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The One Question NOT to Ask for Healthy Introspection (And What to Ask Instead)

We’d all like more insight about ourselves. Gaining greater self-awareness can allow us to make improvements in our relationships, career, and life in general. When we’re trying to figure out what makes us tick, we typically ask ourselves, “Why?” “Why do I hate my job?” “Why do I always fall for the wrong person?” “Why can’t I lose weight?” “Why do I lose my temper?” “Why am I depressed?” People can write hundreds of pages in their journals or spend months in therapy trying to answer these type...
Tags: Life, Behavior, Character, CBT, Tasha Eurich


Podcast #740: Life’s 10 Biggest Decisions

How many of your life’s ten biggest decisions have you already made? My guest today, psychologist Dr. Adrian Camilleri, would often ask this question to friends and family, and found that it generated a lot of interesting conversation. It also generated a lot of his own thoughts, which made him want to dive more deeply into it and empirically study it and other related questions as well. The result was the Biggest Life Decisions Project, which we’ll be talking about on the show today. Adrian ...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Behavior, Character, Adrian, Steven Johnson, Annie Duke, Bronnie Ware, Daniel Gilbert, Alvin C York, Adrian Camilleri, Making Life Changing Decisions


Gorilla moms carry their dead babies around with them, which could be proof that they grieve, scientists say

A gorilla with her living newborn baby on August 20 in Bristol Zoo. Ben Birchall/PA Images/Getty Images Primates seen carrying babies after their death could be experiencing forms of grief, new research found. The evidence suggests that the mothers could learn what death is over time. The findings provide clues into the evolution of emotions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists studying how chimpanzees and gorillas cope with the death of a newborn believe that th...
Tags: Grief, Science, Animals, Trends, Monkey, News UK, Behavior, Bristol, Motherhood, Gorilla, University College London, Carter, Biological Sciences, APE, Chimpanzee, Alecia Carter


9 Things to Think About When You’re Waiting

We all encounter moments throughout our day where we have to wait: at the DMV; at the doctor’s office; at a stoplight. Waiting is boring. Waiting also makes us feel powerless; we can’t take action or move forward until someone else does. So to assuage our boredom and increase our sense of control over the situation, we turn to our smartphones. We check our email and mindlessly scroll the Gram. We might play one of those mobile games where you roll a digital ball through obstacles.  The e...
Tags: Life, Time, DMV, Behavior, People Magazine, Character, Grudin, Robert Grudin


'You Bloody Fool,' Says First Talking Duck Known to Science

Thirty years ago, Ripper the duck sounded as if he’d had enough. “You bloody fool,” he repeated relentlessly in a recently rediscovered recording. Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Parrot, Environment, Behavior, Mind, Cate, Grey Parrot, Ripper, Imitation, Sony Walkman Cassette Player Recorder, Biziura, Anatidae, Anseriformes, Oxyurinae, Peter Fullagar


Sunday Firesides: Become an Evangelist . . . for Faith in Humanity

Maybe you’re the religious type. Maybe you’re not.  Either way, you should consider accepting a special commission: becoming an evangelist . . . for faith in humanity.  It is a faith preached not with words, but with deeds. Every time as a restaurant customer you don’t respond to a delay in getting your food by yelling at your server, but by saying, “Hey, no worries, I can see you’re short-staffed.” Every time as a restaurant manager you preemptively say, “I’m sorry about this wait; I’ve...
Tags: Life, Behavior, Character, Sunday Firesides


Why Kids Don't Want to Talk About Their Day (and How to Get Them to Open Up Anyway)

The ride home from school can feel like a battle of wills with my oldest son. When I start the car, he’s a bundle of ecstatic energy. But when I begin asking him about his day, his smile vanishes, and he locks his mouth up like a safe. The remainder of the trip is more nerve-wracking than an episode of Law and Order …Read more...
Tags: Education, Bullying, Articles, Abuse, Social Issues, Human Behavior, Behavior, Jeff Bezos, Lifehacks, Injustice, Persecution, Aggression, Memories, Don, Alison Gopnik, Meghan Leahy


Use Technology Like the Amish

When you think about the Amish, the first thing you probably think about is their traditional, 19th-century-esque lifestyle and especially their rejection of technology.  Yet, contrary to popular belief, the Amish don’t reject all modern technology and aren’t entirely against it. While guidelines around the use of tech vary between their communities, in many of them, you’ll find Amish folks using electricity, telephones, and even a kind of computer.  They have, though, certainly create...
Tags: Apple, Life, Behavior, Character


