How to Make a Learning Bucket List

Do you have a learning bucket list? If not, today is the day to start one. Research shows that people who create bucket lists are more likely to accomplish their goals and feel as though they have had meaning in their lives. When you write down what you want to do, it...

What Do You Regret?

I regret hitting “Reply All” on that email. I regret drinking too much that one night — you know the one I mean. I regret buying that stupid, overly-priced vacation package. I regret my college major. I regret getting that tattoo — just...

How to Unleash Your Inner Creative Genius

We are all creative geniuses. It doesn’t matter if you’re a technical professional who values logic above all else or if you think you don’t have an ounce of artistic ability, you have creativity within you. The question is, do you have the courage to unveil it?...

What are you hiding?

I get hundreds of emails every day — heartfelt stories, personal confessions, secrets. No matter what the topic, every single person shares one thing in common. It’s what no one wants to talk about: Many of us have a secret part of ourselves we feel we cannot share....

How to Conquer Your Fears with Kindness

Conquering your fears doesn’t have to be horrible. In fact, it can actually be a lot of fun if you team up with a friend and do it together. Like many of you I’m sure, my friend Michelle from HelloFears.com is afraid of talking to strangers. We decided to conquer her...

How to Live a Good Life: 5 Tips

We all want to be happier and live more fulfilling lives. The question is: How? We pursue success, relationships, hobbies, etc. but what do you do when it still feels like something is missing? The answer is in your thoughts. A growing body of research has found that...

Secrets to Success: 6 Secrets of Wildly Successful People

Here at Science of People we’re constantly being asked: “How can I become more successful?” We set out to answer that question by scouring research to uncover secrets to success of the most successful people. Let’s see how they optimize their lives and...

Top Ten TED Talks of All Time

We can learn so much from TED Talks–not just from their content but also from their delivery. In our lab we have done research on what makes a TED talk go viral and found that the best TED speakers indicate charisma, credibility and intelligence incredibly...

How to Get Motivated: 10 Tips to Improve Your Self-Motivation

Let’s test your motivation intuition. According to the research, what motivates people the most to meet their goals? Financial Rewards Compliments Progress Competition Want your kid to clean out the garage? Offer them an allowance. Want an employee to do better? Give...

8 Things People Do to Achieve Success

Sometimes, when you see a truly amazing person speak or watch a mind-blowing TED talk on YouTube or witness a show-stopping performance, you feel a rush of inspiration run through your body. You wonder, “How on earth did that person become who they are today?” You may...

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

How can you think like a master? I have always wondered what goes in the mind of a genius…do they process differently? Do they see the world through a unique lens? For our Science of People book club this month I have chosen: How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci:...
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