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Ten Psychological States you may have experienced but didn’t have a name for

1. Dysphoria Often used to describe depression in psychological disorders, dysphoria is general state of sadness that includes restlessness, lack of energy, anxiety, and vague irritation. It is the opposite of euphoria, and is different from typical sadness because it often includes a kind of jumpiness and some anger. You have probably experienced it when … Continue reading

Downtown Project: How Tony Shieh plans to revitalize Las Vegas (and what it can tell us about other urban cores)

from: http://downtownproject.com We’ve allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas. We’re investing $200 million in real estate, $50 million in small businesses, $50 million in education, and $50 million in tech startups through the VegasTech Fund. We aim to: BRING TOGETHER COMMUNITIES OF PASSION. Community development is more about the people … Continue reading

Four gluten-free whole grains you should be eating

 Quinoa Quinoa, which is native to the Andes, comes in red and white. It is one of the only plant foods that is a complete protein, meaning it has balanced quantities of 9 essential amino acids Cornmeal The cradle of corn is southern Mexico, where scientists found milling tools with maize residue dating back almost … Continue reading

The SCARF theory of NeuroLeadership

Neuroscience has shown that the brain makes 5 threat vs. reward evaluations every second. These evaluations are based on five key parameters, sometimes called SCARF:  SCARF S – Status C – Certainty A – Autonomy R – Relatedness F – Fairness   Consider a manager walking into a room full of her subordinates. Within the … Continue reading

Will & Discipline are Overrated! Seven Strategies to Achieve Excellence

1. Pursue something you love: Passion is an incredible motivator. It fuels focus, resilience, and perseverance. 2. Do the hardest work first: We all move instinctively toward pleasure and away from pain.Most great performers delay gratification and take on the difficult work of practice in the mornings, before they do anything else. That’s when most of us have the most energy … Continue reading