Category Archives: Self-help

Do You Pick the Dead Man’s Solution? Focus on What You Want to Be Instead of What You Don’t Want to Be

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The dead man’s solution is to have goals that could be achieved by a dead man, such as having no pain or no more terrible feelings. At first, it seems like some nice goals to have, but in fact they may not help us.
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8 Principles to Improve Memory

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Everyone experiences recall difficulties. The human memory isn’t perfect, but luckily there are ways to improve it.

It is annoying not to be able to recall stuff you have just learned, heard about, or witnessed. Imagine you look through all of your study notes before an exam, and you don’t remember anything. Let’s try to avoid this situation with a few learning principles.

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Mnemonic Devices: The Art of Improving Memory

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Do you forget things easily? Try these mnemonic devices.

The deeper we process information, the better we will remember it. It’s as simple as that. Luckily, there is a way to improve our memory, but it takes effortful and intentional processing. This means, if we want to improve our memory, we must practice. Continue reading

3 Ways to Prevent that the Moods of Others Affect You Negatively

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People may affect your mood in either a positive or negative way. You might want to avoid that negative moods affect you too much. This post describes how to do it.

The idea of emotional contagion goes back to 400 B.C., when Hippocrates found that some women transferred their strong emotions to others. Continue reading

3 Ways to Overcome Boredom

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We all get bored once in a while, but how do we overcome it? There are three ways to do it.

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Psychological Myopia: The Tendency to Think Short-Sightedly

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Psychological myopia refers to the tendency in decision makers to focus on information immediately related to their judgment and to ignore other, less prominent, pieces of information. Continue reading