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Defend Your Research: Are Entrepreneurs Really Pot-Smoking Rebels?

<b>The study:</b> Ross Levine of the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, and Yona Rubinstein of the London School of Economics’s Department of Management studied the traits associated with successful entrepreneurs, using longitudinal data that included individuals’ responses as …

How Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, And Maria Popova Got More Creative

To be more creative yourself, listen to lessons from the masters.<p>“We learn, from the time we’re little, the process of the scientific method–how to discover things–but we don’t teach the parallel art of how to invent things,” Stanford innovation scholar Tina Seelig told us, “That’s one of the …

How the 'Failure' Culture of Startups Is Killing Innovation

Far from being the measure of disgrace it once was, failure now seems to be a sort of badge of honor. But underlying many popular Silicon Valley …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

50 Life Secrets and Tips

Memorize something everyday.<p>Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to …

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Create Your Own Hipster Logo In 6 Steps

Launching your very own artisanal organic ketchup company? Do yourself a favor and make a hipster logo to go with it.<p>It’s not entirely clear how the “hipster” came to absorb everything that is home-grown, butchered, built, assembled, shaved, and yes, pickled. But regardless of its hazy origins, the …

7 Quiet Career Truths That Speak Volumes

Lately, I have been writing less. With the economy picking up, our marketing and sales recruiters are busier.<p>I’ve also come to learn that in business sometimes it’s strategically (and monetarily) beneficial to remain under the radar.<p>As I sat down to write, I began looking over interviewing and …

Oxford Institute Forecasts The Possible Doom Of Humanity

What's the greatest threat to our species' continued existence? Take a look in the mirror.<p>Most of us are content to just worry about the future of humanity in our spare time, but there's an entire group of academics at Oxford University in England who make that their professional mission.<p>Each …

One Man, One Computer, 10 Million Students: How Khan Academy Is Reinventing Education

<b>The headquarters</b> of what has rapidly become the largest school in the world, at 10 million students strong, is stuffed into a few large communal rooms in a decaying 1960s office building hard by the commuter rail tracks in Mountain View, Calif. Despite the cramped, dowdy circumstances, youthful …

College Behind Bars: How Educating Prisoners Pays Off

Ithaca, NY, where Cornell’s main campus is located, is less than an hour’s drive from four maximum-security state prisons for men. Proximity has led to a partnership among institutions of higher education, New YorkState and a philanthropic foundation that offers some of these men the chance to earn …

Origins, unknown: where did the Maya empire really come from?

After a seven-year excavation, a new theory emerges<p>Photo by Takeshi Inomata, University of Arizona<p>The astronomy, calendar, and apocalyptic predictions have been well documented, but there's one part of Maya history that researchers have yet to agree upon: how the ancient civilization actually came …

5 Ways To Switch on Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Fortunately, confidence is an art that can be learned with consistent practice. We can turn on the confident personality button anytime we want. …

Seven Abilities of Successful People | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In the process of continuous learning, we sometime think that if we have all the abilities that successful people have, we too will be …

Are You Messing Up the Simple X+Y=Z Formula for Building Confidence? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Sometimes, you just can’t bring yourself to do it.<p>You want to start writing, but don’t think you’re good enough<br>• You want to talk to <i>that</i> girl or guy, …

How To Find What You're Passionate About | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

During my teenage years and even a few years ago during my early twenties, a question I could never answer was ‘What is it you would like to do when …