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5 better ways to compare yourself to others

Comparing your work or abilities to someone else’s can be an unproductive and self-destructive activity. <i>Yet we compare ourselves all the time.</i><p>In my …

Motivation

Trying to Change Your Life? 6 Reminders to Help You Keep Going

<b>“You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.” ~Zig Ziglar</b><p>When you’re studying for eighteen years …

washingdishes

Steve Jobs Asked Himself This 1 Question Every Morning to Stay Successful

See why self-reflection in the morning can set your entire day up for success.<p>Have you ever been distracted while driving and then suddenly arrived at your destination, wondering how you even got there? Too often, we go through life on autopilot like this, only to realize later that we've lost …

Motivation

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

This is the first big milestone.<p>Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone …

Self-improvement

3 Pieces of Warren Buffett Advice the Average American Needs to Hear

Here's what Warren Buffett has to say about how Americans should invest, and the importance of being prepared for the unexpected.<p>With the stock …

The purpose of life is to be a nobody

We all experience the world like we are at the center of reality.<p>We think and we feel in relation to how our senses absorb information and how this information mingles with our personal memories. The subjective perception created by these interactions provides the illusion of importance.<p>We forget …

Self-improvement

Find out How Earning $30,000 a Year Can Turn You Into a Millionaire

It may sound crazy, but even if you only earn $30,000 per year, if you invest (and save) wisely and prudently you can you become a millionaire. …

Retirement

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

Do You Even Know How Bonds Work? Now’s the Time to Brush Up

Test your knowledge with our quiz.<p>Bonds have been in the news a lot lately: Yields on 10-year Treasury bonds have risen amid concerns that tax cuts …

Retirement

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Cultivating smart habits is the key to unlocking your potential.<p>To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals …

personaldevelopment

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don’t Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do and What to Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his …

Influential investor Raoul Pal says the dollar is your best investment bet for the next year

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which asset is most mispriced of all? According to a Goldman Sachs alum who predicted the financial crisis in 2008, it’s …

Stock Markets

Mark Cuban says 'Shark Tank' showed him there are 3 types of entrepreneurs

After seeing hundreds of entrepreneurs pitch their businesses over six full seasons of "Shark Tank," Mark Cuban said there are only three primary categories they can fall into: honest entrepreneurs, arrogant ones, or scam artists.<p>At a "Shark Tank" a roundtable discussion hosted by Sony Pictures …

Silicon Valley’s Most Disturbing Obsession

It’s not artificial intelligence, or even perfecting the “smart juicer.” It could be a lot more sinister.<p>‘At the moment, I’m completely absorbed with end-of-year projects at school,” the e-mail read. It was 2012, and I was working on an article about an innovative new app that was being used by a …

The 3 stages of failure in work and life — and how to overcome them

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.<p>On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving success in any field. Anyone who masters their craft will face moments of doubt and somehow find the inner resolve to keep going.<p>If you want to build a …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Self-improvement

The Myth and Reality of Trickle-Down Economics

My buddy from grad school, Steve Horwitz, has a column for <i>CapX</i> that looks at the argument over “trickle-down economics.” As he points out (and as …

Do our brains have extraordinary untapped powers?

In rare cases, brain damage has unlocked prodigious mental abilities in patients. Now researchers are exploring the hidden potential in all of us<p>On 13 September, 2002, 31-year-old Jason Padgett, a furniture salesman from Washington, was beaten and mugged by two men after leaving a karaoke bar. He …

The Brain

Tesla Cars Could Soon Power Your Home — and the Grid

Getting a Tesla definitely saves you money on gas, and soon it might save your electricity bill as well.<p>After Tesla’s SolarCity acquisition, the …

Tesla

5 Powerful Mind and Body Hacks for a Limitless Brain

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

9 Things the Most Successful People Do Every Day

Dany Garcia, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's manager and business partner, on goals, decision making, professional relationships... and achieving more than you ever thought possible.<p>I'm fortunate to know a number of incredibly successful people. I always learn at least one thing from conversations with …

coachable

375 top scientists warn of 'real, serious, immediate' climate threat | John Abraham

375 National Academy of Sciences members sign an open letter expressing frustration at political inaction on climate change<p>Yesterday, 375 of the world’s top scientists, including 30 Nobel Prize winners, published an open letter regarding climate change. In the letter, the scientists report that the …

Climate Change

The Brain Damage That Hides Half the World

A rare condition called hemispatial neglect reveals the invisible seams in human consciousness.<p>When I was a graduate student 25 years ago, I met a man I’ll call Mr. X, who had recently recovered from a stroke to the right side of his cerebral cortex. Like many people with a neurological disability, …

8 Habits of the Most Successful People That Lazy People Lack

It all comes down to priorities.<p>Success is a game of habits. In itself, "success" is a relative term and so its "achievement" is fully dependent upon the habits you put into place that move you step by step toward the "end" you define for yourself.<p>To be "successful," it becomes a matter of the …

personaldevelopment

Only a cash-strapped public sector still finds ‘smart’ technology sexy | Evgeny Morozov

The Silicon Valley giants have got public services in their sights. But is innovation just a euphemism for privatisation?<p>The irony must be lost on Silicon Valley: Uber, a company run by an unabashed admirer of libertarian novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, is increasingly touted as the saviour of …

3 Smart Ways Millennial Millionaires Manage Their Money

They're passionate and want their money to make a difference.<p>If you’re lucky enough to wake up tomorrow as a young millionaire, it’s time to learn a …

Personal Finance

5 Vital Keys to Success From the Likes of Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk

In the last year and a half, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing some of today’s leading entrepreneurs, celebrities and influencers on <i>The Pursuit</i>. Together, my guests -- including Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Robbins, the Property Brothers and Barbara Corcoran -- have collectively written more than 15</i> …

16 Life Lessons

At the heart of wisdom lies a paradox. On the one hand, our homegrown instincts about the world can be deeply flawed; the bias built into each of us …

University of California

21 traits of billionaires that you can start developing today

Well, besides the size of their bank accounts, many of them exhibit special traits and personality quirks that have helped them achieve unlimited success — and impressive fortunes.<p>Click through to find out if you have any of these 21 traits that billionaires like Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett and …