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A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

Harvard social psychologist Amy Cuddy.Craig Barritt/Getty People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating? Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions. In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy says that people quickly answer two...

Harvard researchers say the snowball method is the best way to pay off debt — here’s a simple spreadsheet that can make it work for you

If you're struggling to pay off debt, you're not alone. The average household with credit card debt owes $16,061, according to a recent report by NerdWallet. And while there are many strategies to eliminate debt for good, one method proves most effective: Prioritizing accounts with smaller balances, rather than those with higher interest rates, also...

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Perfect Routine to Uplift Your Mornings and Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body out of bed. But perhaps there’s a better way. Instead of dreading the day ahead, what if we embraced gratitude and kindness? What if we actually told ourselves we...

50 Quotes That Will Free Your Mind And Change Your Perspective

We are our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking. You have a train of thought on which you ride when you are alone and quietly thinking.  The self-worth you feel, as well as the happiness your life brings, depends upon the direction in which this train is moving, the baggage it...

The Six Basic Laws Of Life

In our life there are certain laws that must be followed. It helps us have a more harmonious relationship with the universe and makes our desires happen faster. Here are these laws: 1. You get what you give If you want to have good relations with other people, treat them in a good way. Love people,...

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? Science Says Nag the Heck out of Them

Your daughter will inevitably resent you in the short-term, but the long-term benefits for both of you are undoubtedly worth it. A study in the United Kingdom proves that lofty expectations are synonymous with successful young women: “Behind every successful woman is a nagging mom? Teenage girls more likely to succeed if they have pushy mothers.” More nagging results...

Harvard-Trained Brain Researcher Says a Stroke Showed Her the Answers to the Mystery of Life

It sounds like the start of a bad joke: So a Harvard brain researcher has a stroke… The punchline on this one is amazing, though: As she lost access to half of her brain, she was able to contemplate what was happening and share her incredible, remarkable insight. Doctor Jill Bolte Taylor, a respected neuroanatomist, had...

The One & Only Thing You Need to Realize to Make Life Better

I think we can agree that when our lives are so busy, we can easily forget what’s really important in life. However, sometimes it can be worth it to take a step back and think about what really matters. That’s why the below story from modern day Buddhist Pema Chödrön is so refreshing. It crystallizes what’s...

How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits

Napping can be great! But sometimes when you wake up after a nap, you feel groggy and almost as if you are more tired now than you were before taking the nap. Why does this happen? According to Dr. Michael Breus “If you take it longer than 30 minutes, you end up in deep sleep....

How To Supercharge Your Dopamine Levels To Never Feel Sad, Stressed Or Depressed Again

Our brain releases a neurotransmitter, dopamine, which is crucial for numerous essential bodily functions. Dopamine is great for the following body functions: – Regulating movement – Controlling the center of pleasure and reward in the brain – Improving the cognitive functions (knowledge, attention, memory, decision-making, evaluation, problem solving) – Regulating the secretion of prolactin Since it is extremely important for...

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