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13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

Innovation

Learning These 10 Lessons In Your 20s Can Make Your 30s Easier

Our twenties are one of the most exciting times in our lives, but also the most bittersweet. It’s a time when we are finding our places in the world, …

23 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your …

Happiness

Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

7 Tips for Achieving Your Goals From a Productivity Expert

The beginning of a new year is quickly approaching, which makes now the perfect time to take stock of your priorities and set goals for your future. …

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

71 of 2016’s Best Books to Make You Successful

Live Your Startup Dream Without Leaving Your Day Job<p><i>By Patrick J. McGinnis<br>April; Portfolio; $28</i><p>Everyone knows that building a startup means hard work …

10 Common Mistakes That Successful People Never Make

Do you ever feel exhausted by your efforts to be successful? Everyone’s idea of success differs, but one theme always remains constant – it’s hard …

How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

My patient and I both knew he was dying.<p>Not the long kind of dying that stretches on for months or years. He would die today. Maybe tomorrow. And if not tomorrow, the next day. Was there someone I should call? Someone he wanted to see?<p>Not a one, he told me. No immediate family. No close friends. He …

Psychology

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science | Inc.com

The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. In your personal life, it can mean winning over a partner, well-behaved children who do as …

5 hacks to have superb memory and active mind

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …

Mindfulness

6 Brain Exercises That Seem Weird But Can Definitely Make You Smarter

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …

Meditation

The Rise of Codeless Computer – An End of Programming Elitists!?

Right, let’s dive into it. Computer programming is a hot trend. However, this demand is going down the drain as we continue training instead of …

Artificial Intelligence

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13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

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Tired of colleagues rolling their eyes impatiently while you speak during meetings?<p>Always feel like you're saying the wrong thing or have nothing valuable to contribute?<p>Fear not! What you need is a pocket full of clever stock sayings you can break out the next time everyone at the table stares at …

If You Have One of These 7 Traits, You're More Intelligent (Says Science)

What does it mean to be intelligent? How does one know if you're smarter than the average? Well, if we went by the Merriam-Webster definition, it …

The 'Big 5' personality traits could predict who will and won't become a leader

But research suggests there are certain personality traits that make it a lot more <i>likely</i> that you'll ascend to a leadership position in your company, your government, or your school. One such piece of research is a 2002 review of studies by the psychologist Timothy A. Judge and colleagues.<p>Judge …

A persuasion expert's 4 best tips for being productive when you don't feel like it

I end up there all the time. So I wondered: what's the best way for <i>me</i> to convince <i>me</i> to be more productive? What's the best way to use the science of persuasion … on myself?<p>I knew the answer was a bit beyond my pay grade, so I called an expert …<p>Robert Cialdini is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion …

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

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11 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

Self-improvement

Pyramids Found In Antarctica: The Work Of Ancient Civilisation Or Aliens?

Details<p>Pic: The Sun UK<p>Google Earth images of Antarctica have revealed what appears to be three pyramids and have prompted conspiracy theorists to …