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Does willpower exist? Ego depletion theory explained, plus ways to exercise better self-control

Though the idea that each of us has a “reserve” of willpower is an attractive notion, current psychological research doesn’t put much stock in the idea. Psychologists are instead asking the question: Does willpower exist?  Believing in willpower is part of ego depletion theory—the belief that without enough willpower, we…

Sick of being single on Valentine’s Day? Follow these 3 professional tips for enjoying your solitude and eventually finding love

Those who are in loving relationships often enjoy Valentine’s Day, while single individuals pity themselves for, well, being single. If you fall into the latter group, you can break this cycle of feeling sad and lonely on Valentine’s Day by learning to love your solitude and also working toward finding…

How To Learn Anything Faster: 5 Tips to Increase your Learning Speed

Practical Psychology released their latest masterpiece from their “Project Better Self” video series today which focuses on five amazing tips that can help increase your learning speed. This video essay highlights tips like “Pomodoro Technique” and why you should always take a five-minute break ever 20-25 minutes in order to maintain…

Jerry Seinfeld Quotes That Are Also Brilliant Words of Wisdom About Life

Jerry Seinfeld’s new Netflix comedy special “Jerry Before Seinfeld” was officially released earlier today, so we thought we’d do our part to help celebrate one of our favorite comedians. Not only is Jerry considered one of the greatest comics of all time, but he’s also arguably one of the greatest philosophers…

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