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The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness

For the longest time, I believed that there’s only purpose of life: And that is to be happy.<p>Right? Why else go through all the pain and hardship? …

A neuroscientist explains how 'Pokémon Go' is messing with your brain

You know, those little neuron groups that make you experience pleasure and positive reinforcement? They're the reason drugs are so addictive and junk food makes us feel so good.<p>They're also the reason some Pokémon Go players have quit their jobs, broken into homes, and fallen off cliffs while …

6 keys to raising brilliant children, according to developmental psychologists

The authors of a new book, "Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children," have put together a framework based on their own experiences with children and evidence gathered from years of research in child development.<p>Co-authors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff, …

3 Ways to Develop Mental Toughness Right Now

One thing every entrepreneur quickly discovers is that building a business is an emotional roller-coaster ride. AsMatt Salzberg, CEO of fast-growing …

More Testing, Less Play: Study Finds Higher Expectations For Kindergartners

This summer, millions of excited 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds will be getting ready for their first real year of school. But some of them may be in for a wake-up call when that first bell rings.<p>If you have young kids in school, or talk with teachers of young children, you've likely heard the refrain — …

Education

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A Chess Grandmaster Shares a Remarkably Effective Trick for Solving Any Problem | Inc.com

How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to the U.S. Of course he was eager to teach me, his firstborn son, the rules of the game.<p>This …

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These 5 Quirks Fuel Elon Musk's Crazy Success

On the list of the top 100 wealthiest people in the United States, and a resume that will make you wonder how he can seriously do it all, Elon Musk …

The truth about due diligence

There’s an expression in venture capital. It’s called the “Oh, shit” board meeting. “That’s when you learn all sorts of things that you wish you’d known after writing a company that first check,” says general partner David Hornik of August Capital.<p>It’s easy to imagine that they’ve been happening …

A 30-year-old entrepreneur explains how she turned a weak moment into a driving force behind her 7-figure business

The only thing she knew was that she wanted to live there — she would figure out the rest later.<p>"I arrived with four suitcases and a dream," she remembers. Over the next few years, she completed her masters in nonfiction writing at City University, racking up $30,000 in credit card debt just to …

Artist Spotlight: Erik Thor Sandberg – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

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Loops and Animated GIFs by Markus Magnusson

Well illustrated and animated GIFs of funny loops created by Markus Magnusson.<p>Markus Magnusson is a Swedish freelance graphic designer, illustrator, …

Top 52 Mind-Blowing and Peaceful Meditation Quotes

Meditation is that magical tool which helps us to control our restless mind, every day we encounter with hundreds and thousands of thoughts, some of …

Meditation

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours combines itself in a way that suddenly causes …

Quantum Links in Time and Space May Form the Universe's Foundation

In November, construction workers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came across a time capsule 942 years too soon. Buried in 1957 and …

Quantum Mechanics

40 Key Computer Science Concepts Explained In Layman’s Terms

Software developer Carl Cheo, founder of technology blog Carlcheo.com, knows what he’s talking about when it comes to computers! So, to help those of …

Computer Science

What the Teachers Say About Emptiness: Removing 'Lazy Nihilism' from Shunyata — or 'How Deep the Rabbit Hole goes' and 'How Big is the Moon?'

What do big moons, lazy nihilists and rabbit holes have to do with Shunyata? Yesterday I read a feature on Space.com which became the inspiration of …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

<b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them questions. So if you ask, “How was your day?” and you’re met with a grunt or a shrug, …

Self-help

The Neuroscience of Gratitude

What are you most grateful for in this moment? Right here, right now. Seriously, stop and ask yourself. If you're having a tough day and aren't able to come up with anything off the top of your head, that's all the more reason to ask the question. The <i>New York Times</i> recently referenced a scientific …

The Brain

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Best Presentations Are Tailored to the Audience

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p><i>When preparing a presentation, we all remember to think about the basics: what you want to say, the data you need to back it up, any visuals that might help. But what about the people you’re presenting to? The following excerpt from the book</i> Presentations <i>will help you</i> …

2 ways to achieve a lifetime of happiness

But when they don't, we often fall victim to feelings of failure, disappointment, or simply unhappiness.<p>Lyubomirsky, whose research on the possibility of permanently increasing happiness has received multiple prizes and grants, has written two books on the subject. In her most recent book, "The …

To Increase Your Productivity up to 200 Percent, Ask These 3 Questions | Inc.com

As I continue my personal transformation via Tony Robbins, I'm totally digging his Time of Your Life Rapid Planning Method. There are several themes from this work that I would like to share with you, my fellow entrepreneurs. These ideas are simple, powerful, and can increase your productivity …

Self-improvement

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

Why trying to make our kids happy can backfire

<b>(CNN) —</b> I once interviewed princesses -- real-life princesses! -- for my 4-year-old daughter's birthday party.<p>Full stop just to let that statement sink in.<p>Because it is critical to a child's well-being that you find the <i>perfect</i> princess, right?<p>When it comes to our children's happiness, we modern day …

Parenting

Living Through Life’s Challenges: An Interview with a Ninja Black Belt

Life is full of ups and downs. Yes, this is absolutely true. But the question is what can help us live through the difficulties with greater ease and …

Here’s How to Scientifically Train Your Mind to Be Happy

Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like accounting and law) can lead you toward a pervasive pessimism that …

9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Don't let tension take over your life<p>A little stress can be a good thing, but it’s important to keep it under control. These strategies will help you retain your Zen.<p>1. Bounce Back<p>Some people are naturally resilient, but it’s also a learned skill. Stress inoculation gradually exposes people to …

Psychology