Mourad Nadir

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Experts reveal how illusions mess with our minds from misdirection to pausing time

The science of magic tricks: From misdirection to 'pausing' time, experts reveal how their illusions mess with our minds<p><b>Neuroscientists explain how</b> …

Collaboration Startup Trello Seeks Credibility

Business software startup Trello recently reached a milestone by passing 12 million users on the way to its short-term target of 20 million by the …

Why Steve Jobs Wore The Same Outfit Everyday

What he knew about decision making that most people don’t.<p>Everyday we make a bunch of choices. It starts in the morning with hitting the snooze …

Tesla’s Elon Musk calls Apple Car an ‘open secret’

The Apple Car has its share of skeptics, but there’s at least one person who believes it is coming, and he should know: Tesla founder Elon Musk says it’s an “open secret” that Cupertino is working to become Coupe-rtino. Get it?<p>In an interview with the BBC, Musk said it is “obvious” to everyone …

Can Animals Think Abstractly?

In her January <i>Scientific American</i> piece titled "What Animals Know about Where Babies Come From,"anthropologist Holly Dunsworth makes a convincing case that despite popular assumptions to the contrary, animals generally — and our closest living relatives, the great apes, specifically — don't …

University of Pennsylvania

A Profound Contradiction of Human Existence

“<i>Science does not reveal the meaning of our existence, but it does draw back some of the veils.</i>”<p>“Be not deceived,” Epictetus writes in <i>The Discourses</i>, …

Six free ways to make yourself smarter in 2016 | The Star

<b>1. The Science of Happiness</b><p><b>Offered by:</b> University of California, Berkeley<p><b>What</b>: The course provides a “basic overview of what researchers from …

Princeton University

7 Beliefs That Will Make You More Successful in 2016

Want to be more successful in the coming year?<p>You’ll have to work hard. And you’ll have to work smart. But that’s not enough. You’ll need to embrace the right attitudes — because success is also based on belief, determination, and perseverance.<p>This year:<p><b>Think of fear as just part of the process.</b><p>I …

Motivation

Book Review: Body of Truth

My friend’s husband once said I’d be a great catch if I would just “lose a little more weight.”<p>I was surprised by his comment, particularly since he …

Book Reviews

10 TED Talks to Make You a Better You | Inc.com

For something that's been around for only a few years, TED talks have quickly become an important medium for learning and inspiration. They help people in all kinds of pursuits with knowledge and inspiration--and there's something wonderfully accessible about seeing and hearing someone communicate …

22 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made a tradition of dramatic New Year's resolutions, and in 2015 he decided that he'd read a book every two weeks.<p>"Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today," Zuckerberg wrote on his personal Facebook page. …

Books

The 4 most common relationship problems — and how to fix them

Most of the people giving advice don't know the research. So where are the real answers?<p>I decided to call an expert: Dr. John Gottman.<p>You might remember him as the researcher in Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink" who, after just a few minutes, could predict whether a couple would end up divorced.<p>John is a …

Self-help

Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

Research suggests this is the best music to listen to for optimal productivity

Luckily, music can help get us back on a more productive track.<p>Studies out of the University of Birmingham, England, show that music is effective in raising efficiency in repetitive work — so if you're mindlessly checking email or filling out a spreadsheet, adding some tunes will make your task go …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

A former Fortune 500 CEO and entrepreneurs who’ve built multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies share how they motivate themselves …

Procrastination

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

Do We Really Create Our Own Reality?

There’s a school of thought in spiritual circles that ascribes to the idea that everything that happens in our lives—the blissful things, the growth …

A famous British philosopher explains the surprising root of all procrastination

You tell your friend you can't meet for drinks tonight because you're too busy. You cancel your morning meeting because you're already running late on completing your project.<p>Finally, you have a full day ahead of you. Hours pass and you have done plenty of things — but not the project that pushed …

Stop Worrying About Your Lack of Emotional Intelligence

"It's not a black and white world," my boss told me. "There's a lot of gray, and you need to focus on it first if you want to get promoted here." She was talking about feelings and my ability to understand them. She was talking about my emotional intelligence, or perceived lack thereof. I took her …

10 Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship

We all desire to have a relationship that is filled with happiness, joy, and -- most importantly -- love.<p>Unfortunately, for many of us, we've been exposed to so many unhealthy relationships in our lives that we don't know what a truly healthy relationship even looks and feels like. So here are 10 …

Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …

5 Things I Learned About Living When My Husband Had a Near-Death Experience

I believed once that love could save us.<p>I was still a child then. That was back in the days when I sang <i>"Jesus Loves Me"</i> in Sunday school and knew it was true. Before I decided because '<i>the Bible tells me so'</i> was not a sufficient explanation.<p>That was before broken vows, and pieced-together hearts. …

Our DNA can be Reprogrammed by Words and Certain Frequencies

This article is based on the book “Vernetzte Intelligenz” -Networked Intelligence.<p>Russian scientists have shown that our DNA can actually be …

How to Listen to Your Body (and Become Happy Again)

<b>“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of</b> <b>gratitude to the whole cosmos—</b><b>the trees, the clouds, everything.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>It’s embarrassing, …

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The head-scratching reason there's no mental health apps

A few weeks ago, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Thomas Insel announced his departure from public service—and his move to …

Creating Change in Your Life Isn't Always About 'Doing'

The other day I was working with a client who was very frustrated because she felt like she wasn't making a lot of progress in her life.<p>"There's all these things that I know I need to do for myself," she said, "but I just can't ever get myself to do it."<p>What followed were more self-critical …

Everything you think you know about happiness is wrong

For many of us, happiness is the ultimate goal in life, worth pursuing above all else. If you’d asked me a few months ago, I would have agreed. But recently, I’ve been thinking about the kinds of mistakes we make when pursuing happiness. I’ve been wondering whether the biggest mistake might be …