Most of us know how important relationships are to health, happiness, and success. That’s why we invest so much energy into creating, sustaining, and mending them. But until I was thirty years old, I didn’t realize that there is a specific type of conversation for building relationships, and that some questions work much better in […]
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Everyone’s seen those ads by Nike telling you to go out and “just do it.” But that’s not so easy for everyone. If you have low willpower, it can be hard to get yourself to just go workout or get that project done. But what is willpower? The American Psychological Association (APA) defines willpower as […]
If you’re a book lover, you undoubtedly have a few of John Grisham’s masterpieces lining your shelves. His fame and success was clearly due to his natural-born talent as a writer. But did you know that Grisham didn’t always want to be a writer? In fact, his dream was to become a baseball player–a […]
Happiness is always within reach. However, this info graphic from our friends at Happify demonstrates that sometimes, we need to consider the science of it. Happiness may seem like just the thing that puts a smile on your face, but there’s a bit of a formula. According to Happify, happiness is a combination of your satisfaction […]
Imagine that you’re sitting on the subway, and the stranger next to you dozes off. His head slumps, and slowly falls onto your shoulder. What would you do? This video was made after a photo posted by Reddit user Braffination went viral. The user had noticed that a passenger had let another passenger sleep on […]
You know exactly what you need to do. You’re focused on all the positive outcomes that will result once you’ve finished that looming task. You’ve cleared your calendar so you can focus on completing this one thing. And then nothing happens. Why? Because you think you need motivation. You’re waiting on a spark, on inspiration […]
Self-sabotage and self-defeating behaviors can happen to anyone. Depending on your situation, they can lead to procrastination, indecision, anger, lack of focus, chemical dependency, self-pity, self-doubt and more. Whether you’re coping with too much pressure or too little motivation, you may need to take time to adjust your priorities and expectations. Stop demanding perfection and […]
Recently, a friend (let’s call her Sue) did me wrong. Really, that’s not even a fair statement. It was one of those situations where everyone was angry for different reasons. It was all a matter of perspective: I did something that I thought was fine, Sue got upset about it, and I apologized to Sue […]
What is your dream? Everyone has that one dream that they’ve always held close to their heart. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to open your own restaurant, or you’ve wanted to start a new business. But have you taken any steps to achieve your dream? And if so, how many steps have you taken? Most people haven’t […]
Several decades ago, being a gentleman was more about social status than behavior. For instance, level of education, financial and social status of family, and source of income were the characteristics that distinguished gentlemen from the déclassé. In other words, heritage and birthright trumped actions and behaviors. Today, the definition of a gentleman could not […]
It has been 50 years since the oral birth control pill, widely known as “The Pill”, made its first appearance in the United States. Since its inception, the pill has caused a tremendous amount of controversy that hasn’t seemed to simmer, ranging from religious opposition to the belief that birth control promotes sexual promiscuity. Regardless, […]
Charlie Chaplin is incredibly famous for many things: acting, filmmaking, and composing, all within the silent film industry. And his stuff was funny. However, his life wasn’t always full of laughs. Chaplin was thrown on his own resources before he reached the age of ten, as the early death of his father and the subsequent […]
Beware your credibility blind spots. These bad behaviors may be unintentional, but they derail your professional image. They are off-putting to everyone … but you. The good news is that once you uncover your blind spots, you can undo them. And in today’s highly competitive workplace, where even small stuff can make a big difference, […]
You can never be too prepared for an interview. Here are some job interview tips you can use to ensure you make the best possible impression and get the job you want. Interview Preparation 1. Do Your Research The more you prepare for an interview the easier it will be. Take advantage of the Internet […]
General Normal Schwarzkopf, most famously known for leading the American-led international coalition that drove Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991, has passed away due to complications from pneumonia at the age of 78. Throughout his career he was known for his incredible leadership skills and devotion to the military. From his early education at West […]
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ~Ernest Hemingway Setting out on a journey of personal growth and development can seem overwhelming at first. If you browse the self-improvement or personal development sections of any bookstore, you’re likely to find hundreds if […]