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'House of Cards' and Gender Equality

Matt Hartman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Women
Matt Hartman

rancis' remarks show his gendered bias; he believes that Claire owes him her position. Yet, he forgets, all too easily, that he owes his position to Claire.

Deciding What to Keep and What to Get Rid of

Helen Butler | Posted 03.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Helen Butler

At some stage in the future, you regretted it. It may have been a few hours later, or a few weeks, or a few months, but eventually you regretted buying this item. We've all done it. Don't pretend you haven't!

To Make Better Decisions, Pretend You're Deciding for Someone Else

Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl Perhaps the very last person you should turn to for advice is yourself, according to a new post from the As...

How We Make Moral Decisions

Nina Wang | Posted 03.02.2015 | Science
Nina Wang

The concept of humans as rational beings whose actions are driven primarily by logic and reason needs to go -- our cognitive resources are more limited than we think, and we take shortcuts through reasoning more often than we know.

Why I Walked Away From $65,000

Kate McCready | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Kate McCready

The moral of the story -- sometimes it pays to say no and walk away from the things that are not serving you. And when you do walk away -- reflect back, learn and take that knowledge forward with you for the rest of your journey.

Hungry? Maybe Don't Go Shopping

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.19.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

A team of psychological scientists wondered if hunger might spill over into other behavioral domains, sometimes in irrational ways. Is it possible, that is, that hunger triggers an acquisitive mindset generally, one that piques our desire even for non-food? The scientists explored this provocative idea in several experiments.

Strategic Planning: Deciding How to Decide

Ray Gagnon | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Ray Gagnon

Planning teams are invariably composed of very high-achievers with significant egos who hold strong opinions about all aspects of the business, its operating environment and each other.

Indecision Is a Decision Within Itself

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Indecision is a decision within itself. In life, we find ourselves making and avoiding decisions on a daily basis. Everytime we make a decision, we worry about the results, we worry about what we may have done wrong or how it could've been better.

The Power of Choice

Lubna Najjar | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Lubna Najjar

Prepare, Evaluate and Follow Through. Have an idea of what you want beforehand and/or try to anticipate a future decision that must be made.

Vocation vs. Vacation

Zach Dean | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

I thought about what it would be like to go to work because it was my vocation. I wondered what would it be like to wake up every day and feel a strong feeling of suitability for my occupation? How would it change the way I experienced the world if instead of seeing work as a necessity.

Who Is Making the Decisions This Valentine's Day?

Ishani Banerji, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business
Ishani Banerji, Ph.D.

We asked a fairly simple question to people who said they were planning to make some purchases for their significant other this Valentine's Day: Who will be making most of the decisions regarding the gift(s), meal and activities for this Valentine's Day?

How to Make Better Life-Changing Decisions

Elizabeth Rider | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Rider

At the end of the day the only way to get what we want out of life is to analyze how we will feel after we make important decisions. The 10-10-10 rule is powerful but simple. For any life decision, evaluate how you will feel in 10 minutes, 10 months and 10 years.

Sound of Intellect: The Psychology of the Elevator Pitch

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.05.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists Nick Epley and Juliana Schroeder believe there is something about speech that conveys not just the content of a person's mind but the capacity for reasoning, thoughtfulness and intellect. If they are right, job seekers should appear more thoughtful and intelligent when given the opportunity to speak, rather than write, about themselves. That's what they set out to test.

The Mental Shortcut That Dumbs Down Your Mind

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Clearly you have a choice, is it going to be safety or show? Your brain prefers for you to default to one or the other. But creating a false dichotomy is what keeps most organizations from creating a Tinkerbell.

Too Many Options? Four Questions Every Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur Should Ask Themselves

Denise Banks-Grasedyck | Posted 02.03.2015 | Small Business
Denise Banks-Grasedyck

Too many options are apparently the kryptonite of the multi-passionate entrepreneur, because life really can be tough when you have so many choices.

How I Learned to Trust Myself

Jessica Katz | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women
Jessica Katz

Discovering more of who I am and trusting that gut feeling in my body is the best blessing I've been given. Getting back on that horse, exploring new and unknown territory in spite of the slips and fear, while always holding onto what I truly want for myself is the key to it all.

In the Bully Pulpit: 'It's the Right Thing to Do.'

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.28.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Strangely, given the importance of public opinion to successful governing, there has been little work done on the impact of how leaders frame and justify their decisions. Two psychological scientists at Berkeley's Haas School of Business are trying to change that.

How to Find Your Clarity in 2015

Tom Ayling | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Tom Ayling

What I really needed to do was ground myself in my own being -- being true to me, my commitments. You go through a lot of mental gyrations when always searching for acceptance from others, and the result is that we think way too much.

How to Know When It's the Right Time to Do Your Next Big Thing

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

Here's to the best year of your life, filled with lots of answers from your heart, trust and magic.

The 2 Most Powerful Words We Have -- And Why We Misuse Them

Posted 12.24.2014 | OWN

Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of decisions, commitments and activities you MUST do each day? The author of The Best Yes explains how to simpli...

How to Tap Into Inner Clarity for Your 2015 Vision

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kerry Vollherbst

Once you see where you're shape-shifting to satisfy your ideas about other peoples' desires, you get the awareness that your reality is made up of choices that you are making, not someone else. The beautiful, liberating news is that you are free to choose again.

The Power of No

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 02.14.2015 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

No. Nyet. Non. Nein. No matter you say it, the meaning is still the same, but this tiny word can be very hard to say. What is it about the word no that makes us feel uncomfortable?

Peer Pressure Affects Your Decisions And Purchases More Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living

We often think that we have far more control over our actions than we really do. According to a new study, peer pressure has the power to weaken o...

Smart People: Bad Financial Decisions

Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster | Posted 02.10.2015 | Money
Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster

Why do smart people make poor decisions? More importantly, why do they keep making poor decisions? Perhaps they study stocks, market fluctuations, or market indicators. But only a fractional percentage of investors manage to "beat" the market.

Make a Decision... Make It Count!

Amy Oraefo | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Oraefo

Remember, the past is the past and it should stay there. Leave the disappointments behind. Resolve to learn from failure, but never let it define you. Evolve and challenge others around you to do the same.