Quote of the day
Follow what feels good in the moment, every moment, and it will lead you through a most excellent life.
~JEN SINCERO, author of You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Six habits of confident people, Fast Company | Tweet
Self-doubt is common—especially in women—and for many the feeling remains constant. A survey of British managers done by the Institute of Leadership and Management in the United Kingdom found that 50% of female respondents and 31% of male respondents don’t feel confident about their job performance and careers.
→You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
→The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know
What forms of creativity turn you on?, The Creativity Post | Tweet
It’s no secret: creativity is sexy. People all over the world rank creativity as a highly desirable quality in a partner, and people who are creative across a variety of fields report more sexual partners (similar results have been found in specific fields such as visual art, music, and humor). But are all forms of creativity equally attractive?
→Strong Imagination: Madness, Creativity and Human Nature
Be loud, Creative Something | Tweet
If I could change that infamous quote from comedic genius Steve Martin, I would change it to be: “Be so loud they can’t ignore you.”
→Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
How to find happiness in today’s hectic world, Barking up the wrong tree | Tweet
Trying to find happiness in a world so busy and complicated can seem impossible. What’s weird is that in so many ways our lives are objectively better than our grandparents’ lives were. We have more… yet we often feel worse. Don’t you wonder if life was happier when it was simpler? I do.
→The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
Mindfulness and satisfaction in physical activity: A cross-sectional study in the Dutch population, NCBI | Tweet
Both satisfaction and mindfulness relate to sustained physical activity. This study explored their relationship. We conducted a cross-sectional study with 398 Dutch participants who completed measures on trait mindfulness, mindfulness and satisfaction with physical activity, physical activity habits, and physical activity.
Pain really is all in your head and emotion controls intensity, NPR | Tweet
When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it’s in your brain.
→Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind
10 Breakthrough technologies of 2015, MIT Technology Review | Tweet
Not all breakthroughs are created equal. Some arrive more or less as usable things; others mainly set the stage for innovations that emerge later, and we have to estimate when that will be. But we’d bet that every one of the milestones on this list will be worth following in the coming years.
Why is the dollar sign a letter S?, io9 | Tweet
The letter S appears nowhere in the word “dollar”, yet an S with a line through it ($) is unmistakably the dollar sign. But why an S?
My story revision process: An inside look, Jennifer Blanchard | Tweet
Here’s how my revision process goes down, along with time estimates for how long each step took me.
→Creative On Command: Instant Inspiration Exactly When You Need It
3 Super easy tricks to empower your writing, Positive Writer | Tweet
You cannot control what pops into your head, but you can control whether or not you hold onto that thought. Especially if it’s unwanted or negative. Here are three, easy tricks I’m doing to reclaim your brain and recharge your writing.
→Writer’s Doubt: The #1 Enemy of Writing (and What You Can Do About It)