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The Science of Changing Behavior

The Science of Changing Behavior
Changing your behavior is hard. Luckily, there is a scientifically proven way to do it that gives you the best chance of success. Anyone who is trying to change their behavior without understanding this science needs to stop, now. Read up on the science. Learn to do it the more effective way. Then, start again, with better strategies, and create the life you’ve always wanted. Here’s the other thing you should know: behavior change is hard. But that’s okay. It just so happens that here at Fierce Gentleman we believe that every man is destined for greatness. So, below we give you the keys to greatness: 10 scientific keys you need to change anything in your life. Of course, information alone does not lead to life change. But never before has so much high-quality, scientifically-validated information been available for free, to anyone, to get their path started: 10 Scientific Keys to Change Any Behavior Willpower is weak. Ready for more? Click here to get the full ebook with 23 principles

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Life After College - Advice for 20-Somethings You've probably noticed by now that, in addition to being adorable, Zooey Deschanel is also really, really funny. So, it only makes sense that when she founded HelloGiggles, she enlisted the help of Sophia Rossi and Molly McAleer to create a hub for hilarity. Trust, the musings of HG — like this one authored by Gina Vaynshteyn — will have you laughing out loud. As soon as I graduated college, my life started to gradually shift and evolve, like a Pokémon or perhaps a Gremlin that has belly-flopped into a pool called adulthood.

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How the Brain Purges Bad Memories The brain is extraordinarily good at alerting us to threats. Loud noises, noxious smells, approaching predators: they all send electrical impulses buzzing down our sensory neurons, pinging our brain’s fear circuitry and, in some cases, causing us to fight or flee. The brain is also adept at knowing when an initially threatening or startling stimulus turns out to be harmless or resolved. But sometimes this system fails and unpleasant associations stick around, a malfunction thought to be at the root of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). New research has identified a neuronal circuit responsible for the brain’s ability to purge bad memories, findings that could have implications for treating PTSD and other anxiety disorders.

6 Things People Who Are Crushing it DO Really Well “I crushed it all day today, and then I crushed it some more, and then it asked me what I was doing and I told it that I was crushing it. That’s what I do on a daily basis, Jess.” – Schmidt, New Girl When someone tells you they’re “crushing it”, have you ever NOT wanted to reply with a slap in the face? Or at least some sort of jugular chop, while taking their cup of coffee. Not to drink it. But just to slowly pour it out on the ground while they helplessly stand there holding their throat.

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