Alexa Gonzaga

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'Alone time' is really good for you

<b>(CNN) —</b> Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more on our own than ever: More than 50 percent of American adults are single, and some 27 million people live alone. In 1950, just 22 percent of …

Psychology

Neil deGrasse Tyson's theory: 'StarTalk' can make science hip

Astrophysicist<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson, the American face of science, has a new talk show — or rather, he has an old talk show moving from the Internet to television Monday. It's called "StarTalk," a science-and-comedy rap session he has hosted since 2009, mainly as an audio podcast but also on video …

How Personality Type Influences Leadership Style

Understanding your personality type can help you identify how to potential biases to your leadership style.<p>Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign to ban “bossy” may have stirred up plenty of heated responses, but it only scratched the surface of a much deeper discussion regarding how gender stereotypes shape …

Psychology

A Teenager’s View on Social Media

Written by an actual teen<p><b>I read technology</b> articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, …

Social Media

Marketing Lessons From Taylor Swift’s Playbook

She's social media's golden child and one of the world's most innovative marketers. Love or hate her, there's lots you can learn from her.<p>My knowledge of Taylor Swift ran only three albums deep until about a month ago. I found myself wedged into a 12-person limo with 15 other people on the way to …

Loyalty

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your …

Emotional Intelligence

Five New Apps Challenging Facebook and Twitter for Content Discovery

Where do you go to find new content, whether it’s for entertainment (hello, memes), meaningful information that helps you understand a topic better, or just easy-to-digest news nuggets that make you sound hipper at happy hour? For most people, the go-to platforms are Facebook and Twitter—but that …

Apps

What's Your Multi-channel Social Media Strategy? - SHIFT Communications PR Agency - Boston | New York | San Francisco | Austin

Pew Research released an excellent report about social media usage. There’s a lot to digest, from demographics to individual network usage, but one …

Here’s how a real teenager uses, and doesn’t use, social media

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: 1000 Words/Shutterstock<p>There’s a whole category of social-science fallacy that revolves around extrapolating from one …