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Depression is different for everyone. Here’s what it’s like for me.

Everyone's experience with depression is different, but for comedian Pete Holmes the key to living with depression has been to observe his own thoughts in an impartial way.Holmes' method, taught to him by psychologist and spiritual leader Ram Dass, is to connect to his base consciousness and think about himself and his emotions in the third person. You can't push depression away, but you can shift your mindset to help better cope with depression, anxiety, and negative emotions. If you feel depre...
Tags: Psychology, Comedy, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Self, Personal Growth


Stand up against religious discrimination – even if it’s not your religion

Religious diversity is the norm in American life, and that diversity is only increasing, says Eboo Patel. Using the most painful moment of his life as a lesson, Eboo Patel explains why it's crucial to be positive and proactive about engaging religious identity towards interfaith cooperation.The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect the views of the Charles Koch Foundation, which encourages the expression of diverse viewpoints within a culture of civil discourse and mutual r...
Tags: Identity, Religion, Diversity, United States, Christianity, Islam, Innovation, Collaboration, Community, Buddhism, Self, Eboo Patel, Charles Koch Foundation


People with greater intellectual humility have superior general knowledge

In the era of social media and rolling news there's a constant pressure to be in the know, always on hand with an aperçus or two. Today, intellectual humility therefore feels more important than ever – having the insight and honesty to hold your hands up and say you're ignorant or inexpert about an issue.Psychologists are responding by taking an increasing interest in intellectual humility, including investigating its consequences for learning and the thinking styles that support it. For a new...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Education, Intelligence, Personality, Innovation, Self, BPS Research Digest, Journal of Positive Psychology, Elizabeth Krumrei Mancuso, Krumrei Mancuso


6 simple ways to get the most out of your workout

Whether you're a person who can't wait for their next trip to the gym or 5K run, or someone who is still working to make working out a priority, we all want to make sure that every minute we spend exercising counts. It's also important to recognize that not everyone wants the same thing out of a workout session. While some are looking to improve their health, others may want to build their strength or endurance to get better at a sport, while others turn to exercise or other gentler forms of mov...
Tags: Health, Motivation, Sports, Los Angeles, Innovation, Mayo Clinic, Self, Dove, Goal-setting, Mandelbaum, Santa Monica CA, Human body, Providence Saint John s Health Center, Bert Mandelbaum, Cedars Sinai Kerlan Jobe Institute, Neel Anand


How the hard-man mask can affect a prisoner’s sense of self

On my first day teaching philosophy in a maximum-security prison, I stood at my classroom door, nervously waiting for my participants to arrive. As I watched the flow of men into the education department, I was immediately struck by the swagger on display. They marched down the corridor with over-developed muscles, projecting authority and machismo, hollering to their friends and acquaintances, displaying a front of the 'hard man' as they headed to their classrooms. However, when they entered, t...
Tags: Psychology, Crime, Prison, Mental Health, Personality, Innovation, Men, Philosophy, Criminal Justice, Self


Girl Draws Self-Portraits Before And During LSD High

According to Redditor ‘whatafinethrowaway’: “I don’t think it had anything to do with honesty, the fact that the last one seems more accurate than the first one probably comes from the fact that she spent several hours drawing before, so she was kind of more trained? Actually I don’t know if this makes sense. Anyway, the first one is way more accurate when it comes to... Source
Tags: Portrait, Design, High, Trip, Inspirations, Self, Lsd, Acid


Does life feel too short? Get off your ass.

