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Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Quantum Physics

Taylor Swift’s reputation: can the new album save her name?

From spats over white privilege to her failure to speak out against Trump, the singer’s position as peerless pop princess has been seriously damaged in recent years. Will this be the week she wins back her detractors?<p>In August, Taylor Swift released Look What You Made Me Do, the first single from …

Music

‘Learning to live’: why sophrology is the new mindfulness

Feeling stressed, anxious, burnt out? Time to pause Headspace and allow us to introduce a technique from the 1960s instead<p>We have welcomed mindfulness so wholeheartedly into our collective wellbeing consciousness that there are now more than 1,300 mindful apps to choose from. In busy cities, you’re …

This Quick Mental Exercise Will Bring You Immediate Clarity & Motivation

A common way to clarify what you want in life is by imagining yourself on your death bed.<p>A common way to clarify what you want in life is by imagining yourself on your death bed. Similarly, Dr. Stephen Covey invites readers of <i>7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> to imagine their own 80th birthday …

10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years

In the final decade of his life, my grandfather woke up every single day at 7AM, picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk, and took it to my …

Wildflowers

8 Motivational Memoirs to Inspire You This September

Motivational books can only take you so far; to go deeper, read these classic autobiographies.<p>The vast majority of motivational books are step-by-step recipes for success, peppered with inspirational anecdotes and, as such, tend to be similar. There's nothing wrong with that, but one could argue …

What Makes a Good Brand Ambassador for Your Business

Author Jill Schiefelbein chats with the senior brand ambassador for Martell Cognac, who talks about his journey into the role, and what makes a good brand ambassador for your company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This video is part of a series brought to you by</i> …

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 7 Things Today

Train your mind to move away from these behaviors to make your life easier.<p>There are plenty of things you can, theoretically, add to your life to be happier.<p>Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life …

A relationship expert shares the trick to getting your way in any situation

The key to winning an argument is to not start one at all.<p>In 2004, amidst George Bush and John Kerry's heated US presidential election campaign, an Emory University professor of psychology and psychiatry named Drew Westen took MRI pictures of people's brains as they watched video footage of their …

5 Entrepreneurs Used This Platform to Make Million-Dollar Businesses

Most people view this social network as a way to connect with and keep in touch with friends, not a platform to make millions. But if you knew how to do it, would you?<p>It's no secret that Facebook is a powerful platform for marketing a business. But so few companies are using the platform to it's …

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit

It's probably not what you think, but it's scientifically demonstrated to improve how you think.<p>Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning …

The Best Way to Build a Successful Team

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

This man had no idea his mind is ‘blind’ until last week

Imagine realising that you’ve spent your whole life unable to visualise anything in your mind. Helen Thomson speaks to a 42-year-old man whose internal world is pictureless.<p>Close your eyes and visualise the face of the person you love the most. The colour of their eyes, the texture of their hair, …

Wales

Leverage Your Fear of Failure to Become More Successful Than You Imagined

No one likes to fail. We live in a culture of achievement and success. We hear about the Oscar nominations, the Fortune 500 companies and cutting-edge medicines, but we rarely hear about the countless auditions, the challenges of building an exceptional product, or the years of medical school. The …

New test for ‘growth mindset’, the theory that anyone who tries can succeed

Researchers are going to examine the theory from American psychology that has taken UK schools by storm. Can it improve Sats results?<p>Can watching short films featuring actors impersonating Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein improve your brainpower? Researchers working in 100 British primary schools …

The Answer To This Question Will Define What Success Means To You

After spending his entire career working his way up the corporate ladder, 48-year-old Andy finally reached the top. But almost as soon as he reached the pinnacle of success, he told his wife he wanted to quit his job.<p>Worried that he was having some sort of mental health problem, she told him to go …

7 Predictions For The Future Of Online Marketing

I recently wrote a piece on my “7 Predictions For How The Internet Will Change Over the Next 15 Years.” Among my predictions were the disappearance of conventional Internet “connections,” the commoditization of privacy, the arrival of augmented reality, less work for skilled humans, and the arrival …

Online Life

Billion-Dollar Social Marketing Startup Sprinklr Extends Reach

In early April, billion-dollar marketing startup Sprinklr closed its ninth acquisition in two years, paying an undisclosed sum for social analytics …

4 TED Talks To Become A True Leader

There’s no set formula for what makes an effective leader. Some people make it to the top and others don’t, but contrary to popular belief, it’s not all a game of wealth. The following TED Talks, given by thought leaders in their respective fields, explore various factors that contribute to the …

Sheryl Sandberg

Saving money now can set you up to be a millionaire when you retire — this class can teach you how

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>However, while it may go against every monetary instinct you have, saving just a little money now can set you up to literally be a …

4 Digital Marketing Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore

With customers' attention increasingly divided across channels, platforms, and devices, marketers are making bold moves to engage and convert audiences.<p>I'm kicking off this shortlist of 2016 marketing trends with a prediction....<p>In the very near future, brands will rely less on traditional media to …

Why Are So Many Animals Homosexual? - Facts So Romantic

Few creatures can boast of devotions so deep as greylag geese. Most are monogamous; many spend their decade-long adult lives with the same goose, …

Jaw-Dropping 4K Timelapse Spans 5 Years and 42 Locations

Photographer Chris Pritchard captures dozens of screensaver-worthy shots in his new timelapse film, 'Skylight.'<p>No matter where we are in the world, whether it's the center of booming metropolis or the outskirts of some barren desert, we can always look up and bear witness to a constantly shifting …

5 research-backed ways to tell if someone is lying

We're going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and more. And this is the industrial strength package. We'll look at how to avoid being deceived by the pros in this arena: con artists.<p>To get the real answers, I called an expert. Maria Konnikova is a …

Cognitive Science

Watch This Hypnotic Yearlong Timelapse of the Sun in Ultraviolet

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) rings in its sixth year in space with a gorgeous, high res timelapse.<p>This week, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) celebrated its sixth year in space. No longer a wide-eyed noob when it comes to staring down the Sun, the satellite has yielded fascinating …

The Internet Makes Us Stupid and Here's Why

I hate to admit it. But reading this column will make you stupider. No, it’s not that what I have to say is particularly obtuse. It’s that you’re …

The 25 Best Free iPhone Apps For Business

Make meetings actually useful. Brainstorm like a champ. Take the boredom out of busywork. And much more.<p>That little computer in your pocket has come a long way over the years, huh? Here are 25 incredibly useful apps that can help you run your business a whole lot smarter than ever before. And every …

How I Learned to Stop Being So Jealous and Finally Get on with My Life

Jealousy and envy are two of the most common—yet negative and useless—emotions many of us have. For a long time, I let both of these destructive …