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Are Narcissists and Psychopaths Getting Promoted Ahead of You? Science Says This Is the Reason

This study makes for painful reading.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>As they breathe the rare air of gilded success, you seethe.<p>What have they got that you don't?<p>Why do these smarmy, unctuous, self-regarding, bilge-peddling …

Psychology

Understanding the social dynamics that cause cooperation to thrive, or fail: Certain types of social networks can paradoxically lead to cooperation's collapse

Certain types of social networks can paradoxically lead to cooperation's collapse<p>Biologists address the question of how an evolving social network …

University of Pennsylvania

Accelerate your learning curve with these 5 practical tips

Have you seen those articles with headlines that promise the impossible?<p>“1000X your personal growth!”<br>• “Change your life in 10 seconds!”<br>• “Learn …

Self-improvement

Walmart's Newly Patented Technology For Eavesdropping On Workers Presents Privacy Concerns

“The sound sensors can capture audio data based on interactions between the employee and the guests, interactions between the guests, and sounds resulting from movement and/or actions of the employees and/or guests.”<p>Walmart just won a patent for audio surveillance technology that measures workers’ …

Employment
Leadership

5 tips for dating an introvert, according to a psychologist who is one

Opposites attract, or at least they do for psychologist, author of <i>Introvert Power,</i> and self-proclaimed introvert Laurie Helgoe, PhD: Her husband of …

relationship

19 Women Reveal How They Went From Platonic To Romantic With Their Partners, & Wow

Being in love with your best friend looks great in the movies but, in reality, it can be a lot trickier. I mean, how are you supposed to transition …

Relationships

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

One Sentence With 7 Meanings Unlocks a Mystery of Human Speech

Ruth Nall is a talented talker. Always has been. When she was a child, her mother taught her to enunciate her words when she spoke, which she did …

nall

4 harsh truths about life that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, "face the facts" you know you're about to hear something you don't want to hear? Probably because of a second cliche: "The truth hurts."<p>Nobody recommends denial — but nobody recommends procrastination, either. And we're all prone to both. Denial is existential …

Happiness

The little-known behavioral scientist who transformed cities all over the world

Behavioral psychologist Ingrid Gehl influenced much of the thinking of her husband, the celebrated urbanist Jan Gehl. Imagine if all designers were married to behavioral scientists–or even if they just talked with each other.<p>“Why are you architects not interested in people?” Ingrid Gehl asked her …

Urbanism

12 ways your smartphone is making your life worse

1/<p>1. Smartphones contribute to sleep issues<p>Research has found that using your smartphone before bed can make it harder to fall asleep due to the blue …

How minority viewpoints become majority ones

Want to start a trend? The key is to get a committed minority of folks to follow your lead. But how many is enough? A new study suggests marshaling …

7 reasons why we're much lonelier today than ever before

1/<p>Social media can make you feel more isolated.<p>Mike Segar/Reuters<p>Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that the more …

Psychology

How to Be Successful in Life in 6 Steps

Psychologists have long attempted to link specific traits or personality characteristics to success in life and work. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator …

Self-improvement

Are Millennial Men Rejecting “Manhood”?

In this era of #MeToo, and controversy about “toxic masculinity,” some new research is very relevant: It indicates a shift is underway in how young …

3 Books That Will Transform Your Thinking on Success Habits

Do you ever regret agreeing to something?<p>Maybe you said yes when you should have said “no”.<p>You said yes to a meeting that you knew was going to be a …

7 Proven Strategies For Supercharging Your Productivity

When I was in my twenties, I used to lie awake at night thinking about my ever-growing To Do list. I wondered how I’d get through it all the next day without getting fired.<p>I’m far from alone.<p>According to the Health and Safety Executive in the UK, 526,000 UK workers reported they had experienced …

Productivity

7 Brilliant Life Hacks You Can Only Learn In Therapy

Everyone loves a good life hack — especially when it seems like something you can only learn in therapy — because therapists have a way of helping …

I've spent thousands of hours studying successful people — and they all approach life with the same mindset

<i>The following is an adaptation from Alex Banayan's "The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Career":</i><p>For the past seven years, I've been studying success obsessively.<p>I've spent thousands of hours researching, poring over hundreds of …

Success

Warren Buffett Says Living Your Life This Way Is What Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

In two sentences, the Oracle of Omaha offers up a profound bit of advice.<p>Who better than Warren Buffett to teach us a valuable lesson on success? The Oracle of Omaha offers up a profound bit of truth in this advice related to our work:<p>"In the world of business, the people who are most successful …

Happiness

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

Body Language

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Happiness

The age of incivility: how social media amplifies our differences

Social division is nothing new – just think back to the poll tax and the miners’ strike. But the tone has changed<p>How long ago it now seems that the big political worry was apathy. Today, wherever you look — Brexit negotiations, US politics, the latest news from Europe — the talk is only of …

Robert Kennedy Without Tears

Generational memories belong to a generation, and fade as they do. Still, some of us can recall that night and day, fifty years ago, as though it had just happened. We went to sleep having watched Robert Kennedy’s victory speech after the California primary. (“Now it’s on to Chicago and let’s win …

These 10 Books Might Just Save Your Life

This week, we scanned Amazon’s bestseller list for the highest-rated survival books and pulled the best, most authoritative reviews for each.<p><b>Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival ($10)</b><p>“Good read. I learned a hell of a lot about wood, resins, and fires from this book. Dave …

What’s the Best New York Slice? I Ate at 30 Pizza Joints to Find Out

Sauce. Cheese. Dough. Attitude. It all matters more than you’d think.<p><i>Where do I go for slice of the best pizza in New York?</i> That’s a question that I get asked on a weekly basis (no exaggeration). People show up in New York City and know what the deal is. There is pizza to be eaten. The New York …

New York City

6 Things Successful People do Before 9 a.m.

Doing something useful when you feel least like doing anything almost guarantees a productive day.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do successful people do differently? For one thing, they typically wake up very early. Long before they hit the office, …

Time Management

The Basics of Prosocial Behavior

Prosocial behaviors are those intended to help other people. Prosocial behavior is characterized by a concern for the rights, feelings, and welfare …

The Neuroscience of Patience

We all know the feeling of anticipation associated with waiting to eat. Regardless of how hungry you are, patience levels tend to fluctuate based on …