biology and brain is directly connected to our psychology and mental health. Perhaps one major reason people want […]

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Why Buying Experiences is Better than Buying Stuff

A lot of the clothes I still wear I’ve had for years. The video games I play today are all from previous generations. And I still use the same TV, laptop, and cellphone that I’ve had for a really long time. It’s not that I’m against any of these things or that I’m against spending […]

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How We Find Motivation in Other People’s Struggles

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. Recent research has shown that when we focus on […]

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Undeserved Self-Praise Can Lead to Depression, Study Suggests

According to a recent study published in Emotion, students who evaluated their performance on an exam as higher than it actually was – a form of undeserved self-praise – later felt dejected and depressed. According to Chi-Yue Chiu, of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore: “Distress following excessive self-praise is likely to occur when a person’s […]

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