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This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Erich Fromm’s Six Rules of Listening: Learn the Keys to Understanding Other People from the Famed Psychologist

The basic rule for practicing this art is the complete concentration of the listener.<p>Nothing of importance must be on his mind, he must be optimally …

Faceted Classification

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

The secret to keeping your brain sharp as you get older may be simpler than you may think

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she'll give you an earful.<p>There's Johnetta, 101, whom she's known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer's disease. "I call her every day and just say 'Hi, how are you doing?' She never knows, but she says hi back, and I tease her," Smith …

32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read

If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, check out these highly recommended titles.<p>The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to …

Customer Service

10 Changes to Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

Some people dread mornings, and other people relish them. No matter which type you are, there’s still a good chance that you can tweak your morning …

Bill Gates

This super green is a stronger anti-inflammatory than turmeric

When it comes to fighting inflammation—AKA the root of all health evils—turmeric is the most talked-about holistic solution. Whether the flare-up is …

Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.<p>Hacking Democracy<p>The White House …

National Security

Four Years A Student-Athlete: The Racial Injustice of Big-Time College Sports

While the NCAA’s rules governing college athletes are colorblind, the impact of amateurism is anything but—disproportionately costing black football and men's basketball players and benefiting white stakeholders by as much as $2 billion a year.<p><b>Before Robert and Amy McCormick could see the racial</b> …

College & University

Take the same finance class the NFL gives its players

Slide 1 of 49<p>The NFL held its second annual Personal Finance Camp for players from April 4 to 7 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The first session, “Funding …

NFL

How to become a highly paid freelancer while keeping your day job

Since I began freelancing just over a year ago, I've had the opportunity to work with nearly a dozen high-growth startups and world-class experts.<p>What's more, I've never had to negotiate for the premium prices I charge for my content marketing services.<p>Because I've done such an effective job of …

Norwegian Air CEO says $69 flights from U.S. to Europe around the corner

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA hopes to sell one-way tickets to Europe for $69 as early as 2017 by flying from U.S. airports that have low fees, Chief Executive Officer Bjørn Kjos said in an interview Tuesday.<p>Europe's third-largest budget airline is considering flights to Edinburgh …

The World's Most Affordable Cities

Some cities are cheap for a reason. Like Kyiv, Ukraine, seen here. A political crisis and a proxy war with Russia on its eastern border have destroyed the Ukrainian economy. Kyiv might be an attractive, and inexpensive place to live. But few foreigners are willing to come here. Investment firm UBS …

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

6 Gorgeous Content Marketing Ideas for Small Business

Unlike direct-response advertising, which explicitly aims to sell a product, content marketing sets out to sell consumers on the brand behind the …

Eating These Foods May Slow Brain Aging By 7.5 Years

Diet can slow cognitive decline. Pass the berries.<p>Think of blueberries as a brain's best friend. A new study from the Rush University Medical Center found that sticking to what is known as the MIND diet can slow cognitive decline and may reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The …

Eleven things ultra-productive people do differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge–there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p>We all want to get more out of life. …

17 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …

Psychology

21 time-management lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to multitask or focusing too much on unimportant details.<p>Montreal-based designer and author Étienne Garbugli has struggled with all of that. As he's gotten older, he's learned how to manage his time and workload more effectively and has analyzed …

20 Meditation Tips for Beginners

If you're new to meditation, then you might feel overwhelmed when trying to keep so many instructions in your head: <i>watch your breathing, calm your mind, keep your back straight...</i><p>To take the pressure off and allow your practice to unfold more naturally, here are 20 priceless tips to help you get …

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7 Challenges Successful People Overcome

Where others see impenetrable barriers, successful people see challenges to embrace and obstacles to tackle.<p>It's truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome.<p>Their confidence in the face …

Self-improvement

The 4 Qualities of Marketing Leaders I Love to Hire

I once worked with a talented Marketing Manager named Nick (name changed) who had a strange habit that may surprise you. At least once a month, he would interview with another company. Nick seemed to do well in his role, and was well liked by his colleagues. But something did not add up.<p>One day, …

An insightful warning about the many unforeseen disasters technology might someday bring

<i>The following passage comes from "A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control" by Wendell Wallach.</i><p>SOCIAL DISRUPTIONS, PUBLIC HEALTH AND ECONOMIC CRISES, environmental damage, and personal tragedies all made possible by the adoption of new technologies will increase …