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Attention is not a resource but a way of being alive to the world

'We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.' Those were the words of the American biologist E O Wilson at the turn of the century. Fastforward to the smartphone era, and it's easy to believe that our mental lives are now more fragmentary and scattered than ever. The 'attention economy' is a phrase that's often used to make sense of what's going on: it puts our attention as a limited resource at the centre of the informational ecosystem, with our various alerts and notifications l...
Tags: Japan, Life, Happiness, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Work-life balance, Innovation, Attention, Philosophy, Tokyo, Mind, Wilson, William James, Shibuya

Got a Minute? Then You Have Time to Create!

One of the biggest reasons many of us don’t create, and in particular write, is because we don’t have time. We’re working and parenting and cooking and dish-washing. We’re commuting, and dropping off and picking up. And we think we need to carve out at least 20 minutes to sit down and reconnect to our imagination. And somehow those 20 minutes get eaten up by other activities before we even realize it. However, all you really need to access your creativity is a minute. Yes, just 1 minute. Which m...
Tags: Psychology, Books, General, Writing, Habits, Happiness, Self-help, Creativity, Journaling, Writer's Block, Mental Health And Wellness, Don, Medeiros, Journal Prompts, Leigh Medeiros

These Easy Exercises Will Instantly Make You Happier (S)

Three simple happiness exercises that take just four minutes. → There is now a small membership fee for accessing some articles. Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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What’s behind our appetite for self-destruction?

Each new year, people vow to put an end to self-destructive habits like smoking, overeating or overspending.And how many times have we learned of someone – a celebrity, a friend or a loved one – who committed some self-destructive act that seemed to defy explanation? Think of the criminal who leaves a trail of evidence, perhaps with the hope of getting caught, or the politician who wins an election, only to start sexting someone likely to expose him. Why do they do it? Edgar Allan Poe, one of Am...
Tags: Psychology, Washington, Boston, Happiness, Edgar Allan Poe, America, Mental Health, Innovation, Albert Einstein, Emotions, Mind, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Poe, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Psychology Around the Net: January 19, 2019

Within this week’s Psychology Around the Net, you’re going to meet a psychiatrist who uses social media for good, get a plethora of self-care tips (many of which I guarantee you haven’t thought of), find out just exactly how many happy facial expressions we have, and more. Enjoy! You Have 17 Different Facial Expressions to Show Happiness (and That’s Reason to Smile): After a recent study involving more than seven million online images and 30 countries, Aleix Martinez, a cognitive scientist an...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Instagram, Incarceration, College, Study, Happiness, Alabama, Social Media, Research, Self-help, Jail, Inmates, College Students, Stigma, Psychology Around The Net

Love in a time of migrants: on rethinking arranged marriages

In his book In Praise of Love (2009), the French communist philosopher Alain Badiou attacks the notion of 'risk-free love', which he sees written in the commercial language of dating services that promise their customers 'love, without falling in love'. For Badiou, the search for 'perfect love without suffering' signifies a ‘modern’ variant of ‘traditional’ arranged-marriage practices – a risk-averse, calculated approach to love that aims to diminish our exposure to differences: 'Their idea is y...
Tags: Marriage, China, Love, Happiness, Middle East, Innovation, Philosophy, Slavoj Zizek, North Africa, Adam Phillips, India Pakistan Bangladesh, Alain Badiou, Zizek, Badiou, World cultures, West Badiou

Psychology’s five revelations for finding your true calling

Look. You can't plan out your life. What you have to do is first discover your passion – what you really care about.Barack ObamaIf, like many, you are searching for your calling in life – perhaps you are still unsure which profession aligns with what you most care about – here are five recent research findings worth taking into consideration. First, there's a difference between having a harmonious passion and an obsessive passion. If you can find a career path or occupational goal that fires yo...
Tags: Psychology, Career, New York, Happiness, Mental Health, Work-life balance, Innovation, University of Pennsylvania, Mind, Oprah Winfrey, Duckworth, University of South Florida, Felipe Calderon, Columbia Business School, Angela Duckworth, Barack ObamaIf

