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  • Noah & Asella

    Noah & Asella

    Vol. 1 Installment 1: Too Fall Away. Noah slightly opened the door and popped his head inside. “Breakfast is ready,” he said smiling at his wife. Asella only half heard him. She let out a deep sigh and continued to stare hopelessly at her computer. “What’s wrong?” Noah asked, his eyebrows furring with worry. “Oh, […]

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  • 🔒 Working for a Delayed Reward Can Boost Goal Persistence

    🔒 Working for a Delayed Reward Can Boost Goal Persistence

    Long-term goals, like losing weight, writing a book, or buying a house, are achieved by consistently completing short-term goals, like working out, reaching a word-count, or saving money (Sharif & Woolley,1). People often start off motivated to reach their long-term goal, but after a couple of days of completing short-term tasks, especially tasks that aren’t […]

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  • 🔒 Allowing for Failure Leads to Long-Term Success

    🔒 Allowing for Failure Leads to Long-Term Success

    Persistence is the key to success. Yet, people continue to give up in the face of failure, not realizing that in “long-term goal pursuit, small short-term failures are inevitable” (Sharif & Shue, 17). When people decide on a long-term goal like losing weight or writing a book, they typically “set short-term goals, such as going […]

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  • 🔒 Give Solicited Advice: People Are More Likely to Take It

    🔒 Give Solicited Advice: People Are More Likely to Take It

    Giving advice people will be receptive of can be a rather precarious task, especially in the workplace. It can be rather challenging to get a boss, colleague, or employee to utilize your advice, even if your advice is high-quality. Advice isn’t always met with a happy receiver. Not everyone wants advice or input from others. […]

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  • 🔒 How to Protect Employees Against the Monday Blues

    🔒 How to Protect Employees Against the Monday Blues

    The Monday Blues is the idea that employees “start the week with a negative attitude” because the weekend has ended and the workweek has just begun (Pindek et al., 1449). This bad mood increases sensitivity to work stressors, specifically incivility and work constraints (1449).  Past research has shown that workplace incivility can lead to “decreased […]

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  • 🔒 Why You Hate Your Job on Mondays

    🔒 Why You Hate Your Job on Mondays

                Buzz, buzz. You reluctantly turn off your alarm clock and look at your phone. It’s Monday. You let out a sigh. The weekend has finally come to an end. A sense of dread washes over you as you think about all the work that needs to get done. When you get to work everyone […]

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  • 🔒 Avoid Giving Out Illegitimate Tasks

    🔒 Avoid Giving Out Illegitimate Tasks

                If you want happy employees, avoid giving out illegitimate tasks. Illegitimate tasks are tasks that go against “what can be expected in a given role or position” (1637). These tasks “are incongruent with an employee’s occupation or professional identity” (1637). Illegitimate tasks can be separated into two categories: unreasonable tasks and unnecessary tasks. Unreasonable […]

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  • 🔒 Beautiful People: Perceived as More Hireable

    🔒 Beautiful People: Perceived as More Hireable

     It turns out beautiful people have an unfair advantage at work. Research has found that attractive individuals have a higher pay, are promoted more often, and are more likely to receive a positive work evaluation (Tu, 120). One reason for this is that society prefers attractive people over unattractive people (120). It’s also well-known that […]

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  • 🔒 13 Signs Your Employee is Going to Quit

    🔒 13 Signs Your Employee is Going to Quit

                A study conducted by Timothy M. Gardner, and his fellow colleagues found that employees who plan on quitting emit observable pre-quitting behaviors (3231; 3250).  The researchers specifically tested 13 pre-quitting behaviors, and found that these behaviors do in fact predict future turnover (3251). Results from the study found that “a one-unit increase in PQBs […]

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  • 🔒 Why You Should Conduct Practice Interviews

    🔒 Why You Should Conduct Practice Interviews

    Have you ever participated in a mock interview before? I haven’t. Well, I have never participated in a professional mock interview. However, I have sat down and reluctantly answered my mom’s interview questions while she pretended to be the interviewer who would ultimately decide if I got hired. It was a rather uncomfortable experience. I […]

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  • 🔒 Time Structure and Leisure Activities Boost Mental Health

