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Pyschology

Ramadan Reflection Day 3: On Surat al'Adiyat -- Qu'ranic Advice on Gaining Contentment Through Gratitude

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

I had read this verse over and over throughout my life, but when I read it that day, it felt like I was reading it for the first time. I didn't know how to be appreciative, and the impact it was having on me was quite severe.

Germany Wins the Title of 'Bordello of Europe': Why Doesn't Angela Merkel Care?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

In 2002, Germany decriminalized prostitution, reportedly due to pressure by the sex trade lobby and a few brothel managers who petitioned the government. This law effectively rendered the prostitution industry a legitimate business. Today, this experiment is failing.

Our Work Ego: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Paul Jarvis | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Ego's are a funny thing when we're working for ourselves and launching our own products. They can be the catalyst to proceed, as in, "screw this company, I can do this better on my own" or "none of these products on the market are a good fit for their audience, I can make something better."

Who's Afraid of the Big Definitive Book?: Scott Stossel's My Age of Anxiety

Liam Smith | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Liam Smith

Over the course of the 400-plus page book, Stossel outlines every aspect of the subject of anxiety imaginable. His focus shifts between history of thought on the subject, descriptions of scientific experiments and research, and his own phenomenological experience of dealing with the condition.

Objectivity: The Power of Seeing Things as They Are (Part 2)

Elizabeth R. Thornton | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth R. Thornton

Objectivity is seeing and accepting things as they are without projecting your fears, mental models, and past experiences, and responding thoughtfully and deliberately to the people, challenges and opportunities in your life.

Can You Tell If Someone's Lying From Their Eyes?

Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 07/11/2012 05:28 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Conventional wisdom has it that when people talk, the directi...

Forgetting Freud: Today's Psychology is Mind Over (Subject) Matter

Charles Tiffin, PhD | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Charles Tiffin, PhD

If you're curious about human behavior and you have a passion to help people thrive, these are exciting times. The field of psychology is expanding -- often into unexpected areas -- and opportunities for psychologists are growing.

Figuring Out the Most Efficient Way to Practice, One Molecule at a Time

Gary Marcus | Posted 04.13.2012 | Science
Gary Marcus

When trying to learn a musical instrument, master a foreign language, or just study for an exam, the rate-limiting step is often memory. The faster you can convert new information into new memories, the faster you can master new skills.

Your Friends Could Be Bad For Business

Michaël Bikard | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Michaël Bikard

Beware of the blinding effect of social connections.

Money Does Buy Happiness -- If You Make Under $75K A Year: Study

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

People say money doesn't buy happiness. Except, according to a new study from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, it sort of does -- up to a...

Freud, the Consumer Finance Protection Agency and Madoff

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

As Freud said, "the mind is an arena for the struggle of antagonistic impulses." And so a la Freud, here are my competing thoughts on the necessity of increased government regulation.