(Mayukh Saha) Morgan Freeman – the Academy-award winning actor has conquered the hearts of the young and the old. With movies like Seven, Shawshank Redemption and Million Dollar Baby under his belt, this brooding gentleman is clearly ruling Hollywood. Plus, you can often hear his soothing, thought-provoking voice-overs in famous documentaries.
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(Ruan Van Zijl) The famous martial artist, philosopher, and actor Bruce Lee was born on the 27th of November 1940 in China Town, San Francisco. He lived a very short and very powerful life. He is remembered as the figure that popularized kung fu around the world.
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(Exploring Your Mind) The fun theory is based on the idea that people are more likely to do things that take some effort if they have a fun thing as an incentive. In other words, a rewards system can shape people’s behavior.
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(Exploring Your Mind) The pain in your brain after a disappointment is real. Our brain processes such experiences as events that undermine our balance and well-being. Hence, the pain appears and the levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin or dopamine decrease.
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(Justin Deschamps) Motivation is a subject of great study in psychology. Understanding how we motivate ourselves helps us live better lives. The following article discusses a study wherein scientists sought to understand how a specific neurotransmitter (pnVTA) becomes active when a subject stops seeking a reward.
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(Exploring your Mind) Nicotine is a substance that triggers an artificial sense of well-being. At the same time, it makes the brain age prematurely and this, in turn, affects some intellectual abilities.
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(Exploring your Mind) The search for the meaning of life sets our goals and motivations in motion. When a person knows what they’re passionate about, paths will open for them.
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(Justin Deschamps) “Seek purpose not pleasure”—words of wisdom to live by. Life in the modern world is extremely challenging. Between keeping up with social media, the latest cultural trends, earning a living, and staying healthy—life is more stressful than ever. When we feel stress, we tend to reach for pleasure seeking activities and vices to lift our mood. Goal-oriented strategies emphasize staying focused, which is generally good advice. But if we’re not stopping to appreciate the fruit of our efforts, we’ll train our subconscious in ways that greatly hinder fulfillment and long-lasting motivation.
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(Hilde Larsen) The word success has many connotations. Webster’s dictionary has several definitions; Getting or achieving wealth, respect or fame, and reaching the desired or correct result of an attempt. But there are probably as many thoughts and opinions on what constitutes success as there are people going after and hungering for it.
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