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.

Spare some time for doing nothing

The NYT article starts with : “Stop being so busy, and just do nothing. Trust us.” There’s a way out of that busyness madness: doing nothing. Or, as the Dutch call it, niksen. It’s difficult to define what doing nothing is, because we are always doing something, even when we’re asleep. The idea of niksen is to take conscious, considered time and energy to do activities like gazing out of a window or sitting motionless. The less-enlightened might call such activities “lazy” or “wasteful.” Again: nonsense. It’s not as though we need to work so hard. As Alex Soojung-Kim Pan, author of REST: Why … Okumaya devam et Spare some time for doing nothing

What if we don’t want to be happy?

  When asked we always say that we want to be happy. However, according to cognitive psychologist Daniel Kahneman, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in economics, many of us are actually working toward some other end. He argues that happiness and satisfaction are distinct. And based on this division he explains that instead of maximizing the happiness in their life, people want to maximize their satisfaction with themselves and with their lives. And that leads in completely different directions than the maximization of happiness. Here’s the full article worth reading.   Okumaya devam et What if we don’t want to be happy?

Secret way to predict when employees will quit

IBM says it now has a patent on a ‘secret’ way to predict when employees will quit, and it’s 95% accurate. IBM CEO and chairman Ginni Rometty told CNBC last week: “It took time to convince company management it was accurate,” Rometty told the network, but she said A.I. has now saved IBM almost $300 million by being able to retain employees rather than lose them. While Rometty won’t talk about how IBM’s predictions scheme works, we know in general how some of this software from other companies works. It often involves things like scanning employee emails and other communications; tracking … Okumaya devam et Secret way to predict when employees will quit

Why are we stuck in the negative?

Why does a failure seem to stick in our minds so much longer than a success? According to social psychologist Alison Ledgerwood, our perception of the world tends to lean negative, and reframing how we communicate could be the key to unlocking a more positive outlook. In this sharp talk, Ledgerwood shares a simple trick for kicking negative thinking to the curb so we can start focusing on the upside.   Okumaya devam et Why are we stuck in the negative?