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58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do

In fact, we are prone to hundreds of proven biases that cause us to think and act irrationally, and even thinking we're rational despite evidence of irrationality in others is known as blind spot bias.<p>The study of how often human beings do irrational things was enough for psychologists Daniel …

7 Memory Skills That Will Make You Smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues ... If you're good at …

9 Lessons Successful Freelancers Learn That Everyone Should Know

What's more, millennials report that of 57% of their jobs lasted less than a year, making the relationship with the boss more like that of a client.<p>But the good habits that successful freelancers are forced to develop in order to build a network, manage clients, and take care of themselves are …

9 Scientifically Proven Ways To Impress Your Boss On National Boss Day

Whether you get along with your boss or not, you need to show them you're capable of greatness.<p>We looked through the latest research to find science-based strategies to help you seem like a better and more cooperative employee and, in turn, make your boss happier.<p>In celebration of National Boss …

15 Great Pieces Of Life Advice That Never Get Old

The most effective people learn from their own mistakes, and make a significant effort to learn from other people's errors as well.<p>A recent Quora thread asked users for the best advice they've ever gotten.<p>Here are a few of the greatest excerpts, lightly edited for clarity:<p>"A very smart woman I …

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

Do you want to come up with more imaginative ideas? Do you stumble with complicated problems? Do you want to find new ways to confront challenges?<p>Of …

Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

21 Really Inspiring Quotes to Lift Your Spirits | Inc.com

No one said that being in business was easy. Whether you own the business, lead it, or work to keep it running from day to day, there are sometimes as many downs as there are ups. Though there's no way to turn every lemon that life hands you into lemonade, sometimes the words of others who …

10 Reasons Eye Contact Is Everything in Public Speaking | Inc.com

If there is one simple thing you can do to enhance your impact as a presenter, persuade others to see things as you see them, and make it more likely your audience will say yes to your idea, it is sustained, purposeful eye contact with one person at a time.<p>All it takes to start reaping the rewards …

4 Types of Questions That Will Get You What You Want | Inc.com

Jenny Fulton, co-founder of Miss Jenny's Pickles in Kernersville, North Carolina, is not timid. In 2012, after giving a presentation at a marketing event sponsored by designer Tory Burch, who often appears on Good Morning America, Fulton asked Burch from the stage to put her pickles on GMA. Burch …

Going From 'Least Likely to Succeed' and Charting a Path to Prosperity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success is a loaded term. For some it is measured purely in money and how much one earns. For others it is determined by the happiness and longevity of interpersonal relationships. For most, however, it is a combination of factors, some …

How Feeling Grateful Improves Your Decision Making

Ancient wisdom traditions have long held that gratitude is a prerequisite for fulfillment. Focusing on what we have, instead of what we think we need, fortifies the mind against rampant desire that ultimately leaves us feeling empty.<p>The difficulty we face in living out that wisdom comes in the form …

Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have a great idea? Why aren’t you already on it? Great entrepreneurs don’t catch lightning in a bottle and leave it on the table.<p>If I’m going to partner with you, I want to see you roll -- now. Don’t tell me you’re waiting for a …

How to Connect With Really Important People | Inc.com

Relationships are the lifeblood of any business, and the ability to connect effectively with your employees, investors, vendors, customers, and others in your community and industry--the really important people in your business--can open up many doors for you and your company.<p>Connect and …

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

Article Written by Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post | Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. …

How to Spot and Deal With Passive-Aggressive People

<i>"Behind the smile, a hidden knife!"</i><p><i>―</i> Ancient Chinese proverb describing passive-aggressive behavior<p><b>T</b>he NYU Medical Center defines a …

Win Over an Opponent by Asking for Advice

What do an inflated surgical bill, a fuming real-estate developer, and a dreaded performance appraisal have in common? All can be mitigated with one simple gesture: a request for advice.<p>We seek advice on a daily basis, on everything from who grills the best burger in town to how to handle a sticky …

The Psychology of Getting More Done (In Less Time)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s busy world, we seem to be <i>obsessed</i> with the idea of “productivity” and “work hacks”.<p>It’s easy to see why: being able to get more done allows us to get ahead in life, and even gives us more time to do the things we love outside …

10 Phrases Remarkably Unsuccessful People Always Use | Inc.com

I've spent some time around unsuccessful people.<p>Most of them live in a bubble of hopelessness trying to figure out how to break out of their cell (or cubicle). It's sad. One person I know is so unhappy and stuck that he seems to always be moving backward, not forward--faltering so much in his lack …

9 Work Habits You Need To Kick Today

Looking at a problem backwards is called inversion and it's often a better approach.<p>With that in mind, Tim Ferris recently talked about this in a short podcast. Tim is the author of the cult hit and international best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek."<p>Here is Tim's list of nine things you should stop …

Using The ‘Jesus Pose’ Can Help You Deliver A More Powerful Speech

What you say and how you say it will play an important part — but your stance and body language are key.<p>"The audience reads the speaker's intent with their unconscious minds," explains Nick Morgan, speech coach and author of "Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and …

8 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Let go of any crippling anxieties for a second and think back to childhood. Remember the fear and trepidation you felt the first time you peered down from the top of the playground slide—which immediately turned to utter joy and triumph when you reached the …

10 Tips to Pump Passion Into The Creative Process

Ever wonder how creatives do it — go from a vague idea to a beautifully executed final concept? Well, you’re lucky you clicked to read this because …

10 Words You Should Never Use to Describe Yourself | Inc.com

Consider the word "charismatic." If someone called me charismatic, I will be incredibly flattered (and hugely surprised). But if I call <i>myself</i> charismatic, you will think I'm a jerk--and rightly so.<p>Here are 10 more words that are awesome when used by others to describe you, but that you should never …