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Do You Build or Discover Your Life?

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 19, 2017 in Fixing Families
You can approach to your life as a builder, blueprint in hand, or a discoverer, where you see where a path leads you. Qualities of each, and a possible middle ground

Few Women in Tech

Multiple causes underlie the lack of women in tech jobs. Complex thinking is required to understand the issue rather than simply arguing for either nature or nurture.

11 Careers for Word People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 15, 2017 in How To Do Life
The first in a series on interesting careers.

Who Do You Choose to Be?

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on August 13, 2017 in Wander Woman
Whether you are wondering why you exist or looking to define the legacy you want to leave behind, these three steps will help you define your direction.

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The Reign of Error

Driven by the imperative to publish in prestigious journals, psychologists, all too often, are producing studies with weak data, faulty methodologies, and questionable conclusions.

What If You Lose Your Job?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in How To Do Life
Turning a lemon into lemonade

The Ethics of Engineering

By Chester S Spell Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in Team Spirit
Life is full of ethical dilemmas. We asked project teams of civil engineering students to respond to some of them while designing a toll highway.

The 10 Things I Learned From David Bowie

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in In Excess
It has been alleged that David Bowie had many addictions during his career (cocaine, sex). Despite such alleged behavior, David Bowie taught me lots of things. Here are 10 of them.

How to Tell The Truth in Difficult Situations

By Peter Bregman on August 21, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the eight steps in a “truth talk,” the key to getting someone else to understand your perspective, and how to distinguish for yourself between facts and interpretations.

How to Plan Your Career

Are you a Plotter, a Pantser, or somewhere in between? Your career plan needs to fit you.

Terry’s Tale

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 18, 2017 in How To Do Life
A career searcher’s saga

Emoticons in Work Emails Create Impression of Incompetence

By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on August 18, 2017 in Close Encounters
New research examines how using emoticons affects first impressions. Emoticons may be beneficial in some situations, but can make you look less competent in professional settings.
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The Hero's Journey

Can you take the pain out of painful relationships?

Hands-On Careers

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 18, 2017 in How To Do Life
The fourth in a series on interesting careers.

Three Ways Money Buys Happiness

By Mark Holder, Ph.D. on August 17, 2017 in The Happiness Doctor
Money really can buy happiness, if you spend it right. Research has identified three ways that spending your income can lead to greater happiness.

Is Your Boss Territorial?

There are many ways a boss can be territorial, from defending office space to failing to relinquish key tasks. It’s easy to feel powerless as an employee, but you can take action.

The Power of Persuasion: 6 Ways to Get Your Way

Making the principles of persuasion work for you.

When You Have Too Much Confidence, Expect This to Happen

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on August 17, 2017 in Motivate!
We are taught to believe in ourselves and strive to reach our goals despite any obstacles. But sometimes success and motivation derail when we think too highly of our abilities.
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Did You Have a Productive Summer?

By Laura Otis Ph.D. on August 17, 2017 in Rethinking Thought
Why do we feel that we have to produce something, like an egg squeezed from a chicken, to justify three months of life?

Careers for Data-Oriented People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 17, 2017 in How To Do Life
The third in a series on interesting careers.

Careers for People People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 15, 2017 in How To Do Life
The second in a series on interesting careers.

Decrazifying Cryptocurrency

By Moses Ma on August 15, 2017 in The Tao of Innovation
Curious about the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency revolution? Here's a balanced analysis of what's going on.
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How to Simplify Your Career

By Caroline Beaton on August 15, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
A simple career hinges on a deep, daily understanding of what’s necessary.

Can Rest Make Us More Productive?

By Peter Bregman on August 14, 2017 in How We Work
Discover why even an hour of rest a week can increase your productivity and Marilyn’s principles for establishing a rest routine that works.

Smart Onboarding

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 14, 2017 in How To Do Life
Tips for getting off to a great start on your new job.

Should Your Employees Toughen Up or Soften Up?

Do you need your employees to toughen up? Might your organizational dollars and leadership efforts be better spent on helping your people to soften up instead?
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Why Some Grown Women Sound Like Girls

By Deborah Grayson Riegel MSW on August 13, 2017 in Speak Easy
Up-speak, breathiness and sing-songy voices are costing women their professional credibility. Here's why.

Three Questions for New Grads

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 13, 2017 in How To Do Life
Should you defy the conventional choices?

Why Leaders With a Moral Purpose Have More Engaged Workers

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on August 12, 2017 in The New Resilience
A sense of purpose underlies what we go after, or pass by; and affects the consequences of both. A new study shows how a moral vision of leaders leads to more productive workers.

Hey Prof, The Xbox Goes Over There!

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on August 12, 2017 in Social Lights
What might surprise you during move in weekend

Making Your Education Career-Ready

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 11, 2017 in How To Do Life
Wringing maximum benefit from your undergraduate or graduate experience.

Who's More Emotionally Intelligent, and Does Gender Matter?

Are women really poorly suited for careers in tech? One Google engineer’s claims got him fired. The facts based on personality research prove that Google made the right decision.

How to Sabotage Your Job Search

By Alan A. Cavaiola Ph.D. on August 11, 2017 in Beyond Bullying
Actively seeking employment? Don't inadvertently sabotage your efforts. Here are some things to consider.

Follow The Bread Crumbs to Your Purpose

By Megan Dalla-Camina on August 10, 2017 in Real Women
Are you struggling to work out what your purpose is, or even how to start discovering what it is? This will help, and it's not what you think.