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Ethical responsibilities in invasion biology

The Ecological Citizen: A peer-reviewed ecocentric journal<p>Reflection<p>Ethical responsibilities in invasion biology<p>Emily C Parke, James C Russell<p><i>The</i> …

Conservation

How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career | Inc.com

Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major types. Once you know how to spot them, you can stop them and …

Should You Share Your Feelings During a Work Conflict?

When a disagreement gets heated with a colleague, it’s normal to feel all sorts of emotions: disappointment, anger, frustration. But should you express those emotions? Or try to keep them close to your chest? Will it help if you tell your colleague that they’ve made you mad? Should they know how …

Anger Management

You Could Be Damaging Your Career If You Like To Tell Stories In Your Presentations, New Data Shows

For the past few years, hordes of putative experts have encouraged business presenters to employ more storytelling and less data. ‘Data is boring,’ they say, ‘but when you tell a good a story, people get emotionally involved and connected.’<p>At first blush, the argument for storytelling in your …

Public Speaking

Guess Who Renoir Was In Love With In 'Luncheon Of The Boating Party'

In 1880, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, age 41, wrote to a friend that he was in a riverside town near Paris painting oarsmen. He'd been "itching" to do it for a long time: "I'm not getting any younger," he wrote, "and didn't want to defer this little festivity." Now that painting, <i>Luncheon of the Boating</i> …

Renoir

6 Ways to Manage Conflict Better

Avoiding conflict only causes more issues.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Most people say they hate conflict, yet avoiding it causes more problems. In today’s culturally diverse, multigenerational workforce it’s bound to happen. Conflicts can be frequent, often petty and …

Personal Branding

Christopher Columbus: Setting the Record Straight

Few stories in American history are as monolithic as the story of Columbus's "discovery" of America, and American children grow up believing a tale …

22 Time Management Quotes to Inspire You to Achieve Your Goals | Inc.com

Time is the one thing in life that you can never get back. Once it's gone, it's gone forever.<p>In today's fast-paced world, even though it seems like we're working 24/7, are we really making the best use of our time? Use these 22 quotes to help inspire you to reclaim your time and …

Motivation

How to Motivate Employees to Go Beyond Their Jobs

Every day, employees make decisions about whether they are willing to go the extra mile in ways that contribute to their organization’s success. These are important decisions because research shows that when employees are willing to go beyond their formal roles by helping out coworkers, …

Employee Engagement

6 Ways to Nix Gossiping at Work | Inc.com

Ideally, in your workplace people support one another, assume the best, and never speak disparagingly. If it's not always the case, there are specific things you can do to positively affect the environment where you spend the majority of your waking hours. That's according to Frank Calderoni, CEO …

Consciousness

17 Ways to Tell If Your Work Culture Is Becoming Poisonous | Inc.com

Over the years, I have collected enough evidence about incivility in the workplace that I could write a book about it. Thankfully, it's already been masterfully done by highly acclaimed Georgetown University business professor Christine Porath.<p>For nearly two decades, Porath has studied and observed …

The Workplace

Want a Happier Work Atmosphere? Science Says to Follow These 10 Tips | Inc.com

The alarm clock goes off first thing in the morning. You reluctantly get out of bed and start preparing for another <i>long</i> day of work. Your boss, to give them credit, notices that you haven't been yourself lately.<p>They think about how they can reignite that spark and excitement you once you had. They …

Happiness

How to Find Meaning in a Job That Isn’t Your “True Calling”

Why do so few people find fulfillment in their work?<p>A few years ago I posed this question to Amy Wrzesniewski, a Yale School of Management professor who studies these issues, and she offered an explanation that made a lot of sense. Students, she told me, “think their calling is under a rock, and if …

Fast Food

8 qualities that will help you be great in any relationship, according to a psychotherapist

Do you ever wonder how some people seem so natural and at ease in relationships, while others really struggle to maintain them?<p>Is it a difference in temperament, like introversion or extroversion?<p>It could be, but as a psychologist, I can say the approach to relationships for each temperament is …

Self-awareness

Don’t tell me that working-class people can’t be articulate

When writing dialogue, the idea that a drug dealer must be portrayed as verbally hesitant is daft – language is not a tool issued by the nobility<p>Last summer, about a year after my first novel <i>The Glorious Heresies</i> was published, I led a workshop for aspiring writers. In the session, we referred to …

Language

Why Second-Person Point of View Is Rarely Used in Fiction

Second-person point of view is a form of writing in which the point of view of a narrative work is told in the voice of the "onlooker," which is you, …

Learn About Using First-Person Point of View in Fiction Writing

Learn About First-Person Point of View in Fiction<p>Updated October 08, 2017<p>Point of view in fiction simply means who tells the story. In first-person …

Creative Writing

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees | Inc.com

Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other boss?<p>Simple. They <b>gave</b>: generously, selflessly, and without expectation of return. They gave because their …

Positive Thinking

Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing revealed his hidden similarity to Trump

The two appear to be a study in contrasts – but both display a remarkable lack of compassion. Their likeness could serve to justify Democrats’ opposition<p>On the surface, they could hardly be more different. Neil Gorsuch is known for his intellectual firepower; Donald Trump speaks at the level of a …

Law

The reason you don't get along with all of your coworkers comes down to 4 different office personalities

But if the reason you can't stand your teammate is because she's always brusque in meetings, whereas you'd rather take an extra few minutes to make sure you understand everything, we've got some potential solutions.<p>An article in The Harvard Business Review, by Suzanne M. Johnson Vickberg and Kim …

Psychology

Shouldn't lectures be obsolete by now?

<b>Lectures remain by far the most common form of teaching in universities - right down to the way academics are called "lecturers".</b><p>But many predicted that digital technology would have killed off the lecture by now.<p>Why would you want to sit through someone telling you something, when so much more …

Higher Education

Songs We Love: Lydia Ainsworth, 'The Road'

Watching the video for Lydia Ainsworth's "The Road," the first single from her sophomore album <i>Darling Of The Afterglow</i>, feels like taking a medley of psychedelics and wandering through the MoMA. Each scene feels more surreal than the last –– a haze of Aquarian dance circles, talking paintings and …

Artists

The 11 most scandalous popes in history

For centuries, the Catholic Church has elected a pope to don an intricate hat and lead the religion's 1.27 billion adherents across the globe.<p>But not all of the church's 260-odd popes have been models of piety. Actually, a handful of popes are best remembered by their violent tempers, shocking sex …

Christianity

In World War I, British military industry was dominated by women

Women workers of WWI<p>Stepping up to fuel the Great War<p>c. 1917<p>When Britain entered World War I in 1914, thousands of women joined the workforce to fill …

History

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English

Some languages, like French, have an official body that decides how words can and cannot be used.<p>English, as a flexible, global language, has no such …

Whether James Joyce or E.L. James, all novels contain one of just six possible plots

There may once have been cachet in plowing through Ulysses, War and Peace or Kafka’s Metamorphosis. But according to one study, readers of highbrow …

I took a class on human behaviour at the No. 1 college in the US -- and now I know how hard it is to make a 'rational' decision

It’s only been six years since I graduated from college, but sitting there in Robertson Hall, I felt ancient.<p>Nearly every student who’d showed up to …

Psychology

What Does Your Last Name Say About You?

Many of us have surnames passed down to us from ancestors in <b>England</b>. Last names weren’t widely used until after the Norman conquest in 1066, but as …

Genealogy