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A Message to the People-Pleasers: You are not Helping Anyone. What would you say takes up the vast majority of our time—mental space and energy?

A Message to the People-Pleasers: You are not Helping Anyone.

Work? Parenting? Bill-paying? Maybe it’s anxiety, personal relationships or money stress? How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus. Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities.

How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus

A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. Last December, Jeannie Suk wrote in an online article for The New Yorker about law students asking her fellow professors at Harvard not to teach rape law—or, in one case, even use the word violate (as in “that violates the law”) lest it cause students distress. In February, Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, wrote an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education describing a new campus politics of sexual paranoia—and was then subjected to a long investigation after students who were offended by the article and by a tweet she’d sent filed Title IX complaints against her.

Eclectic excerpts delivered to your email every day from editor Richard Vague. Today's encore selection -- from "Busting Big Myths in Popular Psychology" by Scott O.

eclectic excerpts delivered to your email every day from editor Richard Vague

Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio, and Barry L. Beyerstein. "Letting off steam" doesn't alleviate anger, it exacerbates it: Finally Home — Would you complain because a beautiful sunset... How To Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets To Mindfulness. Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries.

How To Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets To Mindfulness

You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed about some other thing and the list never stops. And it makes it impossible to be happy. What would be nice is to have a perspective that helps your brain deal with all of these negative emotions. And there may be one — and you’ve probably heard the name a lot lately: Mindfulness. And research shows it works. Three big names in the field have collaborated to produce an app that can teach you how to be more mindful. These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30. Books offer wisdom that we ourselves might need years to figure out.

These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30

These images show the naturalness of breastfeeding worldwide. ANYWHERE, ANYTIME — this is the “right” time for a woman to breastfeed her child or children.

These images show the naturalness of breastfeeding worldwide

Many societies and cultures these days have taken offense to displays of breastfeeding, as something that is unnecessary to do in public. Meanwhile, breastfeeding remains an ancient, beautiful, natural, and yes, necessary and life-giving act for humankind, and it takes place every minute of every day all around the world. It is universal. It should be celebrated, and not shamed. Tony Robbins on his morning routine. Tonyrobbins.com Seminars that last 12 to 14 hours require Robbins to have an athletic stamina.

Tony Robbins on his morning routine

"I made a deal with myself: If you don't have 10 minutes for yourself, you don't have a life," Robbins said. What I Learned From Dating Women Who Have Been Raped. What I Learned From Dating Women Who Have Been Raped I don’t know how I expected a rape victim to act, but I didn’t expect her to be so funny.

What I Learned From Dating Women Who Have Been Raped

Or to be punk, in this kinda sexy bleached blonde but kind of too lazy to really care sort of way. The Shortness of Life: Seneca on Busyness and the Art of Living Wide Rather Than Living Long. “How we spend our days,” Annie Dillard memorably wrote in her soul-stretching meditation on the life of presence, “is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

The Shortness of Life: Seneca on Busyness and the Art of Living Wide Rather Than Living Long

And yet most of us spend our days in what Kierkegaard believed to be our greatest source of unhappiness — a refusal to recognize that “busy is a decision” and that presence is infinitely more rewarding than productivity. The Expose Project. How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done - 5 Expert Tips. Some days the to-do list seems bottomless.

How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done - 5 Expert Tips

Just looking at it is exhausting. How to debug your brain. 47.9k shares Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Our brains are the most bug ridden pieces of junk since Internet Explorer. To replicate one common bug, try telling your brain to “go to the gym”. Most brains will respond by updating their Facebook status, and watching cat videos. This is not the desired behaviour.

Fortunately I’ve developed a fix. What is true love? Aramaic/Hebrew Words & Names. 13 of the most bizarre lakes in the world. Omgfacts. How to Name a Baby. The Sunk Cost Fallacy. The Misconception: You make rational decisions based on the future value of objects, investments and experiences. The Truth: Your decisions are tainted by the emotional investments you accumulate, and the more you invest in something the harder it becomes to abandon it. You can learn a lot about dealing with loss from a video game called Farmville. You have probably heard of this game. In 2010, one in five Facebook users had a Farmville account. The barrage of updates generated by the game annoyed other users so much it forced the social network to change how users sent messages. The Truth About Religion in America: The Founders Loathed Superstition and We Were Never a Christian Nation. Once they begin to circulate, falsehoods—like counterfeit currency—are surprisingly tenacious.

