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    Saga Briggs is Managing Editor of InformED. You can follow her on Twitter@sagamilena or Facebook.

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  • 10 Productivity Hacks For Students

    April 11th, 2019 3 Comments Features

    Productivity is something we all want more of. Now that we are riding a new wave of self-optimization strategies aided by technology, we expect life and work to become easier, not more complicated. But that’s not always what happens. Sometimes we need to take a step back from the shiniest new tool in the box… Read More

  • Why Does the Brain Love Stories?

    March 26th, 2019 1 Comment Features

    “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” –Joan Didion We’ve written about the power of storytelling before, but this time we’d like to dive deeper into the psychology of story as an organizational tool for the brain. Why does the brain latch onto narrative so tightly? Do we learn to communicate with stories as… Read More

  • Emotional Intelligence: Do You Have It?

    “We are not necessarily thinking machines. We are feeling machines that think.” —Antonio Damasio, neuroscientist Emotional intelligence is the ability to accurately perceive your own and others’ emotions, to understand the signals that emotions send about relationships, and to manage your own and others’ emotions. It consists of the following traits: Self-awareness Self-regulation Motivation (defined… Read More