Summary of “Emotional resilience in the workplace”

Inward-facing EQ. Emotional intelligence encompasses more than navigating social interactions.
These inward dimensions of EQ, self-awareness, and emotional discipline can seed professional success.
Yes, emotional awareness/emotional discipline are parts of EQ. For instance, if you tend to feel annoyed or angered by a colleague or your boss, it is important to label the feeling, to understand the triggers for this emotion, and how to manage it when engaging with this individual.
Emotional intelligence means understanding people, including ourselves.
Orbé-Austin explains: “To be emotionally disciplined means to recognize how to handle different emotions at certain times. For instance, if you are receiving critical feedback, while it may be upsetting, it is important to know that it may not serve you well to respond in an angry manner. Emotional discipline allows you to respond appropriately to the expectations of the setting and the audience, to make the impression you wish to make.”
Enacting emotional discipline is a practiced skill, and it can be especially helpful for leaders.
Orbé-Austin points out, “As a leader, part of emotional discipline is to model suitable behavior. For instance, during a crisis, your team may not want you to appear overwhelmed or out of control. You might talk about the challenges and some of your concerns, but it may need to be in a measured way, which provides confidence and hope to your team.”
Perhaps Rivera’s emotional discipline is the best attribute any professional can have.

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Summary of “The smartphone app that can tell you’re depressed before you know it yourself”

There is something most of those people have in common: a smartphone.
Mindstrong Health is using a smartphone app to collect measures of people’s cognition and emotional health as indicated by how they use their phones.
With details gleaned from the app, Mindstrong says, a patient’s doctor or other care manager gets an alert when something may be amiss and can then check in with the patient by sending a message through the app.
Subjects went home with an app that measured the ways they touched their phone’s display, which Dagum hoped would be an unobtrusive way to log these same kinds of behavior on a smartphone.
Brain-disorder treatment has stalled in part because doctors simply don’t know that someone’s having trouble until it’s well advanced; Dagum believes Mindstrong can figure it out much sooner and keep an eye on it 24 hours a day.
In its current form, the Mindstrong app that patients see is fairly sparse.
“There are people who are high utilizers of health care and they’re not getting the benefits, so we’ve got to figure out some way to get them something that works better.” Actually predicting that a patient is headed toward a downward spiral is a harder task, but Dagum believes that having more people using the app over time will help cement patterns in the data.
About 1,500 of the 2,000 participants also let a Mindstrong keyboard app run on their smartphones to collect data about the ways they type and figure out how their cognition changes throughout the year.

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Summary of “Is Chronic Anxiety a Learning Disorder?”

Browning’s latest paper, Anxious individuals have difficulty learning the causal statistics of aversive environments, had been published in Nature Neuroscience just months before I arrived and I was excited to learn cutting-edge neuroscience in the city of dreaming spires.
Browning also noted that, reversing this logic, it also means that anxiety involves a learning process gone awry.
Learning theory describes how the brain builds models of the world, with the goal of understanding how to behave.
How much prediction errors sculpt your belief is called the learning rate.
Browning wanted a measure of how people learn; something tidy that he could discuss with a patient: “Mrs. Robinson, we’re concerned about your learning rate.”
Now consider your next step: are you going to ask her to sit in front of a computer and click on blue and green rectangles to win a pot of fake money? How much confidence would you have in such a clinical measure? Do you think you could persuade Barlow that her learning rate as measured by the box game has much bearing on her anxiety?
To see how volatility affected learning rate, they occasionally changed the likelihood of getting shocked.
Measurements of learning are still in the experimental stage, so it’s best to maintain a healthy skepticism, to have a healthy learning rate.

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Summary of “Staying Focused in a Noisy Open Office”

How can you make peace with your open office? How should you handle loud coworkers who are disturbing your focus? What’s the best way to cope with the noise and distractions in your office without coming across as antisocial or rude?
As companies increasingly adopt an open layout, it’s important to learn how to deal with unwanted noise, says Karen Dillon, the author of the HBR Guide to Office Politics.
Even the most open of open offices tends to have discrete spaces that allow employees to remove themselves from the commotion.
If your problem isn’t the open office per se, but one talkative and very loud coworker, it might be time to “Speak with your manager about moving desks,” says Dillon.
Do:. Talk with your manager and your team about how you can all work optimally in an open office.
“Working in an open office environment allows me be approachable and accessible for everyone,” she says.
Kaitlin Stewart, senior account executive at the TASC Group, the public relations agency, works in an open office with eight of her colleagues.
For the most part, Kaitlin views the open office as beneficial for her team’s camaraderie.

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Summary of “The Cornell Note-Taking System: Learn the Method Students Have Used to Enhance Their Learning Since the 1940s”

How should you take notes in class? Like so many students who came before me and would come after, I had little idea in college and even less in high school.
The inherently ambiguous nature of the note-taking task has inspired a variety of methods and systems, few of them as respected as Cornell Notes.
Invented in the 1940s by Cornell University education professor Walter Pauk, author of How to Study in College, Cornell Notes involves dividing each page up into three sections: one to paraphrase the lecture’s main ideas, one to summarize those ideas, and one to write questions.
You’ll find a complete and concise explanation of how to take Cornell Notes at Cornell’s web site, which includes information on the “Reflect” stage and the “Review” stage.
For a more detailed visual explanation, have a look at teacher Jennifer DesRochers’ instructions for how to take Cornell Notes in the video above, which now approaches one million views on Youtube.
That DesRochers’ video now approaches one million views suggests students still find the Cornell Notes system effective, as much as or even more so than they did when Pauk first published it.
Over time, of course, its users have also augmented it: take Doug Neill’s video “Improving Cornell Notes With Sketchnoting Techniques” above, which combines standard Cornell Notes with his system of “Sketchnoting,” also known as “Visual note-taking and graphic recording.”
He provides examples of what such Cornell-formatted sketchnoting might look like, explaining that “Having the option of doing something more visual in your mind triggers a different type of processing power, so that you’re more active in the way that you’re responding to the ideas. You’re not just passively taking in information.” The nature of school, as students in every era have known, can often induce a state of passivity; systems like Cornell Notes and its many variations remind us of how much more we can learn if we have a way to break out of it.

