It’s the second quarter of the year. How are you doing with your goals and resolutions? Our picks for this week include a book review on how you can get yourself to develop habits that will help you with your goals, as well as readings on managing your schedule so you can leave work on time and prioritizing using psychological distance. Check out:
- Writing that novel or article might have been on your list for the longest time. Can’t find time? Yes, you can.
- If professional growth is on your list, expressing your viewpoint to your boss “without coming across as a jackass,” is one important thing to learn.
- Also, it’s important to keep our emotional intelligence in check especially at work. Here are some signs that we are falling low on EQ and what we can do to improve.
Other posts of interest:
- Here is a report on what went wrong in the Rolling Stone magazine story about a rape at the University of Virginia that the magazine’s reporter later apologized for. The investigation commissioned by Rolling Stone itself was conducted by the Columbia University School of Journalism. Interviewees from Columbia include its Philippine-born dean of academic affairs Sheila Coronel.
- If you’re an AP Stylebook user or watcher, read up on the latest revisions to what is considered a journalist’s style bible.
- The Edelman Media Network reports on the impact of social media on news consumption and how media strategies must adapt in 2015 and beyond.
- There seems to be a new craze – adults, coloring books, and crayons. A Scottish artist whose coloring books for adults have become an international hit says that an “analog” activity like coloring not only reignites creativity but also relieves adults of stress.
- Here’s a new trick to improving memory – link an event to your feelings.
- A writer offers some new neologisms. How about “skinjecture,” “brattle,” or “smearch”?
- Hootsuite offers a few more ideas on how to promote your blog on social media.
- “Writers open our hearts and minds, and give us maps to our own selves.” Here are four rewards of reading for the human soul.