psychology

Take A Few Seconds To Meditate Before You Pick Up The Phone

Meditation can be very beneficial, but most of us struggle to find the time. Next time the phone rings, take a few breaths before you answer.


Can You Train Your Brain To Crave Healthy Foods?

The mere sight of a slice of gooey chocolate cake, a cheesy pizza, or a sizzling burger can drive us to eat these foods. In terms of evolution we show preference for high calorie foods as they are an important source of energy. We tend to crave these rich, tasty foods not only when we are hungry, but when we are emotional, bored, or stressed out.


Make Space For Big Decisions By Limiting The Small Ones

Big decisions can be daunting. Pick the Brain says to reserve more energy for big decisions by making fewer small ones.


How To Solve The 'Where Should We Eat?' Argument Once And For All

It’s a timeless, exhausting and frustrating struggle. You’re with a friend or your significant other and you’re both so hungry you start to wonder what the other person would taste like with a little mustard. Before resorting to murder and cannibalism, try one of these tricks.


Avoid An Income Plateau By Ditching Your Comfort Zone

Earning more is a big part of building wealth. Credit.com points out that many people become comfortable with their income and stop trying to strive for more. To avoid an income plateau, ditch your comfort zone.


Harness The Power Of Empathy For Successful Negotiations

Understanding the feelings and viewpoints of others is nice — but more selfishly, empathy is also a useful negotiation skill. Finance site Listen Money Matters explains why successful negotiators are empathic.


The Three Most Important Factors For Maintaining Work Motivation

Work shouldn’t always feel like a burden, but keeping your motivation can be a constant struggle. Here are three factors that can help you understand and upkeep your motivation.


Help Children Avoid Depression By Teaching Them To Reframe Setbacks

Depression is a very real problem, not just for adults but for children as well. Psych Central points out one thing parents and teachers could do that can help prevent children from suffering from depression: teach a specific type of problem solving and thinking skill.


Build Your Creative Resilience With The Rejection You Receive

Trying to be creative and think outside of the box won’t always go in your favour. Rejection will knock you down constantly, but that rejection is your training for developing strong creative endurance.


Turn A Deaf Ear To Silly Remarks To Avoid Damaging Relationships

We’ve all had our fair share of less than remarkable comments. The Fast Track tells us to learn how to respond to these situations in a way that avoids damaging relationships.