Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck) | Alison Ledgerwood | TEDxUCDavis

Alison Ledgerwood joined the Department of Psychology at UC Davis in 2008 after completing her PhD in social psychology at New York University. She is interested in understanding how people think, and how they can think better. Her research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, investigates how certain ways of thinking about an issue tend to stick in people's heads. Her classes on social psychology focus on understanding the way people think and behave in social situations, and how to harness that knowledge to potentially improve the social world in which we all live. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

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How To Feel Happy – Scientifically Proven Ways of Creating Lasting Happiness

How To Feel Happy – Learn how to get lasting fulfillment and happiness in life without succumbing to common pitfalls that only lead to disappointment. The Ultimate Life Purpose Course – Create Your Dream Career: http://www.actualized.org/life-purpose-course Leo's Top 140 Self Help Books http://www.actualized.org/books Full Video Transcript Here: http://www.actualized.org/articles/how-to-feel-happy Video Summary: Hey, this is Leo for Actualized.org. We are going to talk about how to feel happy. This is going to be a practical, quick self-help segment where I tell you, in about eight or 10 points, what you really need to know to get sustainable happiness in your life. The challenge is that most of us do not really understand what it takes to be happy — not on a deep level, at least. Most of us are out chasing the wrong things. Happiness is a counterintuitive concept. So, let's get into it. I'm going to give you some key points. By doing a lot of research, I've discovered these points. I think you're going to really like them. Gratitude Number one is gratitude. Studies have actually been done on this and gratitude is a really great technique for creating sustainable happiness. The most practical way to practice gratitude is to actually have a gratitude journal and consistently spend five minutes every morning jotting down the five or 10 things that you are grateful for in your life. This could be something that you're grateful for that happened to you years ago, like your parents or your college education, or something you are grateful for that just happened to you today or the other day. It can be big things and small things. The thing is that human beings have this tendency toward what's called "hedonic adaptation." This means that it's hard for us to become happy because any external change in your life — like if you find $1,000 tomorrow in your car that just randomly showed up — is going to make you feel thrilled in the moment, but then after a while — a week or a month from that point — you're not going to really feel that happiness anymore because you've adapted to that difference. Human beings are really good at adapting to either positive changes and circumstances or even negative ones. There have been many studies done on this with lottery winners to paraplegics. They've compared happiness levels between people who won millions of dollars and people who have become crippled. What they've discovered is that about after a year, the happiness level returns to about where it was. So, gratitude is a great way to turn this tide. It's all about thinking of the things that you are appreciative of and being more appreciative of all the good things in your life. Happiness is a mind game. You want to start shifting your focus from all the negative things that you're thinking about to all the positive things that are in your life. Are you grateful for the country that you live in?

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How To Stay Focused – The Key To Being Extremely Productive & Clear-Minded

How To Stay Focused – The secret of staying focused and productive at work and at home. This one technique will skyrocket your productivity. The Ultimate Life Purpose Course – Create Your Dream Career: http://www.actualized.org/life-purpose-course Leo's Top 140 Self Help Books http://www.actualized.org/books Full Video Transcript Here: http://www.actualized.org/articles/how-to-stay-focused Video Summary: We all struggle to focus at times — some from attention deficit, some from stimuli overload, or from fatigue or lack of sleep. Without focus, the body at work becomes mindless and careless, and sometimes dangerous. Ideally, we experience periods where we are so fully focused and absorbed by the task that we're effortless transported into the enviable and highly productive state of "flow." This optimal state creates high engagement, challenge and happiness. While "flow" may sometimes happen serendipitously, we can learn to set the stage to summon it. The easiest steps to create flow are to eliminate distractions and interruptions, and then to work in time blocks of 60 to 90 minutes. During these blocks, and as much as possible the rest of the day, do only one thing at a time. Other techniques for improving focus and getting into flow require a little more preparation, such as getting enough sleep and practicing meditation while concentrating on breathing. We've spent too many years living in an all-access, 24 x 7 nonstop world, chronically trying to "multi-task" — an unnatural and detrimental state for the human mind. Fortunately, with practice, the human mind can un-learn its restless habits and return to its natural state of excellence.

