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Philosophy of Mind
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Progress & Modernity
The makeover trap

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The Phineas Gage effect

When someone changes for the worse, we see a totally different person. But what happens if the change is for the better?

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Don’t think too positive

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Gabriele Oettingen

Social Psychology

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George Musser

Don’t beat yourself up

Learning to be kind to yourself when you (inevitably) make mistakes could have a remarkable effect on your happiness

Mark Leary

Cognition & Intelligence
Getting smarter

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Stories & Literature
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