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Make Your Side Projects Wildly Successful: Treat Them Like Experiments

I used to let fear of a failed side project keep me from trying new things outside of my normal workload. Or worse, I constantly had ideas for side …

Why our brains love the ocean: Science explains what draws humans to the sea | Salon.com

I’m standing on a pier at the Outer Banks of North Carolina, fifty feet above the Atlantic. To the left and right, forward, back, and below, all I can see is ocean. I’m wearing a light blue hat that looks like a bejeweled swim cap, and a heavy black cable snakes down my back like a ponytail. Even …

How to Self-Publish a Book

Twenty years ago, if you were a new author interested in getting your book published, you had to shop it around with publishers and hope that …

Self-Publishing

8 Things You Don’t Know Are Affecting Our Choices Every Day: The Science of Decision Making

Making decisions is something we do every day, so I wanted to find out more about how this process works and what affects the choices we make. It …

If You’re Always Working, You’re Never Working Well

In early April a series of reports appeared online in the United States and the United Kingdom lamenting the “lazy French.” A new labor law in France had apparently banned organizations from e-mailing their employees after 6 p.m. In fact, it turned out to be more a case of “lazy journalists” than …

Money Talks

Learning the language of finance.<p>The most important mystery of ancient Egypt concerned the annual inundation of the Nile floodplain. The calendar was divided into three seasons linked to the river and the agricultural cycle it determined: <i>akhet</i>, or the inundation; <i>peret</i>, the growing season; and <i>shemu</i>, …

Never Stop Learning: How Self-Education Creates a Bullet-Proof Career

Business writer Tom Peters once said, “A career is a portfolio of projects that teach you new skills, gain you new expertise, develop new …

Learning