Maciej Matwiejczyk

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Learn a new language on your phone

Use your commute to pick up a foreign lingo.<p>We think of our phones as time wasters. But you might be surprised at how much you can gain from the apps on this pocket computer. With five minutes here and five minutes there, you can even pick up a new language, or polish up your existing knowledge. …

Language Learning

If you're using LinkedIn like a digital résumé, you're doing it all wrong

In fact, 87% of recruiters leverage LinkedIn to find high quality candidates.<p>This is great news for us because it means that, with the right set up, your LinkedIn profile can become a passive lead generator for new opportunities.<p>However, if your profile looks like everyone else's, your chances of …

Employment

Too many people make the same mistake after bombing a job interview

The logic being that maybe the person was having a bad day, or maybe they were nervous, and maybe — just maybe — their true, wonderful self will shine through the second time around.<p>When it comes to job interviews, few hiring managers are so forgiving. If you mess up the first interview, there's …

Employment

Why Americans Smile So Much

How immigration and cultural values affect what people do with their faces<p>On Reddit forums that ask “What’s a dead giveaway that someone is American?” one trait comes up over and over again: big, toothy grins.<p>Here’s how one Reddit user in Finland put it:<p>When a stranger on the street smiles at …

America's Best Recruiting Firms 2017

If you speak with startup founders or large-company CEOs, they’ll probably tell you that hiring good people is their biggest challenge. It’s no wonder there are thousands of recruiting firms in the U.S., all vying to help companies get talent in the door. But which recruiters are the most …

Recruitment

Why Culture Fit Is the Most Important Factor for Employee Retention | Inc.com

I'd argue that culture fit is the most important aspect of retaining great employees above anything else. But employee retention starts with first being able to clearly articulate what the organizational culture is. What are the aligned values, beliefs, behaviors and experiences that make up the …

Team Building

Black humour is sign of high intelligence, study suggests

Who needs Mensa? If you want to find out if someone has a high IQ, just tell them a string of sick jokes and then gauge their reaction.<p>A new study in the journal <i>Cognitive Processing</i> has found that intelligence plays a key role in the appreciation of black humour – as well as several other factors, …

Psychology

The Dunning-Kruger Effect Shows Why Some People Think They're Great Even When Their Work Is Terrible

Pat is a programmer at a large software company. At best, he’s a middling performer; his code is a mess (initializing variables that are never used, using variable names no one else understands, etc.), he takes longer than he should, and he doesn’t even remember his own code months later.<p>But Pat’s …

Psychology

Inside Brazil's 'City of Dwarfs'

Brazillian photographer Luisa Dorr's intimate images of Itabaianinha.<p>Maria lost her parents at the age of seven. Until she was 80 years old, she and her siblings provided for the family by working from dawn until dusk on their corn plantation near the city of Itabaianinha in the Brazilian state of …

Prefab Houses: 11 homes which are easy to build and stylish

When planning a new home, all home-builders and dreamers are faced with finding the perfect intersection of cost, convenience, and luxury. …

Prefab Homes

Don't Tell Anxious Kids That Everything Will Be O.K.

Today’s kids are more worried than any kids in recent history. According to some long-term surveys of mental-health literature, the average kid today …

6 Top Tips For Photographing Rooftops and Cities

<i>Jennifer Bin is city and street photographer based in Shanghai. She is best known for her work with capturing strong symmetry, sharp geometry,</i> …

Photography

Micro Town House 4x8m / MM++ architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In the fast growing Vietnamese economy, ways of living are changing and middle class people tend to …

Architecture

Cocaine addicts can’t kick other habits either

People hooked on cocaine are more likely to stick to other habits, too. They’re also less sensitive to negative feedback that tends to push …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

Toronto takes a hard look at how people are using its public spaces

If you're walking the streets of downtown Toronto this summer, someone may be watching you.<p>Volunteer observers will be out there, not to judge your fashion sense, but to understand what you're doing on the sidewalk, in the street or in the park. It's part of an effort by the city's planning …

Cumbaya House / Diego Guayasamin Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The residence is located in Cumbayá - Ecuador, in a lot of 2,500 m2. the location of the residence has …

Living Rooms

Three Experts Weigh In On Poland’s Unique Sneaker Scene

Our first real taste of Poland’s sneaker scene was last year during Sneakerness Warsaw, and while the Polish capital may not be synonymous with …

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Don't Read This! (It's Only the Most Valuable Psychology Hack You Can Learn.)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Don’t touch: wet paint.”</i><p>How many times have you seen that and wanted to touch the wet paint? How many times have you seen that sign, ignored it, and done the thing you’ve been explicitly told not to do?<p>If you’re anything like me, I’m …