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How to stop overthinking

Persistent overthinking in the form of worry and rumination can result in a wide range of symptoms such as insomnia, trouble concentrating, and in some cases, this can lead to anxiety or depression. Overthinking starts with a ‘trigger thought’. It’s not the trigger thought in and of itself that causes unpleasant symptoms, It is the…

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How to Identify and Deal with Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that can cause you to doubt your memory, opinions, and even your sanity. It’s a tactic some people use to gain power and control over others. Romantic relationships aren’t the only situations where gaslighting can occur. It can also happen (in a parent-child relationship, in the workplace, political & authoritative…

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The Barnum Effect: why we love astrology and personality tests

What do astrology, aura reading, fortune telling, cold reading, and some personality tests such as the MBTI have in common? They all exploit the Barnum Effect to convince people that the generated statements are personal to them. The statements are so vague, we interpret our own meaning, sometimes feeling in awe of their accuracy. “That’s so me!”…

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Procrastination is Contagious

Source: Time Management

Well, maybe it is not a newsflash.  I think we all know that you become like those that you hang out with. (Remember when your parents were concerned about you hanging out with a certain crowd in school?  Makes sense, doesn’t it?) It has been shown time and again that people adapt their habits and…

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Declinism: how rosy retrospection impacts decision-making

“It was better before,” says your friend. “Ha, those were the days,” your reply with a sigh. Declinism is the belief that societies tend towards decline, often linked with rosy retrospection—our tendency to view the past more favourably and the future more negatively. It may seem harmless, but declinism can cloud your judgement and lead…

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