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Decision Making

How Doctors Think: Addiction, Neuroscience and Your Treatment Plan

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Ever wonder how a (good) doctor comes up with her/his recommendations for treatment? What the critical thinking underlying the suggestions might be? ...

Why Our Choices Don't Matter as Much as We Think

Reem Kassis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

I can't be sure, but I do know the grass always appears greener on the other side, even to children. So instead of judging each other, why don't we invite the person across the street for a cup of coffee onto our lawn?

4 Steps to Take Before Quitting Your Job

Susan Peppercorn | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Peppercorn

Lauren was frustrated with her job. Management had decided to change her primary focus from advising internal clients on technology decisions to me...

Following Your Internal Compass and Making Your Own Decisions

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg Frucci

Remaining in the present moment, which flows with time, knowing the moment is not static, this is how one is able to hear clearly the voice within. What is your greatest challenge? Do something about it beginning now.

I'm Allowed To Be Confused About The Future -- And You Are, Too

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 06.11.2015 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

I often feel as though I should already have my life figured out. A lot of my peers already have plans for their post-high school careers, but I find myself shrugging my shoulders every time somebody asks me, "What are you doing after high school?"

How to Get From Here to There: Part I, Entrepreneurship and Maslow's Hierarchy

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Mariotti

Understanding what motivates people's decisions and how people can find success is one of the keys to building a successful community.

12 Things Only Over-Thinkers Understand

YourTango | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
YourTango

Is this you: standing in the middle of the supermarket trying to debate over something as frivolous as a box of rice? If you answered yes, congratulations! You are an over-thinker.

How to Stop Second Guessing Yourself and Make Decisions With Confidence

Alexis Meads | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Alexis Meads

Grasp a firm, unwavering belief that the Universe is working for you. And if you're struggling with making decisions, start with a couple of small ones. And once you decide -- decide with gusto! Make the choice and follow your lead with confidence.

The Neurology of Lending

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.02.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Microfinance is a psychological enigma. It is not in anyone's economic best interest to lend money to strangers without getting anything in return. Without interest or guarantee, what is the motivation to take on such financial risk? It seems more akin to charity than to banking. Is it? The fact is that we don't know the neuropsychological underpinnings of such selfless lending.

Sensible Only in Retrospect: Extracting Useful Advice from the Linear Lie

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

If you're at the start of a career or in the early stages of a business, few things are more useful than the real histories of those who have gone before. It's just that there's a trick for extracting useful and actionable truth.

Prescription for Indecisiveness: Get Out of the Huddle

Alka Dhillon | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

When you are unattached to the outcome of the decision, you make decisions that create space for the best possible outcome for you. However, when you are attached to the outcome, fear and indecisiveness come and take the space and then the outcome is much less ideal and a very stressful experience.

Finding the Answer That's Been There All Along: How to Discover the Direction With Wings

Tama Kieves | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Tama Kieves

There is always a brick wall underneath your plaster. There is always the presence of everything you want, covered by the familiar. It's waiting for you. It's been there all along. There's an astonishment beneath your confusion and habitual way of thinking.

How To Make Better Decisions Under Stress

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

The quality of life you live and your ability to do the meaningful things you set out to will depend almost entirely on the decisions you make. Here's one more small set of tools to use to make sure your choices are the best ones possible.

The Decision-Making Dilemma: Are You a Picker or a Chooser?

Jordan Dansky | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Jordan Dansky

Considering that this is one of the biggest problems I've struggled with personally, I have been on a constant look-up for all wisdom, tools, or advice on how to best tackle decision-making. Personally, I see the problem as two-fold.

Should You Marry That Guy?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Samantha Boardman MD

Should you marry that guy? Should you take that job offer in Seattle? Should you go back to school? For many people, important decisions like these are sources of dread and anxiety. They dominate our thoughts during the day and keep us up at night.

How to Make Good Decisions

Brendon Burchard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

When uncertain or afraid, how do we free ourselves from delay, make good decisions, and take decisive action? Three strategies... 1. Make decisions...

Commitment-Phobe? This Is for You

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

More than anything, my inability to make a decision comes down to my fear of commitment. It is not the long-term prospect of being tied to something which shakes me up inside but rather, the terror that I could have committed to the wrong thing.

Should I Say Yes or No? Here's How to Decide

Rosella LaFevre | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Rosella LaFevre

When you utter the word "yes," what are you saying "no" to? Are you okay with giving up those things? If so, then you know agreeing to the first thing is the right decision.

Anxious About a Work-Related Conflict? You're Likely to Make a Bad Decision!

Douglas LaBier | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

These findings are relevant to everyone in their career roles, but perhaps have greatest significance for those in high-impact decision making positions, whose judgment and decisions affect the organization's success.

5 Daily Habits Overlooked By Small Business Owners

Vito Glazers | Posted 05.30.2015 | Small Business
Vito Glazers

Maintaining strong daily habits can in turn lead to long-term success for business owners in virtually every industry. However, many business owners are overlooking some of the most basic daily habits that can help their company thrive.

Carolyn Gregoire

What Magicians Can Teach Us About The Art Of Manipulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.27.2015 | Science

When Jay Olson was a 5-year-old living in Vancouver, British Columbia, a magician pulled a coin from his ear and sparked a lifelong fascination with m...

Regarding the "Small Minority" of Religious Extremists

Gad Saad | Posted 05.03.2015 | Religion
Gad Saad

It is imperative that when discussing issues such as what constitutes a "small minority" of religious extremists, that we be armed with the proper statistical information along with the ability to process the relevant data in a fair, accurate, and unbiased manner.

'House of Cards' and Gender Equality

Matt Hartman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Matt Hartman

rancis' remarks show his gendered bias; he believes that Claire owes him her position. Yet, he forgets, all too easily, that he owes his position to Claire.

Deciding What to Keep and What to Get Rid of

Helen Butler | Posted 05.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Helen Butler

At some stage in the future, you regretted it. It may have been a few hours later, or a few weeks, or a few months, but eventually you regretted buying this item. We've all done it. Don't pretend you haven't!

To Make Better Decisions, Pretend You're Deciding for Someone Else

Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl Perhaps the very last person you should turn to for advice is yourself, according to a new post from the As...