Arleen Da Visha

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Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Thought Leader?

June 25, 2013<p>What do Robert Scoble, Umair Haque and Nate Silver have in common? They’re all considered to be at the peak of respect and innovation in …

Are You More Introverted or Extroverted?

For some, the ideal night out is surrounded by a hundred people with loud music, while for others, the best night out is actually in with a book or …

Psychology

How To Discover Your Inner Genius: Unthink

Part of my day job is reviewing books.<p>And while the publishing industry remains in a remarkable state of flux, one thing remains constant: If an idea becomes hot, you can be sure everyone will rush out to copy it. (That’s the reason you see all those <b>Fifty Shades of Grey</b> wannabes laying about your …

Want to Keep Your Brain Sharp? You Need to Challenge It

For years, Sudoku puzzles were darlings of brain health, recommended to stave off those unsettling moments when you walk into a room and forget why …

Humanity

9 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 4 Insights From Research

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to just look at someone and tell what they’re <i>really</i> like?<p>Sherlock Holmes does this all the time and it’s incredibly …

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

Why People Post Annoying Status Updates on Facebook

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5 Secrets to Clicking With People

How can you make a good first impression?<p>First impressions matter even more than you think. They’re the most important part of any job interview. And …

Our worship of ‘personality’ is so misplaced

I love my accountant. Truly. His name pops into my inbox at around this time every year and I feel a surge of calm. He will look after me, I think. He will do the sums and the form-filling and ensure my tax return is filed on time. I imagine him fighting various epic battles in my name, like …

Tax Preparation

What Do the Words You Use Say About You?

A lot.<p>Your personality can be determined just by looking at the way you text message. You can make accurate judgments about your favorite author’s …

This Is How Coffee Affects Your Brain (and Why It Makes You Feel More Alert)

It's always nice when something you've always wondered about but didn't have time to research is offered up in a digestible little video. Case in point, BrainStuff's "How Does Caffeine Wake You Up?"—which explains why the coffee you're sipping right now is making you feel more alert and …

Why sweetener is no substitute for sugar in the brain

Sweetener is unsatisfying compared to sugar because it is calories the body craves not sweetness<p>Sugar cravings can never be satisfied by artifical sweetener, as it is the calorie high, not the sweetness which keeps people coming back for more, scientists at Yale University has found.<p>For decades it …

Nutrition

12 Leadership and Happiness Tips from the Dowager Countess of 'Downton Abbey'

You'll be surprised by what you can learn from Violet Crawley--and apply to your life.<p>If you like <i>Downton Abbey</i>, you love Lady Violet Crawley: She's the queen of the imperious stare and definitely gets the best lines. (Here she is in action.)<p>But what might surprise you is that some of the Dowager …

8 Signs You’re an Ambivert: The Most Flexible Personality Type

Ambiverts are those who fall relatively in the middle of being introverted and extroverted – they identify with characteristics of both personality …

Alert: 7 Signs You Have A Toxic Friend

Have you ever been in a toxic friendship? I have and it just about destroyed me. It took time before I finally ended the relationship and restored my …

What happens when an Italian tries to go paleo for a month

Any time I hear mention of “cutting out carbs” as a way to lose weight or become healthier, I lose it. As an Italian, I grew up on foods people now consider evil: pasta, bread, risotto. The notion that these foods are somehow unhealthy, and inessential to our diets, feels like an attack on my …

Paleo Diet

Differences Between Being Happy and Being Comfortable in a Relationship

You’re probably asking yourself: “What’s so wrong with being comfortable?” While I agree there’s nothing wrong with being comfortable at times in …

23 Proven Strategies to Get Through Any Hardship - and Thrive

Nobody sets out in their life to fail, get hurt by others or get ill, go bankrupt, take on massive debt, take punches from the world until they …

What People Around the World Dream About

An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik<p>The first thing I learned is: Everybody flies.<p>Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires.”<p>“I think when I …

Charlie Chaplin

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The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

A scientist who studies psychopaths found out he was one by accident — and it completely changed his life

A neuroscientist at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, Fallon (not to be confused with Jimmy Fallon, the popular TV host) first began studying the brains of murderers, rapists, and other criminals in the mid-1990s, when his university got its first PET brain-imaging machine. But he didn't start …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

8 Foods These Experts Avoid At All Costs

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Wellness

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t …

Watermelon: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts

Watermelons are mostly water — about 92 percent — but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of …

Here's what it says about your personality if you're constantly checking your phone

But people notice — and they may use that behavior to make judgments about your personality.<p>As it turns out, some recent scientific research suggests that it is possible to draw inferences about someone's personality based on his relationship to his phone. Specifically, emotionally unstable …

8 Brain Exercises To Improve your IQ Score

Can we make ourselves any smarter? The answer to that particular question is still a puzzle, trying to be solved by scientists all over the world. …

Low-fat diets have low impact

Large analysis finds that decades' worth of medical advice was misguided.<p>An analysis of 53 weight-loss studies that included more than 68,000 people …