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5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

Whether you have decided to start your first venture, or you’ve been running a company for a while now, you ought to take note of certain traits that …

Entrepreneurship

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Startups

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

These Are the Four Stages of Your Brain on Math

Have you ever wondered what your brain is really doing as you sweat your way through a math test? Now you can see for yourself, thanks to a new brain …

The Secret Black History of the Revolution

As we know all too well, the Revolutionary War was not fought so that all men could be free, but its role in creating the seeds of abolition should …

The Tree, The Fruit, and The Ladder

Here's a thought that came to me a few days ago and I've pondered it since then.<p>Imagine for a moment that we can represent true spirituality and even the purpose of our existence in this world as a tall tree. High up in the tree is the fruit that we're here to pick and enjoy. It's life changing. …

Spirituality

Shelf Help: 'The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America'

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America. (Photo: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)<b>The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of</b> …

University of California

How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 7 Important Things to Teach Them

Emotional intelligence is the prerequisite to great relationships. Here's how to teach kids to develop them.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great</i> …

7 Counterintuitive Tips For Beating Procrastination

From taking more breaks to shifting your focus away from the task at hand, these tips can help you finally get started.<p>Dr. Joseph Ferrari, a psychologist at DePaul University in Chicago and an expert on procrastination, estimates that 20% of Americans are chronic procrastinators. “They delay at …

This device can tell doctors just how conscious you are

How conscious are you? It seems like an unanswerable question. But new research from the University of Cambridge claims to be able to measure exactly …

Douglas Ell: how an MIT atheist found God through math

Throughout the month of February, this column will be featuring stories of noted atheists who experienced dramatic shifts in their views, eventually …

Atheism

Super Bowl 50 Commercials: Best Ads from This Year

Commercials have become as much a part of the Super Bowl as the game itself. Each year, advertisers bring out the big guns to show viewers the cream of the crop—that means creativity, originality and superstars galore. At $50 million per 30-second spot, the 2016 lineup came with high …

Flint's toxic water crisis was 50 years in the making

In the fall of 1966, African American activists from the impoverished North End of Flint, Michigan, turned out en masse for a series of hearings on racial inequality sponsored by the state's Civil Rights Commission. One of those who testified, Ailene Butler, drew links between the segregationist …

Water

Why People Post Annoying Status Updates on Facebook

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Science Says These Two Techniques Will Keep You Cool Under Pressure

Suppressing emotions can backfire:<p>Via Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day …

Americans are relying on a broken system to lose weight — here’s why it’s useless to count calories

Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he's a technology director for a textbook publisher.<p>And he's 5'10" and 245 lbs - which means he is classed as obese.<p>In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes and a Fitbit band to track the energy he …

Nutrition

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

101 things you thought were true, but have actually been debunked by science

No more.<p>It's time to put an end to the most alluring science myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies passed down through the ages.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the most shocking science "facts" that are bizarrely wrong about food, animals, the Earth, biology, space, …

Alcohol

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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Christians and Muslims Do Not Worship the Same God

Yesterday the Internet exploded with the news that Wheaton College in Illinois — known as the “Harvard of Evangelical colleges” — had suspended …

A Northwestern professor explains how to develop in your career without your manager's help

With that in mind, you should adopt a do-it-yourself attitude. Based on my experience, I developed DIY action steps to help you take charge of your career. Scroll through the illustrated slideshow above or read them below.<p><b>Develop goals and performance objectives.</b> You can't get to where you're going …

Learning

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Behavioral Sciences

'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran reveals the productivity trick every entrepreneur should use

Since Barbara Corcoran made her fortune building and then selling one of New York's premier real-estate firms, The Corcoran Group, she has been a full-time investor on the popular reality show "Shark Tank."<p>In the past six seasons, Corcoran has made deals with about 30 of the entrepreneurs who have …

Entrepreneurship

Before We Condemn Islam, Let's Consider Our Own Faiths

Their scriptures may imply that God ordered genocide. Their extremists preach hate and destroy artifacts from other traditions. Most of the clergy insist that theirs is a religion of peace.<p>Yes, Christians are in a quandary these days.<p>If you are Christian, as I am, and find this shocking, welcome to …

Why Content Reigns Supreme In UX Design

Lorem ipsum dolor son of a…<p>It’s been nearly 20 years since Bill Gates declared that “content is king.”<p>His original 1996 article reads like a manifesto, calling for sites to deliver quality and entertaining content to their customers, explaining why content-providers must be compensated, and making …

10 Things You Need to Know About Logo Design

Logos are more than just a stamp on a page, they embody the whole meaning behind your product. The 10 Things You Need to Know About Logo Design …

Graphic Design

The End of Atheism?

In January of 2014, after a long, 19-year career as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, three theological degrees, and the slow liberalization of my belief system, I began a personal exploration of atheism that I called, Year Without God. I set out to understand the world without my "god glasses" on. …

Faith

Binge Watching as a Young Adult Linked to Cognitive Impairment: Study

Sitting around watching TV and not doing any physical activity as a young adult may be linked to lower brain functioning even earlier than scientists …