Articles about The Whole Human
Want to be likable? 7 universal secrets to help you
You cannot be liked by everyone, but these secrets can make you more liked by just about everyone (everyone worth being liked by anyway).
The 5 best stretches to counter all your desk sitting
All of the time spent stuck in a chair is wreaking havoc on your lower back. These stretches will help to mitigate these unwanted symptoms.
How to stay humble and sincere when you’re doing really well
In the age of the humblebrag, it can be slightly complicated to know when or how to brag and when to keep your good news to yourself.
6 tips for staying calm the next time you fly in the wake of the Southwest Airlines flight
The recent news of the Southwest Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday may make even the calmest flier a bit anxious for their next flight. However, not flying isn't really a choice for many of us. In 2016, U.S. travelers took 458.9 million domestic business trips and this is expected to reach 478.2 million by 2020. But there are certain things you can do to calm your nerves (even if it is only slightly) that you may want to keep in mind for your next trip.
7 things I do outside work that double my productivity
Comparing yourself to someone else is as bad as smoking cigarettes. Everyone knows that. But I just couldn’t help myself. I compared others lifestyles to mine, and moped over why the ‘fame I deserved didn’t come to me.’ Turns out, I was looking at achievers all wrong.
This is how to make close friends: 4 surprising secrets from research
In many cases, we make mistakes that prevent us from really connecting with others and end up with lukewarm friendships but no idea how to deepen them. Time to fix that.
Stanford professor: The workplace is literally killing us
No good employer is going to outright say that they kill you, but new research finds that too many modern workplaces are grim reapers inflicting a fatal amount of stress on our bodies and minds.
Study: ‘Night owls’ have increased risk of death over morning people
People who described themselves as partial to the later hours had a 10% higher risk of passing away than those who prefer the morning. The study was reportedly the "first" one finding that night people are more likely to be dealt this fate.
4 steps to help you wake up, engage, and create the job of your dreams
You can transform your job for the better. But first, you must take a look at what you're doing (or not doing) to create your own problems.
Former Navy SEALs on the mistake too many people make
"If you're berating people, if you're an overbearing leader that's constantly in people's face or raising your voice and losing your temper with people, it doesn't work. It's not effective."
Say what you think and don’t be apologetic about it
Have you ever stated your opinion only to be shot down by someone else? Maybe by your spouse, boss, parents, or best friend? Or even a stranger? Having an opinion doesn’t mean you know everything. It just means you have something to say. You could be wrong.
What can I do for 10 minutes every day that will change my life?
Even though I practice these habits for more than 10 minutes a day, they can be practiced for as long or short a time period as you want. All you need is a timer, a piece of paper, a pencil, and a motivated attitude. Here are 4 habits that can change your life in only 600 seconds a day.
I instantly knew I couldn’t trust you: How and why I was wrong
It took me only seven seconds to assess your confidence, competence, status, likability, warmth, and, yes, your trustworthiness. I felt you were untrustworthy for five reasons — none of which had anything to do with your actual trustworthiness.
These 6 words will get you unstuck
Misplaced culpability is destructive: to business, to relationships, and to your own mental health. Dragons are difficult enough to slay; the last thing you need is to feed them.
What do you do when someone ‘steals’ your amazing idea?
In life, there are plenty of crayons to color with. The wise child happily finds new ways to create something original.
13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person
It won’t be long until you get your stride back. But this time, you’ll be more evolved. More able. The stakes will be higher. You’ll have more help and support. Everything will mean more.
How to achieve your goals the easy way (using the Kaizen approach)
Sometimes it can be so hard to achieve your goals. Here's an easy way to achieve your goals using the Kaizen approach.
This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience
Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no more mental energy. Well, sorry, but that’s just not true.
A life lesson learned the hard way and what it taught me
Extreme situations don’t happen by accident. Decisions are made beforehand that determine a specific outcome. We call those decisions “preparation” — or a lack thereof.
10 habits of mentally strong people
Mental strength is as rare as it is important. The good news is that any of us can get stronger with a little extra focus and effort.
If a happy, successful life is about developing 3 good daily habits, what would they be?
Life is about simple pleasures and joys and that happiness is attainable at any moment. As I look back at the past 18 months (the happiest and most financially successful of my life), there are three habits that stand head and shoulders above the rest.
Study: 45% have shed tears, 52% have gotten visibly angry at work
New research shows that a whopping 52% of employees say they have visibly gotten angry at work, and 45% say they've shed tears.
3 things to remember about fear and how to use it to drive success
Change your focus from fear to excitement.
How mindfulness can transform your hellish commute into an oasis
How we commute to work sets the tone for the rest of our day, but for too many of us, it’s a lousy experience filled with rotten smells, honking cars, and miserable passengers.
Here’s why your gut instinct is wrong at work – and how to know when it isn’t
Research that I and others have conducted on decision-making offers some clues on when we should – and shouldn’t – listen to our guts.