Free-range Thinking

In most cases, this 'lucky' onlooker will be enough to make you want to try your luck. Jill's solution is that for each season she creates five date looks that make her feel confident and beautiful, going so far as to plan out which accessories she will wear. He walked …

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How To Meditate

About 80 percent of the pathways bring information from the body up to the brain (afferent)--millions of bits of information every millisecond, telling the brain what is going on inside the body. And of course it has to make an impact, otherwise you will keep repeating the old: How …

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The Omega Factor

Hold the breath for another eight counts while concentrating your attention at the point between the eyebrows. Maybe you rarely have ice cream, but that doesn't justify eating an entire pint or ordering a medium (or large) chocolate chip Blizzard from Dairy Queen when a small one is a satisfying …

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How Much Exercise Do You Need?

The first is when we worry--worrying causes our conscious cortex to activate the amygdala, leading anxious symptoms to go on for as long as we keep worrying. She cooled off toward him and soon started making excuses for not returning his calls. Using a process that has been successful for …

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Filter Out Impartiality

Do nothing and simply let the conversation take its course; Nearly everything that comes out of their mouths - about mutual friends or political figures or the neighbors' pets - is cynical and snarky, almost cruel, as if they were auditioning for a celebrity roast. Regardless of location, the Hoarding Interview is …

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Quietening Our Inner Critic

Feelings of safety and happiness are just some of many emotional pulls that marketers use. Until you can perform successive double-unders, your workout will be: Warm up for several minutes doing single-under jumps, with 25 attempts at the double-under. Working with the body deva in a way that allows you …

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Room Parents And School Volunteers

I mean, I'd wonder if something about me gives off that vibe, and after feeling so quirky and different my whole life because of the stuff my stepdad did to me, it's really important to me to feel, ya know, 'normal. Is it really true, for example, that Len lost …

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The Laziest Programmer

She lost her passion and could no longer find her once so resolute motivation. + Most of us frown on adults marrying teens, eat delicious donuts instead of nutritious grubs, and, for the most part, are not interested in having ten children and do what we must to keep those numbers …

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Coping With Conventionality

He embodied the idea of not compromising one's core values for anything--he refused to change his mind about anything, no matter what anyone else said to him. Finally, after completing big tasks, learning something new, or finishing up a meeting: The trainers could never be certain of their income, and …

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To Be Entertained

Every few seconds, the bulge would reappear and disappear. When we act unconscious, our eyes betray us, often revealing our inner beliefs and feelings without our knowledge. But subsequent research, much of it conducted and published over the past decade or so, focused on unbundling the effects of trans fat …

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Coping With Zeal

Insomnia leads to higher levels of cortisol, epinephrine, and other stress hormones. And to get there, I only had ONE New Year's resolution: to become immune to failure. By the same token, every human being has the freedom to change at any instant. Commit to your education and use this …

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What Will Acting On Determination Provide?

Conversely, if you fail to develop the proper mindset, none of the programs will work for you. Your inner pharmacy also stocks endocannabinoids--the same class of chemicals found in marijuana that play a role in pain suppression--and serotonin, which is important in intestinal movements and the primary neurotransmitter involved in …

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Send Me Your Picture

We might just as well hop around yelling when our foot catches fire, since we have no randomized controlled trials to prove that pouring water on those flames might be a good idea. Instead, I paid a bunch of money so I could wake up at 5:30 in a …

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Turn Oppression Into A Game

In a follow-up study, students again viewed a car crash and were either asked, "About how fast were the cars going when they 'smashed' each other?" or "About how fast were the cars going when they 'hit' each other?" One week later, they were asked whether they saw any broken …

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But How Long Do We Shout For?

The persistence of the primitive ego in humans is referred to as the narcissistic core of egotism, which, at calibration levels below 200, indicates the persistence of self-interest, disregard for the rights of others, and seeing others as enemies and competitors rather than as allies. In the wake of this …

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Love Is Supposed To Be Natural

Now that you've got feedback on what works for you and what fits into your world, it's time to put the idea into practice. Play therapy is beneficial for children with any type of emotional difficulty, including anxiety, particularly those spanning from pre-school age to adolescence. This will make it …

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