You’re simply not that big a deal: now isn’t that a relief?

Learn how to practice "self-indifference."

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There is a meme that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of the overly self-conscious.
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How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021

First, recognize that our genes make us worrywarts.

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After a year of toxic stress ignited by so much fear and uncertainty, now is a good time to reset, pay attention to your mental health and develop some healthy ways to manage the pressures going forward.

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By the age of 3, children appreciate nature's fractal patterns

Fractal patterns are noticed by people of all ages, even small children, and have significant calming effects.

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  • A new study from the University of Oregon found that, by the age of three, children understand and prefer nature's fractal patterns.
  • A "fractal" is a pattern that the laws of nature repeat at different scales. Exact fractals are ordered in such a way that the same basic pattern repeats exactly at every scale, like the growth spiral of a plant, for example.
  • Separate studies have proven that exposure to fractal patterns in nature can reduce your stress levels significantly.
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Study: These personality traits predict early career success

A new study found that personality growth in young adults predicted career benefits such as income, degree attainment, and job satisfaction.

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  • A 12-year longitudinal study found that personality changes in teens predicted important early career outcomes.
  • Growth in extroversion, conscientiousness, and emotional stability showed the strongest effects.
  • While personality traits have been shown to be relatively stable, they can also be developed throughout our lifetimes.
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    Kind by nature: Have faith in humanity

    Radical thinker Rutger Bregman paints a new, more beautiful portrait of humanity.

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    Optimism is what runs the world, and cynicism only serves as an excuse for the lazy.

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