Does the law of attraction work?

Does the law of attraction really work?Can you make the universe bend to your will? If you’ve read books like As a man thinketh, Think and Grow Rich, and The Secret and almost all the stuff by authors like Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer, you’re probably aware of the Law of Attraction. The law states that our life is …

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Why do we do the things we do?

Why do we do what we do?Why do we choose a certain behavior/action over other options?What rules govern our decision-making? Why do we become indecisive at times? Answers to all these questions are contained in a terminology that we’ve borrowed from economics, namely ‘cost/benefit analysis’. In economics, a business decision is made after weighing its potential …

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Top 10 psychological thrillers (Movies)

I’m a big fan of psychological thrillers. It’s by far my favorite genre. I get a strange kind of high from storylines that cause psychological discomfort in me. You know, storylines that make me question my own sanity and shatter my concept of reality. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to love the movies …

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Why do couples call each other honey?

Why do couples call each other honey or sugar or sweetie? Why do your friends ask for a ‘treat’ when you announce a piece of good news about yourself? More generally, why do people celebrate the way they celebrate? Why do diverse people of diverse cultures around the world eat sweets, chocolates, and other delicacies when …

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Gregory House character analysis (from House MD)

In this article, I’ll do a little character analysis of Gregory House, a character from a popular TV show called House MD. House MD is a TV series about an antisocial, unorthodox doctor who’s a brilliant diagnostician and has masterly people reading skills. The series is very well written and has incredible Mark Twain-esque and …

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How to not care what others think

Is it really possible to not care what others think of you? Many people claim they are free from caring what others think and approval-seeking but are they really? First of all, there’s a very important point that I want to draw your attention to. As a general rule, we only think and talk about …

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Effect of sleep deprivation on mental health

One of the worst effects of sleep deprivation on mental health is that it increases your chances of experiencing bad moods tremendously. All of us have been sleep-deprived at some point in our lives and I’m sure we can all relate to that ‘heaviness in the head’ feeling, dizziness, irritability, and lack of good judgment caused by sleep …

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The ‘Start from tomorrow’ trap

How many times have you heard someone, or even yourself, say, “I’ll start from tomorrow” or “I’ll start from Monday” or “I’ll start from next month” when there’s some new habit to form or a new project to work on? What is behind this common human tendency? I’m not talking here about procrastination which is a general term …

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What is reframing in psychology?

In this article, we’ll discuss reframing in psychology, a very useful mental tool that you can use to feel better in difficult situations. One of the very important concepts to understand about life is that everything that happens in nature is absolute. It’s neither good nor bad unless we give it meaning unless we put a …

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8 Characteristics of the subconscious mind

The more you understand the subconscious mind, the better you become in understanding yourself. Following are some important characteristics of the subconscious mind that will help you increase your understanding of it… 1) The subconscious mind thinks in the form of images Your subconscious mind stores all your memories and experiences in the form of …

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