It doesn’t matter that there’s no backing for them. The only thing that counts is that people believe they have backing. Then, like bad coins, they turn up again and again. One Exercise Sure to Make You Feel Better About Yourself. The Procrastination Matrix. Note: To best understand this post, you should first read Part 1 of Wait But Why’s previous post on procrastination. Back in high school, if you had asked me if I were a procrastinator, I would have said yes. High school students are given all these lectures about “pacing yourself” on longer projects, and I proudly paced myself less than almost anyone I knew. Here's The Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day. Say Yes To The Stress. 12 Weird Shapes You See Frequently But Probably Didn't Know Have Real Names.

Food Timeline: food history research service. The Political Compass. 20 Things I Learned While I Was in North Korea. Well that was weird. I was only in North Korea for five days, but that was more than enough to make it clear that North Korea is every bit as weird as I always thought it was. If you merged the Soviet Union under Stalin with an ancient Chinese Empire, mixed in The Truman Show and then made the whole thing Holocaust-esque, you have modern day North Korea.

Herself. Herself. Right Thinking. Apophenia makes unrelated things seem connected: Metaphors, paranormal beliefs, conspiracies, delusions. The Naked Lotus » Fearless Press. Mind & Sport Institute. Erect Penile Length and Circumference Dimensions of 1,661 Sexually Active Men in the United States - Herbenick - 2013 - The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

The Death Of Expertise. I am (or at least think I am) an expert. Not on everything, but in a particular area of human knowledge, specifically social science and public policy. Symbols of West Africa. Origins Of Popular Jewish Surnames. Introduction. Growing out of the wisdom of China, India, and Japan, Zen became a powerful movement to explore the lesser-known reaches of the human mind.

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind. Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often we think of the mind as something outside of our own control. There’s a Word for That: 25 Expressions You Should Have in Your Vocabulary. How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails. Improve Your Life: What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

What are the 6 things that can make you dramatically more persuasive? 7 Must-Read Books on the Art and Science of Happiness. Captive Virgins, Polygamy, Sex Slaves: What Marriage Would Look Like if We Actually Followed the Bible. The invention of the heterosexual - LGBT. How I Overcame Bipolar II (and Saved My Own Life) SebastianMarshall.com: Strategy, Philosophy, Self-Discipline, Science. Victory. Responsibility Expoundathon. Tiny Buddha. Brains of liberals, conservatives structured differently: study - CTV News. Розготерапия - Статья. Proudly Canadian made! Zafus & Zabutons (meditation cushions and mats), buckwheat pillows, meditation benches, yoga supplies, yoga, Ontario, yoga mat, yoga meditation, meditation, walking meditation, meditation benefits, guided meditation, buddhist medita. Snow Lion Canada. Wired 9.12: Take The AQ Test.

Why Lying Broken in a Pile on Your Bedroom Floor is a Good Idea. ~ Julie (JC) Peters. How to Help Someone Who Won’t Help Themselves. Quotes - Let's Talk Sense. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion - Chapter 1. SolarBeat. Tony Schwartz: The 90-Minute Solution: How Building in Periods of Renewal Can Change Your Work and Your Life (POLL) Tyler Durden’s 8 Rules of Innovation.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – Does Creativity Make You Happy? The Multitasking Myth (Ashgate Studies in Human Factors for Flight Operations) (9780754679974): Loukia D. Loukopoulos, R. Key Dismukes, Immanuel Barshi. The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing It All" Gets Nothing Done (9780470372258): Dave Crenshaw. Creativity + Productivity = Success.

Life...Your Way — Personalized Solutions for Everyday Living. Why Multitasking Doesn’t Work.