Emotional Intelligence

Britain: Hysterical Nation

Adam Staten | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Adam Staten

Whether this is what the British public actually wants, or whether this is the product of lazy journalism, I don't know, but with the increasing prevalence of social media acting as a barometer for public impulse I feel like this is a situation that is spiraling out of control.

Don't Tell Me to Calm Down - The Worst Advice to Give When Someone is Angry

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tremaine du Preez

When our brain senses that we are being threatened by a word, a gesture or even a micro expression on someone's face, something incredible happens that is completely outside of your control. Activity in the frontal parts of the brain where rational thought occurs is suppressed.

In Pursuit Of Great Work

Sebastian Nienaber | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Sebastian Nienaber

In this new era, we constantly need to adapt to changing circumstances and leave our comfort zone to take bold risks. Applying yesterday´s solutions to today's problems no longer works.

How to Survive an Emotionally Unintelligent Boss

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tremaine du Preez

Self awareness is the first and most influential aspect of EI: the few who are gifted with true self awareness have a realistic understanding of how what they feel affects what they do. They also understand which situations trigger certain emotional responses in themselves and others.

Poetry On the Street, Is Freedom of Speech Antisocial?

Jenny Florence | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Florence

Yesterday, I walked into the shopping centre of my local town, and I came across an artist at work. His poetry, written in chalk, spanned the pavement and I, like many others, paused to read. His work seemed to be aimed at generating thought and reflection, and if this was the case, it was certainly working.

Are You Leading (and Living) From the Most Useful Part of Your Brain?

David Mochel | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

The skill of dropping a ruminative cycle about what is wrong and putting attention on what is possible and what works is invaluable in any circumstance. When it comes to taking useful action, you can count on your survival brain to produce convincing reasons to procrastinate.

A School Intervention Proven to Improve Performance, Intelligence, and Self-control?

David Mochel | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

If you knew of a method to help students improve their grades, their self-discipline, their focus, and their ability to manage stress, would you consider offering it in schools? If the side effects included stronger interpersonal relationships and increased intelligence, would you still consider it?

What's the Intelligent Choice for Scotland?

Tim Ward | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Ward

As the date of the Scotland's Independence Referendum approaches, the question that should be on every Scot's mind is, What is the Intelligent Choice? To spur on such thinking, I interviewed intelligence expert Chris Thomson...

Why Mindfulness Is Just the Beginning

David Mochel | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Knowing the benefits of exercise is not the same as going for a run, and thinking about mindfulness is not the same as practicing mindfulness. Several years ago, while getting ready to brush my teeth, I was thinking about presenting mindfulness to a group I was going to see later in the day.

Why My Trauma Is Relevant

Emma Letessier | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

During the really rough period of my marriage, where we separated for around three months, there was someone I knew that was receiving treatment for cancer. While talking to a friend one day, she asked me how I was and I told her something along the lines of "I'm fine".

Name and Shame?

Ema Borges | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Ema Borges

I reacted yesterday to a Twitter post where someone named and shamed a lady who had killed her kitten in a microwave. This disturbed woman's picture went up, just to show her face, and beneath the picture were many comments from naturally reactive, sickened people.

Learning to Love Myself

Malminder Gill | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

By learning each day to take care of yourself, you will start to be an example to your colleagues, friends and family. Many of us are more motivated to do something positive when we realise the potential impact it can have on others.

Women Make 'Bloody Good Spies' MI6 Agent Says

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

Women make "bloody good spies" because they can interpret emotions, multitask and they attract far less suspicion, especially as a married woman with ...

Train Your Brain to Struggle Less and Thrive More

David Mochel | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Brain research suggests that it really depends upon which part of your brain is most active. Neuroscientists have found that when they stimulate certain areas of the brain with electrical impulses, they can get their subjects to learn more rapidly, solve problems that previously eluded them, and most recently, to be more appreciative of art.

How to Move From Survival and Struggle to Growth and Contribution in Less Than Two Minutes a Day

David Mochel | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

A friend of mine once said to me, "I don't know what God is, but when I look at a butterfly or a flower, I know that I can't do that." It is possible to view the world this way -- with the acceptance of uncertainty and appreciative curiosity for the mundane -- because of a set of networks in the nervous system that I refer to as the "growth function."

We Are All Sensation Chasers

David Mochel | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Philip Seymour Hoffman, an actor whose work I enjoyed very much, died this week, apparently from a drug overdose. The efforts to get rid of unpleasant feelings and to replace them with pleasant ones can take a powerful toll on a human life.

San Quentin: Starting a Prison Revolution?

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

In the '60s Johnny Cash famously described San Quentin's negative reputation as a prison. As a criminologist doing my post-doc at UC Berkeley, I had to visit San Quentin.

Forget Happiness! Why Flourishing Is the New (More Sustainable) Happy

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

Happiness. It's something everyone strives for. It (along with good health) is the ultimate goal, the holy grail of a good life.

Five Must Do's When Things Go Wrong... and You Cry

Monica Millares | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Millares

There is not much you can do to change the facts from the past! But there are powerful things you can do to change how you feel, pick you up and feel awesome regardless of the circumstances in your life.

For the Love of Dogs

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kanmi Iyanda

So you believe owning a dog makes you a selfless person? Where is the selflessness of all the owners of abandoned and neglected dogs across the length and breadth of this country? Did their generosity take flight once they discovered their pooches were going to engage in rapid and wanton defecation?

Why Jealousy Is a Wonderful Opportunity

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Is your relationship in danger of breaking up? Then your jealousy is shouting at you to 'wake the fuck up' and work on it. And if your relationship is fine (polyamorous or otherwise) it tells you that you have deeper rooted self-esteem issue.

Not Just for Olympians: How to Find Your Own Personal Best in Every Walk of Life

Charlie Webster | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Charlie Webster

A person with self-belief can aspire to be whoever they want to be, take their own path, strive confidently with aspirations, without getting bogged down in having to be who society tells them they are, what society tells them they should be, what society tells them they WILL be. A person with self-belief can thrive through their potential because they believe they are worthy.

Divorce - Five Things Not to Give a Damn About

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Ok, I'm sorry but even as you go through your divorce, as bitter and acrimonious as it is or can be at the time, there are some things that may happen, which you might indeed surprise you, hurt you or just plain "make you have kittens" as my friend June would say.

End of Which Era?

Indra Adnan | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Thatcher's funeral v Olympic Opening Ceremony - which is the real Britain?

Pets and Children: Why Every Child Should Own a Pet

Elena Barbiero | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

It's not always practical to own a pet, especially in cities: it's undoubtedly a sign of responsibility to not acquire one, when the environment and resources to give an animal a good life are not there.