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Retired NFL and NHL Players' Brains Show Counterintuitive Results in New Study

But this is far from the last word on the matter.<p>New studies on retired Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres players suggest that chronic traumatic …

Research

15 Things You Aren’t Buying at Costco—but Should

If you’re heading to Costco for only mega rolls of toilet paper, dish soap, and maybe a rotisserie chicken, we’re about to blow your world of …

Personal Finance

How to Get Others to Perceive You in a Positive Light, According to Science

It's an easy way to have better success in your personal and professional relationships.<p>My husband and I were having dinner at a restaurant with a couple we were getting to know. After a while it occurred to me that they had spent a considerable amount of time crap-talking members of their own …

Siblings

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said to Always Ask These 3 Questions to Determine the Perfect Job Candidate to Hire

Want to build a great team? Jeff Bezos told Amazon employees to ask themselves these simple questions before making any hiring decision.<p>Jeff Bezos and Amazon are known for many things. A juggernaut of a flywheel. Drones. Amazon Web Services. Relentless expansion.<p>But while Amazon is undeniably a …

Jeff Bezos

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Self-improvement

These Are 15 Free Excel Templates You Can Use to Make More Money

Use them...and profit.<p>In these days of cloud-based systems, mobile applications, and web-based services, why use a spreadsheet for any other purpose than analysis?<p>Three reasons: ease, customization, and cost. A spreadsheet can be easily saved, updated, and reused again and again. A good template …

Project Management

Answering These 10 Questions Yes Will Instantly Prove You Are Meant to Lead People

This self-diagnosis will help determine employees' commitment to their boss, and to their work.<p>Conventional thinking demands that we throw more perks, bonuses, and pay raises at employees to increase their work satisfaction or "boost their morale."<p>But carrot-and-stick methods of motivation don't …

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Personal Finance

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Public Speaking

9 TED talks that will make you better with money

TED is a non-profit organization that formed in 1984 with the goal of spreading ideas in areas of technology, entertainment, and design, and has slowly evolved to include everything from global issues to academic topics. Ideas are shared via short "talks" — speeches given by experts in their …

Etching Brass Plaques

In this video tutorial from Switch & Lever, we are shown how relatively easy it is to create your own etched brass plates using ferric chloride and brass stock. In the video, 3 different methods for creating the mask for etching the brass are experimented with: the laser printer toner transfer …

Video Tutorials

The Power Of Books To Propel Your Career In 2018

The most common New Year’s resolution is to “exercise more.” That’s followed by the second most common resolution—to lose weight. Reading more books doesn’t crack the top 10. But for leaders, maybe it should top the list.<p>After reading more than 75 nonfiction books in 2017, many written by CEOs, I …

3 things the most successful people do at work every day, according to neuroscience

<b>• Having the right mindset is key to your ultimate success.</b><p><b>• But achieving success isn't as simple as just working hard.</b><p><b>• Strong focus, a positive attitude, and "flow" can all help set you up for success.</b><p>We have an obsession with successful people. From the small things they do every day to their …

Warren Buffett dropped GE and signaled the end of an era

Warren Buffett is out on General Electric.<p>During the second quarter — as the sprawling conglomerate continued to flounder and announced the exit of longtime CEO Jeffrey Immelt — the Berkshire Hathaway chief decided to move on, dumping what remained of the holdings his firm acquired in 2008 after …

Markets

How to actually make and keep New Year's resolutions, according to a behavioral scientist

Does anyone take New Year's resolutions seriously anymore?<p>Former President Obama doesn't. He acknowledged as much in a recent interview with Prince Harry on the BBC:<p>"I'm not sure I believe in New Year's resolutions - typically people break them," the former president said.<p>Prince Harry's fiancee …

Prince Harry

Speculative Frenzy Smells More And More Like 2000

Scores of extremely bullish investors insist that the financial markets today do not resemble the technology stock craze near the tail end of the …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

Exercise

Jeff Bezos teaches his kids math with a strategy that's made Chinese and Singaporean students the best in the world — but it's unusual in the US

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO and richest person in the world, has amassed his wealth by being creative and trying unorthodox ways of solving problems.<p>It seems he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, use the same approach for their children's education.<p>"We tried all sorts of things ... Mandarin lessons, the …

Jeff Bezos

23 STEM toys that will excite and educate kids of every age

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff that we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>UBTECH Not unsurprisingly, many parents want the best for their kids — and since science, technology, engineering, and math don't …

Kids

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

5 Foolproof Ways to Build Wealth

Here’s a question with an easy answer: Want to get rich?<p>Even if you’re not the type to chase wealth, you’d probably say yes to financial comfort. …

Retirement

5 Must-Read Customer Experience Books Recommended By Leaders Like Jeff Bezos And Richard Branson

I’m an avid reader, picking up a book almost weekly. I may read 40 books a year, if not more. I love discovering new information or reading an author’s unique perspective. I not only want to learn something new, I also want the author’s words to make me think differently.<p>One of my most enjoyable …

Customer Experience

Opinion: Sell (or short) these 3 stocks before you get burned

If you’re looking to invest in the stock market right now, there may be more profit to be made in being a bear rather than being a bull.<p>After all, …

Stock Markets

Most productive people: 6 things they do every day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

A hedge fund manager is supporting a free master's program in financial engineering

Igor Tulchinsky, the founder of WorldQuant, a New York-based quantitative hedge fund, founded WorldQuant University last year.<p>The program offers students a tuition-free two-year education in financial engineering.<p>"It went live about a year ago, and now we have 600 students who have enrolled from …

Hedge Funds

UBS: Here are the 10 stocks that are set to explode much higher

In a note to clients circulated May 12, UBS equity research highlighted the bank's top stock picks for the second half of 2017.<p>"We asked this of all UBS Analysts in North America. Their responses are collected here, to provide you with a snapshot of our highest conviction Buy-rated investment ideas …

Markets

AI will create many new jobs — here’s how you can prepare

As U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin predicts artificial intelligence (AI) won’t be a threat to American jobs over the next several decades, and still others opine on why he is wrong, both sides are missing an important point: No matter the pace of change as AI makes in-roads into the …

Artificial Intelligence