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The amazing fertility of the older mind

It’s never too late to learn – if you go about it in the right way.<p>If you ever fear that you are already too old to learn a new skill, remember Priscilla Sitienei, a midwife from Ndalat in rural Kenya. Having grown up without free primary school education, she had never learnt to read or write. As …

Monopoly was invented to demonstrate the evils of capitalism

Monopoly's inventor, Elizabeth Magie, would have sent herself straight to jail if she’d lived to know just how influential today’s twisted version of her game turned out to be.<p>‘Buy land – they aren’t making it any more,’ quipped Mark Twain. It’s a maxim that would certainly serve you well in a game …

The subtle power of uncomfortable silences

In business and in life, it could help you to get acquainted with the power of the pause.<p>At your next meeting, wait for a pause in conversation and try to measure how long it lasts.<p>Chances are – especially among English speakers – it will be a second or two at most.<p>Anglophones tend to be most …

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How to love your job again

The stats all seem to point one way – that most of us aren’t engaged or even happy at work. But there are ways to turn it around, writes Eric Barton.<p>Do you dislike – maybe even hate – a job you once loved? It’s probable, based on statistics alone.<p>Around two thirds of people in careers across the …

The 9 New Sleep Rules

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Sleep<i>, which is</i> <i>available at Amazon.</i><p>Anyone who has nodded off on the …

The secret to living a meaningful life

Your ambitions to improve your life do not need to be confined by your personality.<p>Brian Little, one of the world’s leading experts on personality psychology, is renowned as a public speaker. If you watch his recent TED talk on personality, as millions of others have, you will see an engaging and …

How East and West think in profoundly different ways

Psychologists are uncovering the surprising influence of geography on our reasoning, behaviour, and sense of self.<p>As Horace Capron first travelled through Hokkaido in 1871, he searched for a sign of human life among the vast prairies, wooded glades and threatening black mountains. “The stillness of …

Why pain is so hard to measure – and treat

It is surprisingly difficult to explain what we feel when we are hurt, so doctors are developing new ways of assessing and treating agony.<p>One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, “I’ve got this awful pain just here.” She prodded her abdomen and made a face. “It feels like something’s …

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We’ve got human intelligence all wrong

When it comes to brainpower, we humans think our minds are the bees’ knees – but are we really much smarter than other animals?<p>The guests lining up outside a Brisbane gallery were not your typical culture vultures; in fact, until recently they’d never seen a painting in their life. But with just a …

DIY medicine at the edges of civilisation

Away from cutting-edge hospitals, some medics have to save lives with only the most rudimentary tools. BBC Future looks at some of their life-saving solutions.<p><i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the series, we’re bringing</i> …

How liars create the ‘illusion of truth’

Repetition makes a fact seem more true, regardless of whether it is or not. Understanding this effect can help you avoid falling for propaganda, says psychologist Tom Stafford.<p>“Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth”, is a law of propaganda often attributed to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels. …

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Want to Double Your Employee Loyalty? Science Says Provide These 3 Things

Engaged employees can increase your revenues and profits over 200 percent. Here are the three things businesses can do to drive devotion.<p>Humans make relationships harder than they need to be. At our very core, we crave only three things (after food, shelter, and good Wi-Fi service):<p>To feel safe. "I …

The 5 Muscle Groups Guys Neglect Most

By K. Aleisha Fetters for Life by Daily Burn<p>Photo: Pond5<p>There are some muscle groups guys love to train -- namely, the ones that look great under a t-shirt. And hey, your chest, bicep, abdominal and shoulder muscles all make huge contributions to your overall strength. But so do a lot of other …

Doctors and business leaders share their 9 best pieces of career advice

From doctors to researchers in labs to sales force teams at pharmaceutical companies, healthcare covers a whole variety of careers. So, while at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual conference in June, Business Insider asked more than 20 healthcare executives for the best advice …

9 Proven Study Hacks Every Student Should Know

Here are some helpful study hacks that will train your brain and help you work smarter towards your exams. These study tips are Proven by Science.<p>1. …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

Locum GP rates 'linked to deprivation', British Medical Association warns

<b>Patients in the most deprived areas of England face poorer levels of care due to an over-reliance on locum GPs, the British Medical Association has warned.</b><p>Data analysis by BBC News found in some parts of the country 18% of the GP workforce was made up of locums compared to a national average of …

Performance Management: A New Perspective

The secret is out. Many organizations used to think of performance management as a backward-looking assessment program owned by HR. No longer. …

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Learning how to use design thinking to improve the patient experience - Scope

Ask anyone who has experienced the health-care system if something about it could be improved, and there will be no shortage of predictable answers …

This Chart Shows Why So Many Change Management Efforts Fail

It’s a truism of change management that it’s easier to change a troubled organization than it is a successful one. Why? Because, in a troubled organization, remaining in the status quo seems pretty unappealing. If staying in the status quo means going into bankruptcy, it’s a pretty easy sell to …

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams | Inc.com

I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on the way we see the world--and what we believe is …

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Can you really get fit in 60 seconds?

It sounds too good to be true, but can very short bursts of exercise really boost your health as well as longer slogs? Watch how to do it.<p>It’s called 'High Intensity Interval Training', and it can supposedly do wonders for your health – all with just a few minutes per week.<p>BBC presenter and doctor …

The blessing and curse of the people who never forget

A handful of people can recall almost every day of their lives in enormous detail – and after years of research, neuroscientists are finally beginning to understand how they do it.<p>For most of us, memory is a kind of scrapbook, a mess of blurred and faded snapshots of our lives. As much as we would …

A 7-day guide to the pursuit of happiness

It can take just minutes to break through a foul mood if you know the right tricks. Here are some scientifically tested methods to help you beat the blues.<p>In the drudgery of the everyday, it can be easy to become lost in boredom and self-pity. Yet some people seem remarkably resilient to life’s …

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How dark is your personality?

Discover how nefarious you are in our interactive quiz<p>Do you have a ruthless streak? Psychologists believe the “dark triad” of personality – Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy – might help you succeed in life. To measure your own dark side, choose how much you agree or disagree with the …

The future of medicine is testing our body fluids at home

From earwax to faeces, your secretions have secrets.<p>Blood, sweat, tears: what do they say about you? Scientists and doctors have long turned to body fluids for clues about our health, but now they’re finding that they can reveal more about the hidden workings of our bodies than once realised – and …

How provocative art gives historic palaces new life

Europe’s great palaces have always been stuffed full of art – but usually dusty canvases and sculptures rather than contemporary works. Now this is changing, writes Aindrea Emelife.<p>What’s the difference between museums and palaces? “Not much,” says the artist Laurence Weiner, as we sit in one of …

13 apps that will stop you from wasting time

These 13 apps will make scheduling less painful, help you keep track of what you are spending your time on, and even punish you for checking social media too much. They'll also help you see a big picture of how you spend your time and show you small tweaks that can carve out a few more hours of …

Is this the end of traditional doctors? A third of over 65s use technology to manage their health

As Brits continue to avoid a visit to their GP, new research reveals a third of over 65s are using technology to keep tabs on their health and wellbeing<p>We're living in the age of digital health according to new research.<p>In 2014, a study revealed that <b>65 per cent of people actively avoid going to</b> …