Professional Development Plan: What It Is and Why You Need One

What do Elon Musk, Pablo Picasso, and Ben Franklin all have in common? Besides absolutely rocking each of the fields they were in (from tech to art to… well, everything) — it’s the fact that they didn’t just do great things because of their innate skill, or talent, or...

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 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

What is greatness? Someone who has greatness distinguishes themselves from others, sets themselves apart and is truly eminent in their field. Or as it is defined: Greatness: The quality of being great, distinguished, or eminent. Sometimes, when you see a truly amazing...

20 Key Life Lessons I Learned in My 20s

I turn 30 today. Yes the big 3-0. I thought I would take a moment and write a rather personal post about the life lessons I learned in my 20s. And I have a favor to ask: For my 30th birthday I’m asking for advice. As you’re reading my life lessons, will you think...

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