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How artificial intelligence optimizes recruitment

While we worry about artificial intelligence driving us into unemployment, a lot of job positions remain vacant and a large percentage of applicants never hear back from employers.<p>This is largely due to the inefficiency of the manual recruitment tools and processes, which make it extremely hard for …

Once Upon A Purpose: How Companies Can Use Stories To Connect People And Purpose

I remember every detail of a recent exchange I had with my colleagues, and I think I always will. I was speaking with a team at our firm who told me how they had helped a global client achieve one of its most important priorities -- data integrity -- by developing predictive algorithms to detect …

10 Simple Ways To Make Yourself Insanely Productive

Dreams — Mysterious, bewildering, eye-opening and sometimes a nightmarish living hell. Dreams are all that and much more.<p>Here are 20 amazing facts …

Productivity

4 Ways to Become a Better Learner

The CEO sitting across from me is explaining how he and the other executives of a telecommunications firm were caught off guard by a new technology that disrupted the firm’s business. “We did not see WhatsApp coming,” he says, shaking his head. He wants to increase his capacity to learn, to spot …

Pedagogy

These Adorable Illustrations Remind Us That Love Is In The Little Things

Romance is all around.<p>Artist Philippa Rice has drawn comics and illustrations based on her life with boyfriend Luke Pearson since 2011.<p>Rather than illustrating grand romantic gestures, the Bristol, UK-based artist focuses in on the small but sweet moments couples share -- like falling asleep on the …

Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

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 …

How Group Projects Are A Metaphor For Life

You learn a lot about the mold you – and others – fit into when you’re forced to do a group project. We’re either the fake leader, the real leader, …

The New York Times

The relabeling of prisoners has enabled Chinese officials to include them in a new, nationwide "citizen donation" system that China is building to …

Bilingual kids have multiple advantages, no matter what the languages are

We live in a world of great linguistic diversity. More than half of the world’s population grows up with more than one language. There are, on the other hand, language communities that are monolingual, typically some parts of the English-speaking world.<p>In this case, bilingualism or multilingualism …

Language Learning

A step-by-step guide to a meaningful life for the “spiritual, but not religious”

You go to school, study hard, get a degree, and you’re pleased with yourself. But are you wiser?<p>You get a job, achieve things at the job, gain responsibility, get paid more, move to a better company, gain even more responsibility, get paid even more, rent an apartment with a parking spot, stop …

9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed

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7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Awesome Open Source Documents

This is not a list of free programming books. This is a curated list of open source or open source licensed documents, guides, books which can read, …

11 Yoga Poses Every Runner Needs to Know

Get loose before (or after) your run with a feel-good yoga workout that stretches your hamstrings, IT band, hip flexors, and other typically-tight …

Deloitte has an office building designed to engineer the perfect workday for every employee

Most workers are all too familiar with how a seemingly trivial annoyance — the air conditioner blowing directly on your face, a neighboring coworker who cackles like a hyena — can make it impossible to be productive.<p>And while most of us are accustomed to sucking it up by donning a sweater or a pair …

Headphones

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

The Brain

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief  that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Silicon Valley billionaires are appalled by normal schools — so they've created this new one

Kids take attendance on an iPad, complete a "playlist" of activities, and learn 3D modeling software to design a playhouse for the class pet.<p>Founder and CEO Max Ventilla previously helmed the personalization team at Google, where he helped build Google+ and other products that make the internet …

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Wittgenstein Explains Why We Always Misunderstand One Another on the Internet

The best class I took in college was on the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Until that point, I had avoided philosophy of language as simply being …

The research paradigm – methodology, epistemology and ontology – explained in simple language

<i>I have put together this post to explain what a research paradigm is, which includes ontology, epistemology, theoretical framework and methodology,</i> …

Why Physics Needs Philosophy - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

<i>How can we understand the world in which we find ourselves? How does the universe behave? What is the nature of reality?….Traditionally these are</i> …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

7 psychological traps that can undermine your success

But when it comes to professional achievement, you can easily be your own worst enemy. By keeping quiet in meetings when you've got a different opinion or toiling over a project report past midnight, you may actually be acting against your own interest.<p>Here, we've listed seven ways people sabotage …

4 Ways to Ease the Guilt and Pressure When You're Crazy Busy

Traditional time management techniques might help in the short term, but ultimately only serve to put a Band-Aid on a much deeper problem. Rather than focus on perfection, why not focus on what brings you joy and meaning? Choose one strategy that will help you move forward in a less crazy busy …

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