6 Things You Didn’t Know About Sarcasm

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Sarcasm

Are you or do you know someone who loves to make sarcastic comments? Below are some fun things about sarcasm you probably didn’t know. 1. Sarcasm may be a sign of good brain health According to research, sarcasm lives in the part of the brain associated with memory, therefore a good cognitive function is required […]

7 Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

7 Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

Even the most self-confident person among us will experience self-doubt in his/her life. It just means that you are human, just like the rest! Put simply, self-doubt is a feeling of dilemma about one’s ability to accomplish something. When left unchecked, it can cause us to completely abandon our course or compromise our ultimate goal. […]

School Transformed By Meditation

School Transformed By Meditation

A middle school in San Francisco once infected by the surrounding violence in the community has been transformed by meditation, according to The Guardian. The school started a meditation program in 2007 in which students sat down to meditate for 15 minutes, twice a day. The results of this program have been astounding. In the […]

Spending Money On Experiences Makes You Happier

Spending Money On Experiences Makes You Happier

Once your basic needs are met, instead of spending money on material goods, you should spend money on experiences if you want to be happy, according to research. Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University says via Fast Company: One of the enemies of happiness is adaptation…We buy things to make us happy, […]

Enjoy Your Guilty Pleasures But Without The Guilt

Enjoy Your Guilty Pleasures But Without The Guilt

You should enjoy your guilty pleasures but without the guilt, says author Louise Thompson in her article published in the NZ Herald. For example, having the cake and feeling guilt and self-hate is really just self-defeating, and a ridiculous waste of emotional energy, puts Louise. She adds: We are here on this Earth, in this […]

Harvard Researchers Say Low Fat Diets Don’t Work For Long Term Weight Loss

Harvard Researchers Say Low Fat Diets Don’t Work For Long Term Weight Loss

Based on analysis conducted by Harvard researchers on 53 diets involving 68,000 participants, researchers found that low-fat diets are not effective for long-term weight loss. The researchers noted: Health and nutrition guidelines should cease recommending low-fat diets for weight loss in view of the clear absence of long-term efficacy when compared with other similar intensity […]

10 Signs That You Are An Overachiever

10 Signs That You Are An Overachiever

You thrive on tight deadlines You pursue excellence and try to do your best at everything You are frequently working on more than 3 projects at the same time You get questions like “when do you sleep?” You have a difficult time shutting down and saying no Your mind is always “on” and often moving […]

Steps To Silence Your Inner Critic

Steps To Silence Your Inner Critic

“Automatic negative thoughts” is a term used by psychologists to describe uninvited negative thoughts that invade our minds and leave us feeling miserable. We all have an inner critic inside us. For some people it is more active than others, but it is there, waiting to attack us especially when we are feeling weak and […]

Are You Guilty of These 8 Time-Wasting Habits?

Are You Guilty of These 8 Time-Wasting Habits?

Author Curtis Mchale via Lifehack points out the following 8 habits that are probably causing us to waste time, and preventing us from accomplishing the important goals. 1. Doing What’s Important For Others Not You We should only work on things important for others AFTER we’ve finished those tasks that are important to us. 2. […]

Attitude Is More Important Than Intelligence

Attitude Is More Important Than Intelligence

New research from Stanford University shows that attitude is a better predictor of your success than your IQ. Based on the research, people’s attitude falls under one of the following categories: • A fixed mindset, or • A growth mindset While a fixed mindset person believes he/she cannot change, a growth mindset person believes that […]

9 Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life

9 Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life

Several scientific studies have shown that having a mindset of thankfulness can reap innumerable benefits. According to Sheknows, authors Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough of a study on gratitude and well-being reported: Participants in the gratitude condition felt better about their lives as a whole, and were more optimistic regarding their expectations for the upcoming […]

A Hero Lies In You

A Hero Lies In You

A lot to be learned from the lyrics of Maria Carey’s hit song from the 90’s, “Hero” :). There’s a hero If you look inside your heart You don’t have to be afraid Of what you are There’s an answer If you reach into your soul And the sorrow that you know Will melt away […]

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