Robelen Bajar

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Scientists Modified This $40 Cotton Candy Machine To Spin Artificial Organs

An off-the-shelf cotton candy machine from Target spins together gelatinous cubes of living capillaries.<p>Go to your local fair and watch a carny spin you a cone of candy floss. You might not know it, but that's how your body is put together: the structure of cotton candy is remarkably similar to the …

The Most Design-Savvy Super Bowl Commercial

Design geeks, ICYMI: Noma Bar's animated spot for cancer research was a cut above the rest.<p>Amid a deluge of Super Bowl ads filled to the brim with animals (some of a stranger species than others) and celebrity cameos, one commercial stood out last night for its design. The Israeli illustrator and …

15 Surreal Places In Texas You Need To Visit Before You Die

The stars at night are big and bright…<p>1. Hamilton Pool Preserve<p>Located about 23 miles west of Austin, Hamilton Pool is an extraordinary natural pool that formed thousands of years ago when the dome of an underground river collapsed. During the hot summer months, it’s a popular swimming spot to many …

7 TED Talks That Help You Start (and Maintain) Good Habits

Is 2016 your year to finally eat healthier, start saving, and liking yourself more?<p>You probably know it's a lot easier to create a good habit than to get rid of a bad one. Forming good habits is one of the few ways you can create better, healthier, or more productive behavior. But how do you start …

Self-improvement

Transcript: Ten things introverts wished you knew about them

Special to The Globe and Mail<p><b>KARL MOORE</b> – This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Based on many interviews and a blog post by Tim Parsons – thanks Tim – in homage of the recently retired David Letterman, here is …

David Letterman

15 Things Introverts Don’t Do At Work That Makes Them Excel

Raise your hand if you’re an introvert.<p>Introverts are everywhere (one out of every two or three people you know). And they are like icebergs. What …

Introverts & Extroverts Have Different Brains: Which One Are You?

advertisement - learn more<p>Scientists have discovered that the brains of introverts are actually different from those of extroverts. This isn’t too …

Psychology

Designing Offices Where Both Introverts And Extroverts Can Thrive

One size really doesn’t fit all when it comes to office design.<p>Office design trends tend to come in cycles. The open plan office has been in vogue for years now, with companies from Google to Goldman Sachs to American Express to Bloomberg building workspaces without partitions. Facebook recently …

10 Successful Women for Introverts to Look Up to

In the post-Women's Lib world, we've started championing the idea that a quieter woman is docile, bad; that a woman needs to be loud to be powerful. It's a dangerous thought, and as these women prove, it's just not true.<p>I'm on the phone with the most famously introverted woman in the world, Susan …

Behind The Numbers: Branch Out, Introverts

The social networks of introverts tend to be smaller than the networks of extroverts, which could affect their careers, according to new research by two Dartmouth professors.<p>“Everybody implicitly recognizes that networks are important for career success,” said Adam M. Kleinbaum, a professor at Tuck …

Personality

The Place for Introverted Leaders on Boards

Post Views: 2,873<p>When author Susan Cain took the TED stage in 2012, she made a lot of noise for a quiet person. More than 11 million viewers have …

The Introvert’s Guide to Owning Any Social Situation | Greatist

You might also like {{displayTitle}} READ<p>Hanging out with friends is fun. (Duh.) Hanging out all by yourself? Not so much. But if you're an introvert, carving out alone time is crucial to your well-being.<p>Introverts process the world around them by turning inward and thinking quietly, and gain …

Psychology

6 Key Ways to Maximize Your Introverted Employees' Strengths

<i>We're now accepting submissions for our 2016 Top Company Cultures list. Think your company should be on it? Apply Now »</i><p>Just like extroverts, introverts are the backbone of successful companies. While you won’t see them glad-handing with investors or clamoring for recognition on a well-executed …

Employment

How to Survive as an Introvert in an Open-Plan Office World

Tune out your office, but don't sacrifice being social sometimes.<p>It's becoming increasingly difficult to find a workplace that provides privacy for all of its workers. With at least 70 percent of American offices offering low partitions or no partitions at all between workstations, many …

Human Resources

Susan Cain's Quiet Revolution: Helping Introverts Survive and Thrive

Going by myself to cocktail hour at my very first sales conference seemed like a good idea at the time.<p>I was a 34-year-old marketing associate at a huge Fortune 50 company. I had started as a secretary (my real passion was creative writing), and had taken on more and more until I found myself with …

Introverts

How can we cater to introverts in the modern office?

