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Tired of Being a Negative Person? Try This Daily 3-Minute Ritual

Start tapping into your "happy chemicals" now.<p>It is an inconvenient, evolutionary fact that we are not inclined towards being happy individuals. We are so focused on negatives and threats, rather than looking on the bright side. In fact, it was essential to our survival, but in today's world stress …

Should we be scared of Teflon? A new Sundance documentary investigates

First she took on BPA. Then sugar. Now, documentary filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig is going after Teflon — the chemical that coats so many of our nonstick pans.<p>In her latest expose, "The Devil We Know" — which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this week — Soechtig investigates how harmful …

Five Ways To Answer The Question 'Why Should We Hire You?'

At some point during your career you will almost certainly be asked the interview question “With so many talented candidates, why should we hire you?”<p>It is a ridiculous and insulting question, but we can’t blame interviewers for asking it because the standard interview script is the only one they …

Career Development

5 Reasons Being Passionate at Work Is Dangerous

What you need to know about high emotion in the office.<p>We see them. We love them. We admire them. And, we often describe passionate people as those who have an indescribable fire in their belly--an emotional charge that somehow inspires endless persistence and energy to achieve at any cost.<p>But, …

Self-improvement

3 Things Your Boss Really Wants You to Know (But Will Never Tell You)

These three things will help you get ahead at work, but you likely won't hear them from your boss.<p>Communication in the workplace is one of the hardest topics to master. Do you wish your boss would stop micromanaging? Do you wish your boss would give you more feedback because you never know what …

4 Phrases You Can Use to Keep Your Chatty Co-Worker on Track

Don't let a soliloquy ruin your productivity.<p>Your colleague stops by your desk with what <i>should</i> be a quick update.<p>“Hey,” he says, with one hand casually propped on the corner of your desk, “I wanted to talk to you about that report we’re supposed to be working on for Alan. I was chatting with him …

Ancient fortress found at bottom of lake in Turkey

Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an ancient fortress believed to be about 3,000 years old at the bottom of Lake Van, located in eastern …

Archaeology

3 TED Talks That Will Help You Raise Successful Kids

Parents today are barraged by advice. These talks will help you sort through it all and keep your sanity.<p>Parents today have it rough. Don't overschedule your kids, they're told, but don't fail to nurture their passions. Beware helicopter parenting, but if your kid gets anything more than a scratch, …

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time

The billionaire has a simple method for deciding what to spend his valuable time on.<p>With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But …

Former SpaceX worker reveals 7 outrageous perks Elon Musk gives employees

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, is a notorious workaholic.<p>During high periods of stress, he's been known to sleep on the floor of his factory so he can work nearly around the clock, and he hates having his time wasted with unnecessary meetings.<p>But many people still want to work for him at …

Elon Musk

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness

Want to improve your success in life and business? The results of this study will show you how.<p>Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After …

How to Make Small Talk When You Have Social Anxiety

In situations that bring up social anxiety, I need to give myself a meaningful job or a purpose.<p><i>How do you make small talk when you have social anxiety? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer</b> …

Mental Health

Brand-New Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

This month had a lot of great new releases in marketing, business, and leadership.<p>As an entrepreneur, it's never been easier to get your hand on expert advice through great books. I've written in the past about my favorite books for female entrepreneurs, creative entrepreneurs, social media skill …

7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Today to Become a Better Person Tomorrow

Personal development starts the moment you start asking yourself the right questions.<p>If you want to improve, you have to ask yourself the right questions.<p>Self-reflection is the key to all personal development. People tend to think it's about reading the right self-help book, or attending a Tony …

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

Kent State

Career Advice: Here’s the best day and time to apply to a job if you want to get an interview

The most painful aspect of job hunting is sending out dozens of applications for positions — only to hear crickets in response. What are you doing …

21 Chain Restaurant Workers Share the Food Items You Should Never Order

The new AskReddit thread is deeply unsettling.<p>We're always pretty cautious about the food we order at restaurants, but apparently not cautious …

Fast Casual

Blockchain (& AI) Will Rewire Whole Industries

Everyone’s obsessed with blockchain – and for good reason. Blockchain is a technology that can solve some of the most vexing technological, professional and personal problems we face. But despite the elegance, complexity and security of the technology, the transactions blockchain will enable, and …

Blockchain

How to make concrete stronger and more environmentally friendly with irradiated water bottles

Concrete has shaped the modern world. Other than water, it is the most widely used material on the planet so it's unsurprising that scientists are …

Elon Musk, Albert Einstein, and Richard Feynman Explain How to Learn Anything Faster

Two Nobel laureates and a super entrepreneur share their best tricks for faster learning.<p>In the video above, the always entertaining Tim Ferriss explains the techniques he used to teach himself to play a song on the drums in front of a live audience in only a week. This is indeed a fun feat that …

Albert Einstein

How to Apply for a Job You’re Overqualified For

A job opening catches your attention but the required experience is only eight years — and you’ve been in the industry for 15. Should you still apply? And if you’re called in for an interview, should you acknowledge you might be overqualified? What should you consider before taking the role?<p><b>What</b> …

Ask These 9 Questions Before Every Meeting To Avoid Wasting Time

A lot of meetings are pointless. But they don’t have to be.<p>Many activities suck up a lot of our time at work. And no activity feels more like a time suck than pointless meetings.<p>Of course, not all meetings are a waste of time. If done right, a meeting can solve problems or convey information …

The best men's haircut for every face shape

We have a recommendation: instead of just saying "the same as last time" or "the usual," take into account your face shape for a brand-new hairstyle. Some styles look better or worse based on your face shape, and this infographic — based on the one our friends at Men's Hairstyles Today put together …

Infographics

3 Things You Should Always Leave Out of Your Resume

No one needs to include an objective these days since your objective is the job.<p><i>What points are necessary for a resume? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Megan Dias, Recruiting</b> …

The Surprising Thing You Shouldn't Do When Giving a Presentation (Even Though Everyone Says the Opposite)

There's nothing better than an emotional story to drive a point home. But getting too emotional? That's a problem.<p>"I always end up crying," the man said to me. He had approached me after a presentation I gave about the power of storytelling in presentations and wanted to tell me his story.<p>He had …

Ten Words Never, Ever To Use To Describe Yourself

It is tough to describe yourself in words, and that’s why so many people don’t even try.<p>They brand themselves exactly the same everybody else does: “Results-oriented professional with a bottom-line orientation!” That idiotic descriptor has nothing to do with you.<p>You are a vibrant, unique person. …

Employment

The most common (and expensive) DIY disasters - and how you can avoid making them

With the Bank Holiday upon us, Brits up and down the country will be cracking on with DIY projects around the home, from redecorating the back …

Confirmed: Electrons Flowing Like Liquid in Graphene Are Insanely Superconductive

???<p>Electrons have been caught flowing through graphene like a liquid, reaching limits physicists thought were fundamentally impossible.<p>This type of …