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There are four kinds of drunken personality (among students, at least)

New, preliminary evidence suggests that undergrad drinkers fall into four different, colourful types, each with a particular shift in personality …

Psychology

Signs That You’re Being a Pushover

If collaboration is key to succeeding in organizations today, doesn’t it pay to play nice in the sandbox? You have to get along with others to get things done, right? Yes, this is true — to a degree. You want to be a cooperative colleague but you don’t want to be seen as an ineffective pushover. …

Teaching Teenagers to Develop Their Emotional Intelligence

If the U.S. is going to remain competitive in an increasingly global business environment, we need a future workforce that’s prepared. But the reality is that the youth who will be tomorrow’s innovators, educators, politicians, and business professionals aren’t ready to meet such competitive …

7 Social Media Psychology Studies That Will Make Your Marketing Smarter

One of my favorite things about social media is that it's still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to take anything as a given, so we're all experimenting, testing and learning together.<p>Every day seems to bring exciting new studies as research shows us more about how …

David Grossman looks at a new trend - digital detox

Do you check your work emails while you are on holiday? Or can you leave your job behind when you leave the office?<p>The German vehicle-maker Daimler is offering staff an 'email holiday', deleting work emails which arrive while people are on leave.<p>BBC Newsnight's Technology editor David Grossman asks …

6 bizarre interview questions employers actually admit to asking

The survey masters at CareerBuilder have done it again — this time getting hiring and HR managers to admit to some off-the-wall questions they’ve …

Employment

Netflix Eats Into TV Ratings, With Help From the TV Industry

Netflix accounted for 43 percent of lost TV ratings last quarter -- and that number will grow.<p>Netflix wants to replace TV, and there’s a growing consensus that Reed Hastings has already started: The new conventional wisdom is that Netflix is the reason behind a mysterious decline in TV ratings that …

Pop Psychology, Personality Types, And Thick Skin

If people love anything, they love pop psychology, especially if they get to take a little test that tells them what kind of person they are. Of …

Psychology

The Dos and Don’ts of Work Email, from Emojis to Typos

Imagine sending a detailed question to your boss and getting a one-word response: “No.”<p>Is she angry? Offended by your email? Or just very busy? When I conduct research with organizations on the topic of communication, one of the most common themes raised by both employees and managers is the …

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work.”<p>Those who do rate …

Seven ways to kill staff motivation

It's not just a big-business issue. I've seen small businesses almost implode from sudden falls in employee engagement levels. If a 10-person …

5 Ways to Be the Leader Employees Rally Behind

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are like most entrepreneurs I know, there just aren’t enough hours in a day to get all your own work done, as well as run the many one-hour meetings each team member seems to demand for decisions and mentoring. I have found it to …

Are Bad Managers Holding Back Your Best Talent?

A few years ago I joined a large organization in the U.S. Possibly because I was the last one in, I was allocated the worst secretarial assistance I have had in my entire life.<p>I spent a considerable amount of time trying to figure out what I could entrust her with that would not play havoc with my …

The Art of Simple Questions: How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations

There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals …

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