Sophie Xu

11 Flips | 1 Magazine | @SophieXu2016 | Keep up with Sophie Xu on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sophie Xu”

8 Things Your Friends Would Never Tell You About Your Relationship

Listen up.<p>When you need tough love advice, sometimes your friends and family aren't the best people to consult. You need someone to tell it like it is, not someone who's going to sugarcoat your flaws and shy away from pointing out any defects in your relationship.<p>So what <i>aren'</i>t they telling you? …

9 Things Mentally Tough People Always Do

Talent is important, but success is also based on persistence, focus, and standing fast in the face of criticism. Fortunately, mental toughness is something you can develop.<p>Let's get this out of the way: Mental toughness is not a quality you either do or don't have.<p>Sure, some people may have …

Self-improvement

8 Habits Couples Therapists Say Always End a Marriage

And no, having an affair isn't on this list.<p>Uh-oh: Your (seemingly innocent) daily habits—like scrolling through Insta in bed—could be destroying your marriage. "Research shows that there are a lot of little things people do that can indicate serious problems in relationships," says Carrie Cole, a …

Communication Skills

The Only Person You Need To Make You Happy Is You

It’s crazy to sit here and try to comprehend that this is the last article I’ll be typing before I head back home. After spending an entire school …

One Great Hack to Achieve All Your Life Goals

A habit that grew from what most thought was odious overconfidence on my part, soon became a trait I found difficult to separate from my daily habits. Put me in a room with ten men I'll pick the most good-looking one, put me in a room with ten leaders I'll pick the one with the largest team, put me …

Motivation

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

6 Grateful Habits for Happiness

So often we count what is missing from our lives, focusing on what is <i>not</i> there.<p>In doing this, we create a form of "negative hallucination," a state of mind that blinds us to so much of what is actually there -- a really self-defeating way to pass our days.<p>By dwelling on what we lack we create …

10 Ways To Be Happier And Less Depressed In Your Relationship

Is your relationship starting to become less like the heart-thumping, exciting adventure it was, and getting as depressing as an episode of Grey’s …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Could your relationship survive 'The Marriage Test'? Try this experiment to see

How do you know if the one you're dating is THE one?<p>Jill Andres and Brook Silva-Braga asked that question in their new memoir, "The Marriage Test," by taking their relationship on a marital test drive. The couple created 40 experimental dates to simulate the challenges of marriage, testing …

Psychologists figured out one trait that makes relationships last

As a therapist once told Business Insider, you <i>need</i> to have conflict if you and your partner are going to grow as a couple.<p>The question is — how do you get good at it?<p>A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, sheds light on what's important. After a series of experiments, …