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Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Sergey Brin

The 8 biggest differences between dating in Japan and America

Let's face it: Dating is hard everywhere. Everyone who has ever dated anyone has their own tales of woe just the cultural differences that vary from place to place. If you have a mixed-culture group of friends where you live, you may already have witnessed the tip of this particular iceberg.<p>This is …

Relationships

What You See First In This Personality Test Reveals Your Most Deeply Hidden Strengths And Weaknesses

Positive or negative, quirks that seem totally obvious to someone from the outside can be the most easily missed when we try to look at ourselves. It …

Psychology

The surprising origins of your f*cking favorite swear words

As a society, we like to swear.<p>Swear words have a strange power over us. It starts when we are young, when they are deliciously taboo. Then, as we …

Linguistics

20 Grammy winners who don't deserve the awards — sorry

The Grammys are supposed to celebrate excellence in music. But the Recording Academy misses the mark so frequently that they're almost a joke among music fans.<p>As one old "Simpsons" line shows, the Grammys aren't considered to be as prestigious as an Oscar or a Tony. There are currently 80 …

Steely Dan

The 15 most beloved best-picture nominees that got robbed of their Oscars by mediocre movies

The Oscars determine the best in filmmaking.<p>Or do they? Often, best picture winners don't line up with the most beloved movie of the year by fans, or even critics.<p>Although many of the most iconic movies in American cinema have been nominated for best picture, some didn't win. But they're loved so …

Terrence Malick

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

Hiking

Why I deleted the Instagram app — and you should think about it too

Instagram has never been my favorite app, perhaps because I love reading words more than staring at photos. But beyond that core element, it's …

Social Media

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Japan

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time by Terry Heick Writing is difficult to teach, if for no other reason than it is also …

Creative Writing

Everything You Should Know About Happy Relationships in One Infographic

From communication to intimacy, this data visual has it all covered.<br>Read More

Happiness

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways To Be More Effective At Work

We are creatures of habit, and so are our brains. When we establish routines, we can carry out tasks faster since we don't have to 'think' about the task<p>Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like …

Who is Gen Z? How teens are consuming content

Defined loosely as the generation born approximately between 1996-2011, Generation Z is 25% of the world's population and is poised to surpass other …

Tim Ferriss Says You Need This Superpower to Achieve Mental Toughness (In Fact, It Saved His Life)

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

Tim Ferriss

30 Must-Read Books

1 of 30<p><i>The Great Gatsby,</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 30<p><i>A House for Mr. Biswas,</i> by V. S. Naipaul<p>3 of 30<p><i>A Tale for the Time Being,</i> by Ruth …

What The Superstars of Emotional Intelligence and Body Language Always Do In Conversation

They know how to make a conversation flow in a way that is almost magical.<p>Can I tell you a quick secret?<p>I'm not a superstar of emotional intelligence (EQ) and body language. I'm a writer, a confirmed introvert, and have an analytical nature, but my number one gifts are not related to picking up …

Why South Koreans rarely use the word ‘me’

‘Uri’ isn’t a mere grammar point, it’s a cultural canon that captures the very essence of a nation.<p>“Our husband is also a teacher,” my co-worker told me as she noisily slurped her soup. She was seated beside another colleague, who was slurping hers, too.<p>I was confused. Had I misheard her? Were …

Students in Finland, the world's best-educated country, react to Japan's harsh school rules

Would these Finnish students be as successful if they’d gone through the Japanese school system instead?<p>Whenever there are lists made of the <b>best</b> …

The 20 Best Rock Albums From 1967, Ranked

<i>Listen To This Eddie is a weekly column that examines the important people and events in the classic rock canon and how they continue to impact the world of popular music.</i><p>1967 is the peak moment of the era we lovingly refer to as the sixties, at least so far as it concerns rock and roll. The …

Jimi Hendrix

This fascinating map shows which languages take the most and least time to learn for native English speakers

If you want to pick up a new language in a short amount of time, you may want to start with Portuguese instead of Korean.<p>According to the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), a native English speaker would need around 24 weeks to learn the former. To learn the latter, however, the speaker would need to …

Language Learning

20 things you never knew about Walt Disney

There are many myths around Walt Disney, the iconic creator of some of the world's most beloved movies, theme parks, and characters of all time.<p>In honor of Walt Disney's 116th birthday, INSIDER has rounded up some of the most surprising facts about the legendary businessman that may change the way …

Walt Disney Company

There's a reason time seems to speed up as you age — but it's possible to slow it down

Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from the same time period — between the ages of 15 and 30.<p>That's the time period when six of the 10 most important events in a person's life typically happen, according to a 2004 study: …

New Zealand

Living in Japan for a year, I saw reasons for its 'demographic time bomb' everywhere — and now I'm seeing the same troubling signs at home

"Kabukicho," he said. "The hotel my company booked is in Kabukicho."<p>That seemed a little strange to me. You might call Kabukicho the red-light district in Tokyo. Hostess bars, nightclubs, street prostitutes — not an environment where I would have expected a classic hotel chain.<p>When we turned the …

Japan

Brain's preference for simplicity the reason behind similarities between languages, finds study

The reason that there are so many commonalities between languages is because the human brain prefers to communicate simply, new research …

Groundbreaking empirical research shows where innovation really comes from

Breaking down barriers for underrepresented kids could quadruple America’s pool of inventors.<p>Gaps in opportunity for talented kids with low socioeconomic status don’t just hold back poor, female, black, or Latino children as individuals — they also impose potentially enormous losses to society as a …

Innovation

You're Just Not Prepared For What's Coming

I hate to break it to you, but chances are you're just not prepared for what's coming. Not even close. Don't take it personally. I'm simply playing …

Building critical thinking: Students are not learning how to think, they are learning how to Google - EducationNC

How can we, as educators, encourage students to think critically about anything when they have a world of information a click away.<p>A 1:1 world<p>With …

The Three-Step System For Getting Students to Do the Talking

I remember the first time I heard the phrase “student-centered classroom” and I almost chuckled.<p>I had always believed my classroom was about the …

The 19 best movies of 2017 that you absolutely need to see

As 2017 comes to a close, a few movie trends are clear.<p>It was a banner year for superhero movies. "Justice League" aside, "Logan," "Thor: Ragnarok," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and "Wonder Woman" were all excellent.<p>It was a great year for horror movies, too. "It" and "Get Out" both terrified …

Construction

The Weird Reason Why Some People Immediately Respect You (or Not), According to Science

What does your voice says about you? Follow these 3 steps, and you'll make a more authentic first impression.<p>Whether you realize it or not, your voice announces your positive or negative emotional state to the entire world. If you feel self-conscious, your listener hears that.<p>When you feel …