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Most Compelling Reason EVER to Stop Judging People

On some level, we all care about what people think about us, and some people really struggle with self-acceptance and other emotional issues because of it.

“How positively you see others is linked to how happy, kind-hearted and emotionally stable you are, according to new research. In contrast, negative perceptions of others are linked to higher levels of narcissism and antisocial behavior,” says an article titled, What you say about others says a lot about you, research...
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Most Important Skill According to National Sample of Adults

Communication Skills Rank #1
Pew Research Center recently asked a national sample of adults to select among a list of 10 skills: “Regardless of whether or not you think these skills are good to have, which ones do you think are most important for children to get ahead in the world today?
The answer was clear. Across the board, more respondents said communication skills were most important, followed by reading, math, teamwork, writing and logic. Science...
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Two Steps to Successfully Adopt New Weight Loss Behaviors

Chances are if you need to lose weight, you also need to adopt some new behaviors and turn those behaviors into habits, right?

Just about everyone struggles with changing old behaviors or adopting new ones, and one activity that is particularly common to struggle with is exercise.

Every year around the first of the year, people begin to make resolutions to adopt new behaviors and drop old ones, unfortunately of the time to fail miserably.

According to Statistic...
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Mental Health Nutrition

Polyphenols (Found in Certain Foods) and Their Impact on Mental Health

What we eat has everything to do with all aspects of our health, but little realize that what we eat directly affects our mental health as well.

Your mother always told you to eat your veggies, and that it would make you grow up to be big and strong, but did you know that you may be contributing to your own depression by not consuming enough vegetables?

Of course there are many factors...
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Mental Health Nutrition

Dietary Supplement Phosphatidylserine May Stimulate Neurotransmitters for Mood

It should come as no surprise that anxiety and depression rates are running rampant in America, for a large number of reasons. People definitely are not incorporating nature into their lives as much as they should be, and their diets are also high in trans fats and refined sugars, which wreaks havoc on the body. Many are taking prescription after prescription to no avail.

Some find that even after strict lifestyle changes,...
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Surround Yourself With People Who Are Exerting Mental Effort to Increase Productivity

Many people who work from home have a hard time staying focused on the task at hand, due to the many distractions that present themselves, which is completely understandable. Staying concentrated when there are others around you who are relaxing, playing (if you have kids), or watching TV can be near impossible at times.

Studies are now showing that if you surround yourself with others who are focused and working hard, it will promote...
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Optimism Linked to Better Health

An optimistic outlook on life is a beneficial viewpoint to adopt for many reasons.

For starters, your every single day will be sweetened with the ability to see the positive aspect of any given situation. If every situation, and every day, is better because of your ability to see the positive, that obviously means your entire life will be affected and changed for the best.

It is known that those who are predominantly optimistic...
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Subconscious Mental Defense Mechanism Protects Your Relationship

Staying committed in a long-term relationship in this day-and-age can be quite a challenge, especially with the temptations of the internet and social media right at our fingertips.

But research is now suggesting that those who are committed, and mean to keep their relationship in good standing have a subconscious technique for resisting attractive members of the opposite sex.

Studies show that when someone is in a loving, long-term relationship,...
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Mind Hack to Ensure You Get Stuff Done

We’ve all done it; made a plan to do something that we needed to do, with every intention of actually doing it, and then life happens and we forget to follow through with our task.

It’s not that we purposefully flake on these things. We just get lost in the hustle-and-bustle of the day, and other things end up taking a priority over what we initially thought was more important.

If only there were a...
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