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Change Your Roles, Change Your Life

In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist performed an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group was told they were responsible for keeping the…

News | Health & Wellbeing

5 'Life Skills' Tied to Health Benefits

People with five traits -- such as conscientiousness, control and emotional stability -- are more likely to be healthier in older age, new research suggests.

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5 Skills That Will Increase Your Happiness

What's the key to lasting happiness? Research has confirmed that you can practice certain skills that will increase your happiness in life. You just have to learn how.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

6 Purely Psychological Effects of Washing Your Hands

Wash your hands, wash your mind: recover optimism, feel less guilty, less doubtful and more...

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The Secret to Being an Eternal Optimist

James Michael Sama suggests we stop wasting time hating the people who hate us, and spending more time loving the people who love us.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

7 Tricks for Turning Mega-Threats into Micro-Triumphs | Psychology Today

How do you convert big fat ominous threats into bite-sized micro-triumphs? Here are a few suggestions, based on some of the best applications of psychological research.

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7 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be Happy

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com
Neil Pasricha is on a crusade, and his goal is to help people get happy. He has firsthand experience wi...

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The done list is a productivity hack that’s the opposite of a to-do list.

I have a complicated relationship with to-do lists. They are undeniably useful for plotting out your day or week ahead of time, and they can be a great ...

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Instantly Read Someone's Personality With One Question

One type of question can indirectly reveal a lot about a person's personality.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Seeing the benefits of failure shapes kids' beliefs about intelligence

Parents' beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence, according to new research. The research indicates that it's parents' responses to failure, and not their beliefs about intelligenc

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Optimism: It Really Does Matter

How can you stay optimistic despite what’s happening in your life? Your mental state guides your life, which means staying optimistic can have a power...

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Are You a ‘Defensive Pessimist’ or a ‘Strategic Optimist’? Take a 5-Question Quiz to Find Out

For some people, telling them to

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

Optimism: The Hidden Asset • Six SecondsSix Seconds

Bruna Martinuzzi, a specialist in bringing EQ into leadership, provides a practical view of optimism as a leadership asset. She offers 17 concrete action steps to develop and apply this key competence. The article includes links and references to numerous