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Terrorism Happens Worldwide. Why Do We Feel More Connected To Paris?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living

I remember September 11, 2001 in perfect detail, from the clothes I was wearing to the hum of the computer screens in our classroom. It's a scene...

Google Creates Smart Replies for Dumb Emails

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.12.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

The helpful folks at Google are at it again, determined to automate every daily task so that mankind will one day wake up and immediately go back to bed upon realizing there is nothing for it to do.

Unexpected Reasons For Getting Fired

Quora | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

Truly unexpected terminations aren't common in my experience. Good employees are hard to find, and employers find themselves in a lose/lose situation when they ambush employees with a pink slip.

How to Give Advice So Good You Can't Be Ignored

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tyler Tervooren

This article was originally published on Months ago, my friend launched a website. He was working tirelessly to build an audience but w...

Your Favorite Show Might Make You A Better Person

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're looking for a good excuse to curl up and binge-watch "Mad Men" on Netflix, science has your back. Award-winning TV dramas may help increase ...

The Science Behind Our Preferences

Quora | Posted 10.06.2015 | Science

Typically we explain taste -- in food, music, movies, art -- in terms of culture, upbringing, and sheer chance. In recent years there have been several attempts to explain taste from biological perspectives: either neuroscience or evolutionary psychology.

What If Everything Goes Right?

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tyler Tervooren

If we're going to live a little dangerously, I think we need to stop wasting our time planning for every worst case scenario. In almost any risk you take, the likelihood of actually winding up in the worst case scenario is incredibly low. Spending all of your time and energy preparing for it is wasted.

To Cement a New Habit, Optimize for Repetition

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

When building a habit is important, optimize for what will actually make you successful -- repetition and momentum. In my case, sticking to my running schedule at any cost will make me successful, not saving money on shoes.

Want to Change the Way People Think? Start With a Great Story

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

Story is a powerful motivator for change in anyone. If you have a message for the world -- if you're trying to get people to change the way they think and behave -- a story could be the most powerful weapon in your toolbox.

Bystander Effect: If You Need Help, You'd Better Ask for It

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

If you need help, you have to reach out to someone who can help you and specifically ask them for it.

Runners: To Wave or Not to Wave?

Jennifer Hellickson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hellickson

It's a topic I've been wanting to explore for quite some time -- not only because I find the social dynamics of the dilemma fascinating, but also because I've seen geography come into play during my time living (and running) around the country.

Why Not Now?

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

Whatever it is you want to do that you're not doing now, don't spend another minute planning how you'll get started next month, next week, or even tomorrow. Don't take that chance. Figure out what you can do today. Figure out what you can do in the next 10 minutes to get the ball rolling.

Quitting: An Essential Ingredient for Success

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

Becoming a great quitter is essential to succeeding at the things you find most important in life. Give up on the wrong things and start excelling at the right ones.

Good Advice Will Kill Your Dreams

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

When you're trying to orchestrate a major change in your life, it can get a little scary. It's a very natural reaction to look for advice from people you trust, but you need to be very careful about what you ask for, and even more careful of who you ask for it.

Steps to Prevent Separation Triggers

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 07.30.2015 | Divorce
Sari Eckler Cooper

I have heard stories from clients that included a near-death experience, a parent's death, or the loss of a job that triggered a person to realize that things in their life had to change.

People Are Terrible At Picking Photos That Actually Look Like Them

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living

The next time you change your Facebook photo, you may want to ask a stranger to select it if you want the most accurate portrait of yourself. A new st...

The Best Negotiators Never Win

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Tyler Tervooren

Here's an idea: The best negotiators in the world never actually get the very best deal.

Fitting in Is Missing Out

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

The good news is, we're all waiting for you to do it. Even though we won't say it out loud, we really want to know what the real you looks like, sounds like, acts like. We want you to do it so we can see just how easy it is for us to do, too.

Balance Is for the Uncoordinated

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 07.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tyler Tervooren

This article was originally published on Most of the advice you get growing up is about how to live a well balanced life -- how to h...

If I Were a Robot

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology
Vanessa Van Edwards

How can we manage people and robots working together? Robots are going to become more and more integrated into our workspace and our lives. How can we as people and companies prepare for the issues of living and working in an artificially intelligent world?

How to Train People to Respect You

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

This article was originally published on Image courtesy of Tommi Virtanen Meet Bella, the most timid dog on Earth. For human-to-Be...

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part II (from the MDGs to 2030)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The meaning of practice needs to be reinterpreted. The focus on cognitive thinking and technical skills underlying this problem-program-implementation-assessment action-framework needs to give space to a skill-set capable of actually building lasting trust and reciprocal altruism between key development actors.

Traffic Light Diet: How Color-Coding Your Food Can Lead to Healthy Eating Habits

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

When it comes to habit change, two of the most important factors for success are simplicity -- you don't want to burn yourself out with a complex system -- and flexibility -- you don't want small mistakes to completely derail good progress.

Science May Explain The Rise Of The Hipster Beard

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that beards can make a man seem more dominant and masculine. Now provocative new research involving primates shows that...

Thought Experiment: What If Everything Was Your Fault?

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

When life gets difficult, it's easy to find all the reasons, outside your control, that made it that way. You're doing the best you can, right? When things get hard, it's not your fault. Is it?