Explorer Erling Kagge is the first person to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot: the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. The average American spends 4 hours each day on their phone. Imagine that 20% of it is productive. That still means that at the end of your life you'll have spent a cumulative 4,000 days on what Kagge calls "bullshit".Walking is the engine of life – you can do it alone, learning to cultivate your thoughts; you can walk to meet people and ...
Tags: Internet, Life, Adventure, Happiness, Social Media, Nature, Innovation, Exploration, Mind, Self, Personal Growth


Do this if you need to make decisions better and faster

For some people, decision-making comes easily. When faced with multiple options, these lucky few quickly and confidently pick the one that they think would work best. But for the rest of us, making decisions can be a challenge — especially if you have a time limit and it's a major life decision. Believe it or not, it's entirely possible to get better — and faster — at making decisions. Dean Graziosi, a New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur has come up with three tips for choosing t...
Tags: Psychology, Choice, Hack, New York Times, Innovation, Catholic, Harvard Business Review, Aristotle, Self, Personal Growth, Decision-making, Dean Graziosi, Graziosi


Finding meaning in life without religion

Meaning is a relative term, though some religious sects claim to have a stronghold on a definition. While meaning is possible through doctrine, there are other ways to find meaning in life. The story of activist and model, Halima Aden, highlights how meaning can come from many angles. None Can life have meaning without religion? The common sentiment, expressed by the religious, usually translates as, "How could anyone refute the notion that a rough approximation of the god I believe in exists?"...
Tags: Minnesota, Religion, America, Judaism, Beauty, Christianity, Islam, Innovation, Philosophy, Kenya, Unicef, Self, Derek, Tiffany, Aden, Halima Aden


To boost your self-esteem, write about chapters of your life

In truth, so much of what happens to us in life is random – we are pawns at the mercy of Lady Luck. To take ownership of our experiences and exert a feeling of control over our future, we tell stories about ourselves that weave meaning and continuity into our personal identity. Writing in the 1950s, the psychologist Erik Erikson put it this way: To be adult means among other things to see one's own life in continuous perspective, both in retrospect and in prospect … to selectively reconstruct h...
Tags: Psychology, Identity, Memory, Happiness, Self-esteem, Innovation, Ohio, Christian, Illinois, Self, Personal Growth, Northwestern University, Steiner, Erik Erikson, Denison University, Dan P McAdams


Words matter. They change our interior world.

As a stand-up comedian, Pete Holmes knows how words can manipulate audiences — for good and bad. Words aren't just words. They stich together our social fabric, helping establish and maintain relationships.Holmes has a clever linguistic exercise meant to bring you closer to the people around you. Comedy Sex God by now at amazone --> List Price: $27.99 New From: $18.29 in Stock ...
Tags: Love, Compassion, Personality, Transgender, Language, Innovation, Self, Pete Holmes


The 12-hour rule: A guide to healthier headspace

There's no shortage of good advice in the world. But how to actually follow it? When it comes to your own wellbeing, learn to schedule your 'me time' with precision. Only this way, says Jillian Michaels, can you center yourself and retain a sense of joy. The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty by now at amazone --> List Price: $28.00 New From: $13.78...
Tags: Health, Happiness, Choice, Innovation, Jillian Michaels, Self, Personal Growth, Decision-making, Human body, Ageless Strength Health


Why we prefer people just like us. And why that may be dangerous.

It's common for people to form groups of like minded individuals who also have similar abilities.Evolution confers advantages on heterogeneous groups of people and groups with diverse talent sets.Prizing individual identity ahead of group identity also helps counteract tribalistic politics. Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society by now at amazone --> List Price: $30.00 New From: ...
Tags: Relationships, Society, Personality, Innovation, Evolution, Self, Evolutionary Psychology, Nicholas Christakis


How best to live with grit and grace

Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin is the only person to catch a pass in the NFL and in space.Here, he shares his thoughts on living in a state of grace and advocating for justice.Humanity's future is among the stars and to get there, we'll need everyone's diverse talents. Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances by now at amazone --> List Price: $25.99 New From: ...
Tags: Life, Failure, NFL, Compassion, Nasa, Innovation, Emotions, Self, Personal Growth, Leland Melvin, Potential


Alan Watts: What is the self?

