Kaitlyn Shi

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How 10 High Achievers Handle Haters

Haters, critics and naysayers. Anyone on the path to success has them and must learn to stay motivated, despite the criticism or discouragement. Ten high performers and advisors from The Oracles share their secrets for handling haters.<p><b>1. Make criticism your fuel, not your kryptonite.</b><p>It’s all about …

Motivation

Truly Great Innovators Do These 4 Things

There is no one "true path" to innovation but there are some common attributes<p>In the process of researching my book, <i>Mapping Innovation</i>, I talked to dozens of successful innovators, from world class scientists seeking to cure cancer and create new computing architectures, to senior executives at …

How to craft the perfect playlist for productivity

Nothing has more of a negative impact on my workday than forgetting my headphones.<p>Like most people, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to the most music while I work, sifting through playlists, from neo classical to indie to electronica on what seems like a never-ending search for the …

Stephen King

The Best Books of 2016 for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Read one. Better yet, read them all.<p>Finding new ways to look at the same problems can be all you need to take your business to the next level. But that means finding ideas and perspectives that don't result in incremental changes but in <i>major</i> changes.<p>The following books (in no particular order) will …

Inspiring, Informative, and Instructional: Steve Jobs Had All 3 Traits

These traits are closely tied. Without them, you're left with only part of the leadership puzzle.<p>Call them the three "i" words.<p>In my years studying startups and which leadership skills work best, there are three characteristics that separate the good leaders from the great leaders.<p>A good leader is …

Why You Should Start a Consulting Company

Short version? You can build the business you want.<p>Dear would-be entrepreneurs.<p>I've got something I need to explain to you. You don't need to go and found the next Google to call yourselves entrepreneurs. You don't need to be building Snapchat, Facebook or anything else. You don't need to be …

A persuasion expert's 4 best tips for being productive when you don't feel like it

I end up there all the time. So I wondered: what's the best way for <i>me</i> to convince <i>me</i> to be more productive? What's the best way to use the science of persuasion … on myself?<p>I knew the answer was a bit beyond my pay grade, so I called an expert …<p>Robert Cialdini is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion …

Personal Hygiene

7 Simple Habits That Automatically Make You More Interesting

Absorb culture however you can.<p><i>How do I become more intelligent and have better conversations? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Matthew Manning on Quora:</b><p><b>Do all of the obvious things that</b> …

If You Love Your Idea, Here's Why You Need to Kill It

The most important thing you can do with your brilliant idea is to try to kill it.<p><i>This series of articles explores the connections between entrepreneurship and the history of philosophy and literature. Each article traces the influence of a specific thinker or school of thought upon the development</i> …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret)

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

The First Step to Becoming a Great Leader Is Becoming a Great Follower

Look up to the likes of Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, but understand there is a crucial first step before reaching those heights.<p>Let's be honest, admiring the likes of Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is inspiring, but it can also be intimidating. While these larger-than-life leaders show us what's possible, …

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

7 Science-Backed Habits to Keep You Motivated Every Single Day

How to be your own best cheerleader at all times.<p>Coffee might be your saving grace to get through the workday, but caffeine on its own won't cut it in the long-run.<p>To stay passionate and excited about work, you're going to need to harness your inner motivation. It's stronger than a shot of …

This online class wants to help you stop procrastinating and become more productive at work

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Klash/FlickrEveryone wants to be more productive. In talks with friends, one of the most common personal frustrations I hear is …

University of California

The Secret of Exceptional Self-Control (Hint: It's Not Willpower)

Super-achievers don't have exceptional willpower, science shows. Instead, they do this.<p>What's keeping you from greater success in life? It's probably not that you don't know what you need to do to reach your goals.<p>We all understand that if we want to be healthier and lose weight, we should say no …

A 17-Year-Old Entrepreneur Summed Up Perfectly What So Many Companies Just Don't Get

He may be young, but this is wise advice.<p>Connor Blakley is an entrepreneur, a Fortune 500 consultant, and popular speaker who's delivered presentations on a range of topics including youth marketing, personal branding, and social media.<p>He's also 17 years old.<p>I met Connor about a year ago, after …

20 places to travel in your 20s

<i>This article is part of a series aimed at helping you navigate life’s opportunities and challenges. What else should we write about? Contact us:</i> <i>smarterliving@nytimes.com</i><i>.</i><p>There’s no better way to change your perception of the world — and maybe yourself — than travel. You’ll experience different …

We could prevent millions of cancer deaths with knowledge we already have | David Hunter

Cutting-edge breakthroughs are still vital in medicine, but we have many ways to prevent and cure cancer that aren’t globally accessible – but should be<p>Vice-President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel has released 10 recommendations to accelerate a new national effort “to end cancer as …

Cancer

The future: where borrowing is the norm and ownership is luxury

Turn any idle asset into a productive piece of capital. All you have to do is set a price, and the robots will take care of the rest. What could possibly go wrong?<p>Imagine life without ownership. You own nothing. You rent everything. You do this because it’s cheaper: you pay pennies or fractions of …

Winter Fashion

Guantánamo Diary author Mohamedou Ould Slahi freed after 14 years

Detainee-turned-memoirist transferred to his native Mauritania after 14 years captivity at the US detention center<p>The author of an internationally bestselling memoir about life in Guantánamo Bay has been released after enduring 14 years and severe torture at the US detention center.<p>Mohamedou Ould …

Airbnb is driving up the rent in your urban neighborhood | Alexander Zaitchik

Elizabeth Warren is right. Unless this trend reverses, our cities will become cheap places to stay for tourists – and unaffordable for the rest of us<p>Elizabeth Warren has long been calling for a federal probe into the short-term property rental industry – a shot aimed square at the upside-down-heart …

WikiLeaks says Ecuador cut off Julian Assange's internet access

Group says access was shut down soon after the publication of Hillary Clinton’s speeches and it has ‘activated appropriate contingency plans’<p>Julian Assange’s internet was cut off by Ecuador, WikiLeaks has said, deflecting blame from the US and British governments, which have sparred with Assange …

The Authentic Power of Michelle Obama

Isn’t it delicious that after trafficking in racism, promoting sexism and using a lie about Barack Obama’s birthplace as a pivot into political relevance, Donald Trump could receive his final death blow from a black woman: the president’s wife?<p>And isn’t it interesting that after so many years of …

Michelle Obama

In Order To Achieve Lasting Success: 10 Tips To Become An Attractive Person

Fifty percent of this year is gone. Question, have you reached 50 percent or half of your goals?<p>If one of your goals is to be successful in any area …

Motivation

9 Surprising Ways to Build Emotional Intelligence, Backed by Science

Got plans for the weekend?<p>Emotional intelligence, also known as EI or EQ (for Emotional Quotient), describes a person's ability to recognize emotions, to understand their effect, and to use that information to guide decision-making. Since EI gives you deeper insight into the role emotions play in …

Emotional Intelligence

Apatheia vs Ataraxia: what’s the difference?

Epicurus<p>Stoics and Epicureans where often in dispute with each other, as part of the broader, lively philosophical debates that characterized the …