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The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis

Author: Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine. Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.25.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. …

The Eye Floater Phenomenon: Between Science and Spirituality

In the mid-1990s, I met a man named Nestor living in the solitude of the hilly Emmental region of Switzerland. Nestor has a unique and provocative …


LinkedIn Isn't Doing Anything For Me - What Am I Missing?

Dear Liz,<p>I’m trying to get the hang of the new-millennium career advice you share, but I admit I’m behind the curve.<p>I started a LinkedIn page, but I’m lost. I’m not sure what to include on it, and so far my LinkedIn account hasn’t done anything for me.<p>Am I supposed to be doing something …


Ten Corporate-Culture Clues To Spot In A Job Interview

You can go on Glassdoor to learn about the culture at a company you’re interviewing with, but your best opportunity to learn about the culture is when you’re in the building!<p>The problem is that many if not most job applicants go to a job interview with the wrong frame of mind. They go to the …

Human Resources

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder,</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …


A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …


Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East
Silicon Valley

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …


25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend |

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …


Five Ways To Give Great Feedback To Millennials

One of the most down to earth and helpful approaches to feedback that you should consider adding to your repertoire is one that I have taught to hundreds of managers in new manager courses: The Five Languages of Appreciation.<p>Originally developed for use with families, Gary Chapman and Paul White …

The Workplace
Solar Power
Public Speaking

How To Stand Out In A Job Interview And Any Business Meeting

I always notice as graduation season emerges, I start receiving questions from participants during my keynote addresses and workshops that shift toward their children. One of the most frequent questions I hear these days is “Do you have any tips I can share with my son/daughter who is a about to …


You Could One Day Be Identified By Your Unique 'Brainprint'

Our neurons respond differently to the same words<p>Sometimes, other people interpret your words differently than you may have intended--like you’re not on the same wavelength. Turns out that the neuroscience backs up that idea; words elicit unique neurological responses in different people's brains, …

What's The Difference Between Strategy And Tactics?

Dear Liz,<p>I love your columns and I read them all! I just graduated with my degree in Communications and I am lucky to have already started working. I got the job offer over winter break this past January because I was an intern in my company during the fall of my senior year. I’m in the Client …

Business Strategy

We’ve Made Machines Smart--And Now We’re Making Them Angry

They could make customer service agents more prepared to deal with your wrath<p>Phone calls to automated customer service lines inspire a unique brand of ire. Now a New Zealand-based digital marketing company is creating a robot that can mimic our uniquely human wrath in order to help companies better …

This Experiment Shows Why You Should Take Bitcoin Seriously

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