Alan Watts believed that we can comprehend a greater sense of the self. The self is not alienated from the universe, but a part of the whole process.Scientists have conceptualized a similar idea that sounds like it's straight out of the Indian Vedanta. Western cultures rooted in scientific thinking and reductionist philosophies have always flirted with the tempting holism of the East. It was during the 1950s and '60s that these philosophies finally burst through the dividing cultural membrane ...
Tags: Science, Religion, Innovation, Universe, Philosophy, God, Self, Buddhist, Watts, Eastern, Alan Watts, John Archibald Wheeler


At Kansas, a No. 4 Seed Just Doesn’t Feel the Same

The Jayhawks’ 14-year run of Big 12 championships ended this season, but a depleted roster is a bigger concern as the N.C.A.A. tournament opens.
Tags: News, Kansas, Bill, Self, University of Kansas, Jayhawks, Big 12 Conference, Basketball (College, NCAA Basketball Championships (Men


Are you an overbuyer or an underbuyer?

Overbuyers are people who love to buy — they stockpile things as a result. These are individuals who are prone to run out of space in trying to store their stuff and they may even lose track of what — and how much of what — they have.One way overbuyers can limit their waste, both money and space wise, is by storing items at the store, and then buy them when they really need them.Underbuyers tend to go to extraordinary lengths to not buy things. They save money and do fewer errands, however, they...
Tags: Happiness, Hack, Innovation, Simplicity, Consumerism, Self, Personal Growth


Freud is renowned, but his ideas are ill-substantiated

Sigmund Freud stands alongside Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein as one of history's best-known scientists.Despite his claim of creating a new science, Freud's psychoanalysis is unfalsifiable and based on scant empirical evidence.Studies continue to show that Freud's ideas are unfounded, and Freud has come under scrutiny for fabricating his most famous case studies. None Few thinkers are as celebrated as Sigmund Freud, a figure as well-known as Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. Neurologist an...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Sex, Memory, Bbc, Mental Health, Brain, Vienna, Innovation, Consciousness, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Darwin, Ati


Will Smith and Keibert Ruiz are friendly competitors on road to the big leagues

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Keibert Ruiz and Will Smith. Will Smith and Keibert Ruiz. The Dodgers’ two young catchers spend a lot of time in close proximity — in prospect rankings, at Double-A Tulsa most of last summer, in trade rumors this winter and now at big-league spring training. “My bro. That’s my bro,” Ruiz said of Smith in his quickly-improving English. “Yeah, we get along pretty well,” Smith said. “We’re always in the same group, same hitting group with the catchers. So we’re always making sure ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Russell Martin, Mlb, Will Smith, Smith, Los-angeles-dodgers, Harper, Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Louisville, Self, Joe Kelly, Philly


Kansas still in Big 12 title hunt with 3 games left to play

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Self seemed to be searching the air inside Allen Fieldhouse for an answer, trying in vain to think back nearly 15 years to a time Kansas did not control its own destiny in the Big 12 title race. “I don’t know that I can remember a time,” Self said at […]
Tags: News, Sports, Kansas, Self, Bill Self, LAWRENCE Kan, Allen Fieldhouse


3 qualities of super resilient people

Shaka Senghor spent 19 years in prison, seven years of which he was in solitary confinement – a punishment designed to drive a person crazy after 90 days.In his most adverse moments, Senghor took inspiration from the memoirs of great minds, learning resiliency from their words and stories.Resilience boils down to 3 ingredients: Optimism – you have to acknowledge it's a dark period with light at the end; resourcefulness – find aspects of your environment you can use to help you cope; and memory l...
Tags: Psychology, Prison, Memory, Innovation, Fear, Mind, Pain, Self, Personal Growth, Shaka Senghor, Senghor


7 common traits of self-transcended people

Self-transcendence is the final and oft forgotten peak of Maslow's pyramid. Before transcending yourself, however, you need to be self-actualized.The foundation of self-transcended people is caring for others and higher ideals. None Psychologist Abraham Maslow created what he called the hierarchy of needs, which is meant to represent the various needs and desires that make up and motivate the totality of human behavior. The hierarchy is usually shown as a pyramid, the lowest levels are basic ...
Tags: Psychology, Love, Self-Actualization, Bill Gates, Innovation, Warren Buffett, Spiritual, Self, Transcendence, Buddhist, Abraham Maslow, MASLOW, Humanitarian, Maslow's pyramid


