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Goals Suck: Why Building Habits and Systems Makes Sense

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Even if New Year’s Resolutions aren’t your thing, a new year is always a good time to reflect and evaluate your progress in the past 12 months.<p>But when it comes to making big changes in your life, don’t set goals.<p>Goals are for losers. — Scott …

Motivation

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

How much pleasure will we lose if we eat less junk food?

In 20 years, Americans will miss out on $5.7 billion in pleasure…whatever that means<p>When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published new guidelines mandating that chain restaurants display calorie counts, this particular consumer (me, Joanna) thought that she might lose a couple pounds as well …

Are 'smart pills' the best way to stay sharp?

<b>(CNN) —</b> How did you wake yourself up this morning? Perhaps through a morning run, or hitting the yoga mat. You might favor good old caffeine, or new-age nutritional supplements.<p>Tom Rice, a London-based film producer in his late 20s, has a new routine. It includes a little fish oil, a shot of …

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

University of Florida

There May Be Some Hope For Restoring Lost Memories In The Brain

Alzheimer's Disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States -- affecting more than 5 million Americans. Perhaps the most devastating symptom of the disease is its characteristic loss of memory and identity, which can take a heavy psychological and emotional toll on its …

Why Buddhist Teacher Pema Chödrön Says There's No Need For Self-Improvement (VIDEO)

The start of a new year is a natural time to reflect on where you've been and where you want to go. But before you start making a resolution list of self-improvements, watch this "Super Soul Sunday" clip with world-renowned Buddhist teacher and best-selling author Pema Chödrön. As one of the first …

This Website Lets You Chat With Your Future Self

In the future, you will be possibly living in a treehouse. If you say so, to yourself.<p>Forget your plans for 2015. A wise person would plan farther out than a year. But what is it going to be like in 20 years? If only there was some way to ask.<p>A new site called Future Self lets you. And the person …

Your Willpower Won’t Help You Lose Weight, You Need To Change Your Environment

Trick yourself into weight loss by putting fruit and vegetables front and center in the kitchen.<p>January is the month of good intentions. We start the year trying to lose weight, eat more healthily, and go to the gym more regularly. Many of us finish it by following familiar habits: too much beer …

At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff.<p>Barbara Beskind says her age is an advantage.<p>"Everybody who ages is going to be their own …

This New Wearable Device Says It Helps Lower Stress At Work–We Put It To The Test

A wearable device that tracks us where we actually are most of the time: In front of the computer and forgetting to breathe correctly.<p>You’re at work, and you’ve been glued to your computer for the last three hours, jumping between chat and email and tabs on your browser. When was the last time you …

What 4 Little Letters Can Tell You About Your Team

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot has been written on introverts and extroverts, including which type of person makes a better leader and selling tips for introverts. But possibly the simplest way to determine the best career positions and job preferences …

Myers-Briggs

30 One-Minute Productivity Tips

Want to be more productive? Need a better way to deal with distractions?<p>It needn’t take long to make changes that count towards increased productivity at work. Take a minute or two to try these tips.<p>1. Don’t check email first thing.<p>2. Set goals.<p>3. Don’t keep a To Do list in your head. Write it …

6 Reasons Why You Should Build an Information Marketing Business

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own Information Marketing Business, the staff at Entrepreneur</i> …

Small Business

Easy Cheesy Artichoke Dip in a Baguette

<i>If you’re getting ready for Memorial Day festivities, this Easy Cheesy Artichoke Dip in a Baguette needs to be on your table. It’s incredible and so</i> …

A Sneak Peek... | Stonesoup

Earlier in the year, we had a family trip to Sydney. Since we were staying with friends, we offered to cook dinner.<p>Our hosts agreed and being the …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

How to Capture Stunning Backlit Portraits During the Golden Hours

Portraits taken during the golden hours – that is, the time just before sunset and after sunrise – have an incredibly powerful light to them. The …

11 Qualities Google Looks For In Job Candidates

Google receives between 2.5 and 3.5 million job applications a year.<p>It only hires about 4,000 people.<p>Senior vice president of People Operations, Laszlo Bock presides over the ultra-selective process.<p>In interviews with The New York Times, the Economist, and students on Google+, the hiring boss sheds …