One Gratitude Ritual that Will Change Your Perspective (When You Can’t Change Anything Else)

by Karl Staib, author of Bring Gratitude “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” The summer before my dad died I remember going on a beautiful nature hike with him.  Although he didn’t complain one bit, my dad must have been drained from his MDS (bone cancer) coursing through his body.  Unbeknownst to any of us at the time, that undiagnosed, terminal cancer was killing off his white blood cells as we hiked One step forward after another, we enjoyed the trees and the str...
Tags: Life, Happiness, Inspiration, Lifehacks, MDS, Karl Staib

One Gratitude Ritual that Will Change Your Perspective (When You Can’t Can’t Anything Else)

by Karl Staib, author of Bring Gratitude “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” The summer before my dad died I remember going on a beautiful nature hike with him.  Although he didn’t complain one bit, my dad must have been drained from his MDS (bone cancer) coursing through his body.  Unbeknownst to any of us at the time, that undiagnosed, terminal cancer was killing off his white blood cells as we hiked One step forward after another, we enjoyed the trees and the str...
Tags: Life, Happiness, Inspiration, Lifehacks, MDS, Karl Staib

The Joy of Being a Woman in Her 70s

Many of us have learned that happiness is a skill and a choice.
Tags: News, Age, Happiness, Elderly, Chronological, Women and Girls

These new keto diet tortillas are made of 100% cheese

To help keto dieters stay the course, Lotito Foods has developed the Folios cheese wrap, a tortilla made entirely of cheese.These cheese wraps can be part of a healthy diet, but only if eaten in extreme moderation and alongside low-fat, low-salt foods. Research shows that replacing grains and fiber with fat and salts in the long term can be dangerous. None Now they've gone and done it. Keto diet enthusiasts have concocted all manner of unsettling dishes to kick the carbs: coffee with butter inst...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Happiness, Choice, Public Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Agriculture, Disease, Keto, European Society of Cardiology, Bonnie Taub Dix, Taub Dix, Jaha, Human body, Keto Diet

5 Ways To Discover Your Passion and Make a Profit

You're reading 5 Ways To Discover Your Passion and Make a Profit, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. It’s Sunday evening and you are dreading going to work the next day. You hear people advise you, “Follow your passion!” Of course you’d love to, if only you knew what your passion was. You are probably a work hard play hard kind of person, committed to your job, and good at what ...
Tags: Career, New York, Featured, Steve Jobs, New York City, Happiness, Hawaii, Mark Twain, Lifehacks, Career Coach, Self Improvement, Michael, Pickthebrain, Daniel, Find Your Passion, Mark Twain Lennie Disanto

How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed by Unimportant Things

by Dr. Samantha Brody, author of Overcoming Overwhelm “Be the type of person whose actions, words, and values always agree with one another.” —Marc & Angel I have been a fan of Marc & Angel and their work for ages.  In the summer of 2016 I found out they would be teaching a workshop in my hometown of Portland, Oregon at the World Domination Summit (a large-scale conference for creative types)… and I was too!  I would finally get to see them live.  But then when I went to get my ticket to the...
Tags: Life, Happiness, Portland Oregon, Lifehacks, Aspirations, Samantha Brody, Marc Angel

How Practicing Compassion May Help You Feel Better

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop Think about the most disagreeable person you know or ever met. This might even be you on one or more occasions. If you ask people who are a little rough around the edges, those individuals who seem gruff, know-it-all, smug, superior and can’t be bothered, they’d likely say they don’t need anyone else. While compassion is an admirable and fairly basic trait, some of us either lack it (we’re short on empathy) or could use a l...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Compassion, Self-help, Self-esteem, Self-compassion, Inspiration & Hope, Association for Psychological Science, York University, University of York, Aesop Think

The states with the happiest Americans spend more money on ‘public goods’

