First rule: research shows it’s better to avoid the temptation to better achieve your goals than to improve your willpower
Marina Milyavskaya, Michael Inzlicht, ; “What’s so great about self-control? Examining the importance of effortful self-control and temptation in predicting real-life depletion and goal attainment”, Department of Psychology, Carleton University
A group of internet users who posted selfies to complete a personality questionnaire.
According to the scores:
– friendly people more often show positive emotion in their selfies. They also hold the camera at a lower position.
– those who scored higher for emotional instability were more likely to make a duck face;
– higher scores for openness-to-experience correlated with showing more positive emotion.
Interestingly, young students who tried to guess the personalities by looking at the selfie photos were mostly wrong. Maybe if we showed these pictures to middle-aged people the results would be yet another story.
Qiu, L., Lu, J., Yang, S., Qu, W., & Zhu, T. (2015). “What does your selfie say about you?” Computers in Human Behavior, 52, 443-449
even after their diet improves. This is because the sugar diet leads to long-term reprogramming of gene expression.
The gene is also important for humans, so the findings may have broad implications for us.
The team fed a healthy diet containing 5% to those given 40% sugar. After three weeks both groups of flies ate healthy food.
Even after healthy diet, the flies with a high-sugar diet started to die earlier average had 7%.
Maybe now the question rise: is it better live longer or more pleasure? Adam J. Dobson, Marina Ezcurra, Charlotte E. Flanagan, Adam C. Summerfield, Matthew D.W. Piper, David Gems, Nazif Alic; “Nutritional programming of lifespan by FOXO inhibition on sugar-rich diets“; 7, Cell Reports 18, 299–306 January 10, 2017
During the interview, the employers held either a hard piece of wood or a soft blanket. It turned out that the employers from the first group estimated him as more relentless and firm compared to the soft blanket group during the interview.
There were no differences in women.
Ackerman JM, Nocera CC, & Bargh JA (2010). Incidental haptic sensations influence social judgments and decisions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328 (5986), 1712-5 PMID: 20576894
“An astonishing report has detailed survivors accounts of near-death experiences and found memories do flash through your eyes in the moments before a potentially fatal crisis.
Survivors who participated in the study detailed how they saw multiple events from their lifetime – not in chronological order and some even at the same time – when they faced death.
The report, published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition, said that the memories are often emotionally charged.”
source: Express magazine “THIS is what you see in the moments before your death – shock new study”
Scientists have proven that, despite the information coming to your senses we don’t see other things.
Only 6% (24 of 396) participants noticed money hanging on a tree, when focused on the cell. But they bypass a tree without any problem.
Hyman Jr., I. E., Sarb, B. A. & Wise-Swanson, B. M. (2014). Failure to see money on a tree: inattentional blindness for objects that guided behawior, Front. Psychol.,