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Elie Wiesel quotes on survival, spirituality and humanity

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel made his mark on the world by delivering a message of humanity and tolerance after bearing witness …

Your Brain Is On Autopilot More Than You Think–Here’s How To Wake It Up

It isn’t that we’re making bad decisions. More often, we aren’t even aware there’s a decision to make.<p>Wednesday. Hump Day. The part of the week when we’re over the hill and begin sliding toward the weekend. If hitting midweek feels even a little bit better than slogging through Monday or Tuesday …

Three Rules For Holding Virtual Meetings That People Don’t Hate

Scrap your conference call dial-in number. You won’t be needing it anymore.<p>Companies today operate across multiple time zones as a matter of course. And recent years have seen a boom in collaborative technologies to help them do that. But you may not know it based on the way many companies still …

Crucial

5 Ways to Get Closure—Without Talking to Your Ex

“I just need closure.” These words are way too familiar to anyone who's gone through a bad breakup. As you spend your first newly single days sobbing …

19 Delightful Bits Of Vintage Graphic Design Inspiration

The perceptual process enables us to perceive the world through our senses of sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. In particular, <b>our visual system</b> …

This Stock Picker Says Amazon Is 'The Most Incredible Company in the World'

Chamath Palihapitiya, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist who founded Social Capital and used to work at Facebook, was a new face at New York’s …

Jane Jacobs believed cities should be fun — and changed urban planning forever

When Jane Jacobs published <i>The Death and Life of Great American Cities</i> in 1961, she was a lone voice with no credentials speaking up against the most powerful ideas in urban planning. Fifty-five years later, on Jacobs's 100th birthday (honored in today's Google Doodle), urban dwellers are all living …

A Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively

Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your …

Critical Thinking

Tomorrow's Buildings: Construction industry goes robotic

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1241000/1241095_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518161826_1298015be0236aa49a2ee6e1741f1d3d<p><b>The building site of the future is going to look very different to the one we are all used to today.</b><p>Instead of men in high-visibility jackets and …

3D Printing

The Future Is Near: 13 Design Predictions for 2017

April 27, 20162015 was the year that UX disciples the world over proved themselves to be the singular champions of free thought in design. Slack’s …

Web Design

This Common Way of Thinking Is Holding You Back From Success

People are afraid of commitment. We'd rather keep our options open. We'd rather diversify our investments to mitigate risk.<p>Before writing the first chapter of <i>Harry Potter</i>, J. K. Rowling planned for seven years at Hogwarts. As a result, Harry Potter is one of the most read books of all-time.<p>Before …

Here's What Getting Spanked as a Kid Did to Your Personality, According to Science

If you got spanked as a kid, it probably didn't do you any good. In fact, it may have made your behavior even worse, new research suggests.<p>The more …

9 Signs That You're An Ambivert

I’m sure you’ve been asked many times whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it’s an easy choice, but for most of us, it’s difficult to choose one way or the other.<p>It’s hard to choose because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy reflects a tired and outdated view of personality. …

Psychology

Why Drinking a Little Booze Each Day May Be Killing You

Enjoy a cold IPA when you get home from work? Or maybe a glass of pinot with your dinner? This story may change your life<p>There will be no broken coffee tables in this story. No blackouts, shots of Jager, thumping hangovers, or epic tales of tossing park benches into duck ponds. I’m not the guy who …

After training with a Navy Seal, an entrepreneur explains why everyone should have a 'f--- it list'

Really stop and think about it.<p>Now see if you can identify any patterns among those days that stand out. Were they all happy? Upsetting? Relaxing?<p>According to Jesse Itzler, we're more likely to remember experiences that are unpleasant, at least in the moment.<p>Itzler is the cofounder of Marquis Jets, …

Sara Blakely

Extreme Bootstrapping: Scrappy Moves That Paid Off Big for These Startups

Food poisoning, scrubbing toilets and high roller gambling were all in a day's work for these scrappy startups.<p>Last October, Raju Narisetti, Senior Vice President of Growth and Strategy at NewsCorp, posted a tweet with a rather scathing list of ways startups fake innovation:<p>It was such a stark …

A Possible Link Between Gut Bacteria and PTSD

<b>Could bacteria in your gut be used to cure or prevent neurological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or even</b> …

Neuroscience

The Thing No One Tells You About Relationships

The other day one of my friends asked me why I never write or talk about my marriage publicly.<p>The answer was easy... Because it's SO private!<p>As a coach and teacher, I make a daily to choice to be vulnerable and share a lot of my personal life. But, I've always believed that my husband was an …

A One-Stop Guide to Designing the Streets of the Future

A recently published report by the National Association of City Transportation Officials includes insights from dozens of officials and practitioners across North America.<p>Not all urban planners or city governments agree on what kind of street designs are best. But one thing remains clear: Cities …

The Simplest Way to Avoid Bad Street Design: Copy the Ones That Work

Models matter. Let’s design more streets like the streets we already love.<p>When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail. And when you’re a traffic engineer, it seems, everything looks like a highway.<p>If traffic engineers did not control the design of so many of our public spaces, this might not …

6 Things You Should Say to Your Soulmate Every Single Day

From someone who lost hers.<p>For three years, I had the most perfect marriage in the entire world. I never set out to brag about it, but it's really hard not to. We loved each other. We liked each other. We finished each other's sandwiches, sentences, and Starbucks (he was the slowest drinker on the …

Relationships

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

New research finds that altering gut bacteria in mice changes the way their brains work.<p>The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, …

PayPal just poured millions into a popular startup that helps millennials invest by answering two simple questions

PayPal contributed the majority of the investment.<p>The raise brings Acorns' total funding to $62 million and aligns it with the biggest name in financial technology.<p>Acorns' goal is to capture millennial investors by boiling down the act of investing to small decisions, cofounder Jeff Cruttenden …

FinTech

DNA sat nav uncovers ancient Ashkenaz and Yiddish origins

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD—The origin of Yiddish, the millennium old language of Ashkenazic Jews, is something which linguists have questioned for …

This infographic shows the best time to buy and sell stocks

Is it possible to time the market cycle to capture big gains?<p>Like many controversial topics in investing, there is no real professional consensus on market timing. Academics claim that it's not possible, while traders and chartists swear by the idea.<p>That said, one thing that everyone can probably …

Trading

Opera just added a free VPN to its browser for anonymous internet access

Virtual private networks are popular with privacy-conscious computer users, but the best services cost while the free ones often have hidden costs. Web browser Opera, though, has integrated a free and unlimited VPN into the developer version of its software. "Now, you don’t have to download VPN …

5 Powerful Habits That Will Make You a Better Communicator

The most important thing all great communicators have in common is a heightened sense of awareness of specific situations. Practicing these habits will help get you to that level.<p>Use the following methods to improve your interpersonal interactions. After all, what is more important than having your …