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How Your Facebook Posts Reflect Your Personality Style

Wow. This is an incredible study of personality styles, based on the language that people with different personality traits use in their Facebook posts.

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The Power of Quiet Connectors

Stop “networking” and start searching for kindred spirits! Robyn Scott, owner of a company called “Intros” and author of “The Power of Quiet Connectors“, says that the best connectors are private, modest, and low-key.

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An Autistic Boy Confronts the Social Expectations of His Teen Years

Typically sensitive NY Times essay from the lovely Priscilla Gilman, on her autistic son confronting social expectations of the teen years:

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How I Quit My Job & Became a Writer

Here are five counter-intuitive pieces of advice, drawn from my own experience.

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Maya Angelou On the Difference Between Reaching for the Stars & Reaching for Love

Photographer: flickr.com/thepanamerican

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STUDY: Sad Songs Say So Much (Even More Than You Think)

Olimpia Zagnoli

As a minor key kind of gal, I often wonder: 

Why does sad music make me feel so happy?

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How to Transcend Political Difference: Make Everyone Sit Still

red-blue-chairsIn this season of government shutdown, it’s worth thinking about the mystery of political polarity. How intractable is it, really?
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Quiet: The Book

- Wall Street Journal

Wow!
Bill Gates names "The Power of Introverts" one of his all-time favorite TED Talks.

Best Nonfiction Book of 2012

QUIET has been voted the best nonfiction book of 2012
by Goodreads.com

Manifesto

1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.

2. Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our “heed-takers” more than ever.

3. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.

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