How Perfectionism Destroys Happiness

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If you want to never be happy or satisfied with your life, one great way to do that is to raise your expectations to an unrealistically high standard that can never possibly be met.

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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 how to stop feeling so easily threatened and offended by what people say or do.

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When out in public, most of us think we would prefer being left alone vs. talking to a random stranger, but new research shows the importance of casual social interactions.

When out in public, most of us think we would prefer being left alone vs. talking to a random stranger, but new research shows the importance of casual social interactions.


Curiosity and the Advantages of a Hungry Mind

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New psychology research has discovered the many benefits of curiosity and a “hungry mind.” Check out how to cultivate more curiosity in your own life.

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Practice Improvisation to Become a Faster and More Creative Thinker

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If spontaneity is something you need to work on, consider trying out some of these improvisation exercises to get your mind thinking more quickly and creatively.

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Psychologists found speaking to yourself in the second-person, for example saying “You can do it!” instead of “I can do it!” improved effort and task performance. It’s always good to learn new things about how to improve our self-talk and affirmations - I’m looking forward to more research in the future!

Psychologists found speaking to yourself in the second-person, for example saying “You can do it!” instead of “I can do it!” improved effort and task performance.

It’s always good to learn new things about how to improve our self-talk and affirmations - I’m looking forward to more research in the future!



How to Overcome Mean World Syndrome

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Do you think we live in a mean and terrible world? Then you may have mean world syndrome.

Mean world syndrome is a concept proposed by George Gerbner, an influential professor of communication who spent his life studying how culture and media influences our beliefs and perception about society.

The basic idea behind mean world syndrome is that too much exposure to violence and crime through TV, movies, music, video games, and culture can influence some individuals to believe that we live in an inherently evil and mean world.

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Giving Ourselves Permission to Feel Bad

When we look toward others for support, what we’re often searching for is “negative validation” - someone to just listen and accept our negative thoughts and emotions, without trying to change them.

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The Science of Self-Affirmations

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How to use the powerful tool of affirmations to improve confidence + motivation.

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