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How the 3 Types of Narcissists Act on a First Date

This article will help you recognize and understand the three basic types of Narcissistic disorders and how they are likely to treat you if you get involved with them romantically.

Ask For What You Need and Get What You Deserve

By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on December 21, 2017 in I Hear You
What's the best way to get your needs recognized by others—both at work and at home?

Study: "Pride Comes Before a Fall" Is Flawed in Two Ways

By Christopher Bergland on December 13, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Does pride really come before a fall? A quirky new study tackles this question from two seemingly unrelated angles.

Imposter Syndrome and Fear of Failure

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on December 10, 2017 in Trust
When we feel like the token minority, it's not surprising that we fear being uncovered as a 'fraud.'

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Two Essential Secrets for Veterans in College

By Rob Henderson on November 27, 2017 in After Service
For veterans in college aiming for success: Follow these guidelines.

Four Ways to Feel Better About Yourself

Not feeling confident? Silence that inner critic and boost your self-worth with these tips.

The Space Between Mindfulness and Self-Confidence

By Linda Esposito LCSW on November 21, 2017 in From Anxiety to Zen
Think it's too late to build your self-worth? Think again. Research reveals the connection between confidence, competence and aging.

What Makes Someone Incredibly Successful?

By Peter Bregman on November 20, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the five essential qualities of an Extremer, how to tell if you’ve found the career you’re best suited for, and a practice to overcome your fear of failure.

On Dreams and Artistic Ambition

By Ilana Simons Ph.D. on November 16, 2017 in The Literary Mind
We are most creative when we dream. How do we convert that fluidity to waking life?
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Mindfulness for the Introvert

By Leah Weiss, Ph.D. on November 10, 2017 in The Whole-Hearted Path
How does an introvert learn to speak up? The answer is in the practice of mindfulness.

Talking to Children About Their Birthparents

Can you tell me about them?.........How to handle difficult questions and address sensitive issues.
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Taking Back the Male Gaze

By Tara Well Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in The Clarity
Uncomfortable being stared at? Here's how to turn it around.

American Cinema Has Produced Its First Woman Auteur

By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on November 04, 2017 in Addiction in Society
Greta Gerwig is the first great American woman "auteur" director - so what's a century to two?

Batman and How Real Heroes Respond to Bullies

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on November 03, 2017 in Black Belt Brain
Whether it’s from being a lion at heart or Batman here and now, we need to spread the effects of inspiration far and wide.
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Strengthen Your Confidence Muscle for Sports Success

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on November 03, 2017 in The Power of Prime
You should think of confidence as a muscle. It can be strong, weak, or injured. And to make it as strong as it can be, you must train it, just like you train your physical muscles.

6 Ps for Sports Success

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on November 02, 2017 in The Power of Prime
The area that will probably make the biggest difference in whether you perform your best occurs before you even enter the field of play, namely, your attitude toward your sport.

Consistency of Process Creates Confidence in Choice

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 01, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
Much of the research on how people make decisions has understandably focused on what people select when given an array of options. How does the process of choice affect confidence?

Gambling With Natural Disasters

Life’s a gamble, but are you gambling with your life?
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And the Lady from Philadelphia Said...

By E E Smith on October 29, 2017 in Not Born Yesterday
The only thing I know about someone called the “Lady from Philadelphia” is that she was a character in a novel, possibly by Charles Dickens.

The Non-Hollywood Perspective of Prison

If you can live through prison, you can truly live through anything.

The Most Nutritional Meal You Can Feed Your Kids

By Hendrie Weisinger Ph.D. on October 26, 2017 in Thicken Your Skin
Do you know how to make your kids grits?

4 Truths about Male Pedicures (That Women Already Know)

By Kevin Bennett on October 23, 2017 in Modern Minds
Why would a man ever get a pedicure? That’s what I always thought until I tried it. Here some things I learned.

Are You Sucking the Intelligence Out of Your Team?

By Peter Bregman on October 23, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the one question that can make you a multiplier, a workaround for micromanaging, and the five disciplines of the multiplier leader.

Why Would Daredevil Say Sight is Overrated?

Is it really possible for eyesight to be a hindrance? If so, when and why?
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Claiming Our Gay 'Heroic Legacy' in LGBT History Month

By John-Manuel Andriote on October 19, 2017 in Stonewall Strong
Gay men's heroism in the AIDS years redefined what "gay" means. It's up to each of us to claim the power of the legacy for ourselves.

Can You Keep Your Head When Others Are Losing Theirs?

By Atalanta Beaumont on October 19, 2017 in Handy Hints for Humans
How to develop and keep a solid sense of self

Do You Look Your Age? Why Would You Want to Look Younger?

I refuse to spend money on "anti-aging" products. I want to age. The opposite of aging isn't staying young; it's death.

Scams, Scandals, and Security Breaches

We may feel bombarded with stories about the lack of ethics, seemingly everywhere. But we can take charge and actively establish rings of trust around us.

It's Up to Her from Here

By Tina Traster on October 12, 2017 in Against All Odds
We've been her safety net from day one. But now it's time for our adopted daughter to experience the joy of success and the despair of failure without intervention

Some Thoughts on National Coming Out Day

By Gemima St. Louis Ph.D. on October 11, 2017 in Mind Matters
The goal of National Coming Out Day is to promote a world in which it is safe for LGBT people to be open and honest about their identities.

Can Specific Rituals Before An Event Impact Our Performance?

By Peter Bregman on October 09, 2017 in How We Work
Find out how you can manipulate your environment to reduce anxiety, use mental visualizations to increase your confidence, and choose songs that get you in “the zone.”

Corking 45

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on October 09, 2017 in Ambigamy
Trump is going nowhere until he's humiliated to his face.
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How to Be More Spontaneous

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on October 07, 2017 in Fixing Families
Many of us who tend towards the routinized or cautious would like to be a bit more spontaneous. Here's tips on how to get started.

Knowing Just Enough to Be Dangerous

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on October 07, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Can too much confidence be a bad thing?