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    Traveler’s Mind, Zen Mind

    Have you ever heard someone say “travel is a state of mind?” It’s one of those platitudes that annoys me whenever I’m not on the road. Only someone who has the luxury of travel would ever say it. “No,” I want to scream, “travel is going somewhere different and seeing something new!”   Yet I think […]

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    How To Develop Healthy Self-Esteem

    This post is based upon the research science of self esteem. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   In the west, we seem to take for granted that it is important to have high self-esteem, but not all self-esteem is created equal: some of it leads to […]

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    The “Nothing New Under The Sun” Fallacy

    This post is based upon the research of innate “talent”. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   There’s an old biblical proverb about there being “nothing new under the sun.” On one level, it is true: most of what we know of as creativity is actually the […]

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    The Absolute Best Way to Change Behavior

    This post is based upon the research of behavior modification. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   What do Yoda, vegetarians and Alcoholics Anonymous all have in common? They all work in absolutes to create permanent results. It turns out there’s solid science to support this approach. Every […]

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    There is No “Good” Without Guilt

    Have you ever heard someone say something like “live without regrets?” It sounds like a pleasant platitude at first, but stop to think about it for a moment. It’s one thing to not live life to the fullest because you are afraid, but this is something wholly different. To live without regrets, you must have either […]

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    How Rewards and Punishment Change Behavior

    This post is based upon research on the science of rewards and motivation. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable. The old “carrot and stick” are two of the most-used tools for motivation. Yet, do we really understand how they work? Recent research has found some surprising truths about […]

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    Why Happiness is Boring

    This post is based upon research on the science of happiness. Check outmy other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   The Anna Karenina principle is derived from a famous Tolstoy quote: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.   This profound insight into […]

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    How We Each Think About Time Differently

    This post is based upon research on the science of time perception. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   Let’s face it: our brains are terrible at time. We tend to either ignore it completely, or become chronic clock-watchers. Our obsession with time leads us to spend much […]

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