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Unlocking unconscious bias in decision making

Talking about failure is fashionable these days. Silicon Valley’s ‘fail fast, fail often‘ philosophy has become a battle cry for those seeking to …

10 Educational Sites To Teach You Languages For Free

10 Fall Motivational Quotes

As the summer comes to an end, it is time to focus on work and getting things done. The fall is a beautiful time of the year to stay motivated …

How writing regularly can improve your creativity and clarity

Starting or running a business is a risky endeavor. Entrepreneurs and artists deal with a storm of surprises and self-doubt, and they need to constantly learn and adapt to steer the ship to safety.<p>I’ve found that one of the best avenues for problem solving is writing. The process of putting pen to …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

The 37 best websites for learning a new skill

These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics.<p>They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free.<p>There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost …

The cloth cap that could help treat depression

Barcelona’s Neuroelectrics develops soft helmet which examines brainwaves to help diagnose and treat conditions, from depression to strokes and maybe beyond<p>At first glance, the cloth cap produced by Barcelona-based Neuroelectrics looks less like a medical device than a hybrid of the headgear for a …

Light therapy for brain injuries | Kurzweil

A staffer in Dr. Margaret Naeser’s lab demonstrates the equipment built especially for the research: an LED helmet (Photomedex), intranasal diodes …

The Brain

5 Must-Do Moves for Runners

Strength training isn't just for gym fanatics—it can help improve your running form, help you stave off injuries and speed you on your way to a new …

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

Athletic Apparel

How to retire in your 30s: save most of your money and rethink your core values

Seven in 10 Americans are disengaged from their jobs, according to Gallup. That's more than two-thirds of us who are unfulfilled by our work, just dragging our sorry selves to and from the office every day.<p>One community has an attractive answer: just quit.<p>A burgeoning online community advocates …

Retirement

Listen to your heart: Why your brain may give away how well you know yourself

"Listen to your heart," sang Swedish pop group Roxette in the late Eighties. But not everyone is able to tune into their heartbeat, according to an …

University of Cambridge

Alpha Brain Waves Boost Creativity and Reduce Depression

Neuroscientists recently made a correlation between an increase of alpha brain waves—either through electrical stimulation or mindfulness and …

Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking (Repost)

×<p>Close<p><b>Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking By David Morrow, Anthony Weston</b><br>2012 | 485 Pages | ISBN: 1603845496 , 160384550X …

5 Unpopular Things that Can Make You More Creative

Do you ever secretly wish you were just a little more creative? Maybe inventing a life changing gadget is your unrealized childhood dream or perhaps …

20 Things to Remember If You Love A Person With Depression

Mindfulness: The Power of “Thinking About Your Thinking”

Dan Harris from ABC News contacted me out-of-the-blue a few years ago to discuss the power of mindfulness and meditation. His book, <i>10% Happier,</i> which …

Mindfulness

How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life

“You have to learn to recognize your own depth.”<p>In 1985, mythologist and writer <b>Joseph John Campbell</b> (March 26, 1904–October 30, 1987) sat down with legendary interviewer and idea-monger Bill Moyers for a lengthy conversation at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in California, which continued the …

Spirituality

Rich People Are Great at Spending Money to Make Their Kids Rich, Too

The poor spend relatively more on what will keep them alive, because they must, and the rich spend more on what will keep them rich, because they can.<p>Each year, the U.S. government tells Americans how much money the country spends on stuff, like houses, cars, and alcohol. Organizing this …

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Warren Buffett's Secret of Success

<b>We welcome back our new contributing editor, Shawn Allen, who this week looks at the amazing career of one of the world’s great investors and offers his insights into the phenomenal success ofWarren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s Berkshire Hathaway Corp. Shawn has been providing stock picks on his</b> …

Investing

The oil price crash and the oil sands

Oil sands production will continue to increase in the near term, likely through 2020 if not beyond, unless prices decrease materially relative to …

Oil

Self-Directed Neuroplasticity: Consciously Changing Your Brain Function

Share<p>Pin<p>Reddit<p>Email<p>429 Shares<p>Self-directed neuroplasticity is a concept derived from the researcher Dr. Jeffrey M. Schwartz in his book, <b>“The Mind &</b> …

The Brain

How to develop a laser-like focus on building your new business

If you want to build a successful business, you're going to do battle with the demons of distraction. The world's most successful people are those who have streamlined their lives to a seamless flow of productivity and focus.<p>What's their secret?<p>It's a matter of focus, and it's critical to business …

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, review: 'affectless fantasia'

Kazuo Ishiguro is fascinated by repression and concealment, and reading any of his novels means working out what his characters are hiding from themselves. In An Artist of the Floating World, a Japanese painter tells an apparently straightforward story that hedges around the realities of his …

Are habits the secret to happiness?

Turns out a better life rests on habits<p>After every trip to the bathroom when he’s at home or in a hotel room, BJ Fogg will get down on the ground and …

Bottling Lightning:How to channel and sustain creativity

February 23, 2015<b>As professional designers we face new design challenges every day, taking great pride when we find solutions that truly stand out</b> …

The Daily Routine Of Creativity

<b>The Daily Routine Of Creativity</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>What sort of habits lead to creativity? Well, we first have to imagine these kinds of habits as …

Top 10 Ways to Spark Your Creativity | Teach For America

<i>One of TeacherPop’s favorite contributors, Brittany Viklund (Toll), wrote a really thoughtful post in 2012 about creativity and its impact on her</i> …