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Thinking "obesity is a disease" makes you more likely to eat high-calorie foods.

Thinking "obesity is a disease" makes you more likely to eat high-calorie foods.

Psychology Study: Regular walking can help ease depression.

Psychology Study: Belief in free will promotes more flexible thinking. There is always more than one choice to any given situation, so don't forget it!

Kids who are allowed to play freely have greater social success as adults. Unstructured play time allows children to develop the flexibility needed to adapt to changing circumstances and environments - an ability that comes in very handy when life becomes unpredictable as an adult.

Believing you've slept well even if you haven't improves cognitive ability. Type of placebo effect?

Individuals who don't believe in free will show reduced self-control. Because if you really believe you have no control over your life, why bother?

Anger in the right situation can be motivating and improve well-being.

A new study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin reveals more evidence on the benefits of practicing self-affirmations.  My free guide "The Science of Self-Affirmations" also goes into several other recent studies on the benefits of these exercises on motivation, self-esteem, and relationships:  http://theemotionmachine.com/free-download-the-science-of-self-affirmations-pdf

The "nasty effect" is when uncivil discourse leads to more polarized views. No matter what view you are expressing, always try to do it in a healthy and polite way.

People with a bigger vocabulary are seen as more attractive. Maybe smart is sexy?

Inmates who feel guilt are more likely to stay out of jail later on. One positive function of guilt and regret is to change our future behaviors.

The ambient noises of a coffee shop can boost creativity.

The ambient noises of a coffee shop can boost creativity.

Angry outbursts raise risk of heart attack and stroke. Stay calm and be healthy!

Angry outbursts raise risk of heart attack and stroke. Stay calm and be healthy!

In a 2014 study published in the journal "Appetite," it was discovered that both "go/no go" and "implementation intentions" - 2 types of cognitive strategies - influenced weight loss when compared to controls.

In a 2014 study published in the journal "Appetite," it was discovered that both "go/no go" and "implementation intentions" - 2 types of cognitive strategies - influenced weight loss when compared to controls.

There's a huge power in finding "role models" who you can learn from and be inspired by - both real and fictional. To me, there's no greater way to "step outside of yourself" and get a new perspective on life than watching a good movie or reading a good book.

Individualistic thinking can lead to greater intrinsic motivation.

Mindful eating can reduce food intake and improve flavor.

Mindful eating can reduce food intake and improve flavor.

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