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Over the years, people have often accused me of being a cynical jerk. Whether it’s a disgruntled view on a popular trend or just a grumpy disposition, I almost always gravitate toward a negative outlook before a positive one. Thankfully, I found my way out of this without resorting to Disney-esque positive thinking.
We often discuss how your brain can trick you and, by proxy, how you can hack your brain, but there are a few things our minds are very good at tricking us into that we should be aware of. This video from the folks at DNews is a crash course in three of them: sunk cost, optimism bias and confirmation bias.
When you want to build a connection with someone, body language experts say you should mirror their posture . But when you want to avoid conflict, your best bet is to shift your feet so that your body angles away.
Drugs. It’s a difficult subject to navigate with your kids. Stories about drugs are all over the news, kids talk about them with each other, and popular media portray them as everything from liberating to devastating. So how are you supposed to approach such a large and controversial topic with your children?
If you’re a bit on the shy side and tend to stick to the wall at most social events, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a great time. Inc points out that all you need to do is seek out other wallflowers.