Category Archives: Human Behavior: Motivation

All too often, our natural talents go untapped

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Chances are, you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than … Continue reading

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How to Follow Your Passion Even if You Don’t Know What It Is

  Kristen Walker / Levo League @levoleague   Take note of what has consistently fascinated you for months, years, or even since you were a kid This article originally appeared on Levo.com. I, personally, am tired of people giving advice … Continue reading

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Only 6% of people work in the occupations they aspired to in childhood

Children who aspire to professions considered sex-typical have twice the chance of ending up in one of them as an adult.  However, only “Only 6% of people work in the profession they aspired to in childhood,” observed Javier Polavieja, Sociology … Continue reading

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Sense of meaning and purpose in life linked to longer lifespan

A UCL-led study of 9,050 English people with an average age of 65 found that the people with the greatest wellbeing were 30% less likely to die during the average eight and a half year follow-up period than those with … Continue reading

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Receiving gossip about others promotes self-reflection and growth

Gossip is pervasive in our society, and our penchant for gossip can be found in most of our everyday conversations. Why are individuals interested in hearing gossip about others’ achievements and failures? Researchers at the University of Groningen in the … Continue reading

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Pushing past that terrible dip in motivation

By Leo Babauta My son, who is officially an adult in a matter of days, is facing a small crisis: the project he’s working on is not going well, and he’s ready to give up not only on the project … Continue reading

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SAD season is upon us

Newswise — MAYWOOD, Ill. – October marks the beginning of the SAD season. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression triggered by shorter days and reduced light. So far this month, Loyola University Medical Center psychiatrist Dr. Angelos … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Harder

Most of the time there’s no mystery to success–it comes down to simply putting in the hours and the sweat. But as we all know, the gap between knowing what’s required and actually getting yourself to do it can be … Continue reading

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Humiliation tops list of mistreatment toward med students

Each year thousands of students enroll in medical schools across the country. But just how many feel they’ve been disrespected, publicly humiliated, ridiculed or even harassed by their superiors at some point during their medical education? Recently, researchers at Michigan … Continue reading

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Reducing sedentary time does not always lead to more physical activity

J Sci Med Sport. 2014 Jan;17(1):39-46. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2013.02.003. Epub 2013 Mar 16. Exploring changes in physical activity, sedentary behaviors and hypothesized mediators in the NEAT girls group randomized controlled trial. Dewar DL1, Morgan PJ2, Plotnikoff RC2, Okely AD3, Batterham M4, … Continue reading

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Abusive leadership infects entire team

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Supervisors who are abusive to individual employees can actually throw the entire work team into conflict, hurting productivity, finds new research led by a Michigan State University business scholar. The study, conducted in China and the … Continue reading

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Women: What Does Success Mean to You? Take Our Poll

A new national poll conducted for Time and Real Simple asked women how they define success and what it takes to get there. The results revealed that a woman’s view of success changes significantly as she ages and is heavily … Continue reading

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Interest in exercise for recreation declines with age: new study from Canada

This news release is available in French. Montreal, August 5, 2014 — As the first generation to embrace exercise, baby boomers continue going to the gym, yet more out of necessity than for the challenge and enjoyment of physical activity. … Continue reading

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