3 ways being empathetic can make you more productive at work

We mistakenly think a lack of productivity means employees just don't care.

When we think about productivity at work, things like meeting deadlines and producing deliverables come to mind. And while those certainly can be aspects of productivity, many of us overlook how empathy comes into play.

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Personal Growth

Part-time work is humane and should be respected and encouraged

Who would prefer a 30-hour work week? A lot of people, it turns out.

I woke up on a recent Tuesday morning and, while my husband got ready for work, I fixed some not-quite-healthy breakfast for the kids, harangued them until they brushed their teeth and put on shoes and socks, and drove them to school.

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Personal Growth

How to make sure you stay on track with your goals

Setting goals might be easy, but sticking to them? That's when it gets tough.

We all have a list of goals — either written down or floating around in our heads — that will help take our lives in the direction we want.

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Personal Growth

New research shows that sleep helps determine your personality

The quality and duration of your nightly ritual helps define who you are.

  • People who suffer from emotional instability tend to exhibit poor sleep duration, continuity, and subjective sleep quality.
  • Conscientious people report less variability in sleep duration and continuity.
  • The study suggests that how you sleep this week predicts your personality five years from now.
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Surprising Science

What if you could take a psychedelic drug regularly in such tiny quantities that the immediate effects were not discernible, yet over time it led to a range of psychological benefits, especially enhanced focus and heightened creativity?

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Mind & Brain