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Mnemonics: The Forgotten Art of Memory

There used to be a time when memory was the foundation of an intelligent person. Before books, cellphones, and computers, everything a person learned had to be stored inside their mind. In Ancient Greece, scholars would use elaborate memory techniques to remember full speeches, poems, stories, and historical facts. Today we don’t have as much […]

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The Mindbus Technique: A Visualization for Defusing Negative Thoughts

The mindbus technique is an exercise often practiced in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The basic idea is to imagine yourself as the driver of a “mindbus” and to imagine your thoughts as passengers riding this bus with you. This is a great way to become more mindful of your thinking, while at the same […]

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4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Role Models

One of the most important exercises I recommend in self improvement is to create a “role models” list and describe what you admire about each person and why. Learning from other people can often be a much bigger resource for improving our lives than any book or class. When you find someone who has real […]

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How to Improve Any Personality Trait

Everyone’s personality is a mixture between nature and nurture. While many of our personality tendencies may be determined by our genes, our personality is also very flexible depending on our learning and experiences. A recent study found that your personality is often much more flexible than you realize. And even more surprisingly, changes to your […]

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Negative Visualization: 3 Meditations on Suffering and Tragedy

Trying to only think positively can give you a distorted and unhealthy view of reality. It doesn’t prepare you for the hardships and tragedy that many of us will often face throughout the course of our lives. There’s a tool called negative visualization that can help you build a more grounded and realistic view of […]

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