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How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …


The More You Energize Your Coworkers, the Better Everyone Performs

How much energy do you have at work? Do you feel invigorated and engaged or down and disengaged? Either way, the reason might be your coworkers: They are infecting you with their energy, positive or negative.<p>We “catch” energy through our interactions with people – something called “relational …

Employee Engagement

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …


L.A. vs. NY: How Is Beauty Different From Coast to Coast?

As a self-proclaimed New York girl through and through, it’s been interesting to get a peek into life on the other side (of the country). Byrdie is …


21 Quotes by Aaron Sorkin That Will Inspire You to be Compelling

If you can impress people with your wit and intelligence you will certainly achieve success faster. Award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin tells us how it's done.<p>Writing is one of the most necessary, and at the same time difficult, parts of business. Everyone needs to write, even if it's only emails and …

Communication Skills