Summary of “Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here’s How to Know for Sure”

While many people might describe themselves as simply feeling “Bad,” emotionally intelligent people can pinpoint whether they feel “Irritable,” “Frustrated,” “Downtrodden,” or “Anxious.” The more specific your word choice, the better insight you have into exactly how you are feeling, what caused it, and what you should do about it.
Emotionally intelligent people are flexible and are constantly adapting.
Emotionally intelligent people don’t just understand emotions; they know what they’re good at and what they’re terrible at.
Emotionally intelligent people distance themselves from their mistakes, but do so without forgetting them.
Emotionally intelligent people build strong relationships because they are constantly thinking about others.
Holding onto a grudge means you’re holding onto stress, and emotionally intelligent people know to avoid this at all costs.
Emotionally intelligent people won’t set perfection as their target because they know that it doesn’t exist.
Emotionally intelligent people separate their thoughts from the facts in order to escape the cycle of negativity and move toward a positive, new outlook.

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Summary of “My Perfect Pictures and the Pain Behind Them”

“You’re a naughty girl,” he writes and says over the phone, his voice hissing like oil heated in a pan.
“You deserve to be punished. I can see you better than others can. You think you’re ‘Little Miss Perfect.’ The smile. The body. Perfect grades, too. Well, you need to make me happy then.”
Perhaps you see a lovely, young girl; I see a woman exposed, drowning in the slipstream of her husband’s shadow.
I’ve taken the world’s whippings for being born a girl as reason to believe I deserve only punishment and degradation, inflicted on myself, accepted toward myself.
Leave him, the coffin we call a home, the life of smallness I know as mine.
Initially, the news of my leaving acting and modeling to become a writer was met with resistance ranging from disbelief, worry, outrage, scorn, to laughter, from nearly every friend and relative, each unsolicited opinion preceded with the phrase we women know so well: “I love you, but”.
If all young girls and women committed such treason, patriarchy would collapse.
In addition to being a writer, I’m now a public speaker – in tonight’s performance I’ll be speaking purely as myself.

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Summary of “How to Make the Right Connections When You Don’t Already Have an “In””

What if you don’t know the right people who can help you?
Perhaps you’re new to your field, or you’ve changed locations – but regardless of the reason, the problem is the same: if you’re starting with the wrong connections, how can you hope to work your way into the right ones? That’s a challenge I discuss in my new book Entrepreneurial You, and here are four strategies to consider.
Your existing contacts likely want to help you – they just don’t know how, especially if your new realm is outside their area of expertise.
You could say, “I’d love to consult for Google one day. Do you know anyone who works there that you might be able to introduce me to?” Or you could sort by title and tell your friends, “I’m interested in making connections with anyone you know who is a vice president of human resources. Do you know anyone with that role?”.
People’s level of closeness to their LinkedIn contacts varies; be prepared for them to say they don’t actually know the person well, or at all.
Next, be willing to accept “Six degrees of separation.” Of course, it’s much easier when your friends know the right people and can introduce you directly.
Finally, you can create content to attract the right people to you.
I didn’t know those people, and I didn’t even know the people who knew them.

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Summary of “This Top-Secret Investigator Infiltrates Hate Groups Online”

An elite investigator who tracks angry men online, she’s known to some in her field as the Savant because of her uncanny ability to suss out when, exactly, hate speech will morph into violent action.
“We’ve never really seen violent hate being directed at women like we are now, in the same way that it has been for black people and Jews,” says Heidi Beirich, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center.
There’s the Red Pill community, which preaches, among other things, that women have it better, so much better, than men.
Modern “Male supremacy,” as the experts now call it, actually dates back to the 1970s, when men’s rights activists came about as a reaction to women’s liberation, explains Jessica Reaves, editorial director for the ADL’s Center on Extremism.
Many of the other men behind large-scale recent murders have a history of violence toward women, per the International Center for Research on Women.
A liberal feminist Dyke it’s not a woman and they have been green-lighted….”Men can’t wait for women to come around. Nature doesn’t work that way. We, as men, must regain our culture and take control.”K is currently keeping close tabs on more than 1,000 men.
I can’t reveal her exact methods, but let’s just say anyone who is vocal online about his hate for women has likely chatted her up about his motorcycle or his family.
“There are shitty men and there are shitty women,” she says with a shrug.

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Summary of “Everything you thought you knew about gravity is wrong”

I know, because those are the two answers I’ve been getting for the past few years, ever since I figured out that nobody knows what gravity is, and that just about nobody knows that nobody knows what gravity is.
The exception is physicists: They know that nobody knows what gravity is, because they know that they don’t know what gravity is.
Unless you think hard about gravity, your brain does what it evolved to do: It associates gravity with your relationship to the ground beneath your feet.
You don’t have to think about gravity because you know it in your bones.
“Gravity is the force of attraction that makes things fall straight down.”
Well, yes – depending on what we mean by “Is.” We know what gravity does, in the sense that we can mathematically measure and predict its effects.
We know what its effects are, and we can give the name “Gravity” to the cause of those effects, but we don’t know the cause of that cause.
Gravity is not the force of attraction that makes things fall straight down.

