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How to Find Your True Calling

Many people are in search of their purpose, or true calling, in life.<p>And this is certainly a worthy endeavor - research has shown that knowing your sense of purpose adds up to 7 years of extra life expectancy.<p>But finding your purpose can be quite challenging since it can be an abstract and …

Scientists find new genetic roots of schizophrenia

Using a recently developed technology for analyzing DNA, scientists have found dozens of genes and two major biological pathways that are likely …

I Talked To A Financial Psychologist To Get Through My $$$ Hang-Ups

I’ve written about personal finance for the past decade. I can talk about the pitfalls of credit cards, savvy ways to save money, and how to …

Barack Obama on 5 Days That Shaped His Presidency

On August 25, after a short trip to Baton Rouge to assess flooding in Louisiana and before what will likely be his last visit to China on Air Force …

A Single Concussion May Have Lasting Impact

A single concussion experienced by a child or teenager may have lasting repercussions on mental health and intellectual and physical functioning throughout adulthood, and multiple head injuries increase the risks of later problems, according to one of the largest, most elaborate studies to date of …

The Brain

A History of Punctuation for the Internet Age

“People don’t know why they get so upset about language,” David Crystal told me recently, over Skype from his home in Wales. “ ‘Potato’s,’ with an apostrophe ‘S,’ ” he offered, as an example of the kind of thing that drives some people batty, “but you ask them, ‘Why are you so upset?’, and they …

Stop Trying to Sound Smart When You’re Writing

When I read a piece of business writing, whether it’s a proposal, a report, or a simple email, I’m turned off by people who have invested more energy trying to <i>sound</i> smart than in trying to <i>be</i> smart. Ideally, I’d like to read communications where I don’t notice the writing at all. The best writing is …

Creative Writing

Kayak's Co-Founder and the Secret of Travel Startup Success

Paul English met his soon-to-be Kayak co-founder Steve Hafner in December 2003 almost by chance in the offices of General Catalyst in Cambridge, …

Startups

What Science Tells Us About Leadership Potential

Although the scientific study of leadership is well established, its key discoveries are unfamiliar to most people, including an alarmingly large proportion of those in charge of evaluating and selecting leaders.<p>This science-practitioner gap explains our disappointing state of affairs. Leaders …

6 Tools That Get Work Done Faster So You Can Work Less

We all dream of shorter workdays or workweeks, but with advanced tools to help you work faster and smarter, it’s no longer a pipe dream for more than one in five Americans who work from home.<p>You can now get more work done faster than ever before, whether working from the same location or remotely. …

Project Management

Research Finds That This Controversial Diet Regime May Have Some Massive Health Benefits

Research has discovered once and for all what the benefits are (if any) of this one popular dieting program. Findings from a small study by the …

Holistic Medicine

18 Under 18: Meet the Young Innovators Who Are Changing the World

Noa Mintz started her first business in 2008, running art classes for kids during the summer for a small fee. Two years later, she founded a …

3 Brain Hacks To Boost Your Motivation When You Need It Most

Different kinds of work require different types of motivation. Here’s how and when to use these three psychological principles.<p>I tend to wake up early and do my best work while the sun is coming up. Whenever I try to work late at night, I find I’m less focused and I have trouble thinking creatively.<p>…

Use This Principle To Boost Your Productivity

Dwight Eisenhower's Urgent/Important Principle gives us insight to improving time management, increasing work efficiency, and getting better at being …

This Is How You Should Use the First 3 Hours of Your Day

While most companies are yet to get the memo, we're slowly starting to accept that a shorter workweek may actually equate to increased performance. …

5 Needs Every Employee Has But Doesn't Ask For

There are some basic needs of your employees that should always remain priorities<p>In the new age of work, we have seen a growing trend towards people-first leadership. Workplaces are learning that the true key to business growth and success is to focus on employee happiness, engagement, and …