Podcast #734: How Moral Grandstanding Is Ruining Our Public Discourse

It’s hard not to notice how heated and divided our public discourse has gotten, especially online. People insult and vilify each other, take unnuanced positions, and seem to be competing as to who can seem the most committed to a cause or the most outraged about an issue.  You may have called some of this behavior “virtue signaling,” but my guest today says that it’s better described as “moral grandstanding,” and he’s studied the phenomenon not in terms of eye-roll-inducing anecdotes, but t...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Behavior, Character, Brandon, Brandon Warmke, Brandon Warmke Brandon


Sunday Firesides: Is It Safer to Be Cautious Than Brave?

The Semai, an indigenous people who inhabit the Malay Peninsula, may represent the most non-violent and conflict-averse society on earth. Anthropologists posit that after enduring a century of predation by Malay raiders and slavers, they developed a sense of “learned helplessness”; because it didn’t seem possible to fight back, they adopted a pattern of fleeing from threats and surrendering to domination.  The Semai continue to instill this approach to life in their children, teaching them t...
Tags: Life, Behavior, Character, Malay Peninsula, Semai, Sunday Firesides


Brain hacks for saving money

A new episode of "Your Brain on Money" explores how our brains evolved systems that make it difficult for us to sacrifice for the future.One major reason that it's difficult to save is that we tend to view our future selves as strangers with whom we can't easily connect.Saving becomes easier when we learn to connect with our future selves and being mindful of our habits and reward systems. How to trick your brain into saving money youtu.be ...
Tags: Psychology, Money, Stanford, Investment, Social Security, Innovation, Behavioral Economics, Behavior, Mind, Ucla, Walter Mischel, Mischel, American Psychological Association, Korb, Alex Korb, Hershfield


Sunday Firesides: This One’s For Me

You’re about to begin a beautiful hike into the mountains. Your guide presents you with two options as to how you can go about the trek. With option one, you’ll need to carry a small mechanical device with you. Along the hike, particularly its most scenic parts, the device will require you to turn a crank, look through a scope, and press some buttons.  Option two is to simply take the hike as you are, unburdened by any distractions. Everyone would choose option one.  Researcher Charl...
Tags: Life, Behavior, Character, Sunday Firesides, Charles Chaffin


Podcast #729: How to Fight Internet-Induced Numbness

The ironic thing about our digital devices, is that they promise constant stimulation . . . and yet we find they end up making us feel numb. Numb in terms of struggling to be present. Numb in feeling overloaded with information and choices. Numb in feeling like we often view even our own experiences from a third-party perspective. My guest today, Dr. Charles Chaffin, has written a book called Numb: How the Information Age Dulls Our Senses and How We Can Get Them Back, which explores the vario...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Behavior, Charles, Character, William James, Skinner, Fomo, Charles Chaffin, Charles Chaffin Charles, Twitter Charles


Podcast #728: Improve Your Productivity With the Power of Deadlines

Everyone has experienced the way  deadlines  can act as a double-edged sword: on the one hand, they force us to get stuff done; but on the other, they often push us to wait until the last minute to get to work, so that we do that work in a poorly executed, slapdash rush. Scientists call that latter dynamic “the  deadline   effect ,” and my guest today has taken a field-tested dive into how to manage it, so that you can get the advantages of  deadlines , without suffering from their downsides...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Behavior, Michelin, John Delaney, Character, Eisenhower, Telluride, Chris, Jean Georges Vongerichten, Christopher Cox, Chrisopther Cox, Barabra Ehrenreich


Podcast #738: Improve Your Productivity With the Power of Deadlines

Everyone has experienced the way  deadlines  can act as a double-edged sword: on the one hand, they force us to get stuff done; but on the other, they often push us to wait until the last minute to get to work, so that we do that work in a poorly executed, slapdash rush. Scientists call that latter dynamic “the  deadline   effect ,” and my guest today has taken a field-tested dive into how to manage it, so that you can get the advantages of  deadlines , without suffering from their downsides...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Behavior, Michelin, John Delaney, Character, Eisenhower, Telluride, Chris, Jean Georges Vongerichten, Christopher Cox, Chrisopther Cox, Barabra Ehrenreich


