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How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn’t Care Less

The host of CNN’s Parts Unknown (starting again on Sunday) wants to make a great show–and challenge some cultural assumptions.<p>“Ready to eat well?” asks Anthony Bourdain.<p>The chef turned TV star is leading the way toward a pair of narrow seats at the New York outpost of a Michelin-rated Tokyo …

You Get 25,000 Mornings: Here Are 8 Ways Not to Waste Them

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a …

8 Slow, Difficult Steps to Become a Millionaire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Dharmesh Shah, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Money of course isn't everything. Not by a long shot. Where your definition of success is concerned, money may rank far down the list. Everyone’s definition of …

Self-improvement

Apparently This Matters: Tom Hanks typewriter - CNN.com

My first message to the world via the Hanx Writer app.<p><i>Editor's note: Each week in "Apparently This Matters," CNN's Jarrett Bellini applies his warped sensibilities to trending topics in social media and random items of interest on the Web.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- We all have weird, irrational concerns.<p>So, if …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

10 Signs That You’ve Found Your Calling

While identifying a calling is a personal, unique endeavor, there are recognizable signs that you have managed to find it<p>Do you know what your calling is? Does it sound appealing to you? As Oprah Winfrey once said, "We're all called. If you're here breathing, you have a contribution to make to our …

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Investing

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Fortune.com

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Let's Stop Trying To Teach Students Critical Thinking

Many teachers say they strive to teach their students to be critical thinkers. They even pride themselves on it; after all, who wants children to …

Critical Thinking

A master statistician reveals exactly why Rory won the 2014 PGA Championship

<b>By Luke Kerr-Dineen</b><p>The 2014 PGA Championship was the first major to use the PGA Tour's ShotLink scoring system, so, naturally, it was a big deal for everyone who likes statistics. It was an even bigger deal for people who <i>work</i> in statistics, because it meant they could use the data to pinpoint why …

FT and McKinsey Business Book longlist revealed

Books about rising inequality, how high-frequency traders rig the equity markets and why LGBT people still feel compelled to hide their sexuality at …

Are You Ready to Pay Some Texas-Sized Prices for College Football?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The National Football League is about to start another season with the preseason already underway. The first full week of …

College Football

Marathon Oil Is Poised to Benefit From Production Growth in U.S.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- <b>Marathon Oil's</b> (MRO) revenue fell in the second quarter, but a deeper look inside its earnings report reveals that the company …

Investing

8 Common Ways Procrastination Costs You Big-Time

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You know the obvious ways that procrastination can impact your life: the annoyed looks you get from friends when you’re late for dinner—again. The “we need to talk” meeting that your boss schedules because you’ve missed yet another deadline.<p>But what you …

The 10 Highest-Paying Work-From-Home Jobs

Most likely, the phrase “C-suite” conjures an image of a suited executive in a sprawling office with an incredible view.<p>And most likely, the phrase “work from home” calls to mind the picture of a pajama-clad person staring at a laptop while lounging on the couch.<p>But surprisingly, many high-powered …

The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …

7 Entrepreneurs You Should Start Following Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want some inspiration? Start following inspiring people. And when I say “follow,” I am not referring only to Twitter, although that is an excellent starting point. I mean follow as in study, investigate, hear, heed, sit at their feet and …

Entrepreneurship

Beautiful Data Visualization & Information Design | Visually

Give your data a voice<p>Doing awesome research and discovering insightful data is just the first part of your job. The next step is to use data …

10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …

Android News

MIT Wants You To Own Your Own Data, Not Give It Away

It doesn’t take a PhD to come up with this statement, but such a feat is clearly easier said than done. Even without NSA spying, a growing number of …

Big Data: A Tool For Big Marketing ROI

In November 2012 as we were heading into another national election, a relatively unknown blogger by the name of Nate Silver made a prediction.<p>Based upon the information available to him, and everyone else, Silver believed that he could with tremendous accuracy predict not only who would win the …

Sharing Data Is a Form of Corporate Philanthropy

Ever since the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters was signed in 1999, satellite companies like DMC International Imaging have had a clear protocol with which to provide valuable imagery to public actors in times of crisis. In a single week this February, DMCii tasked its fleet of …

How to cultivate self-worth without the vanity of self-love – Simon Blackburn

People often seem to talk of self-respect, self-esteem, pride and vanity as if they are interchangeable, never mind the nuances of <i>amour-propre</i>, …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

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