Do you say “sorry” too much? Here’s what to say instead

When we needlessly apologize, we end up making ourselves small and diminish what we’re trying to express, says sociologist Maja Jovanovic. Think about all the times you use the word “sorry” in a typical day. There are the necessary “sorry”s — [...]

Ever sent clothing or toys in response to a disaster? Here’s what probably happened to it

So many of us have been moved to mail a box of clothes, toiletries, food or toys after hearing about a natural disaster or tragic event. But humanitarian logistics expert Dale Herzog says: Ask yourself three questions before sending another [...]

6 dos and don’ts for next-level slides, from a slide expert

Want to prevent yawns and glazed-over eyes? Before you deliver your next speech, pitch or address, learn how to create exceptional slides by following these rules (with real before-and-afters). Slides are an expected and crucial part of most speeches, presentations, [...]

7 things everyone should do while they’re in college

Here are the must-dos that you need to check off your list before you get your diploma, from entrepreneur Liz Wessel. For those fortunate enough to be able to go, college can feel limitless — full of endless quantities of [...]

3 mental blocks that keep you from achieving your goals

The bad news: We all face powerful mental blocks that stop us when we’re trying to achieve our goals. The good news: We can outwit them. Here’s how, according to cognitive psychologist Amanda Crowell. Think about the last time you [...]

Need to stop procrastinating? Try this.

Procrastination isn’t shameful or a character flaw. Instead it’s rooted in a very human need: the need to feel competent and worthy, says educator Nic Voge. “It’s 11 o’clock. You’re in your dorm room, and you have a paper due in [...]