Zach Chong

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9 Signs You're a Highly Sensitive Person

Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research shows there are advantages to being born this way. Find out if you or someone you know is highly sensitive.<p>Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research suggests that genes are responsible for the 15 to 20 percent of people who qualify as "highly sensitive." …

Emotional Intelligence

Calm down! Anxiety is contagious

A trouble shared is a trouble multiplied. Take a calm approach to other people’s stress and you’ll help them, and yourself<p>Like ebola, and people clearing their throats at the theatre, emotions are contagious. One example: if you’re unhappy, and then for some reason you become happy – a new …

College & University

Samurai dreams along an ancient trail

In the land of bullet trains and endless neon vistas, a few days on Japan’s ancient Samurai Trail will give a very different perspective.<p>At the trailhead, under the shadows of towering pine trees, a large sign warned of bears. At Yellowstone or Yosemite in the US, this would have been unremarkable. …

5 Ways to Keep Grinding Even When You Aren't Motivated

Building a business requires doing a of less-than-thrilling tasks, day after day. You need to work whether you're inspired or not.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what kind of work you do, you'll always have days you don’t feel motivated. Running a …

Time Management

A Guided Meditation to Heal Depression

When depression takes a hold of you, life seems to have no meaning. There seems to be nothing to feel joyful and excited about. And no matter how …

Meditation

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Even for someone trying to break a record for visiting every country in the world, travel is about more than just ticking places off a list.<p>Planning …

Sorry, But Your Brain Only Knows One Way To Multitask Effectively

Your brain can multitask really well when one of the tasks is a habit you’ve developed in that particular context.<p>The news that multitasking is bad isn’t even news anymore. In recent years, people have begun to recognize what psychologists have known for decades: If you try to do two things at the …

Humanity

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.<p>Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on Jan. 17, 2017.</i><p>In Hans Christian …

Emotional Intelligence

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

A Backpacker’s Theory of Life

What I learned my first summer in the Sierra Nevada—and since<p>I’m in the autumn of my life now, a first-year baby boomer, not yet retired but given to …

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

Emotional Intelligence

Penny Oleksiak sets Canadian record with gold medal, fourth of Olympics

Penny Oleksiak has carved a golden place in Canadian sporting history, winning her fourth swimming medal at the Rio Summer Olympics – the most medals claimed by a Canadian athlete at one Summer Games.<p>The 16-year-old from Toronto claimed the gold medal in the 100m freestyle in a time of 52.70 …

3 Fiction Podcasts to Satisfy Your Love of Stories

If you’re anything like me, you’ve definitely wished that you could just curl up with a stack of books and not ever have to do anything else but live …

Researchers say nearly all books follow one of these six emotional arcs

Ever thought two books felt nearly identical? The déjà vu isn’t in your head.<p>Researchers from University of Vermont mapped the sentimental fluctuations of over 1,700 books. By tracing the emotional changes in the stories, they noticed an overall arc for each novel. They found that the emotional …

Writing

New Data Analysis Suggests Only Six Book Plots Exist

Everyone who secretly thought that all novels have the same plot can feel vindicated by new research supporting that suspicion. Sort of.<p>Researchers …

How One Writer Overcame Her Fears and Got a Second Chance

A few weeks ago I was on a plane having an epiphany about second chances and perfectionism while watching a film.<p>The film was <i>Burnt</i> and the story was about a star chef (played by Bradley Cooper) who had ruined an amazing culinary career at a young age. Adam Jones, played by Cooper, was trying to …