Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Asking the Right Questions: A potent tool for enhancing your professional and personal life.

Ask a question and you not only obtain desired information but show you’re interested in what the person has to say. The right question can be particularly potent in abetting you, professionally and personally.

My PsychologyToday.com article today offers useful questions to ask your boss, someone you're interviewing--from a shrink to a college admission officer, to a salesperson, to a romantic partner.

HERE is the link.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Human Genome Editing A breakthrough toward curing AIDS, depression…and augmenting normal humans?

The current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that an approach to human genome editing, a gene therapy, may "provide a viable path toward a permanent cure for AIDS and a means to vaccinate against other pathogenic viruses.”

My PsychologyToday.com article today explores the issues likely to derive as gene therapy becomes more of a reality. HERE is the link.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Grappling with Aging: Remarkable honesty from people in their 60s and 70s

Thanks to the confidentiality of my career and personal coaching practice, I’ve been privileged to hear hundreds of older people speak candidly about their aging: their cognitive functioning, energy, memory, work fears, sexuality, health worries, and so on.

My PsychologyToday.com article today offers composites of their disclosures. HERE is the link.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Making Dating Sites Work for You

In theory, dating websites are an efficient way to find Mr. or Ms. Right. Alas, poor vetting of potential matches and deceptive profiles and photos have caused more mismatches than matches. 

My PsychologyToday.com article today shows to improve your results. HERE is the link.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Top Ten Apps for Making Your Life Easier

We’re more mobile and we want apps. And now massive numbers of them are available, mostly for free. But which will be most useful to you? 

With millions of apps available, no one can honestly assert that any ten are the very best. But my PsychologyToday.com article today offers a link to 10 apps, each of which have stood the test of time and been updated again and again, certainly can make almost anyone’s life much easier. HERE is the link.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

MOOCs: The Best Way to Learn Anything? And They’re Cheap or Free!

Regular readers of this blog know that I believe that the most cost- and time-efficient way to learn is to read articles (largely emanating from Google searches) perhaps guided by a mentor. 

I view the course, let alone the degree, as overrated because courses teach masses of content, much of which you don’t need or will have forgotten when needed, at a level and pace defined by the teacher, not you.

That said, many people need the structure of school to stay motivated and/or want a piece of paper to show employers that they’ve taken X courses. For such people, I believe that  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) may be a wise option. And that’s not just because they’re free or very low-cost. I make the seemingly unreasonable assertion that you may get a better education than you could have gotten for hundreds of thousands of dollars at a Harvard or Stanford. 

In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I make the case and offer links to sites where you can find the right MOOCs for you. HERE is the link.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

When Both Your Parents are Gone: What’s your parents’ greatest legacy?

My mom died recently, my dad years earlier.

When our second parent dies, it reminds us that we’re getting toward the end of life’s conveyer belt. It also calls for me to look at their legacy not just for me but perhaps for you, my dear readers.

My article in PsychologyToday.com today may help you identify what your parents' greatest contribution was or is.  HERE is the link. 



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