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Cool Thoughts, Hot Thoughts

You are programming your mind, day in and day out, whether or not you realize it. The thoughts you CHOOSE to think powerfully affect the emotions you feel, the moods you experience. While we may…

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The Fallacy of Reductio ad Absurdum

Reductio ad absurdum is Latin for “reduction to absurdity” and refers to a common form of argument whereby something logical is carried to a ridiculous…

Motivated Ignorance

Motivated ignorance is when we just don’t want to know certain facts, oftentimes because we do not want to face certain situations or deal with…

No Excuses: Lives of Inspiration

On October 5, 1973, a 4-year-old boy named Josh answered his family’s front door in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Ringing the door bell was Basilo Bousa,…

You Gotta Ask

Recently I picked up a rental car and as I stood at the counter I noticed that the contract of the fellow in front of…

Civility is Contagious…but so is Being Nasty

Rude remarks, such as “idiot” and “stupid,” in the readers’ comments sections of online media stories significantly impacted readers perceptions and polarized their understanding of…

Be the Orange

When you squeeze an orange you don’t get lemon juice. Even under stress, the orange stays true to its essential self. It is during trying…

How Would Others Rate Your Social Competence?

What is your social competence score? Your social competence is closely related to your EQ, or your emotional quotient. EQ is your ability to a. …