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This Is How To Be More Assertive: 3 Powerful Secrets From Research. You don’t want to fight.

This Is How To Be More Assertive: 3 Powerful Secrets From Research

You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy. Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is.

Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy

Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, be in the moment and SOMETHING SOMETHING SOMETHING, uh, meditation.” But is it merely the latest fad? Actually, no. And there isn’t some looming deathmatch between mindfulness and neuroscience, between East and West. This Is How To Deal With Psychopaths And Toxic People: 5 Proven Secrets. I know what some people are thinking: I’m never going to deal with psychopaths.

This Is How To Deal With Psychopaths And Toxic People: 5 Proven Secrets

This is just more sensational clickbait junk. Wrong. The experts are betting you probably encounter a psychopath every day. In fact, a lot of what you think you know about psychopaths is very wrong. Yes, psychopaths are more likely to be in jail than most people — but the majority of them aren’t. And they probably make your life miserable. The Machiavellian manipulators at work who do all kinds of nasty — but without leaving fingerprints. Think Frank Underwood in “House of Cards” — but without the murder. Yup, studies show there are a disproportionate number of psychopaths in corporate America. This Is How To Boost Emotional Resilience: 10 Research-Backed Secrets. Ever dealt with a really difficult situation?

This Is How To Boost Emotional Resilience: 10 Research-Backed Secrets

We’ve all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up. How do the toughest people summon the will to keep going? Steven Southwick and Dennis Charney have studied resilient people for over 20 years. They spoke with Vietnam prisoners of war, Special Forces instructors and civilians who dealt with terrible experiences like medical problems, abuse and trauma. In their book Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges they assembled the 10 things resilient people have in common so you and I can learn how to be more gritty and tough when life gets hard. This Is The Best Way To Motivate Yourself To Exercise: 4 Proven Secrets. Workout motivation.

This Is The Best Way To Motivate Yourself To Exercise: 4 Proven Secrets

You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone. We all want a magic pill that makes us smarter, happier, and better looking. This Is The Fun Way To Easily Improve Your Life, Backed By Research. You don’t laugh enough.

This Is The Fun Way To Easily Improve Your Life, Backed By Research

Yes, humor can improve your life. Not too surprising, you say? Here’s the problem: you treat humor like a nice thing that happens, oh, whenever. This Is The Research-Backed Way To Increase Grit. Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something?

This Is The Research-Backed Way To Increase Grit

How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals? Turns out that grit — the perseverance that keeps us going — is a lot more important than you might think. In fact, it’s the best predictor of success among West Point cadets. From Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us: The best predictor of success, the researchers found, was the prospective cadets’ ratings on a noncognitive, nonphysical trait known as “grit”—defined as “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.” Stanford researcher Catharine Cox studied 301 eminent historical figures. From Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance: “…high but not the highest intelligence, combined with the greatest degree of persistence, will achieve greater eminence than the highest degree of intelligence with somewhat less persistence.” So we all need more grit. In 2013 Angela Duckworth was awarded the MacArthur “Genius” Award for her work on grit.

How To Tell If Someone Is Lying: 5 Research-Backed Secrets. Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?

How To Tell If Someone Is Lying: 5 Research-Backed Secrets

We’re going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and more. And this is the industrial strength package. We’ll look at how to avoid being deceived by the pros in this arena: con artists. To get the real answers, I called an expert. Maria Konnikova is a contributing writer at The New Yorker. This Is How To Be Persuasive: 7 New Secrets From Hostage Negotiation. We all have to have difficult conversations.

This Is How To Be Persuasive: 7 New Secrets From Hostage Negotiation

And they’d be easier if you knew how to be persuasive. Whether it’s dealing with family members, buying a car or negotiating a raise, persuasion is always a useful skill. But much of what you read doesn’t work in tough scenarios. So I decided to call someone who has handled the most challenging scenarios imaginable — ones where lives are on the line… Chris Voss was the FBI’s lead international hostage negotiator and he’s the author of an excellent new book: “Never Split The Difference.” This Is How To Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Powerful Tips Backed By Research.

Your mind races.

This Is How To Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Powerful Tips Backed By Research

Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. And some of us get it worse than others, and more frequently. New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy. You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them. Actually, don’t trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy. UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life. 1) The Most Important Question To Ask When You Feel Down. How To Manage Your Time: 5 Secrets Backed By Research. This Is The #1 Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids. How do you deal with out of control kids? The authors of the bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk have some great ideas that can help any parent.

It’s really powerful, impressive advice. But here’s the odd thing: reading the book, I could have swore I had seen similar ideas before. And I had… How To Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets To Concentration. A question a lot of us are struggling with these days is “how to focus.” Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There’s a reason… Ed Hallowell, former professor at Harvard Medical School and bestselling author of Driven to Distraction, says we have “culturally generated ADD.” Via CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Having treated ADD since 1981, I began to see an upsurge in the mid-1990s in the number of people who complained of being chronically inattentive, disorganized, and overbooked. Conspiracy theorists rejoice! The world is not acting in our long-term benefit. Power of Empathy: 3 Ways Empathy Can Improve Your Life.

Does it ever feel like people are all self-absorbed jerks? Like they’re not listening? Only in it for themselves? This Is The #1 Ritual You Need To Do Every Day. You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. The Lazy Way To An Awesome Life: 3 Secrets Backed By Research. How To Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience.