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Who's Afraid of Kaspersky?

We went to Kaspersky Lab's SAS conference, where the controversial Russian anti-virus firm showcases its best research, wines and dines competitors and journalists, and burns American espionage operations.<p>In early March, at a five-star hotel in Cancun, Mexico, the lights go off, the room turns …

How to write stronger sentences with fewer adverbs

Use adverbs sparingly. At their best, they spice up a verb or adjective. At their worst, they express a meaning already contained in the sentence:<p>The …

5 Rare Signs That Prove You Were Meant to Lead People

Are you someone who understands what motivates people psychologically? You may be leadership material.<p>A quick Google search of the word <i>leadership</i> gave me about 376 million results. And while it wouldn't give me the total for "leadership books" (if anyone knows, leave it in the comments), the same …

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing

9 Signs You're Not Fully Present In Your Life, According To Experts

I used to roll my eyes whenever someone talked about mindfulness. Then, I realized that basically every problem I had came down to not being mindful. …

The Best Apps And Add-Ons To Improve Your Writing

Whether you write for business or pleasure or both, you want your prose to be at the very least comprehensible and free from typos - and as usual, …

5 Tips on Writing Multiple Points of View While Keeping the Reader in Suspense

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018]Image from Getty<b>by T.R. Ragan</b>I …

Creative Writing

Submissions are Open for Personal and Critical Essays

From today until January 16, send us your true stories about reading, writing, and storytellingfrom flickr.Electric Literature is opening submissions …

David Foster

This Is The Fascinating Way Blue Eyes Get Their Colour

The human body is incredible.<p>Your eyes aren't blue (or green) because they contain pigmented cells.<p>As Paul Van Slembrouck writes for Medium, their …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

How You Should Upgrade Your Life In 2018, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

It sounds cliche to say that you want to improve your life in the new year, but that doesn't mean it's something to be ashamed of — part of growing …

‘Anyone can change any habit’: the science of keeping your 2018 resolutions

Living a healthier lifestyle isn’t always down to sheer willpower – it can be<br>as simple as forming new habits. But how do we do that?<p>Last year, my New Year resolution was to go for a run first thing every morning. It started well: 1 January was a great success. On 2 January, though, I hit snooze and …

Athletic Apparel

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Ancient shark with 300 teeth that may have inspired tales of ‘sea serpents’ captured by researchers

Maybe it’s time we Homo sapiens re-evaluated our relationship with the oceans of the world.<p>It has been a good few millennia, sure, but our love …

Fish

JK Rowling’s 8 Rules of Writing

Last month, I brought to your attention Neil Gaiman’s rules of writing. He’s not the only accomplished writer who ascribes to a set of rules. Today, …

3 smart strategies geniuses like Albert Einstein and Elon Musk use to learn anything faster

In a world that includes the theory of relativity, the plays of Shakespeare, and a worldwide web of instantly connected supercomputers, it's not difficult to come up with people who might have the authority to talk about how to learn hard things quickly.<p>Thankfully, the geniuses behind just these …

Albert Einstein

3 Simple Tools That Will Optimize Your Brainpower

You already have the habits you need to successfully learn. All you need to do is become aware of them.<p>"Which Habits Can People Build Into Their Day to Optimize Learning?" <i>originally appeared on Quora-- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

This 150 Year-Old Letter Shows Exactly How Exceptional Bosses Make Their Employees Feel

Motivated? Sure. Inspired? Absolutely. But just as General Grant did for Sherman, there's another way every employee should feel.<p>In late 1864 Union General William T. Sherman marched into Atlanta, crippling the southern war economy. The practical effect was massive but so was the psychological …

Beluga Living with Dolphins Swaps Her Calls for Theirs - Inkfish

By Elizabeth Preston | October 20, 2017 12:43 pm<p>In November 2013, a four-year-old captive beluga whale moved to a new home. She had been living in a …

Bottlenose Dolphins

How To Create Nail Biting Openings — Two Simple Techniques

Yes, Even For Boring Business Content<p>Let’s pretend your boss gives you an assignment. He instructs you to read an article and report on it tomorrow. …

Step By Step Advice for People Who Struggle With Their Emotions

What's some good advice for people who struggle to handle their emotions? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora: <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Matt Bodnar, Investor & Accidental Podcaster, on Quora:<p>Emotions are a topic we …

Meditation’s Effects May Differ by Type of Practice

A growing body of research suggests meditation can positively impact our health and wellbeing. But are all forms of mindfulness practice equally …

How to Practice Effortless Mindfulness

In his book <b>Rainbow Painting,</b> Tibetan Buddhist teacher Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche writes: “There are two types of mindfulness: deliberate and effortless.” …

Mindfulness

400 mysterious ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabia

Almost 400 mysterious stone structures dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, with a few of these wall-like formations draping across old lava domes, archaeologists report.<p>Many of the stone walls, which archaeologists call "gates" because they resemble field gates from …

Entrepreneurs Who Build Great Teams Master These 2 Concepts

Building an exceptional workforce requires you to master both the art and science of recruiting.<p>Companies who can consistently attract and hire the right people generate a meaningful competitive advantage in their market. Entrepreneurs who seek this advantage must first understand that recruiting …

10 Easy Steps You Can Take Right Now to Lighten Your Mental Load

Making a list will actually help you sleep better.<p><i>What 10 things can I do now to have a better life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Lanie Bakeberg, Science Teacher, on Quora:</b><p><b>1.</b> …

Scientists Discover a Tiny Monster in Canada's Arctic Ice

No one said that monsters needed to be big or even scary. But when James Dwight Dana first spotted one strange plankton species back in the 19th …