“Quiet people have the loudest minds,” is one of Stephen Hawking’s most famous quotes. Hawking was referring to the strength of introverts – a demographic that comprises between one-third and half of the human population, according to Susan Cain’s book ‘Quiet’.<p>The majority of people are primarily …

One trick introverts use to become influential public leaders

Business Insider Video<p>In 2012, the bestselling author of "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" took the stage at TED …

Introverts

Let's Quit It with the Introvert/Extrovert Nonsense

Over the last few years, we’ve heard a lot about the critical differences between introverts and extroverts. We all heaved a collective sigh as we …

Psychology

NBA Draft: Why This Introverted Superstar Makes Teams Nervous

Basketball prospect Willie Cauley-Stein is an electrifying athlete with defensive skills any pro team would covet. Yet by all counts he's a creative introvert, too--a fact that might lower his value to teams in tonight's NBA Draft.<p>If you were to create, from scratch, an archetype of young talent …

Introverts

How Introverts Can Become Better Innovators

Whether you are trying to create a new product, solve problems more effectively, become the most successful company in your industry, or find creative ways to meet your customers’ needs, innovation is likely one of your most critical objectives at work. But a factor often overlooked may get in the …

Innovation

How Introverts Can Master Office Politics

Until recently, it was a commonly held belief that extroverts are the real winners in the workplace. We expect extroverts to have the charisma and natural ability to lead; to connect and influence others. Our assumption, therefore, has always been that extroverts have a real advantage over …

Introverts

3 Ways Introverted Entrepreneurs Can Market Themselves

<i>Apply now to be an Enterpreneur360™ company and let us tell the world your success story. Get Started »</i><p>It's a myth that introverts can't become successful entrepreneurs. In fact, about four in 10 top executives are introverts, according to <i>USA Today</i>, including Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Steven …

Entrepreneurship

11 Songs That Prove It's OK To Be An Introvert

’Mariella’ – Kate Nash<p>Embedded from www.youtube.com.<p>The character in Kate Nash’s song glued her lips together so she wouldn’t be pressured to speak. …

10 Confidence-Boosting Tricks for Introverted Career Women

Forget presenting at a meeting—an introverted career woman’s worst office nightmare can be as simple as asking a colleague where she got her shoes. “They often stand neck and neck with their extroverted colleagues intellectually and conceptually, but they don’t have the same wherewithal to put …

The 4 Types of Introvert: Which Are You?

Not all introverts are alike. Take this quiz to find out which type you are.<p>Ask a bunch of people on the street what the term "introverted" means and you'll probably get a bunch of different answers. One person might mention social anxiety, another a dreamy personality, a third a preference for …

Introverts

Life As An Introverted Former Child Star

Standing in line at the local Farmer’s Market holding my fistful of kale, I stared into space, wondering whether planning to have a kale salad for dinner meant I could have kettle corn for breakfast. It seemed reasonable. The woman in front of me paid, and it was my turn.<p>“Do you have your own …

Introverts

Introducing The Social Introvert

Welcome to The Social Introvert, where we’ll talk about relationships of all kinds—love, friendship, family, and professional.<p>Some of you might know me from my books <i>The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World</i> and <i>Introverts in Love: The Quiet Way to Happily Ever After</i>. Or maybe you’ve …

Introverts

Eleanor Roosevelt: The Introvert Who Wouldn't Keep Quiet

Eleanor Roosevelt is commonly held as an example of a highly successful person you would never guess to be an introvert. Many biographers (including herself) describe a severely shy and withdrawn young person who “came out of her shell” in her twenties to become a monumental public figure.<p>And yet, …

Eleanor Roosevelt

4 Lessons I've Learned As An Introverted Black Girl

The thought of an after-five networking mixer exhausts me. It’s not that I don’t like meeting new people. It’s not that I’m an anti-social hermit. And it’s not that I don’t appreciate the slick ambiance, Lalah Hathaway and Ledisi singing in the background, or the myriad of saditty finger foods and …

Women's News

Hire Introverts

“Hire good people and leave them alone.”<p>So declared William McKnight, who was 3M’s unassuming CEO during the 1930s and ’40s, and who encouraged employees to spend 15 percent of their time noodling on their own pet projects. (The policy survives to this day at 3M, and gave birth to the Post-it note, …

Personality