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The Introverted Face. People put serious weight on judgements of character based on facial structure alone.

The Introverted Face

Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Olivola et al. /The Atlantic People whose faces are perceived to look more "competent" are more likely to be CEOs of large, successful companies. Having a face that people deem "dominant" is a predictor of rank advancement in the military. People are more likely to invest money with people who look "trustworthy. " There has been a recent boom in research on how people attribute social characteristics to others based on the appearance of faces—independent of cues about age, gender, race, or ethnicity.

Christopher Olivola, an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University, makes the case against face-ism today, in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences. "When we see someone's face, we can make a lot of useful judgments," he said, "like about age, emotional state, gender, et cetera. 10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter. You might be under the impression that intelligence is a fixed quantity set when you are young and unchanging thereafter.

10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

But research shows that you're wrong. How we approach situations and the things we do to feed our brains can significantly improve our mental horsepower. That could mean going back to school or filling your bookshelves (or e-reader) with thick tomes on deep subjects, but getting smarter doesn't necessarily mean a huge commitment of time and energy, according to a recent thread on question-and-answer site Quora. When a questioner keen on self-improvement asked the community, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day? " lots of readers--including dedicated meditators, techies, and entrepreneurs--weighed in with useful suggestions. 1. Every online break doesn't have to be about checking social networks and fulfilling your daily ration of cute animal pics. Keys to Success: 6 Traits the Most Successful People Have in Common. 25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence.

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – E.E.

25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Cummings By Leo Babauta One of the things that held me back from pursuing my dreams for many years was fear of failure … and the lack of self-confidence that I needed to overcome that fear. It’s something we all face, to some degree, I think. The key question: how do you overcome that fear? By working on your self-confidence and self-esteem. I still have those fears, undoubtedly. This post was inspired by reader Nick from Finland, who asked for an article about self-worth and self-confidence: Many of the things you propose make people feel better about themselves and actually help building self-confidence. Truer words have never been spoken.

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life? I recently posted about five of my must-read books.

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Here are a few more that have really made a difference in my life: 1) 59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute What is it? If you like this blog, you’ll love this book. Richard Wiseman takes psychology research and tells you how to use it to improve your life in a straightforward (but entertaining) way. What did I learn from it? How to Make Your Life Better by Sending Five Simple Emails. 8 Things Really Efficient People Do. Effectiveness at Work - Career Development From MindTools.com. Essential Traits and Skills Boost your effectiveness. © iStockphoto/EyeDesign Do you consider yourself to be effective at work?

Effectiveness at Work - Career Development From MindTools.com

Although many of us like to think that we're 100 percent effective, the truth is that most of us have strengths and weaknesses that impact our effectiveness. Many of us could benefit from tweaking at least a few of our skills, in order to become even more effective. For instance, perhaps you've always excelled at time management. 10 ways to be more productive this year. We all struggle with being productive sometimes, whether its our procrastination, our sleepless nights, or our lack of organization.

10 ways to be more productive this year

But to get the most out of each day and to get our goals achieved and to cross each task off of our to-do list maybe hard but its rewarding. So here are 10 tips to help you become a more productive person. 1.Use your downtime wisely: If you are a big TV watcher, use some of that time to do other small tasks while you watch. For example, lift weights or do sit-ups, or get yourself organized. 5 Ways Incredibly Productive People Master Their Inner Procrastinator. Napoleon Bonaparte said, "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

5 Ways Incredibly Productive People Master Their Inner Procrastinator

" This is a great lesson to remember when we're at war with ourselves, when we know what we should be doing but can't seem to help putting it off. Maybe we put if off for an hour. Maybe for a day. It could even be weeks. But we're not getting it done. The 25 Most Productive Ways to Spend Time on the Internet.