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This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

How to Free Yourself from Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives--so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about …

10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brains That You Can Do Every Day

One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we <i>think</i> our brains work and how they <i>actually</i> work.<p>On many occasions I find myself convinced that there is a certain way to do things, only to find out that actually that's the complete wrong way to think about it. For example, I always …

Can you learn in your sleep?

Sleep learning used to be a pipe dream. Now neuroscientists say they have found ways to enhance your memory with your eyes closed, says David Robson.<p>Just before you climb under your duvet, you carefully prepare your room. You sprinkle a few drops of incense on your pillow, put on some headphones, …

The Remarkable Power Of Visual Metaphors To Make Us More Creative

Figurative images, such as an illuminated or a blown bulb, can improve our insights–but they can also dim them.<p>We think of metaphors as the result of creativity. We assume Macbeth said, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage,” <i>after</i> Shakespeare got …

A Simple, Science-Backed Way To Solve The Employee-Engagement Problem

Gamification guru and Bunchball founder Rajat Paharia has a data-backed approach to sparking even the least motivated staffer.<p>“Netflix, Amazon, and Facebook know more about employees” than their managers do.<p>That’s Rajat Paharia, founder of Bunchball and a father of the gamification industry. …

How to Turn Yourself Into A Powerful Leader

Imagine being able to know the strengths, weaknesses and defining characteristics of your personality within 15 minutes.<p>And even better:<p>What if there …

Psychology

A Short Guide to Starting, if You’re Struggling

I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise, procrastinating with work, slipping into a bad diet, and generally not …

Going Paperless: 5 More Tips for Speeding up Productivity with Evernote Using Third-Party Tools

As I became more determined to go paperless, I realized that getting information into Evernote <i>quickly</i> and easily was critical. Jumping through hoops …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

My Advice for Starting a Business

Recently I encouraged my 13-year-old daughter Maia to start a vegan cupcake business, and it’s so exciting to watch her get started.<p>As I talked to …

The Serendipity Economy: How Spontaneity Plus Social Networking Drives Innovation

For one national hamburger chain, internal Yammer talk and listening to Twitter altered a new product. The Serendipity Economy can demonstrate value well beyond improved cycle times or reduced costs. Here’s how.<p>Unlike industrial age activities that can easily be measured in short periods of time …

How airports fare in the Twitter world [INFOGRAPHIC]

In an airport, check-ins go into Facebook and Foursquare, pictures invariably also go to Facebook and now Instagram, but what about the tweets? …

IATA Gets NDC Pilots Rolling

The International Air Transport Association last month kicked off its first New Distribution Capability pilot test and now expects to launch one or …

BCD Plans To Keep Most TBiz Employees, Open New Call Center

More than 90 percent of the 250 Travelocity Business employees are expected to stay on as the company folds into BCD Travel as a separate division, …

Respect: Why Some People Get It, and Some People Don't

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Why Productive People Take Better Notes

If you can’t recall what you had for lunch, why do you think you’ll remember what your mentor just said?<p>In a recent blog post, entrepreneur-author Ben Casnocha relayed this reality check: that as Mark Zuckerberg was sharing lessons from Facebook’s rise to a room full of hard-hustling Silicon Valley …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Ken Burns on the power of story

Legendary documentary Ken Burns says that the best stories are about "One plus one equals three." A good story is more than simply the sum of its …

How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails

<b>How to make your life better? All you need is email.</b><p>I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with …