Quote of the day
Nearly all problems of human behavior stem from our failure to ensure that people live in environments that nurture their well-being.
~ANTHONY BIGLAN, author of The Nurture Effect: How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World
Have you ever been to an exclusive restaurant that serves tiny portions and found that, in spite of the paltry servings, you felt satisfied afterwards and the food seemed unusually tasty? If so, you might have engaged in what psychologists call “savouring” behaviours.
Famed behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner, my mentor in graduate school, died a happy man. From his hospital bed, he motioned to his daughter to pass him a glass of water, took a sip and said, “Marvelous”—his last word on earth.
Smelling a happy person may make you happy.
Did foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation influence Hillary Clinton’s State Department and were those donations intentionally concealed to protect Hillary? We don’t know.
Becoming known as an expert in your field can work wonders for your career, business and ego.
What is venture debt, and how should startups approach it as a source of capital? What are some pros and cons?
On his way to his goal, your protagonist will likely come to a time when he needs to get information out of someone. How do I sneak into the fortress? What do you know about the dognapping? Where have you hidden my MacGuffin?
We writers draw inspiration from our own experience all the time. We can’t help it—the events of our lives, how they made us feel, and what we’ve learned from them have created the very perspective from which we write.