Psychological safety – that’s the phrase I’ve been searching for.
“Within psychology, researchers sometimes colloquially refer to traits like ‘‘conversational turn-taking’’ and ‘‘average social sensitivity’’ as aspects of what’s known as psychological safety — a group culture that the Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson defines as a ‘‘shared belief held by members of a team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking.’’ Psychological safety is ‘‘a sense of confidence that the team will not embarrass, reject or punish someone for speaking up,’’ Edmondson wrote in a study published in 1999. ‘‘It describes a team climate characterized by interpersonal trust and mutual respect in which people are comfortable being themselves.’’”
What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
The cost of “shadow work”: being busy without accomplishing meaningful work.
“You only get so much of the fuel that allows you to focus and gives you the mental energy to tackle the world each day. And what saps this fuel is making decisions, weighing options, and exercising self-control. Shadow work requires all three behaviors, and is thus a huge willpower drainer.”
Reshuffling – perhaps the change in priorities tests the strength of the time invested in forging the relationship.
Each stage represents a reshuffling of one’s life priorities. It’s for this reason that when one transitions from one stage to another, one will often experience a fallout in one’s friendships and relationships.
The Four Stages of Life
There’s so much to like about this article, including the commentary about zombie music, but this description of “Becky” coalesced my unease with this segment of the music industry.
“One station programmer told me that Becky is a forty-two-year-old soccer mom…She is the one who runs her household, the one with her finger on the radio knob, and she wants something positive to play in the minivan as she drives her kids to soccer practice…Becky is the quintessential Christian radio listener.”
Rediscovered this paper and had to post the riveting story because it’s one that I couldn’t even begin to make up.
“A plausible explanation for this pregnancy is that spermatozoa gained access to the reproductive organs via the injured gastrointestinal tract.”
NCBI ROFL: That’s one miraculous conception.
The entire process behind pasteurized orange juice is capped off by added fragrances tuned to people’s preferences. Well played, food industry.
Juice companies therefore hire flavor and fragrance companies, the same ones that formulate perfumes for Dior and Calvin Klein, to engineer flavor packs to add back to the juice to make it taste fresh.
Freshly Squeezed: The Truth About Orange Juice in Boxes
Yeah, I like how this writer explains how TBBT’s humor relies on a sense of superiority to the main characters. It’s mean. I particularly enjoyed how he later contrasts Sheldon with Abed from Community and how Abed’s neuroses are celebrated rather than ridiculed.
“But this specifically is not my main problem, lazy humour is one thing but cruel humour is quite another. If you watch, really watch an episode of The Big Bang Theory and pay attention to when the audience laughs it soon becomes clear that what they’re laughing at. What Chuck Lorre wants us to find funny is not the jokes which the characters are making, it’s the characters themselves.”
The Problem With The Big Bang Theory…
This idea of mise-en-place (French for “put in place”) reminds me how much good preparation goes into effective execution.
“But the key to mise-en-place is not so much the list, but the mindset. Cooks can easily do six hours of prep for a three-hour dinner shift. Mise-en-place forces cooks to account for every minute of their time and, says chef Dwayne Lipuma, every movement.”
For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef
She goes for the flat-out crazy tactic and yet buddy still persists. Hilarious.
“CAN I PULL OUT ONE OF UR TEETH. JUST ONE.”
4 Things I Learned from the Worst Online Dating Profile Ever
Now that I feel more convinced that wine tasting is way more subtle than people will let on, I plan to use variations of the follow phrase liberally.
“A velvety chocolate texture and enticingly layered, yet creamy, nose, this wine abounds with focused cassis and a silky ruby finish. Lush, elegant, and nuanced. Pair with pork and shellfish.”
Wine tasting is bullshit. Here’s why.