Connecting Online Can Help Prevent Social Isolation In Older People

Connecting Online Can Help Prevent Social Isolation In Older PeopleJohn, a widower, is a retired engineer aged in his 90s. He lives alone in the family home and has struggled with loneliness and depression since his wife passed away. He feels frustrated that as he gets older he can no longer do many of the things he used to enjoy, which exacerbates his sense of feeling alone in the world.

Why Politicians With Deep Voices Get More Votes

Why Politicians With Deep Voices Get More VotesVoters seem to prefer candidates with deeper voices, and researchers suspect our “caveman instincts” could explain why.

Pay Attention! How Being Less Distracted Will Make You Happy

Pay Attention! How Being Less Distracted Will Make You HappyAll of the work that my colleagues and I have been doing leads inevitably to this central conclusion. Well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello. If one practices the skills of well-being, one will get better at it.

Är Blondiner Faktiskt dum?

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Hur Vår Bias mot framtiden kan moln våra moraliska dom

Hur Vår Bias mot framtiden kan moln våra moraliska domMänniskor är ofta förlåtas för åtgärder som de aldrig skulle få tillstånd i första hand - ett fenomen som beskrivs som "Stuart lag av Ge feedback". Barn som tittar på tv längre än de tillåts, tonåringar som elope utan att tala om sina föräldrar och vuxna som tom gemensamt

Varför vi blir så narcissistisk?

Varför vi blir så narcissistisk?Ämnet narcissism har fascinerat människor i århundraden, men samhällsvetare hävdar nu att det har blivit en modern "epidemi". Så vad är det, vad har lett till en ökning, och är det något vi kan göra åt det?

Varför Det finns inga gränser för din viljestyrka

Varför Det finns inga gränser för din viljestyrkaVi har alla upplevt de stunder när vi har jobbat riktigt hårt på en uppgift, äntligen slut och känns som en välförtjänt paus så vi ta en kopp kaffe och koppla av en stund. Vad går igenom ditt sinne nästa?

Is Gossip A Social Skill Or A Character Flaw?

Is Gossip A Social Skill Or A Character Flaw?Smugly looking down from a moral high ground – and secure in the knowledge that we don’t share their character flaw – we often dismiss those who are obsessed with the doings of others as shallow.

Your Life Purpose: It’s Not What You Think It Is

Your Life Purpose: It’s Not What You Think It IsIn recent decades, the popularity of self-help has made the discovery of life purpose part of our lexicon but also an inadvertent cause of pain. If no clear answer arises for the seeker, suffering sets in. People think they are flawed if no cosmic assignment is relegated to them.

All The World’s A Stage... What Part Are You Playing?

All The World’s A Stage... What Part Are You Playing?We tend to take life seriously… all the problems, challenges, crises… all of these seem to be like life and death situations, and in some cases they are. Yet as Shakespeare told us years ago, all the world is a stage, and we are all players or actors upon this earth.

Get Off Your Cross, Somebody Needs the Wood

Get Off Your Cross, Somebody Needs the WoodCould it finally be time in the evolution of humanity to revisit our belief in the value of suffering? Many religions and belief systems accept suffering as an inescapable reality, and even glorify it. Christians stoically sing of bearing the old rugged cross. Hindus justify poverty and disease as the paying off of karma...

Varför så många konservativa Verkar så eländigt?

Varför så många konservativa Verkar så eländigt?Vi lever i en tid av positiv psykologi, där vägen till lycka är tydligen belagd med rätt tankar. I sin mest bisarra, manifesterar detta sig i popularitet orm olja försäljare som Deepak Chopra, som - för en sund avgift - kommer att ge dig evig ungdom, och The Secret, Som med hjälp av hittills okända fysikens lagar kommer att ge dig hälsa, välstånd och lycka.

You Can Be Happier: You Have What You Need to Be Happy

You Can Be Happier“What was going on? What do you want?” She looked up at me and wailed, “I just want to be happy.” Don’t we all? No matter who we are or what our circumstances, isn’t that what we each long for? Happiness, the experience of the sheer joy of being alive.

Reinventing How We Play the Game Called Life

Reinventing How We Play the Game Called LifeOnly in my life’s rear-view mirror do I see that I began to write “The Un-Game” long ago. As a cross-culturally naïve eleven-year-old, my world was rocked upon my arrival in New York City with my immigrant family. The assault on my German mind-set felt like an earthquake snatching away all my precious, unquestioned certainty.

Reflections Before Good-bye: The Four Things That Matter Most

Reflections Before Good-bye: The Four Things That Matter MostMahatma Mohandas Gandhi once advised, “We must become the change we want to see in the world.” Perhaps if we were each to expand forgiveness, gratitude, and love in our own lives, the collective influence of our healthy, loving relationships would reverberate across our generations and into the future.

Changing Your Own Mind and Getting Out of Your Own Way

Changing Your Own Mind and Getting Out of Your Own WayMost of us walk around with heads busy as beehives, aware of some thoughts as they come and go but not fully aware of the buzz of mental activity just beneath the surface. Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to stop and ask yourself, What was I thinking?

Life Is Full Of Uncertainty, The Trick Is To Learn To Live With It

OsäkerhetenExperiments dating back to the 1960s show people have less of a reaction to viewing an unpleasant image or experiencing an electric shock when they know it’s coming than when they’re not expecting it. That’s because uncertainty, a long-known cause of anxiety, makes it difficult to prepare for events or to control them.

Time to Wake Up: Matching Your Thoughts and Words With Your Actions

Time to Wake Up: Matching Your Thoughts and Words With Your ActionsMany of you have your crown chakra and third eye open and connected to very high vibrational states and yet the heart remains broken, hurt, or only conditionally opened. It is of utmost importance to have a balanced opening and clearing of all your chakras. The more efficiently you heal your unresolved aspects of self...

Ancient Wisdom For The Modern World: Living Life In The Face of Stressful Situations

Ancient Wisdom For The Modern World: Living Life In The Face of Stressful SituationsStoicism promised that a good life is available to us even in the face of overwhelming circumstances, which might partly explain its attractiveness to even the mighty emperor of the most powerful empire of its time. Central to this life, according to the Stoics, is a certain set of cognitive approaches to what goes on in the world around us.

A Bit Of Claustrophobia Is Normal

tight spaces 4 4“Claustrophobia” is generally described as an irrational fear of confined spaces, and it has been estimated to affect some 5-7% of the world population. Clearly, some people are more distressed than others when they are in confined spaces, but a fear of physical restraint is so normal that it seems illogical not to