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Humanism

The Science Of Reading Your Coworkers’ Personalities

Understanding your personal intelligence can help you communicate with others, make better choices, and guide your decisions at work.<p>Personality is a major factor to the workplace–understanding not just how your own personality affects the way you act and the decisions you make, but how the …

Psychology

Study: A Positive Workplace Makes Employees More Productive | Inc.com

Leaders are always looking for a new benefit, program, or strategy to increase employees' performance and productivity. But new research has revealed that there is something that can trump incentives like company cruises or gourmet lunches.<p><i>Harvard Business Review</i> cites a recent study out of the …

Employee Engagement

10 Things Productive People Do Before Bed

The most productive people all have certain habits in their daily routines that contribute to their success. They understand that their success …

The Theory of Cumulative Stress: How to Recover When Stress Builds Up

It was my first year of graduate school and my professor was standing at the front of the room. He was telling our class about a mistake he made years before.<p>About a decade earlier, my professor had been one of the senior executives at Sears, Roebuck & Company, the large department store chain. …

Time I

Stress Tip: Unplug For 30 Minutes Before Bed

<i>For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stress tips here.</i><p>Look, you know this. The worse your sleep, the more vulnerable you are to thoughts and reactions that amp up your stress -- …

Sleep

Carol Dweck: A Summary of The Two Mindsets

<b>Carol Dweck</b> studies human motivation. She spends her days diving into why people succeed (or don't) and what's within our control to foster …

Self-improvement

Positive Teams Are More Productive

All managers would like their teams to be more productive. Yet most companies are using the same old methods: strategic plans, goal-setting, streamlining operations, reducing inefficiency. Others are offering employee perks, such as on-site food, daycare, or gyms. Others are offering bigger bonuses …

Employee Engagement

Ever wanted to own a Personal Robot? Well, your dream is about to become reality...

Nearly 50 years after the creation of <i>The Jetsons</i>, owning a 'Rosie-type' personal robot is almost here. Thank you to today's technology and …

App Store

How To Create A Virtual "Body" For Your Uploaded Mind

The prospect of uploading your brain into a supercomputer is an exciting one — your mind can live on forever, and expand its capacity in ways that …

Supercomputers

How the human brain stands up against freaky, super smart machines

While it might seem like the ever-increasing advancement of artificial intelligence will eventually reach a point where it exceeds human intelligence …

The Plan to Replace the Turing Test with a ‘Turing Olympics’

When is a robot as intelligent as a human? When it can build flatpack furniture.<p>The Turing Test is no longer fit for purpose. Indeed, it perhaps never was—when Alan Turing introduced the idea in a 1950 ​paper, he suggested it as a philosophical exercise to explore the question, "Can machines …

Artificial Intelligence

Serotonin map of brain could lead to better targeted antidepressants

Researchers hope to discover how the activity of serotonin in the brain is involved in different mental illnesses<p>Research that aims to map the activity of serotonin in the brain could revolutionise the use of antidepressants and behavioural therapy for people with mental illnesses.<p>The …

Depression

What Heroin Addiction Tells Us About Changing Bad Habits

It's a tradition as old as New Year's: making resolutions. We will not smoke, or sojourn with the bucket of mint chocolate chip. In fact, we will resist sweets generally, including the bowl of M&M's that our co-worker has helpfully positioned on the aisle corner of his desk. There will be exercise, …

Drug Addiction
FDA

A Powerful Mindfulness Meditation for a Spiritually Positive New Year

David James Lees, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>As we usher in the New Year I’d like to share with you a powerful spiritual coaching method and mindfulness …

Brain

Learn more about the most complex organ in the human body.<p>Making sense of the brain's mind-boggling complexity isn't easy. What we do know is that it's the organ that makes us human, giving people the capacity for art, language, moral judgments, and rational thought. It's also responsible for each …

The Best Fiction of 2014: Ian McEwan, Lydia Davis, and Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews, <i>All My Puny Sorrows</i><p>This book was an utter revelation. I found myself wondering, on nearly every page, how I could have remained ignorant …

Books

Top 10 Novels to Read This Winter

<b>1. US by David Nicholls</b><p>"Funny, sad, tender...I loved this book." Jojo Moyes<p>Long listed for the Man Booker Award and an Amazon Best Book of the Month for November, Nicholls explores one family's unraveling during a trip through Europe. David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his …

Books

'She's OCD!' 'He's Schizo!' How Misused Health Lingo Can Harm

This year, Americans expanded their medical jargon with a smattering of once-exotic words, including the illnesses MERS and enterovirus — plus “contact tracing,” the footwork done to curb Ebola outbreaks.<p>But our daily health speak remains far more liberally laced with a slew of misapplied …

10 Scientific Reasons You Should Play the Guitar

A six-string solution for a healthier mind, body, and libido<p>Have you ever wondered why guitarists seem so laid back and loose on stage? Some shredders even appear to be immortal, like the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards. Maybe they just have access to really good doctors, but here’s another …

Guitar

Personality Trumps Intelligence When Learning

Personality traits like conscientiousness and openness are better indicators of long-term academic success than traditional, standardized ways of …

How to Overcome Your Own Laziness

You read productivity tips, you've used a million to-do list apps, and you promise yourself every month that you're going to start being productive, …

Procrastination

Memory Tip: Show Your Brain What's Important

For example, if you're trying to remember what you read, highlighting doesn't help.<p>On the other hand, flash cards do.<p>The difference lies in what psychologists call <b>desirable difficulty</b>.<p>Essentially, when learning <i>feels</i> difficult, learning is actually happening.<p>It's like when you lift a weight that's …

The Brain

31 Days to Waking Up Happy for Life

1. Catch Some Zzz's—the Right Way<p>Turkish researchers found that people who tend to sleep on their right side have mellower dreams, with themes of …

Happiness

'Literally,' Emojis, and Other Trends That Aren't Destroying English

Experimental psychologist Steven Pinker talks about a few cherished grammar rules he'd prefer to see forgotten—and replies to critics of his book The Sense of Style.<p>As an experimental psychologist, Steven Pinker <i>thinks</i> about writing. As a linguist, he thinks about <i>writing</i>.<p>In <i>The Sense of Style: The</i> …