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How To Make Positive Traits Stick + A Meditation To Inspire Positivity

Recall that our brain is geared to remember painful experiences more readily than pleasant ones; this is our negativity bias. Even when we can’t recall painful events in detail (which often happens with trauma), they remain deep in implicit memory, shaping our expectations, beliefs, and mood—the way we experience ourselves and the world. In contrast, many of our day‐to‐day positive experiences are quickly forgotten. We retain some high points—those full of emotion and meaning. But most of our moments of…

Large-Scale Study Rules Out a Common Assumption About 'Narcissistic' Only Children

Large-Scale Study Rules Out a Common Assumption About ‘Narcissistic’ Only Children

You might have heard the idea that being an only child means you’re more likely to be selfish, spoilt, and self-centred – but the results of a new study show no link between being an only child and being more narcissistic.   It’s an important finding for parents and policy makers alike – whether you’re in charge of a single family unit or the strategy of an entire country. Previous studies on the issue have been inconclusive, but the researchers…