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Life doesn’t reward you for what you know, but for what you do

Most people have adapted to consuming low-level information on the internet. This is the equivalent of filling your car with water or eating …

Self-improvement

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now

The items we buy say a lot about our lifestyles, our finances, and our domestic lives. If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more just free two-day shipping with a Prime account.<p>With these different areas …

Amazon Echo

5 Classic Horror Novels You Can Finish In A Single Sitting

Bookworms know that after a long week, there are few things better than checking out of the real world and checking into the world of a novel. If you …

Horror

How to Make Sure You're Getting the Internet Speeds You're Paying For

It’s probably been a while since you signed up for internet service, but you should have an idea of how fast your plan is. If not, give your ISP a …

Git

7 Psychological Defenses That Aren't Protecting You, But Making You Weaker

Many of our worst qualities do not actually come from being morally corrupt or misguided. They are more often psychological defense mechanisms that we don’t understand. <br>The interesting thing about most defense mechanisms is that they often do the opposite of what we want them to. Instead of leaning …

Self-help

How the Eisenhower box can organize your life

In a typical day, how many things are scribbled on your to-do list? You might have a key deadline for a work project or family commitments to handle. …

5 Tactics to Win a Negotiation, According to an FBI Agent

It was 1998 and I was standing in a narrow hallway outside an apartment on the 27th floor of a high-rise in Harlem. I was the head of the New York …

Common cause of dementia may be treatable

A new study — led by the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom — has now uncovered how a disease that affects the brain's small blood vessels …

Watch 10 billion tons of ice fall into the ocean

An enormous, four-mile-long iceberg break, or “calving” event, swept across Greenland’s massive Helheim Glacier last month, a new video has revealed.<p>The event, in which roughly half-mile-high columns of ice break free and tip onto their backs — and later collide downstream and shatter further — was …

Global Warming

This 22-Year-Old Has Stashed Away $10,000 in Savings While Traveling the World. Here's How She's Doing It

It's a $20-an-hour, work-anywhere gig.<p>When Amanda Fink discovered the job that would allow her to travel the world and save money doing it, she …

How To Stop Taking Things Personally

When people disrespect you or do not treat you well, it is easy to take their behavior personally, to blame yourself and think you have anything to do with someone else’s behavior. Taking things personally is emotionally draining, and an unnecessary, constant reevaluation of your self-esteem. …

Self-help

5 things positive people never do

I make an effort to surround myself with positive people. Positive thinking is a cornerstone of mental toughness because positivity creates a mindset …

Happiness

25 Writing Contests in July 2018 — No entry fees

There are more than two dozen free writing contests in July, some of which offer substantial prizes. Every genre, form, and style is covered, from …

PSA: Résumés With These 5 Qualities Get the Most Attention

Résumés are par for the course in any job application process. They're the critical pieces of paper (or, let's be honest, PDF files) that get you …

The psychology of why you feel alone even when you’re surrounded by people

Despite the world’s population creeping upward by around 200,000 people a day, many of us have never felt as alone.<p>We are more connected than ever before, yet we somehow feel more isolated. We have the ability to reconnect with our high-school classmates and talk to our heroes on social media, yet …

Psychology

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Harvard Business School

How to Live With Purpose and Stay Focused on Long-Term Goals

You'll be needing a plan...and we've got one for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your habits are broken down into two categories: instant pleasure and delayed. Everyone has some instant habits, things like social media or TV or squeezing your dog’s squishy face, and …

Productivity

I took nootropics every day for a week—here’s what happened

Just like how subsisting on Soylent instead of actual food became a habit among Silicon Valley bros years before you could buy a bottle at 7-Eleven, …

See How One Designer Filled a Home With Color and Pattern—Without It Becoming Overwhelming

Incorporating color—especially bold, eye-grabbing color—into any home is no easy feat; there’s a (very) fine line between a clownish explosion of …

A Record 68.5 Million People in the World Were Forcibly Displaced by the End of 2017, U.N. Says

Every two seconds, someone in the world was forcibly displaced in 2017, according to a new report by the U.N. Refugee Agency.<p>Due to wars, violence …

Barack Obama Recommended 5 Books On Facebook & It's A Heavy Summer Reading List

It's always good to hear from President Obama, especially when he's got reading suggestions to share. Barack Obama recommended six books on Facebook …

This Is Always the Last Thing You Should Say in an Interview (People Are Scared, But They Shouldn't Be)

You're already thinking it. Just come out and say it. What's the worst that could happen?<p>Whether by luck or by skill (maybe a bit of both), you've landed an interview for what could be your dream job.<p>You've just got to convince them to hire you. How do you stand out from all the other candidates as …

11 Finished Book Series You Can Marathon-Read This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means we book nerds finally have time to read all those great series we have been meaning to get around to. On the list …

Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates

You're reading Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

The 8 best books on writing:

Essential reading for aspiring writers.

Writing

12 books you should listen to as audiobooks instead

I've been an insatiable reader ever since I first learned how letters joined together to form words. One tool my grandfather used to teach me how to read was a small tape recorder, and our routine was that he had me practice reading aloud each night into the microphone.<p>Somewhere, there are tapes of …

Books

Skeleton of a Headless, Unlucky Pompeii Resident Has Been Unearthed in Italy

Brutal.<p>Pompeii is famed for its ruins containing the remains of citizens preserved in the ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. But a …

How Disney is turning women from across the company into coders

Nikki Katz’s CODE: Rosie program gives employees already well into their careers the chance to reinvent themselves as software engineers.<p>“You’re about to learn what it means to be a software engineer. You’re about to learn a lot about this company, and how technology is used to make the magic. But …

9 Important Apps to Keep You Focused

After posting about iPad apps that can help teachers get things done, here is another list of some equally important apps to enhance your …