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Decision Making

How to Save More Money: It's a Matter of Time

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.16.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Americans are living precarious lives. Nearly half of all families -- many with homes and cars and jobs -- are one misfortune away from financial disaster. Why do they lack the foresight to secure their financial futures?

Are You One of the Lucky Ones?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Jan and I believe that we all have what it takes to be a good parent if we take the time to consider how we want to parent.

Does Mood Affect Decision Making? (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

People who are annoyed are more likely to use language that is harsh, defiant, violent and crude. In other words, things that happen at point "A" in your day/life can have a profound effect on how you behave at point "B" in your life, often times regardless of the amount of time that elapses between the two events.

3 Ways To Overcome Ambivalence -- And Make Better Decisions

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Regardless of which area of your life where you find yourself most ambivalent, you won't move forward until you allow yourself to take charge and make the best decision you can with the information you have available to you.

Is 'Decision Fatigue' Clouding Your Judgment?

James Clear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

While it's impossible to maximize your willpower for every moment of every day, it is possible to make a few changes to your day and your routine so that you can get the most of your decisions and make consistent progress on the things that are important to you.

Help Your Kids Avoid the Indecision Blues

Renee Jain | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

Kids are faced with hundreds of choices each day. What should I wear today? Which way should I walk to school? What condiment should I put on my sandwich? Who should I play with? What should I be when I grow up? Decisiveness is a vital life skill -- one you can teach your children.

Four Steps to Creating Your Defining Moment

Dr. Daniel Friedland | Posted 12.04.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Daniel Friedland

Whether you are faced with decisions in business or where you work, or if you're facing daunting decisions in your personal life, here are the Four Steps that can help you to confidently make better decisions.

Business Reinvention and the Art of Saying No

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Russell C. Smith

Reinvention is about focusing on today and tomorrow, but not so much about clinging to decisions that held you back last week or last year.

7 Things You HAVE To Do Today

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

We thank each other all the time -- for holding doors, minor favors and common services. But when is the last time you thanked yourself?

3 Situations That Call for a Red Team

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

You don't have to be the CIA or IBM to create a Red Team. Two or three trusted (and competent) colleagues or friends will suffice.

An Honest Wage: Dollars, Hours, And Ethics

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.18.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

The minimum wage inextricably links the two most basic resources we have in life -- time and money -- and makes explicit what your time and my time are worth, down to the penny. But are these two basic resources really equivalent? Not deep in the human psyche.

Decision Making at Warp Speed - May Be Warped

Terry Newell | Posted 11.16.2013 | HuffPost Home
Terry Newell

MSN.com's "What Do You Think?" wants your vote on whether priests should be allowed to marry and have children. The White House, on its "We the Peop...

Free Advice Often Seems Unwanted Because It Usually Is!

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Tarun Sakhrani

Free advice is always forthcoming. It comes from all corners and sources, in all shapes and sizes. Family, friends, near and dear ones, and even acq...

Roadside Assistance: A Question of Guilt and the Duty to Rescue

Steven Kurlander | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

I keep asking, as the accident replays in my head, if I should have stopped. Even after everyone I told me that calling 9-1-1 was more than enough, my perceived moral failure continues to trouble me, and probably will for the rest of my life.

Which Son Needs Money More? The Decisions of a Low-Income Working Mother

Judith Sandalow | Posted 11.09.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Much of the rhetoric around budget cuts suggests that lawmakers make tough decisions, but to me Ms. P's decision about how to spend her last $50 is one of the toughest I can imagine.

A Genie and A Road Map: How To Make Successful Decisions

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Larry Schwimmer

The following post is an excerpt from What the Hell Is Going On in My Life? - Using Your Birthdate to Find Answers About Relationships, Career, Money,...

Jacqueline Howard

Can Neuroscience Teach Us To Make Better Decisions?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.01.2013 | Science

Day in and day out, we make decisions--some tough, some trivial, some good, some bad. And as Yale University neurobiologist Dr. Daeyeol Lee told The ...

3 Questions to Ask Before Making a Big Decision

Maureen Anderson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

I make mistakes. I make decisions that leave me wistful for what might have been. But the more I pay attention to the answers to these three questions, the less time those detours take -- and the faster I get on down the road.

"Precisely Right. No Doubt. Trust Me."

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.19.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

More and more of our communication takes place online these days. We make our judgments and choices based on information that comes without smiles or shrugs or distant gazes. How do we identify self-assured experts in the digital age?

Feel the Fear and Make It Work for You

Clint Salter | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Clint Salter

So can we make fear work for us? Can we embrace fear and use it as a driver to power through and achieve? The answer is yes!

Crossroad Motivation

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Marjoriet T. Matute

There comes a point in life when you stand dead center at a crossroads, either faced with a career, relationship or personal decision. Standing still for a moment allows you to reflect and revisit the journey it took to get there.

Brain Magic From a Communications Lens

Nick Cowling | Posted 10.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Nick Cowling

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgKeith Barry's TEDTalk on Brain Magic is an entertaining display of the loopholes of logic. He demonstrates how the brain uses millions of pieces of information to make a decision, while we only consciously acknowledge a tiny fraction of what is happening around us.

An Open Letter to A-Rod

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

You are not alone. I wish you strength and courage to remember who you are in the days ahead and in this spirit be remembered for being the best Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez you can be.

The New Demands of 21st Century Leadership

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

There is little doubt that the business landscape has changed in the last two decades driven primarily by two forces: globalization and technology. Not surprisingly, these two market influences have directly impacted how heads of companies lead.

Heat Wave Psychology: Long Past, Green Future?

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.23.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Countries vary dramatically in their records of environmental responsibility. Clearly there are economic and political reasons for these stark differences, but is it also possible that human psychology plays a role in creating collective pro-environmental mindsets?