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How to Refresh Your Brain In a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

10 Must-Read Business Books for 2016

It boggles the mind how many small business books are published each year. I, for one, will never have enough time to read all the ones that I want. …

How to Give a Stellar Presentation

Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader

Everybody loves self-improvement. We want to get smarter, network better, be connected, balance our lives, and so on. That’s why we’re such avid consumers of “top 10” lists of things to do to be a more effective, productive, promotable, mindful — you name it — leader. We read all the lists, but we …

Leadership

The most important investing rule

When investing, what is the most important principle to keep in mind? Is it to buy "safe" stocks? Think for the long term? Or, is it something else entirely?<p>There is no one rule that's undoubtedly the "most important," but there are definitely a few that are <i>very</i> important to use in your own …

15 interview questions to measure emotional intelligence

Earlier this year, Container Store CEO Kip Tindell said one of the most important things a leader can have is high emotional intelligence.<p>“Emotional …

Oil holds ground as traders search for bottom of rout | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global oil prices were little changed for a second straight day on Thursday after better-than-expected U.S. jobs data helped the market hold ground after a 10 percent loss earlier in the week.<p>A man fills up his car at a petrol station in Rome January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Max …

The True Cost of the Afghanistan War May Surprise You

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9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Fortune.com

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But what do we do about the Arabs? (Fortune, 1967)

<i>Editor’s note: Occasionally</i> Fortune <i>publishes a favorite story from its magazine archives. In light of the recent uprising in Gaza, we take a look</i> …

"The concern I'm raising is that machines will view us as an unpredictable and dangerous species." Artificial intelligence expert Louis Del Monte warns us about the future. Spoiler: machines are more intelligent than humans. http://wef.ch/1kd7BDa

10 stocks for the U.S. economy’s revival in 2014

With the stock market achieving record highs at the end of 2013, some might think that it is time to take their winnings and go into cash. But over …