Michael Bloomquist

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Successful CEOs Use These 5 Hacks to Always Stay Productive

You don't always have to feel behind. Here's what it takes to get out of the perpetual cycle of busyness and stay two steps ahead.<p>It's no secret that startups are hard. To be successful, it can require unending mental and physical energy, superhuman patience, and a massive demand on the most …

Time Management

A surreal synchronised wave of light

Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies – ones that can coordinate their flash patterns – exist in just a handful of places on Earth.<p>Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies ­– ones that can coordinate …

Nature

20 Mindfulness Quotes That Will Inspire You to Make Every Second Count

You’ve probably heard of ‘mindfulness’ over the past few years. It’s become incredibly popular in the western world thanks to countless research …

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.<p>There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing …

Time Management

Want a Lifetime of Better Brain Function? Science Says Stop Doing This (It's Not What You Think)

It's a simple change. But not an easy one.<p>We all want brains that function at their best, today, tomorrow, and--we hope--for the rest of our lives. What can we do to make that happen? To try and answer that question, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital studied 17 "superagers," people over …

The Brain

Want To Improve Your Memory? Take A Deep Breath.

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Northwestern University

The Genius Deck Helps Reset Your Brain When You’re Stuck on a Problem

When you take breaks, you come back to your work with a fresh perspective, and if you’re stuck, that perspective can often help you figure out a …

How to Be Limitless in Real Life

14 Mental Hacks and Techniques<p>In the movie 2011 movie Limitless the main character takes a clear pill (NZT) which endows superhuman mental abilities …

Use a Mind Map To Figure Out What You Want to Do With Your Life

We’ve talked before about using mind maps as a means to kickstart creativity, but former Google career coach Jenny Blake suggests using one to figure …

Unlock Your Ingenuity: 7 Ways to Be Your Most Creative Self

Maybe you feel like you're not a creative person in general, or maybe you just need a little bit of a push to find the solution you're seeking—either …

10 Success lessons from JK Rowling – “Billionaire Author” for entrepreneurs

Share58<p>Tweet<p>Share40<p>+15<p>Shares 103<p>British author JK Rowling wrote the first Potter books while a single mother living on welfare. Written on a manual …

12 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Should Do In January

What a year 2016 has been. I hope this year has been a thriving one for your business. Regardless of whether this was a growth year or a stagnant year for you, I think it’s vital to an entrepreneur’s long-term success to spend intentional time reflecting on the past and planning for the future.<p>Here …

Entrepreneurship

7 secret habits of self-made millionaires

If we become what we repeatedly do, poor habits can make us poor while "rich habits" can lead to wealth.<p>This is the premise of a new book by …

7 steps to a more productive morning

When you hear someone talk about mornings, what comes to mind? Do you picture peace and serenity with a warm cup of coffee in one hand and a computer …

18 habits of highly successful people

But that's probably not the case. While luck and genetics may play a role, there are certain learnable behaviors which make success more likely.<p>Over on Quora, there's a thread dedicated to sharing some of those learnable behaviors. We rounded up 11 intriguing ones below.<p>You'll notice that none of …

The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline

Being overweight can raise your blood pressure, cholesterol and risk for developing diabetes. It could be bad for your brain, too.<p>A diet high in saturated fats and sugars, the so-called Western diet, actually affects the parts of the brain that are important to memory and make people more likely to …

Nutrition

5 Things I Had to Unlearn After Quitting My Corporate Job

The traits that made me successful in the corporate world limited my growth as an entrepreneur.<p><i>"That's a wrap!"</i><p>The director had just let everyone know the two-day production of our commercial shoot was complete. About five minutes later, I went outside the studio, called my boss and resigned.<p>I was …

Entrepreneurship

A Millionaire Entrepreneur Shares How to Be Happy (and It's Not by Making Lots of Money)

Many founders dream of getting wealthy and finding happiness. Millionaire Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson what you should really focus on<p>Podcasts to me, like for millions of people, have become an amazing staple this year. Forget TV: Podcasts are my episodic content. Tara Gentile's</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Welcome to the Universe: Neil deGrasse Tyson on space and other unknowns

Can we afford a no-holds-barred approach to scientific research? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells DW why, when it comes to space, or any …

Physics

7 Bad Habits That Are Ruining Our Ability To Succeed And How To Break Them

One can say a lot of good things about the society we live in. Technology has made the world considerably smaller and has brought people together …

I Read 52 Books This Year. Here's What I Learned.

For the first time in my life, I stuck to a New Year's resolution.<p>I am truly terrible at keeping New Year’s resolutions. My New Year’s quests to diet and exercise usually crash and burn in about a month. Last year’s pledge to limit my sugar intake lasted only three days. So this year, I resolved to …

Startups need to 'stop disrupting and start innovating'

For years, "disruption" has been the rallying cry of the business of tech. And through tech's influence, disruption has become valued in education, …

Magic Leap CEO responds after report cools hype on mixed reality product

Only a small handful of people outside of Magic Leap know what the company's augmented reality/mixed reality product really looks like compared to …

Augmented Reality

10 Success lessons from Will Smith – “Actor, Producer, Rapper” for entrepreneurs

Share74<p>Tweet<p>Share109<p>+117<p>Shares 200<p>Will Smith, is one of the most popular and powerful stars in Hollywood, no doubt! But beyond glitz and glamour, …

Motivation

10 Success lessons from Tom Hanks – “Actor, Filmmaker” for entrepreneurs

Share30<p>Tweet<p>Share63<p>+13<p>Shares 96<p>Tom Hanks long and varied career as actor, producer, writer, director and app developer makes him among Hollywood’s …

These 90s Batmobile And Batwing Toys Are Spot-On Animated Series Replicas

For $175 each.<p>Just in time for the holidays, DC Collectibles has released a new Batman: The Animated Series style Batwing and Batmobile.<p>They're …

This Is Your Brain on Puns

Q. What do vegan zombies eat?<br>A. Graaaaaaaaaaaaains.<p>If that joke made you groan like the undead, thank your bilateral processing abilities. …

Chicago

The neuroscience argument that religion shaped the very structure of our brains

Religion and neuroscience are not an obvious pairing. But a 2016 study published in Social Neuroscience demonstrated that spiritual feelings activate the neurological reward systems of devout Mormons. The study used fMRI scans to show that the nucleus accumbens—an area associated with reward—is …

Neuroscience

Mindfulness Changes The Way Our Brains React to Sadness, Study Shows

Inevitably most self guides to happiness nowadays will show that to live a fulfilling and satisfying life, coming into mindfulness is key.<p>We hear and …

These 3 Simple Hobbies Will Make You Smarter, Says Science

The point of a hobby is to relax and do something you enjoy—give your brain a vacation, so to speak. But what if you could have the best of both …