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How to Make Small Talk Way More Fun

With these two techniques (and a little courage) you can transform mind-numbing everyday exchanges into actual conversations.<p>Whether you're waiting to pick up your kid after soccer, killing time until that last meeting participant shows up, or kicking off a job interview, small talk is a ubiquitous …

How to Make Your Brainstorming Sessions Instantly More Effective

Research shows this simple tweak to your brainstorming sessions can mean more and better ideas.<p>You don’t hire jerks and show boaters, so that means your team is probably composed largely of nice people. That’s good news for your sanity and productivity at the office, but according to a trio of …

3 Tricks for a More Organized Mind

Organization isn't just about getting your stuff and your tasks in order. You'll do better if you unclutter your mind as well. A new book suggests how.<p>Pick up the average book on organization and it'll tell you all about what to do with your unruly sock drawer, chaotic inbox, or consistently …

How Your Landing Page Can Connect With Every Area Of The Human Brain

A landing page should connect directly with the user’s mind.<p>But how does this really work? In order to create a mentally engaging experience for the user, how should a landing page look, work, feel, function?<p>This article explains each of the four lobes of the brain, their function, and how a …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

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How To Tell A Captivating Story Like A Stand-Up Comedian

Want to be a better storyteller? Comedian and writer Ophira Eisenberg shares the secrets of how to connect with your audience.<p>A story well-told is powerful. It grips us and keeps us engaged, then leave us somewhat changed–perhaps a little happier, more understanding, or determined–because of it. …

No, The Customer Is Not Always Right

How many times have you had to grit your teeth, take a deep breath and silently repeat to yourself, “The customer is always right”? This is a motto that’s drilled into every young retail or hospitality worker, and has somehow made its way into the psyches of established business owners.<p>The problem …

These GIFs Based On Geometry Will Blow Your Mind

When Ireland-based PhD student and digital artist Dave Whyt e isn't studying the physics of foam, he's creating transfixing GIFs based on mathematical data. Whyte's animated dots, lines, cubes, and spheres move and shift in endlessly mesmerizing geometrical patterns that we could watch all …

4 Ways To Change Careers In Midlife

Thinking about changing careers in midlife? Here are four ways to do it, below. (I also offer a fifth, called The Flower Exercise, in <i>What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015</i>. It takes more room to explain than I can here.)<p><b>The First Way: The Internet</b><p>The first idea that occurs to people seeking guidance on …

8 Must-Have Tools for Building Your Startup

Finding the right tools to help you run your startup is vital. Here are some irreplaceable online tools that every business should have in its arsenal.<p>There are plenty of tools available for business owners to build their startups, but finding the right choice among so many can be difficult for …