Sunday Firesides: A Man of 50 Is Responsible for His Face

Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln, was talking with an associate, when another member of his department walked by. Stanton remarked that the middle-aged officer was “a pretender, a humbug, and a fraud,” and asked rhetorically whether his companion had ever seen anyone who so resembled a codfish. Stanton’s companion was taken aback, saying that the officer had a sterling reputation, and on any account, didn’t have control over his looks. “I deny your conclusions,” Sta...
Tags: Life, Behavior, Character, Abraham Lincoln, Stanton, Edwin M Stanton, Sunday Firesides


Podcast #727: How Doing a Life Review Can Help You Understand Your Past, Present, and Future

Who and where do you want to be in the future? It’s a question we typically answer by looking ahead. But, my guest would say, you can actually best find the answer by looking back. His name is William Damon, and he’s a Stanford psychologist who studies adult development and purpose, and the author of A Round of Golf With My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace With Your Present. On the show today, Bill explains why you should consider doing something called a “life ...
Tags: Life, Stanford, Behavior, Bill, Character, William Damon, Robert N Butler, William Damon Bill, Stanford Listen


Podcast #727: How Doing a Life Review Can Help Your Understand Your Past, Present, and Future

Who and where do you want to be in the future? It’s a question we typically answer by looking ahead. But, my guest would say, you can actually best find the answer by looking back. His name is William Damon, and he’s a Stanford psychologist who studies adult development and purpose, and the author of A Round of Golf With My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace With Your Present. On the show today, Bill explains why you should consider doing something called a “life ...
Tags: Life, Stanford, Behavior, Bill, Character, William Damon, Robert N Butler, William Damon Bill, Stanford Listen


Erich Fromm on Why It’s Difficult to Think Originally and Critically in the Modern Age

Editor’s note: Erich Fromm was a German sociologist and psychologist of the 20th century. His most famous work, Escape From Freedom, examined a most interesting paradox: while human beings long for freedom, when they get it, they often experience it as disorienting and anxiety-producing — something to flee from, rather than embrace. Given the time the book was written, 1941, Fromm was unsurprisingly interested in the way many of his fellow Germans had not only tolerated the Nazis’ rise to power...
Tags: Life, Nazis, United States, Behavior, Character, Erich Fromm, Fromm


Podcast #725: The Curse of the Self

What a gift the human self is. It enables you to sense and reflect upon your own existence; examine the past and plan for the future; check certain impulses in order to reach for other aims; and conceptualize how others see you, allowing you to better connect with them. But, my guest says, the blessing of the self also comes with a curse, one we need to get a handle on if we’re to live flourishing lives. His name is Mark Leary, and he’s a professor emeritus of psychology and neuroscience and ...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Behavior, Character, Mark, Mark Leary, Roy Baumeister, Human Life Today, Mark Leary Mark


No, Olympic Athletes Aren't Being Asked to Sleep On 'Anti-Sex' Beds

If you’ve been following news of the upcoming Olympics games in Tokyo, you’ve undoubtedly seen the... unusual beds that this year’s competitors are expected to sleep on. The white, boxy frames come courtesy of the Japanese company Airweave, which says it created the structures entirely from recycled cardboard in an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Competitions, Olympics, Festivals, Tokyo, Behavior, Olympic Games, Olympian, Beds, Mattresses, Rhys McClenaghan, Oly, Paul Chelimo, Airweave, Bed Size


The Geek in Review Ep. 124 – Maya Markovich and Ivy Grey on Creating More Value with the Time You Have

Dentons Nextlaw Labs ‘ Maya Markovich understands that rational lawyers would observe market dynamics and client pressures to weigh the costs and benefits of adapting their behaviors to survive change, stay employed, and make their work more fulfilling. But, people don’t always make rational decisions. And, law firm’s economic structure incentivizes lower efficiency as a method of obtaining higher revenue.  Wordrake ‘s Ivy Grey thinks that firms need to stop thinking of short-...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Change Management, Walmart, Ethics, Behavior, Starbucks, Lucy, Maya, Grey, Leboeuf, Eugene, Greg


5 Tips for Dealing With an Aggressive Cat

As a pet owner, you already know that pets can have their moods, and they can also be unpredictable sometimes. However, if you have noticed that your cat has been behaving aggressively for some time already, it is time to take action. In this article, we will share helpful tips to deal with an aggressive cat, ranging from identifying the cause of aggressive behavior, visiting a veterinarian, and understanding your cat's body language to using CBD products to calm it down, giving your cat enoug...
Tags: Health, Pet, Pets, Cat, Behavior, Care, Solutions, Veterinarian, The Pet Blog Lady, Aggressive, CBD Oil


Podcast #714: Why Do We Want What We Want?