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How to avoid death By PowerPoint | David JP Phillips | TEDxStockholmSalon

With a seldom seen depth of knowledge and passion for his subject, David Phillips has become the leading Swedish figurehead in the art of making presentations. He is the founder and owner of Sweden's largest resource on the subject: Presentationsteknik.com. He is also author of the ground-breaking book "How To Avoid Death By PowerPoint" published in more than 30 countries. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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How To Meditate – The No Bullshit Guide to Meditation

How To Meditate – The most effective meditation technique, plus tips for how to avoid the most common meditation mistakes. The Ultimate Life Purpose Course – Create Your Dream Career: http://www.actualized.org/life-purpose-course Leo's Top 140 Self Help Books http://www.actualized.org/books

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HOW TO ANALYZE PEOPLE ON SIGHT – FULL AudioBook – Human Analysis, Psychology, Body Language

How To Analyze People On Sight – FULL Audio Book – by Elsie Lincoln Benedict & Ralph Pain Benedict – Human Analysis, Psychology, Body Language – In this popular American book from the 1920s, "self-help" author Elsie Lincoln Benedict makes pseudo-scientific claims of Human Analysis, proposing that all humans fit into specific five sub-types. Supposedly based on evolutionary theory, it is claimed that distinctive traits can be foretold through analysis of outward appearance. While not considered to be a serious work by the scientific community, "How To Analyze People On Sight" makes for an entertaining read. . ► Follow Us On TWITTER: Tweets by GAudioBooks ► Friend Us On FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/GreatestAudioBooks ► For FREE SPECIAL AUDIOBOOK OFFERS & MORE: http://www.GreatestAudioBooks.com ► SUBSCRIBE to Greatest Audio Books: http://www.youtube.com/GreatestAudioBooks ► BUY T-SHIRTS & MORE: http://bit.ly/1akteBP ► Visit our WEBSITE: http://www.GreatestAudioBooks.com READ along by clicking (CC) for Caption Transcript LISTEN to the entire book for free! Chapter and Chapter & START TIMES: 01 – Front matter — – 00:00 02 – Human Analysis – 04:24 03 – Chapter 1, part 1 The Alimentive Type – 46:00 04 – Chapter 1, part 2 The Alimentive Type – 1:08:20 05 – Chapter 2, part 1 The Thoracic Type – 1:38:44 06 – Chapter 2, part 2 The Thoracic Type – 2:10:52 07 – Chapter 3, part 1 The Muscular type – 2:39:24 08 – Chapter 3, part 2 The Muscular type – 3:00:01 09 – Chapter 4, part 1 The Osseous Type – 3:22:01 10 – Chapter 4, part 2 The Osseous Type – 3:43:50 11 – Chapter 5, part 1 The Cerebral Type – 4:06:11 12 – Chapter 5, part 2 The Cerebral Type – 4:27:09 13 – Chapter 6, part 1 Types That Should and Should Not Marry Each Other – 4:53:15 14 – Chapter 6, part 2 Types That Should and Should Not Marry Each Other – 5:17:29 15 – Chapter 7, part 1 Vocations For Each Type – 5:48:43 16 – Chapter 7, part 2 Vocations For Each Type – 6:15:29 #audiobook #audiobooks #freeaudiobooks #greatestaudiobooks #book #books #free #top #best #psychology # This video: Copyright 2012. Greatest Audio Books. All Rights Reserved. Audio content is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer visit librivox.org.

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How to practice emotional first aid | Guy Winch

We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/talks/guy_winch_the_case_for_emotional_hygiene Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

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How to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer

http://www.ted.com On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception — and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_6vDLq64gE

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How to buy happiness | Michael Norton

http://www.ted.com At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don't spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate If you have questions or comments about this or other TED videos, please go to http://support.ted.com

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