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How mass media can tap into human biology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals

Aric Noboa | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Aric Noboa

Discovery Learning Alliance/Patrick Toselli Philo Farnsworth believed television would help bring about world peace. It hasn't quite worked out that ...

Do We Have The Courage To Prune The Behaviors That Refuse To Die? Can We Cut The Ego Down To Size?

Beth Green | Posted 09.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Beth Green

Photo by Sarah via Flickr To many of us, fall feels like a new beginning because we associate fall with the start of school and the end of that langu...

When Life Laughs At Your Best Laid Plans

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

This month found me exploring the country of Japan for the first time. Those of you who know me won't be surprised to learn that I did a whole lot ...

Friendship And Our Vagus Nerve

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often think that the nature of our friendships has a profound or major impact on our health and well-being. But a recent New York Times, art...

How Two Companies Hooked Customers On Products They Rarely Use

Nir Eyal | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Nir Eyal

Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), has a quirky way of deciding which companies he likes. It's called "The Toothbrush Test." According to the New York Times, when Page looks at a potential company to acquire, he wants to know if the product is, like a toothbrush, "something you will use once or twice a day."

There's No One Solution to Improving Interactions Between Police and People with Mental Illnesses

The Stepping Up Initiative | Posted 08.28.2016 | Impact
The Stepping Up Initiative

By Michael D. Thompson This piece was originally published in Scientific American on Aug. 28, 2016. You've undoubtedly heard about the recent report...

Enabling Success For Your Child This Year (And Every Year)

Byron Garrett | Posted 08.24.2016 | Education
Byron Garrett

What lessons that you learned as a youngster have stuck with you? What do you wish your parents or teachers had focused on all those years ago? Share them here so we can all learn from each other!

Our Curative Breath

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.

The Domino Effect: How To Create A Chain Reaction Of Good Habits

James Clear | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Human behaviors are often tied to one another. For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during ...

How To Stop The Racist In You

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.05.2016 | Science
Greater Good Science Center

There are many fronts in the campaign against bias, both implicit and explicit, but they all have one thing in common: us. We are all potentially part of the problem--and we can all become a part of the solution.

The Scientific Argument For Mastering One Thing At A Time

James Clear | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Many people, myself included, have multiple areas of life they would like to improve. For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, ...

There's a Behavioral Revolution Coming. Will Mobile Apps Be Ready?

Quora | Posted 07.28.2016 | Technology
Quora

How can mindful apps be successful if the internet's primary revenue stream is advertising? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing netwo...

Motivation is Overvalued. Environment Often Matters More.

James Clear | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It can be tempting to blame failure on a lack of willpower or a scarcity of talent, and to attribute success to hard work, effort, and grit. To be su...

A Simple Way to Foster Kindness in Kids

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenn Director Knudsen According to a new study, we can encourage kids to be generous by reminding them of their past kindnesses. Ebenezer Scr...

The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

James Clear | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back th...

Is There Such A Thing As LEADERSHIP? LEAD³

Sylvana Storey | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Given the unfolding events following the Brexit outcome this past week, we could all forgive ourselves for asking is there such a thing as leadership?

Best Plan For Autism Starts With Behavioral Therapy

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Although there is no cure for autism, various interventions can help diminish the symptoms, sometimes profoundly. Since both social and communicatio...

Father Loss And More

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The father plays a major role in who we are and who we become; his absence may occupy the center stage of a person's life.

The One Question To Ask Yourself For Better Health

Amanda Richardson | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Richardson

Whatever behavior you are holding onto has some benefit. It might not be something you're proud of or willing to admit. It might seem small and silly, or even counterintuitive.

Changing the Negotiating Game - 6 Tips for Smart Success

Dan Bullock | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Dan Bullock

"One Vision," Artwork by Rod Sánchez In our increasingly interconnected world, the negotiating game is changing. Expert negotiators are no longer s...

In This World, Terror Will Not Stand

Amanda Richardson | Posted 06.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Richardson

It's time to create a world where terror will not stand, where it cannot stand. But it starts with you. It starts with us.

Those Holding 'Anti-Gay' Sentiments Need To Stop Making Things Worse By Expressing Outrage Over The Florida Massacre

Mark Baer | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Baer

Many of those spewing anti-gay rhetoric engage in gaslighting, which “is a form of mental abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting their...

We behave a lot more badly than we remember

The Conversation US | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
The Conversation US

Guess who topped even Mother Teresa? The people who completed the survey, with a score of 87 percent. Apparently, most of the respondents thought they were better than Mother Teresa in regards to their likelihood of getting into heaven.

I Am Not a Jerk Whisperer

Toni Williams | Posted 06.10.2016 | Parents
Toni Williams

I will give more chances based on your relationship to me, just because. Yes, my children will have more chances, because they are my children. Everything we do is a teaching moment. Adults on the other hand, will not be given the same considerations, so don't even ask.

CDC Report Says Doctors Aren't Following Guidelines for Treatment of Children with ADHD

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Behavior Therapy is first-line recommended treatment for young children with ADHD, but there is a lot of confusion about what it means, and it is an u...