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Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Follow these instructions to find out which side of your brain is dominant and how it may explain your personality.<p>In no particular order, I am visual, outspoken, artistic, impulsive, intuitive, a daydreamer and disorganised. I am right-brained, according to this uncannily accurate guide to …

Bill Gates

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

How Delusion Makes You More Productive

The first step to getting something done is deluding yourself into thinking you can do it.<p>How do you get something massive done–like building a business or writing a book or learning how to dance–when you’re not sure if you can make it happen? A.J. Jacobs has the hack: self-delusion.<p>Jacobs, whose …

Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Courses You Can't Miss | Inc.com

Entrepreneurial education is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream. Traditional universities are offering entrepreneurs more tools than ever before. But education start-ups such as Coursera and Udacity have taken this a step further--offering in-depth classes on entrepreneurship taught by …

Entrepreneurship

6 Common Low-Carb & Keto Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

<i>“Carbohydrate restriction is commonly practiced but seldom taught.”</i>This is the tagline of a book I was reading the other day, The Art And Science of …

Nutrition

Top Usability Mistakes in Web Design

High-quality usability has been the center of discussions in the industry in the past ten years, as it becomes more and more important for users. …

Happiness Is A Choice

<b>Three simple ways to create more happiness at work, at home and in life</b><p>Here’s the easiest quiz you’ll ever take:<p>“April showers bring May flowers” was coined by:<p>a) A grumpy old man named Bernie<p>b) An optimist who <b>chose</b> to view inclement weather as the source of rainbows and tulips rather than bad hair …

Why This New York Design Agency Makes Its Employees Pose Naked For Official Staff Photos

Their image was arguably the most unforgettable of the set, because the entire staff — from the CEO down to the interns — posed naked.<p>Not just a little bit naked, either.<p>The full monty.<p>It turns out there's a reason the agency does this, and partner Jessica Walsh explained it in a video series …

Mixed messages: Why women and men miscommunicate

Part way through a presentation I was making to a CEO of a mid-sized company, I noticed him look down and away. He stopped asking questions and turned quiet. "I've lost him," I thought and went home feeling dejected that I had bored someone I tried hard to impress. When he followed up a week later …

Being Professionally Well Rounded Is Generally A Formula For Being Mediocre

In a work environment, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “Concentrate on improving your weaknesses.” It’s actually quite common in many corporations. The goal is to become professionally well rounded. It’s also a great way to be mediocre. And it’s almost certainly a way <i>not</i> to become very …