Expressing variety of emotions earns entrepreneurs funding, and partners new clients
Clients or funders are looking for relational clues in pitches. They are asking, at least on a subconscious level, “Can I work with this person?” “Can I trust this person?” and “What do I have in common with this person?”
Higher income predicts feelings such as pride and confidence
The effects of income on our emotional well-being should not be underestimated - having more money can inspire confidence and determination while earning less is associated with gloom and anxiety. But money doesn't necessarily make a person more compassionate and grateful.
What makes a happy couple, a happy family, or a happy workplace?
Being emotionally flexible may be one of the most important factors when it comes to longevity and overall health of your romantic, familial and workplace relationships.
The best way to support stressed out friends and family
Too often we try and console people by using language that is more about us than them. The person in an anxious, stressed or depressed state is not concerned with what you understand or know.
"Feeling obligated" can impact relationships during social distancing
In a time where many are practicing ‘social distancing’ from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of obligation—from checking on parents to running an errand for an elderly neighbor—benefit or harm a relationship?
Love actually: Americans agree on what makes people "feel the love"
Strong men, dictators and authoritarian CEOs rely on fear rather than love. But leaders who show love to their followers and acknowledge their strengths and try earnestly to meet their needs produce better, more harmonious and vastly more productive societies and businesses.
Authentic behavior at work leads to greater productivity
New research finds matching behavior with the way you feel—in other words, not faking it—is more productive at work and leads to other benefits.
Third Reich's legacy tied to present-day xenophobia and political intolerance
We cannot see the ripples from the meteor or asteroid that crashed into the Earth killing off the dinosaurs, but they’re still there. Diminishing, yes, but like the famous analogy of the frog crossing the road, whose every leap is half as long as the last, never ending. For good or ill we are still being affected by that impact.
Many high achievers feel low sense of personal achievement
Depersonalization is happening in every profession as we rely more on machines and AI to carry out tasks previously undertaken by humans. Many previous studies have shown that relying on digital gadgets such as smartphones increases stress and promotes depression. The reason: we are relationship animals and the fewer tasks we allocate to humans the less chance we have for human interaction.
Plants can improve your work life
Alicia and I have long advised that workplaces should have a large number of living plants dotted around as they increase people’s mental wellbeing and reduce workers’ stress levels and depression according to studies we referenced in our book Creating Optimism.
Can artificial intelligence transform psychiatry?
Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, computers can now assist doctors in diagnosing disease and help monitor patient vital signs from hundreds of miles away. Currently researchers are working to apply machine learning to psychiatry, with a speech-based mobile app that can categorize a patient's mental health status as well as, or better than, a human can.
Greater well-being comes from smaller social networks
Loneliness is becoming an epidemic in our society affecting people of all ages. Many physical and psychiatric diseases are directly tied to it, including dementia, heart disease and schizophrenia. Without sufficient face-to-face contact the psychic and physical immune systems prepare for death.
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