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Milwaukee

This Animation App Helps the Autism Community Unlock Their Creativity

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

Have an idea for a story that you know would just get buried if you tried posting it to social media? Then the Wisconsin-based startup Dodles has just the social animation app for you. Their app allows users to design their own visual story and…

Psychology

7 Tips to Help Introverts Break the Ice at Networking Events

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

As the founder of a large networking organization, I get a lot of questions from people who are shy or introverted, asking how they can feel more comfortable going to a networking event. Here are a few quick tips to consider before heading to your next…

Healthy Entrepreneur

5 Sleep Hacks You Need to Try This Week

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Empty coffee cups, sugary snack wrappers all over the desk, baggy eyes and barely functioning – these symptoms are red flags that you are in desperate need of more sleep. According to a study by RAND, the culture of today’s society where you work…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Here’s How Your Job Affects Your Happiness

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

I’m a big fan of back-of-the-envelope math. But when it comes to job fulfillment, one simple math equation doesn’t cut it: People with two jobs are definitely not doing twice as well as people with one job. Of course, this makes sense when you…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Boston

3 Defense Mechanisms That Could Hurt Your Relationships at Work

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

When you’re under pressure, stressed out, overworked, under-appreciated, scapegoated, or generally disrespected at work, internal defense mechanisms will often kick in. Psychologists say these behaviors and mental processes are serving as a stability factor but could be making things worse. Psychologist George Vaillant took…

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Robots

5 Reasons Why Robots Will Never Fully Replace Humans

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

We’ve all heard the warnings of our impending dystopian future. We’ve read the books and watched the movies, and we know that soon, perhaps in our lifetimes, the robots will take over and humans will be the subservient ones. Our machines will outsmart us,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Tulsa

11 Leadership Personality Traits Stressing out Employees

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 9:20 am

Individuals dealing with a stressful boss have the potential to exhibit symptoms similar to post traumatic stress, according to researchers. Unfortunately if you work for others long enough, you’ll come across a bad boss. And while the best way to get away from them…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Boulder

16 Resources for Entrepreneurs to Improve Their Mental Health

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 7:15 am

At Techstars, we talk about the mantra ‘founder first’, but being advocates of founders means we can’t only focus on the health of their companies – we must also focus on providing mental health resources for the founders. Techstars is making an effort to…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Boulder

Finding Harmony in Work and Life as an Entrepreneur

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

At a recent AMA, I discussed Mental Health Awareness & the Startup Community. I was asked about the work-life balance and the key to finding more balance instead of succumbing to the startup trend of burnout to succeed. Here are my thoughts: I think the…

Psychology

Portland

How to Improve the Relationship With Your Boss

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

 The average person spends 39.2 hours/day at work, which cumulates to 1,842 hours worked/year and 92,120 hours worked in a lifetime. And for most of us, these hours are spent working with a boss. Our relationship with our boss is important not just because…

Healthy Entrepreneur

DC

Millennials Are Stressing More Than Ever

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Wake up, work at full speed, stress out, veg in front of Netflix, crash in bed, try to shut off brain, repeat. For many millennials, this is their daily cycle of stress and it’s slowly causing damage to one’s health. Scientists, doctors, friends, even…

Social Media

How to Boost Social Media Engagement With Psychology

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

Social media is a noisy place. Just imagine every day – 350 million photos are posted on Facebook. Over 500 million tweets go out and over 85 million visuals are posted on Instagram. So how do you push through that noise and get your…

Culture

Workplace Likability Comes From Being Genuine, Not Manipulative

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Everyone wants to be liked. Whether you’re out with your friends or in the office with your coworkers, being disliked is worse than being asked to speak in public. But what makes someone likable is not an exact science, leading people in workplaces across…

Film

Melbourne

VR Film Iridescent Unveils the Complexities of Eating Disorders

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

According to ANRED, about 1 percent of female adolescents have anorexia, four out of a hundred college age women have bulmia, and 10 million men have suffered an eating disorder in their life. There is nothing more concerning or feelings of helplessness for a…

Healthy Entrepreneur

London

Mental Health, Entrepreneurship, and the Identity Crisis

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Being a founder of a startup means you’ll be going through an emotional rollercoaster and having strong mental health can help get through the highs and lows of the journey. On a quiet Sunday evening, and I had just got back from vacation and…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Steve Olsher on Developing a Healthy Mindset for Success – Interview

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Understanding your purpose, your own personal “What” is the key to happiness, so we asked thought leader Steve Olsher to give us some help. We sat down with Steve, a NY times bestseller of What is Your What, chairman of Liquor.com and radio host of Reinvention…

Inspiration

Focus on These 4 Successful Mindsets to Rise to the Top

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

Success is a mind game. If you don’t believe this, take a look around. There are plenty of people who have extraordinary talent, passion and skills but aren’t succeeding in business or winning the game of life. Do you know a gifted web designer…