Personal Development

Modernizing an Industry Better Known for Tulle than Tech

By Jennifer Chang / December 29, 2014 /

When you talk to Angela Proffitt, the first thing you realize is how humble she is about her accomplishments. “I’m passionate about what I do, but when I first started out, I didn’t even know what an entrepreneur was,” she says with a laugh. “It just happened!” Proffitt was working in health care when she…

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Sometimes a Tragic Tale Can Offer Inspiration…

By Melissa Balmain / December 24, 2014 /

Have you ever had a book land in your lap at just the right moment? As if the universe is saying, “Here, kid, I saw this and thought of you”? The Opposite of Loneliness was exactly that sort of book for me. It may, I suspect, be that sort for a lot of us. And to think…

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The Best Antidote to Worry

By Shawn Achor / December 22, 2014 /

Negative noise is everywhere in our society, but it’s also inside our heads. Worry is the loudest internal noise, and as a new parent, I understand how easy it is to let it creep in. I need to remember that worry is not love, and that in fact giving up worry is the most loving…

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Reading List: Feeling Smart

By jjimenez / December 20, 2014 /

It’s time to rethink our understanding of emotions, contends Eyal Winter, director of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Over the past two decades, research in brain sciences, behavioral economics and game theory has yielded novel insights into how our brains process emotions. In Feeling Smart, Winter points out…

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