Long distance running wears out your body, but the real battle happens in your mind. Here's the mental trick an ultramarathoner used to push through the most difficult moments of running 50 marathons in 50 consecutive days.
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Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier — as I'm sure most people would — so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are 10 of the best ones I found.
If you've never sung karaoke, it might seem like a nightmare. You're standing in front of a bunch of random people, singing all by yourself, and praying the monitor with the lyrics doesn't go out. But a lot of your fears are unfounded, and there are plenty of things you can do to ease yourself into the spotlight.
One of the key facets of any scientific study is that no matter what, its results are questioned and tested again. A number of popular psychological studies, like the idea that smiling makes you happier or that willpower is a limited resource, haven't held up to that scrutiny. They're not totally bogus, but they're not definitive either. Here's what's really going on.
You know how important it is to break out of your comfort zone, say yes more often and allow yourself to be vulnerable. But what if that vulnerability makes you so anxious you find it hard to function? The key is learning to embrace vulnerability without allowing it to take over.
The difference between introverts and extroverts isn't as important as we make it out to be. As this video explains, though, there are some scientific reasons why some lean more towards one end of this spectrum or the other.
At one of my first "real" jobs, I was on a project with a group of workers who were notoriously manipulative. I buddied up with someone who seemed easygoing, though. During a meeting, our boss asked her why one of her tasks didn't get done. My easygoing friend flat-out blamed it on me. It was my first experience with a manipulative coworker and it was not fun.
A little mindfulness goes a long way, even in adults, but the earlier you can start the habit, the better. This chart is full of ways you can help guide your children to be more mindful of their actions and surroundings, and in turn, help yourself.
"Power poses", or the idea that faking powerful body language reduces stress and improves your performance in a stressful situation, is a tip we've repeated several times. However, one of the lead researchers behind the idea has made a complete about-face, and so should we — unless, of course, it works for you.