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How to Survive Holiday Parties


Whether it’s at the office, with extended family or with friends, holiday parties can either be really fun or super stressful. Here at the Science of People, we want to help you enjoy yourself during this busy season and that includes finding ways to make the most out of parties you may or may not […]

Book Club Book: Built to Last


Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies By: Jim Collins Book Description: Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined […]

It’s National Letter Writing Day!


Dear Friend, I just wanted to tell you that I am so grateful for you reading our blog posts. You make my heart sing with happiness, you make my skin flow with gratitude, you make me feel all mushy-gushy. Love, Vanessa and the Science of People Team Do you know why I wrote you this […]

The Science of Anger


If I asked you what makes you angry, you’d probably list specific irritating things like: Offensive comments People refusing to follow directions Dumb drivers Etc. The list of what makes people angry goes on and on, but have you ever wondered what actually makes us angry? Psychologists have discovered that there are three causes of […]

Why You Don’t Have a Friend Group Like Friends


I grew up watching Friends. I fell in love with Chandler Bing and cheered for Ross and Rachel. I cried when Phoebe lost her cat. I couldn’t wait for the day I could have my own Central Perk where my close-knit group of friends would lounge on an over-stuffed orange couch for hours just chatting and […]

Do you have a secret?


Do you ever meet someone and wonder what their secret is? I think about this all the time. Why? I think below the surface we have a lot going on. We are constantly deciding: What do we share? What do we keep hidden? What do we do? What do we hide? What do we say? […]

How to Succeed Using the Secrets of the Most Innovative Entrepreneurs


Don’t you just love a good success story–the ones where someone is struggling with their career/family/life in general yet they come up with a brilliant idea, turn it into a business and have their story told in articles all over the internet? What if that could be you? I know not everyone wants to be […]

The Science of Disgust


If I asked you to list some things that are disgusting, what would you say? My list (and I imagine yours too) would include: Vomit Rotting food Feces And lots of other stereotypically disgusting things. But what about the coworker you don’t like? Or the way your wild friend behaves when they get drunk at […]

How Much of Your Personality is Genetic?

How Much of Your Personality is Genetic_

Is your personality nature or nurture? Genetic or environment? According to science: both—but in weird ways. The Basics of Personality Science: Our personalities are complicated, multi-dimensional beasts. But you can boil down some basic traits. 5 to be precise. And based on four different twin studies, researchers believe certain traits are more heritable than others. For […]

The Science of Fear


What’s your greatest fear? According to a study by Chapman University, the top 5 fears in America are: Public speaking Heights Bugs, snakes, and other animals Drowning Blood/needles With the exception of drowning, these are all minimally threatening things that most people have to deal with yet, we react to them as if they’re going […]

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