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Summary of “Welcome to Lake Duck Pond, a fake town of 82,000 people”

A friend tried to cover for him, saying he was texting while driving, but everyone in town knows Lenny has a drinking problem, a problem that’s only gotten worse since he lost his side gig as a gravedigger.
There are now enough figments to fill an entire town, dubbed Lake Duck Pond.
“I used to spend an unbelievable amount of time on Reddit,” Devuluh says, “And would often passively come up with ideas for subreddits in my head.” After noticing a number of threads where people posted comments like “It’s me ur brother,” Devuluh became curious about whether a community existed where users pretended to know one another.
Two years later, Lake Duck Pond counts 82,200 members, roughly the same population of Sioux City, Iowa.
At the start, it was a fun experiment where people would post once, maybe twice, and then forget about their role.
Weatherman John Levee, one of the most prominent posters in the sub, said he’s drawn to the sense of camaraderie in the town.
“It’s interesting to see how people interact when you aren’t given a backstory, or a character, only the post, and the knowledge that it’s happening in a small town where everybody knows everybody.”
Levee compares it to listening to community radio as a child in the UK, getting broadcasts from a tiny town in the Midwestern US. “I live in the UK, where the idea of having a radio station for a single town was strange,” he told me.

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Summary of “Want to Be a Great Storyteller? First, Break These Habits”

You’ve heard dozens of times that you’re more likely to engage your audience when you tell a story in your presentation.
Bad Habit No. 1: Giving Too Much Background Your audience won’t understand your story without at least some background information.
Even small doses of narrative evidence can go a long way to backing up the point you want your story to make.
If your story is too drawn out, you risk losing your audience’s attention.
Bad Habit No. 4: Not Including Any Dialogue You need dialogue to bring a story to life, and one line can make for a great climax.
Bad Habit No. 5: Taking Your Audience Through Unnecessary Detours Don’t go off on tangents when you’re building up the action of your story.
You’re telling a story to make your presentation engaging, which means that how you tell it matters just as much as what the narrative entails.
Avoid these traps, and you won’t just tell better stories, you’ll maximize the impact of your overall message, and maybe even leave your audience wanting more.

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Summary of “Want to Be a Great Storyteller? First, Break These Habits”

You’ve heard dozens of times that you’re more likely to engage your audience when you tell a story in your presentation.
Bad Habit No. 1: Giving Too Much Background Your audience won’t understand your story without at least some background information.
Even small doses of narrative evidence can go a long way to backing up the point you want your story to make.
If your story is too drawn out, you risk losing your audience’s attention.
Bad Habit No. 4: Not Including Any Dialogue You need dialogue to bring a story to life, and one line can make for a great climax.
Bad Habit No. 5: Taking Your Audience Through Unnecessary Detours Don’t go off on tangents when you’re building up the action of your story.
You’re telling a story to make your presentation engaging, which means that how you tell it matters just as much as what the narrative entails.
Avoid these traps, and you won’t just tell better stories, you’ll maximize the impact of your overall message, and maybe even leave your audience wanting more.

The orginal article.

Summary of “The Rock Interview: Dwayne Johnson Talks Daughters, Divorce, & Family”

ADVERTISEMENT. It would be disingenuous and reductive to say that The Rock is just a dad at heart – his cardio-toned heart is strong enough to multitask – but he is a dad first.
The Rock recently spoke to Fatherly from Hawaii about the over-the-topness of Hobbs & Shaw, having a second chance at new fatherhood, and what he wants for his daughters.
So let’s talk family instead. How did you approach fatherhood the first time around, when you were transitioning from being a pro wrestler to being in movies?
All of dads out there know and a lot of moms out there know – when you’re in your 20s, you’re still trying to figure out who you are and your place in the world.
My own references at the time were my own dad and he raised me with tough love.
How have things changed for you, now that you’re a dad all over again, but this time with this level of fame?
She’s balancing being my much better half, and properties and staff, and her career and motherhood and babies and everything.
Having success, having babies, understanding what a real partnership was, and having self-awareness – I know that being kind is the easiest thing.

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Summary of “Odell Beckham Jr. on Being Traded by the Giants, The Catch, and His Signature Hair”

Are you happier now, or were you happier then?I always say this: I wouldn’t change anything for the world for where I’m at now.
I also always say this: Be careful what you ask for and be careful what you speak.
Why?I didn’t know that getting to that level-or being on the level, like, where a LeBron is at-that I would have to deal with certain things.
Like, I really didn’t know that when I was younger.
People ask me what advice I would give, and I’m just like: Be careful what you ask for.
So let me ask you again: Are you happier now, or were you happier then?At this moment? I’m happier than I’ve ever been.
Honestly, the whole reason I play football is, one, for my momma.
I was a kid playing in the Georgia Dome at halftime for 15 plays, and I was there to watch Mike Vick.

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