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14 of Shakespeare's most captivating openers

Opening lines can torment writers.<p>The lead sentence can make or break what we’ve written. They are often the deciding factor in whether readers keep …

Five Daily Writing Exercises That Can Improve Your Blogging | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Maintaining a blog full-time can be a bit stressful, and this stress can sometimes have a restricting effect on your writing. There’s the pressure to …

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Psychology

Microsoft Beats Wall Street Estimates, Keeps Cloud Growth Momentum

It’s been a little more than a year since Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the reins at the Redmond software giant to move it into being a cloud and mobile-first company. He seems to be making some progress.<p>On Thursday, Microsoft reported strong financial results for the third quarter that easily …

Can Navinder Singh Sarao really be a Wolf of Wall Street?

The charges against Navinder Singh Sarao could make a film to rival The Wolf of Wall Street, but what we know so far could be just the tip of the iceberg<p>You can almost hear the scriptwriters cracking their knuckles over their keyboards. The prospective film even has a catchy title. You’ve watched</b> …

Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be an Entrepreneur

Doctor, engineer, and businessman. These were the top three career choices for the children of middle-class families in India when I was young. Doctors earned the most respect; engineers were second-best; business was something you got into if you didn't have the chops to complete a degree.<p>I chose …

Entrepreneurship

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …