Brandon Elliot

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Your Brain Is On Autopilot More Than You Think–Here’s How To Wake It Up

It isn’t that we’re making bad decisions. More often, we aren’t even aware there’s a decision to make.<p>Wednesday. Hump Day. The part of the week when we’re over the hill and begin sliding toward the weekend. If hitting midweek feels even a little bit better than slogging through Monday or Tuesday …

University of Pennsylvania

Here's What Your Aging Parents Say They Want You to Do for Them

What we've got here is a failure to communicate.<p>Older parents, take heart: Your children are willing to help support and care for you as you age, …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

The Most Productive Ways to Spend Your Holiday (That Don't Involve Working)

You don't have to be glued to your email to get a head start on 2016.<p>There's nothing like stepping out of the office for a few days or even a week over the holidays to recharge and and check some much-needed tasks off your to-do list... that is, until your vacation is up and you realize you didn't …

Time Management

These drawings reveal a hard truth about important relationships in our lives

In a post last year, we laid out the human lifespan visually. By years:<p>By months:<p>And by weeks:<p>While working on that post, I also made a days chart, but it seemed a bit much, so I left it out. But whatever:<p>The days chart blows my mind as much as the weeks chart. Each of those dots is only a single …

Why America Is Moving Left

Republicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win the presidency—but the liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.<p>Over roughly the past 18 months, the following events have transfixed the nation.<p>In July 2014, Eric Garner, an African …