The Five Things You Should Read This Week: September 25, 2015

9 Ways to Think Like a Leader

Leaders think differently. But why? And what mental habits can we learn from leaders to incorporate into our own lives? One of our favorite researchers and speakers, Vanessa Van Edwards, breaks down the top nine habits of leaders and the science behind why those habits work.

John Boehner's Resignation is Bad for Everyone

News broke today that John Boehner will be stepping down from both his job as speaker of the House and his seat in Congress at the end of October. Reporter Marin Cogan offers her opinion on why Boehner's resignation will be bad for both sides of the aisle.

The Science Behind Why Inspirational Quotes Motivate Us

Anyone who has spent any time on social media is familiar with inspirational quote posts; the ones that are supposed to brighten our spirits and make us work harder and better. But do they actually work? In this article, leading psychologists try and unpack what makes inspirational quotes resonate with certain groups of people.

What Technology Can't Change About Happiness

Many people are quick to decry technology as the end of human connection. But in fact, many researchers are coming to the conclusion that technology may be offering a way to create stronger ties.

5 Career Questions to Ask Yourself Instead of, "What's My Passion?"

For the younger generation of workers, there is an inordinate amount of time spent trying to equate career with passion. Work must be meaningful. But what if we're asking ourselves the wrong questions? This article offers a set of alternative queries that gets to the heart of the motivations, needs and skills needed to find the next great career opportunity.