Jameel Mir

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A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel

The average Facebook user spends almost an hour on the site every day, according to data provided by the company last year. A Deloitte survey found that for many smartphone users, checking social media apps are the first thing they do in the morning – often before even getting out of bed. Of …

Social Media

How I Got Interviews at Facebook, Google, Apple, and Uber in One Week | Inc.com

A few months ago I was looking for a new job. My goal was to get offers from top tech companies, and to get them as soon as possible.<p>I started my search on a Monday, and by that Friday I had interviews lined up with Facebook, Google, Apple, Uber, Twitter, DropBox, Salesforce, LinkedIn, and Airbnb, …

Employment

READ UP: 4 tough Wall Street interview questions

Below are four of the most difficult questions (two technical and two behavioral) you may encounter as well as some sample responses to give you an idea of how to structure a great answer.<p>As you will see, these questions take mastery both of your personal story and of the technical side of …

If You Do Any Of These 7 Things, You Might Naturally Be A Genius

Did you know you really might be a genius? It's true.<p>Even if you don't think of yourself as intellectually superior, you could possess many of the …

Charlie Munger Holds Court at the 2016 Daily Journal Meeting

There are few things in life better than learning from Charlie Munger, the irreverent billionaire investor and business partner of Warren Buffett.<p>In …

There’s no space for today’s young Einsteins

The gravitational waves theorist saw physics as no one else did, but if he was around today his time would be spent chasing grants or tenures<p>The discovery of gravitational waves has been hailed as yet another vindication of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, unveiled a century ago. …

Physics

What Do the Words You Use Say About You?

A lot.<p>Your personality can be determined just by looking at the way you text message. You can make accurate judgments about your favorite author’s …

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

Religion Makes Children More Selfish, Say Scientists

Morality is often associated with religion, but new research reveals that children from religious households are actually less generous than kids from a secular background.<p>This conclusion comes from a study of over 1000 children from around the world, published in the journal <i>Current Biology</i>. The …

Religion

Key to longevity? Blocking over 200 genes boosts lifespan by 60%, study reveals

Once a bucket of genes linked to aging is removed, the lifespan of cells increases significantly, American scientists discovered during ten years of …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

Research-Backed Secrets To A Great Relationship

I've posted a lot about the science around love, including how to tell if your spouse is cheating and why high heels are sexy.<p>But what about the stuff we <i>need</i> to know to be happy. Platitudes don't cut it and though the poets are often right they're frequently vague.<p>Is there an expert who can give us …

What I Learned About Life After Interviewing 80 Highly Successful People

Over the past year I interviewed about 80 guests for my podcast. My only criteria: I was fascinated by some aspect of each person.<p>I didn't limit myself by saying "each one had to be an entrepreneur" or "had to be a success."<p>I just wanted to talk to anyone who made me curious about their lives. I …

7 books that will train your brain to overachieve

1. "Curious"<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It<p><b>Author:</b> Ian Leslie<p><b>5 Second Summary:</b> Harness your natural curiosity to develop the ability to think more broadly and deeply.<p><b>Best Quote:</b> "Curious learners go deep, and they go wide. They are the people best equipped for the …

London School of Economics

Web design color theory: how to create the right emotions with color in web design

The most stimulating color, red is so energizing it has been used to increase blood circulation. Representing passion and power, red is the color that will attract the most attention, which is why it is commonly used for warnings and important notices.<p>Red is very appropriate for the <b>No Way NSA</b> …

UI Design

How Intelligence and Smart Thinking are not the Same

“There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.” [Peter Drucker]IQ test predict very little …

Self-improvement

What 11 Successful People Wish They Knew About Money in Their 20s

Even the wealthiest, most successful people are prone to making money mistakes.<p>Billionaire and investor Mark Cuban misused his credit cards at a …

15 Critical Habits Of Mentally Strong People

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

Emotional Intelligence

What You Didn't Know About the Act of Reading Books

Finding time to read has never been an issue for me. I read different books at different levels — you don’t put the same effort into Harry Potter as …

A self-made millionaire who studied 1,200 wealthy people found they all have one — free — pastime in common

Since then, he's interviewed more than 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people over the past three decades and become a self-made millionaire himself.<p>In his research, he noticed a pastime the rich have in common: <b>They self-educate by reading.</b><p>"Walk into a wealthy person's home and one of the first …

Nymex oil ends higher, but Brent falls for a second day

West Texas Intermediate oil futures bounced off six-and-half year lows Thursday, getting a lift from weakness in the U.S. dollar as the September …

UK graduates are wasting degrees in lower-skilled jobs

Graduates: don't be afraid of a low-skilled job<p>Read more<p>Britain’s failure to create sufficient high-skilled jobs for its rising proportion of graduates means the money invested in education is being squandered, while young people are left crippled by student debts, warns a new report.<p>The mismatch …

Higher Education

15 cognitive biases that screw up your relationships

In fact, we're pretty much hardwired to make mistakes in our judgments of and behavior toward others.<p>Here, we've rounded up 15 cognitive biases that affect our everyday interactions. The scary part is that most of them happen without us even noticing.

The Bedtime Routines of 4 Exceptionally Successful People

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on August 9, 2015.</i><p>Weird fact: Mariah Carey sleeps about 15 hours a night. That’s about double the recommended minimum. The Grammy Award-winning pop siren snoozes more than half the …

Job Search Advice For International Professionals Looking In The U.S.

A rewarding part of my coaching practice is working with students, mostly MBA’s, on career preparation. In the last few years, I have seen a considerable increase in the number of international students looking to establish careers in the U.S. Of course, good job search technique applies whether …

Employment

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

The 8 Traits Shared by the Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What separates the successful entrepreneur from the one who fails?<p>There may not be just one answer. However, the common theme among successful entrepreneurs is they have the right mentality to embark on the entrepreneurial journey.<p>What …

Goldman Sachs' 2nd-most-powerful executive pulled an audacious move to get his 1st job on Wall Street

Cohn, 54, actually has an incredibly inspirational backstory, which is detailed in Malcolm Gladwell's best-seller "David And Goliath." And because the summer interns have just arrived, we thought we'd share it again.<p>As a kid growing up in Cleveland, Cohn found out he had dyslexia, a reading …

30 Albert Einstein Quotes that will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

When a person dies, many things can happen to them. I choose to believe that a deceased person has the ability to come back to Earth without taking a …

Self-help

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

Critical Thinking