Are we trading our happiness to the system?

In fact, the article describes American life with the data of America. But I still wanted to share because I find this relatable to our current status quo. One of the biggest paradoxes in American life is that while, on average, existence has gotten more comfortable over time, happiness has fallen. The article uses many data to justify that. Everything is getting more comfortable, even the living space per person is getting larger. There are several possible explanations for this paradox: People are uninformed about all of this amazing progress, We can’t perceive progress very well when it occurs over … Okumaya devam et Are we trading our happiness to the system?

Not fitting is may be a good thing

Sharon Kim, who teaches at Johns Hopkins University’s business school, told me she’d always noticed that some people credit their creative successes to being loners or rebels. Kim wondered whether social pariahs are actually more creative, so she decided to test the theory by inviting some volunteers to her lab to complete a couple of exercises. The outcasts’ drawings were more creative, as rated by three independent judges. When Arnold M. Ludwig, an adjunct psychiatry professor at Brown University, examined the lives of more than 1,000 eminent people—including Frida Kahlo, Jean-Paul Sartre, and John Lennon—for his book The Price of Greatness, … Okumaya devam et Not fitting is may be a good thing

How self-compassionate are you?

“We’re all our own worst critics.” Ever heard that one before? Yes, it’s an obnoxious cliché, but it’s not just self-help fluff. Evolutionary psychologists have studied our natural “negativity bias,” which is that instinct in us all that makes negative experiences seem more significant than they really are. In other words: We’ve evolved to give more weight to our flaws, mistakes and shortcomings than our successes. Why are we so hard on ourselves? “Our brains equip us with a mechanism to monitor our mind and our behavior,” Dr. Davidson said, so that when we make errors, we are able to … Okumaya devam et How self-compassionate are you?

YouTube the powerful radicalizing instrument

Last year, I talked a lot about Zeynep Tüfekçi’s article in New York Times. In this article, she explains that she noticed something while she was watching Donald Trump videos: YouTube was recommending content that was more and more extreme than the mainstream political fare she had started with. After a few experiment she summarizes as  “YouTube may be one of the most powerful radicalizing instruments of the 21st century.” And the article in MIT Technology Review is exactly about the results of a recent study on this topic. The research says that what we’ve suspected for years is right: … Okumaya devam et YouTube the powerful radicalizing instrument

The importance of the small talk in the workplace

You get out of bed in the morning, wash your face, dress up and jump to a public transport to go to work. Maybe you never open your mouth until you go to work. Once you get there you avoid making small talk with your co-workers. But don’t. Because these small talks are so important that they are essential to business life. Avoidance strategies vary.  Sometimes we are afraid that we will say something ridiculous or we feel intimidated by the person we talk. Here are a few thoughts on how to avoid that feeling. Remember: You’re More Likable Than … Okumaya devam et The importance of the small talk in the workplace

Gen Z will save us all – from office life

As people don’t seem like to stop calling Gen Z lazy and entitled, I wonder could they be among the first to understand the proper role of work in life? In this article, Gen Z’s attitudes and behaviors regarding work life are examined. The Millennials and Gen Z are not jumping up titles. They seek to work in a better work environment. “They’re like silent fighters, rewriting policy under the nose of the boomers.” So far, I have shared a lot of research on this blog about remote working does not affect the performance at work. It’s a pity that … Okumaya devam et Gen Z will save us all – from office life

Procrastination or anxiety?

Are you putting off an important task you know you have to get done? If so, are you busy scolding yourself for procrastinating yet again? Stop scolding, and ask yourself a simple question: Are you putting off this task because something about it frightens you? Are you “procrastinating” over tasks or projects because you’re really afraid to get started on them? According to Boyes, here are a few tell-tale signs that you are: 1. You’re blaming someone else for your delay. You would have gotten that work done, but your partner kept interrupting you. Or your co-worker hasn’t yet supplied the latest … Okumaya devam et Procrastination or anxiety?

Families as project managers

I avoid commenting a lot, but I was really surprised by what I read. American families are slowly becoming abnormal this is all I can tell you briefly. This article explains how parents are finding project-management platforms such as Trello, Asana, and Jira, in addition to Slack, a workplace communication tool (its slogan is “Where work happens”), particularly useful in their personal lives. And it’s totally insane. The article consists of a lot of examples of families using these tools. And the parents explain how they’re using it like it’s normal. Source Okumaya devam et Families as project managers

Why ‘happily ever after’ isn’t cool anymore?

Encountered this article which basically questioning the concept of “soul mate” by analyzing the latest TV series and movies. It begins with the La La Land’s ending in which its stars don’t end up together. We probably had some feelings regarding the end. After decades of rom-coms pushing the idea that our love lives are controlled by destiny, that a singular person completes us, it seems we’re in the throes of a soul mate backlash. And that makes sense, when you consider our rising cultural fatigue with dating apps, and dating in general. And now we get to the point where the notion … Okumaya devam et Why ‘happily ever after’ isn’t cool anymore?

Kids of working moms are all fine.

A Harvard researcher studied the happiness of kids of working moms compared to stay-at-home moms. She found they end up just as happy as adults as the children of moms who stayed home. Kids of stay-at-home moms grow up to be happy, too. All told, it’s not better or worse for your child’s eventual happiness if you work or not. In the surveys, both daughters and sons were asked about their overall life satisfaction. Whether their moms stayed at home or worked, all reported being just as happy. Yet women are still socialized to believe they are hurting their children by going … Okumaya devam et Kids of working moms are all fine.