Tetris getting you a promotion?

“Smile and the world smiles with you,” goes the cliché. But, turns out, there might just be something in it.

Feb 14

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Collecting: Is it becoming a compulsion?

Is collecting things harmless or could it take a turn for worse? Whether it’s old coins, stamps, trading cards, or Beanie Babies, many of us have items that we find particularly enticing, and that we’re strangely compelled to collect. Have you ...

Feb 14

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Generic clothes vs Designer brands

Many would rather buy generic clothes than stand out with designer brands Many people buy and wear clothing from prestigious brands as a way to express and distinguish themselves. However, a new study from the University of Missouri has found that ...

Feb 14

Categories: Women's Issues

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Optimism vs Pessimism

Sometimes, it pays to see the glass half-empty I listed optimism as one of the ten things you should do every day to improve your life. Yet pessimism does have advantages and plenty of people see it as a better way to view the world. What does the ...

Feb 13

Categories: Other

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Easiest Productivity Hack

You can literally do this in one second. To learn better, hit control-s and “outsource” your remembering.

Feb 13

Categories: Career Development and Change

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7 Rituals You Should Steal From Extremely Creative People

Having lots of creative and novel ideas over time does not come from a flash of brilliance or a single moment of inspiration. It is bred by a consistent set of rituals that serves as the bed rock for getting remarkable things done. Here are 7 ...

Feb 13

Categories: Creative Blocks

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Meth Damages Adolescent Brains Far More than Those of Adults

Adolescents who chronically use methamphetamine suffer greater and more widespread alterations in their brain than adults who chronically abuse the drug–and damage is particularly evident in a part of the brain believed to control the "executive ...

Feb 12

Categories: Drug Addiction

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One in 10 fathers suffer from post-natal depression, study finds

One in 10 new fathers suffers from post-natal depression and more research is needed to find out how many develop other mental health disorders after their children are born.

Feb 12

Categories: Men's Issues, Parenting

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7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being ...

Feb 11

Categories: Meditation

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Can hugs make you healthier?

In 1991, CMU psychology professor Sheldon Cohen published a landmark study in the New England Journal of Medicine showing how stress can compromise our immune system and leave us more vulnerable to the common cold. Committed to finding practical ...

Feb 11

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Serotonin-Deficient Brains More Vulnerable to Social Stress

Mice genetically deficient in serotonin -- a crucial brain chemical implicated in clinical depression -- are more vulnerable than their normal littermates to social stressors, according to a Duke study appearing this week in the Proceedings of the ...

Feb 11

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Does Binge-Watching Make Us Depressed?

Netflix and other streaming media services have become the crack of television, making it possible to watch an entire season ...

Feb 10

Categories: Addictions, Depression

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Why plants in the office make us more productive

'Green' offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than 'lean' designs stripped of greenery, new research shows.

Feb 10

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Learn Languages Better With This Psychological Tip

Boost language learning with this tip.

Feb 9

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Adult vs. Child Depression

Did you know that depression presents differently in children than it does in adults?

Feb 9

Categories: Depression

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