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Why Did Obama Pander to the UN’s Stunning Anti-Israel Bias?

There are horrific injustices all over the world, including and especially in the Muslim world, but those are ignored by an institution obsessed with …

The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful

Sometimes, to become successful and to get closer to the person we know we can become, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.<p>There are certain things that are almost universal. These things, if you give them up, will help you become more successful (even …

Motivation

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

Machine Learning

A Brown professor compiled 30 essential tips for succeeding in graduate school

These gems aren’t mine, really. Facebook friends and colleagues have helped me to write this list. But I did rank the first ten.<p><b>Top ten</b><p>1. Remember: there are no non-professional interactions.<p>2. Fundamentals matter. Practice your talks until they flow. Do some editorial work. Volunteer. Wear clean …

Graduate School

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor …

Time Management

Here’s How to Use Your Daily Habits For Writing Better Content in Less Time

I write every day for my blog as well as other publications. I'm a big fan of guest posting, and every day I do everything I can to reinforce better …

8 Things the Most Successful People Do Every Night

Your happy and productive tomorrow starts tonight.<p>The importance of good morning habits is a no-brainer. It's common sense that if you wake up early and do good things to ramp your body and mind up for the day, those things will pay off. How we spend our evenings gets a lot less attention, but it's …

Success

What Happened When I Got Rid Of Everything In My House That Doesn’t Spark Joy

Do socks really “spark joy?” This writer went through (nearly) every item in her house with some surprising results.<p>I hate clutter. Growing up, my favorite book (and the only one I kept from my childhood) was <i>The Boxcar Children</i>, a story of four orphans who live in an abandoned train car with few …

Minimalism

5 Ways To Have More Intimate Communication

If you are motivated toward having a happy, healthy, and satisfying relationship with your partner, you are probably always looking for ways to improve your communication and maintain a strong and secure bond. I look at love a little differently than some; I believe that it begins as a feeling but …

6 Habits of People-Centric Leaders

Use these habits to take your "people first" mantra beyond lip service.<p>Over the years, I've spent a lot of time talking to executive leaders about how they run their businesses.<p>I've noticed something interesting in these discussions: Even though there's universal agreement that business success is …

Employment

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One of the less remarked-upon aspects the referendum campaign was the constant suffixing of points with “according to a video on Facebook” or “a post on Facebook says”. In fact, over the last two weeks, I started to mentally append “on Facebook” to every rather shallow argument or talking point …

WhatsApp vs. Signal vs. Google Allo: Which app is best for privacy?

This spring, text messages got a lot more private. In April, the world’s most popular messaging service, WhatsApp, announced it would use end-to-end …

Privacy

Be Prepared: We’re Entering A Post-Device Era

The new frontier in personal computing may be cloud services that run on less powerful devices.<p>One of the most famous tech-related commentaries expressed in the past 10 years is Steve Jobs’s declaration of the “post-PC era.” While the Apple founder’s quote in early June of 2010 referred …

Internet of Things

5 Methods to Make Sure You Use Time Effectively

If you are like most entrepreneurs, the resource you always wish you had more of is time. Learn to use the following methods and become a time-management expert.<p>When I interview successful business people who are at the apex of their careers, the one thing they all wish they had more of, is …

Time Management

How 'Neighborhood Simulator' Block'Hood Turns a City Into an Organism

Block'hood's ideal is of harmony and cycles and flows—of inputs that feed into outputs, which feed back into the system again.<p>Most city-building games follow the <i>SimCity</i> formula. You paint an empty landmass with roads, rail, police stations, and three types of zoning—residential, commercial, …