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Keep your goals to yourself

It’s that time of year again—when we declare this year’s resolutions to all our friends and colleagues. But how many of our goals are then abandoned? There’s always been a large gap between intent and action. Thinking about this made me remember reading about research by NYU’s Peter Gollwitzer that found that announcing your goals […]

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Learn more about learning

The eLearning Coach’s Connie Malamed has kindly put together her LIST and rationale for five “books that pack a powerful punch.”  Agile for Instructional Designers by Megan Torrance Fully Compliant: Compliance Training to Change Behavior by Travis Waugh Microlearning: Short and Sweet by Karl M. Kapp and Robyn A. Defelice An Overview of Training and Development: Why […]

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Long live the Quilty resistance!

Workers at a Houston animal shelter couldn’t figure out how their rescue cats kept escaping the cat room in the evening. Looking at security footage, they found the culprit—a recent addition called QUILTY “who would jump up and pull the handle down on the door. Three times, he managed to Houdini himself and the dozen […]

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Remember to breathe

We all have moments when we feel overwhelmed, which results in anxiety and sometimes outright panic. There’s a simple solution that can get fast results—RESONANT BREATHING. It works, and it’s so simple: “Take five breaths per minute, and keep it going as long as needed. This means each inhale will last six seconds, and each […]

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The biggest red flag personality trait is…

We’ve all worked in environments where there was that one person who seemed to thrive on negativity. It turns out; their impact is even more destructive than once thought. Harvard Business School’s TOXIC WORKERS paper “found that this type of ‘toxic’ co-worker is a major red flag because of their ability to drive other employees […]

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What’s in the mashed potatoes?

Sometimes you come across an advice column that makes you go just wow… This is one of them. The Cut’s regular advice columnist, Heather Havrilesky’s response to a reader writing about how her in-laws are careless with her serious mushroom allergy. Imagine going to dinner and your in-laws who have been told how it’s life […]

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Sure, I’ll photoshop your photo

James Fridman is a photoshop expert. Give him any photo and he’ll tweak it. He gets requests from people around the world. But be careful what you wish for. His interpretation of your request might not be what you asked for. Check out some examples HERE. James is a great guy who also started the […]

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The making of planet earth

This is stunning! And a good example of how far technologies and innovation have come. Joss Fong and Dion Lee write in Vox about How the BBC makes wildlife films that look like Hollywood movies through storytelling and movement. It’s not enough to just film an animal, they want to tell a story from the animal’s […]

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RIP Grumpy Cat

Internet meme sensation and Friskies spokescat, Grumpy Cat has passed away at the age of seven. Her name was Tardar Sauce and she became one of the first viral memes in 2012 when a photo of her was posted on the internet. She was an inspiration to us all. Rest in peace little buddy. You will […]

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