Why do we want the things we want? While we’ll offer up plenty of reasons to explain our choices, my guest today says the real reason we want what we want is this: other people  in our lives want those same things. His name is Luke Burgis and he’s studied philosophy, theology, and classical literature, works as a business entrepreneur, investor, and educator, and is the author of Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life. Luke and I discuss how our desires are strongly mimetic, th...
Tags: Amazon, Podcast, Life, Behavior, Zappos, Character, Gucci, Luke, Dostoyevsky, Tony Hsieh, Luke Luke, Instagram Listen, Luke Burgis, Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life Luke


5 Tips for a Healthy and Happy Kitten

(Image from Deposit Photos)    Adopting and raising a kitten is an incredibly fun and rewarding experience. They provide companionship, cuddles, and constant amusement with their silly antics! However, owning a kitten is a big responsibility that should not be taken for granted. Kittens are cute, yes, but they are also hugely energetic, curious and at times destructive, and need a lot of time and attention to grow up into happy, healthy, well-adjusted cats.  So, if you’re looking to get things...
Tags: Food, Pet, Family, Cats, Pets, New, Behavior, Care, Healthy, Kitten, The Pet Blog Lady, Socialize, Happy Kitten


We Shouldn't Call Kids 'Crybabies,' Even If They Cry a Lot

The word “crybaby” evokes a certain image: a child who seems to tear up over things of little consequence, multiple times a day, and for several minutes per cry session—and who seems too old to do so. There is a societal expectation that by a certain age, maybe around the time they start kindergarten or first grade,…Read more...
Tags: Home, Crying, Emotions, Behavior, Anger, Mind, Lifehacks, Shame, Self, Tears, Human Nature, Moral Psychology, Eileen Kennedy Moore, Cheryl Rode, Sarah Hamaker


Cry This Often, According to Science

Crying is often regarded as a sign of weakness, and even something to be ashamed of. But let’s continue to normalize crying, not only because those arguments are bullshit, but because science agrees that crying is important, actually. It releases toxins like stress hormones from our bodies, it triggers the production…Read more...
Tags: Crying, Behavior, Mind, Lifehacks, Emotion, Self, Tears, Caroline Leaf, Branches Of Biology, Health Medical Pharma, Amy Stanton


Thank You. We Appreciate You: a case study in caring for employees

Early this morning I went to my favorite ‘big box’ supermarket, WinCo. If you’re not in one of the 5 states where it operates (Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Oregon), you may not be familiar with it. WinCo is an employee-owned food-supply chain that cares as much for its employees as it does for its customers. As a result, the customer service and store care is personal: the stores are spotless, well-stocked, and employees are easy to find if you have a question, not to mention alway...
Tags: Amazon, London, Oregon, Sales, Communication, Behavior, Kpmg, Sharon Drew Morgen, Sharon Drew, NYTimes Business Bestseller Selling, People Centric, Washington Idaho Nevada California, Roasted Salsa Verde Herdez


Whales can learn about danger and can warn each other, according to a study of how they dodged whaling ships in the 19th century

An annotated image of a sperm whale. Insider/Francois Gohier/VW Pics/Universal Images Group/Getty Images Sperm whales changed their behavior to dodge whaling ships in the 1800s, according to a study. That behavior spread among sperm whales and disrupted the whaling industry, scientists found. This could be an example of animal "culture", the lead author of the study told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sperm whales learned to escape from whaling boats in the 19th ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Trends, Animal, Alaska, News UK, Behavior, Victoria, Seattle, Whale, Whitehead, North Pacific, Gulf of Maine, Dalhousie University, Marianne Guenot, Hal Whitehead


Stop Doomscrolling and Read a Book Before Bed Instead With 19% off a Reading Pillow

ZOEMO Bed Rest Reading Pillow | $72 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Bed, Behavior, Lifehacks, Pillow, Health Sciences, Furnishings, Doomscrolling, Branches Of Biology