Study reveals the Americans who live in states that spend more on tangible "public goods" are happier. This spending makes communities "more livable." Pain of higher property taxes largely balanced out by higher property values and quality of life. For those of us who don't have enough money to pave our own roads, pay for security — aka police departments — or develop recreational spaces such as parks, there's really no avoiding taxes. Taxation, after all, allows each of us to contribute just ...
Tags: Politics, Happiness, Economics, Policy, Infrastructure, Innovation, Urban Planning, Baylor, Social Science Research, NORC, Flavin, General Social Survey, Patrick Flavin, U S Census Bureau Study

Needed Self Care for the New Year

As adults the holidays can be a blur and cause us to lose sight of good habits and healthy behavior. We rush here and rush there trying to make sure we find the right gift, visit with all the friends and family, squeeze in holiday parties and cookie exchanges, and all while trying to keep up the “holiday spirit.” It’s no wonder that by the time the new year arrives we feel exhausted, cranky and just done with everything. This time of year is supposed to be fun and full of joy and camaraderie...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Stress, New Year's, Self-compassion, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping, Self Care, New Year's Resolution, Linda

Having a second child worsens parents’ mental health: new research

Children are a wonderful gift, bringing joy, laughter, and love. But, then there are the toys, the sleepless nights, the constant barrage of “why?" questions and the plethora of sticky handprints.For many parents, the decision to have a second child is made with the expectation that two can't be more work than one. But our research on Australian parents shows this logic is flawed: second children increase time pressure and deteriorate parents' mental health. Our study used data from the Househol...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Australia, Happiness, Mental Health, Innovation, University Of Queensland, Labour Dynamics, Janeen Baxter, Leah Ruppanner, Sociology University of Melbourne, University of QueenslandThis

7 Tips to Stay Focused and Achieve Peace of Mind 

If you’ve been struggling with anxiety, stress, or depression then the phrase “peace of mind” might sound like something from a fairytale. But I can assure you that peace of mind really does exist. And not only that, it’s something that you can accomplish in your own life. Some people mistakenly believe that peace of mind is something that you only experience when things in your life are trouble-free, but that’s not true.  Peace of mind and focus go hand-in-hand. Therefore, when you learn ...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Meditation, Mindfulness, Self-help, Stress Reduction, Focus, Motivation And Inspiration, Don, Merriam Webster, Peace of Mind

5 Inspiring People Who Started With Nothing and Changed the World

A lot of people dream about being successful and achieving their dreams. Maybe, you’ve got a ‘big’ dream but you’re worried that it will never be anything more than a fantasy. You’re worried that you’re just not capable enough. To be successful at something requires a great deal of skill, talent and even luck, right? What if I told you that success is in your own hands? And that if you want it bad enough, there’s just one thing you need to do? Well…it’s true and if you let me, I’ll prove it to y...
Tags: Happiness, Success, Michael Jordan, Nba, Lifehacks, Steven Spielberg, Kfc, Michael, Universal Studios, Thomas Edison, Sanders, Thomas, Steven, Seuss, Michael Jordan Michael Jordan, Seuss Dr Seuss

19 Powerful Affirmations We Should Say to Ourselves in 2019

Even though we’re already several days into 2019, today is really just the beginning, for all of us.  And we can prevent the wrong thoughts and beliefs from getting the best of us as we move forward with our lives.  We can train our minds to make the very best of the present moment, even when our circumstances are far less than ideal.  All it takes is practice. The mind is like a muscle, and just like every muscle in the human body, it needs to be exercised to gain strength.  It needs to be tra...
Tags: Life, Happiness, Inspiration, Lifehacks

The Pursuit Of Happiness: Never Stop Learning

You're reading The Pursuit Of Happiness: Never Stop Learning, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Humans never stop learning throughout their entire life. Constantly widening your field of knowledge is going to make your life more fulfilling and healthier. These days, getting intoxicated with unnecessary information via social networks and the internet is almost inevitable. That...
Tags: Google, Featured, Happiness, Kylie Jenner, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Education, Leila Dorari, Sydey

Prescription for Happiness in the New Year

Long term supporter Terry suggests that starting the day with happiness means allowing some self care. Prescription for Happiness by Terry Currie Let’s make our goal for the next New Year Happiness. When we watch the news all they report is the bad news around the world and how bad the stock market is. That’s depressive. We have to have happiness in our daily lives. There are things you can do to be happy. Start your day with happiness. When you wake up in the morning stretch before you get ou...
Tags: Happiness, Terry, Fresh Start, GTD, Life Management, Terry Currie

