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How To Handle Criticism The Right Way

It's hard to feel warm and fuzzy inside when our karaoke rendition of "Call Me Maybe" receives 100 mean YouTube comments.<p>But it's important to take criticism in stride. Being able to hear people's opinions can improve our relationships, academic performance, and job satisfaction [1][2].<p>Find out how …

Self-help

10 Entrepreneurship Lessons Colleges Fail To Teach Students

College is a step toward adulthood for many, but the transition from bachelor's degree to entrepreneur can feel a bit jarring. Keeping your chin up, a stiff upper-lip and other empty clichés everyone says to you can't really prepare you for one really important truth: There isn't a curriculum for …

Most People Don't Make Emotionally Healthy Levels Of Eye Contact Every Day

It's now commonplace for people to check their phones in the middle of a conversation. Even Mark Zuckerberg says that all the hype over proper etiquette is "overblown."<p>But the result is, people are less engaged in conversations, more likely to prefer remote to personal contact, and particularly, …

7 Ways To Network Without Leaving The House

Jeff Pulver, a founder of Vonage and an Internet entrepreneur, had a passion for connecting that started at a very early age.<p>"Turning back the clock, when I was just nine my uncle took me to his office and showed me this little box with knobs. It was a moment that changed my life. He turned one of …

Some Will Always Say You're Wrong

Some people are inspired by helping the needy. Some aren't.<p>Some are into fame, power, and prestige. Others are into anonymity and freedom from responsibility.<p>It gets more interesting when you realize people have different preferences in the different parts of their life. Famous online, but …

Make The Decisions That Will Define You

Always go with the hard choice.<p>Here's why:<p><b>Effort creates its own reward.</b><p>Hard work - especially incredibly hard work - rarely pays off in the short term. But without incredible effort there is almost never an incredible payoff.<p>The hard choice usually requires the most effort and the greatest …

14 US Industries That Will Boom In The Next Decade

The fastest-growing industries — according to a 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics report— include ones tied to the aging population, like home health care services and offices of health care practitioners.<p>High tech industries are also doing well, and there's even a steady comeback happening in …

Guys, You Seriously Need To Stop Dating Losers

Additionally, despite tolerating men calling women all sorts of awful things for centuries, society, curiously enough, won't stand for men referring to women as "losers" or "useless." I've just never heard it. Were someone to call a woman a "loser" for being, say, a career grad student or some kind …