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How To Foster Sympathy In Your Children At A Young Age

Parents and teachers might often wonder how to teach children caring toward others — more so when the world feels full of disagreement, conflict, and aggression.


Adjust Your Beliefs To Handle The Crappy Events In Your Life Better

What you believe has a strong impact on how you perceive bad events. If you build your life around your job, losing it can hurt you a lot more than if you believe you can switch jobs and still be happy. Changing those beliefs can help make the inevitable bad events easier to deal with.


Fight Off Stress And Burnout By Mentally Planning For Work On Your Commutes

Long commutes might seem like the perfect time to relax and indulge in a pleasurable activity like reading a book, listening to music or podcasts, or even taking a nap, but you’re actually better off thinking about work. A recent study suggests you can make your transit time more bearable and lower your stress levels if you do.


Don't Waste Time Maximising Decisions That Don't Bring You More Satisfaction

When you’re faced with a choice, how much time do you spend making sure it’s perfectly optimal? If that decision is going to significantly affect your happiness, take your time. If you’re picking your tie in the morning, though, maybe don’t stress about it.


Jump Start Your Motivation By Forcing Yourself To Make More Choices

We all have days where our motivation falls flat. Just the thought of getting started with your work is overwhelming. If you need to get the gears turning, you can motivate yourself simply by making a choice, big or small.


Assertiveness Is Controlling Your Actions, Aggressiveness Is Controlling Others

Have you ever wanted to be more assertive and get what you want, but are worried that you’ll end up becoming a jerk? Here’s a simple guide to tell the difference: If you’re only controlling your own actions, you’re being assertive. If you’re trying to control someone else, you’re becoming aggressive.


Beat Procrastination By Using Small Wins To Build Momentum

When you really have to get things done, all you need to do is get started. If you’re struggling, focus on something small. Even an answered email, short report finished, or another small win is all it takes to build a little momentum to tackle the big stuff.


Do Women Really Prefer ‘Bad Boys’?

“Nice guys finish last” is one of the most widely believed maxims of dating. Fleshed out, the idea goes something like this: heterosexual women might say they want nice characteristics in a partner, but in reality what they want is the challenge that comes with dating a “bad boy”. This idea is so widespread that some people are even making money off the back of it, selling self-help books and teaching men how to pick up women by insulting them – a practice known as “negging”.

Recently, an article published by Broadly claimed, “Everyone knows [bad boys] … are desirable. Thanks to a recent study, this is now scientifically verifiable.”


Why It Seems Like So Many Good Looking People Are Jerks

It seems like the world is filled to the brim with jerks who have perfect bodies and beautiful faces, but it’s not so clear cut. While it’s easy to blame good looking people for being mean, the truth is that your own biases are manipulating your perception.


Treat Your Focus Like Playing An Arcade Game

Taking on a big task is like playing an arcade game: it requires all of your focus. As soon as you pause the game and walk away, your chances of earning a high score all but disappear.


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