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To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

Original Post: https://qz.com/1304343/to-increase-your-emotional-intelligence-develop-these-10-qualities/ By Christopher D. Connors   There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our…
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The Trick to Learning When to Cut Your Losses

Original Post : http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180914-the-trick-to-learning-when-to-cut-your-losses By Madeline Grant 17 September 2018   You’ve popped down the shops to pick up some milk. Halfway there you remember that this particular shop is actually closed on Sunday afternoons. And as far as you know, there are no others open nearby. Still, you’ve already spent 10 minutes walking in that…
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The ‘deadly sins’ of business

Original Post https://www.bbc.com/news/business-43374755 Author: Ben MorrisBusiness reporter, BBC News Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionCarillion buckled under the weight of a whopping £1.5bn debt pile Despite ranks of highly paid executives and advisors, big companies can take decisions that seem at best baffling and at worst self-destructive. So how do such big organisations, led by well-paid chief executives and…
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Here’s how AI can make you better at winning arguments

Original Post: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/12/ai-can-make-us-better-at-winning-arguments-heres-how Author: Chris Reed Professor of Computer Science and Philosophy , University of Dundee Image: REUTERS/Mike Blake The ability to argue, to express our reasoning to others, is one of the defining features of what it is to be human. Argument and debate form the cornerstones of civilised society and intellectual life. Processes of argumentation…
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Why you procrastinate, according to a psychologist

Original Link: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/why-you-procrastinate-according-to-a-psychologist?utm_content=bufferb2574&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer Author: Chris WellerIdeas Reporter, Business Insider Don’t blame your lack of will power or poor time management skills for your inability to get stuff done. According to psychologist Tim Pychyl, a leading expert on procrastination from Carleton University, the fickle habit goes much, much deeper. At its heart, Pychyl tells Business Insider, procrastination is an emotional…
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Think you’re great at multitasking? A neuroscientist says you’re almost certainly not

Original Link:  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/12/some-practical-advice-from-a-neuroscientist-don-t-try-to-multitask/?utm_content=buffer84cb2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer Your brain isn’t designed for it. This article is part of Tools of the Trade, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective results on everything from forming good habits to raising money. This week Earl Miller, a professor of neuroscience at The Picower Institute…
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A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the most important choice you can make

Original Link https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/08/a-neuroscientist-who-studies-decision-making-reveals-the-most-important-choice-you-can-make/ According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the surest way to maximize happiness has nothing to do with experiences, material goods, or personal philosophy. It’s all about who you decide to spend time with. But “it’s not just advice to choose your…
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Our brains rapidly and automatically process opinions we agree with as if they are facts

By Christian Jarrett Original Post: https://digest.bps.org.uk/2018/04/20/our-brains-rapidly-and-automatically-process-opinions-we-agree-with-as-if-they-are-facts/ In a post-truth world of alternative facts, there is understandable interest in the psychology behind why people are generally so wedded to their opinions and why it is so difficult to change minds. We already know a lot about the deliberate mental processes that people engage in to protect their world…
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An illustrated guide to making better decisions

Original Link http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180105-an-illustrated-guide-to-making-better-decisions   An illustrated guide to making better decisions Whether you’re constantly making tough calls or simply prone to hesitation, decision-making can be brutal. Watch this animation for sanity-saving tips. Should I take this job, or that job? Stay put or move to the far-flung city? Stay together or break up? Buy the blue…
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