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Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds. I was going to write about The Big Bang Theory—why, as a nerdy viewer, I sometimes like it and sometimes have a problem with it, why I think there’s a backlash against it.

Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Then some maniac shot up a sorority house in Santa Barbara and posted a manifesto proclaiming he did it for revenge against women for denying him sex. And the weekend just generally went to hell. Overcome Your Programming And Be A Better Man. Garance Doré Boils Down French Style. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Getty I'M A FRENCH WOMAN.

Garance Doré Boils Down French Style

This can be an intimidating idea—to me. You know, so many things are said about us: that we're stylish, beautiful, skinny, and great mothers. There is a whole category of books about French women. What George Eliot Teaches Us about the Life-Cycle of Happiness and the Science of Why We’re Happier When We’re Older. Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid. Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid. 10 Life Lessons To Excel In Your 30s. A couple weeks ago I turned 30.

10 Life Lessons To Excel In Your 30s

Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s. But I did something else. I sent an email out to my subscribers (subscribe here) and asked readers age 37 and older what advice they would give their 30-year-old selves. 7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People. Editor's Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014.

7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

Click here to see the full list. It has increasingly become accepted that emotional intelligence is an important factor in our success and happiness, not only at work, but in our relationships and all areas of our lives. So what sets emotionally intelligent people apart? 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself. #10 Is An Absolute Must. Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions. [Editor’s note: The following is the first in a three-part series of posts adapted from Warren Berger’s new book, A More Beautiful Question (Bloomsbury), for which he spoke with top designers, tech innovators, entrepreneurs, and leading creative thinkers to explore the art (and innovative potential) of asking the right questions.] *** Here’s a question: What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions

If that question seems familiar, it should. One of the hallmarks of a powerful question is that it gets passed around, and among innovators I spoke with in the tech industry, this one has been making the rounds perhaps more than any other--quoted by everyone from Google’s Regina Dugan to Sebastian Thrun at Udacity and Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia. Interestingly, the question did not originate in Silicon Valley. “If you really ask yourself this question,” Dugan told the TED audience, “you can’t help but feel uncomfortable.” Marilyn Monroe’s Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Public Persona. By Maria Popova “Only parts of us will ever touch only parts of others.”

Marilyn Monroe’s Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Public Persona

Did you ever begin Ulysses? A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology. By Maria Popova You’ll need pen, paper, and a silencer for cynicism.

A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

“When [a man] has fair health, a fair fortune, a tidy conscience and a complete exemption from embarrassing relatives,” Henry James wrote in his diary, “I suppose he is bound, in delicacy, to write himself happy.” Love in the Age of Data: How One Woman Hacked Her Way to Happily Ever After. By Maria Popova Reverse-engineering the algorithms of romance, one picky data point at a time.

Love in the Age of Data: How One Woman Hacked Her Way to Happily Ever After

The question of how love works has bedeviled writers and scientists for centuries. How To Overcome Self-Doubt And A Lack of Motivation. This morning I didn’t feel like doing anything.

How To Overcome Self-Doubt And A Lack of Motivation

It’s a combination of overtiredness from a few days of hard work, and a lack of sleep last night. I couldn’t motivate myself to do anything important this morning, which is a rare thing for me. And I just felt bad in general. I started to doubt myself, and wonder whether anything I do is worthwhile. The Very Best Love Advice on Yahoo Answers. Let's say it straight: Yahoo Answers can be a little, well, inane at times.

The Very Best Love Advice on Yahoo Answers

It's a spelling and grammar disaster area that would send your Language Arts teacher heading for the hills. All technicalities aside, there is something special about the Yahoo Answers community — its users really care. Frisson. There's More to Life Than Being Happy - Emily Esfahani Smith. "It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.

" Kacper Pempel/Reuters In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parents. Three years later, when his camp was liberated, most of his family, including his pregnant wife, had perished -- but he, prisoner number 119104, had lived. In his bestselling 1946 book, Man's Search for Meaning , which he wrote in nine days about his experiences in the camps, Frankl concluded that the difference between those who had lived and those who had died came down to one thing: Meaning, an insight he came to early in life. Happiness Means Being Just Rushed Enough. “Everybody knows” that the pace of daily life is speeding up, accelerated by the proliferation of mobile phones, tablets, WiFi and other communication technologies and by fallout from the 2007 economic crisis.

As if anyone needed reminding of this trend, book titles echoing the faster-paced theme include The Overworked American and Busy Bodies in the early 1990s through to Faster, Fighting for Time, and Busier Than Ever. However, despite this broad consensus, and its obvious health and quality-of-life implications, there seems little empirical survey evidence that daily life is truly speeding up. In that 1965 survey, we found 24 percent of respondents aged 18-64 said they “always” felt rushed, and 48 percent said they had no excess time. When we repeated the questions in the 1990s, these figures had risen to 35 percent “always” rushed and 55 percent with no excess time, where they remained, more or less, until we last asked the questions in a 2004 survey. 20 Things Leaders Should Say More. It’s not always some big, flowery, masterfully delivered declaration that teams need to hear from their leaders.

Often it’s the little things–small phrases or statements that can change the tone and feel of your workplace environment. Teams and leaders who are embracing their humanness and therefore working toward building vulnerability-based trust will undoubtedly even sound different from teams and leaders who aren’t. How to master your life - Leading a better life - Quora.

It’s a game where you lead a person’s complete life with a mouse. Want to talk to that girl right there? Just click on her and pick something: Left to their own devices, your Sim will do whatever they feel like, which is usually strikingly stupid. Don’t work. Be hated. Love someone. - Half & Half. 4 Difficult Ways to Simplify Your Life (That Are Worth It) #2. No One's Keeping Score Getty There's an important distinction I want to make right up front: Earlier this week, my co-worker David Wong explained how you might be accidentally making people hate you because they feel you owe them one. He's right. That sort of thing happens all the time. How to I got over my Fear of Writing. Get Your Head Into It. 6 Possible Secrets to Happiness, According to Science. Discomfort Zone: How to Master the Universe.

15 Books That Will Help You Prosper and Be Happy in Your Career. 51inShare112 Have you joined our Facebook community? It’s a fun place to connect with other ambitious young professionals! Whether you’re looking for your first job, searching for your dream job or happy in your present career, you should always be looking to invest in your knowledge and skills. 12 Things Successful People Do Differently. Email. You'll Never Forget Your Twenties, Because That's When You Become Who You Are. 10 Things Lucky People Do Differently. Email. How to Do What You Love. January 2006. 95 Questions to Help You Find Meaning and Happiness.

Post written by: Marc Chernoff. Nathan Heller: The Twentysomethings Are All Right. Raw Nerve. How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love. What makes us happy? There is only one way in this world to achieve. Making Progress. John McAfee: "The More Ugly The Woman, The Better The Sex"

6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person.