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Why People Can't Stop Reading Fake News

Stories, not data, are what stick in our minds, says Ozan Varol. And when those stories happen to be untrue, people get hooked on fake news.<p>I was …

Fake News

Your Colleagues Aren’t Your Family. And That’s a Good Thing | Heleo

“The family metaphor is just not true. You’re going to be with your 3 year old when they’re 33, but that’s not what happens at work.”<p><b>READ ON TO</b> …

Oral Roberts

Building Great Culture Isn’t Magic—It’s a Skill You Can Learn | Heleo

“Culture doesn’t take you to some higher plane where problems disappear, but a plane where you see those problems early, and you can deal with</b> …

Self-improvement

Pride Isn’t a Vice—It’s a Way to Become Your Best Self | Heleo

“Listen to those feelings and use them to try to figure out how to become the best person that you want to be.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>What really caused</i> …

Motivation

A Renowned Physicist on What Science Can (and Can’t) Teach Us About the Meaning of Life | Heleo

“No matter what new advances science makes, there is still room for religion.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>What Albert Einstein called “the most beautiful</i> …

Albert Einstein

How to Discover Your Career Superpower | Heleo

“It’s your superpower, it’s this thing that you do reflexively well, so you don’t notice it or value it at all.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>The framework for</i> …

Leadership

Everything You Need to Know to Have Perfect Timing | Heleo

“When people do stuff is as important as what people do or how they do it.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Whether you’re a lark, owl, or third bird</i>• <i><br>What high</i> …

Harvard Business School

Revolutionize Your Thinking About Power and Leadership With Spring’s Most Groundbreaking Books

Here are the new books that changed how Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink thought about how we use power and leadership in …

Leadership

Blue Mind: The Neuroscience Behind Water’s Creativity-Boosting, Stress-Reducing Effect on Your Brain | Heleo

“That’s what flow is—relaxing into what you know well, and letting creativity happen. Water, literally and metaphorically, allows us to do that.”<p><b>READ</b> …

Creativity

Why That Guy You See in the Elevator Every Day is More Helpful for Your Career than Your Closest Friends | Heleo

“No matter what you want to do, you’ve got enough potential in your network to do it.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p>What weak and dormant ties can do for our …

Why “Dumb” Questions Are Key to Innovation

Rocket scientist Ozan Varol says that “dumb” questions are the starting point for innovation.<p>During the first few years of my academic career, I’d …

Creativity

Why Being Kind to Yourself is the First Step Toward Personal Growth | Heleo

“Self-compassion actually makes you more motivated and more resilient to setbacks.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why self-care is anything but selfish</i>• <i><br>Why</i> …

Mindfulness

Privilege is Power. Here’s How to Use It for Good | Heleo

“If I’m the most powerful person in the room, my job should be to make sure I’m speaking up for somebody who’s less powerful than me.”<p><b>READ ON TO</b> …

The World Moves Fast. “Unsafe Thinking” Will Help You Keep Up | Heleo

“Thinking of yourself as an expert is one of the best ways to get yourself into thinking traps.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why you should never think of</i> …

8 Surprising Ways to Stop Wasting Time and Supercharge Your Productivity

If you’re tired of letting your day slip away, these 8 tips will help you slow things down and maximize your productivity.<p>When it comes to …

Time Management

The Small Behaviors That Create Excellence at Work | Heleo

“The best way to persuade someone is with your ears.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>How two simple words have saved Toro hundreds of thousands of dollars</i>• <i><br>Why you</i> …

What to Do with the Fake News Coming from Inside Your Own Head | Heleo

“So often the things that are holding me back are things that I can actually fact check.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why only 20% of the world is operating</i> …

Happiness Expert Gretchen Rubin on Why a Happy Life Starts with Knowing Who You Are | Heleo

“You can build a happy life, but only on the foundation of your own nature, your own values, and your own interests.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Whether you</i> …

A Cognitive Psychologist on Why the Most Rewarding Life is So Counterintuitive | Heleo

“The moment you start giving money away, or giving things away to other people, our happiness increases beyond the level that we would</b> …

Duke University

If You Want to Live a Good Life, Ask Yourself These Two Questions | Heleo

“It’s really easy to say, ‘I want to own that outcome, that result.’ [The harder part] is standing in a place where you’re saying, ‘I’m also willing …

How to Have a Better Conversation (Hint: It’s All About Listening)

Empathy is in short supply. It’s time we learned how to really listen to each other.<p><i>Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.</i> <i><br>— Lao Tzu</i><p>…

How to Raise Grateful Children

“I urge people to tell their kids their stories of both success and failure, and to express kindness and appreciation daily—it really does go a long …

The Professor Behind Stanford Business School’s Famous ‘Touchy-Feely’ Course Reveals the Ways Mindfulness Can Make Us Sharper in the Office | Heleo

“My favorite definition of mindfulness is a simple one: the intentional use of attention.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Breathing techniques you can do</i> …

Using the Science of Good Timing to Pass the Test, Get the Job, and Live a Meaningful Life | Heleo

“There’s research showing that time of day explains about 20% of the variance in how people perform on cognitive tasks. That’s a big deal.”<p><b>READ ON TO</b> …

Stop Asking Children These 7 Questions (and Ask These Instead)

How to encourage children to think differently.<p>A kindergarten teacher was walking around the room to check each child’s work as they drew pictures. …

Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Superboss? | Heleo

“I’m firing you, and it’s for your own good.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Which lesson all companies could learn from Saturday Night Live</i>• <i><br>How to become a</i> …

Thought Leadership

10 Strategies Smart People Use to Handle Difficult People

Stress-relieving techniques for dealing with difficult people.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that …

Emotional Intelligence

Introverts are Natural Disruptors—Here’s Why | Heleo

“Introverts are uniquely suited to disruption because they’re comfortable playing where other people aren’t.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>The creative power</i> …

Personality

How the Open Source Era is Changing the Way We Work | Heleo

“Do you want a culture that works on values, or do you want a culture that works on rules?”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why the “naked autocrat” is the ideal</i> …

Thought Leadership

A Cognitive Scientist's Method for Changing Your Habits | Heleo

“The single biggest mistake that most people make is that they don’t do a very simple thing, which is to make desirable behaviors easy and …