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Here's why writing things out by hand makes you smarter

Handwriting is slow.<p>Weirdly, that's precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning.<p>Take it from research psychologists Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles, who did a fascinating study investigating just how terrible …

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself | Mark Rice-Oxley

The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts<p>Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee …

Fake News

What your brain looks like on God: spiritual experience triggers same areas as sex and gambling

Religious and spiritual experiences activate the same brain reward circuits as love, sex, gambling and drugs, a new study shows.<p>Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine scanned the brains of 19 Mormons when they were reading religious texts and reported feeling 'close to the spirit.'<p>…

Your Title Doesn't Make You a Great Leader, but These 7 Dimensions Do

Who you are at your core either attracts people to follow you or pushes them away from you. True leadership is earned, not granted via a fancy title.<p>Throughout your career, I'm sure you've seen many power hungry people attempting to use their title only to fall flat on their face? Conversely, there …

Leadership

Study Confirms: The Words We Speak Can Literally Alter Our Brain

Recent studies report fascinating results: The words you choose to use can literally change your brain. Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at …

A Wandering Mind Isn't Just A Distraction. It May Be Your Brain's Default State.

This realization may help us better understand creativity and mental illness.<p>Even if you don’t consider yourself a daydreamer, you probably spend a <i>lot</i> of time in a state of mental wandering ― it’s natural for your mind to drift away from the present moment when you’re in the shower, walking to work …

4 Simple Questions Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Always Ask Their Employees

They're also great for fostering open dialog and developing meaningful work relationships.<p>I've written often on the power of transparency--the backbone of trust--that brings teams together to produce great work. Trust simply cannot happen without it.<p>And if you're in a leadership role, I caution …

Leadership

Can we please stop referring to people as left or right brained?

Share<p>Tweet<p>+1<p>Share<p>In the second episode of our Creative Lies series, we’re taking another myth around the back of the barn in an effort to put it out …

The Forgotten Skill That Will Make You a Better Leader

It may be the most underutilized and underdeveloped leadership skill you will find in entrepreneurs. And it may be your most important link to success.<p>Lets face it: we are smack in the middle of a relationship economy, where branding strategies, customer satisfaction, recruitment processes and …

Leadership

Why Unleashing Your Inner Child Will Make You Insanely Creative, According to Science

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” — Pablo Picasso<p>Do you remember when you were a kid, and you …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

On Self-education: Reading With Purpose. – Student Voices

<b>On Self-education: Reading With Purpose.</b><p>Our education system is beginning to crumble before our eyes. With a devalued four degree, students racking …

Does Your Partner Often Get Angry and Shut Down Emotionally?

<b>“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” ~Carl Jung</b><p>Three years ago I was on top of the world …

Our Evolving Sense of Identity

As science advances, we are discovering that our traditional sense of self is too narrow to encompass the complexities of what create an identity. We …

Emotional Intelligence

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Fight Procrastination by Reading This Article Right Now

Understanding why you put off certain tasks is key to breaking your procrastination habit.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Search the web and you'll find thousands of articles on how to deal with procrastination. Go ahead and read one. ... later.<p>Or perhaps …

Procrastination

9 Tips to Increase ‘Newbie’ Writer Confidence

<b>All writers believe in their work. Introvert or not, you write because it’s in your DNA. And when you pen your masterpiece, you know that you have</b> …

Trying to Change Your Life? 6 Reminders to Help You Keep Going

<b>“You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.” ~Zig Ziglar</b><p>When you’re studying for eighteen years …

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8 Ways Jane Austen Can Make You A Better Writer

You should never need an excuse to read Jane Austen, but if for some reason, you feel like you do, there’s a perfectly good one: Reading her work can …

There’s a Word for Buying Books and Not Reading Them

<i>Part of an occasional series on unusual words we wish we had in English.</i><p>Nick Carraway slinks away from Jay Gatsby’s party. In the library he comes …

How to Refresh Your Brain in a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

The Brain

How Your Body Language Can Tell People You’re a Leader—or Not

Nonverbal communication from executives can speak volumes to employees and others. For starters, don’t tilt your head.<p>For better or worse, C-suite leaders are always on display. And whether in a one-on-one meeting or speaking to a crowd of thousands, they are sending nonverbal messages that shape …

Employment

Happy People Make Their Spouses Healthier

People who are happier are usually also healthier—and not just because they’re happy about being healthy. When humans feel good, they’re more likely …

Happiness

Try These 3 Tricks When Working With Difficult People

Yes, Don Corleone knew a thing or two about leadership. But dealing with other people's egos is more complicated than Hollywood makes it look.<p>Growing up in an Italian-American household meant you had to watch <i>The Godfather</i> Parts I and II every time they came on television. My father, John …

Self-help

How To Reshape Your Brain and Improve Your Life in Just 5 Minutes a Day

<b>Everyone from Google to the NFL is using this practice, and you should too.</b><p><i>How do you typically start your morning?</i><p>For many of us, starting off on "the right side of the bed" involves almost immediately checking a smartphone or email, and then diving headfirst into a day of hyper-connectedness and …

Princess Charlotte is all grown up! All the details on her nursery school

Princess Charlotte is all grown up!<p>Her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, revealed on Monday that the 2-year-old tot will start nursery at Willcocks Nursery School in January. Charlotte will take poetry and pottery classes at the sought-after nursery, which is located close to her …

How to be a better writer: 6 tips from a master linguist

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

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5 Steps to Launching a New Life

Is there a decision you’re putting off, or a change in your life that you want to make but you’re feeling too angsty to make it happen? Do you keep …

Psychology