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Competence

Real-Time Warren Buffett and Social Media Selfies

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

If social media content and engagement are a "rabbit hole," then "social aptitude," or what Buffett likes to refer to as circle of competence, is about "not how large the area of it is, it's how well you've defined the perimeter."

Why Girls Get Called Bossy, and How to Avoid It

Adam Grant | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Adam Grant

If we want girls to receive positive reinforcement for early acts of leadership, let's discourage bossy behavior along with banning bossy labels. That means teaching girls to engage in behaviors that earn admiration before they assert their authority.

Sometimes, You Need to Get Out of Your Child's Way

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The initial experiences that children have as they first engage in the world, from grasping your finger in infancy to walking, eating, dressing and talking, lay the foundation for their future beliefs about their ability to master the complex world in which they will live as they mature.

Don't Tell Your Children They're Competent

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

When parents try to convince their children of how competent they are, they often have the exact opposite effect. There is this little thing called reality that children have to confront on a daily basis; life has a way of sending messages about competence that can be in sharp contrast to the outsized messages of competence that parents send their children.

The Crises of Complexity

Terry Newell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Terry Newell

The astronomer Carl Sagan was once asked why, if the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe was so large, we had never been contact...

What Messages are Your Expectations Sending to Your Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Setting expectations for your children is an essential responsibility of parenting. Expectations communicate messages to your children about what's im...

Are You Sending Messages of Competence to Your Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.14.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Competence is the most neglected contributor to self-esteem. So much emphasis in the "self-esteem movement" that began in the 1970s was placed on ensu...

The Power of Words

Mark Baer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Within the context of family law, the following terms have been found to negatively influence people's behavior: divorce, child custody, visitation, access, sole, and primary.

Have You Figured Out the Style Thing Yet?

Jill Herzig | Posted 05.12.2013 | Style
Jill Herzig

Do I believe that you should follow every trend and obsess over your hair? No! Do I think every woman needs an expensive, fancy wardrobe? Not at all. But what I've learned along the way is that getting your fashion and beauty ducks in row lets you obsess less and accomplish more.

Why There's No Success Like Recess

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Turning your back on play makes about as much sense as swearing off laughing, and it has about the same effect: locking in the overseriousness that reinforces that you are too busy to let your hair down.

Out Of Control: Why Adults Need To Lose It More Often

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Being out of control in the service of learning, fun and growth, oddly enough, places you in control of your life, because you are self-determining its content.

Don't Give Up: Why Effort Is The Key To Satisfaction

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Effort is your friend. It's the unsung engine of the 40 percent of your potential happiness that you can actually do something about, that's not inherited or the result of circumstantial influences.

Do You Have the Imposter Syndrome?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

No, there's not really a recognized condition called "the imposter syndrome." But it's a handy label to describe the self-doubt that many people, particularly high achievers, experience.

Can Democrats Govern?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The slogan "Elect a lot of Democrats so that we can stop the Republican agenda, and waste a lot of time fooling around with things we can't pass" just isn't going to cut the mustard.

Popular Mechanics: A Modern Woman's Heartthrob

Janet Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Janet Carlson

Being a self-reliant woman surely doesn't mean I have to get good at everything. That would be no fun at all.

Obama's Economic Team: Reactions Roundup

HuffPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama officially announced the key players in his economic team just this morning, but already economics and politics sites h...