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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 …

Why Latinos Live Longer Than Everyone Else

Many of us spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on anti-aging creams, fitness programs, and cosmetic surgery in our lifetime to preserve our …

10 Ways Manipulators Use Emotional Intelligence for Evil (and How to Fight Back)

Learn how to protect yourself.<p>Emotional intelligence is nothing new.<p>Sure, the term was coined in the 1960s, and popularized by psychologists in recent decades. But the concept of emotional intelligence--which I define as a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions and use that …

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

Your brain on drugs is not a fried egg

In 1987, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America aired a public service announcement that went on to become a classic of modern pop culture. It likened an egg to "your brain" and a hot pan to "drugs." The egg was then fried in the pan, and the viewer was informed that "this is your brain on drugs." …

The Brain

Researchers find lab rats on marijuana just can't be bothered

THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, makes rats less willing to exert cognitive effort – lazy – but, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man<p>The main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana makes lab rats lazy, according to University of British Columbia researchers.<p>The new …

8 Things Successful People Do To Keep Themselves Motivated All The Time

Want to know what keeps successful people going? Check out these 8 tips to keep yourself constantly motivated until the end point.

How Much We Trust Someone Depends on Their Response to This Moral Dilemma

Who would you trust more: a person who always acts for the greater good, or a person who sticks to their moral principles? According to a recent …

15 Daily Habits That Will Help You Get a Raise

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the cost of living rises, your current salary will seem to shrink, especially if you’re forced to go several years without a bump in pay. Businesses can go through economic slumps and if that’s the reason for your salary stagnation, …

Employment

These Are the Worst 7 Money Habits You Didn't Know You Had—and How to

If you can pay your bills—without charging so much as your Netflix bill to your credit card—and still manage to sock away a few bucks every month into savings, you’re ahead of the money game in a lot of ways. But you could be still be sabotaging your ability to grow financially with bad money …

Personal Finance

3 Things You Must Believe If You Want to Be Successful

At school, at the gym, or at work, this mindset is essential for reaching your goals.<p>There are two types of people in the world: those who dream and those who do. What sets them apart?<p>What sets apart the student who perseveres from the one who decides education isn't really for her? What makes one …

Better To Reign In Hell: Literature's Unpunished Villains

Snidely Whiplash may have been famous for yelling, "Curses, foiled again!" And those "meddling kids" have spoiled many a villainous plot.<p>But sometimes, good doesn't win the day. Sometimes the bad guys get away with it.<p>And if we're going to talk about villains, let's talk about the biggest of the …

10 Success lessons from Tony Robbins – “Life Coach, Motivational Speaker” for entrepreneurs

Share41<p>Tweet<p>Share433<p>+15<p>Shares 479<p>There are few people on this planet as captivating as Tony Robbins. When he speaks, people listen. And you can’t …

Samsung tweet/invite confirm Gear S3 smartwatch to be launched on 31st August in Berlin

There already seemed little room for doubt that Samsung was planning to launch its Gear S3 smartwatch at IFA in Berlin this month, but any lingering question-mark has been removed by a new tweet from Samsung today.<p>With Gear branding, a watchface graphic. ‘talk about 3’ tagline and reference to ‘a …

Ford to ship self-driving cars without steering wheels, brake or gas pedals by 2021

Ford says it’s going to deliver self-driving cars by 2021 – and these will ship in volume, and will also lack steering wheels, brake or gas pedals, offering full Level 4 self-driving features which don’t require a human driver at all, the company announced at a press conference in Palo Alto …

Autonomous Cars

Which Android smartphones get updated the fastest and crash the least?

There are a lot of different Android smartphones out there from dozens of different vendors. How do you pick the best? How about looking at how …

So You Want to Write a Book? These 7 Authors Will Teach You How to Tell Your Story

Having just finished a new book proposal, the topic of writing is fresh in my mind. I self-published my first book Blissful Business: A Gorgeous Guide to Creating Your Dream Career in Health and Wellness in January 2016. A publisher recently saw my book on Amazon and contacted me to write a …

Writing

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Hermann Hesse - misunderstood but loved | Culture| Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW | 09.08.2012

Half a century after his death, the works of Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse are back on the shelves. He's one of the most popular German …

Does Religious Thinking Beget Violence?

In his final tweet before going on a shooting spree in Baton Rouge, which left three police officers dead, Gavin Long wrote,<p>Just bc you wake up every …

How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

This could lead to the creation of truly intelligent AI.<p>How clever do you think you are? Normally we would try and define such a benchmark using …

10 Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us From Living Happy And SMART

I do my best with my writing here and on my blog SMART Living 365 to stay away from politics. That's not because I don't have an opinion, but my intention is to instead inspire and encourage us all to think and form our own opinions from a space of awareness, compassion and personal responsibility. …

Happiness

This space telescope just uncovered more than 100 new planets, many of which might harbor alien life

Now an international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed more than 100 additional exoplanets. Many of these planets might even be rocky and cool enough to harbor life.<p>The Kepler space telescope is a space observatory launched in 2009 with the mission of finding Earth-size planets in …

Paranormal

Controversy Clouds Melania Trump’s Brightening of Dark GOP Convention

CLEVELAND — Melania Trump sought to show husband Donald Trump’s softer side on the first night of the Republican Convention, a jarring contrast with a raft of other speakers who described a violent America besieged by crime, illegal immigration, and corruption.<p>Melania Trump's speech was widely …

Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

The 11 highest-paying tech jobs in America in 2016

Glassdoor sifted through the salaries reported by employees who have these jobs, limiting its search to salary reports from the past year, to come up with median salaries.<p>The website also looked at the demand for these jobs, based on the current number of job openings on its site.