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25 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence, and discipline. At least, that's what more than two dozen high-achieving executives say. Here are the daily habits they …

Deep Learning

Wow! AmEx International Airline Program Offers a Real Savings on Business Class Flights

I’ve had my AmEx Business Platinum card for 5 years, and have extensively written about all of the ways that I maximize the card’s benefits year …

Platinum Card

The Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix Will Make You Worldlier

Unfortunately, in Los Angeles, there aren't a lot of green spaces that aren't luxury golf courses, so as odd as this might sound, I often turn to …

Documentaries

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

1<p>Bindle Bottle<p>Lighten your load on a daily basis with this sleek dual-walled water bottle: It maintains the temperature of your beverage of choice, …

The 9 Best Unsimulated Sex Scenes in Hollywood Movies

Are these famous sex scenes real or fake? You be the judge.<p>Sex scenes are pretty common in most R-rated (or even PG-13) mainstream Hollywood movies. But if an actor reveals a body part other than the standard butt or nipple — or if, heaven forbid, there's a shot that features a stray penis or pubic …

The 8 best books on writing:

Essential reading for aspiring writers.

The 50 most commonly assigned works of literature at top US colleges

US students are starting their summer vacation, which means a brief respite from stacks of required reading. For college kids, that’s three months without any Sophocles, Milton, or Woolf.<p>The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is an online database with 1 million university curricula collected by scraping …

University of Chicago

These are the books Bill Gates says to read this summer

His annual beach reading list includes a biography of da Vinci, award-winning fiction, and new ways of thinking about global progress.<p>Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates may spend heavily on vaccines and aid programs, but he seems to recognize that the one of the things that money can’t buy is …

Bill Gates

10 Things You Don't Know about Yourself

<b>1. Your perspective on yourself is distorted.</b><p>Your “self” lies before you like an open book. Just peer inside and read: who you are, your likes and …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience

Sitting at the desk in his lower-campus office at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the neuroscientist Tony Zador turned his computer monitor toward me …

Why This Swedish Moose Is Entirely White

The rare color comes from a genetic mutation, and one leading expert has a theory for why it may become more prevalent.<p>One completely white Swedish moose recently gained celebrity status after a local politician captured video footage of it wandering through the water in the Värmland region in the …

MOOSE

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

Books

How to Encrypt Your Desktop Email Using PGP

No discipline for Minneapolis cops in Jamar Clark slaying

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in …

The Third 2016 Presidential Debate, In Cartoons

Presidential Debate

'A very unusual' librarian donated his entire $4 million estate to his university upon his death — and it spent $1 million on a football scoreboard

But then UNH decided to allocate only $100,000 to the library, $2.5 million to a career center, and $1 million to a new video scoreboard at the football stadium, The Washington Post reported.<p>Robert Morin, who died a little over a year ago, graduated from UNH in 1963 and worked in the school's …

A Cornell economist who studies luck says the more you acknowledge good fortune, the better off you are

“Luck is not a subject you can mention in the presence of self-made men,” the writer E.B. White once observed. Indeed, many accomplished people bristle at the suggestion that chance played a role in their success, preferring to attribute their achievements to talent and hard work alone.<p>Yet even in …

Music before surgery means patients need less sedation, study finds

Soothing music before surgery helps patients relax and need less sedation, a study found.<p>Just a quarter of an hour of jazz, classical and piano music before an eye operation was enough to reduce anxiety about the surgery carried out while the patient is awake.<p>A pilot study by the Paris-based Cochin …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

Sleep Hacking: Ending Insomnia with an Electrosleep Machine

Thanks to Ben Rubin, former CTO of Zeo, for pointing me to the Fisher Wallace Stimulator – a cerebral-electric stimulator, aka “electrosleep” machine …

Make progress or make excuses

Imagine you’re traveling to a new country with a completely different culture than the one back home. The food looks different — unlike anything …

5 Simple Habits That Guarantee Rapid Progress Towards Your Goals

“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”<p>-Benjamin Franklin<p>We all …

Top 8 biographies every entrepreneur must read!

Every year, <b>YourStory</b> publishes a list of the Top 10 books for entrepreneurs (see our picks for 2014, 2013, 2012). Most of these are tips and case …

What happens in your brain when you sleep?

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body, …

Here's how Steve Jobs trained his own brain

What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather esoteric "mind technology" — the use of Zen mindfulness meditation to reduce his stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.<p>As the Financial Times recently pointed out, Jobs was quite specific about how …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?"<p>Below, you …

5 Things Happy People do Before Getting Out of Bed Each Morning

<b>1.</b> <b>Express Gratitude</b><p>Every new day leads to a new way to say “thank you” for being alive. Everything we experience and are capable of experiencing on …

Prevent your Mac password from being bypassed

A nefarious individual could purloin your Mac and bypass your user account password in order to access your data or wipe your system clean and begin using it as their own. It's possible to reset a password by booting into Recovery Mode or from an external drive.<p>Thankfully, there two precautions you …

10 Things To Do the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

Wanna have a great day today and every day? Get a great start. It's easy to set a positive and productive tone if you do (or avoid doing) some key …