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Announcing The Reverse Hackathon — Ethics+Technology

A call is going out for academics, designers, psychologists, entrepreneurs, developers, educators, and others to come together and reverse the current trend of apps and tools that are addictive, propagate misinformation and promote negative self-perception. The Reverse Hackathon 2018 asks groups to identify issues with existing technologies and present a 5-minute pitch for improving them in a way that better serves "our collective mental and emotional health." The hackathon takes ...
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5 ways to boost your entrepreneurial confidence

Self-confidence is an important skill to master. Having confidence in yourself gives you a sense of trust in your ability to handle challenges, overcome setbacks, and achieve your goals. When you display confidence, people take you more seriously and see you as competent and knowledgeable, which in turn boosts your self-esteem. And you need a healthy self-esteem to perform at your best. Self-confidence isn't something you're born with and just as you can hone other entrepreneurial skills over ti...
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Signs of low self-esteem and the root causes you might not know

Self-esteem is a measure of how worthy you think you are and having low self-esteem can have a damaging effect on your career and relationships. Although reversing a lifetime of negative thoughts about yourself isn’t easy, it is possible and the payoff is worth the effort. As well as highlighting common symptoms of low self-esteem and identifying the root causes, Chloe Chong explores how low self-esteem can impact every aspect of your life and offers some practical advice on how to improve your ...
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Will the real me, please stand up!

Drawing on her own life experience, psychotherapist Sandra Cooper explores how the human emotional need for social acceptance and approval can undermine how we view ourselves and cause us to doubt our self-worth. She also shares the lessons she learned about self-validation, overcoming her fears of exclusion and rejection, and having the courage to allow her authentic self to emerge. [Read the full article on lifehack.org]
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5 self-confidence myths (and how to avoid them)

Low self-confidence is the result of inaccurate thoughts and beliefs you’ve built up over time about yourself. Confidence is a skill that can be learnt and, like any other skill, mastering it requires frequent practice. In this article, confidence coach Wasi Saleem debunks some of the myths about self-confidence and offers practical advice for boosting your self-esteem and developing your self-confidence.   [Read the full article on lifehack.org]
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If you want your kids to be successful in the future, talk to them in this way

As parents, we want our children to be confident and successful, and yet overusing praise can actually undermine their motivation and self-esteem. Using encouragement that places more value on the process than on the outcome, on the other hand, can help children develop a growth mindset. In this article, Jenny Marchal explores the important differences between cultivating a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and shares some examples of phrases you can use to help your child develop a growth min...
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Too much self-esteem may be keeping millenials single

If you're a millennial, you may benefit from learning new relational skills, says psychotherapist and relationship expert Caitlin Cantor. According to research, being brought up during what Jean M. Twenge, PhD, calls the “self-esteem movement” has taught millenials elements of self-esteem that have equipped them with individual skills, rather than relational skills, leading them to become anxious, stressed out, depressed, lonely, and disconnected adults. As with any skills, relational skills can...
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How to stop comparing yourself to others

Being able to occasionally compare yourself to others can be a useful tool for your personal development by helping you to evaluate your own attributes. When social comparison becomes your dominant mode of functioning however, your evaluations are likely to be unfair and can damage your self-esteem and confidence. In this article, best-selling author and international speaker Margie Worrell offers her five top tips to help you free yourself from negative comparisons. [Read the full article on su...
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