Researchers find how to add more "love hormone" to your relationships

Leisure activities can help release more oxytocin, say researchers.Oxytocin is a hormone linked to social and sexual interaction.Couples who took art classes and played board games together released oxytocin. None With Valentine's Day upon us, are you looking for a way to bring more love into your relationship? Take an art class or pick up a new board game to play together. This advice comes courtesy of a new study from Baylor University, which found that the bodies of couples engaged in such ac...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Love, Valentine's Day, Innovation, Friendships, Body Language, Baylor University, Self, Melton, Karen Melton, Maria Boccia


Painting makes men feel especially lovey-dovey, say Baylor researchers

Leisure activities can help release more oxytocin, say researchers.Oxytocin is a hormone linked to social and sexual interaction.Couples who took art classes and played board games together released oxytocin. None With Valentine's Day upon us, are you looking for a way to bring more love into your relationship? Take an art class or pick up a new board game to play together. This advice comes courtesy of a new study from Baylor University, which found that the bodies of couples engaged in such ac...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Love, Valentine's Day, Innovation, Friendships, Body Language, Baylor University, Baylor, Self, Melton, Karen Melton, Maria Boccia


My childhood was deadly. Education saved me.

In Igoye's native village, girls were often ridiculed on the basis of their sex. In her case, for example, boys would call her "prostitute" was she was still a chid at play. Also, the sexual exploitation of girls was not unheard of. Igoye used their harassment, she says, as fuel to study, work hard, and become successful. Another reason for her success, and why she advocates for female empowerment, is the encouragement she received from her father growing up. He would often tell her and her sist...
Tags: Life, Success, Innovation, Self, Personal Growth, Igoye


Tweak your brain chemistry toward happiness, purpose, meaning

The body influences the mind: physical activity changes our brain chemistry.More activity in the body, and therefore in the brain, reorients us toward happiness, purpose, and meaning.Neuroplasticity suggests we can program ourselves to be more optimistic and hopeful. The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty by now at amazone --> List Price: $28.00 New F...
Tags: Motivation, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Jillian Michaels, Self, Personal Growth, Ageless Strength Health


What one Navy SEAL learned by doing Hell Week 3 times

Navy SEAL Hell Week is 130 hours of brutal training with less than 4 hours of sleep.To mentally and physically persist, you need to be sure of one thing: Why you want to be there.David Goggins keeps a 'mental cookie jar' of victories to overcome stress and negative self-talk. Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by now at amazone --> List Price: $24.99 New From: $14.99 in Stock...
Tags: Motivation, Navy, Success, Innovation, Pain, Self, Personal Growth, Navy SEAL, Potential, David Goggins, Navy SEAL Hell Week


3 ways to see misleading emotions more clearly

Our emotions can lead us astray.Just because you have an intense feeling doesn't mean you need to urgently act on it. Shane Parrish has some tips for being more mindful of your feelings and more accountable for them.
Tags: Productivity, Identity, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Innovation, Emotions, Self, Decision-making, Shane Parrish


This giant cognitive bias codex will transform your understanding of yourself

Nearly 200 cognitive biases affect our decision-making.The codex groups the biases based on 4 major "problems".The sheer amount of biases teaches us "humility," says one of the Codex's creators. None Perhaps aside from mythical spiritual figures, humans are not objective in how they react to the world. As much as we would like to be fair and impartial about how we deal with the situations that arise on a daily basis, we process them through a complex series of internal biases before deciding on ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Motivation, Time, Intelligence, Mental Health, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Ikea, Emotions, Mind, Self, Benson, Murphy, Occam


200 cognitive biases rule our everyday thinking

Nearly 200 cognitive biases affect our decision-making. The sheer amount of biases should teach us humility.And we should recognize the essential role they play in life, as well. None Aside from mythical spiritual figures and biblical kings, humans are not objective in how they react to the world. As much as we would like to be fair and impartial about how we deal with the situations that arise on a daily basis, we process them through a complex series of internal biases before deciding how to...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Motivation, Intel, Intelligence, Mental Health, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Business Insider, Self, Benson, Baumann, Julia Galef