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Humor can be used as a way to downplay negative events. Good skill to develop for "emotional intelligence." :)

Humor can be used as a way to downplay negative events. Good skill to develop for "emotional intelligence.

Never stop using your brain! A new study finds how living a more "intellectual life" can protect against future dementia and cognitive decline.

Sense of purpose and meaning lengthens lifespan. It's a lot easier to live longer when you have something to live for.

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.

Psychology Study: Mimicking a "happy" or "sad" way of walking can influence your mood.

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.

Individuals with a sense of purpose are more accepting of diversity. If you're secure in yourself and what you do, then it doesn't matter much what anyone else does.

Individuals with a sense of purpose are more accepting of diversity. If you're secure in yourself and what you do, then it doesn't matter much what anyone else does.

Instead of arguing with people, new research shows that agreeing with people can be a key aspect of persuasion. This is especially true if you agree with a person's key beliefs and then present them in an extreme way. By doing this, people become more aware of the absurdity of their beliefs and are more likely to adjust them on their own, rather than being confronted to change them directly.

Instead of arguing with people, new research shows that agreeing with people can be a key aspect of persuasion. This is especially true if you agree with a person's key beliefs and then present them in an extreme way. By doing this, people become more aware of the absurdity of their beliefs and are more likely to adjust them on their own, rather than being confronted to change them directly.

Creative activities on your free time can help you recover from work overload (and improve job performance)!

Creative activities on your free time can help you recover from work overload (and improve job performance)!

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People tend to underestimate how much their personality changes over the course of their lives. And not only that, but these changes in personality are often the strongest predictors of happiness and life satisfaction.

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