Resilience Is One of the Most Essential Entrepreneurial Traits. Practicing This Can Help You Build It.

Melting ocean mud helps prevent major earthquakes — and may show where quake risk is highest

The largest and most destructive earthquakes on the planet happen in places where two tectonic plates collide. In our new research, published today in Nature Communications, we have produced new models of where and how rocks melt in these collision zones in the deep Earth.

“Earthquakes are a tangible reminder that we live on an active planet and that, deep beneath our feet, huge forces are making rocks flow and melt and collide. Accurately predicting earthquakes will be an ongoing goal of geoscientists for decades to come.”

Dr Kate Selway – Earth scientist, Macquarie University

This improved knowledge about the distribution of melted rock will help us to understand where to expect destructive earthquakes to occur.

Giant earthquakes, such as the magnitude-9.0 quake in 2011 that caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster, or the magnitude-9.1 event in 2004 that caused the Boxing Day tsunami, occur at the collision zones between two tectonic plates. In these so-called subduction zones, one plate slides beneath the other…

Resilience Is One of the Most Essential Entrepreneurial Traits. Practicing This Can Help You Build It.

Resilience is the capacity to bounce back from difficult events, and if there’s one group who needs that ability, it’s entrepreneurs. Without resilience, every lost client feels like a catastrophe. Failure seems like a point of no return, despite being a normal, if unpleasant, outcome of starting a business.

“Practicing gratitude feels good, to be sure. But gratitude’s tie to resilience runs so much deeper than its ability to generate good feelings.” –
Chris Schembra
, Founder of 7:47
Image credit: Eugene Zvonkov | Getty Images

Resilience, however, is not all or none. Some entrepreneurs are better at picking themselves up and pivoting than others. What separates people who thrive in stressful times from those who break down when faced with adversity?

Research by Vassar College Department of Psychology’s Michele M. Tugade from 2004 suggests that resilient people experience positive emotions more frequently. Although positive emotions come in many colors, only one can be conjured in any context: gratitude…

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