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Forget About Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and …

A Harvard psychologist says asking yourself one question can help you keep from losing your head at the office

That is to say, emotions allow us to communicate with other people— without saying a word. Pretty obvious stuff.<p>What's perhaps less obvious is that emotions also let us communicate with <i>ourselves</i>.<p>That might sound weird. Aren't we necessarily privy to everything we're thinking and feeling, all the …

There's an easy way to become a better-liked leader — and most people forget all about it

In fact, one former Googler told Business Insider that <i>not</i> asking for feedback is the No. 1 mistake she sees leaders make.<p>But if you've mustered the courage to find out what other people really think of you, you're hardly out of the woods. There's a second step to improving your reputation among …

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

The longer The Time For Someone to Reply Your Text, The Less They Like You, Explains Psychologist

Imagine you've met someone you really like. You talk to them, you feel there is a connection, you've somehow gotten their number and you've bravely …

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Learn when to delegate and when to micromanage

Micromanaging has become a dirty word in the corporate world. It's used by employees to describe overzealous managers, who don't trust them to perform the simplest of tasks without constant intervention.<p>Certainly, no one wants to work for a boss, who allows them no freedom, and who doesn't want …

18 sneaky tactics to figure out what other people are thinking before they say a word

Perhaps it's less about what they said explicitly and more about how they looked while they said it. As in, their gaze was freakishly fixed on your face or their left leg kept jiggling.<p>Scientists have spent decades trying to figure out what these nonverbal displays really mean.<p>And while sometimes …

I launched a profitable business in 24 hours — here are my 3 best productivity tips

It's not your fault. Our lives are designed for distraction. The ability to focus deeply on one idea at a time is becoming rarer and rarer.<p>"We're now living in an Idea Economy," HP CEO Meg Whitman wrote on LinkedIn.<p>Whereas manufactured goods were once the material that drove our economy, ideas are …

Internet savvy teens are worse at romantic relationships in real life

Communicating in blink-and-miss snaps and 140-character tweets is weakening actual interaction among adolescents.<p>In a sample of 487 teens from a typical public school, those who spent more time communicating with their boyfriends or girlfriends through texting or social media were less adept at …

A top psychologist says there's only one way to become the best in your field — but not everyone agrees

As a teenager in Sweden, Anders Ericsson used to play chess against one of his classmates, a boy considerably worse at the game than Ericsson. Every time they'd play, Ericsson would trounce him.<p>Then one day, the classmate beat him.<p>Ericsson wanted to know: What exactly had the boy done to improve …

4 myths that will change how you define bullying

Bullying is an abuse of power that makes someone feel small. It can happen at school, on the playground and online. Sometimes it draws an audience of …

Give Zero F**ks: How to Care Less About What Other People Think

It took me a <i>lot</i> of practice to be the kind of woman that gives zero f*cks and actively care less about what other people think, because I misunderstood what the 'give zero f*cks' mindset is all about. The misconception about women who give zero f*cks is that they have no priorities or passions.<p>In …

'Viv' is a next-gen AI assistant that runs circles around Siri, Alexa and Cortana

One of the brains behind Apple’s iconic digital assistant Siri, Dag Kittlaus, took to the stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC to show off his new project, Viv — an AI assistant that aims to be “the intelligent interface for everything.”<p>The 20-minute demo wowed the audience with a real-time …

1 Question Is All You Need to Judge Someone's Personality

This research-backed shortcut can give you an instant sense of someone's character.<p>If you want to better understand someone's personality, there's no shortage of options. Psychologists have developed various checklists and inventories to evaluate everything from whether someone is a card-carrying …

How Do You Help Someone Who Is At Risk Of Suicide?

How do you help someone who is at risk of suicide?<p>That's a question that haunts the people of Greenland, the country with the highest known rate of suicide in the world and the subject of a special NPR report this week. The rate is about 80 per 100,000, and the group at highest risk is young Inuit …

A former hostage negotiator explains the 4 words you need to use to negotiate with someone in business

Mullender spent 30 years in the UK police force and then went on to spend five years as a hostage negotiator, working in Afghanistan and the Middle East.<p>He has the power of persuasion to talk someone out of jumping off a bridge or to prevent an armed kidnapper from killing the person they are …

4 Ways Sleeping Naked Makes You Healthier and Wealthier

What if I told you in just 10 seconds a day, you can sleep better, make more money, reduce stress, and lose weight? Sleeping naked can do all these things and more. All you have to do is take off your clothes. While there are countless strategies floating around out there to help you improve in …

The fact that no one knows much about Google's new CEO may be one reason for his success

Formerly Google's product chief, Pichai became Google's CEO in 2015, after the company reorganized its management structure. Google's then-CEO, Larry Page, became CEO of parent company Alphabet, which oversees Google as well as other initiatives, including Nest and Google Ventures.<p>"What you're …

A simple technique called 'anxiety appraisal' can turn nervousness into success

<i>I just can't wait to learn how I will fail to live up to my own expectations.</i><p><i>I lie awake, tight-chested, at 3 a.m., just really looking forward to what fresh hell that meeting will be about.</i><p>Don't mind me, I'm just trying out a cognitive trick that's supposed to help with anxiety.<p>It's called …

Pretty Much Nobody In The U.S. Leads A Healthy Lifestyle

Let's try to change that.<p>Only 2.7 percent of U.S. adults hit the four key metrics of living a healthy lifestyle -- abstaining from smoking, eating well, exercising and maintaining a healthy body fat percentage -- according to a disheartening new study.<p>The study's lifestyle benchmarks for health …

Why Mentally Strong People Seldom Respond To An Insult

A look around, and you realize the world has suddenly become a place where people are there only to fight and argue with each other, be judgmental, …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

How to answer an insanely hard brain teaser interview question without seeming nervous

<i>"How many people are currently online in Germany?"</i><p><i>"How many windows are there in New York City?"</i><p>And, most importantly: <i>"How the heck do you answer these crazy questions?"</i><p>If you're interviewing for a tech job, chances are you'll get thrown one of these brain teaser questions at some point during the …

The Psychological Trick That Could Help You Reach Your Goals

Everyone from elite athletes to top business executives knows it's important to have goals. After all, goals are what turn dreams into actionable, achievable steps.<p>Whether you set out to lose weight, renovate your house, or complete a triathlon, defining a goal can boost your motivation, at least …

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made millionaires.<p>"From my research, I discovered …

3 Ways an Elite Education Can Hinder Your Success

Before you decide to invest over 100k in an elite education, it's worth learning and knowing the ways it could hinder your potential.<p>Times are changing. With technology and the increased access to information, the decision to pay for education is being questioned. We often think an elite education …

The Surprising Psychology Behind Rock-Paper-Scissors

Rock-paper-scissors, often thought of as a game of random chance, may not be so random after all. According to a study published in <i>Nature</i> and …

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Anyone Can Be A Good Runner

As global warming blesses much of the country with a premature spring, there is no better time to finally achieve your dream of becoming a runner. …

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