Gabriele O'Connell

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Reason In Our Dark Time

Interview by Richard Marshall.‘<i>A great deal of our math, science, philosophy, and everyday behavior presupposes that stability and equilibria are the</i> …

Anthropocene

MIRROR NEURONS and imitation learning as the driving force behind the great leap forward in human evolution

<i>Research Professor/Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Author, Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and …

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

Exercise

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Samsung Gear Fit 2 review: Samsung gets fitness tracking right

I have to give Samsung credit: it went from making a me-too wearable to making something that feels like a serious commitment, something that its intended audience would actually want to use. I’m talking about the Samsung Gear Fit 2, the company’s new activity-tracking wristband.<p>Samsung’s first try …

7 Easy Strategies Psychologists Use to Drastically Improve Performance

Leaders need simple psychology to create a cohesive team and maximize productivity.<p>Every leader wants a more efficient workplace. Employees benefit from a safe, supportive atmosphere that uses cutting-edge psychological tools to empower each person to make a meaningful contribution to the …

Jennifer Doudna, inventor of gene editing technology CRISPR Cas9, is coming to Disrupt

Berkeley professor of chemistry and molecular and cell biology and the inventor of the revolutionary CRISPR Cas9 gene editing technology Jennifer Doudna is going to join us for the first time on our Disrupt stage in SF this September.<p>We’ll chat with Doudna about her discovery of a tool called Cas9 …

A Former FBI Negotiator Says These Are The 3 Secrets To Getting What You Want

Do you know how to win a negotiation? This man says he does. He also knows the pitfalls.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You know what you want.<p>You just don't know how to get it.<p>You don't know how to get the upper hand in a …

24 Easy Ways to Empower Everyone Around You

Here are simple habits that will help create a culture of empowerment.<p>When our teams become empowered, they take ownership and their commitment to success increases. It allows us to tap into all of their resources and expertise which can lead us to achieving amazing results.<p>Empowered teams should …

Team Building

Rethinking Mentorship: 4 Steps to Take Control of Your Own Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the first pieces of advice a budding entrepreneur is sure to hear is "find a mentor."<p>Counter to what you have been told, mentors don’t guarantee success. In fact, many "established" businesspeople might not be nimble enough to keep …

Entrepreneurship

3 Questions That Will Inspire Innovation

Asking these questions just may spark your next big idea.<p><i>Andy Bailey is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from Nashville and lead entrepreneur coach with Petra, a business-coaching firm. Andy also serves in an advisory role on the Gazelles Council, the leaders of the scale-up movement. We</i> …

Protect Your Relationships By Communicating Effectively

<i>This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns.</i><p>________<p>In my early twenties, I said goodbye to my family in …

Relationships

Peak indifference: privacy as a public health issue

My latest <i>Locus</i> column, "Peak Indifference", draws a comparison between the history of the "debate" about the harms of smoking (a debate manufactured …

Machine Intelligence Will Let Us All Work Like CEOs

When I started my career I was astounded by how superhuman some Fortune 500 executives were. It seemed they were magicians. Every time they answered an impromptu question, the response was refined. Every email they sent was worded perfectly, every decision they made based on deep market knowledge …

The Secret Trait All Successful Salespeople Share, According to Science

In the latest installment of Hype Men, you'll learn how to take advantage of people's preconceived notions to get them to buy from you.<p>In 1960, toymaker Harold von Braunhut created a product he felt certain would be his biggest hit to date--a dehydrated strain of brine shrimp that could be …

Customers

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

How To Harness The Brain Chemical That Makes You Trust Someone

Brain scientists still don’t understand why these simple behaviors release trust-inspiring oxytocin. But they know how.<p>Next time you’re having a fight with your partner try this: Reach out and touch them. Place your hand gently on their knee or their hand. Now, if the fight has escalated to …

Liberal Brains Are Different from Conservative Brains, with Psychiatrist Gail Saltz

<b>Gail Saltz:</b> So I think what’s really fascinating is that there have been a number of recent studies looking at brain structural differences between …

Are animals “persons”? Or just cute objects capitalism can save? Animal rights enter a strange new era

<b>A captive chimpanzee in a roadside zoo, as seen in "Unlocking the Cage" (Pennebaker Hegedus Films)</b><p>Apes may be legal “persons,” and the meat industry struggles to move past cruelty — a new era in animal rights?<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>May 28, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>That human beings are exceptional among the animal …

Obamas take a night out at Mexican restaurant in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's date night for President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.<p>Obama is treating the first lady to a Mexican meal at the …

Barack Obama

How to Measure Your Emotional Intelligence and Become a Better Leader

The set of human skills that determine how we manage ourselves and our relationships matter enormously. Ask yourself these questions to see how you measure up.<p>Originally published by <b>Daniel Goleman</b> on LinkedIn: Measuring Your Emotional Intelligence<p>Emotional intelligence - how we manage ourselves and …

The Illuminati Were Amateurs -- The Facts Show These Five Families Rule the World

As you begin to understand world governments don’t have your best interests in mind — that enemies of the State could more aptly be called enemies of …

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Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read These 5 Books This Summer

Sporting the same reading list as Bill Gates won’t make you a billionaire. But, hey, it’s a start.<p>Gates—the richest person in the world by <i>Forbes</i>‘ …

3 Ways to Use Psychology in Your Social Media Marketing

Looking for ways to connect with fans on a deeper level? Have you thought about using psychology in your marketing? Implementing basic psychological …

Social Media

These 4 rituals will make you an expert at anything

We hear a lot about "10,000 hours" being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Things that will help you understand and raise more questions on Human Consciousness

Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined as: …