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How To Improve Your Memory And Concentration

Your brain is like a muscle. Without going to the gym and feeding your muscles with the right food, they simply won’t grow. The same applies to your …

Work On Your “Big Goal” Daily to Advance Your Career

Most of us have a long to-do list, and we've also got a few long term goals for a career. Even if you get busy, don't let a day go by without working …

Productivity

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

At some point in their careers, most leaders have either consciously — or, more likely, unwittingly — based (or justified) their approach to motivation on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s idea that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level needs such as food, water, shelter, and security, …

Attention, Please! What Every Man Ought to Know About Focus | The Art of Manliness

“Pay attention!”<p>“If you just focused more, you’d be more successful!”<p>We’ve all probably heard these kinds of admonishments from a teacher or a …

Rethinking The Way We Learn

Last summer, I read Daniel Willingham’s fascinating book ‘Why Don’t Students Like School?’ and immediately put it on my list to blog about. Willingham, a psychologist at the University of Virginia, applies the principles of cognitive psychology to the world of education. Essentially, his goal is …

Young People Are the Geniuses Who Change the World - Switch & Shift

At Choose2Matter, our opening line in speaking to young adults is “You Are a Genius, and the World Needs Your Contribution.” Next, we tell them they …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

Your Spouse's Feelings About Your Job May Affect Your Own Much More Than You Think

Is your spouse worried that you’re distracted by the office when you’re supposed to be enjoying a Fourth of July barbecue? That concern could have a professional impact that lasts long after the final firecracker has exploded.<p>A spouse’s perceptions have significant influence on employee …

KQED

Learning, and thinking, are deeply social activities. This is not the traditional view (Rodin’s iconic sculpture, “The Thinker,” is conspicuously …

How to Capture Better Photos of Your Latte

Many people start and finish their days with lattes, especially in cities like New York. There are some out there who like to share their latte art …

10 Leadership Lessons I Wish I Learned In My 20's

All of us would do well with a second bite at the apple, another chance to go back and do it all over again. Our mistakes, as much as our successes, define us and can help steer us forward today. With this in mind, here are 10 lessons learned over the last 20 years of doing business that are now …

Startup Takes Aim at Old-School Ways

Pittsburgh's Saxifrage Offers Classes at a Fraction of the Price of Traditional Colleges<p>PITTSBURGH—Tim Cook is fighting the sky-high cost of a college education by constructing his own school here without expensive buildings or well-paid deans. Classes are taught in local coffee shops. The …

College & University

Make Better Eye Contact and Remember People's Names with One Simple Trick

If you find yourself stumbling over conversations with other people, reader whyalways shares a tip for making better eye contact <i>and</i> remembering …

Makeup

The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken

When organizations’ hire, develop, and promote leaders using a competency-based model, they’re unwittingly incubating failure. Nothing fractures corporate culture faster, and eviscerates talent development efforts more rapidly, than rewarding the wrong people for the wrong reasons. Don’t reward …

David Miliband 'feared being distraction' for Labour

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/965000/965647_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522211921_22c1b0d0d549269a64382ade4dbbd666<p><b>David Miliband has said he "feared being a distraction" and hopes his decision to leave UK politics helps his brother Ed to lead Labour against the</b> …

United Kingdom

When To Shoot Black And White

When I first started out on this road of endless expense that is photography I spent many hours musing over the merits of black & white. There is no …

Landscape Photography

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