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Tag: Positive Thinking


Employers Can’t Require You to Be Happy, Uncle Sam Says

In a victory for free speech, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that employees of T-Mobile do not have to maintain what the company called a “positive work environment” at all times.

Posted on May 13, 2016 READ MORE


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Don’t Try to Cheer Me Up, Man

“Those with low self-esteem actually reject the so-called ‘positive reframing,’ or expressions of optimism and encouragement, most of us offer to them,” Dr. Denise Marigold, the lead author of a study into the issue, told Today.com.

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 READ MORE



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Be Very Thoughtful With Your Criticism

During performance reviews and other such discussions, focusing on what people may have done wrong makes them defensive and blinkers the mind, making it harder for them to change, psychologists say. Instead, conversations about what people would like to achieve are more likely to result in improvements.

Posted on Jan 5, 2014 READ MORE



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Graham Nash Still Really Gives a S#!*

The first time Graham Nash made me want to talk back to grown-ups was in the summer of 1977. 

Posted on Aug 5, 2012 READ MORE    


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Carol Tavris on Barbara Ehrenreich’s Crusade

In her recent book, Barbara Ehrenreich takes on the excesses, delusions and unsupported promises of the positive-thinking movement, tracking both its naive and its corrupt manifestations in the worlds of health, business, religion and psychology.

Posted on Jun 4, 2010 READ MORE


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