Nicole D'Agostino

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What exactly is mental toughness? Understanding how Olympians train their brains

For any athlete to deliver a gold medal performance, mental toughness is an essential ingredient.<p>We have witnessed some exceptional performances …

Self-improvement

Perfectionism Can Literally Kill You. And It Makes You Worse at Your Job

Most perfectionists think perfectionism is a good thing. They're very, very wrong.<p>Are you a perfectionist? And if the answer is yes, are you secretly proud of your perfectionism? You may think the fact that you never accept second best from others or yourself is behind all your career and personal …

French customs agents stumbled upon a stolen $1 million painting in an unlikely place

The 1877 monotype “Les Choristes” (The Chorus Singers) by Edgar Degas is distinctive for at least two reasons.<p>First, the French impressionist depicted dancers so often that this work is his only operatic scene to omit them.<p>Second, it was stolen in a mysterious December 2009 heist after thieves …

France

Whenever the market crashes, Warren Buffett turns to a 19th-century poem

When the market throws him for a loop, Warren Buffett looks to poetry. No, really.<p>The chairman and CEO of multinational conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway today explained in his annual letter (pdf) to shareholders that some of the best market advice can be found in the words of 19th-century British …

Investing

Why you’re numb to the horrors in Syria, according to an empathy researcher

At least 99 children are among those slain following new government-led bombardments of eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Syria’s capital city of Damascus, …

Middle East

What psychopaths and narcissists have in common

The sample comprised more than 3000 participants, each of whom was required to complete questionnaires that contained questions like:<p>“I’m not afraid …

The popularity of fail videos reveals a darker side of humanity

Whether it's laughing at fail videos or relishing those times when a rival sports team lost the big game, we all enjoy watching other's misfortunes. There's actually a word for this. It's called schadenfreude. Literally, it means "enjoyment obtained from the trouble of others." It sounds twisted — …

Study: Freud Was Right about Personality

Can a nerdy child grow up to be an aggressive tycoon? Can a childhood bully develop into a mild-mannered librarian?<p>Psychologists have debated for a …

Psychology

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

Stephen King

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

5 Remarkably Powerful Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Confidence gives you the power to conquer the world. Here's how you can learn to be confident in all you do.<p><i>"Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered--just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the</i> …

A 40-Year-Study Found That Kids Who Do This Are More Likely to Earn the Most Money When They Grow Up

Even researchers were surprised to learn which kids grew up to earn the most money.<p>Imagine you are asked to look at a sixth-grade class and predict which students will earn the highest income as adults. Which kids would you choose?<p>Do you go for the studious kids? The shy kids who are eager to …

Mark Cuban Says Forget Your Passion and Focus on This Instead

The time you spend will increase your chances of success<p>Mark Cuban says being told to focus on your passion is one of the biggest lies people are given regarding career advice. This is focusing on the wrong thing and does not account for the full picture. If you focus on only your passion you may …

The Toolset of an Elite North Korean Hacker Group On the Rise

North Korea's most prolific hacking group, broadly known within the security community under the name Lazarus, has over the last half-decade proven …

North Korea

An Animated Introduction to the Existentialist Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre… and How It Can Open Our Eyes to Life’s Possibilities

Among the vogue names of midcentury Western philosophy, few ever rose to such cultural heights as that of Jean-Paul Sartre. Fans once dropped it …

Jean Paul Sartre

Follow These 3 Rules For Making Decisions and Your Business Will Never Stop Growing

Paralysis by analysis stops so many entrepreneurs from becoming successful.<p>Over the years, I have encountered a lot of managers, directors, vice presidents, and (even) C-level executives who have a hard time "pulling the trigger" on a decision.<p>This is how a "culture of indecision" spreads like …

Windows 10 bug lets malware bypass security scans using a null character

A bug in the Windows 10 Anti-Malware Scan Interface causes the security apparatus to truncate its scans when encountering a null character. The bug …

Councils are battling with 37 cyber attacks every minute, survey finds

Council IT networks are under attack from 37 cyber attacks every minute, local authorities have admitted.<p>A survey of councils in the UK found that they have been targeted by nearly 100 million cyber attacks in five years.<p>The findings lay bare the vast scale of the cyber threat faced by town halls, …

Cybersecurity

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

Handy

Is Charles Bukowski a Self-Help Guru? Hear Five of His Brutally Honest, Yet Oddly Inspiring, Poems and Decide for Yourself

I don't know if he’s been replaced as a major influence on young, restless (and almost exclusively male) aspiring writers, but once upon a time—if …

Literature

Smart meters could leave British homes vulnerable to cyber attacks, experts have warned

New smart energy meters that the Government wants to be installed in millions of homes will leave householders vulnerable to cyber attacks, ministers have been warned.<p>The intelligence agency GCHQ is said to have raised concerns over the security of the meters, which could enable hackers to steal …

Cyber-attacks

6 ways, backed by research, to goof off and get more done

I’ve written about how people at the top of their field are relentlessly productive.<p>But you can’t sprint for miles. There’s plenty of research …

Time Management

Perfectionists: You’ll Be Happier if You Stop Saying This One Word

“It’s so hard to keep everything together. I am the CEO of a major start-up and I also run four other organizations that support our social impact …

Self-improvement

These 40 Inspirational Quotes Picked By Richard Branson Will Move You To Achieve Your Potential

The endlessly entrepreneurial Sir Richard Branson serves as curator of words that will move you to more.<p>Elon Musk is the current media darling for having vision and achieving crazy things.<p>Jeff Bezos has more than his share of bold ideas and Mark Zuckerberg is no slouch in focusing on big things …

What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building

Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood …

Education

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

How to Protect Your Smart TV From Getting Hacked

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, smart TVs are the worst. The extra software is usually clunky enough to get in the way of whatever you …

How artificial intelligence is unleashing a new type of cybercrime

Rather than hiding behind a mask to rob a bank, criminals are now hiding behind artificial intelligence to do their attack. However, financial …

Russian Hackers Fooled the Keepers of US Drone Secrets Using the Oldest Trick in the Book

A new investigation by the Associated Press has revealed that a whopping 40 percent of 87 American defense contractors who were recently targeted by …

Military

Why is the Mona Lisa smiling? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Of all the world’s enigmatic works of art, it is probably the Mona Lisa that people are the most curious about. And indeed, it is hard to imagine why a 77x53cm painting on a piece of wood might be worth more than double the £340m paid for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi last year. So – why is …

Art