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The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

Emotional Intelligence

For seven years, a global community of writers has been using a hashtag to complain about writing

Writers are mildly delusional. They have to be, to abracadabra a story into existence and then hope, against all odds and evidence, that it actually gets read.<p>According to an oft-cited 2002 survey, 81% of Americans, about 200 million people, believe they have a book in them. But blockbuster sales …

Creative Writing

Half of young people have so many 'emotional problems' they cannot focus at school, study finds

Half of young people have so many emotional problems they cannot focus at school, a study has found.<p>Some 48 per cent of youngsters said that they experienced problems during their school years that prevented them from concentrating on their academic work.<p>Of these, 46 per cent did not talk to anyone …

5 Ways to Kick the Bad Mental Habits That Keep You From Reaching Your Goals | Inc.com

No matter what goals you've set for 2017, you'll struggle to reach them if your brain is working against you. The way you think affects how you feel and how you behave. And it only takes one bad mental habit to hold you back.<p>Getting rid of your bad mental habits will help you work smarter, not …

Self-help

The Benefits Of Writing With Good Old Fashioned Pen And Paper

Do students learn better by typing on a keyboard or writing with pen and paper?<p>In 2013 Patricia Ann Wade, a learning specialist with Indiana …

Quentin Tarantino

Viral Video Tries To Show What It’s Like Inside The Mind Of Someone With Depression

<b>Wentworth Miller creates video showing what it’s like inside the mind of someone living with depression</b><p>It’s hard for people to understand what it’s …

Viral Videos

A creative writing lesson from the ‘God of Story’

Robert McKee, has taught creative writing for 30 years. His seminars have attracted more than 60 Oscar winners, but are treated with suspicion by many novelists – including Tim Lott. Can he be won over?<p>One of the main differences between humans and animals is that we compulsively tell stories – to …

Writing

7 Powerful Phrases Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Use Daily

EQ is just as important as IQ, and it all starts with these communication tips.<p>Emotional intelligence may be labeled a "soft skill" -- but to be a leader in today's workplace, it's just as vital as any technical wizardry or IQ.<p>Emotional intelligence, or EI, refers to the ability to know oneself as …

Leadership

Learn The Truth About Your Personality With These Stunning Inkblot Tests – Page 5

<b>(Whole image) Pansies, with
attendant connotations of spring;
bird of paradise</b> <br>The wind is in your sails, a state of affairs that tends to emphasize …

Divorce

The Only Love Quotes Collection Everyone Needs

Love is the most powerful emotion a human being can experience. It’s also hard to put into words, but these love quotes make saying what you’re …

Relationships
China

Pretoria Girls High School students are protesting racist hair policy, code of conduct

At Pretoria Girls High School in Pretoria, South Africa, students have been protesting a code of conduct that places strict restrictions on how girls …

More Evidence Piles Up That Reading Literary Fiction Boosts EQ

There's a reason leaders from Barack Obama to Richard Branson make time for literature.<p>President Obama's summer reading list is full of literary fiction. So is Richard Branson's list of the books that influenced him the most. Both icons are exceptionally busy guys. Why do they make time in their …

Creative Writing

Why Men Are Posting Selfies With This Hand Gesture

A simple hand gesture has taken on a very important meaning across social media over the past month.<p>When people post selfies with their thumbs and pointer fingers connected in a circle, commonly interpreted as a gesture of “OK” ― they’re actually trying to save lives.<p>As part of the #ItsOkayToTalk …

Mental Health

Chris Sizemore, multiple personality disorder patient – obituary

Chris Sizemore, who has died 89, was the subject – under an assumed name – of the bestselling psychiatric study The Three Faces of Eve, which documented her treatment for multiple-personality disorder and became a 1957 film starring Joanne Woodward.<p>Chris Sizemore’s story had come to public notice …

A woman with schizophrenia told us what it's really like to live with incurable hallucinations

That was how she understood the specters that flitted through her room at night, moved things around, and made faces at her from the branches of trees.<p>Raised in the Southern Baptist community of Indian Land, South Carolina, Star Withers used her faith to understand a universe that she said seemed …

Mental Health

This is What Threats to Free Speech Actually Look Like

Twitter’s recent permanent ban of professional troll Milo Yiannopoulos and his followers’ indignant cries of censorship are the most recent (and …

Rights & Freedoms

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 9: Teaching How to Think, Not What to Think

<b>Getting Used to Thinking for Oneself</b><p>Over the decades, students were surprised that they were being taught <i>how</i> to think, not <i>what</i> to think. No theory was ever presented as either true or false, nor were the questions raised ever resolved. Instead, from the first day of class, students had to learn to …

High School

The Obsession With Biblical Literalism

A Christian theme park in Kentucky brings the ancient to life through a life-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark—but not without dipping into fiction.<p>Of all the biblical episodes, Voltaire thought none required more faith than the story of Noah’s Ark: “The history of the deluge being that of the …

Red Sea

Americans are supposed to turn to police after a murder. In black communities, they often can't.

A veteran crime reporter explains how police under- and overpolice black Americans.<p>Nine years ago, Barbara Pritchett-Hughes lost her 16-year-old son, Dovon Harris, to gun violence in the streets of Los Angeles. And a little more than a month ago, she lost her surviving son, 30-year-old DeAndre …

Sociology

Read Hillary Clinton’s Full Speech on Donald Trump and the 'Alt-Right'

Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of “taking hate groups mainstream” at a campaign rally Thursday in Reno, Nev., where she blasted Trump’s …

Donald Trump

This is your brain on pot

Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a bathroom. …

Cannabis

The EpiPen scandal is everything wrong with American health care

America has a drug price gouging problem.<p>Valeant Pharmaceuticals and "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli are big offenders. But now, the drug manufacturer …

Health Care
Dolls