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Twitter Link Roundup #275 – Fascinating Stuff for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

We love dreams. We love childhood memories. We love stop motion animation. Vera Van Wolferen‘s <i>How to Catch a Bird</i> pulls it all together in a …

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Psychology

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

Scientists Warn About Bias In The Facebook And Twitter Data Used In Millions Of Studies

Social media like Facebook and Twitter are far too biased to be used blindly by social science researchers, two computer scientists have warned.<p>Writing in today’s issue of <i>Science</i>, Carnegie Mellon’s Juergen Pfeffer and McGill’s Derek Ruths have warned that scientists are treating the wealth of data …

7 Reasons You Should Definitely Have A Glass of Wine

Go ahead and grab your corkscrew

The 7 Dumbest Startup Decisions You Could Ever Make (And The Idiots Who Keep Making Them)

The Silicon Valley controversy of the week started when Uber executive Emil Michael told Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith about a company plan to dig into the private lives of journalists who criticize Uber. But the amazing thing isn’t that Uber would make such a mistake — it’s that this is just the latest in …

A Former Googler Explains Why It's Critical For People To Learn To Code

What was originally a one-man operation — former hedge fund analyst Sal Khan would make educational videos after work — is now a global initiative with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Google.<p>Bill Gates himself even uses the platform.<p>As of February 2014, the site had 10 million …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Every step you take: Who owns our mobile health data?

<b>Gadgets that track your steps, sleeping and heart rate could help us live longer and cut national healthcare costs by billions - or so we are told.</b><p>Microsoft has just launched its first wearable health gadget, the Band, in the US ahead of its global launch.<p>Similar products from Samsung and Google …

23 Ingenious Ways To Work Smarter, Not Harder

Get more done.

Study proves that we can control each other's brains over the internet

A group of University of Washington researchers showed a year ago that brain-to-brain interfacing is possible in real life. Now, they're back after conducting a more thorough experiment, proving that their initial success wasn't a fluke. This time, the team performed tests using not just one pair, …

Interested in an App for your business?

Interest in an iOS Apple App for your business?<p>If so get a free no obligation app design of how an App would look and work for your business. Below is all the information you need to know, please read on if you are interested.<p>TheHermonAps (Official Partners of Team Fury) would like the demonstrate …

Twelve critical questions to ask before pursuing a business idea

I'm just like most other entrepreneurs I know – I have at least three new business ideas before I get out of bed in the morning. And the ideas just keep coming throughout the day.<p>Thankfully, after years of trial and error as an entrepreneur, I've learned to evaluate my new ideas carefully to …

Habits (Stay High)

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

The books that changed the world's best business brains

Part of complete coverage on<p>Smart Business<p>By <b>Charlotte Lytton</b>, for CNN<p>updated 1:11 PM EDT, Tue September 30, 2014<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Businessmen and women talk about a book that changed their thinking -- and sometimes their lives<br>• Warren Buffet, Donald Trump, Bill Gates and others talk about how their …

Amelia: IPsoft's New Artificial Intelligence Can Think Like A Human, And Wants Your Job

Amelia is a pleasant, bright, professional. She is personable, learns quickly, and can speak 20 languages.<p>She dresses like a accountant, is patient …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Want to Be a Great Leader? There's an Equation for That

Leading a company takes guts, gumption--and maybe a little calculus. Chip Conley, Ev Williams, and others reveal the equations that guide their thinking.<p>Any entrepreneur who's been through the tough--and exhilarating--ride of starting up a business knows there's no one method for success.<p>The same …

Leadership

The Hidden Indicators of a Failing Project

Daniel Kahneman, in his book <i>Thinking Fast and Slow</i>, recounts a bit of a planning pickle he and his Israeli Ministry of Education colleagues encountered when estimating how long it would take to complete a high school textbook on judgment and decision making.<p>When the group estimated how long it …

Don't Let Anxiety Ruin Your Decisions: 3 Tips

In large quantities, anxiety is a powerful emotion. Here's how to make sure it doesn't throw you off your game.<p>The life of the entrepreneur is full of uncertainty. You must make high-stakes decisions without having all the information. You don't know if you've made the right bet until you either …

University of Pennsylvania

Cognitive Warming: Brain Training For High Pressure Decision-Making

<i>This blog co-written with Jamie Wheal, executive director of the Flow Genome Project.</i><p>“Hot cognition” is the term psychologists use to describe high speed, high pressure decision-making—that’s decision-making in the face of risk, when emotions play a heavy role. It is opposed to “cold cognition,” …

Measure Backward, Not Forward

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals. We plan …