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How to Fight Excessive Doubt

PsyBlog spring.org.uk Should you really question everything? Here’s a simple tip for those prone to over-thinking… A little critical, analytical thinking is a good thing. Without doubting ourselves sometimes we’d find it difficult to make good decisions. Too much doubt, … Continue reading

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The World Tomorrow : Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali

Julian Assange Journeyman Pictures Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali are two giants of the intellectual left. They join Julian to discuss protest movements, democracy, and how the West completely failed to anticipate the Arab Spring.

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The Psychology of Flow (in under 300 words)

PsyBlog spring.org.uk What is it like to be fully alive, right now, engaged with what you are doing? That’s the psychology of flow. When the happiness and creativity expert Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi was studying how painters work, he noticed an odd … Continue reading

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Psychological Distance: 10 Fascinating Effects of a Simple Mind Hack

PsyBlog spring.org.uk This mind hack is simple: you imagine yourself way off in the future, or living in a different country or as a different person. The aim is to have that feeling of detachment, of stepping outside yourself, by … Continue reading

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Destructive Daydreams: Why Wishful Thinking is Dangerous

PsyBlog spring.org.uk They say that if you can believe it and dream it, then you can make it come true. It’s clearly not that easy. Indeed psychological research shows that wishful thinking can damage our drive to reach goals: “The … Continue reading

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Dr. Mercola mercola.com If you’re looking for a way to help fight rheumatoid arthritis (RA) without drugs, then you need look no further than the spice shelf at your local market. New research published in the spring of 2012 showed … Continue reading

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The Hindsight Bias: I Knew It All Along!

PsyBlog spring.org.uk Going into business for yourself is scary. Despite all the potential rewards, compared with getting a safe job with a big firm, being an entrepreneur means accepting huge risks. All entrepreneurs know that there are no guarantees and … Continue reading

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The Ultimatum Game

PsyBlog spring.org.uk Sometimes games have a lot to teach us about human nature, other times they’re just games. One game that some economists and psychologists claim has much to teach us is called The Ultimatum Game. The game is very … Continue reading

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What if the Doctor Is Wrong?

Source: WSJ When a CT scan showed multiple tumors in Dawna Harwell’s pelvis, abdomen and spine in 2008, her doctors in Dallas told her she might have ovarian cancer, which can be especially deadly. A biopsy came back with inconclusive … Continue reading

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Brain Food: Berries Can Slow Cognitive Decline

Alice Park Time Its spring, which means it’s the season for fresh, juicy berries. And that’s good news for your brain. Researchers report in the journal Annals of Neurology that women who ate berries more frequently over a period of … Continue reading

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