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11 Surprising Signs That You May Be Way Smarter Than Most People

For one thing, if you're a musician, you're already ahead of the game.<p>If you've been called smart or intelligent your whole life, it may be for any of the reasons listed below. That's according to science, of course.<p>And if the verdict is still out on whether you're truly smart or not, this may just …

Psychology

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

Oprah and Amy Schumer on Being Secret Introverts

Stand-up comedian and <i>I Feel Pretty</i> actress Amy Schumer and Oprah discuss the surprising trait they have in common: being introverted. "I've been at …

Personality

9 Ways to Cure Your Own Depression

Whether it tumbles down on you on gloomy days or is triggered by a disappointment or loss, depression is an unwelcome guest in every home. But before …

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Self-help

10 things genuinely confident people do differently

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly …

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

11 Ways Successful People Overcome Uncertainty

Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright side, if you know the right tricks, you can override your brain's irrational tendencies and handle uncertainty effectively.<p>Our brains give us fits when …

How To Be More Assertive At Work When That’s Just Not Your Personality

It’s your job to ask for things. Here’s how to be more comfortable with getting what you want.<p>Find it hard to advocate for yourself? You’re not alone. The personality trait that psychologists call “agreeableness” describes how motivated you are to get along with other people. If you’re highly …

A Practical Guide to Achieving Any Goal and Living Beyond Fear | Inc.com

Life is not meant to be easy.<p>There are seemingly infinite constraints (e.g., genetic and environmental) stopping you from being and living as you wish.<p>However, the primary obstacles stopping you from being and living how you want are:<p>The lack of trust you have <i>from</i> yourself and others<br>• Your emotional …

Self-improvement

The Fascinating Reason Why Liars Keep On Lying

Once a liar, always a liar, the old saying goes. Turns out there’s some scientific truth to that: researchers have tracked down how the brain makes …

Anger, Anxiety, Resentment, Stress, and Basic Humanity

After 30 years of work on problems of anger, resentment, anxiety, and stress, and half a dozen books on the subject, I still get sarcastic emails:<p>“I …

The subtle power of uncomfortable silences

In business and in life, it could help you to get acquainted with the power of the pause.<p>At your next meeting, wait for a pause in conversation and try to measure how long it lasts.<p>Chances are – especially among English speakers – it will be a second or two at most.<p>Anglophones tend to be most …

Acquainted

Pope Francis allies accuse Trump White House of 'apocalyptic geopolitics'

Article vetted by the Vatican offers scathing critique of Steve Bannon, who is Catholic, the Trump White House and ‘evangelical fundamentalism’ in the US<p>An explosive article written by two close associates of Pope Francis has accused Steve Bannon, the chief White House strategist, of espousing an …

Donald Trump

Albert Einstein on the Interconnectedness of Our Fates and Our Mightiest Counterforce Against Injustice

“There is [a] human right which is infrequently mentioned but which seems to be destined to become very important: this is the right, or the duty, of the individual to abstain from cooperating in activities which he considers wrong or pernicious.”<p><i>“We must mend what has been torn apart, make justice</i> …

7 Signs That You're an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Some people are naturally inclined to be more emotionally intelligence, but it's a skill and awareness that can be developed over time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Emotional intelligence is an underrated quality for entrepreneurs, and a crucial one for employees. …

Why 'betas' are better bosses: 3 reasons why this personality type makes the best manager

Bad bosses come in different forms. Some demand all your time. Some you fear asking for a raise. And then there are those who make life a living hell.<p>…

Leah McLaren: News that's neither true nor fake ... until you click

It has probably occurred to you by now that the truth as we believe it to be, is sometimes very different from the truth as it actually is.<p>This idea – that human biases in perception can create an illogical and highly subjective state of "reality" – has been well-explored in the fields of …

A Psychologist Finally Explains Why You Hate Teamwork So Much

It’s partly your personality, and partly the role that you’re trying to shoehorn it into.<p>There’s no way around it: Every significant human accomplishment is the result of coordinated group behavior–people working together to achieve a common goal. Of course, that reality doesn’t change the fact …