The Benefit of Positive Illusions

The Benefit of Positive Illusions

From blind love to magical thinking, positive illusions make the world go 'round. Photo: Shutterstock

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How to Speak with Power

Use Your Body to Create a Powerful Impact

Expect More from Yourself—You’ll Get It!

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Consider the Dominoes

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Is Ignorance Bliss?

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Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

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The Four Things Keeping You From Being Happy

Take the time to address these and watch what happens.

Inextinguishably Alive

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Writing Fiction is My Anti-Depressant

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On the End of History Illusion

We underestimate how much we continue to change.

Why Affirmations Sometimes Aren't Effective - And A Solution

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The Fantasy That Puts All Relationships at Risk

There is a way to keep love alive.

Loathe thy Neighbor?

Everyone loathes someone, so should we loathe and let loathe?

Can Laughing Make You Pregnant?

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The Deceptive Power of Love's First Moments

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Unconscious, Gut-Level Lie Detection?

At some gut level, do you really know when someone is lying?

Turning to the Positive: Personal Growth After Trauma

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Are Olympic Athletes Heroes?

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