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Here’s a novel idea that has science to back it up: The best way to feel like you have more time is to give...

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Did your mother ever tell you to sit up straight? Yet again, she was right. In addition to making you look more attractive, feel...

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Novelty wears off in life and love. Researchers call this process of getting used to things hedonic adaptation. Positive psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky explores how...

Should You Come Clean?

Imagine interviewing for your dream job and being asked, “What is the worst grade you’ve ever received on an exam?” Do you come clean...
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Dear Positive Prescription readers, It is time to address a serious matter. When you eat a chocolate bunny, what part of the bunny do you...

How Not To Make the Same Mistake Twice

Mike, 41, came to see me after splitting up with his girlfriend. It was the fourth relationships in five years that had gone wrong. He...

Why You Should Live Life According to Your Values

Psychologists describe two types of motivation: (1) internal motivation—when we do things for the love of the game, because it is personally meaningful and reflects...

What Does Your Choice of Wine Glass Say About You?

Imagine a tall skinny glass filled with water. Now watch me transfer all of the water from that glass into a short fat glass....

Forget Motivation: This is the Secret to Making Change Stick

A few years ago a patient of mine went on a green juice diet for two weeks and lost over 10 pounds. She was...

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There is a recurring theme in most of what we say. Studies show that hands down, our favorite topic of communication is, you guessed it,...

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Graduation speeches, self-help books and well-meaning therapists preach the gospel of “following your passion.” It is predicated on the belief that if you follow...

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What does it take to make a good marriage? A study at the University of Virginia explored this question in depth. The results challenge some...

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