Akim Muhamad

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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 …

Albert Einstein

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

Creativity

15 Ways to Calm Yourself Down

We all worry and get upset from time to time. It’s a normal part of life, right? But what happens when that anxiety or anger takes over, and you …

Mindfulness

11 Lessons I Learned in My 20s That Will Prepare Anyone for Success

If I had mastered them sooner, I'd be retired by now.<p><i>What did you do in your 20s that made you successful later? 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 Ron Rule, CEO at As Seen on TV, on</b> …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

• The brain chemical dopamine, associated with reward and motivation, is very different from serotonin, associated with contentment and true …

Bringing Mindfulness to Your Career

In her new book, “How We Work,” Stanford GSB lecturer Leah Weiss explores how to transform your on-the-job experience.<p>A thousand years ago, there was …

Mindfulness

3 research-backed ways to work smarter, not harder

"Work smarter, not harder." Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a clear answer ...<p>UC Berkeley professor Morten Hansen looked at 200 academic papers, interviewed 120 experts, ran a pilot study on 300 subjects, and …

Work-life Balance

All strength comes from repetition

The biggest mistake you can make is to ignore the basics in your profession. This is true no matter what you do, where you live, or who you are.<p>When …

10 Lessons You Need to Learn If You Want a Truly Successful Career

Work on things that matter.<p><i>What are the biggest lessons you have learned in the corporate world? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Chris Cocks, President at Wizards of the Coast, on</b> …

5 Steps to Using Design Thinking in Learning Experience Design

Traditional instructional design models are based on systems thinking, a paradigm that promotes an analytical mindset. But our work also requires …

This 1 Habit Will Make Your Sunday Less Stressful, And Your Monday More Productive

That's not such a difficult habit, is it?<p>People who don't make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what <i>isn't</i> working.<p>Instead, unproductive (and often times stressed-out and unhappy) people stay caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the …

Self-compassion may protect perfectionists from getting depressed

(Reuters Health) - Learning to respond to your failures with kindness, or self-compassion, may help offset the negative effects of perfectionism at any age, according to a small study of Australian teens and adults.<p>“We know that perfectionism can often lead to people pushing themselves too far in …

Self Compassion

DesignBetter.Co - InVision Blog

Read<p>DesignBetter.Co<p>Design Systems Handbook, now on DesignBetter.Co<p>Introducing Design Systems Handbook—your guide to design systems best practices …

7 Things You Must Give Up to Become a Successful Writer

Can you hear that?<i>Pop.</i>It’s the sound of me bursting your bubble.I started a blog to help other writers because I know it’s possible to …

9 Mindful Ways to Remain Calm When Others Are Angry

<i>When someone upsets us, this is often because they aren’t behaving according to our fantasy of how they “should” behave. The frustration, then, stems</i> …

Anger Management

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

Writing

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

6 Brainstorming Tips to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing | Inc.com

You sit down with your team for a brainstorming session and wait for the creativity to flow -- but nothing comes to you. When there's too much pressure to think up your next big idea, this is often the scenario that results. But if you can reframe your thinking and seek inspiration in unexpected …

Creativity

This One Thing Makes You a Nicer Person

<i>This content originally appeared on Time.</i><p>Mindfulness — the practice of staying attuned to what’s happening in the present moment — is a bonafide …

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

15 ways to make people respect you immediately

There's a difference between being liked and being respected. Ideally, you'll be both.<p>But according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," being respected is at least partly about …

What Your Daily Routine Should Look Like, According to Science

From what you eat in the morning to how often you wash the sheets you sleep in.<p>Wondering if it’s better to workout in the morning or at night? …

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8 Ways to Increase Your Intellectual Capacity

Time invested into your personal growth is an investment in your success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To become a standout success, invest in yourself. The deeper your investment, the more fit you become for sustaining your entrepreneurial journey. You can only grow …

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

The Key Traits That Differentiate Great Designers From Good Designers

<b>If you are</b> not a “good is good enough” kind of designer, you would probably always be trying to reach that next level of greatness—so what …

Stephen Hawking Fears A.I. May Replace Humans, and He’s Not Alone

The 75-year-old physicist is worried about the future.<p>Stephen Hawking is worried that artificial intelligence could copy itself and replace humans as …

5 Things The World's Most Exceptional Thinkers Have in Common | Inc.com

Originals drive creativity, innovation and ultimately change the world. History's best minds have a lot of things in common. Every great achievement you have heard about or probably used came from exceptional thinking. From Einstein to Jobs, and Musk, here are five things the world's greatest minds …

Creativity

5 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Business Idea

Innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. You need input, constructive feedback and ideas from unexpected sources to help make your idea bulletproof. Yet sometimes the way we ask for feedback on an idea does us a disservice. When you put an idea in front of someone and ask them ‘what do you think?’, …

Virgin America