10 Practical Ways Less Is More

One productivity issue I come across more frequently than other is a belief that doing more work is good and doing less is bad. However, the reality is a bit…

9 Effective Team Management Strategies

So, you’ve been promoted to manager and now you are responsible for a team. Whereas before, you only had to worry about your own work, you are now in charge…

What Motivates You to Succeed in Life?

What motivates you to succeed in life? If you’re sitting there, perplexed, keep reading. Let’s face it… we’ve all had moments in life when our motivation has been at an…

How to Get Promoted Fast (A Step-by-Step Guide)

“Attitude is altitude,” a famous adage tells us. When it comes to getting promoted fast, maintaining a can-do attitude conquers all. Keeping up a sunny, pleasant professional demeanor will help…

Kahlil Gibran on Befriending Time

“The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness, and knows… that that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which…

How to Think Clearly and Become Smarter

One of the most tasking, yet valuable skills, is the ability to think clearly. The skill is self-taught as no school will teach you its methodologies. People who learn how…

The Best of Brain Pickings 2019

Love, poetry, friendship, solitude, and lots of trees. In this annual review, following the annual selections of the year’s loveliest children’s books and overall favorite books, “best” is as usual…

How Systems Thinking Makes You a Smarter Person

There are several perspectives on the term systems thinking. The discipline goes beyond a collection of tools and techniques. A lot of individuals are fascinated by tools like brainstorming tools,…

How to Create a Habit of Writing in a Journal

There are very few habits that have aged well with time as journaling.((University of Rochester Medical Center: Journaling for Mental Health)) That’s because it works incredibly well as the inner…

Favorite Books of 2019

From the hidden universe beneath our feet to delight as a countercultural force of courage and resistance, by way of Patti Smith, Toni Morrison, and the Greek myths. Long ago,…

7 Powerful Ways to Stop Negative Thinking

Negative thinking is a much more common problem than you may think. Many of us experience them every single day. That’s why it’s important to understand what they are, where…

Favorite Children’s Books of 2019

An emotional intelligence primer in the form of a tender illustrated poem, an empowered retelling of Cinderella, a meditation on what it means to have enough, a serenade to the…

How Social Learning Helps You Learn Faster

Learning new behavior by observing is called social learning. Social learning helps you learn faster as you are observing other people’s behavior in a social context because knowledge and habits…

7 Best Ways of Learning Effectively

You know this: continuous learning and improvement are essential to our work and life. But your time is limited and there is only so much you can absorb at a…

Margaret Atwood on Marriage

“Marriage is not a house or even a tent…” “I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the…