5 Easy At-Home Therapy Hacks to Boost Your Personality

Use these hacks to rewire you brain and change your personality for the better.

5 Easy At-Home Therapy Hacks to Boost Your Personality

Most people have some personality trait they’d like to change. While some traits change naturally over the course of time, there might be a good reason you want to alter negative quirks more rapidly. Psychologist and NY Times bestselling author of The Brain Fog Fix and Healing the Broken Brain, Dr. Mike Dow has some tricks to help you change your personality in a positive way.

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Identify What You Want to Change

Identify What You Want to Change

It's important to first recognize personality downfalls or flaws that you want to change about yourself. If you’re a pessimist, would you like to become an optimist? If you’re shy, would you like to become more outgoing? Next, take a minute to understand how powerful you are at changing your brain each and every day. Every time you form a thought or choose a reaction, you’re creating a pathway in the brain. Every time you feel an emotion, a chemical reaction is taking place. If you’re doing the exact same thing every day, you’re using the same pathways with the same chemicals. To change these, you simply have to change how you think and what you do -- which will affect how you feel.

3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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