Alejandra Ruiz

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How to Prime Your Brain to Be Happy

Dr. Laurie Santos, the professor behind Yale's insanely popular "Psychology and the Good Life" course, talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>If college is supposed to be a carefree, jolly, hedonistic four-year romp, someone forgot to tell the students at Yale. (Which …

Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act

<b>Don’t call Heather Erickson</b> a glasshole.<p>Yes, that’s Google Glass on her frames. But she’s not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or …

Google Glass

Psychology studies reveal that secrets are bad for your health—even after you tell them

Whether in a meeting, catching up with a friend, or chatting with a partner, we are constantly communicating and connecting with those around us. Yet hidden from these daily interactions are the things we do not say. We might hold back personal information from coworkers, hide our true feelings …

Psychology

Digital Nomads Living The Vanlife Share Challenges & Work-Life Balance Tips

“Vanlife” was named the “bohemian social media movement,” earlier this year. Primarily led by millennials who are ditching traditional living arrangement to live in a van, it takes digital nomadism a step further. Instead of flying around the world and finding a place to set up shop in each …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Why Adobe Pays Creatives To Do Whatever They Want For A Whole Year

In 2015, Adobe, the creator of software like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, started offering a program called Adobe Creative Residency. For a full year, selected designers, digital artists, illustrators and photographers get to work on a personal project to share with the Adobe community, …

Customers

Neuroscience shows that our gut instincts about only children are right

Conventional wisdom has it that only children are smarter and less sociable. Parents, freed from the shackles of constantly settling sibling disputes, devote more time and money to the singleton, exposing them to a greater variety of higher-level activities (there’s a term for what happens when you …

Psychology

Too many people make the same mistake before leaving their job

Too often, we move onto the next opportunity if we're not feeling challenged, want to make more money, in a rut, or feeling like we're not having any impact. We end up carting around the same issues that plagued us in previous roles to our next post without taking an honest look at how we show up …

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You probably know to ask yourself, “What do I want?” Here’s a way better question

Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you …

Motivation

Can your city change your mind?

The design of our spaces can heal us, hurt us, and alter the way we think<p>All these consequences have been recorded scientifically, and it’s becoming evident that the way physical spaces are designed can have a measurable impact on the human brain. Architecture, interior design, and even city …

The Brain

The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

I have a challenge for you.<p>In a few seconds, I want you to <b>stop reading this article, and follow the instructions below.</b><p>Here you go:<p>I hope my point is …

How to keep from losing your cool when your job is driving you crazy

It would be a helpful thing to have in real life, so that every time you were dealing with a challenging situation, you could press "pause" and have the space to figure it out.<p>'SBNRR' is kind of like that. Time doesn't really stop (sorry), but the technique does give you the chances to recognize …

This 2-Minute Video Illustrates the 4 Basic Types of Leaders. Which One Are You Following?

Do you want a good leader, or a great one? The answer might surprise you.<p>Ask most people what type of leader they prefer--good or great--and most would choose great. After all, who doesn't want the best?<p>But according to James R. Bailey, the Hochberg Professor of Leadership Development at George …

Leadership

If You Can’t Empathize with Your Employees, You’d Better Learn To

Empathy—the ability to read and understand other’s emotions, needs, and thoughts—is one of the core competencies of emotional intelligence and a critical leadership skill. It is what allows us to influence, inspire, and help people achieve their dreams and goals. Empathy enables us to connect with …

Leadership

Five Self Help Books That Changed My Life

I've never been much for self-help books.<p>As a general rule, I don't read a lot of non-fiction. And for a long time I think I was a bit of a snob where self-help books were concerned, thinking they were somehow low brow.<p>I was wrong. In the past few months, I've had occasion to read a couple of …

How to Defuse Terrifying Conversations With One Word and Two Questions

Transforming how your brain responds to stomach-turning conflicts is simple... as long as you know the real enemy.<p>We've all had them... more often than we'd like to admit.<p>You mean well. You want resolution. And your intentions are good (mostly). So you swallow hard and head in. Then, somewhere …

Self-help

Your Essential QUOTES Collections of All Time

We enjoy reading quotes. Quotes are really useful because they contain well-expressed wisdom and motivation. Wisdom involves an integration of …

Best Life Quotes By Famous People & Inspiring Figures

Quotes are very powerful and life quotes that will change how you live forever. Maybe, the most thing about quotes is that they give you a …