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Here's What Google Teaches Employees In Its 'Search Inside Yourself' Course

The most popular class — titled "Search Inside Yourself" — regularly has a wait list stretching six months.<p>"I know this sounds melodramatic," a Google employee reported on an after-course examination, "but I really think this course changed my life."<p>The class has been taught at Google since 2007 …

Mindfulness

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Stack Overflow

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The paranoid computer user's guide to privacy, security and encryption

An update to the Globe and Mail Guide to Safer Computing<p>Hack-proof computers don’t exist. That’s an important truth to keep in mind as you browse this guide to building a more secure computer. Covered here are myriad tools and services to help protect you from malware, spam, bot-nets and even that …

From Susan B. Anthony to Gender In-Equality (NSFW VIDEO)

<i>Note: Some images in this post may be NSFW.</i><p>When Scout Willis's nipple tweet hit the media fan, I was in an editing bay with my campaign team cutting our next viral video designed to help reform the handful of states left in America where women can still be fined, cited, and/or arrested for …

This Video Is Everything You Need to Know About Steak Cuts

You've probably seen a number of different names and descriptions for various cuts of beef at the grocery store or at your favorite restaurant. This …

Seven reasons why you should hire intrapreneurs

Until about a year ago, I did not know what an intrapreneur was. But I did know that throughout my life, I've always gone about things differently and I was never happy with "no" as an answer. I always wanted to do things better. If someone said do A, I would ask: "why not A and B <i>and</i> C?" I"ve …

Less is more? Why I’m finished with big, foamy running shoes

In the aisles of neon, foam, Technicolored laces and the oxymoron of something called barefoot footwear, I am completely lost. Normally, I love shoe shopping, but this is a torturous exercise in information overload.<p>With five weeks to go before the half-marathon, I'm running longer and more often …

Why Empathy Is Your Most Important Skill (and How to Practice It)

TL;DR: Empathy is the most important skill you can practice. It will lead to greater success personally and professionally and will allow you to …

Emotional Intelligence

How Not to Be The Coworker Everyone Hates

Everyone knows what it's like to have a frustratingly dumb coworker to deal with, but what if you're worried that the frustrating coworker is you? …

Employment

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

The Door To Hell Is Possibly The Creepiest Place On Planet Earth (PHOTOS)

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, scientific pursuits don't always go according to plan. And sometimes, a pit to hell may open up right beneath your feet.<p>Take Turkmenistan's aptly named Door to Hell, a 230-foot-wide crater in the middle of the desert near the village of Deweze. In 1971, a team …

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day -- And How to Avoid Them

Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously make <i>all the time</i>. Obviously, none of them are huge, life-threatening mistakes, but they are really surprising, and avoiding them could help us to make more rational, sensible …

Psychology

Chanterelle Chowder with Bacon and Corn

Intro<p>This is where summer and fall collide. Where the cool evenings justify a warm bowl of soup. A meeting of sweet, crisp corn and wilted …

20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

Watch A Giant Hovercraft Land On A Crowded Russian Beach

Just out enjoying your day at the beach when, boom, giant military hovercraft. The worst.<p>This 5.5-ton Russian military hovercraft landed on the beach of the Baltic Sea port city Kaliningrad, between Poland and Lithuania, where people were out enjoying their day. A Russian Defense Ministry …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

Advertising

Open-Plan Offices Detrimental To Worker Productivity, Study Finds

Turns out it has little to do with whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, open-plan office spaces just aren’t good for getting work done.<p>Offices that lump employees together in large spaces, called open-plan offices, have detrimental effects on workplace productivity despite previous claims …

If You Liked 'Divergent,' 'The Mortal Instruments' And 'The Hunger Games,' Try These Books

This is a great year for YA fans. We're getting movies for Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" and Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Not to mention, Veronica Roth's "Divergent" will follow shortly after in 2014.<p>But for those of you who have read -- and loved -- those three …

Goodbye, Crunches. Hello, Flat Abs!

Exercise is a powerful tool -- but as much as it does a body good, it can also harm. Many people don't realize the exercises they do in pursuit of the perfect six-pack actually widen the waist and can ultimately lead to a pooch. Crunches, sit-ups, and even many pilates moves cause the abdominal …

Workouts

How I Experimented My Way to Losing 100 Pounds

I have lost more than 100 pounds since last September, and I have many mixed emotions about it. You would think that I'd be proud of the hard work …

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Your Daily Eye Queue: Lake Bell Gets Inked, The Expendables 3 Cast Grows and More

<b>Women</b><p>Lake Bell, <i>GQ alum</i> and one of the ladies on film we’d most like to spend some quality time with, takes it all off, save for one massive rose tattoo by beau Scott Campbell, for <i>New York Magazine</i>’s fall fashion issue. (New York Magazine)<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>Willis might be out, but Antonio Banderas and …