Pamela Wang Yee Lin

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The Exact Amount Of Time You Should Work Every Day

New research reveals exactly how much downtime you should be taking.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>You know that taking frequent breaks is good for your productivity, focus, and creativity, but you just never seem to get …

Ask E. Jean: Why Do I Stay Up When I'm Exhausted?

The moment I'm home and can go to sleep, all I want to do is listen to music, write, create, and stay up to 3 a.m.<p><b>Dear E. Jean:</b> When I'm at work, all I want to do is go home and sleep. After work, when I go out with friends for dinner, I'm so tired I almost dip my head into my plate. But the moment …

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Morning and Evening Routines: How to Start and End a Successful Day | The Art of Manliness

You’re a college student.<p>It’s midnight. You’re brushing your teeth and reviewing how the day went. And you’re disappointed.<p>You had planned to work …

10 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview | The Art of Manliness

When it comes to job interviews, we often see it as a one-way street, with the interviewer holding all the cards. In reality, though, it’s a two-way …

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Steve Jobs's 3 Most Surprising Secrets to Success | Inc.com

In the final minutes before Apple's press conference, my thoughts drifted to what Steve Jobs would have thought about his legacy. I envied him in high school as one of the few guys for whom the creative die seemed to be cast as a teenager. His swagger throughout life and his approach to leadership …

Start Saying No to These 7 Things | Inc.com

Despite being composed of just two little letters, the word "no" is both extremely powerful and extremely hard to master. Sure, you can pronounce it just fine, but actually getting it out of your mouth at the right moments is often one of the hardest skills for newbie entrepreneurs to learn. …

Like Running a Business, Getting in Shape Takes Lots of Small Steps to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We often see fitness as a binary issue. Either you’re working out and eating healthy or you’re not. But this is like telling your employees either we’re a successful company or we’re not.<p>The problem with this mindset is that it leaves no …

The Art of Looking: How to Live with Presence, Break the Tyranny of Productivity, and Learn to See Our Everyday Wonderland

For my book club collaboration with <i>The Dish</i>, Andrew Sullivan’s online oasis of intelligence and idealism, I had the pleasure of sitting down with cognitive scientist <b>Alexandra Horowitz</b> to discuss her immeasurably wonderful <b>On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes</b> (<i>public library</i>) — one of the best …

A User’s Guide To Standing While You Work

Can’t decide whether you should sit, stand, or do something in between? A guide to your options for moving more at work.<p>Five or more hours of sedentary sitting, according to Dr. David Agus, is the health equivalent of smoking a pack and a quarter of cigarettes. Yikes.<p>Yet, sitting around is …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

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Brain Processes Information Even While Asleep, Says New Study

Contrary to popular belief, the brain is active in sleep and can perform tasks, according to a new study.<p>The sleeping brain continues to pick …

The Science Behind Our Urge To Procrastinate

Cranking out a final paper hours before the deadline. Putting off that trip to the supermarket until the refrigerator shelves are completely barren. Watching one, two, even <i>three</i> more episodes of "Orange Is The New Black" before finally shutting down Netflix and calling it a night.<p>We all …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Having High-Tech Gadgets Is a Career-Booster, Says Study

Always using the latest high-tech gadget is one way to boost your image at work, new research suggests.<p>Indeed, business professionals who want to be …

The Best Way To Remember Something? Take Notes By Hand

Headed into an important meeting? Grab a pen. Taking notes longhand will help you remember information better than typing them out, according to new research from a pair of psychologists from Princeton University and UCLA.<p>Taking notes with a laptop can be detrimental to learning.<p>The study, …

Napping can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More

In some places, towns essentially shut down in the afternoon while everyone goes home for a siesta. Unfortunately, in the U.S.—more b…

Ear implant uses electrical impulses to regrow auditory nerves

The bionic human is nearly a reality. In recent years, scientists have been able to develop everything from bionic eyes to bionic hands. Yet these machines are still largely dependent on the existing human structures to which they connect. If a person's nerve endings are damaged, for instance, the …

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11 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being

To most people, a smell isn't just a fragrance -- it's a memory. When you get a whiff of chocolate chip cookies, you may think of baking in your Mom's kitchen. When a warm breeze blows the smell of fresh flowers, you're instantly rocketed back to your first dance and the corsage your date …

The Charm Hacker

Olivia Fox Cabane says she can make anyone more likable—for a price. But can charisma really be taught?<p><b>ON A RAINY EVENING</b> in the spring of 2013, …

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Which Productivity Profile Are You?

This post originally appeared at AccidentalCreative.com<p>In my brand new book Die Empty, I examine the common places where bright, sharp, talented …

What The Happiest People Know About Work

Hard work and skills will only get you so far. The most successful people also find joy in working life. It’s not as difficult as it may seem. Here are the top habits for people who are happy at work.<p>Study, work hard, and you will be successful.<p>This was the mantra repeated by educators throughout …

The serious business of gamification

If you're interested in changing behaviour in your workplace, helping employees or customers to develop new skills, or spurring innovation, you may want to consider the approach known as gamification. If that scares you – given that the word is ugly and sounds as if you would just be encouraging …

Review: Dragon Dictate 4.0 for Mac – The best speech recognition app gets even better

Using our voice to control computers has never really taken off. For many of us, using voice recognition technology wasn’t even a consideration until features like dictation and Siri arrived on our iPhones and iPads. There’s good reason too: the voice recognition features built into our devices …

8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …