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Routines Matter for Compassion at Work

Originally posted on Compassion at Work Blog<p>As organizational researchers, we have a unique interest in understanding how compassion can be unleashed …

Psychology

Dr. Adrienne Boissy on Showing Empathy

Dr. Adrienne Boissy is the chief experience officer of Cleveland Clinic, one of the largest and most respected hospitals in the country. She is …

Empathy

Compassion across Cubicles

Five-foot tall panels divide the physician’s billing department into a maze of cubicles at Foote Hospital in Jackson, Michigan. Each cubicle contains …

UC Berkeley

Massive Murals Are Popping Up Around Detroit

What role will art play in Detroit’s future?<p>In 2014, when the City of Detroit threatened to sell many of the Detroit Institute of Art's prized artworks to help the Motor City exit bankruptcy, the question of art's role in the city's future came front and center. Ultimately, the museum raised nearly …

Streetwear

How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down

Don’t bury your head in the sand when challenged by hardship. Here’s how the most resilient face off against life’s toughest tests and win.<p>While we all expect setbacks and challenges in work and life, sometimes they’re beyond epic. Perhaps you lost your job a year ago or you’re about to run out of …

Self-help

Secrets Of The Most Resilient People

Being able to bounce back from devastation may seem like a superpower, but there are several things you can do to prepare in advance.<p>Some people just seem to bounce back from whatever life throws at them. Whether it’s illness, loss, or tragedy, they do the tough work of picking themselves up, …

Self-help

How Can You Spot True Leaders? They Do Any of These 3 Super Rare Things Daily

Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones, Europe's leading experts on organizational culture, leadership and change, discovered that inspirational leaders display the quality of "selectively showing their weakness."<p>Business and management books galore continue to expound on the virtues of good leadership. …

5 Simple Self-Care Practices You Can Implement Now

Kickstart your self-care routine with these quick tips.<p>Between work, home, and social responsibilities do you often feel that all your time is spent …

Productivity

Be Where You Are: Life Through A Lens

Life as a photographer fills me with nothing but purpose. So much thought goes into a single shot -- from the type of film I choose to load into my …

How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym

When I first started training for marathons a little over ten years ago, my coach told me something I’ve never forgotten: that I would need to learn …

Exercise

How 5 Post-It Notes Can Make You Happy, Confident and Successful

Little Reminders Create Big Changes<p>You know why older people are happier?<p>Research shows as we age we remember the good and forget the bad:<p>…older …

Dogs

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

What Happens To Your Brain When You Work On Vacation

Even if you do just a little work on the beach, you’ll trick your brain into not remembering the trip.<p>It’s tempting to check email and maybe even do a little bit of work on vacation, but those stolen minutes could be hurting you more than you think. A study conducted by the University of Texas and …

This Simple Exercise Will Make Sure You Spend Time on What Makes You Happy

Wake up. Go to work. Stay a little late. Come home. Make dinner. Go to bed. Do it all over again.<p>It’s so easy to get caught up in the daily grind. …

Who Fixes Detroit? Young Black Detroiters Want To Resurrect A Lost Neighborhood

Unless you grew up in a black family with deep Detroit roots, I'm betting you've never heard of Black Bottom. It was a self-sustaining, all-black neighborhood that flourished on Detroit's eastern edge at the turn of the last century. It's largely forgotten today, replaced by a four-lane highway, …

The Math-Class Paradox

Mastering the subject has become less about learning and more about performance.<p>Why do so many students hate math, fear it, or both?<p>If you ask most students what they think their role is in math classrooms, they will tell you it is to get questions right. Students rarely think that they are in math …

Mathematics

Chronic Procrastination: 5 Weird (But Effective) Ways You Can Conquer It

How to beat chronic procrastination<p>I’ve posted a fair amount of research related to procrastination in the past, let’s round it up so we have a …

Why America's Business Majors Are in Desperate Need of a Liberal-Arts Education

Their degrees may help them secure entry-level jobs, but to advance in their careers, they’ll need much more than technical skills.<p>American undergraduates are flocking to business programs, and finding plenty of entry-level opportunities. But when businesses go hunting for CEOs or managers, “they …

Higher Education

Betting on the Blind Side

Michael Burry always saw the world differently—due, he believed, to the childhood loss of one eye. So when the 32-year-old investor spotted the huge bubble in the subprime-mortgage bond market, in 2004, then created a way to bet against it, he wasn’t surprised that no one understood what he was …

Finance

'The Big Short' and '99 Homes' tackle the 2008 financial crisis from boom to bust

So-called "losing the farm" movies in 1984 yielded Academy Award nominations for lead actress winner<p>Sally Field("Places in the Heart"), Sissy Spacek ("The River") and Jessica Lange ("Country.") But Hollywood has been slow in responding to more recent hardships caused by the 2008 economic crash that …

Michael Shannon

A radical’s oral history of Detroit in 1967

<i>This perspective on the events of the summer of 1967 comes from a few</i> Metro Times <i>fellow travelers in the form of John and Leni Sinclair, and</i> Fifth …

Academic ‘Mansplaining’ 101

“Let her speak, please!” That’s what a member of the audience yelled at last weekend’s World Science Festival in New York during a panel on …

THE WILLPOWER INSTINCT BY KELLY MCGONIGAL & WILLPOWER BY ROY BAUMEISTER BOOK REVIEW MIX

Will Power

How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

Self-improvement

What Does Your Body Language Say About Your Relationships?

20 Behavioral Interview Questions to Test If Job Candidates Have High Motivation

Selecting the right interview questions plays a key factor in hiring the right people, as well as weeding out the bad apples.<p>Hiring managers spend countless, wasted hours, asking the wrong interview questions to determine the right job or culture fit in a candidate; many of them end up as mis-hires …

Employment

Seeking happiness at work? Try these simple practices to turn it around

Most of us go to work and count the minutes until we can dash out of the office.<p>In fact, a Gallup poll found that a mere 13 percent of us actually enjoy the time we spend on the job. And there’s a real cost to that, not just to our emotional state, but also to our health, experts say.<p>But we can …

Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying …

I Expected To Be the Best Mentor Ever—Here's What Went Wrong

As a young wanna-be revolutionary fresh from my liberal arts college graduation, I thought I knew everything. After spending four years going to …

Biweekly

I trained myself to wake up super early every morning—here’s how

Mornings have always been my favorite part of the day for practicing self-care—and as I’ve officially entered the phase of my life when burnout is a …