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A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, especially if we've experienced setbacks in the past. In a blog post on TED, the psychologist Guy Winch, who has 20 years of experience working with patients, says the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable anyway, …

Self-help

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

20 Gifts For Every Geek in the Kitchen

That person in your life who spends all his or her free time in the kitchen is often the most satisfying person to buy a holiday gift for, as chances are you'll wind up benefiting from that oh-so-kind purchase in the future. Now, we've made it even easier to find the right present by doing the …

A War Movie That's Hard to Watch for the Wrong Reasons

Ang Lee’s new film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, uses high-tech cameras to depict the experience of an Iraq veteran’s trip home.<p>More than anything, <i>Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk</i> is a film about authenticity: that strange, special quality that gets assigned to people, or experiences, that meet …

Heroism

How to Transform Your Stress Into Insane Productivity, According to Harvard Psychologists

Stress is sometimes unavoidable — here’s how to turn it into your best friend.<p>We know that stress is bad for us, and that it causes everything from …

This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest man in the world and he's considered to be the greatest investor to have ever lived.<p>But what's funny is that Buffett has achieved all of his success <b>NOT</b> by doing <b>MORE</b> than his peers… but by doing <b>LESS!</b><p>Seriously.<p>For example, Warren Buffett:<p>Reads most of the day;<br>• Keeps a …

Self-improvement

Why you haven't seen London until you've done this pub crawl

Rich in tall tales and superlative ales, these pubs deliver some of London’s most fascinating historical nuggets. Take an afternoon to wend your way around them, soaking up the atmosphere while you partake of a pint or two.<p><i>This walk features in Camra’s excellent new London Pub Walks guide – out</i> …

10 Underrated War Films for Serious Movie Buffs

Put these on the queue for your next movie night.<p>There's no doubt that there's a lot of great war cinema out there for movie buffs. You've got <i>Full Metal Jacket</i>, <i>The Deer Hunter</i>, and <i>Saving Private Ryan</i> just to name a well-known handful. But for every iconic film that has received dozens of accolades, …

War

2016 Internet Of Things (IOT), Big Data & Business Intelligence Update

• Sales and strategic planning teams see IoT as the most valuable.<br>• IoT advocates are 3X as likely to consider big data critical to the success of their initiatives & programs.<br>• Amazon and Cloudera are the highest ranked big data distributions followed by Hortonworks and Map/R.<br>• Apache Spark MLib is the …

Big Data

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in October

We’re just a few days away from October, and that means it’s time for Halloween. Scary movies. Spooky stories. Specters that crawl out of your television and have really long hair. Given that, it’s hard to not see this upcoming month as a streaming service contest: which player can out-Halloween …

Entertainment

This Low-Carb Paleo Rice Substitute Is The Easy Food Swap You Should Follow

To be honest, it’s not that much a of a <i>new</i> food trend as its popularity was at its peak back in January this year. However, following Google Trends, …

Here's everything you need to know ahead the Fed's big statement on Wednesday

The Federal Open Market Committee, which started its two-day gathering in Washington on Tuesday, is expected to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged.<p>Why the Fed probably won't raise rates on Wednesday<p>The clearest preview of Wednesday's likely decision came from Lael Brainard in a speech last …

Economy

NASA space telescope captures black holes ‘burping’ after eating up stars

For the first time ever, astronomers have documented the process by which radiation is expelled from black holes – a process that many believe holds …

One of the key forces behind the bubbles that led to the financial crisis is back

From subprime mortgages to lax regulation over the financial industry, there are many places to lay blame for the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression.<p>One of the biggest spots was the global imbalance of current accounts, according to HSBC Chief Economist Janet Henry.<p>The imbalance …

Economics

8 Ways to Be More Productive Without Feeling Like a Robot

There’s plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don’t want to …

Time Management

Yes, We Can Build Industry in Space—And We Should Start Now

In a lengthy proposal released last week, former NASA researcher and current University of Central Florida professor Dr. Phil Metzger argues that the …

Space Exploration

Fall in love with a job you don't even like, in three steps

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than half of Americans find their job unsatisfactory, according to an annual survey released last month by the Conference Board research group. The nation has been hovering around the halfway mark of job dissatisfaction since at least 2000.<p>Think of the people you work with every day. …

Happiness

There Is A Magical Little Town In Holland Where The Streets Are Made Of Water

It's like something out of a storybook.<p>There are places in this world that are so surreal and beautiful that when you first see photos of them you naturally assume they must be from a movie set. But while the tiny town of Giethoorn in northern Holland may look like it was built for a film based on …

The beginner’s guide to cutting out sugar

If you had to pick a public health enemy number one, you could make a <i>very</i> strong case for (or really, against) sugar.<p>The sweet stuff’s been deemed …

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff relies on the same Zen Buddhist concept that propelled Steve Jobs to success

Benioff calls this approach to business "beginner's mind." It's a concept from Zen Buddhism, and it describes constantly seeing the world anew, as if you didn't know anything about it.<p>The Forbes profile is hardly the first time Benioff has spoken about his beginner's mind. Earlier in 2016, for …

Meditation

8 Powerful Morning Routines of Ultra-Confident People

How to give yourself an espresso shot of confidence as soon as you wake up<p>Exceptionally confident people weren't born that way--they got there by making it a habit and flexing their confidence muscles daily.<p>The ultra-confident know that just like when you skip your breakfast, you won't get very far …

Self-esteem

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

Time Management

Here's which SpaceX rocket will be reused 1st to make a monumental 2nd trip into space

In June, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that we could see one of the retrieved Falcon 9 rockets be reused as early as September.<p>And now, after months of deliberation, the company has plucked one of its famed Falcon 9 rockets from the pack and is preparing it for a momentous second trip into …

Space Travel

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

Wake Forest University

Regenerate Enamel Science

<i>A beauty breakthrough, Regenerate Enamel Science is the first dental care system to successfully target the erosion of tooth enamel.</i><p>The collection …

Dental Care

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List

Every book, try to get one takeaway.<p><i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm …

Books

Scientists Discover Brain Circuits Attached to Mood, and How to Hack Them

Imagine being happy all the time. A devastating divorce, no problem? The boss dumping work on you, without compensation? No big deal. Your kid throat …

Capital Gains: Zenefits cuts its own valuation to keep the lawyers out of the equation, Airbnb swells to $30 billion

J.P. Morgan is making a robotics play.<p>Once-mighty Zenefits has a new deal with its investors to keep them from suing the pants off Zenefits for the company’s major compliance scandal from earlier this year. More on that, and last week’s other big VC deals, below:<p>Airbnb is in the middle of a new …

Venture Capital

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

Procrastination