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We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Psychologists have found that a spiritual outlook makes humans more resilient to trauma

The notion of “spirituality” might sound too flimsy for serious scientific research. But that very attitude has led psychologists to ignore the subject for far too long—and at a cost to those who have suffered trauma.<p>A growing body of evidence suggests that a spiritual outlook can be a major asset …

Psychology

5 Reasons Why Parallel Parenting Is Better Than Co-Parenting

We are not those folks.<p>Those folks who are divorced and who have kids and who can actually mumble a "hello" to each other and actually mean it.<p>Those folks who are divorced, remarried and invite each other over to their kids' birthday parties.<p>We are not those folks.<p>What happens when you are divorced …

Parenting

The “modern” workplace doesn’t just make us lonely, it can make us physically ill

Who are the people we think of as lonely? At one time, they were the outcasts—the mentally ill, the poor, the elderly, the isolated—anyone considered <i>outside</i> of society. But today, extreme loneliness has become much more pervasive, fueled by new technology and the rise of the freelance economy.<p>As …

Psychology

Why it’s good to have a strong-willed child, and why you should let up on them

By Lauren Knight<p>“I will <i>not</i> cut my hair. Never. The answer is never, Mom, and the answer will always be never, so you should just stop asking me.” He said it without attitude, in a matter-of-fact way, as though he were simply reporting on the weather or time of day. At 6 years old, my second-born …

Parenting

Christianity was the only way out, says North Korean defector

Joseph Kim revered the Great Leader as a child, but on arriving in China he realised that if he embraced Jesus missionaries would help him escape<p>The first time Joseph Kim heard the words “Christian” and “church”, he had no idea what they meant. He had never seen a church and Christianity was as …

North Korea

4 Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Brain Productivity

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you …

Time Management