Archive | June, 2015


28 Jun

Aphorist James Richardson: The best way to know your faults is to notice which ones you accuse others of.

Job Burnout

21 Jun

Bournout on the job comes with exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficiency. To facilitate re-engagement, the following are recommended: 1) improve on-the-job civility, 2) see self as an independent contractor looking for the next career move, 3) stay fit and structure in reinvigorating activities to increase resilience, 4) make some work friends, and 5) spend as much time as possible on the more interesting parts of the job. (Leiter, M. P., & Muslach, C. Conquering burnout, Scientific American Mind, 2015, 26(1), 30-35)


19 Jun

Barbara Bush: Be yourself. Well, maybe someone a little nicer.


14 Jun

To become a more effective shopper: (1. Don’t let the idea that here is a limited time for the sale drive you to buy now. (2. Consider only options that meet the priorities that you have set beforehand. (3. Make a shopping list before you go to a store. and stick to it. (4.Think about long-term consequences. (Gold, S. S. How to be a better shopper. Scientific American Mind, 2015, 26(1), p. 14)


10 Jun

When people redefine performance anxiety as excitement, they can perform better. (Rodriguez, T., Performance anxiety, Scientific American Mind, 2015, 26(1), 9)


7 Jun

E. B. White: I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.