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Why You Can’t Stop Mid-Action, Even When You Know It’s a Bad Idea

You go to take a step up onto your porch when you realize it’s covered in shimmering, slippery ice. Your mind wants to stop so you don’t hurt yourself, but your body isn’t going to get the message in time. Here’s what’s going on in that brain of yours.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Enough With the Resolutions Already

Today is no different than yesterday. You probably woke up this morning with big plans to “really make some changes this year,” but you know what? It’s not going to work. Why? Because you’ve already decided that waiting until the new year to become the new and improved you is the right course of action.Read […]

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The ‘It Follows’ Model for Outrunning Deadlines

“I love deadlines,” said Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams. “I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” Here’s a mental trick for thinking of longterm deadlines, based on minor spoilers for the horror film It Follows.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Detect When People Are Using the Truth to Lie to You 

There are three types of lies: omission, where someone holds out on the facts; commission, where someone states facts that are untrue; and paltering, where someone uses true facts to mislead you. It’s not always easy to detect, but there are a few telltale signs.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Fix Your Bad Mood With a Selfless Act 

A single morning commute is enough time to gather a thousand seething resentments. People shove you, they litter, they smoke while blocking the sidewalk. By the time you show up at the office, you might be in full Rorschach-from-Watchmen mode. Instead, fill yourself with the cleansing fire of a kind act.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Brain Training Might Actually Work If It’s the Right Method

There are a lot of people that will tell you those brain training games won’t make you any smarter, and that’s true for the most part. But a recent study suggests you can boost your brain power with the right type of focused training.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Help Your Kid Calm Down: An Age-by-Age Guide 

Children need to feel their feelings, but too often, they become overwhelmed by them. When they’re visibly upset, that’s when parents tend to swoop in and offer comfort, perhaps with words or hugs (or okay, sometimes goldfish crackers and YouTube Kids). But it’s even more important to teach them how to calm…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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