Why to encourage others to be brilliant

It is a beautiful thing to create, to produce, to go out there in the world and make a contribution. But it is just as important that we teach others to create and produce, that we encourage them…

Red? Blue? Yellow? How logo color affects feelings about your brand

A researcher has found that the specific colors used in a company’s logo have a significant impact on how that logo, and the brand as a whole, is viewed by consumers.

Understanding & integrating different learning styles

Educators have tried to boost learning by focusing on differences in learning styles. Management consultants tout the impact that different...

Why willpower alone is not enough to motivate you

Unconscious motivation plays a substantial role in how we respond to challenges. Find out how much.

20 strategies to defeat the urge to do useless tasks

Procrastination is in all of us, and one of the best ways to procrastinate is to do all the busy-work that makes us feel like we’re doing stuff — while not doing the stuff we know we should be doing.

Don’t just wish – make your dream a burning desire

Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.

Getting creative outside work can boost your on-the-job performance

Employees who pursue creative activities outside of work may find that these activities boost their performance on the job.

Checklist: What makes you procrastinate?

This checklist by Dr María Machón includes typical triggers for procrastination, along with possible solutions for each trigger.

Media multitasking is really multi-distracting

Multitaskers who think they can successfully divide their attention between the program on their television set and the information on their computer screen proved to be driven to distraction by the two devices.

11 ways to connect with the people who make failure impossible

The people around you dictate your success. They can also forecast our failure.

The lure of entertainment & work is hard to resist

Trying to resist that late-night tweet or checking your work email again?

Award-winning books get more negative ratings

Looking for a good book? Stay away from the award-winning section of the bookstore or library.

The obstacle is the path

Often we’re discouraged because of some tough challenge or obstacle in our way. But a shift in mindset, courtesy of a Zen proverb, can change everything: The obstacle is the path.

Be specific to maximize your chances for happiness

The paradox of happiness is that chasing it may actually make us less happy, a Stanford researcher says.

How your interests can turn into successes

Maintaining an interest in the goals you pursue can improve your work and reduce burnout, according to research from Duke University.

Tapped out? Tips to find fresh inspiration

We all have days when we’re just not very inspired, when we need passion and creativity breathed into us.

7 ways being unbalanced can make you more productive

Sometimes you need to become unbalanced in order to get things done. If you’re working on a book, launching a business or trying to overhaul some part of your life, you can probably relate.

To ‘think outside the box,’ really think outside the box

Researchers had students think up solutions to problems while acting out various metaphors about creative thinking – and found that the instructions actually worked.

Happiness, comparatively speaking: How we think about life’s rewards

You win some, you lose some. Such are life’s ups and downs.

Does intrinsic motivation actually exist?

While some psychologists still argue that people perform better when they do something because they want to, research suggests we shouldn’t even make that distinction.