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A physicist explains the ‘greatest remaining mystery’: The nature of time

<i>Joseph Peschel is a freelance writer and critic in South Dakota.</i><p>No one writes about the cosmos like theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli. He may not be as well known in the United States as the late Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson or Alan Lightman. But in his books, “Seven Brief Lessons on …

Physics

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

The 7 Worst Foods for Your Brain

Your brain is the most important organ in your body.<p>It keeps your heart beating, lungs breathing and all the systems in your body functioning.<p>That’s …

We Just Got More Evidence For The Strange Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer's

Step away from the candy.<p>People with high blood sugar stand to experience worse long-term cognitive decline than their healthy peers, even if they're …

Forget Willpower. This Science-Backed Strategy Is Much More Powerful

Breaking free of the past, bad habits, and temptation has less to do with willpower than it does with these four steps.<p>Let's start off with the conventional wisdom. Willpower is how we break free of the past; it's how we undo bad habits and avoid temptation. You've heard this your whole life. If …

Self-improvement

We've interviewed nearly 50 millionaires about how they invest their money — here are 5 strategies anyone can implement

<i>Each week on a podcast called "Millionaires Unveiled," Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, both certified public accountants, interview a millionaire — someone with a current net worth of over $1 million. They ask them to share their story, investment strategies, and current portfolio …

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's

A high-carb diet, and the attendant high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline.<p>In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3” diabetes, though that moniker doesn’t make much sense. After all, though they share a problem with insulin, type 1 diabetes …

Diabetes

Are Your Money Beliefs Holding You Back?

If you are bravely marching forward into the New Year with aspirations to improve your financial wellness, it is important that you are aware of the role your financial attitudes and beliefs have in shaping your future. These beliefs help explain key differences between savers, spenders, and people …

Personal Finance

Want To Be More Successful Next Week? Remove These 4 Thoughts This Weekend

Establishing the foundation for a successful week requires establishing the foundation for an empowering mindset which starts with removing these 4 thoughts.<p>High performers take advantage of the weekends to separate themselves from the pack by deliberately refocusing and recharging along with …

Self-improvement

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged …

Ways to Train Your Brain to Get What You Want

In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer.<p>In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking,</i>and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my …

Self-improvement

Snapchat succeeded for one reason, investor says: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel

Lightspeed Venture Partners’ Jeremy Liew explains Spiegel’s game-changing insights into social media.<p>As Snapchat maker Snap heads for an $18 billion IPO, its private investors are poised for a big payday. And one of them, Lightspeed Venture Partners’ Jeremy Liew, is using the time to reflect on …

Social Media

Converting Ideas Into Growth And Innovation

In a business environment defined by rapidly accelerating change, the speed of harvesting and implementing ideas for new products, services or …

I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr. James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected, I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."<p>I recently went on a date with a beautiful and smart girl who laughed at all my jokes and then never replied to my texts. I walked away from the date thinking <i>nailed it!</i> while I …

4 Startups Revolutionizing the EdTech World

From online microtutoring to photographic tours back through history, educational technology is giving children new ways to learn.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Technology has been transforming the educational world for the past few years. Every year, new …

Education Technology

How Thinking Like an Introvert Can Help You Get Ahead in Business

Research suggests that introverts possess qualities that can rocket them to the top of their fields.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business has a habit of assigning privilege to "extrovert" traits, like being assertive, talkative and highly social. And that's …

Leadership

5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success

Life is filled with obstacles but none are so onerous as the ones in our own minds. Remove those and nothing will stop you.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless we choose to be great, we will be mediocre at best. What does it take to be great? It takes an …

Self-improvement

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Can an app change human behavior? This behavioral economics professor is banking on it

Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is <i>not on</i> our side.<p>Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A …

Embracing Bad Ideas To Get To Good Ideas

“Can we do one more study?”<p>I heard top management ask that question many times during the two years I spent working on new products at <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>It’s a question that’s raised often at many big companies when a new idea is being discussed. In the case of <i>The New York Times</i>, what management …

Entrepreneurship

10 Mysterious Facts About the Pineal Gland

René Descartes once described the pineal gland as “the principal seat of the soul.” Though medical knowledge has vastly progressed since then, here …

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable--such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast--complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves efficiency …

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

9 ways to be more persuasive every day, backed by research

Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas — in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Maybe that's because selling is the one skill everyone needs to be successful?<p>But being persuasive …

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

Teaching

5 Ways to Make More Money in 2017 Than You've Ever Made Before

We are in the midst of the holiday season and Christmas is fast approaching. Most people have their minds on things like buying holiday gifts, holiday parties, the big New Year's celebration and other festive events. That's all well and good and everyone likes to have fun, but what are you doing to …

How the Rich Get Rich (and the Best Way for You to Get Rich Too)

There's definitely a proven path. But don't just take my word for it -- the IRS backs me up.<p>Epictetus once said, "Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants." And he's right... but that doesn't keep people from wanting to be rich. Even though we all define and success …

monetary

Virtual Dating

Do you find yourself often feel overwhelmed? Does it seem that there’s not enough hours to accomplish what you need to get done? Do you sometimes …

30 Healthy Christmas Recipes That Still Have a Little Bit of Cheese

How to lighten up the holidays—with less butter and more vegetables.<p>Dieting during the holidays makes you feel like a Grinch at the dinner table, but don't worry—there's a happy medium between putting yourself into a food coma with buttery carbs and eating like a rabbit. Prepare for New Year's …