We need a few trusted naysayers in our lives, critics who are willing to puncture our protective bubble of self-justifications and yank us back to reality if we veer too far off. This is especially important for people in positions of power.
~CAROL TAVRIS, author of Mistakes were made (but not by me)
Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity.
Testing yourself on the material you’re trying to learn is more effective than studying and re-studying that material.
Travel can take a toll on you mentally and physically, especially when you skip out on your normal exercise routine. If your hotel doesn’t have a gym, these simple exercises require no equipment, and are quiet enough to do in any hotel room.
In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.
I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way. Maybe I should order them all . . . Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food, then about something else.
To preserve our belief that we are good people
This incredible simple time-management system changed my workday.
Few industries are as hated as America’s airlines. In market research, airlines regularly rank among the most despised industries. A 2014 survey found that Americans hold airlines in only slightly more esteem than cable companies, and they regard insurance companies more favorably than airlines.