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SELFISHLY SELFLESS: Enlightened self-interest and the myth of pure altruism

SELFISHLY SELFLESS: Enlightened self-interest and the myth of pure altruism

Is it possible to do things with absolutely no expectation of a return? Is there such a thing as a completely selfless act? The...
May 3, 2015 × 1 comment

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RELIGIOUS ATHEIST: An imaginary number

RELIGIOUS ATHEIST: An imaginary number

I belong to a number of meetups. In an attempt to find “my tribe” I go to these gathering-togethers of like-minded...
April 6, 2015 × 0 comments

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EMOTIONS AND BIOLOGY: Using neuroscience to understand the attitudes of certain racial groups

EMOTIONS AND BIOLOGY: Using neuroscience to understand the attitudes of certain racial groups

I’m not black. I’m just a dark-skinned white guy. But I do have a strong sense of empathy for what other people experience....
December 30, 2014 × 0 comments

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DATING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Attraction depends on more than a profile or questionnaire

DATING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Attraction depends on more than a profile or questionnaire

The following article is excerpted from The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter by...
November 27, 2014 × 0 comments

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OVERCOMING ANXIETY: How to handle anxiety disorders

OVERCOMING ANXIETY: How to handle anxiety disorders

If you have an anxiety disorder, you’re pretty good at feeling nervous and afraid. Think of all the energy you have used...
November 5, 2014 × 0 comments

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DEALING WITH LOSS: 11 steps to a more positive outlook after losing a loved one

DEALING WITH LOSS: 11 steps to a more positive outlook after losing a loved one

According to the Law of Attraction, you are drawing things in your life that are of a similar vibration to what you are thinking...
September 2, 2014 × 0 comments

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AGE AIN’T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER: Is that really so hard to remember?

AGE AIN’T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER: Is that really so hard to remember?

“Live your life and forget your age.” These wide words come from the late Norman Vincent Peale, the author of The...
August 6, 2014 × 0 comments

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BRAIN NEUROPLASTICITY: Our body’s backup system [infographic]

BRAIN NEUROPLASTICITY: Our body’s backup system [infographic]

Screen reader version: The human brain is a marvelous thing. It helps us learn and adapt. Central to these abilities is neuroplasticity,...
February 13, 2014 × 0 comments

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TRANSMUTING ANGER: Starve anger by expressing qualities of true character

TRANSMUTING ANGER: Starve anger by expressing qualities of true character

There’s a long-standing and ongoing controversy in psychological circles that goes something like this: Is it better to...
January 8, 2014 × 8 comments