Nivedita Chandrashekar

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Conflict Creates Innovation

Conflict doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, conflict is the very force that will bring about the best outcome in almost any given innovation …

Adam Grant on LinkedIn: “To build emotional intelligence, make…

To build emotional intelligence, make finer distinctions between emotions. Happiness can be joy or contentment. Sadness can be dejection or sorrow. …

Reading Can Change Your Brain!

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Whether You Read or Listen, Your Brain Processes Books The Same Way

As more books become available in audio format, more and more diehard readers seem to reject the audiobook as "cheating." But science says that your …

German-Language Writer Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka was born on July 3, 1883 in Prague, Czech Republic. This German-language writer penned novels and short stories, including …

Scientists Find The Six Emotional Arcs of Storytelling

Many a great mind has noticed that all stories have certain elements in common. Kurt Vonnegut, for example, enumerated the handful of arcs that …

Having Books In The Home Is As Important To Your Child As Your Own Education

You probably know that books are important for a child's education. What you probably don't realize is exactly how important they are. A massive …

The Most Commonly Banned Books

If there's anything that some of literature's greatest authors have in common, it's this: all have been challenged or banned in school libraries. …

Heinrich Heine's Quote About Book Burning Eerily Predicted The Holocaust

In 1823, Heinrich Heine wrote the words, "<i>Dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen,"</i> or "Where books are burned, in the end, …

Dogs Prefer Praise to Treats

Whether it's treats, praise, or belly rubs, most dog owners would probably say they know the best way to motivate their dog to behave. Scientists put …

Your Dog Might Look Guilty, But It's Feeling Afraid

Every dog owner knows that telltale look. You walk into the kitchen and see your freshly cooked casserole splattered over the floor—and your dog's …

The Terrible Truth About Hating Millennials That No One Wants To Admit | Inc.com

The real reason that Gen-Xers hate Millennials is simple and terrifying. It's so obvious that most of us spend our lives ignoring this basic fact and do everything in our power to pretend it isn't the case. But before I tell you the terrible truth about this intergenerational feud, I'm going to …

How to be helpful when someone's crying in the next cubicle over

<i>By</i> <i>Kelsey Crowe</i> <i>and Emily McDowell</i><p>It goes like this: A work colleague loses his spouse, and you, who have never experienced a loss like this, don’t …

15 things successful people do on Sunday nights

The Sunday night blues are a real thing.<p>A 2015 Monster survey found that 76% of people get bummed out on Sunday night.<p>However, Sunday can still be a fun day (not to mention a productive one). You've just got to have the right mindset and commit to something, whether it be getting tasks done, …

Are We Spoiling Our Kids with Too Much Praise?

When my daughter came home from her third-grade sports day with a plastic gold medal, I asked her what she had won it for.<p>“We <i>all</i> got a medal,” she …

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Why none of us have a "normal" mind, according to a psychiatrist

Do you think everyone has an atypical brain to some extent?<p>I think many people have this idea that either your brain looks like everybody’s brain …

Dogs Are Even More Like Us Than We Thought

For one, canines shun people who are mean to their owners, a new study says.<p>It's likely no surprise to dog owners, but growing research suggests that man's best friend often acts more human than canine.<p>Dogs can read facial expressions, communicate jealousy, display empathy, and even watch TV, …