Don’t Underestimate Good Intentions

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New research shows that good intentions can increase pleasure, decrease pain, and even make candy taste sweeter. How else may good intentions improve our everyday lives?

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How to Love Someone You Don’t Like

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How we can cultivate “compassionate” love for any person through loving-kindness meditation. Buddhism meets neuroscience.

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How to Rewire Your Brain to Be More Kind to Others

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Check out these ways to improve your overall kindness toward others and just be a nicer person.

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Be just as careful with who you surround yourself with online as offline.

Be just as careful with who you surround yourself with online as offline.


Emotional Distance Isn’t Always a Bad Thing In Your Relationships

A study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that the key to healthy relationships wasn’t whether individuals were closer to each other, but if their “closeness” was at a comfortable and suitable level.


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3 Reasons to Give People the Benefit of The Doubt

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When we don’t give people the benefit of the doubt, we are often forced to hold our own actions at a higher standard than others. Or, even worse, we have to deal with our own hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance when we make similar mistakes and try to justify them.

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How to Build Thick Skin and Stop Being So Sensitive

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Check out these important tips for building thick skin in your life - and stop feeling so easily threatened and offended by what people say or do.

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The Echo Effect: How Repeating People’s Words Improves Social Interaction

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Repeating people’s words can be very important in building likability, comfort, and social connectedness. Psychologists are calling this the “echo effect.”


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4 Ways to Create Meaning in Life Without Religion

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Finding meaning in life is important for happiness. Here are the main ways you can add meaning and purpose to your life.

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