How Workplace Cliques Harm the Work Environment

Every company wants its employees to get along. After all, teamwork is an essential part of a company’s success. But sometimes groups of employees form cliques at work. When this happens, it is detrimental to employee morale and can lead to workplace bullying. Cliques cause employees on the outside to feel like they are less important or worthy[…]

What Are the Solutions to Political Polarization?

Social psychology reveals what creates conflict among groups and how they can come together.   What drives political polarization? Is it simply disagreement over the great issues of the day? Not necessarily. Recent research by the More in Common Foundation found that more than three-fourths of Americans support both stricter gun laws and a pathway to citizenship[…]

Eat Healthier With Family and Friends

Learn to eat healthy at parties, restaurants and barbecues   You’re probably great at sticking to your diet when you’re alone in your own home. But do you notice that you eat more when you’re with others? If so, you’re not alone. Many dieters struggle to stick to a healthy eating plan when they are in[…]

Working With Others Can Help Bring Out Your Best

We tend to celebrate the legends of the lone inventors who create breakthrough ideas through their own tenacity and innovative thinking. But the lone inventor myth is—well—a myth.   The truth is that whether achievements are big or small, they are rarely accomplished alone. This is a good thing because working with others makes us[…]

Healthy Coping Skills for Dealing With Uncomfortable Emotions

Emotion-Focused and Problem-Focused Strategies   Whether you’ve been dumped by your date or you’ve had a rough day at the office, having healthy coping skills can be key to getting through tough times. Coping skills help you tolerate, minimize, and deal with stressful situations in life. Managing your stress well can help you feel better physically and[…]

Types of Internet Abuse Used to Cyberbully

You might look at the internet in private, but anything you share can quickly become very public. Knowing these five types of internet abuse—which have been used by cyberbullies to embarrass, exploit and harass others—as well as strategies for protecting yourself against them, can help you avoid running into problems.   Social Exclusion Social exclusion might[…]

Manage The Stress Of Social Media Social Comparison

Give Yourself A Break From Stressful Social Comparisons! A very telling study found that women report involvement with the social media site Pinterest as being stressful. The key stressor here is the social comparison that they find themselves engaging in. There are so many amazing projects to do, crafts to make, and ways to look at life,[…]

How Phones Compromise Our Ability to Connect

A new study shows that when people are on their phones, they smile less, affecting their ability to connect with others.   Mobile phones are ubiquitous. Stand in line at any grocery store or sit in any hospital waiting room, and you see people staring at their phones, presumably catching up on news or work[…]

Ten Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.   If you[…]