Fred Stevens

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11 things to give up if you want to be a millionaire

According to self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, almost anyone has what it takes to become a millionaire.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at …

Wealth

Woolet is the smart wallet you’ll never lose [Review]

If you’ve ever lost a wallet, you’ll know it’s one of the most frustrating experiences. You have to cancel your cards, order a new driver’s license, and sometimes you’ll lose precious memories — like photos that can’t be replaced. But you’ll never have to go through that again with Woolet.<p>Woolet is …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

Death Valley National Park<p>Payne and Irish picked Death Valley National Park, which spans both California and Nevada, thanks to the park’s incredible …

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of …

Five Self Help Books That Changed My Life

I've never been much for self-help books.<p>As a general rule, I don't read a lot of non-fiction. And for a long time I think I was a bit of a snob where self-help books were concerned, thinking they were somehow low brow.<p>I was wrong. In the past few months, I've had occasion to read a couple of …

Ready to be confused? Neil Tyson explores the multiverse this Friday.

<i>Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice and Paul Steinhardt.</i><p>The idea of a multiverse is pretty popular these days, possibly because it suggests that given an …

Physics

God & Politics. — WM. Paul Young

I have a confession to make. This is not the sort of confession that stems from secrets and lies and hidden things; I’ve already confessed all that …

What Great Listeners Actually Do

Chances are you think you’re a good listener. People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average.<p>In our experience, most people think good listening comes down to doing three things:<p>Not …

Ignore Most Productivity Advice: This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Know About Habits

Wake up early? Journal? Meditate? Here's the trouble with these and other oft-recommended habits.<p>If you're looking to increase your productivity, there's no shortage of advice out there. Sir Richard Branson thinks you should wake up at 5am every day. Or maybe try journaling. Others swear by …

5 Surprising Steps to a More Effective To-Do List

<b>Ah, the to-do list.</b><p>Lately, I've had dozens of calls from high-achievers (a Head of School, a university athletic coach, a tech industry Chief Marketing Officer) asking me for specific instructions for keeping a more effective to-do list. Ineffective task lists trigger overwhelm, and these folks …

Astronomers just saw farther back in time than they ever have before

To look through the lens of a telescope is to peer back in time.<p>The light we view through it has spent hundreds, millions, even billions of years crossing the vastness of space to reach us, carrying with it images of things that happened long ago.<p>On Thursday, astronomers at the Hubble Space …

Astrophysics

The Embarrassment of Christmas!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!<p>Trees and lights. Congested malls and laughing Santas. Candlelight services and family reunions.<p>It's a wonderful, exhausting, and hectic time of year. As a matter of fact, if we can stay busy enough, if we can just keep ourselves distracted, we might even …

The Bible Doesn't Say Anything

The Bible says...<p>This is a powerful statement. We've all heard it before, from a pulpit or politician, friend or foe. These three words conjure an absolutist stance and the highest authority, but the fact is, the Bible doesn't say anything.<p>Here's an experiment. Go find a Bible. Place it on the …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Cyprus

Are Smile Sheets Supported by Research?

Sally is the chief learning officer for a large well-known bank. She was recently brought in by her CEO to “professionalize” the Learning and …

Talent Management

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

When Teachers Cheat

Rampant conspiracies to alter kids' scores, including the one that resulted in the recent conviction of 11 Atlanta educators, attest to the dangers of high-stakes testing.<p>The social scientist Donald T. Campbell offered an insightful analysis of American education in his 1976 paper, "Assessing the …

Education

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

The world according to Dawn Wells, a.k.a. 'Gilligan Island's' Mary Ann

Ever since the premiere of the CBS sitcom "Gilligan's Island" 50 years ago, people have been asking the burning question: Ginger or Mary Ann?<p>While some fans of the broad comedy series about seven archetypal castaways shipwrecked on an "uncharted desert isle" prefer Ginger, the va-va-va-voom actress …

Barnes & Noble

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep