Psychology

Self-awareness: How to know yourself better?

In Civil Engineering, there’s something called Structural analysis, where we analyze a structure to know the moments (or forces) acting at various points of the structure. Analyzing and knowing the forces acting on the structure makes it easy to design it to withstand those forces and keep the structure safe. Similarly, if you want to …

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How fewer choices (options) create more freedom

We human beings love variety. From trivial things like choosing a garment to cardinal things like choosing a life partner (I’m talking about arranged marriages), we always need a lot of options to choose from. But do you know that having a lot of choices sometimes makes you choose nothing or the same thing over …

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The secret behind Dhoni’s “Captain Cool” tag

Being the only captain to have collected all the ICC tournament trophies, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former Indian Cricket team captain, never failed to astonish people with his lightening fast stumping skills and his leadership qualities. His quick running between the wickets, his passion for the game, and his ability to lead the team under …

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Scientists found out the best time of the day to make decisions

According to a study done at Cornell University, an average individual takes about 35,000 decisions per day consciously, out of which 226.7 decisions are made on food alone. We are required to make decisions when we’re presented with choices. As our level of responsibility in the society and family grows, the number of decisions we …

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A simple but powerful technique to avoid careless mistakes

On one fine day, I took my two-wheeler to a parking lot located near the bus depot, so that I can park it there and commute to my workplace by public transport. After parking the bike, I obtained a receipt from the parking lot manager by mentioning my vehicle registration number. When I returned from …

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