Personalities are not rigid and narrow, and we can act differently through the use of meaningful and deliberate projects, says researcher and author Brian Little. "The sustainable pursuit of core projects in our lives is the hallmark of human flourishing," he argues.
Saddleback Leather founder Dave Munson tells the story of how he inadvertently became a founder after designing a simple leather bag for himself that drew so much attention that he began selling bags. He also shares how, after a couple of years away from the business, he had to regain the trust and respect of the people he'd left behind.
There may be similarities between human and fish depression, with scientists suggesting the study of fish could help develop antidepressants, writes Heather Murphy. Just like humans, when zebrafish become depressed, they lose interest in eating and their surroundings.
When it comes to work-life balance, there's no one size that fits all. You may be happier when you come to terms with the fact that you prefer juggling your roles throughout the day or blending your work activities with the rest of your life, writes Andy Molinsky.
If you feel like your colleagues aren't taking to you like you'd expect, the problem could be that you don't smile enough or you tend to hide your emotions. Researchers have found that those simple mistakes, along with name-dropping or humble-bragging, can make co-workers dislike you.
When you ask for help from a mentor or networking partner, make sure it's something that you can't learn on your own with a little bit of effort. In addition, always make sure your requests are short and specific so you don't waste your networking partner's time, writes Alyse Kalish.
When you can't seem to generate interest from employers despite having the necessary experience and skills, it may be time to work with a career coach, writes Karla Miller. "A career coach can help refine your resume and outreach messages and get more mileage out of your LinkedIn account -- for example, making yourself visible to well-connected recruiters and other professionals who can warm up cold contacts for you," Miller writes.
A Kentucky man dressed as Pokemon character Pikachu jumped a concrete barrier on the White House's outer perimeter, but failed to get any further before being caught by Secret Service officers. Curtis Combs informed police that he was unarmed and was hoping to upload his White House adventure on YouTube to become famous.
Major tech companies are among those forming a coalition to push for legislation that would give young people brought to the US illegally as children a way to become permanent residents. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel and Uber are among the companies listed as members in documents drafted to form the coalition.
The court in a recent case, Carroll v. Comprehensive Women's Health Services, focused on facts that were unfavorable to the employer -- rather than on evidence submitted -- in the firing of a "sympathetic" employee, and therefore allowed the case to proceed to trial. The takeaway is that employers should carefully analyze the circumstances surrounding a sympathetic employee's dismissal when evaluating litigation risk.