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Ignoring Mental Health in the Grit Debate

Ignoring Mental Health in the Grit Debate | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
This week, NPR has (once again) jumped onto the "gritty" bandwagon by playing a number of pieces related to the corporate education reform favorite of “grit.”  On my way to work one morning, I hear...
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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain [...]
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Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing certain modes of consciousness can have positive health effects, researchers have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body.
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Procrastinators, take note: If willpower isn't working for you, look to the new science of mood repair.

Procrastinators, take note: If willpower isn't working for you, look to the new science of mood repair. | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
A new approach to procrastination focuses on helping people recognize and regulate their emotions.
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One Way to Keep Writing: 'Remember Death'

One Way to Keep Writing: 'Remember Death' | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
Russell Banks's biggest inspiration isn't another author—it's a gravestone inscription lurking near his desk.
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Why Millennials suck (okay, not really)

Why Millennials suck (okay, not really) | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
Cover of the May 9, 2013 edition of TIME magazine. Back in June, I posted a video to this blog: Millennials in the Workplace.
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People with Autism More Likely to Hear Colors, See Sounds

People with Autism More Likely to Hear Colors, See Sounds | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
People with autism may be more likely than others to have synesthesia, a condition in which people experience a mixing of their senses, such as hearing tastes and shapes, and seeing numbers in colors, a new study from Europe suggests.
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Childhood Maltreatment Can Leave Scars In The Brain

Childhood Maltreatment Can Leave Scars In The Brain | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
Teenagers who were maltreated may have a harder time figuring out what's scary and what's safe.
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Eating popcorn in the cinema makes people immune to advertising

Eating popcorn in the cinema makes people immune to advertising | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
Study by Cologne University concludes that chewing makes advertising ineffective
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Rich People Just Care Less

Rich People Just Care Less | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
The poor are more attuned to social relations, because they have to be. Reducing the economic gap may be impossible without also addressing the gap in empathy.
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What to Do When Someone Corrects Your Grammar - PurpleCar

What to Do When Someone Corrects Your Grammar - PurpleCar | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
The Attack No experience seems more common in social media practice than having one’s grammar corrected.
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Why we have our best ideas in the shower: The science of creativity - - The Buffer Blog

Why we have our best ideas in the shower: The science of creativity - - The Buffer Blog | Pop Psych | Scoop.it

by Leo Widrich

 

"It's a long term, unwritten rule: We get our best ideas in the shower. Why does this happen? Here is an exploration of the science of creativity:


“We think what we see is a relaxation of ‘executive functions’ to allow more natural de-focused attention and uncensored processes to occur that might be the hallmark of creativity,” says Braun.

 

"So, the areas in our brain, that we use to make decisions is largely inactive. The “medial prefrontal cortex” area, which is responsible to learn association, context, events and emotional responses however was extremely active on the other hand. This graphic of brain activity probably describes it best (see graphic above):


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A little science to ponder! We are not born creative or non creative. The skills of creativity can be taught. It is a different way of thinking. It is a different way of looking at the world. It is slowing down and asking questions. It is giving yourself permission to take the time. It is....

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The Zen of Waking Up Early: 10 ways to solidify a morning wakeup ritual - A Year of Productivity

The Zen of Waking Up Early: 10 ways to solidify a morning wakeup ritual - A Year of Productivity | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
Over the past few months, I've integrated a morning wakeup ritual into my life. Here are the 10 tactics that have helped me the most.
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Hotel Maids Challenge the Placebo Effect

Hotel Maids Challenge the Placebo Effect | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
A study of hotel maids showed that they did not think they got much exercise — even with all the heavy lifting they do. But when they were told that their jobs qualified as workouts, the pounds started dropping.
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The Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

The Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
Virtually everyone has some capacity for creativity and innovative thinking. Here are the five traits you need to master.
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There is No Left Brain/Right Brain Divide | TIME.com

There is No Left Brain/Right Brain Divide | TIME.com | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
You are hardly alone if you believe that humanity is divided into two great camps: the left-brain and the right-brain thinkers – those who are logical and analytical versus those who are intuitive and creative.
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The Amazing History Of The To-Do List--And How To Make One That Actually Works

The Amazing History Of The To-Do List--And How To Make One That Actually Works | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
Put down that pen and paper and read this first. Bonus: the real to-do lists of Ben Franklin and Johnny Cash.
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Habit Formation: The 21-Day Myth

Habit Formation: The 21-Day Myth | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
Melbourne Australian Open 2010 Venus and Serena Chat (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The habits of highly successful people allow them to consistently perform behaviors that breed success.
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NFL players benched due to head injuries have altered brain connections

NFL players benched due to head injuries have altered brain connections | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
Research methodology could serve as early warning sign for cognitive problems.
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Bill Nye The Science Guy Breaks Down The Science Of Twerking (Video) | Elite Daily

Bill Nye The Science Guy Breaks Down The Science Of Twerking (Video) | Elite Daily | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
We decided to get an expert's opinion on the new dance craze. No, we didn't ask a musician, or a dancer, or even a DJ about the dance, we asked our favorite scientist from our childhood, Bill Nye The Science Guy (Bill!
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YAY SCIENCE!

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Parents’ Time with Kids More Rewarding Than Paid Work — and More Exhausting

Parents’ Time with Kids More Rewarding Than Paid Work — and More Exhausting | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
There’s no tougher job than being a parent, or so the saying goes. This sentiment seems to be confirmed by a new Pew Research Center analysis of government time use data.
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Politics Counts: Who Is Middle Class, Anyway?

Politics Counts: Who Is Middle Class, Anyway? | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
A look at "middle class" in America today finds wide variations from state to state and county to county.
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Five Signs of Secret Anger - @OWNTV #Lifeclass

Five Signs of Secret Anger - @OWNTV #Lifeclass | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
You may think you're calm and cool, but aggression shows itself in many forms. Uncover five examples of how you may be secretly angry.
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“We’re Number Umpteenth!”: The myth of lagging U.S. schools

“We’re Number Umpteenth!”: The myth of lagging  U.S. schools | Pop Psych | Scoop.it
The premise that American students lag behind counterparts in other countries is so widely accepted that it’s casually repeated by just about everyone -- including educators. Here's why it's wrong.
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