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Why Procrastination Doesn’t Need A Cure–And Might Even Make You More Productive

Is wasting time as productivity killing as we’ve always thought, or does it provide a creativity-enhancing escape from the chaos of the world? Stop dawdling and let’s explore!<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full list,</i> …

5 Tips to Make Your Dreams Come True | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How badly do you want your dreams to come true? Dive deep into these 5 tips and let me know what you think, I’m here to help you.<p>Tip #1: Write It …

10 Cognitive Distortions that are Stressing You Out and Sapping Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The sculpture, Parable with a Skull, by Jaroslav Róna features a giant skull resting atop a person’s back weighed down on their hands and knees, and …

Outsourcing

Why It's Hard to Find a Used Bicycle in Denmark

(Photo: king_david_uk)<p>Visiting friends in Copenhagen and cycling around the city, I wondered why so many bicycles were new (and, having experienced …

The Upside of Quitting

<b>Season 1, Episode 5</b><p>You know the bromide: “a winner never quits, and a quitter never wins.”<p>To which Freakonomics Radio says … <i>Are you sure</i>? Sometimes …

How Criticism Creates Innovative Teams

It’s tough to find examples of successfully challenging the boss, even tougher to find stories of leaders who specifically ask to be challenged. The most common is a tale of Alfred P. Sloan at General Motors. During a meeting in which GM’s top management team was considering a weighty decision, …

8 Reasons to Consider Marketing with Google+ - Jeffbullas's Blog

When Google+ was launched there were mixed reactions.<p>The responses ranged from people with social media fatigue who thought “<i>not another social</i> …

The orchestra in my mouth | Tom Thum

When and How to Say "Enough!"

Shortly after World War II, executives at Japan's Toyota Motor Company made a decision from which, I believe, we all can benefit. They decided to …

Weight Loss

How to Have More Energy For Sex (and Everything Else)

Regain the mental and physical oomph you need to do the things you want.<p>Find the Right Time for Love<p>Wake Up Like a Puppy Instead of a Bear<p>Treat Lunch …

3 Myths About Hiring Your First Intern

An intern is supposed to make your life easier, right?<p>But, going through the process of hiring one for the first time can be so confusing that you …

Is religion good or evil? | Middle East

With the headlines covering fanaticism, fundamentalism, superstition and ignorance, religion is getting a bad press these days. And much of the conflict in the world, from the Middle East to Nigeria and Myanmar, is often blamed on religion.<p>But how are things from a different perspective? Some …

The Placebo Effect: How to Use Your Mind-Body Connection for Healing

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6 Quick Beauty Fixes for All Your Summer Skin Issues

<b>A Spotless Décolletage</b><p>A retinoid cream—either prescription, like Retin-A, or over-the-counter (look for retinol in the ingredient list)—will lighten …

How Entrepreneurs Can Reduce Stress | Inc.com

Being an entrepreneur can be hazardous to your health. According to research from Bolt Insurance, almost half of small business owners believe that the stress of running their business has damaged their health.<p>This is not surprising when you consider that entrepreneurs work longer hours than almost …

Time Management

Germany arrests 'former Auschwitz guard' Hans Lipschis

<b>A 93-year-old alleged former guard at the Auschwitz extermination camp has been arrested in southern Germany.</b><p>Hans Lipschis was taken into custody in Aalen after prosecutors concluded there was "compelling evidence" that he had been complicit in murder.<p>Mr Lipschis acknowledges he served with the …

The Real Meaning of "I Love You"

What do you mean when you say "I love you?" Are you sure? You may be 100 percent sincere when you say "I love you," but what are you trying to say? …

Relationships

Watch The Entire TV Special Documenting Rihanna's Disastrous 7/7/7 Tour

But seven may be the singer's unlucky number.<p>Just two shows into the world tour, RiRi was already over it, saying, "It's already feeling a little brutal."<p>Meanwhile, journalists were flooding the internet with horror stories of their trip — complaining of little sleep, little interaction with …

The New Criteria for Mental Disorders

In 1959, Dr. Julian Lasky decided to conduct an experiment: How well could psychiatrists and hospital staff at a V.A. general-medicine and surgical hospital use individual patient interviews to predict post-hospital adjustments among their psychiatric patients? Once a month over a period of six …

8 Things Really Successful People Do

Truly successful people don't leave much to chance. They are disciplined and focused. They constantly seek new methods to achieve more, in bigger and faster ways. Listed below are eight different practices that will help you concentrate your efforts on rising above the tide.<p><b>1.</b><b>Make Materialism</b> …

You Cannot Solve What You Don't Understand | Inc.com

"If I had an hour to solve a problem, I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions."<p>-- Albert Einstein<p>We stumbled on this enlightened quotation recently, and it immediately triggered a connection to inventor Darrell Mann, CTO of consulting agency …

Innovation

New York Could Be The First Major City To Let Non-Citizens Vote

The proposal, which would allow certain non-citizens to vote in local elections, appears to have a veto-proof majority in the New York City Council — enough to overcome opposition by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.<p>As hearings on the proposal get underway Thursday, supporters are optimistic it will become …

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

Obama Signs Open Data Executive Order: U.S. Government Data To Be Made Freely Available

Interesting news out of The White House this this morning announcing an Open Data Executive Order signed by President Obama. Along with the order is an accompanying Open Data Policy released by the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Science and Technology Policy. The order states that …

Facebook reportedly in talks to buy Waze for $1 billion

The social network could be eyeing a purchase of the Israeli company known for its socially informed navigation app, according to business-news site Calcalist.<p>Facebook may be aiming to spend anywhere from $800 million to $1 billion to acquire Waze, an Israel-based company that offers a socially …

Windows Phone

Minor Tragedies on the Internet: A Yearly Diary

<i>by Maris Kreizman</i><p>We are all scarred. We are all damaged. Life sometimes feels like a cycle of Internet horror stories coming at us furiously, one …

YouTube Introduces Paid Channels

After months of rumors, YouTube finally introduced a pilot program for paid channels on Thursday.<p>YouTube will now let a few dozen of popular channels …