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Summary of “The Most Powerful Lesson My Cancer Taught Me About Life and Work”

My chemo experience taught me something I’m trying not to forget: The stories that we generate and tell ourselves can have huge effects on our behaviors and the results that we create.
Cancer changed my life by encouraging me to reexamine the stories I’d been telling myself, and to re-craft them with higher levels of construal.
My advice is don’t wait until you get cancer to improve your story of why you’re doing what you’re doing.
It doesn’t take much to craft a more meaningful story, and once you’ve developed one, you can leverage it to improve all aspects of your life and work – not just the big things.
If we choose more-meaningful stories about our work based on personal values, perspectives, and experience, we can interpret our impact in better ways and light ourselves up.
I experimented with this new story about teaching, and I found that it was not only more inspirational to me but also truer to my past and more consistent with what I had learned: Life is short, and we should get the most meaning that we can from it.
You will find that it is possible to change the story you tell about your work activities, and the evidence suggests that you will feel more inspired, energized, and resilient.
Change your behaviors to match the best story you can believe in, and you are more likely to inspire others and make your work more meaningful.

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Summary of “The Scientific Argument For Waking Up Early”

In order to regularly do DEEP WORK, you need to set your life up so that it can happen.
The important concept here is just as rare as deep work, and is one of the primary reasons deep work doesn’t happen.
Even if we are not working, we will regularly be thinking about work because we are not absorbed in the other areas of our life.
The Length And Quality Of Your Recovery MattersIf you wake up early, let’s say between 4-6AM and immediately get to work, you will get a lot of work done.
If you stop working sometime around 1-3PM, and completely psychologically detach from work, you will experience the opposite of deep work - you will experience DEEP RECOVERY.Deep recovery is essential for deep work.
You’ll be focused on the things which matter most, and you won’t need more time for work, because the time you spend at work will be well-spent, and the time away from work will also be well-spent.
In the book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, author Greg McKeown explains that, as an employee, you can usually negotiate your work hours and even work activities.
How much DEEP WORK have you done in the past 30 days?

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Summary of “The Incredible Scientists Who Are Solving the Brain”

With a few exceptions, when the brain’s primary information-processing cells die, they’re dead. So today, when a doctor encounters a neurodegenerative disease or a brain injury, the strategies are limited: one, do your best to keep the rest of the neurons alive; and two, encourage the brain to work around any sections that are damaged.
Within fifteen minutes, the marble has been received at the Allen Institute for Brain Science-founded by eccentric Microsoft cofounder and Seattle-based philanthropist Paul Allen-where it will become a permanent part of the first-ever cellular map of the human brain.
Over the years, the Allen Institute has used mice and the brains of cadavers to create atlases of where various genes are expressed in the brain.
Looking at it, you can see a future in which the cell census, combined with an interactive mapping tool like this, could lead to the kinds of science-fiction tools curing brain diseases will require-cellular surgery, remapping the cortex, even rewiring a damaged brain using Götz’s astrocyte-neurons.
These could, in turn, help the Allen Institute decode more complex strategies the brain uses to process information, forming a feedback loop of computational progress that either ends in an exhaustive characterization of human intelligence and the end of brain disease ….Or the rise of sentient death machines, depending.
While the neuroscience community painstakingly researches treatments that may be able to physically repair brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases, most current therapy encourages the brain to rewire itself after it has been damaged, which can be remarkably effective.
In contrast to many other neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s disease shows up in the brain as two misfolded proteins, which makes it one of the more complicated diseases to fight, at least on a molecular level.
The only way to find out is for someone like Fitzpatrick to map misfolded tau from brains of people who’ve succumbed to various brain diseases and find out if they are different on a molecular level.

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Summary of “Understanding Reality: What Hallucinations Reveal”

In a 2017 study, nonclinical voice hearers were far better at recognizing the presence of a voice in sine-wave speech than their non-voice-hearing counterparts.
Corlett says, builds the case that auditory hallucinations are linked to the processes of expectation and prediction.
How the deaf brain rewires itself to ‘hear’ touch and sight.
For some people, hallucinations can be more persistent and disturbing.
It’s too early to say how much the causes of auditory hallucinations and other kinds might overlap, Fernyhough says.
The research has focused on auditory hallucinations.
Eleanor Longden, a mental-health researcher and advocate, has publicly recounted how her own auditory hallucinations have shifted between neutral and distressing at different points in her life.
“A better understanding of how they occur and how they can be managed could alleviate a great deal of mental distress.”

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Summary of “‘I want to learn Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Where can I start?'”

I began looking into Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
I’d built a little foundation with the Deep Learning Nanodegree, now it was time to figure out where I’d head next.
Some people learn better with books, others learn better through videos.
If you’re an absolute beginner, start with some introductory Python courses and when you’re a bit more confident, move into data science, machine learning and AI.How much math?The highest level of math education I’ve had was in high school.
There are many different opinions on how much math you need to know to get into machine learning and AI. I’ll share mine.
If you want to apply machine learning and AI techniques to a problem, you don’t necessarily need an in-depth understanding of the math to get a good result.
If you’re looking to get deep into machine learning and AI research, through means of a PhD program or something similar, having an in-depth knowledge of the math is paramount.
What does a machine learning engineer actually do?What a machine engineer does in practice might not be what you think.

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