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Venting Just Makes You More Miserable, Science Shows

Voicing your feelings doesn't make them go away. Actually, it's the opposite.<p>What happens when you don't vent? For a demonstration, most people would suggest putting a nice plump, unpunctured potato on high in the microwave for a few minutes and watching what happens.<p>By this metaphor, complaining …

The Ultimate Secret to Getting More Stuff Done

Here's how to work smart to get more done.<p>For many entrepreneurs and busy professionals, the pursuit of getting more done during a typical workload can seem daunting. We're distracted constantly; we spend considerable time putting out fires and managing those who can't manage themselves.<p>Think about …

How To Tell If You Have Inflammation + 5 Things To Do To Fix It: A Doctor Explains

I still remember the day in medical school when I first understood the duality of the immune system. The same immune system that heals a wound from a …

Wellness

This Startup Is An Airbnb For Assisted Living Patients

Arranging a short-term stay in assisted living places can provide caregivers with a break.<p>Seniorly, a San Francisco-based startup, wants to be the Airbnb for assisted living, with a strong dash of Yelp in the mix. The company provides a database of assisted living options and just this week …

Assisted Living

Tip: Avoid This Dumb Workout Trend

It's not CrossFit. It's not HIIT. It's an ugly blend of the two. And it needs to go away. Here's why.<p>Crossshitty Workouts<p>A couple of years ago, …

Chicago’s new Riverwalk offers a vision of the future of urban parks

The city’s new waterfront gem shows how urban public spaces are evolving<p>Chicago’s Lakefront Trail is arguably one of its finest civic asset, a cherished 18.5-mile linear park that showcases the beauty of Lake Michigan. Grant Park, which sits adjacent to the Lake at the center of the trail network, …

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Forget grit, IQ, and culture fit. VCs say this is what it takes to succeed at a startup

When founders are asked what it takes to succeed at a startup, many provide this well-worn answer: “learn to be comfortable with ambiguity”—an equally frustrating and ambiguous response.<p>At a recent event in New York (“Start @ a startup“) co-hosted by Sequoia Capital and Business Today, a handful of …

Sheryl Sandberg

The On-Demand Economy Hits The Reset Button

The “Uber for X” playbook is dead. How companies are going beyond the hype to try to create real businesses.<p>“What do you think about ‘Lyft for food’?”<p>In 2013, Gagan Biyani was working as what techies like to call a “growth hacker” at the ride-hailing company Lyft—his job was to help launch its …

New Study Discovers The Surprising Secret To Building Muscle Faster

Whether you hit the gym every day, or you are more of a once-a-week-wonder, we all have different goals when it comes to our workouts. If you are …

Best Diets 2016 Revealed: From Weight Loss to Improving Memory

Best diets 2016 are finally revealed! If this year is your year to shed weight, US News, and World Report has cut through the fat and publicized their annual report for Best Diets 2016.<p>It’s one of the greatest resolutions people make every year – slimming down.<p>From DASH to Dukan, Paleo, and Weight …

Weight Loss

Men and women have the same #1 pet peeve on a first date

To celebrate National Pet Peeve week (because we all live for moments to openly acknowledge our disdain), we’re bringing you the top five first date …

Inclusive Innovation Competition at MIT: Inclusive, Productive and Sustainable Solutions for All.

Recognition for inclusive innovations, at a time of digital prosperity, is taking a new turn as the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) hosts the Inclusive Innovation Competition (IIC) Awards on the 27th of September 2016.<p>The IIC Awards Ceremony will be hosted by the authors of the …

Innovation

Innovation Starts…OR Ends with Mindset

by Greg Satell<p>In her bestselling book <i>Mindset</i>, psychologist Carol Dweck argues that people who see their skills as a fixed set of strengths and …

This Footwear Innovator Might Forever Change the Way We Buy Sneakers

Jeff Staple teams up with TGS.<p>The last couple years have been one of the most exciting times in footwear. Up until two years ago Nike and Jordan Brand were the clear dominators throughout all footwear and in terms of numbers, they still are: Nike sells many times more sneakers than any other brand. …

Field Notes on Innovation and Intrapreneurship (issue #5) — On design thinking as a panacea

<i>Field Notes on Innovation and Intrapreneurship is a series of posts written for</i> <i>Intrapreneurship World</i><i>. Issue #5 was</i> <i>published on October 9th, 2016</i><i>.</i><p>On …

Wearable ring trains users to sleep better by waking them up

Using a wearable ring, a research-based sleep-training method wakes users up at regular intervals to improve sleep in the long-term.<p>10 Oct 2016<p><i>This</i> …

Four key lessons for startups from innovation leaders Slack, Stripe and Leap Motion

Tech giants like Stripe, Slack and Leap motion are changing the world as we know it, all from the centre of the startup capital of the world Silicon …

5 Most Powerful Ways to Develop Mental Strength

How to Develop Mental Strength?<p>The mental strength is the ability of the mind to become flexible according to all life circumstances by remaining …

Self-improvement

The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It's Changing The World

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door” is a phrase that has inspired generations of innovators and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, they often find that a better mousetrap is not enough. You also need to find a customer who wants to buy a mousetrap at a price at which …

Innovation

Scientists have created a drug that replicates the health benefits of exercise

Researchers have made the breakthrough of couch potatoes’ dreams with a new drug that mimics some of the most important effects of exercise. Scientists from Deakin University in Melbourne published their findings in Cell Reports earlier this week, showing that overweight mice who were given the …

Atoms

Five Signs Your Daily Routine Needs A Revamp

It’s fine to be a creature of habit, as long as you know when it’s time to kick a few habits and pick up some new ones.<p>I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a total creature of habit. I love predictability and stability. They help me to feel focused, organized, and on top of things.<p>But, not too long …

The Charles Kinsey Shooting Shows Police Still Have a Mental-Illness Problem

Unfortunately, there is no shortage of recent, depressing violent encounters between the police and people with mental illness, many of those …

Law Enforcement

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

Currently, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World Health Organization describes stress as the “global health epidemic of the 21st century.” Many of us now work in constantly …

What Happens to Your Health After 20 Years of Arguing With Your Partner

God, yelling is fun sometimes, isn’t it? It can often feel <i>VERY GOOD TO GET YOUR POINT ACROSS LOUDLY!</i> On the other end of the conflict-management …

Psychology

Being Married for Decades Means That Your Bodies Become Biologically Alike

Life in New York is a constant safari in terms of people-watching, and one of the most life-affirming finds is the Old Married Couple. They dress …

University of British Columbia

A Form of Therapy That Convinces You to Go to the Gym

So much of the research on exercise motivation boils down to one question: How do you convince yourself to suck it up and go do something you …

Psychology