Emotional Intelligence

Learning to Love Myself

Malminder Gill | Posted 15.04.2014 | 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 28.03.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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.

Understanding Bullying: Strategies for Help and Prevention

Elena Barbiero | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

Bullying sadly takes many forms. It's heart-breaking for parents to witness the effect bullying has on their child: we love our children, and we hope bullying will never happen to them. Sorry, I have bad news...

Does Evolutionary Science Understand Friendship?

Mark Vernon | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Vernon

Friendship is one of the phenomena that evolution psychology has long had in its sights. Charles Darwin himself pondered the adaptive advantage of sympathy in The Descent of Man, though it worried him it must come from a 'low motive', namely survival.

Why Do We Feel Sad, Angry or Scared?

Dan Roberts | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

As the Dalai Lama says: "Everyone wants happiness; nobody wants to suffer." If this is true (and I firmly believe it is), why do we feel 'negative' emotions like fear, anger, sadness or hatred?

Less Emotional Intelligence than a Chimpanzee

Rex Pester | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Tech
Rex Pester

Reddit is wonderful, its a community full of pseudo-lonely teens and post-teens digesting the entirety of the internet and putting it into bite-size chunks, wonderfully categorszed to appeal to your exact taste.