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Identify the Cost of Being Wrong Before Indulging Your Pessimism

We all have a degree of pessimistic tendencies (some more than others). While it's sometimes useful to expect bad things to happen, ask yourself one …

Happiness

Try This 18-Minute Ritual for Incredible Focus

Three small tweaks to your day can radically increase your effectiveness.<p>We think of rituals as something for religious observances and major life occurrences--something you do in church or on the day you get married. But research shows that not all rituals have to be big, formal, and public to be …

Time Management

11 Psychological Tricks Restaurants Use To Make You Spend More Money

Yet behind the scenes, menu engineers and consultants put careful thought into the way you choose what foods you eat.<p>Here are 11 of the sneakiest psychological tricks restaurants use to make you spend more money:<p><b>1. They don't use dollar signs.</b> A dollar sign is one of the top things restaurants …

What Is The Most Valuable Programming Language To Know For The Future And Why?

<i>Answer by Kevin Suttle, Senior Front-end Developer at IBM Design, on Quora</i><p>To quote William Ting‘s earlier answer: “JavaScript will stay relevant as long as people use the internet.”<p>1. So, JavaScript will be relevant forever.<br>2. JavaScript runs in other environments, outside of browsers, and can be …

Top 20 Technologies that Will Change our Lives: Next Up - Digital Medicine

The global big data market is expected to generate revenue of over $122 billion by 2025. This is resulting in “connectivity” becoming the foundation of life, transcending to a connected home, connected workplace and eventually leading to a connected city. For example, in the home, energy …

"Precrastinating" Can Be Just as Bad as Procrastinating

We know that procrastination can hurt productivity, but according to Lisa Evans at Fast Company the opposite of procrastination—"precrastination"—can …

Procrastination

Permission to Sin: How Moral Licensing Sabotages Your Long-Term Goals

Have you ever had an awesomely productive day where you ripped through projects, knocked items off your to-do list, and overall felt like a …

Licensing

Debunking the Myers-Briggs personality test

<b>The popular Myers-Briggs personality test is a joke, writes Vox's Joseph Stromberg. While it might be a fun way to pass the time, he says, it has about as much insight and validity as a Buzzfeed quiz.</b><p>The test, taken by an estimated 2 million people each year, has been around since the 1940s and is …

How do you explain consciousness?

Our consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers: “There’s nothing we know about more directly…. but at …

Why Do We Laugh When We're Tickled?

It's a mystery that's challenged some of science's greatest minds, including Charles Darwin, Galileo, Francis Bacon, and Plato [PDF]. One thing is …

Roger Federer

49 Signs You’re Addicted To Reading

1. Books > people is your general outlook on life. People are cool but reading is your preferred social activity.<p>2. You know what a book hangover is …

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions

Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes – in one of a number of moves focused squarely on billions of dollars of potential revenue available across the total digital healthcare market.<p>As technology moves further into treatment …

Why Are Some People More Prone To Mosquito Bites?

And by "some people" I mean me. Why is it that an evening stroll leaves me feeling eaten alive while my companions are left blissfully …

Got a meeting? Take a walk

Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it …

Walking

How Creative Hobbies Make Us Better At Basically Everything

They’re not just diversions from the daily grind–creative play can make you better at what you do at work.<p>At any given time, I have a side project running.<p>It’s often a new blog or a Tumblr or a book or a newsletter. Sometimes I try to design WordPress themes. Other times I try photography. This …

Creativity

All You Need To Know About the 10 Percent Brain Myth, in 60 Seconds

The new Luc Besson movie Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson, opens tomorrow in theaters countrywide. It's based on the immortal myth that we use only …

12 Simple Ways To Be More Interesting

<i>It's easy to be boring. It's harder to be interesting. Want to learn how? Jessica Hagy offers the following advice, excerpted from her book "How To Be Interesting."</i><p>Explore ideas, places, and opinions.<p>The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.<p>To embarrassment. To …

Writing

The Body Language Of Creative Thinkers

Could your body language during an interview give away the fact that you’re dumb and unimaginative? Stanford scientists think so.<p>You can tell a lot about a person’s mental state just by looking at their body language. Are they laid back, or fidgety? Are they happy, or sad? Are they confident, or …

Creativity

How to run a team of people who never see each other

Millions of people make a living without ever setting foot in an office. Particularly in technology, companies are moving away from just outsourcing rote tasks to remote workers and toward building entirely distributed teams.<p>One leader is Elance-oDesk, the largest online marketplace for freelance …

The Workplace

How to Be More Interesting When Meeting New People

You might think that being interesting is an innate talent, or that it means you have to be the "life of the party." Neither of those things are …

Self-help

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …

The Good (And Not So Good) Habits of Highly Intelligent People

Being supersmart has its upside--and its downside, too.<p>Here's a chicken-versus-egg question for you: Do people have high IQs because they've developed certain habits, or do they develop certain habits because they have high IQs?<p>I'm not sure there's an answer to that question, but people with higher …

Infographics

How to Get a Great Night's Sleep When You're Away from Home

Whether you're in a hotel on vacation or staying with friends, sleeping in an unfamiliar bed takes a little getting used to. You usually manage, but …

Sleep

5 Surefire Ways to Maximize Your Life, Starting This Morning

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of us have heard the adage, “How you spend your day, is how you spend your life.” I believe it’s even more micro than that. How you spend the first two hours of your day will determine how you live your life and how …

Weight Loss