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25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home

When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills. I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to …

Making Running A Habit

Follow these 4 steps, and gradually exercise will become a no-brainer.<p>After a few weeks of running, you'll begin to believe that there's something to this “runner’s high” thing. Feel-good brain chemicals—like dopamine and endocannabinoids—will be released while you’re on the road, and you’ll feel …

The Week in Review: Why Millennials Matter

Ranging in age from 14 to 34, the millennial generation is a study in contrasts. In spite of their technological savvy, liberal politics and college …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

11 Simple Inventions That Could Change The World

We have a tendency to lionize mankind's mind-bogglingly complex inventions. It's why we teach our children about the Alexander Graham Bells and Thomas Edisons of the world, and scour the Internet for every little iPhone rumor we can find.<p>But sometimes, it's the simple technologies that truly change …

5 Meditation Alternatives That Won't Put You to Sleep

Look, I'm a fan of meditation. I've been a true believer in its healing powers for a long time, well before all the scientific evidence finally showed meditation does indeed reduce blood pressure, increase immunity, provide emotional balance, lower stress levels, and the list goes on.<p>Meditation …

Being Intentional In Being Alone And Happy

One of the biggest problems for many people as adults is the fear of being alone. If you do any reading on the issues with people that stay in …

Sit Until the World Becomes Still

Brandon West, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>Sit until the world becomes still.</b> There is a quote that Wayne Dyer uses frequently by a man named Blaise Pascal …

4 Ways Being Selfish Is A Good Thing! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

All through my life I’ve been the kind of person who put other people’s needs first, whether that’s a lover, a friend or a boss. It was as if I …

5 Habits That Guarantee You're Living The Life You Really Want | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Each day you get up and wonder, “Am I living the life I want?”<p>It’s a good question, possibly the best question you could ask yourself. After all, you …

Trouble With the Pineal Gland?

There is much hype about activating the pineal gland. I touched briefly upon it in another post since it can be very problematic. I’m well aware that …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

Based on data from online education platform Coursera, we compiled a list of the 12 most popular, free online classes for working professionals.<p>Here they are, ranked by popularity:<p>Coursera's most popular course offers an introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics …

IBM spends $3 billion to push the far future of computer chips

IBM will invest $3 billion over five years to develop processors with much smaller, more tightly packed electronics than today's models, and to sustain computing progress even after today's manufacturing technology runs out of steam.<p>The first goal is to build chips whose electronic components, …

Quantum Computing

Stop whatever you're doing and watch the end of the Matrix video game

I can't believe this video is real.<p>Let me provide some backstory: In 2005, now-defunct developer Shiny Entertainment released <i>The Matrix: Path of Neo</i>, a video game that allows its player to reenact scenes from the Matrix trilogy in Keanu Reeves' iconic role. The films' directors, the Wachowskis, are …

10 Ways to Add Mindful Moments to Your Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Failure to maintain focus can leave the mind lost in repeating loops of chronic anxiety… The power to disengage our attention from one thing and …

The Hobby Lobby ruling proves men of the law still can't get over 'immoral' women having sex

Thirty-five years ago, cultural critic Ellen Willis wrote, "it is depressing to have to insist that sex is not an unnecessary, morally dubious self-indulgence but a basic human need, no less for women than for men".<p>If it was depressing in 1979, it looks downright miserable today.<p>Because let's be …

Stephen Harper and the tactics of indifference

It’s bad enough when Stephen Harper shows his contempt of Parliament; this week we got to see just how little he thinks of the act of voting …

EU's right to be forgotten: Guardian articles have been hidden by Google

When you Google someone from within the EU, you no longer see what the search giant thinks is the most important and relevant information about an individual. You see the most important information the target of your search is not trying to hide.<p>Stark evidence of this fact, the result of a European …

EA's Peter Moore Is Wrong About Video Game And Music Distribution

GamesIndustry recently published a rather interesting interview with Peter Moore as he attempts to explain EA’s often-controversial business practices and the public’s reaction to them. The article was reposted with a headline that said EA “blames their own customers” for failing to see the …

The Surprisingly Strong Case for Colonizing Venus

Science fiction writers have come up with a plausible scenario for a floating city above the fiery planet.<p>Why worry about building a colony on Mars when instead you could float one high above the surface of Venus? Science fiction writer Charles Stross recently revived the idea of building a …

Millions of tons of ocean plastic have gone missing

New study suggests animals are eating our garbage<p>For a decade or more, scientists have assumed our seas carry millions of tons of plastic, much of which should be floating in open water, forming vast midocean "gyres" — islands of man-made mess such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But according …

Triple Monster Black Hole Discovered

Sometimes big, bad things comes in threes, including jumbo black holes.<p>The discovery of a trio of jumbo black holes circling the center of a distant galaxy, reported by astronomers on Wednesday, suggests that pairs or triplets of such monsters may be surprisingly common.<p>Astronomers have learned …

Facebook conducted secret psychology experiment on users' emotions

Facebook has conducted a secret massive psychology experiment on its users to find out how they respond to positive and negative messages - without telling participants<p>Over 600,000 Facebook users have taken part in a psychological experiment organised by the social media company, without their …

Psychology

I'm shocked my friends didn't visit me in the hospital. Am I overreacting?

<b>The question</b><p>I am a single woman, late 30s, very busy with work, but with a core nucleus of good friends (or so I thought) from different social groups. This past week, my appendix burst. I was rushed to the emergency room straight from work, and wound up in the hospital for five days. The problem …