Veronica Gonzalez

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Why mastery beats creativity—every time

The idea that comes out of nowhere. The eureka moment. If we could figure out how to get there faster and automate up the process, humankind would be forever changed, right? This is something we can’t stop obsessing about as a society—but maybe we’re thinking too hard about it.<p>Two years ago, the <i>New</i> …

Creativity

How to Get Dancer Fit: 7 Toning Workout GIFs From New York City Ballet

Inside a sunlit dance studio across from Lincoln Center in Manhattan, the ballerina Sara Mearns is stretched taut in a forearm side plank, one leg hovering above the ground. It looks easy enough—but that’s exactly the sleight of hand that professional dancers have perfected: transforming physical …

Scientists assumed that patriarchy was only natural. Bonobos proved them wrong

My favorite exhibit at California’s San Diego zoo is the bonobo enclosure. Not because this is a ridiculously randy species (seriously, any age or sex will suffice). Not even because they, alongside chimpanzees, are the species most closely related to humans. But because they live in what some …

San Diego Zoo

Ravens Are Smarter Than Human Children

The way they plan for the future provides insight into the evolutionary history of intelligence.<p>It turns out that ravens are, in some ways, more …

Why you should eat a plant-based diet, but that doesn't mean being a vegetarian

Plant-based diets are often shown to be good for health. Yet Australians eat a lot of meat and are sometimes reluctant to completely cut meat from …

Why sleep is more important than exercise or diet – and how to get better shut-eye

It's hard to overstate just how important sleep is in terms of our health. I know, because I learned the hard way.<p>My first job was as a stockbroker, which meant waking at 5am, starting work at 7am, and then often staying out in the evenings to entertain clients. I can’t count the amount of times my …

Doing Yoga Poses Could Have Some Surprising Health Effects

Here's what the science says.<p>Can we really unlock our personal power by adopting 'powerful' body postures? Unfortunately, the findings that link …

Yoga

Being a CEO Can Cause Brain Damage, According to Scientists

Psychologists and neuroscientists agree that the ongoing exercise of power can damage your brain as badly as a serious head injury.<p>I've interviewed probably a hundred CEOs and, with few exceptions, my observation has been "the bigger the company, the bigger the jerk." CEOs, especially in big …

5 Habits That Improve your Mental State, Motivation and Productivity

Most entrepreneurs have an intuitive understanding that mental health is important to the success of their business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lonely, difficult journey. You're running your own business and dealing with the fact that your …

Study Finds Left-Handed People Are Better at Math

Southpaws have the edge.<p>The belief that there is a link between talent and left-handedness has a long history. Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed. So …

5 Tangible Ways to Generate Leads With Instagram

How to Use Instagram as a Lead Generation Machine<p>When compared to social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter, it's easy to look at Instagram like a newcomer. However, when you study the trends and look at the numbers, it's pretty clear that Instagram is a great place to invest your lead …

11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It's A Real Thing) –

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

Self-confidence

4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Multitasking

“IQ drops of 15 points for multitasking men lowered their scores to the average range of an 8-year-old child.”<p>You may have heard that multitasking is …

5 things I had to give up to be successful

There's an opportunity cost to everything worthwhile in life.<p>No matter what you're trying to accomplish, you'll have to give up something in order to make it happen.<p>When I asked people on Facebook what they had given up to get something else they wanted, I got about 60 answers.<p><i>Even if you get what</i> …

Weight loss can be tied to when, not just what, you eat

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are trying to lose weight and otherwise improve your health, you may already be mindful about what you eat during the day.<p>You might skip breakfast. At lunch, you may opt for a salad with lots of veggies, no croutons and low-fat dressing -- on the side, of course.<p>Then, three o'clock …

Nutrition

The Antikythera mechanism is a 2,000-year-old computer

115 years ago, divers found a hunk of bronze off a Greek island. It changed our understanding of human history.<p>One hundred fifteen years ago, an archeologist was sifting through objects found in the wreck of a 2,000-year-old vessel off the Greek island Antikythera. Among the wreck’s treasures — …

The Language You Speak Can Change Your Perception of Time

It's all relative anyway.<p>Time seems to pass faster or slower depending on the language you speak, new research has revealed, because of the way your …

A forgotten Darwinian theory upends everything biologists thought about the female orgasm

Richard Prum spends most of his time studying birds. But this year, the award-winning evolutionary ornithologist has also produced an unexpected feminist manifesto.<p>In his new book, <i>The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—And Us,</i> Prum, an …

If You Don't Follow These 7 Rules, Life Will Punch You in the Face

When I don't follow these rules (ALL of them), I go down and get beaten.<p><i>What are your top 7 rules of life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, author, entrepreneur,</b> …

Study finds bonobos may be better representation of the last common ancestor with humans than common chimpanzees

A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, …

10 Brutal Truths About Life That Are Difficult To Accept But You'll Benefit a Lot If You Do

Every single one of us have our own struggles to deal with. We worry, we procrastinate, we don’t feel good enough, we wish we had more money…the list …

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

University of California

Nothing says misogyny like defining feminism as equality for all

The women’s movement has an “equality” problem.<p>Last semester, I asked my college students to define “feminism.” Everyone bandied about the word “equality”—“equality for women,” “equality for all genders,” “equality in the workplace.” But the class grew quiet when I asked what equality meant, and …

Feminism

Wildly Talented Nigerian Artist Made This Drawing Without Any Training Whatsoever

But your stick figures are really awesome, too!<p>Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley has been drawing for as long as he can remember.<p>Remarkably, however, he has never had any training, an especially admirable fact given the meticulous detail and technical mastery of his hyperrealist portraits. “I’ve …

Drawing

Why you should sleep in a cool bedroom

<b>Turn down the thermostat, crack a window, and ditch the blankets for some science-backed health benefits.</b><p>On cold winter nights, my husband and I …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

Remote Controls

How I Set Aside Two Days Each Week To Work On Just One Thing

You already know about time “batching,” but when those batch periods slide all over your schedule, they aren’t much good to you.<p>My company recently surveyed more than 350 U.S. business owners on the biggest time-wasters in their workdays. The results weren’t much of a shock, with email coming up on …

How to Use Psychology to Create High-Performing Content

Focus on what your audience is thinking, not what your competitors are doing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When email marketing first started becoming popular in the late 1990s, it was possible to get open rates over 80 percent. When AdWords started getting traction, …

Marketing

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …