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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.

In a new study, individuals who were told that they were going for a "scenic walk" rather than an "exercise walk" were less likely to perceive the activity as physical exercise, and also less likely to snack afterwards - because they didn't feel they needed to "reward" themselves for their physical activity.

Stress reduces when shared with people in a similar situation. It's always nice to know someone else feels the same way as you - makes your feelings more "normal.

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?

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.

The more meaningful and relevant a topic is to you and your own life, the easier it will be to learn it.

The more meaningful and relevant a topic is to you and your own life, the easier it will be to learn it.

More research on the horrors of perfectionism: http://www.theemotionmachine.com/how-perfectionism-destroys-happiness

More research on the horrors of perfectionism: http://www.theemotionmachine.com/how-perfectionism-destroys-happiness

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

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

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.

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Psychology Study: Emotional regulation is just as important as cognitive therapy in treating depression.

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.

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.

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