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A Harvard psychologist reveals the biggest reason people don’t achieve their goals

Shooting for the moon is a worthwhile goal if you're NASA.<p>But as Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in a recent Big Think video, the average …

Self-improvement

Marijuana grower fluctuates in jump to TSX

Canopy Growth Corp., the first marijuana producer in North America to graduate to a major exchange, erased early gains on Tuesday, closing down 1.2 per cent in its first day on the Toronto Stock Exchange.<p>The stock, which previously traded on the junior Venture exchange, had surged 25 per cent …

The 25 Best Debut Novels of 2016: Today in Critical Linking

<i>Announcing the Long List for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize</i><p>The Center for Fiction may not explicitly call these the 25 Best Debut …

11 apps 'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss uses every day

The Morning Routine That Maximizes My Productivity At Work

In <i>The Social Animal</i>, David Brooks wrote that “A person who is interrupted while performing a task takes 50 percent more time to complete it and makes 50 percent more errors.”<p>In a world of open office plans, mobile push notifications, and Buzzfeed headlines, we are inundated with interruptions.<p>Our …

André Alexis’s Giller-winning novel throws philosophy to the dogs

André Alexis says he’s feeling a bit tired, when I meet him outside Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton hotel around 11:30, the morning after he won the …

How to Stop Procrastinating and Actually Get Stuff Done

I can be a pretty bad procrastinator.In school, I put off writing essays until the day before they were due. At home, the dishes pile up and out of …

Viewpoint: How creativity is helped by failure

<b>When it comes to creating a great work of art, practice makes perfect, writes Matthew Syed.</b><p>A design college in the United States has just started a new exhibition about creativity, which will run till January. It is called "Permission to Fail". The curator asked a group of 50 prestigious designers …