A 100-Year Old Word Repetition Technique is Effective in Reducing the Impact of (Negative) Words

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Repeat the word milk for 45 seconds or more (remember to say it out loud), and you will find that the word begins to lose its meaning. It’s called the Milk Milk Milk exercise, and it is just one of many word repetition exercises. Try it yourself before you read any further… did the word milk lose its meaning? Continue reading

7 Wonderful Live in the Moment Quotes

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Does Your Pursuit of Self-Esteem Damage You?

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We tend to define ourselves and our self-worth in terms of our accomplishments.

How do we increase our self-esteem, and how do raise children with high self-esteem? Many self-help books try to answer questions like these. So, the pursuit of self-esteem is a central preoccupation in our modern culture.  Continue reading

How Your Social Network Influences Your Romantic Relationship

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How much does your social network influence your romantic relationship?

We care about what others think of us, and our romantic relationships, too. The support we receive from our social networks, such as family and friends, influences the quality of our relationships. Continue reading

Study: Anxious Parents May Attribute Negative Emotions to Their Children

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Anxiety runs in families. Children of anxious parents are over five times more likely than those of non-anxious parents to have an anxiety disorder (Budinger et al., 2013). Continue reading

Can People Hold 7±2 Objects in their Short-Term Memory or What?

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Is the magical number 7 so magical, after all?

Myth: People can hold 7±2 objects in their short-term memory.

Fact: English-speaking people can on average hold 7±2 unidimensional objects in their short-term memory. Continue reading

4 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself to Grow as a Person

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Study: Vacations Decrease Work-Related Stress, Especially in “Obsessive” Workers

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Vacations provide an opportunity for relaxation and mental downtime.

The summer vacations have just ended for most people. So, you might wonder how long you benefit from the effects of your holiday? Ought we go on holidays to relieve work-related stress and to stay well? Continue reading