This is painful to admit, but we don’t have the answer to every question. (Please, don’t tell anyone.) Because we want to be your one-stop-shop, we’ve compiled our resources here for your perusing pleasure. There are things that we think are funny, and helpful. Most of it is smart with useful advice (and mostly, they’re things we wish we had thought of first). We’ll continue adding things to the list as we find more, so keep checking back!
The Confidence Gap – The Atlantic “What doomed the women in Estes’s lab was not their actual ability to do well on the tests. They were as able as the men were. What held them back was the choice they made not to try.”…“If we keep at it, if we channel our talent for hard work, we can make our brains more confidence-prone. What the neuroscientists call plasticity, we call hope.”
Colleges Really Need to Rethink the Career Advice They Deliver – The Atlantic “In a follow-up attempt to qualify what a “good” visit to a career-services office looks like, Gallup spoke with graduates about their experiences. So-called “non-traditional” students—older students who may have worked prior to enrolling in college, for instance, or who might be raising children—said that the offices frequently offered only basic interviewing tips or resume guidelines, where what they really wanted was more personalized assistance.”
More Money, More Success, More Stuff? Don’t Count on More Happiness – The New York Times “We pass up life-changing experiences because we’re on track to become partner. We skip meaningful time with our families so we can respond to one more email. I assume this is all in pursuit of something out there that we think will make us happier.”
A Better Kind of Happiness – The New Yorker “Indeed, this malleability is perhaps the most encouraging quality of both Little’s core project and Aristotle’s eudaemonia, because it makes finding happiness a real possibility. Even the most temperamentally introverted or miserable among us has the capacity to find a meaningful project that suits who we are. Locating it won’t just bring pleasure; it might also bring a few more years of life in which to get the project done.”
Be Yourself, but Carefully – Harvard Business Review “Authenticity begins with self-awareness: knowing who you are – your values, emotions, and competencies – and how you’re perceived by others. Only then can you know what to reveal and when.”