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Personality Can Change Over A Lifetime, And Usually For The Better

Why do people act the way they do? Many of us intuitively gravitate toward explaining human behavior in terms of personality traits: characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that tend to be stable over time and consistent across situations.<p>This intuition has been a topic of fierce …

You Need to Practice Being Your Future Self

I was coaching Sanjay,* a leader in a technology firm who felt stuck and frustrated. He wasn’t where he wanted to be at this point in his career.<p>He had come to our coaching session, as usual, prepared to discuss the challenges he was currently facing. This time, it was his plan for conducting …

Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice.

IT was going to be the biggest presentation of my life — my first appearance on the TED Conference main stage — and I had already thrown out seven drafts. Searching for a new direction, I asked colleagues and friends for suggestions. “The most important thing,” the first one said, “is to be …

Leadership

New Wallpaper from Erica Tanov Inspired by Nature

Bay Area designer Erica Tanov specializes in timeless romanticism; she’s one of those cult under-the-radar brands that several of us at Remodelista …

7 Ways Relationships Change Over Time

Remember when we featured Sarah C. Andersen and her hilariously honest comics last year? Well, there’s some good news, Pandas: Andersen never stopped …

Relationships

By the year 2040, embryo selection could replace sex as the way most of us make babies

Human reproduction is about to undergo a radical shift. Embryo selection, in connection with in-vitro fertilization (IVF), will help our species eliminate many genetic diseases, extend healthy lifespans, and enhance people’s overall well-being. Within 20 years, I predict that it will supplant sex …

Genetics

Deep sea microbes may be key to oceans’ climate change feedback | Howard Lee

Microbe populations make up 11-31% of living matter in the ocean seabed, but decline significantly as oceans warm<p>Microbes are hardly the poster-children of climate change, but they have far more impact than polar bears on Earth’s carbon cycle – and therefore on our climate. A new study published …

Shine Theory: Why Powerful Women Make the Greatest Friends

Kelly Rowland has done okay for herself since her days with Destiny’s Child. More than okay, really. She’s had a handful of solo hits, is embarking …

Almost everyone who is unhappy with life is unhappy for the same reasons

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you don’t believe you’ll succeed, you won’t.<p>Research from LSU shows that people who believe in themselves use more …

How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

A short guide to start making emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>Emotional intelligence, also known as EI or EQ (for Emotional Intelligence Quotient), describes a person's ability to recognize emotions, to understand their powerful effect, and to use that information to guide thinking …

The Biggest Emotional Intelligence Flaw Hurting Your Growth

In her book Rising Strong, Brene Brown talks about an issue rampant among entrepreneurs: comparative suffering.<p>Since her spellbinding TED Talk, sociologist Brene Brown has become one of the most recognized leaders in discussing our emotional intelligence (EQ). Her latest book, <i>Rising Strong</i>, has one …

Ask A Vegan Lifestyle Coach: Can I Eat Higher-Protein / Lower-Carb And Still Be Vegan?

I recently got an email from a reader that went something like this:<i>I’m an on-again off-again vegetarian looking to go vegan. My doctor recently told</i> …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

Why a psychiatrist thinks the key to happiness might be swallowing the right bacteria

That these organisms influences us as much — if not more — as we influence them is a powerful idea, explored in fecal transplant therapies and microbiome sequencing.<p>It's also one that some researchers want to take advantage of, psychologically speaking.<p>They're looking for psychobiotics — bacteria …

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers …

Psychology

Bio coding language makes it easier to hack living cells

Tinkering with life just got easier. A tool that lets you design DNA circuits using a simple symbolic language makes programming living cells as …

Synthetic Biology

A Massive Aquaponic Lettuce And Fish Farm Will Grow In A Brooklyn Warehouse

In their new warehouse, set to open in New York City this summer, fish will grow in tanks, bacteria will turn the fish waste into a rich fertilizer, …

A Stanford professor says eliminating 2 phrases from your vocabulary can make you more successful

The way you speak not only affects how others perceive you; it also has the potential to shape your behavior.<p>Swapping one word for another could make all the difference in how you approach your goals.<p>That's according to Bernard Roth, a professor of engineering at Stanford and the academic director …

Elon Musk says we're paying 'too much attention' to this climate change variable

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett<p>Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk took to Twitter on Wednesday to point out some worrisome news that the Arctic ice cap is much, much …

15 inspiring quotes from some of the world's greatest graphic designers

Over the past 12 months, I’ve had the great fortune of working with some of the best creatives in the graphic design industry, as prominent guest …

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25 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago

by DARIUS FOROUX<p>Socrates, considered as one of the founders of Western philosophy, was once named the wisest man on earth by the Oracle of Delphi. …

The extinction inside our guts

The world is facing an extinction event. Hundreds of species are disappearing from their native habitat. This impending extinction is distinct from the plight of the polar bears or frog populations and is not a result of global warming or deforestation. It's happening within our guts, which are …

The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown

3 Tips From Brene Brown About Failing Brilliantly

The celebrity author and researcher stopped by to share some of her current work with a rapturous audience, and to introduce COURAGEworks, a new online learning and sharing initiative. Her insights into how we can rewire our flops--without trying to rewrite history--are vital for every struggling …

How To Invest In Yourself.

BY <b>JON</b> <b>WESTENBERG</b><p><i>My framework for getting places, accomplishing things and living in a way that makes me happy.</i><p>This isn’t a bullshit, head in the …

7 Famous Women You Didn't Know Were Introverts

According to attn:, introverts, who are often overlooked, make equally good leaders as extroverts.<p>"In a dynamic, unpredictable environment, …

How Scientists Can Thrive in the Startup World

When Dave Messina entered a graduate program for genomics in 1998, he was elated. He was taking the first steps of what could be a career at a …