Susan Rodriguez

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When Queerness Is Cultural Capital, Lesbians Go Broke.

There’s a video going around social media this Pride month: the ABCs of the LGBTQA. It says “those six letters will never be enough…” while smoke in …

LGBTQI

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively …

Employee Engagement

What People in the Healthiest Countries in the World Eat for Breakfast

Popular foods from the healthiest countries to help you shake up your breakfast routine.<p>If you’re ready to break out of your breakfast routine, you might want to take a trip — at least, a virtual one — around the globe. Every year, using a variety of factors, researchers release a list ranking the …

Can You Blend in Anywhere? Or Are You Always the Same You?

There are those people — you know who you are — who always know just what to say, and how to behave, and what to wear, no matter where they are or …

Psychology

Ten Persuasive Behaviors For Meetings

Everyone has advice for best behaviors to use in meetings—here are ten suggestions that are not often discussed yet are highly influential.

Body Language

Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

Some forms of exercise may be much more effective than others at bulking up the brain, according to a remarkable new study in rats. For the first time, scientists compared head-to-head the neurological impacts of different types of exercise: running, weight training and high-intensity interval …

The first thing you should do when you walk through the door for a job interview

Have you…<p>Researched your interviewer?<br>• Printed copies of your resume?<br>• Rehearsed your answer to the "tell me about yourself question"?<br>• Prepared your questions for your interviewer?<br>• Picked a few ways to make yourself memorable?<p>You're in pretty darn good shape if you answered 'yes' to all of these. But …

Employment

How "Friends" Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations Of Friendship

The One Where I Learned Real Friends Don't Have to Live Across the Hall.<p><b>Last week, my friend Laura Jane said she loved me.</b> We were parting after an evening spent celebrating her birthday at the theatre, the first time we had been able to meet up in over a year. One of my favourite things about …

11 Brutal Truths About Creativity That No One Wants to Talk About

Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, and web designers.<p>It’s one of those ineffable …

Creativity

51 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies to entrepreneurs launching startups, to entrepreneurs shutting down their startups, to CEOs …

CEOs

The Anxious Lover: Stop Feeling Insecure And Get The Love You Crave

Why do people manipulate others? Is it because they're an asshole? Is it because they need to feel powerful?<p>I manipulated an ex-girlfriend once. Years ago, when I was in a toxic relationship with someone I loved, I lied to get a reaction out of her. I told her I was going to watch her soccer game, …

We Don’t Always End Up With The Loves Of Our Lives (And That’s Okay)

<i>This post was brought to you by</i> Thought Catalog <i>and</i> Quote Catalog.<p><i>By</i> Heidi Priebe, author of The First New Universe<p>I believe in Big Love.<p>I talk and I date like I don’t.<p>I don’t have frivolous expectations for romance. I’m not looking to get swept off my feet. I am one of those rare, perhaps slightly …

Ditching the Bucket List

I traded in my bucket list for an ever evolving “I’d like to do” list. I found that this approach suits me best. Besides, I can’t carry that many …

Bucket Lists

Psychologists say one behaviour is the 'kiss of death' for a relationship

On the way home from work you have every intention of greeting your partner with a friendly "Hi, how are you? How was your day?" and listening …

Psychology

WTF Is A Bullet Journal And Why Should You Start One? An Explainer

I'm low-key obsessed.<p>In late December, one of my favorite bloggers mentioned she was thinking of starting something called a "bullet journal." As someone who used to be a pretty prolific journaler but who has since gotten out of the habit, I was super intrigued. I followed her link to learn more …

21 Little Everyday Changes To Make Your 2017 Even Better

Small changes that'll make a big difference.

27 Photos That Show How The Climate Changed The World In 2016

The reindeers are dying.

10 Queer Lady Musicians You Seriously Need In Your Life Right Now

Your playlist — and your life in general — needs these amazing tunes.

15 Quotes for When You Need More Creative Inspiration

Creativity is a complex topic, with multiple facets. From leadership to neuroscience to management and more, here are the top 15 quotes from those disciplines as they are related, directly and indirectly, to creativity.<p>1. "Above all, innovation is work rather than genius. It requires knowledge, it …

Creativity

Your Pile of Dishes Proves You Will Fail at Entrepreneurship

I sneak around your house and secretly open the door to your kitchen. I direct my gaze to the sink and see pots and pans, dirty and disorderly, …

Entrepreneurship

What’s free in your country – but not in mine?

From mineral water to water slides, these freebies may surprise even the most well travelled.<p>From mineral water to water slides, things that are free in some countries often cost in others, sometimes much to the surprise of travellers venturing out of their homeland.<p>To find out what bargains can be …

North India

Here's the age you peak at everything throughout life

Life doesn't come with a road map. But that hasn't stopped scientists from wanting to build one.<p>A range of studies examine how our physical and mental traits, ranging from attractiveness to smarts, change as people rack up birthdays.<p>The best news is that no matter how old you are right now, there's …

Demographics

9 Exciting Sex Milestones For All Couples

First time you have sex. First time you have failed sex.

This startup is taking on Airbnb and Hotel Tonight by letting you find a place to crash at the last minute

Overnight had already launched in Los Angeles, so Austin was its second citywide roll-out.<p>The launch was a success for the company, which offers users on-demand booking of short-term rentals. Think Airbnb meets Hotel Tonight.<p>Overnight's rentals were cheap — private rooms were going for $70 or $80 …

Hospitality

3 Powerful Reasons I Love to Fail

You know the feeling. The feeling you get when you fail miserably at something. That gut-sinking, desperate, I’m an idiot, and …

Motivation

10 Tweets That Will Make Perfect Sense To People With Depression

Sigh.<p>To say depression is difficult to deal with is the biggest understatement in the world.<p>Approximately 350 million people globally are affected by the mental health condition. It prompts debilitating symptoms, ranging from a loss of motivation and sleep to excruciating headaches and appetite …

Study Suggests Drinking Habits Could Be Linked to Relationship Happiness

Do opposites attract, or do birds of a feather flock together? A new study supports the latter theory—at least when it comes to your and your S.O.'s drinking habits.<p>University of Michigan researchers interviewed 2,767 married couples about how much and how often they drank and how they felt about …

What it looks like when a group of amateurs run away to join Montreal’s Complètement Cirque Festival

Every night at Montreal’s Complètement Cirque Festival, a group of amateurs runs away to join the circus. Some 30 scientists, students, desk workers …

The Arts

The lethality of loneliness: John Cacioppo at TEDxDesMoines

Chronic Loneliness Is a Modern-Day Epidemic

Humans were not designed to be solitary creatures. We evolved to survive in tribes; the need to interact is deeply ingrained in our genetic code. So …