BARTER QUEEN via Radiche @radicheofficial #startup #founder #entrepreneur

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Check out this stellar interview from the fashionable and fun team at Radiche. 

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I'm Always Doing Things I Can't Do... #inspiration #startup #founder

What a week. You can't start a fire without a spark...

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8 Habits of the Determined via @inc #startup #motivation #entrepreneur

We all need sleep, caffeine or naps, and other stimulation to keep our mental energy reservoir going throughout the day, but sometimes, it starts to dry up.

This list of general good habits to have by Inc is a nice quick read on remembering the good, and letting go of the bad of living in a world where seemingly constant focus is required. 

Our favorite part:
  • Most successful people are great at delaying gratification.
  • Most successful people are great at overcoming fear in order to do what they need to do.
  • Most successful people don't set priorities; they do the things they decide are most important.


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Make goals, stay focused by working on one step at a time...

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Another Example of Social Pyschology in Flux via @slate #startup #lifehack #entrepreneur

We enjoy psych studies, just as much as the next Curious George, but every now and then we'll read something and really wonder how much sense it makes ('difference' between male and female brains, anyone?).   We also post a lot on this blog about will power, because to be a founder of a startup or small business, you need lots of it. 

Here's another example from Slate about the rocky field of social psychology.

Our favorite part:

The diminution of the Big Idea isn’t easy to accept, even for those willing to concede that there are major problems in their field. An ego depletion optimist might acknowledge that psychology studies tend to be too small to demonstrate a real effect, or that scientists like to futz around with their statistics until the answers come out right. (None of this implies deliberate fraud; just that sloppy standards prevail.) Still, the optimist would say, it seems unlikely that such mistakes would propagate so thoroughly throughout a single literature, and that so many noisy, spurious results could line up quite so perfectly. If all these successes came about by random chance, then it’s a miracle that they’re so consistent.


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Bored Mice More Likely To Become Addicts via @IFLScience #lifehack #startup #entrepreneur

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We live in a world containing a multitude of extremes and addictions, not just to drugs. Some of us are addicted to work (workaholics), some addicted to play (lazy), others collect every single New Yorker magazine and stack them along the walls like a glossy, paper moat (hoarders).   We found this article on some recent studies a refreshing reminder that with the right support system, addictions can be overcome.

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Our favorite part:

"Our data are exciting because they suggest that positive learning experiences, through education or play in a structured environment, could sculpt and develop brain circuits to build resilience in at-risk individuals, and that even brief cognitive interventions may be somewhat protective and last a relatively long time," Wilbrecht said.


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