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The State of Mind that Predicts Physical Health

Your level of gratitude may predict your physical and psychological health. This comes from a 2012 study of 1000 individuals aged 19-84.

According to research:

Dispositional gratitude correlated positively with self-reported physical health, and this link was mediated by psychological health, healthy activities, and willingness to seek help for health concerns.

If you have a high disposition toward gratitude, you are more likely to be in good spirits and report better physical...
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The Winner for Most Annoying Person in the World

Your spouse. Lifelong mates are the most annoying people in life, according to research.

But don't despair. If your spouse annoys you, that could be a good sign for your relationship, according to researchers.

Only on Earth. Only among humans, right? Mutual annoyance in marriage = a good thing. Can it be true?

It does make sense that if you spend a lot of time with someone, they have more potential to bug you. We spend more...
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5 Ways to Center Yourself in the Midst of Chaos

I don't know about you, but to me the world feels less certain and more chaotic than ever.

Both sides would probably agree that the political world has cracked. Climate change, whether you believe in it or not, casts a broad web of stress and conflict. And random acts of violence continue unmitigated. Our personal lives are also less grounded, given the infusion of technological distractions.

Grounded. That's what we need to feel. Centered and...
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Organize Your Desk to Boost Productivity

Are you looking for ways to increase your productivity? Start with your desk. Having an organized desk and work area can boost your productivity and clear your mind.
Powerful Benefits Stem from an Organized Work Area
Two researchers, Chae and Zhu, conducted a study in which they placed one group of students in a messy environment and another group in a neat setting with organized desks. The group in the messy environment had less stamina to persist...
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Notes on the ‘One Emotional Cause of Addiction’ Theory: Is Dr. Dodes Right?



I’ve been studying a provocative theory on the cause of addictive behavior. I am not endorsing this view, merely sharing.

Amid a mountain of theory and evidence for the ‘addiction as a brain disease’ model, one psychiatrist seems to have started a movement that speaks to the underlying emotions related to addiction.

This includes all addictive behaviors, including chronic abuse of alcohol, drugs, sex, spending, gambling, internet use, and so on.

The originator of this emotional theory...
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