Attitude & Lifestyle

Pitfalls in the pursuit of power

by Queen D, October 3, 2012

Whenever elections roll around, the idea of power, and it’s affect on people, always comes to mind. How can you possibly determine who will be able to use their power wisely and who will become a tyrant? You can’t deny the temptation it offers. Having the power to tell others what to do? To be […]

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Attitude & Lifestyle

Female firemen, male nannies, and other gender role revolutions

by Queen D, August 8, 2012

I consider myself a progressive thinker, although I still find myself having trouble letting go of belief systems that I developed growing up. I remember one occasion when I took my younger sibling and two cousins shopping – all boys. Two out of the three chose a car to buy. One chose a miniature doll […]

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Attitude & Lifestyle

Are you the optimist’s doughnut or the pessimist’s hole?

by Queen D, July 11, 2012

There are some benefits to having a more cynical view of life. As Pulitzer-Prize winner George F. Will put it, “The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.”  Insightful, don’t you think? Research by Gibson and Sanbonmatsu (2004) suggests that pessimists may be better […]

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What motivates most people to work hard? Hint: It’s not $$$

by Queen D, July 4, 2012

There’s got to be something about your job that gets you out of bed in the morning. That push that makes you roll over instead of hitting the snooze button the umpteenth time, that kick that gets you through idling traffic, that jolt that keeps you coming back even though there’s that one colleague or […]

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