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3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in Feeling It
Why your productivity may be making you less productive and what you should do instead—backed by science.

Lessons for Millennials

The best advice you ever heard ... for millennials!

Public Speaking for Not-Naturals

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 22, 2016 in How To Do Life
A not-too complicated approach to getting rousing applause.

The Psychology of Design

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 18, 2016 in How To Do Life
IDEO’s Tom Kelley challenges what you think you know about design.

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9 Ways Volunteering Helps You Get Ahead

Volunteering in the community provides huge payback in terms of reaching your career goals.

Are Corporations Inherently Psychopathic?

It has been said that corporations have "neither bodies to kick nor souls to damn." Can we diagnose psychopathy in non-human entities?

Eight Major Problems for Women on the Job

Are you female, and frustrated by your slow advancement at work? Here are roadblocks you don't see.

The Icarus Syndrome: Why High Flyers Fail and Derail.

There is an unspoken truth about business leadership: as many managers and leaders fail as succeed. But why? Do high flyers that fall have a particular profile that explains this?

Stop Trying to Build Your "Personal Brand"

Diverting time and energy to "personal branding" may be a substitute for dealing with more important issues.

The Work-Life Interface

How are leisure, free-time, discretionary activities related to work activities? Do cooks come home dying to do some baking? Whence the concept of a busman's holiday?

My Best New Thoughts on Work

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 20, 2016 in How To Do Life
Tweet-length ideas to improve your worklife.

The Surprising Benefit of Talking to Strangers on a Plane

Here's a good reason to take out your earbuds and say hello to the stranger in the seat next to you.

Excessive Email Use and How to Curb It

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on May 19, 2016 in In Excess
Email use and excessive checking of emails has become an integral activity in many people's lives. This blog is my guide to curbing email use to make it more manageable.
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Preparing Teens With Autism for Work: Self Employment

Looking at self employment as an option sometimes leads to an actual job. The process of discovering a person’s strengths and weaknesses, can lead to traditional employment.

The Road to Retirement (Part One)

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on May 18, 2016 in Media Spotlight
All humans have an innate need to belong and to remain a contributing member of society. Can this sense of belonging remain even after we have stopped working?

Difficult People at Work

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 17, 2016 in How To Do Life
Much of work’s frustration comes not from the work itself but from coworkers.

Teams and Health in Space

By Chester S Spell Ph.D. on May 16, 2016 in Team Spirit
Can six astronauts share a tiny apartment for 5 years without driving each other crazy? NASA and the emerging private space industry are searching for answers.

Busyness As Usual—How to Know When to Stop (Part 1)

By Gregg Levoy on May 16, 2016 in Passion!
'Occupation' refers to both work and to being 'taken over.' Here's how to know when one turns into the other, and the imperative of knowing when to knock off.

5 Instant Energy Boosters You May Not Know

Your mental energy can sag in the face of tough challenges. It’s nice to know that your brain can release good feelings while you tackle challenges.

5 Pieces of Advice We Should Stop Giving Graduates

These pearls of wisdom get recycled every graduation season. But these messages are actually bad advice.

How "The Self-Made Man" Myth Feeds the American Dream

By Ray Williams on May 15, 2016 in Wired for Success
Our beliefs in the “self-made man,” and "the American Dream" largely myths, don’t serve society well, and may perpetuate economic and social inequality.

Cries for Help to My Radio Program

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 15, 2016 in How To Do Life
A 47-year-old artist needs to change careers. Plus a procrastinating journalist.

Can You Restore Respect Once You Lose It?

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on May 14, 2016 in Wander Woman
One of the quickest ways to destroy a relationship is to lose respect. Though difficult, if you want to restore respect, these steps will help you find your way back.

Top 10 Ways to Gain Willpower

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 14, 2016 in How To Do Life
A buffet of tactics.

7 Strategies for Becoming More Productive

Whatever your aims, you can use these fresh, practical exercises and insights to work smarter, faster, and with less stress.

Female, Over 50, and Over-qualified

Is the continued under-employment of professional women in a post-recession job market discriminatory, or an instance of institutionalized bullying?

Great Stories Release Brain Chemicals

By Susan Weinschenk Ph.D. on May 13, 2016 in Brain Wise
Why do some stories resonate with us? And why do we remember some stories and forget others? Research shows that some aspects of stories release brain chemicals.

Why Award-Winning Employers Fail to Promote Gender Equality?

All the King’s men couldn’t overcome the resistance against women

The Peter Pan Syndrome

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 13, 2016 in How To Do Life
Why smart people fail.

Feel the Singularity

By Moses Ma on May 12, 2016 in The Tao of Innovation
In an age of exponential growth that is rapidly approaching a technological “singularity”, what we need to do is a little quantum thinking about the economy...
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Adult ADHD: 7 Tips to Energize Your Life

Do you have adult ADHD and struggling with just keeping up? Do you often feel tired?

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 6

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 12, 2016 in In One Lifespan
Different collective intelligence methods and different norms of behaviour will be needed to maximize successful workings for a team, depending on the task at hand.

Getting Along With (But Ahead Of) Others

Freud said the secret to a happy life was "love and work": good relationships and a fulfilling job. The problems at work are both getting along with, but ahead of your colleagues.

Not Another Damn ‘How to Write a Resume’ Article?!

By Brad Waters on May 11, 2016 in Design Your Path
A cheeky look at the necessary evil that is resume writing. This stuff doesn't have to be boring!