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This Great Course on Beating Procrastination Used to Be Paid, Now It’s Free

Productivity trainer Kosio Angelov built a paid course at Udemy on how to beat procrastination, and over a thousand people took it. Now Angelov has …

Why Trying To Be A People Pleaser Makes You A Bad Boss

Sure, you want everyone to get along. But trying to make everyone happy can ruin your reputation.<p>Over a decade ago, business performance consultant Ryan Estis transitioned from being a salesperson out in the field to being a manager. He moved from an environment where it was his job to make …

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Cultivating smart habits is the key to unlocking your potential.<p>To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals …

This Is What Would Happen If Nature Had the Same Rights as Corporations

In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has solidified the concept of corporate personhood. Following rulings in such cases as Hobby Lobby and …

Europe's hottest startups 2016: London

• <b>Population</b> 8.6 million• <b><br>Size</b> 1572km2• <b><br>Global cities index ranking</b> 1<p>The capital has been on a hot streak, at least until the Brexit vote. London's …

Here’s your shot at free exhibit space at TechCrunch’s Healthtech Pavilion at Disrupt London

While Europe’s technology ecosystem is growing, there’s sometimes a view that it lags behind the U.S. for healthtech or Health 2.0, or whatever you want to call it. But that’s basically bullshit. While Europe has been a slow starter, it’s catching up very fast. There are many new EU-based …

25 of the world's must-visit remote outposts

Explore pirate islands, volcano villages, incredible wildlife and Arctic tundra in the furthest reaches of the world…<p><b>1. Cook Islands</b><p>New</b> …

The beginner’s guide to cutting out sugar

If you had to pick a public health enemy number one, you could make a <i>very</i> strong case for (or really, against) sugar.<p>The sweet stuff’s been deemed …

8 genius bread and pasta swaps that you’ll want to try, stat

Do you remember your first time?<p>First time eating zoodles, that is. Not to romanticize the spiralized vegetable <i>too</i> much, but anyone who has sat down …

10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips …

Success

One Motivational Technique Really Works (And It's Easy!)

A massive new study has pinpointed the most effective motivational technique for improving performance—and it’s incredibly easy. Simply using …

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

Scientists warn of 'global climate emergency' over shifting jet stream

Two environmentalists have declared a “global climate emergency” after the Northern hemisphere jet stream was found to have crossed the equator, …

Climate Change

Leading public health bodies call for decriminalisation of drugs

Report from Royal Society for Public Health and Faculty of Public Health says misuse of drugs should be a health issue, not a criminal one<p>The UK’s two leading public health bodies, representing thousands of doctors and other professionals, are making an unprecedented call for the personal …

5 underrated countries that should be your next destination

Some landmarks are forever in the limelight.<p>These are the classic destinations, like the Eiffel Tower and the Egyptian pyramids, and also the …

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Genetic diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology, which employs tiny particles to manipulate cells and change our DNA<p>Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, …

Cancer

The Best Time-Management Tool You'll Ever Use

Forget all those fancy apps or hiring an assistant. The easiest way to free up more time is staring at you right in the face.<p>For those who have been following my saga on Facebook, you know I recently threw my back out.<p>I did the same thing back in 2012 when I was burning both ends of the candle, so …

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit

It's probably not what you think, but it's scientifically demonstrated to improve how you think.<p>Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning …

10 ways to trick yourself out of being lazy

Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on overcoming laziness and pulled out the easiest ways to set yourself on a path toward greater …

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15 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Stressed

Have you mastered stress, or is stress mastering you? Between work deadlines, bills, and family and friend obligations, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. …

That freezer full of tiger cubs in Thailand isn't the end of the story

What could be more enticing to a visitor to Thailand: A tiger sanctuary run by Buddhist monks a few hours from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.<p>But now the operators of the infamous Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua temple, known as the Tiger Temple and long suspected of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse, …

7 Foods with More Protein Than a Chicken Breast

Because after a while chicken starts to taste like paper.<p>We’re totally on team chicken breast. It’s incredibly lean! It’s got a ton of filling protein! But every once in a while, you might get bored of chowing down on the same old bird. (<i>Want to burn fat and still chow down? Check out The Body</i> …

The unsexiest trillion-dollar startup

Steve Jobs went ballistic when public shipping manifests leaked the existence of the iPhone 3G. That’s about the only time something exciting happened in the freight forwarding business. The circulatory system of the global economy is a trillion-dollar industry, yet no one really talks about it, or …

Startups

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity

To live a creative life, you must be able to destroy your habits that are killing your creativity.<p>If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that …

28 incredible roads to drive in your lifetime

From a mountain pass in Abu Dhabi to routes that wind through the Swiss Alps, these roads make for a drive you won't soon forget.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Hiking

The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles

Company culture is changing, and some managers are experimenting with out-of-the-norm methods. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.<p>As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are …

All this obesity advice is a recipe for confusion. Just eat smaller portions | Archie Bland

A new report says eating low-fat foods is unhealthy, contradicting long-standing diet information. While experts argue, we need a more simple message<p>If you’re not confused, you’ve not been paying attention.<p>The National Obesity Forum (NOF), one authoritative-sounding body, has issued a report which …

Communicating with plants: Microsoft's Project Florence hopes to revolutionize farming | On MSFT

The communication of our natural environments has always fascinated biologists. Studies have shown that when a plant is in distress, it releases a …