Cynthia Trott

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I Asked a Neuroscientist Why I Want to Crush Every Cute Animal I See

Have you ever said, "Oh my God that puppy is so adorable I could just KILL it?" That's called "cute aggression," and it's a well-documented psychological phenomenon.<p>You know that feeling when you're holding something adorable and suddenly want to mash its cute little ribcage into its lungs? It's a …

3 Reasons Strong Leaders Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Show Their Softer Side

Are you strong enough to be vulnerable with your team? Here are three strong reasons you want to be a vulnerable leader.<p>Being willing to show your weakness might be your biggest leadership strength. If that seems like a paradox, here are three reasons vulnerable leaders create stronger teams:<p>1.</b> …

E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says

A preliminary study in the New England Journal of Medicine raises a new worry about electronic cigarettes – exposure to formaldehyde.<p>Under certain conditions, taking 10 puffs from an e-cigarette would expose a user to about 2.5 times as much formaldehyde as he or she would get from smoking a single …

For True Employee Engagement, Follow These 6 Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the 21st century, the best companies will define themselves by how well they engage their employees to produce more innovative products and services.<p>Command-and-control style leadership will be replaced by systems that intelligently …

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10 Tips for Leadership When You're Not the Boss

You don't have to wait until you're the boss to act like a leader.<p>When founders and CEOs look to hire and promote managers, they want people who exhibit leadership. But how can you exhibit leadership if you're stuck in individual contributor roles? No one reports to you, and you're not even a …

The Leadership Style That Builds High-Growth Companies

Should you rule with an iron fist or be a servant to your people? We decided to ask some of the most successful CEOs around.<p>When asked about his management philosophy, Robb Fujioka doesn't hold back: It's a "democratic dictatorship," he says with a chuckle. After all, how else would Fuhu, the …

Blocked: 1969 Super Bowl Star Dave Herman Diagnosed with CTE

Toward the end of his pro football career, Dave Herman would often wake up the morning after a game and not remember which team he’d played against, much less the score. When his son would ask him what had happened in the previous day’s game, Herman wouldn’t have a ready answer.<p>“I’d say, ‘Give me …

3 New Scientific Findings About Happiness

Positive psychology is a relatively new field that's churning out insights on how normal people can be stronger and happier every year. Here are a few recent ones.<p>Happiness may be as old as the human race. The idea of rigorously studying happiness, however, is far newer.<p>For most of its history, …

Creator of spying app arrested

The creator of StealthGenie, a mobile app marketed as a tool for spying on cheating spouses and keeping tabs on children, has been arrested, according to federal authorities.<p>The FBI said the case marks the first time anyone has faced criminal charges for marketing and selling such an …

General Mills shareholders reject proposal to dump GMOs

General Mills Inc. has made strong commitments this year to natural and organic foods. It took genetically modified ingredients out of its signature cereal brand Cheerios and then doubled down on its organic lineup by striking an $820-million deal for Annie's, a stalwart of the organic and natural …

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Walmart to Begin Offering Checking Accounts

Walmart wants to be your one-stop-shop for financial services as well.<p><i>UPDATED—2:37 P.M.</i><p>Walmart is no longer just your doctor, supermarket, or big box …

Fair-Trade Condoms: Latex That Lets You Love The World

Finding the right condom just got a little bit more like finding a good cabbage.<p>Picky shoppers might notice labels on condom boxes these days that say fair trade, non-GMO and all natural.<p>Condoms don't just fall off trees, but most of them do start there. The major ingredient in most condoms is …

How Sugar Daddies Are Financing College Education

The popular website Seeking Arrangement sets up "mutually beneficial relationships" between wealthy older men and young female students. What the site doesn’t talk about is sex.<p>At 11 o’clock on a Tuesday night, Amanda, a senior at Princeton University, got her first text message from Stephen, a …

How Southwest Airlines is continuing its upward trajectory

Gary Kelly will be permitted to do something on Oct. 13 that he has been banned from doing since he joined Southwest Airlines Co. in 1986. The chief executive officer of Southwest will be able to fly non-stop on one of his airline's Boeing 737s from its base at Love Field in Dallas to Las Vegas or …