Art, literature and movies are full of cold, distant professionals—parents who work too much, stay at the office late and miss baseball games. That’s certainly not true of all executives with offspring, but it turns out that for a particular breed of business person—the entrepreneur—they might be staying at work because they love their businesses like they love their children.
There’s a little frisson of excitement every time you open Tinder. It’s as addictive as Candy Crush and as promising as a blind date, and each new face that pops up is a potential romance. It’s no wonder that there are more than 1.6 billion Tinder profiles across the globe. Some have even turned Tinder
Anger and disappointment have been on our collective minds a lot in recent weeks and months—about candidates, election results, the perceived directions our country is going, violence, jobs, the state of our world. There are a thousand hot takes you can read about who’s most disappointed by the events of the past year, but it’s an
If you’re a young employee just starting out in your real-world job, there’s nothing more nerve-wracking than preparing for your first few performance reviews. All of your output, both in terms of your work and your intangible contributions to the office, are under scrutiny — and before you walk into those meetings, you have no
I’ll always remember how I got my first job out of college, which involved a long, competitive search process, nerve-wracking interviews and more than a few hours of lost sleep over whether or not I’d be picked for the gig—or, for that matter, if I’d even be called back at all. I was not the
Imagine your average high school romantic entanglement. You like someone. They might like you back. You could just ask this person out, but you don’t. Instead, you ask your friends, or theirs, for further insight or help setting up a date. If you’re playing things close to the vest, there’s no concrete proof that you’re
You’ve just swiped for the 9,000th time on Tinder and finally come up with someone who you think is worth meeting for a drink, but then the usual dread sets in: What should I wear? Have I picked a cool-enough bar? What are we going to talk about? What if he or she is a
In the interest of self-preservation, I’ll be avoiding cruise ships, railroad tracks and bridges for the foreseeable future—and most situations in which other people have the opportunity to sacrifice me to save others, in general. Not a bad life plan. I’m saying this because psychology researchers at New York University, Cambridge University and Columbia University