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This one personality trait can predict your taste in music

We’re exposed to music for nearly 20% of our waking lives. But much of our musical experience seems to be a mystery. Why does some music bring us to tears while other pieces make us dance? Why is it that the music that we like can make others agitated? And why do some people seem to have a natural …

Psychology

A new study finds a key component of effective leadership is surprisingly simple

In fact, research suggests that extroversion is generally a strong predictor of successful leadership.<p>Yet a new analysis of 25 studies, led by Dana Joseph, Ph.D., at the University of Central Florida, complicates the idea that simply being outgoing is enough to make you an outstanding leader. Now, …

Nelson Mandela

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

<b>(AP/Jose F. Moreno)</b><p>How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>Alfie Kohn<p>August 16, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its …

Myers-Briggs Personality Can Predict Your Career Success

Could your Myers-Briggs personality type predict what what your career destiny will look like? According to a survey conducted by <b>Truity …

Using Color Theory to Improve Website Accessibility

There are tons of articles and guides about <b>color theory</b> and its importance for every web designer. Colors are really essential in design and may even …

UI Design

6 web design trends taking over the Internet

We’re already halfway through 2015, and in the last few months we’ve seen many trends come and go. What has not gone, however, is the deliberate movement to get back to the basics without unnecessary features.<p>The days of cluttered pages overflowing with information have passed, and they’re being …

Basic Animation Principles for Web Design

The world of animation is vast and somewhat complex. Professional animators undergo quite a bit of training and work for years to master their craft. …

UI Design

Watson will assess your personality based on your writing

Turns out IBM's Watson can not only critique your writing, but use it to assess your personality, too. The supercomputer has a service called "Personality Insights" that can analyze your traits from written text. It needs at least 100 words of your own writing in either English or Spanish to …

Personality Insights Demo

Personality

How I Got Wooed By Startups As An Intern

My life changed when I got a job at a startup. I was 19 years old and had just finished my first year at the University of Michigan. By some stroke of luck I managed to land a software engineering internship at a venture capital-backed startup called UpTo. Located in downtown Detroit, I actually …

Want a Better Pitch? Watch This.

by Andy Raskin<p>Three weeks ago, the CMO of a San Francisco startup backed by A-list investors emailed me about her new sales deck.<p>“It lacks oomph,” …

Can your personality explain how you feel about the Keystone XL pipeline?

On Monday, Senate Republicans came up short — temporarily, anyway — in their push to pass legislation that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Democrats successfully filibustered the bill, but if a number of senators had not been absent, that strategy might have failed.<p>It’s the latest …

Attention: A Muscle to Strengthen

A doctor's recommendations for mental health evoke more philosophy than biology.<p>"Today is Thursday, the day of Meaning."<p>That's the message at the very top of the page. And from there down, almost everything about Amit Sood's website, stressfree.org, is couched in the self-help jargon that …

Mindfulness

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Psychology

These Are The Personality Differences Between “Dog People” And “Cat People”

<b>“This research suggests there are significant differences on major personality traits between dog people and cat people,”</b> he says. “Given the tight …

Ten Things I Learned Researching Ten of the World’s Fastest Growing Startups

What high-flying companies know about growth that no one else does.<p>When we launched GrowthHackers.com back in late September we had a notion of doing …

Frothy.com

IN DECEMBER 15 years ago the dotcom crash was a few weeks away. Veterans of that fiasco may notice some familiar warning signs this festive season. …

How the West is cutting teen pregnancy

<b>Teenage pregnancy is a problem developed Western nations have been battling for decades - and though it sometimes goes unnoticed they have made huge progress.</b><p>"Here's a story of utter irresponsibility: About one-third of American girls become pregnant as teenagers," wrote columnist Nicholas Kristof …

2014 SaaS Survey Delivers Industry Benchmarks | OpenView Labs

David Skok, of Matrix Partners, has teamed up again this year with Pacific Crest, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey …

What Your Facebook Use Reveals About Your Personality And Your Self-Esteem

Every day when Facebook asks, “What’s on your mind?” around 400 million people respond with a status message. While some people take the opportunity to share about their latest meal, other people post photos or inspirational messages. Over the past few years, researchers have discovered the way …

Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics)

Living in a concrete box with hot water pouring from the tap, a refrigerator cooling our food and wi-fi connecting us to the rest of the world, we …

Papua New Guinea

​What Is "Mindfulness," and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I keep seeing the word "mindfulness" everywhere, tied to everything from losing weight to being more productive. But what does this …

How to Design for the Gut

What makes your favorite mobile app so addictive? You know, the one you check over and over again throughout the day?<p>The likely answer is visceral …

Meditate - It's the Productivity Trick People Are Afraid to Talk About: Productivity Tip from Loïc Le Meur - Coach.me - Instant Coaching For Any Goal

<i>Takeaway</i><i>: Meditation can increase your productivity by improving creativity, ability to focus, and your health.</i><p>Loïc Le Meur, the founder of the LeWeb …

Meditation

MIT's Inspired Call: Graduation Talk By Dropbox CEO, Age 30

Drew Houston graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology just seven years ago. But on Friday Houston was back on MIT’s campus as the school’s 147th commencement speaker, sharing stories about how he built Dropbox — and a whole lot more. It turned out to be an inspired choice.<p>Houston’s …

Stanford Business on Twitter: ""The brain is structurally obsessed with emotion. Emotional intelligence requires attention." -@Stanford Professor @CliffNass #TEDxStanford"

Cognitive Reappraisal: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

Part of the resilience prescription is what we call cognitive reappraisal, and that involves looking at the trauma that you have unfortunately …

Self-help

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