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Earlier this month, we wrote up things that used be awesome back in the day. You know, back in our youth. And there were so many more listed in the comments that we just had to share those, too! So here are 15 more things that used to be good but suck now: 1. "Politics. Seriously. Not that long ago, you could disagree with someone politically, have a civil discussion about it, and remain friends. Now, it seems like we are all entrenched in an us vs. them mentality." –emailjar 2. "Kids cartoons used to be way better when I…
Sounding smart and emotionally intelligent isn't just about the idea you're trying to convey. How you say it matters, too. People often resort to using complex words and phrases to sound more insightful. This can actually have an adverse effect, leaving the other person to feel self-conscious and judged, according to Stanford lecturer and communication expert Matt Abrahams. Instead, aim to be easily understood. "The origin of the word communication comes from 'to make common.' And if you're trying to make things common, you really have to put them in a way that people can understand," Abrahams told CNBC Make…
A global mental health crisis is on the horizon — dementia. It is a condition that can be caused by a number of diseases that gradually destroy nerve cells and damage the brain, resulting in a decline in cognitive functions, according to the World Health Organization. With the advancement of medicine, science and technology, people are living longer lives and the world's aging population is growing at an unprecedented rate, raising the risk of a larger cohort of people living with dementia. "As the global population of older adults continues to rise, the number of people living with dementia is…
New research suggests that 74 is the new 71. Our perception of when “old age” begins is shifting, with most people believing this phase of life begins later than they used to, according to a new study published in the journal Psychology and Aging. While the study didn’t look at why this shift has occurred, experts say it makes sense — and is probably a good thing; humans on average are living longer than ever, and examples of people living full lives well beyond retirement age abound. Experts on aging — some of whom are in their 70s and 80s…
I interviewed millionaire early retiree Steve Adcock recently on the subject of financial regrets. Adcock identified one thing he wishes he knew in his 20s that would have made him wealthier faster: how much emotional intelligence matters. “Your personality will get you 10 times richer than your intelligence,” Adcock told me. “I learned that throughout my career, slowly but surely. I worked with a lot of smart people, no doubt about it. But those smartest people in the office weren’t necessarily the ones getting the raises and promotions.” In short, your EQ can get you more opportunities for raises and…
It's natural for our preferences to change as we get older. So when asked, "What are you simply getting too old for?" a lot of people from the BuzzFeed Community had thoughts. Here's what they had to say. 1. "I don’t do anything recreationally anymore if I’m not enjoying myself. If I’m not into a movie or show, I turn it off. If I’m not having fun at a party, I leave. I went wine tasting with friends recently when they started making fat jokes about a friend who wasn’t there, and I noped right out." —sarahshorthealth 2. "I’m in…
In a world increasingly powered by machines and artificial intelligence, our human qualities have never been so crucial. Good and trustworthy leadership has become more important than ever before. Even the best-engineered technology and honed strategy will fail without good leadership to guide and inspire people. Leaders drive projects, and people deliver results. International performance coach and public speaker Alvin Govender sees leadership as the missing piece when tackling the crisis and opportunities around us. "Leadership is not a person. It's a system that supports values, creates continuity, and encourages trust in leaders and also the people next to us.…
We may earn a commission from links on this page. Millions of students are using generative artificial intelligence to write papers as the popularity of AI chatbots such as ChatGPT proliferates. A report this week from Turnitin, an online plagiarism spotting service for educators that recently launched an AI detection tool, said that over 22 million student papers (11% of the sample reviewed by the company) used AI to generate at least 20% of the writing since April 2023. Turnitin reviewed over 200 million papers across the globe, mostly from higher education institutions. “We’re at an important juncture in education…
Plant just a few trees. Don't be afraid to reject your own ideas. Humble brag in a journal. This is some of the advice we heard last week when about 1,500 people who try to make our planet a better place – from scientists and philanthropists to activists and entrepreneurs – descended on Oxford, England. In big forums and little coffee shops, they discussed what to do about some of the world's biggest problems and swapped advice from their work on the front lines. The Skoll World Forum brought these people together in a bid to "accelerate innovative solutions." We…
As a neuroscientist, I've spent the last 25 years researching the science of memory. A funny question I get a lot from people is: "Am I just getting dumber the older I get?" I don't blame anyone for wondering this. Many of us find ourselves forgetting important things with increasing frequency over time. But the good news is that you can prevent those "senior moments" by avoiding four common habits that destroy our memory as we age: 1. Multitasking too much We rely on an area of the brain called the prefrontal cortex to pay attention to the world around…
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