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Philosophy: Proving that Where There’s Grace, There’s Hope

For more than 30 years, <b>Philosophy</b> has been focused on <b>love,</b> <b>hope,</b> and (even if there isn’t a jar with this name on it) truth. They face the truth when they acknowledge that 450 million people worldwide suffer from mild to serious mental-health issues, such as post-traumatic stress, depression, …

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 …

High School

My Advice to the Guy Who Wrote ‘Advice to Aspiring Full Time Photographers’

Dear Mr. Kim,<p>I read a blog post of yours titled “Advice to Aspiring Full Time Photographers” reposted on PetaPixel.<p>It’s filled with lots of exciting …

The Best Core Exercise For Proper Running Form | Competitor.com

In this video, we talk with international movement coach Carl Paoli, author of the forthcoming book “Freestyle: Maximize Sport and Life Performance …

Give student loans the finger: A new solution to a massive generational outrage

Young people and their future families are being bankrupted. Here’s a radical response to the heist of the century<p>Recently, news broke that Rolling Jubilee, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of debt, purchased $4 million in private student loan debt and forgave all of it, …

This Interactive Mirror Shows Women Positive Things About Themselves They Don’t See

All-female band The Mrs. promote their song “Enough” with a customized interactive mirror experience designed to show some women their true selves. (Spoiler alert: they all cry.)<p>All-female band The Mrs. formed because its members didn’t feel they were hearing their lives reflected on the radio. In …

Why The Best Leaders Are Self-Aware

You can’t be a really effective executive if you’re not fully aware of the effect your actions and personality have on others. It’s that simple. All too often leadership analysis focuses only on results, and not how those results are attained. Which has implications for how long and effectively one …

The New Habit Challenge: Work The Exact Amount Of Time Science Tells Us To

You know you should take regular breaks during the workday, but did you know they should be exactly 17 minutes long?<p>It turns out going hard for eight hours straight every day <i>isn’t</i> the best way to get work done.<p>Contrary to the popular convention of working ourselves to exhaustion, researchers from …

How To Get Strong Abs Without Doing A Single Sit-Up

You don't really want to do a hundredth sit-up, do you? They're one of those exercises you can do for ages -- often without dramatic results.<p>In fact, experts tend to agree that crunches and sit-ups are not only <b>not the fast-track to washboard abs</b>, they may even hurt the neck and back. And let's not …

Run a 5K Faster with These Five Fun Workouts

Working on a 3.1-mile PR? Coach Jenny has your training covered.<p>There's nothing like racing a hard 5K, especially when the runner's high kicks in. It's a rewarding distance to race, and you can run many of them in a season!<p>In order to race fast, you've got to run fast in training. Here are five fun …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

Top 10 MBA videos of the academic year

From rethinking the economy with yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur to an interview with Mike Useem on boards taking control of companies, these topics and …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

The Surprising Secret To College Success? Study Less And Socialize More

With college classes underway or about to be across the country, millions of students are starting the fall semester with high hopes, both of what they’ll achieve in the classroom and what doors the education they’re pursuing will eventually open. For many, they believe that path to their bright …

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

3 Foam Rolling Moves Better Than Paying For A Massage

Despite the very many health benefits of massage, we can't all book regular appointments at the spa. But there's a basic (and cheap!) tool known to many regular runners and other athletes that just might be the next best thing. If you haven't already, it's time to get familiar with a foam …

10 Best iPhone News and News Reader Apps

Keeping up with the news used to be pretty simple. You picked up your preferred tabloid or broadsheet newspaper on the way to work, or tuned into a scheduled news bulletin on the radio or your TV.<p>The internet has transformed the way in which news is created and distributed though. Keeping up with …

The Mecca in Decline

Why doesn’t New York City produce elite NBA talent like it used to?<p>They sit in a Harlem church basement or a south Brooklyn deli, at an elite high …

Hilton hotels soon to turn your smartphone into room keys

Hilton Hotels are looking to pioneer the use of smartphones as a replacement to plastic (or metal) keys. Hilton Worldwide Holdings is, reportedly, to announce the transition this week. This would put the hotel chain above the competition when it comes to smart technology and the conveniences it can …

Hospitality

Kids coding app Tynker expands to Android and adds game-making mode

Startup says it wants to work with schools and parents alike to help children learn programming skills<p>Education technology startup Tynker is expanding to Android, after attracting more than 8.8 million children to computer programming courses through its website and iPad app.<p>The company has …

Caterpillar's Stellar Move To Attract High-Quality Employees

The secret’s out: To <i>be</i> the best, you must <i>hire</i> the best. And with great resources such as LinkedIn, The Muse, and Glassdoor, top talent is becoming easier than ever to find.<p>But the best talent wants to work for companies that are leaders in their industry. So how do you make potential hires and …

These 5 Yoga Moves Will Save You From Back Pain

The key to preventing back pain is to strengthen your core and release tension and tightness in the muscles around your upper and lower back. Plus, …

The 10 Best Mobility Exercises For Runners

<i>Kelly Starrett tells you how to stay fast, supple and injury-free.</i><p>A couple years ago, Kelly Starrett, DPT and co-owner of CrossFit San Francisco, set …

How Bill Gates resurrected his favorite business book of all time

In 1991, shortly after they first met, Warren Buffett passed along John Brooks’ <i>Business Adventures</i> to Bill Gates.<p>“Oh I knew he’d like it. I mean that was written for him, it was written for me too,” Buffett says in a video introducing Gates’ review of the book.<p>It remains the best business book Bill …

Self-improvement

Company Culture Initiatives: 5 Bottom-Line Reasons To Rebuild Your Corporate Culture Now

Undertaking a company culture change initiative, with the goal of consciously building a company culture – as opposed to la-dee-dah-ing your way through the workday and taking what comes – isn’t for the faint of heart. As a consultant on corporate culture initiatives, I can’t recommend a company …

3 Key Workouts Runners Should Do Every Week

<i>You may be able to race faster on three or four runs per week than you do on six or seven.</i><p>There are three key workouts that every runner should do …

TabiMouse app turns iPhone into a mouse for the iPad

You've got an iPhone and an iPad, but you don't have a mouse to use <i>with</i> the iPad ... or do you? Actually, Tabitop's new TabiMouse app converts an …

22 Of The Most Powerful Women Engineers In The World

Then again, it can be absolutely wonderful.<p>There's a huge push these days to encourage more girls to learn to code and to hire more women engineers once they graduate. The tech industry knows it can't fill all the jobs it has while discouraging half the population from joining the industry. It also …

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Men's Fitness on Twitter: "Holding a plank for a minute is a standard benchmark. Let's go for 2 min. Bodyweight moves: http://t.co/vyA4WkZx2M http://t.co/cwzdJPXmrh"

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