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Srini Pillay

Capitalism Revisited: Why Society Matters

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business
Srinivasan Pillay

What does it mean to be a successful capitalist? Until recently, capitalism simply referred to "for-profit" businesses that were privately owned. Co...

What Do You Do if You Are Jobless? Insights About the Business Brain

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

When jobs are scarce and hopelessness is rife, what can you do in a down economy where you cannot see any obvious options for return to work? How does brain science and psychology research help us deal with this?

Viagra vs Spirituality: Mojo Rising

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Men rely on the ability to have an erection. And when that does not work, it compromises their sense of masculinity. But there are several aspects of spiritual lore that contradict our expectations here.

Fear, Sex and the Quest for More

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

When we crave sex, we are often seeking an easy access solution to relieve the craving and to discharge the tensions we keep in ourselves. Yet, this discharge is illusory.

The Science Of Getting What You Want

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Strive for happiness without tying it into getting the things you want. Lead with happiness. If you do this, you will free up your brain to do its work. How can you do this?

Returning U.S. Soldiers, Trauma And The Job Market

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

The trauma of war can cause several problems to the brain and associated functions in thinking and feeling. Here are some of the changes anticipated and what they mean for returning soldiers.

How to Be Determined and Not Exhausted

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

On it's own, determination can be exhausting, especially when obstacles are hitting you in the face. What are the different types of determination and how can you convert easily from one to the other?

Life Is What You Make it: The Buffett Way

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

It's not enough to know what you want to do; that the pain of action is a challenge we must take on. And that we must open our arms to the mysteries of vocation as much as the well-delineated parts.

A More Fulfilling Life: Learning From Elite Athletes

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

To truly excel at what you do, there has to always be some part of your life that is not automatic yet. When this is the case, you can practice in this zone until you achieve automaticity. Then raise the bar.

The Literal Impact of Loneliness on Your Heart: What To Do About This

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

A recent study of 50-68 year old men and women in Chicago, found that being lonely at the beginning of the study correlated with increases in blood pressure two, three and four years later.

Anecdote: The Impact of Divorce on a Woman's Work Life

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Emotions are critical for thinking, and women have an advantage if they can use this power available to them. Do divorced professional women not feel as though they have the permission to do this?

The Psychological Ramifications of Arizona's Myopic Immigration Lens: Scent of an Old South Africa

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

The law of Arizona accurately addresses the problems of illegal immigration but does so at the expense of legal immigrants like a live vaccine that protects society while infecting others at risk.

When and Why Not to Talk About Everything

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Talking is a balm for the lonely and afraid, but a poison for those who use it to replace the art of living.

7 Ways Music Breaks Can Improve Your Health

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Recent studies have shown that music may have a beneficial effect on your body's immunity and overall health.

Eating Disorders: What's In A Name

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

We continue to call these disorders "eating disorders" as though the primary deficit was "eating." That's like calling a pneumonia "coughing disorder" or a tumor causing weakness "weakness disorder'.

The Antidote To Overcoming Worry

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

In a world where "overcoming" is the usual approach to dealing with problems, there is little time made for proactive moves that do more for us than remove worry - they create peace.

How To Lose Your Addiction

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Addictions are a double-edged sword. They offer a form of comfort that, unfortunately, does not last and often leads to pain and discomfort. If we know this, why do we repeat harmful actions over and over again.

More On The Bridges From Love To Fear

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

hese are just some of the many reasons that love can turn to fear, but if we look at these more deeply, how can we think about them? And what can we do about them?

Brain, Spirituality, Confidence And Suffering

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

It is possible that human suffering comes from basing conclusions on a conviction in the perceptual world. If what we perceive is filled with contradictions, how can this not cause suffering?

A Deeper Look at Procrastination: Which Type Are you?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Is all procrastination the same and does it always serve the same goal? How does your personality fit with your own personal art of procrastination?

Depression: Illness Or Stuckness?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

There are times when, despite the suffering that depression causes, I wonder: what makes this an "illness"? And does thinking of this as an illness help in the long-term?

Changing the Philosophy on Wall Street

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

The image of corporations as "hard-ass", "bottom-line" machines of productivity is appealing to those who wish to believe that money comes from automatic sources that respond to cold, hard, practical and rational interventions.

The Reid Comments: The Double-Edged Sword of Racial Insensitivity

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Srinivasan Pillay

By taking Reid's comments about President Obama out of context, we do ourselves an injustice--the same injustice we do when we want to "extinguish" racist comments.

The Imposter Syndrome: A Clue To Why People Stop Living Long Before They Die

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Have you ever wondered why your achievements in life reached a plateau when they did - how you were on the path of your dream before something got in the way and stopped the surge?

Keeping Life Fresh And Alive: Things To Consider

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

As children we are introduced to new experiences and possibilities in life, and there is a freshness to life's experiences. Why is it that in adulthood, we find ourselves desperately making up ways to feel alive?