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The World’s Most Popular Quote (Plus 70 of the Most-Liked Quotes from 100 Goodreads Pages)

This is either the most interesting or least interesting thing I’ve ever posted on this blog. I’m gonna go with most interesting. It’s quotation time! Yaaay! I know, I know, you can barely contain your excitement.

May 21, 2019

Topics: Psychology

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This 2-Minute Story Can Change Your Life

“I want to make one thing absolutely clear. I am not a Zen Buddhist, I am not advocating Zen Buddhism, I am not trying to convert anyone to it. I have nothing to sell. I'm an entertainer....

Apr 29, 2019

Topics: Psychology

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10 Nitro Sticks of Awe For The Frozen Sea Within Us

“We are simultaneously worms and gods.” — Maslow. Franz Kafka, a giant of 20th century literature, not satisfied with the notion that we should invest time in books to make us feel “happy,” shared in a letter to a friend his belief in the real purpose of reading:

Apr 29, 2019

Topics: Psychology

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The Dark Side of the Psyche: 8 Archetypes From Film & TV

Looking back through years of email newsletter statistics, the single thing I find most surprising is that "12 Annoying Office Personalities” remains, by far, our most clicked blog post of all time. 

Mar 7, 2019

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Psychology

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In a Nutshell: 6 Attitudes

Eduard Spranger identifies six basic “attitudes,” “types,” or “values” that are thought to be applicable across human time and culture. These attitudes can be thought of as lenses through which people view the world, each with a fundamentally distinct value conception.

Jan 1, 2019

Topics: Psychology- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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In a Nutshell: Theory X & Theory Y

Theory X and Theory Y are basic (and opposing) attitudes of management held towards employees. They are general assumptions, in the sense that they are based on the typical worker, rather than all workers.

Jan 1, 2019

Topics: Psychology- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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37 Mind-Blowing Facts About Human Beings

While certainly not as wondrous as dolphins and nowhere near as cute and cuddly as sloths, humans are among planet Earth’s most charming and terrifying inhabitants. Below you’ll find a hodgepodge of facts — good, bad, and some downright scary — that may give you a totally new perspective on your species.

Nov 19, 2018

Topics: Psychology

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See How You Rank Compared to 100 Billion Humans

You are a god. Yes, you, reading this. You are a god, who, in all likelihood, looks in the mirror each day and sees the reflection of a pitifully ordinary creature. Your mirror is a good-for-nothing liar.

Apr 10, 2018

Topics: Psychology

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