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We humans
Sorry to bother you, but do you say “sorry” too much? What to say instead
When we needlessly apologize, we end up making ourselves small and diminish what we’re trying to express, says sociologist Maja Jovanovic.
Mar 11, 2019
Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? And what can we do about it?
If we want to improve the competence level of people in leadership positions, we need to improve our own competence for judging and selecting them, especially when they are men, says organizational psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.
Jan 10, 2020
We humans
Tired of procrastinating? To overcome it, take the time to understand it
Procrastination isn’t shameful or a character flaw. Instead it’s rooted in a very human need: the need to feel competent and worthy, says educator Nic Voge.
Jul 16, 2019
We humans
Gallery: An intimate look at two Syrian refugee families
Life — and love — in limbo, as captured in these beautiful, poignant images from photographer Giles Duley.
Feb 17, 2017
Philosophy, We humans
Critical thinking is a 21st-century essential — here’s how to help kids learn it
If we want children to thrive in our complicated world, we need to teach them how to think, says educator Brian Oshiro. And we can do it with 4 simple questions.
Apr 25, 2019
We humans
How to be kinder to yourself
People who have greater levels of self-compassion tend to be more motivated, less lazy, and more successful over time. But just as important, they like themselves, even when they fall short. Psychologist Susan David explains how you can cultivate this quality.
Feb 22, 2020