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A Stanford scientist says we're all suffering from 'successaholism' — and it needs to stop

Unfortunately, she says, many workers have it backward, thinking that they need to be successful before they can ever be happy.<p>That logic results in what she calls a fruitless "chase" for one achievement after another, thinking that the next one will finally make them happy.<p>Call it workaholism or …

Stanford University

Wharton Professor Adam Grant On Creativity And The First Mover Myth

Adam Grant, a best-selling author and the youngest tenured professor at Wharton, is back with a new book that hits both real and virtual bookshelves today: “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.”<p>We talked about the book yesterday with Grant, who, despite being just 34, has already been …

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

12 things successful people do right before bed

The last thing you do before bed tends to have a significant impact on your mood and energy level the next day, as it often determines how well and …

The 8 New Rules Of Modern Grammar And Communication

Between you and I, last week was National Letter Writing Week. I was going to write a long email letter to a friend but how could I when I no longer understand the rules? Of course, I should have said "between you and me," but many folks would have thought that sounded wrong.<p>Or I could have texted …

Telling stories with data visualisation by Matt Daniels from Polygraph

In my job I get to meet people who are not only passionate about what they do, but who also know how to reflect on that work. Matt Daniels is one of …

The science of gratitude: As we age, our brains get better at feeling thankful

You're gathered around your Thanksgiving meal, taking turns saying the things you're thankful for. Your four-year-old nephew gives thanks for the Ninja Turtles suit he's going to wear on Halloween. Your teenage daughter sighs and goes back to checking her iPhone. Your spouse is thankful everyone …

5 Ways to Learn and Remember Absolutely Anything | Inc.com

<i>What learning strategies do "quick learners" follow? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Alessio Bresciani, strategist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile, on Quora:</b><p>Your question is a great one. And it forced me to reflect about the things I have …

Learning

Stephen Hawking Envisions the Worker Robot Apocalypse

In his Reddit AMA, the scientist forecasts potential doom and admits he missed Wayne's World 2.<p><i>Theory of Everything</i>, the Academy Award-winning biopic about Stephen Hawking, took an elegant look at the life of the world-renowned genius. But it left a few things on the cutting room floor about …

7 Horrible thoughts that hinder success

Getting control of your mind is one of the toughest challenges entrepreneurs face and something you will likely work on your whole life. It’s normal …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

3 Mind-Blowing Truths About Creativity

Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert will make you reconsider what you thought you knew about creativity.<p>There is no shortage of people out there offering creativity advice. Whether you're willing to invest a Google search or a hefty portion of your training budget, entrepreneurs who want help …

The Art and Science of Effective Dashboard Design | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

<i>By Jen Underwood and Jaimie Fox</i><p>Dashboards can be a powerful way to communicate insights. All too often dashboard potential is not fully realized as a …

Uncovering Long-Forgotten Treasures in an 18th-Century French Château

France

Choose One Thing to Simplify Your Life (just one)

There is an endless list of things to do to live more simply, be happier, and improve our lives. There is always more we could be doing. Just …

Minimalism

Say good-bye to ads and trackers with Handblock

Don’t you just love those little ads that pop up in Safari when visiting your favorite websites on your iPhone or iPad? And, what about those …

Ad Blocking

The Trotsky Paradox

<b>1.</b><p>Why should you read Bernard Wolfe’s <i>The Great Prince Died: A Novel About the Assassination of Trotsky</i>? What is its project, and how does it go about …

Between the World and Me: Empathy Is a Privilege

Barack Obama and Ta-Nehisi Coates have made race and empathy central to their writing, but their conclusions point in radically different directions.<p><i>Don’t despair</i>. According to Ta-Nehisi Coates, that’s what President Obama told him at the end of a White House meeting in 2013. Coates had criticized …

Accountability is the Foundation of Leadership

Leadership: Leveraging the intrapersonal and physical ability to get people to do things for or with you. There are good leaders, bad leaders, and …

Leadership

An Intimate Look at the Two Fascinating Visionaries Touted by Pope Francis -- Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton

When Pope Francis, in his historic speech to Congress, spotlighted Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton, I let out a shout -- and no wonder. Just minutes before, I had finished the pitch to a literary agent for my book project -- 10 years in the making -- called <i>Bearing Witness: Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton,</i> …

Rooftop aquaponic 'Farmlab' uses tilapia fish to grow edible plants

Urban farming has been gaining popularity these days in NYC, but a Brooklyn-based company is taking the verdant practice to new heights–literally. …

Aquaponics

7 Habits That Force Your Mind to Stop Worrying | Inc.com

Worrying can get the better of almost anybody. Work stresses, personal concerns, and sometimes even irrational thoughts can seep into your mind and interfere with your ability to concentrate on ordinary tasks. Unfortunately, stopping those worries isn't easy--there's no "off switch" that can shut …

Mindfulness

Inside the Sneaker Wars Between Nike and adidas

In in-depth look at adidas’s ongoing attempts to dethrone Nike.<p>This week is “Sneaker Week” at GQ.com and, to mark the occasion, the website has taken an in-depth look at the ongoing war between Nike and adidas. As <i>GQ</i> points out, Nike went virtually untested for decades as a “global sneaker …

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5 cognitive biases that are killing your decisions

<i>This post originally appeared on Crew blog.</i><p>It’s hard to accept that what holds us back from reaching our potential is all in our head.<p>While it may be a bit of a cliche, we really are our own worst enemies.<p>Maintaining a growth mindset isn’t a matter of walking up a staircase one small step at a …

Research shows you need these 5 things to be happy at work

With unemployment at the lowest it has been since 2008, you might be thinking about changing jobs. But what exactly would make you happier at work? …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Poached Apricots with Spiced White Tea and Honey Glaze

Looking for a light dessert recipe that’s fresh, elegant, sophisticated and easy to make? Look no further, you found it right here!<p>Whether you are …

What Kind Of Tea To Drink In The Morning, Afternoon & Evening

With so many great teas in the world to choose from, how do you decide which kind to drink? You could stick with your favorite go-to, but as a tea …

Tea