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How Habits Shape Your Health, Happiness And Wealth

Entrepreneur | James Clear | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

In 1936, a man named Kurt Lewin wrote a simple equation that changed the way we think about habits and human behavior. The equation makes the follo...

Is This Your Year to Be Superman or Superwoman?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

When you think of what this radical change looks like, imagine Clark Kent changing into Superman, David Bannister turning into the Incredible Hulk, Eliza Dolittle becoming My Fair Lady; or, even the fictional person who meta-morphs into the Wolfman!

How Your Personality Type Can Determine Your Retirement Type

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

I have my own theory about why some people retire happily and others get depressed or ill upon retirement, about why some people drive fast and like rollercoaster rides and horror movies, and others-- like me-- absolutely refuse to see anything violent and frightening and have always avoided scary rides in amusement parks.

Lean On: Workers, Work and the Spouses Who Help Us Succeed

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.22.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

We marry for "richer or poorer," but does our choice of partner actually make us richer or poorer?

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

8 Ways to Amp Up Your Personality

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

When you are solely focused on building a career, everything else can seem inconsequential. Building new relationships, while maintaining existing ones, is an important part of your business success. How do your social skills measure up?

6 Signs You're A Truly Genuine Person

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living

We can all agree that being fake is a negative thing -- no one wants to feel like they're being played by someone who is just acting, nor does anyone ...

The One Misconception Everyone Has About Extroverts

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

The concepts of extroversion and introversion are oftentimes misunderstood. It's possible that extroverts and introverts take risks equally -- it's just a different kind of risk.

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

Narcissists Prefer Other-Oriented People

Melissa Schenker | Posted 08.24.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

An other-oriented person, with practice, can shift to being empathetic and self-aware in all domains of life. Their natural empathy is welcome in relationships, and when balanced with self-aware communication, can lead to a much better quality of life.

'If I Could Just Be a Little More...' Letting Our Personality Off the Hook

Liana Gergely | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

Today I found myself on an inflatable inter tube, in the wake of the Caribbean waves, with a speedboat being driven by a truly beautiful Canadian guy....

The Female Double Bind Part II: The Weakling vs. the B*tch

Kali Rogers | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

Make a commitment and strive to understand your friends, coworkers, daughters and moms -- because they are being judged just as harshly for their intrinsic personalities. Let's work to be embraced by our choices, instead defined by our of limitations.

5 Things I Miss About My Dad's Alzheimer's

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

Distressing as it was for everyone who knew and loved him to see him change, our good times didn't end. In fact, some of my most endearing memories of him came after he had "changed."

Think You're An Introvert? You're Probably Wrong

Scientific American | Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 06.10.2014 | World

Quick Quiz: Which of the following are signs of introversion? Highly sensitive Deep Thinker Reflective Introspective Intelligent Negative emot...

What Happens When A Worrier Wife Marries A Warrior Husband

Lisa Meritz | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

When it comes to worrying, my mother was an Olympian, and she tried her best to train me to win a gold medal, too. I came close, but in my mother's eyes, I never worried enough. I've logged many sleepless nights perseverating about making the right choices, saying the wrong things, whether I would meet deadlines, having a car accident, and being a good-enough mom.

What the Pets In Your Online Dating Photo Mean

Em & Lo | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Scientific research about whether you should include a pet in your online dating profile pic is, not surprisingly, rather flimsy. According to some studies, a dog in your profile photograph is guaranteed to get the replies rolling on... and then, according to other studies, a dog can actually reduce your chances of finding a date.

What Do Likable, Pleasant People Do Differently?

Quora | Posted 06.16.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Imagine there was an entire country comprised only of clones of you. Try to envision -- in as much detail as possible -- what it would be like. Now imagine you had to create a Wikipedia page about this country. What would be its biggest strengths? What would be its greatest weaknesses?

5 Not-So-Obvious Challenges for a Young Stroke Survivor

Harshada Rajani | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

In most cases, being a survivor is better than being a victim, but arguably, not in this case. The immense pain and unrelenting heartache of a stroke lies in its aftermath, not in the injury itself. One goes through so many unbelievable challenges, large and small, as a result of having a stroke.

Leader-as-Person: Who You Are Is How You Lead

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

I take a contrarian view of leadership: I don't believe in leadership styles. Despite the many books written about leadership styles, I would argue that we are not capable of leading in ways that conflict with who we are. In other words, we can't be someone we are not.

Finding Myself On Buzzfeed

Alena Dillon | Posted 04.28.2014 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

The difficulties of self-discovery are over. You find yourself on Buzzfeed.

5 Myths About Introverts and Extraverts at Work

Adam Grant | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

I've noticed that despite growing social and professional acceptance, introverts are still wildly misunderstood. People may be more open about being introverts, but they cling to assumptions that don't stand up to the test of rigorous evidence. It's time to debunk five myths.

5 Reasons to Take Another Selfie

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Lauren Galley

By posting a selfie, you are forever sharing your uniqueness with the world, and if that's not something to celebrate, then I don't know what is!

Trust

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

While driving three friends, four counting Chip, I listened and recognized a beautifully shared teaching for me and an invitation to humanity. Chip i...

How Justin Bieber's Signature Shows Signs Of 'Affluenza'

Annette Poizner | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

By complying with the traditional way to sign the name from left to right, we comply with this societal model, accepting a choreography that requires the personal self to move, well, away from the personal self. As the expression goes, "get over yourself." And with all that as an introduction, let's revisit Bieber's signature.

Cognitive Analytics: Kevin Greaney With Innovation Assessment Saves Great Minds From Bad Testing

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Have you recently completed a pre-employment assessment? One of the typical Myers Briggs or DiSC tests where you were identified as an 'extrovert' or 'ISTJ' or 'achiever?' If so, you are part of the 33 million people who endured workforce evaluations last year.