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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 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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    7 Ways Companies Exploit Psychology

    This post is based upon research on the science of cognitive biases. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   Companies are always looking for an edge: to acquire more customers, or get more money out of the existing customers. The use of certain techniques is not necessarily nefarious, […]

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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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    Experiment: How To Sleep Less

    If there is a “holy grail” for those obsessed by productivity and time-management, it is conquering sleep.  It is easy to think of the time spent sleeping each night as wasted time.  If only we could sleep less without any ill-effects!   You’ve probably tried going without sleep once or twice and know what a […]

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    Mindhacks to Increase Happiness using Science

    This post is based upon research on the science of happiness. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   Much of the latest psychological research is yielding surprising, even counter-intuitive insights into how the mind works (which is why we have wonderful books like Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational). A common thread […]

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