Are you a master procrastinator? As Tim Urban explains, chronic procrastinators have three main characters at play in our brains: the Rational-Decision Maker, the Instant-Gratification Monkey, and the Panic Monster! So how can we keep the monkey at bay to stop procrastinating and start living?
What are you missing about other people?What you notice about others may say more about you than the person you are observing.
When winter sets in, this Vermont organization sets out to help veterans transition back to civilian life and recover from their invisible disabilities by coming together on the ski slopes.
Many of us aren’t fully aware of the toll it takes to be constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. What would it look like if we did the opposite?
Most people insist that they just can’t wake up any earlier. I would argue, from my own experience, that you can’t afford not to. Here's why a morning routine might just change your life.
Think of your life as one long journey. You are born and, one day, you will die. In between, there are lots of smaller journeys that you take, and each is a diversion. What can happen if you ask yourself, “Is this a journey I want to take? Does it take me to a place where I want to spend time?”
At some point you’ve probably heard the kind voice of LeVar Burton: a trailblazer, education champion, and inspiration to us all. Whether you’re familiar with his work or not, his story provides a vision we can all use to improve ourselves and the world around us.
In April, nearly four million employees quit their jobs in the United States. If that pace continues, 25 percent of the entire American workforce could be changing jobs this year, an all-time record. But that is only half the story. After an immensely difficult 18 months, many people are seeking change in their lives, for a variety of reasons.
It’s human nature for many people to not be overly concerned with others’ problems. The person you’re dealing with isn’t worried about whether something is bad for you; they have their own challenges to consider. What if the best way to say no is flipping the script and not explaining why it’s bad for you, but instead carefully and honestly explaining why the other person’s request will create undesirable outcomes for them?
We have enough "clever minds". We need more "good hearts." The latter is more likely to make a lasting change in the world view of the donor that has a ripple effect on both the individual and society. You help because you can. The helping is its own reward. Any expectation detracts from the value of what you do. In this coming year do write out checks to worthy causes. But do, also, personally engage in some act of service. The life you change will be your own. Be a ‘good heart’. Not a ‘clever mind’.
One of the most important concepts to increase your productivity is understanding the difference between what's urgent and what's important. Everything we do falls into four categories: urgent AND important, urgent but not important, important but not urgent, or not important and not urgent. For those of us who need help prioritizing our tasks, this advice is invaluable.
Urban jungles are saving the future of our most precious pollinators. Cities may seem like strange places to find beehives, but from New York City to London to Detroit, bees are thriving in their new urban environments. Here's how you can help them out!
You’re not alone in caring.
There is a wave of goodness and progress well underway, all around the world.