Are Work Meetings Really Worth It?

Work meetings can be a controversial subject. Some people think that meetings are essential. Some people see meetings as a big waste of time. But then again, everyone can agree that communication is important. And of course, we can all agree that it’s possible to spend too much time in meetings. What does the research show? Researchers recently analyzed the […]

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Best of 2017: Most Popular Articles of the Year

2017 was a really good year. (When it comes to interesting new research, anyway.) Let’s take a look back at the most popular articles.   January: Interview Better with This Trick How can you make the best impression in an interview? The most charismatic, funny, and witty people can think fast. Eye contact tends to slow down your thought processes. […]

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Do You Believe in Destiny? Here’s How It Affects Your Career

Do you believe in destiny? Some people believe that the outcomes in their life were “meant to be.” Some people believe in “free will.” And quite a few people are somewhere in between—maybe some things are up to you, while other things were somehow predetermined.   Did you know that these beliefs can predict what happens in a person’s career? […]

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A Surprising Trait Predicts Who Tells Lies

What kind of person would lie to you? If we’re talking about personality traits, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the “Dark Triad.” These 3 disturbing traits (Psychopathy, Narcissism and Machiavellianism) often seem to go together.   None of that is at all surprising. We pretty much expect that kind of person to lie to us. But […]

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The Bias that Changes Every Career

Let’s talk about a bias that affects every person’s career. Researchers recently discovered this bias by analyzing nearly 20 years of career data across 57 different countries…then they confirmed it further with two new experiments.   What is this bias? Why does it seem to happen everywhere? To understand it, we first need to acknowledge a couple of basic things […]

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