From Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh to Alec Baldwin (yes, really), the secret of many super successful people isn’t Kanye West-like bravado, it’s striking the right balance between pride and humility.
The very concept of humility can make us queasy. In this self-promotional era of social media flaunting and positive thinking, to be humble can seem at best to put us at a competitive disadvantage, at worst, to seem hollow. As Jane Austen put it, “Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.”
To understand humility, it’s helpful to first take a look at its lesser twin, pride. Not the kind of pride in which we maintain a healthy self-regard or feel satisfaction in a job well done, but the excessive pride of an inflated sense of self. What 17th-century philosopher Spinoza described as, “thinking more highly of oneself than is just.” Continue Reading
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It’s that time. The time when we are forced to deal with people we may really not want to deal with, and actually be nice to them. Add to that there is the constant question of what to get for the people you love and actually want to deal with let alone for those you barely know but need to get gifts for.
Well thanks to our friends over at Heart Math we have some tips for you to avoid holiday stress and soar through this holiday season like a champ and be the envy of every other stressed out person in your circle Continue Reading
A new report from the Knight Foundation shows civic tech startups have grossed more than $430 million in investments since 2011.
Civic tech is loosely defined as an organization at the intersection of technology and civic life. Traffic and navigation app Waze and SeeClickFix, a platform for local citizens to improve their cities, are a few examples of such technologies. $430 million seems quite large for an industry most people might not equate with unfettered success (consider the recent issues with HealthCare.gov), but investors are showing interest. Continue Reading
There have always been hoaxes (yes; even before the Internet). Some of them have been debunked immediately, others lasted for months even years and we of course find that amazing. There are also numerous celebrity death hoaxes that circulate the internet constantly. Below, thanks to Best Psychology Degrees we’ve got a compilation of some of the all time classic hoaxes along with an infographic for those of you who are opposed to reading, so check it out. Continue Reading
No, this isn’t just a default desktop wallpaper for the latest copy of Windows, it’s an actual place where you can actually stay. Cocoa Island Resort has plenty of good date time options to keep you occupied when you’re not simply enjoying the beautiful blue water, blue sky and picture perfect atmosphere: windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, yoga classes, scuba diving, dolphin cruises, cooking classes and more are easy and accessible.
All the villas are inspired by dhoni boats (traditional transport in Maldives) and have a mind-blowing interior which are equal parts luxurious and comfortable. It’s kind of ridiculous to say this place is heaven on Earth, but it’s actually kind of close. Interested for your next adventure? Book your room here. Continue Reading