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Why happy music makes you do bad things

There may be a surprising dark side to easy-listening and feel-good tracks.<p>From the distinctive opening “Whooah” to the recurring funky brass riff that follows each line of lyrics, James Brown’s hit song I Got You (I Feel Good) is a recipe for happiness.<p>The iconic track is arguably one of the most …

Psychology

Briefcam's algorithms can spot murderers and monitor bees

Briefcam has helped police find mass murderer Anders Breivik, spot the Boston marathon bombers and make sense of the Brussels attacks. How? By …

10 Success lessons from Carlos Slim Helu – “Wealthiest Man in Mexico” for entrepreneurs

Share42<p>Tweet<p>Share96<p>+18<p>Shares 146<p>“Competition makes you better, always, always makes you better, even if the competitor wins.” Mexico’s richest man …

Why Is Change So Hard?

With the year drawing to a close, we're soon going to hear the much-dreaded question: "So, what are your New Year's resolutions?"<p>Because a New Year …

The “Bart And Lisa” Theory Of Information Design

In a new book, Jennifer Daniel uses design to illustrate the origin stories of everything, from Big Bang theory to earwax.<p>When she was working as graphics editor for the <i>New York Times</i>, Jennifer Daniel and her team developed a philosophy they termed the “Bart and Lisa approach” to designing …

Infographics

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

Earth - A microbe no one has even seen could explain our origins

Between Greenland and Norway in the mid-Atlantic ocean, 7,546ft (2300m) below the surface, there is a black and smoky region where hot water spouts up from the sea bed. This strange place is called "Loki's castle" after the shape-shifting Norse God Loki: the one Tom Hiddleston played in <i>The Avengers</i>.<p>…

'Most VCs are full of sh*t:' meet the anti-venture capitalist with more than 1,600 startups

Dave McClure doesn't like venture capitalists. "Most VCs don't work that hard," he says. "They think they're great stock-pickers. They're all full of …

Venture Capital

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 41 – How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (1936)

The original self-help manual on American life – with its influence stretching from the Great Depression to Donald Trump – has a lot to answer for<p>The selling of the American self, and its dream of a better future, began with the Declaration of Independence and founding father Benjamin Franklin, who …

Donald Trump

8 Productivity Hacks for the World's Worst Procrastinators

Finding it hard to stay focused? These strategies will help you get more out of your day.<p>Procrastination can strike virtually anyone in any context. And it can take several forms: You might avoid work entirely, deliberate so much over work decisions that you don't actually get anything done, feel …

Procrastination

14 Growth Hacks To Get 20 Million Views

Growing your business can be tough.<p>In the past you cold called, built business networks and advertised in print. If you were into guerilla marketing …

6 Easy DIY Ways to Organize Hair Styling Tools in the Bathroom

You wouldn't trade your favorite curling iron for anything, and yet, you probably don't even have a designated storage space for it. Keeping your …

GA Presents: Lean Startup Week Replay (Online)

If you can’t make it to this year’s Lean Startup Week in San Francisco, don’t miss out on hearing from the entrepreneurs and thought leaders powering …

The 4 Point Personal Finance Checklist for 50-Somethings

Your 50s can be a tricky time financially. On the one hand, you're probably earning more money now than you did earlier in your career, which gives you more flexibility, in general. On the other hand, if you have children, there's a good chance you're facing college tuition bills, or the …

The Best Ways to List Multiple Positions at One Job on Your Resume

Crafting the perfect resume takes a lot of effort, even more so if you’ve had multiple jobs at the same company, either through promotions or …

Salary or equity? This website wants to help you understand startup job offers

Job offer letters can be confusing, especially in the startup industry. Instead of just having a base salary and a benefits package, early-stage …

8 Microsoft Word Hacks to Make You a Power User

These Microsoft Word tips make you a power user in no time.<p>Software comes and goes... I mean, just have a look at the explosion of options in the marketing tech space. We've gone from about 150 to over 4,000 martech options since 2011.<p>But truly great software has staying power.<p>The Microsoft Office …

Software

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

10 Laws of Successful Marketplaces

It has many names: The Sharing Economy, Collaborative Consumption, The On-Demand Economy, and even most recently by Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; the Gig Economy.<p>Whatever it’s called, one fact is clear: on-demand marketplaces are big, and they’re mainstream.<p>Venture capitalists have …

Startups

Two Phases of Startups: Learning & Scale

Real startups don’t go from idea to success in a straight line. Great founders know they’re building under conditions of extreme uncertainty and …

Facebook Advertising: How to Win Over Your Customers in Less Than 8 Seconds

To better understand how to target customers on Facebook, it’s important to know how much time users actually spend on the social platform each …

67 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Ecommerce

<b>Performance should inform business decisions, and KPIs should drive actions.</b><p>Key performance indicators (KPIs) are like milestones on the road to …

The site about health, wellness, personal development and interesting topics on yoga, meditation, spirituality, philosophy and metaphysics with scientfic studies.

Mon, 14 May 2018<p>Developing the positive attitude in life is not easy as developing the negative attitude. Our mind is naturally biased to the …

6 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Every Year

Essential reading for entrepreneurs on strategy and execution<p>While speaking to students at USC's Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies this week, I was asked for a list of books that have been most beneficial to me in business. You'll find those titles below, but I wanted to quickly preface why …

Innovation

12 Business Metrics That Every Company Should Know

<b>HOW DO YOU</b> measure your company’s performance?<p>The way <i>not</i> to do it is by following your gut feeling. Running a successful business requires a thorough …

Customers

7 Effective Tools to Solve Your Startup Problems

<i>Launching and running a successful startup requires many skills and talents, like resourcefulness, dedication, intelligence, and many others.</i> …

Want to Become More Disruptive With Your Startup? You Got 100 Days.

Entrepreneurs know that innovative ideas and products keep their businesses afloat, but many invest in such lengthy development processes that their innovations never see the light of day.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies struggle with deadlines for …

Innovation

7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates

Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it’s easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a …