Category Archives: Success

The Psychology of Giving Great Gifts, According to Research

What should you look for when buying a gift? This article tries to answer that question. A new paper, based on a survey of existing research, suggests that some gifts are great to give but not to receive. Scroll down and learn more from the infographic. Continue reading

The Intuitive and Analytical Thinking Style: Which One is Yours?

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The human brain is sophisticated. It separates us from all other animals. It allows us to have abstract ideas and to solve complex problems. We are rational social beings, or are we? Continue reading

Study: Higher Income is Related to Less Daily Sadness but Not More Daily Happiness

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A new large-scale study of over 12,000 participants shows that higher income is associated with less daily sadness but not more daily happiness (Kushlev, Dunn, & Lucas, 2015). Continue reading

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

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Wear the Right Clothes and Make the Right Impressions on Others: Dress to Impress

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Be aware of the impressions you make on others.

Whether you like it or not: the clothes you wear makes a particular impression on others. Even subtle appearance cues lead others to judge our personality, status and more. I’ve come across a number of studies that prove this fact, and as always, I share the findings with you. Continue reading

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others: Find Inner Peace With 3 Principles

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What if your mind were so peaceful?

We like to compare ourselves to others (self-comparison). Are we good enough or are we falling behind? We constantly judge ourselves and our own worth. Objective evaluations, like grades in school, force us to be compared to others. But we should not judge ourselves from the grades we get or from the accomplishments we achieve. We are more than that. Continue reading

4 Reasons Why Some People Are Afraid of Happiness (Why Happiness Isn’t an Universal Ideal)

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What does happiness mean to you?

Most people want to be happy, and personal happiness is considered to be one of the most important values in life in contemporary Western cultures. However, some people are afraid of happiness. Why isn’t happiness an universal ideal? Continue reading

3 Reasons Little Achievements Matter

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Success is the acknowledgement of daily efforts.

It is the little achievements day in and day out that build up our capacity to be successful. This is why little achievements matter. In this sense, little achievements are what define us, and success is just the acknowledgement of our daily efforts. Continue reading