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15 Research-Backed Ways To Make People Like You

Sometimes, though, we want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to those around us.<p>We scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Ladder Drills Can Make You Smarter

Agility training can boost cognitive performance, a new study finds<p>You may want to stop running in a straight line and start zig-zagging instead. A new study from the Air Force Research Laboratory shows that agility training can improve your cognitive performance.<p>Military personnel were divided …

These Are The People Who Control Our Government

<b>The folks at Public Policy Polling</b> have gone out into the tangled conservative mind again, and they have brought back some more interesting specimens of the incredibly diverse species of bats currently inhabiting that peculiar belfry. Sometimes, I think that the PPP folks do this just to fk with …

Why Treating Life Like An Experiment Helps You Make Faster Decisions

Startups become successful when they embrace being engines of experimentation. Can people?<p>Oliver Wendell Holmes, the most supreme of supreme court justices, wrote that the Constitution of the United States is “an experiment, as all of life is an experiment.”<p>So if he can have such a respectful, …

Think of Decisions as Experiments and Start Making Better Ones

A surprising amount of our day is filled with decisions: how to respond to an email, what to do with clutter, whether to go out with friends or stay …

San Francisco

Be Unapologetically Focused: Why Having a Great Strategy Matters

We will never have enough time or resources to solve all the problems we want to solve. To be successful, we need to focus, and that’s why great …

Selling

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

Startups

The Key To Getting Meetings With Insanely Busy People

Here’s a hint: It doesn’t involve the words “pick your brain.”<p>Steve Blank is a popular dude: He came to Silicon Valley in 1978 and has been part of the entrepreneurial hustle since then, though he’s now turned from running companies to teaching at Stanford and other techy schools. As you may …

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding–and appreciation–of your work, your life, and the world around you.<p>This is your life.<p>Do what you love and do it often.<p>If you don’t like something, change it.<p>If you don’t like your job, quit.<p>If you don’t have …

Create Your Own Charisma–And Supercharge Your Personal Brand

What Darth Vader (okay, James Earl Jones), Steve Jobs, and others teach us about gaining confidence and telling great stories.<p>The boy never thought he’d be able to communicate with others.<p>He developed a stutter that was so severe, he chose not to speak at all. As a matter of fact, he remained …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks

Struggling with distractions in the workplace? Here is how 13 tech entrepreneurs get the most out of their workday.

Productivity

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Which goal, if you accomplish it, will do more to help you achieve all your other goals? What if I told you that goal setting could help you take complete charge of your life and everything that happens to you? Your goals are the foundation that support your success and I'm going to show you how to build that foundation in my FREE report: Goals! Click here to download your free report: http://budurl.com/fbg2

'Bank Of Happiness' Lets Customers Deposit And Withdraw Good Deeds

When a Massachusetts woman needed help perfecting her English, she posted a simple six-word note online. Three eager fluent speakers willing to teach for <i>free</i> quickly responded to the call.<p>"Hi Mary, totally willing to help via email!" a man named Chris wrote back.<p>That’s how easy it is to get …

60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, …