Colin Adelmeyer

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How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Text-walkers evolve ‘protective shuffle' to prevent injuries

Text-walkers might seem oblivious to their surroundings but they are actually taking extra care to avoid obstacles<p>Sauntering along the pavement at a snail’s pace with their heads bent low over their smartphones, text-walkers are the bane of most busy pedestrians.<p>But while they appear to be …

Millennials Now Outnumber Boomers in the U.S.

Mil­len­ni­als now make up a lar­ger part of the pop­u­la­tion than boomers, ac­cord­ing to the latest Census Bur­eau data.<p>People who were born …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

Psychology

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

Millennial small biz owners more optimistic than older generations

Young small business owners are far more optimistic than their older counterparts and more convinced that they are tech savvy, according to two …

Why It's So Hard for Millennials to Find a Place to Live and Work

The paradox of the American Dream: The best cities to get ahead are often the most expensive places to live, and the most affordable places to live can be the worst cities to get ahead.<p>So what'll it be: Dayton or San Francisco?<p>Alright, so that's not the most common choice for young people getting …

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

Design Consultancies -- The Perfect Platform for Launching Startups

<i>Co-written by Martin Willers</i><p>The world is experiencing a boom in interest around startups as well as in design and the combination of the two is seen as the perfect cocktail for creating new and innovative offerings. Despite this perfect marriage, startups still seem to be baffled about how and when …

Startups

Aspirin and a stiff upper lip are best remedies for a broken heart

Consider it a win for the stiff upper lip. Talking about a failed relationship doesn’t soothe the pain of heartbreak and can make some people feel even worse, a US psychologist claims.<p>Instead of brooding over broken relationships, Walter Mischel recommends a couple of aspirin to take the edge off …

Inc. 500 2014 Survey Results: How the Top CEOs Really Think (Infographic) | Inc.com

<i>Inc.'s</i> annual check-in with the nation's top private-company CEOs shows how owners got their start and how their views on innovation and social media have changed.

Tasks Startup CEOs Should Always Outsource

<i>Mikita Mikado is the co-­founder and CEO of electronic signing software PandaDoc. This article was co-written by Christy Delehanty, the Content Manager at PandaDoc.</i><p>“There isn’t enough time.”<p>It’s a common complaint. A familiar refrain reverberating through the startup world, picking up volume as it …

Is There Such A Thing As A 'Good Psychopath'?

Oxymoronic, isn't it, the idea of a "good psychopath"?<p>But in their just published book, <i>The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success</i>, Andy McNab and Kevin Dutton argue that relying on some psychopathic traits can lead to a more successful life.<p>Andy is a British Special Air Service veteran and novelist; …

Rich People Exercise, Poor People Take Diet Pills

One reason the underprivileged face an obesity crisis is that they rely on ineffective weight-loss strategies. In part, this is because economic uncertainty makes it harder to plan for workouts and healthy meals.<p>Poor people—and poor women in particular—are more likely to be overweight and obese. …

9 DIY Benches You Need to Make This Weekend

A bench is one of those ultra versatile furniture pieces that’s always nice to have in a home. They provide extra seating for guests and, if nothing else, they’re a fab spot to throw your extra belongings. Whether you place one in the hallway, the entryway, your bedroom, on your patio or in every …

DIY

We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history

Here’s a quick question for you. What do the following years have in common:<p>1853, 1906, 1929, 1969, 1999<p>Pass the question around your office. Call …

A Simple Strategy For Managing Talented People

Managing talented people is a challenging task. For two reasons. First, talented people are skeptical about management’s contribution to the organization. Second, managerial controls may distract rather than help talented people do what they do best — innovate.<p>But there’s a simple strategy for …

Fast Talkers: How to Slow Down in Front of an Audience

Speaking too fast makes your listeners work too hard. And that's the last thing you want to do. Try this easy-to-do exercise to slow down.<p>I got an email from a guy with a broken computer. It looked like this:<p><i>sorrymyemaillookslikethisbutmycomputerfelloutofmyf</i><i>lightbagandmyspacebarbroke</i><p>Notice the lack …

Visual Social Marketing 101

<i>In preparation for the upcoming Mashies awards, we are running a series of articles looking at the changing face of marketing. More information on</i> …

This software guy accidentally designed an app that is saving my dyslexic son

Recently, my 10-year-old son has been telling everyone that he’s dyslexic. He does this because he knows that sometimes it can help adults understand him better. His intelligence in science and math is quite evident, so when he shows poor performance in reading, writing, spelling, or speaking, …

Text-To-Speech

5 things you didn't know about Alzheimer's

Approximately 44 million people live with dementia worldwide, according to the Alzheimer's Association. By 2050, that number is expected to more than triple to 115 million.<p>In the fight against these fast-growing numbers, experts from all over the world discussed the latest research at the …

Air Force research: How to use social media to control people like drones

"Containment control" model looks at how groups of influencers can manipulate people.<p>Facebook isn’t the only organization conducting research into …

Best Money Tips: Become A Millionaire By Age 30

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on becoming a millionaire by age 30, being frugal when your …

Hacking The Mind: How To Harness The Power Of The Body's Greatest Tool

Amid discussions about what it means to be a feminist and how to excel in male-dominated fields like finance, science and technology, the second annual Forbes Power Women Summit turned its attention to the tool that could could be the key to unlocking female power and achievement: the brain.<p>In …

10 Job-Search Skills Today's College Students Need To Master

The old adage “practice makes perfect” is absolutely true when it comes to finding a job. Practice these critical job search skills so you can present your best self in the hiring process.<p><b>1. Shaking hands.</b> Nothing says, “I’m not interested” like a limp handshake. Practice shaking hands so you get …

7 Psychology Tricks To Influence People And Get Exactly What You Want

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

Top Taliban Commander Resigns, Revealing Major Rift in the Leadership

A major split in the Taliban leadership has emerged that could have far-reaching implications for the war, for the progress of the American …