If your check engine light comes on in your car do you go on YouTube, buy some self help books, check with friends, ignore it as long as you can, and eventually take it apart in the evening after work in your garage? Or, do you call your mechanic or car dealership to run a diagnostic? The vast majority of us don’t have the technical skill to troubleshoot modern cars...but do we have the technical skills to troubleshoot our career and personal goals?Read More
Before you make plans for a summer vacation, check out this week’s Video of the Week. Travel writer Pico Iyer explains in his Ted Talk why going nowhere can be as exciting as going to far-flung destinations. Taking time away from work — and those incessant emails — is important both to your ability to see the big picture, and to your health. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is so urgent as sitting still.
Why do we focus on the negatives when making a decision, or evaluating ourselves? How can you make more objective decisions and have a more realistic view of situations? Psychologist Alison Ledgerwood answers these questions and more in this week’s Video of the Week, her TedxUCDavis talk.