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10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

You can preempt much of your stress with these vital practices.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled …

Mindfulness

How your brain tricks you into believing you’re the reasonable one

It’s so natural to ignore everything we disagree with<p>Few people saw Donald Trump’s victory coming, including Donald Trump. There are easy culprits to blame for the surprise win (skewed polls and fake news come to mind), but the biggest enemy might be our own egos. It’s natural to ignore everything …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Neuroscience Says Workplace Happiness Comes Down to Experiencing This Emotion Daily

When the brain releases this feel-good chemical, good things will happen for you and your company.<p>Over the last decade, compelling research from neuroscience continues to inform leaders and HR professionals on ways they can improve teamwork, productivity, and company performance.<p>But what's the …

Employee Engagement

Charlie Munger: The Psychology of Human Misjudgement

Police violence, cliques, and secret tattoos: fears rise over LA sheriff 'gangs'

We suspect there are a lot of victims of this gang John Sweeney<p>John Sweeney knew from his four decades as a civil rights lawyer that something about the police shooting of Donta Taylor was off.<p>Taylor, a 31-year-old African American, had been walking from a friend’s house in Compton to a nearby …

Civil Rights

7 Methods for Writing Your First Draft

<b>Introduction</b> <b><br>The Seed</b>Every story is—at the beginning—<br>the same opening of a door<br>onto a completely unknown space. <i><br>–Margaret Atwood</i>Every work of fiction …

The behavioural arguments against excessive regulation | Financial Times

Martin Sandbu, in “Rethinking regulation” (FT.com, April 25), is right to argue that behavioural economics has a lot to offer regarding the subject. …

‘If you create a hostile environment, you shouldn’t be surprised that it’s hostile’

It was the coalition government that pushed a policy of outsourcing immigration enforcement that became a licence to discriminate<p>There was stunned silence in the cabinet room. Ministers exchanged awkward glances. Officials looked at their shoes. Had the prime minister really just stormed out?<p>It was …

The Most Important Writing Advice You Need Right Now

Writing advice, as I am wont to say, is half-a-bag of nonsense. It’s a wonderful, heady, narcotic mix of survivorship bias and whisper-down-the-lane …

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Black Holes

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Earth Science

Scientists Probe an Enduring Question: Can Language Shape Perception?

The idea that language shapes our ability to think fell out of favor in the 1960s, but new tools have some researchers revisiting the concept.<p>Picture …

The Brain

The Sahara Desert Has Grown by 10%. Here's What You Need to Know

We're going to see a lot more of this.<p>The Sahara, the largest desert in the world, has grown in size by around 10 percent since 1920.<p>Scientists say …

Are there extra dimensions lurking at the quantum scale?

Our universe has three spatial dimensions – or rather, three that our human senses can actively perceive. Some theories suggest there could be many …

Our Planet's Largest Mass Extinction Had Warning Signs - And They're Happening Again

Oh no.<p>Mass extinctions don't just come unannounced. In fact, we're staring down the barrel of the latest one, according to new research.<p>Scientists …

How to Spot a Sociopath in 3 Steps

Whether you’re trying to spot a potential school shooter, a dangerous romantic partner, a total liar at work, a scammer on the internet or someone …

Psychology

Cryptocurrencies Aren't Even Fit For Criminals

Cryptocurrencies have soared in popularity since 2008, with more than 1,300 in existence today. But we are highly doubtful they will ever become …

Cryptocurrency

Pro Immigration? Then Support All Who Came Here

Here’s a helpful hint for my fellow immigration enthusiasts: Stop dissing Americans whose ancestors got here before yours.<p>It’s a common trope: “Immigrants make America great.” You can buy a T-shirt that says it. It sounds like a happy celebration of Americans by choice. But it quickly becomes a way …

Saudi-Led Bloc Seeks Diplomatic Fix to Impasse With Qatar

Saudi Arabia and its allies want to resolve their standoff with Qatar through diplomacy and don’t seek regime change, U.A.E. Minister of State for …

Brexit: five possible scenarios for UK after shock election result

The election has raised hopes of a dramatic change in Britain’s approach to Brexit. But whatever happens next, the country remains boxed in by some hard legal, political and commercial realities. Here, in descending order of likelihood, are five possible scenarios:<p>1. <b>A consensual but hard …

Canada Finally Adds Wage Gains to Stellar Jobs Performance

Canada’s labor market continued surprising in May, with a greater-than-expected 54,500 jobs gain that also finally came with signs of a pick-up in …

Why an Election Disaster is Good for British Stocks: Chart

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Stock Markets

How the West can weather the loss of U.S. leadership

<i>Roland Paris is University Research Chair in International Security and Governance at the University of Ottawa and previously served as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's senior adviser on global affairs and defence.</i><p>Many of America's closest allies and partners are still reeling from Donald Trump's …

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership | WIRED

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Architecture

G7 finance chiefs warn U.S. not to upset global growth

BARI, Italy (Reuters) - Finance chiefs from many of the world’s leading rich nations pressed the United States on Friday not to break a decades-long global consensus in areas such as trade and financial regulation criticised by U.S. President Donald Trump.<p>Inequality, international tax rules and …

Economy

Snapchat has changed through acquisitions, and it's hunting for more people and tech to buy

Acquisitions propelled<p>Snapchat’s evolution from a revenueless, one-trick messaging app to a $28-billion company redefining how people take and share pictures.<p>And the newly public Snap Inc. isn’t slowing down.<p>A small team led by Steve Hwang, vice president of corporate development, is hunting for …

Tesla Starts Taking Orders for Solar Roofs

Tesla Inc will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles this afternoon, founder Elon Musk said on Twitter early on Wednesday.<p>The roofs, which will eliminate the need for traditional solar panels, will be available in the United States this year and in overseas markets next year, Musk …

United Passenger Says Crew Left Her No Choice But to Pee in a Cup

United Airlines is under scrutiny again this week after a passenger posted her horror story on Facebook.<p>Nicole Harper, a nurse and mother of two from Kansas City, Missouri, said she was on a United flight returning home from Houston on April 10 — just one day after Dr. David Dao was infamously …