9 Tips for Breaking Out of a Rut

Lately, you’ve felt utterly uninspired. Lately, your days have been bland, dull and boring. It’s as though you’re a robot stuck on the same setting and program. Every. Single. Day. Maybe everything feels like one big slog. And you’re not sure what to do about it. You feel trapped, restless, frustrated, or overwhelmed. In other words, you’re in a rut. Ruts can have a variety of causes. Sometimes, something has simply gotten old. For instance, a once healthy and fulfilling routine, over time, ca...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, General, Shonda Rhimes, Habits, Happiness, Inspiration, Social Media, Self-help, Rochester, Journaling, Journal, Boundaries, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Success & Achievement

Does manual labor boost happiness?

Working with your hands affects brain chemistry in a positive way. Automation technologies can strip away a sense of agency and meaning in our lives. Using your hands connects you with your environment in a way that most technologies cannot. None Violence has become such a part of the fabric of American society that many stories pass without much commentary. Mass shootings need to be bigger and grander than ever to stay in the headlines; solo homicides rarely receive a glance. We pass over news...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Work, Happiness, Neuroscience, Innovation, Brazil, Cbs, Tim Ferriss, Derek, Carl Jung, Crawford, Lambert, Chandler, Kevin Kelly, Century City

What an Ancient Philosopher Can Teach You About Being Happy

Perhaps it’s time to say out with the new and in with the old
Tags: Books, Living, News, Happiness, Uncategorized, Philosophy

Commute wearing you out? Try looking at this

With an unfortunate abundance of traffic jams and train delays, getting to and from work can sometimes be a job in itself — and a stressful one at that. But your surroundings might just hold the solution you've been looking for.Science backs this up: A recent study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) shows that commuting through stretches of nature everyday can work wonders for your well-being.But just how much of an impact could this have on your morning or evening travel?...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Happiness, Stress, Hack, Brain, Nature, Work-life balance, Innovation, Lithuania, Commute, Barcelona Institute for Global Health ISGlobal, UK Netherlands Spain, Wilma Zijlema

15 Simple Ways to Simplify Your Life

Simplifying one’s life can seem complicated. It can feel overwhelming, especially if you own a lot of stuff and your calendar is crammed with commitments. Where do you start? What the heck do you exactly do? What does simplifying even really look like? At its core, simplifying is making more time for the things that truly matter to us, said Rachel Jonat, who writes about simplicity and minimalism on her website The Minimalist Mom. “That means realigning how you spend your time, money, energy an...
Tags: Psychology, General, Organization, Relationships, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, New Year's, Mental Health And Wellness, Murphy, Carver, Landis, Astor, Minimalism, Megan Murphy

The light of meaning is within us. Happiness, peace, and love are energies that vibrate though the universe. And you and I are channels through which the light of meaning flows.

This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting The light of meaning is within us. Happiness, peace, and love are energies that vibrate though the universe. And you and I are channels through which the light of meaning flows..
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RAD Tips for a Mindful Year

At the beginning of a new year, many of us start thinking about or have already planned several new year resolutions. These resolutions can be anything from exercising more, eating healthier, working less, more social time, or more time with loved ones. How have these resolutions worked out for you? What resolutions did you make at the beginning of 2018? Were you able to follow through with them? What did you learn about yourself while working toward accomplishing these resolutions? When we...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Self-esteem, New Year's, Personal Growth, Health-related, Success & Achievement, Life Change

Firm Led by Google Veterans Uses A.I. to ‘Nudge’ Workers Toward Happiness

Humu, a Silicon Valley start-up, applies data-driven lessons in human resources to the goal of improving employee satisfaction.
Tags: Google, News, Happiness, Artificial Intelligence, Silicon Valley, Start-ups, Google Inc, Bock, Sweetgreen, Workplace Environment, Thaler, Laszlo, Labor and Jobs, Richard H, Humu Inc