Melody Kebede

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3 Ways Empathy Can Improve Your Life

Does it ever feel like people are all self-absorbed jerks? Like they’re not listening? Only in it for themselves?<p>You’re not crazy. Empathy is …

Empathy

11 components that make up a good business plan

Investors want to back ventures with strong teams that address a large market, so how to write a business plan that reflects that?

The more you pursue happiness, the faster it runs from you

Research shows that focusing on the attainment of happiness is actually self-defeating<p>Lately, I find myself in almost daily conversations with friends and family about happiness. When a friend doesn’t beam from ear to ear, or offer a resounding, “I’m so happy!” during conversations about work, …

Happiness

Dwelling on the Past: How Emotions Shape Your Memory

As the years pass, you build up a collection of good and bad memories. Your brain has the ability to recall these memories at the drop of a hat – …

How executive women avoid being called 'the B-word'

“Women have to be all the things men are, minus the things we would judge women harshly for,” says an unnamed male executive early on in the …

Feminism
Books

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain and Disease

You may know that your genetic makeup, what you eat, how often you exercise -- and even stress -- affect your weight and health. But, did you know that how much sleep you get -- too much or too little -- also can affect body weight and health? If you're trying to slim down or even maintain your …

Sleep

When you or your partner are most likely to cheat

New psychological research suggests that as our relationships unravel, we tend to grow more deceitful<p>Life, for better or worse, is full of endings. We finish school, get a new job, sell a home, break off a relationship. Knowing that a phase is soon coming to an end can elicit the best in us, as we …

Psychology

5 Proven Principles for Long Lasting Motivation

Motivation isn’t something I think about on a daily basis because I know that motivation isn’t everything, <b>ACTION IS EVERYTHING</b>.<p>Any ‘<i>extra motivation</i>’ …

Motivation