    🔒 Time Structure and Leisure Activities Boost Mental Health

    Would you engage in more social leisure activities if you knew it could boost your mental health? Whether or not you are employed or unemployed, depression can enter your life and hinder your overall life satisfaction. Unfortunately, those who are unemployed have a higher risk of becoming depressed. Research has shown that unemployment “has been […]

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  • 🔒 The Importance of Work-Life Balance on Life Satisfaction

    🔒 The Importance of Work-Life Balance on Life Satisfaction

     As a former teacher, I used to wake up in the morning and get work done before I stepped foot onto the campus. When I got home I would feel extremely drained and exhausted from the day, which for the most part, prevented me from getting much done after work. However, some days I would […]

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  • 🔒 How Bosses Impact Turnover Rate

    🔒 How Bosses Impact Turnover Rate

     What is the ideal boss? I asked a handful of people to name three characteristics that they wanted in their ideal boss. The qualities that were wanted weren’t complex or difficult to achieve, but rather simple and straightforward. In addition, I analyzed a research article that studied how managers’ behavior impacts employee turnover rate. The […]

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  • 🔒 Don’t Let the Number Fool You: Negotiate Higher

    🔒 Don’t Let the Number Fool You: Negotiate Higher

    Negotiating your starting salary at a new job is important, especially if you aren’t satisfied with the initial offer. With that being said, it might surprise you to know that multiple studies have found a negotiating tactic that sways job-seekers away from making counter-offers that are far from the initial offer. This negotiating tactic doesn’t […]

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  • 🔒 Unemployment’s Negative Impact on Mental Health

    🔒 Unemployment’s Negative Impact on Mental Health

     If you are unemployed, or have ever been unemployed, it probably isn’t surprising to hear that multiple studies have found that unemployment has a negative impact on mental health. Nursel Aydiner-Avsar and Chiara Piovani’s study in particular analyzed the impact that unemployment had on the mental health of men and women separately. Their article, The […]

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  • 7 Ways to Celebrate Your Accomplishments

    7 Ways to Celebrate Your Accomplishments

    Celebrate! Celebrate! Celebrate! Also, if no one told you yet, congratulations! Most of us tend to fixate on all that we haven’t accomplished. We hardly take notice of all the little things we accomplish every day. Unfortunately, for some of us, when we do accomplish those really big goals, we don’t take the time to […]

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  • Put an End to the Ugly Building Phenomenon

    Put an End to the Ugly Building Phenomenon

    The last couple of years I have started to notice that the majority of buildings are truly ugly. In the United States, there seems to be an ugly building phenomenon. It is unclear if this phenomenon is going largely unnoticed, or if society has accepted it for what it is. My hope is that society […]

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  • Do You Want Letter Writing to Become Popular? Write More Letters!

    Do You Want Letter Writing to Become Popular? Write More Letters!

    Letter writing is both an art form and a means of communication. Unfortunately, letter writing has been on a steep decline. In two months, I will be 25, and I’ve only ever gotten a handful of letters over the course of my life. I receive birthday cards almost every year (which I love), but it’s […]

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  • How to make friends as an adult according to five women

    How to make friends as an adult according to  five women

    Personally, I have found that making friends as an adult is quite challenging. Especially as an introvert. A goal of mine is to make one friend this year. If you’re like me, and you struggle to make new friends I hope this article helps. I decided to ask five women five different questions about friendship […]

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  • What I learned from writing and sending 10 letters

    What I learned from writing and sending 10 letters

    Recently, I embarked on the Mail Challenge: Writing 10 letters to 10 different people. This challenge was a fun way to show my loved ones how much they mean to me. The Mail Challenge was indeed a bit of a challenge, but it was worth it! I learned, discovered and rediscovered new things while making […]

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  • Mail Challenge: Writing 10 letters to 10 different people.

    Mail Challenge: Writing 10 letters to 10 different people.

    I love getting cards in the mail! I know that I would really enjoy receiving a nice letter from a friend or family member, if I ever got one. Since I really enjoy getting cards in the mail and would like to get a kind letter from a family or friend, I decided that others […]

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  • 10 ways to be nicer to yourself after a job rejection.

    10 ways to be nicer to yourself after a job rejection.

    Getting rejected by a job can be a very difficult situation to manage. I remember after I graduated college I wanted to get a job while I was working on my master’s degree. I decided to go with teaching since I knew I could get certified as a teacher. Well, when I interviewed I was […]

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