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How Sleep Affects Your Weight

<i>For</i> SELF, by Amy Marturana.<p>Another good reason to start getting more shut-eye.<p>The amount and quality of sleep you get any given night really sets the tone of the following day. When we’re well-rested, our minds and bodies just seem to work better. When we’re really tired, everything’s harder. We …

Becoming Intuitive, and the Power of Trusting Your Gut

Q<p>How did you know you had this ability?<p>A<p>When I was young, I would often have an inkling or gut feeling about something and it would come true. At …

Is Your Employee Ready to Be a Manager?

You have an ambitious team member who’s asking to be promoted to manager. He’s great at his job, but is he really ready to lead? How do you judge his skills and experience? What’s the best way to measure his potential?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>As a manager, you’re always on the lookout for the next …

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25 Things Strong Leaders Tell Their Employees

A great way to step into your leadership power is to start saying things that you haven’t said before. The more aware you can be of your language, the more effective a leader you will be.<p>Too often new leaders are taught to concentrate on schedules, forecasts and milestones. They aren’t always …

Leadership

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

1. Use a 'decoy' option to get people to buy your product<p>In his TED Talk, behavioural economist Dan Ariely explains the "decoy effect" using an old</i> …

5 Amazing facts about Guardian Angels

We owe much to our Guardian Angels, who most of the time guard and protect us without our knowledge<p><i>“See that you despise not one of these little</i> …

World's first baby born from new procedure using DNA of three people

The world’s first baby to be born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people appears to be healthy, according to doctors in the US who oversaw the treatment.<p>The baby was born on 6 April after his Jordanian parents travelled to Mexico where they were cared for by US fertility …

Genetics

Writer’s imagination vs. cultural appropriation: In search of common ground

The ethical imperative for writers is to imagine responsibly and with empathy, not to avoid imagining at all<p>The controversy over Lionel Shriver’s address at the Brisbane Writers Festival draws battle lines where it is not only possible but also necessary to find common ground.<p>To recap: Shriver has …

BBC Top Gear Returns to Three-Host Format With LeBlanc, Harris and Reid

Sabine Schmitz and Eddie Jordan will return as occasional contributors.<p>Chris Evans flopped as the main host of BBC's rebooted <i>Top Gear</i>, but the other hosts showed promise. After the season's conclusion,Evans stepped down, and we heard rumors the show would regroup to focus on the breakout stars, …

Monsanto Finally Licenses the Most Important Biotech Discovery of the 21st Century

Image source: Getty Images.<p>You may not have noticed, but until last week <b>Monsanto</b> (NYSE: MON) was operating with a very noticeable omission in its research and development arsenal. It's a wonder it took so long to plug. Perhaps senior management was caught up with a failed bid for <b>Syngenta</b> and its …

Buddhism and the Brain: Mindfulness in Modern Times

Philosophy professor and Buddhist scholar Evan Thompson discusses the concepts behind his latest book, <i>Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness</i> …

Everything You Know About Getting Things Done is Wrong

I remember finding out early in life that there were two kinds of people in the world: list makers and not. I was always in the “not” group. I could …

Delving into the bipolar brain - Scope

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 6 million American adults have bipolar disorder, a psychiatric illness marked by …

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

Mental Clarity During Near-Death Experiences Suggests Mind Exists Apart From Brain: Study

If the mind is just a function of the brain, it stands to reason that the worse the brain is injured, the worse the mind would function. While this …

The one thing all entrepreneurial people have in common

It's a common phenomenon for those who are setting out without a safety net to build a business, write a book or movie script, or to invent a new product.<p>What entrepreneurial-minded people have most of all — above inspiration, focus, skills, financing, brilliant ideas, etc. — is that they never …

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

The findings may be theoretical, but this is why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

You don’t have to be a scientist to get excited about breakthroughs in theoretical physics. Discoveries such as gravitational waves and the Higgs …

Physics

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting | Inc.com

Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be able to get my message across effectively to my [team/employees/potential investors]."<p>But here's the thing: …

Public Speaking

What Makes a Blond Blond? Very Little.

From a biological point of view, your skin and hair color is 1/ 3,200,000,000th of your body’s chemistry. That’s it. We humans may think overmuch about our outsides, but on the inside our DNA is thinking, “Who cares?”<p>After all, you and I are built from a long chain of chemicals, half from our moms, …

Physiology

22 Things Happy People Do Differently

Many people spend their lives <i>waiting</i> to be happy. You may think, “if only I had more money,” or “could lose weight,” or <i>you</i> fill in the blank, <i>then</i> I …

5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

Whether you have decided to start your first venture, or you’ve been running a company for a while now, you ought to take note of certain traits that …

Chronic illness is wrecking my marriage

<b>The dilemma</b><i>I have had</i> <i>a chronic (and, to me, embarrassing)</i> <i>illness for 16 years. I used to have a job and a normal married life. I was sociable and outgoing. But the stress of living with this problem became too much. I haven’t worked in four years and my life has shrunk to almost nothing. I have</i> …

Relationships

A Healing Meditation

to the center of the Earth. As the Light pours in through the top of your head, watch the river of Light flow, gently carrying anything that is not …