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Are You Mentally Strong or Just Acting Tough

What’s the difference between being “tough” and “strong”? Which one is better? How can one change from being tough to being strong?

What You Think Makes a Good Leader Probably Doesn't 

What we SHOULD we want in a leader? Is there a straight formulae or is it a simple boss vs leader analogy? It depends....

What a Difference a Word Can Make 

What’s the difference between asking “Can I help you with anything?” and “Can I help you with something?”? According to some studies using conversation analysis, the answers to these slightly different questions vary greatly. Even as small a change as substituting “anything” with “something” can result in greater cooperation. So, how can we make someone more responsive to our queries?

What Your Vacation Says About You

Is it better to work to live or live to work? Depending where one is from, the preferred answer might differ. What does our holiday taking and planning style say about us, though, and what are the performance implications of not taking any time off?

What Really Makes You a Happy Person?

What’s the split when it comes to the genetic vs. environmental influences on happiness/wellbeing? According to some research, the contribution of the environment might be as low as 10%. Does this really mean, though, that our happiness is predetermined?

10 Fascinating Insights Into Loneliness

We’ve all had those days where we just don’t feel like we’re socially connecting with anyone and where the world seems so very big and we’re so very small. Loneliness affects some more than others, and for some people, it can be the start of an endless cycle. It’s even deadly for some animals, but understanding loneliness might help keep you from sinking into the deep, dark hole.

Aphantasia: Some people are born without the ability to visualize images

If counting sheep is an abstract concept, or you are unable to visualise the faces of loved ones, you could have aphantasia – a newly defined condition to describe people who are born without a “mind’s eye”.
Cognitive neurologist Professor Adam Zeman, at the University of Exeter Medical School, has revisited the concept of people who cannot visualise, which was first identified by Sir Francis Galton in 1880 A 20th century survey suggested that this may be true of 2.5% of the population.

Will a Robot Take Your Job?

Will you hire them? 

Failure really IS good for you: Brain scans reveal how we learn from our mistakes given time

- Study revealed people responded positively when tested on past mistakes
- Their brains activated 'reward circuit', or 'ventral striatum', during a test
This reward circuit was used to help them retain the correct answer, rather than simply avoid making the same mistake twice