Gambler’s Fallacy: 5 Examples and How to Avoid It

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I have a good friend who recently gave birth to her fourth child, a baby boy. She and her husband waited until he was born to find out the sex of the baby, and the results came as a surprise to friends and family, as many had bet on their final child being a girl. … Read more

9 Extrinsic Motivation Examples You See Throughout Life

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One classic commercial from the 80’s-90’s that you probably remember (if you’re of age) was for Klondike bars. I’m sure you can recite the song in your head: What would you do-oo–o…for a Klondike bar! There was a whole series of these commercials portraying people doing silly things such as acting like a chicken or … Read more

Hard Skills VS Soft Skills: How Are They Different? (with Examples)

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Years ago, when I was working as an inside sales account manager, there were people on my team who were consistently the top-performing employees. We all knew how to get the job done, but there were a select few who had the charisma, interpersonal skills, and persuasive abilities to land the sales. These skills may … Read more

9 Eustress Examples of Good Stress in Your Life

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When you think about the stressors in your life, where does your mind go? Maybe your career? A certain relationship in your life? Or simply just your everyday schedule? Stress is one thing that doesn’t discriminate when it comes to age, sex, religion, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. Even infants can experience stress in a way … Read more

10 Mindfulness Worksheets and Templates to Live in the Present Moment

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How busy are you during your waking hours? Does it seem like you’re attending to a number of things all at once? Do you feel that no matter how many items you cross off your to-do list, there are still a lot more to be done? Are you constantly multi-tasking—planning your day as you commute … Read more

135 Hypothetical Questions to Have a Fun Conversation

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As opposed to rhetorical questions or loaded questions, hypothetical questions consist of unproven assumptions or make-believe scenarios.  But you can also ask hypothetical questions to get to know someone better.  In fact, the right question can lead to a fun conversation as you learn interesting things about how another person thinks. With that in mind, … Read more

5 Cui Bono Fallacy Examples to Find Out “Who Will Benefit”

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I love hearing a good conspiracy theory.  And, apparently I’m in good company with the majority of other people. However, I mainly love these far-fetched theories because they are, by and large, ridiculous. And therefore…entertaining. But in our society of uncertainty and frequent tragedies, people tend to look for ways to make sense of devastating … Read more

35 Fun Things to Do When Your Kids Are Bored

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My daughter wouldn’t have lasted for an hour on a cold, rainy Sunday back in the late 80s. She expresses a great amount of disapproval for boredom, constantly making certain that everyone in the home is well aware of her declining amusement for her current circumstances.  With technology at their fingertips and parents monitoring their … Read more

17 Best Philosophical Movies of All Time

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While they can mess with your head from time to time, philosophical movies also compel you to question the dynamics of our existence. These films make us pause and ponder society’s long-held beliefs, impart powerful life lessons, and give new meaning and purpose to our existence. They make us consider that there may be something … Read more

9 Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset Examples to Change Your Beliefs

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When I was in elementary school, I had a friend who played the violin–which was so cool because she was the only one who could do it.  Similarly, we had one girl in our grade who was a standout gymnast and one who did horseback riding competitions on the weekends. And of course we had … Read more