Do you keep putting off that dream project because you don't believe you'll ever succeed? Have you always wanted to be your own boss but never dared to quit your current job? In other words, are you afraid to fail? Here's why you should do the exact opposite and actually seek failure...
Over the last century, it’s safe to say that Sigmund Freud’s ideas shaped the foundation of modern psychology as we know it. Many of his ideas have become cultural icons, with some popular terms like penis envy and anal obsession penetrating everyday jargon. As controversial as his ideas may now...
We all have trouble falling asleep from time to time. There are few things as frustrating as being tired and not being able to drop off to sleep. You’ve had a nice hot bath, you’ve enjoyed your favorite hot drink, you’ve even dispensed a few drops of lavender on your...
I have a confession to make. I’m an overthinker, and my overthinking has consumed my life. My overthinking is characterized by non-stop thoughts, even when I’m absorbed completely in the present moment. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing. My mind runs rampant. Over the last decade, I’ve been aware of being an...
Do you believe you’re meant to have a purpose to live a kick-ass life? I’m guessing you do believe this. It seems almost everyone believes this. I’m also guessing that this belief brings you an enormous amount of stress and anxiety. I’ve lost count of how many “inspirational heroes” will say something...
New research out of Northeastern University turns everything we know about emotions upside down. Lisa Feldman Barrett is a Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her new book How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain proposes a...
Wearing thick, full-framed glasses may make you look like a nerd, but you'll also be perceived as more intelligent. This is just one trick you can employ to come across as more intelligent than you really are. Why would you want to do that? Well, in many cases, how smart...
American kindergartens are running the risk of producing rule-following robots instead of creative, free-thinking youngsters. These institutions have become academic in nature, devoid of free play opportunities which promote emotional, social and cognitive development. Small children are kept occupied with teacher-led academic learning activities for hours on end sometimes with little...