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Should You Quit Your Job?

Each day seems longer than the one that came before. You drag yourself to work and spend every hour watching the clock. Somehow every email, project, and meeting seems more boring than the last. When the day’s finally done, there are a few hours of relief until the dread sets in with the knowledge that […]

Peer Inside a Brilliant Mind

When international affairs icon Madeline Albright died last March, the world lost a powerful political mind. As the first female Secretary of State, Albright served on Bill Clinton’s cabinet and guided the country through many crises. It had been a long path to the top. Albright was born in Prague, just before the start of […]

How to Push Through Anything

Grieving is a natural process, which means the only way out is through. Losing a loved one touches everything in your life. But many cultures treat it as a problem that has a quick fix. Instead of pretending like you’re not in pain, treat your emotional wound as something that needs tending. Your inner life […]

Try this Explosive Success Hack

Booming businesses that may seem like explosive overnight success stories are often the product of careful planning and experimentation behind the scenes. Tweaking old products or introducing new ones, then assessing if they fit fast-changing markets, is essential to keeping customers and maximizing profits.  Growth hacking is a core business practice for businesses today because […]

Are You an Imposter?

If you’ve ever felt that you’re unworthy of your success, your friendships, or your family, you’re likely struggling with imposter syndrome. Feelings are important, but they aren’t always accurate. And they have a way of shaping the way we see the world, like looking through a distorted lens. As humans, we tend to look for […]

How to Clean Up at the Casino

Of all the different casino games, blackjack gives you the best odds against the house. But most players tend to overestimate their skills. Maybe they know the correct strategies in theory, but they end up relying on unreliable hunches.  A quirk of human nature is that we tend to focus more on our wins than […]

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Some of us have always struggled to strike up conversations and make good first impressions. And plenty more people felt their social skills erode over the course of the pandemic. Don’t worry: feeling a little nervous around new people is very common, and the easiest way to overcome it is just accepting the discomfort, which […]

How to Fine-Tune Your Moods

Your brain is a natural operating system. And we’re lucky enough to live in an era where this OS is increasingly well understood. Simple techniques can activate the chemicals in your brain that make you feel most happy. Here are a few suggestions. Celebrate small victories. Big successes are few and far between, so it pays […]

Why Success = Information

You’ve heard the adage to learn from your mistakes. But it’s equally important to learn from your successes, both personally and as a leader. You can get a lot of useful information from achievements and high-performing workers—and analyzing it can be instructive and motivating, for you and others. This principle is important to remember during […]

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