Caroline Ong

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73 Questions to Ask Employees During an Interview

When hiring a new employee, it’s important to ask the right questions.There are some interview questions that are a given; we all know how to put a …

'The Great Reset': Venture capitalists and startups have shifted from greed to fear

Investors have already labeled this period "The Great Reset." Why?<p>There wasn't a single IPO in January for the first time since September 2011.<br>• As the public market has slashed the value of tech companies like LinkedIn and Tableau almost in half, their private counterparts look oversize.<br>• The industry …

What most people don’t understand about how startups are valued

And two big changes have happened that are widely known - in the past quarter the value of some very high profile companies such as LinkedIn and Twitter have fallen substantially plus Fidelity (usually a public market investor) has written down the value of many of it's later-stage private-company …

How to learn about investing...by watching Netflix

Too many Americans think of the stock market as the "final frontier" -- something worthy of a "Star Trek" episode.<p>After the recent wild stock market swings in China, Europe and the United States, it can all feel even more bewildering. But it's easier than you might think to "boldly go" where many …

Listen to the Most Relaxing Song Ever

Looking for something to help you relax before bed that doesn't involve popping a pill? You might want to load up your iPod with a song by Manchester …

Laughing Makes Your Brain Work Better, New Study Finds

Ever have trouble remembering where you just left your keys? Just laugh it off. New research suggests that humor can improve short-term memory in …

The Countries Where Youth Are Doing The Best And The Worst

Which countries are the best for people under 25–who now make up half the world’s population?<p>Half of the world’s population is now under the age of 25, and 1.8 billion people are between the ages of 10 and 25. This is the largest youth generation ever to exist. Yet few well-being measures and …

Do Children Need Brain Awareness? - Neuroskeptic

By Neuroskeptic | February 17, 2014 4:17 pm<p>Brain Awareness Week is coming, so I was interested to read today about the University of Minnesota Brain …

Why good storytelling helps you design great products

One of the biggest flubs that product teams make is confusing designs that look great with designs that actually work well. It’s a simple mistake, …

UX Design

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

Memory champion forgets Paxman's name: don't make the same mistake

When Jonas von Essen, the new World Memory Champion, appeared before Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight yesterday, he was tasked with demonstrating his formidable skills by reciting the programme's credits from memory. The maestro's brain was no doubt full from three days of gruelling memorisation. …

Male and female brains: the REAL differences

Unless you’ve been trapped in a lead-lined sensory-deprivation chamber this week, you’ve probably heard about the recent study that “confirms” the differences between the brains of men and women. Confirmed is in inverted commas because it’s very easy to “confirm” even the most surreal of notions …

What Makes Coaching and Mentoring Different?

When it comes to the development of your team playing the role of mentor and coach can be beneficial to their development. These two terms are often …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Scientist Related to Killers Learns He Has a Psychopath's Brain

James Fallon admits he has a lot in common with serial killer Ted Bundy and Columbine assassin Eric Harris. He is aggressive, lacks empathy and is a …

The Online Shopping Cart Experience

Online shopping is a convenience that a lot of people take advantage of. But the convenience varies. The Shopping Cart Experience infographic from …

How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

The downside of such immersion in technological devices, he said, is that they’re not having conversations, looking people in the eye, or noticing …

Your Brain Has Two Clocks

<b>By Emilie Reas (Click here for the original article)</b><p>Did you make it to work on time this morning? Go ahead and thank the traffic gods, but also take a moment to thank your brain. The brain's impressively accurate internal clock allows us to detect the passage of time, a skill essential for many …

Why Taking Time Off Is Good for Your Brain | Inc.com

It's Sunday evening but instead of relaxing with your family, you're sitting in front of your home computer. There are just a few emails you have to send out before the week starts, a couple of projects you want to complete in the quiet before the phone calls and urgent emails begin arriving the …

Productivity

Elon Musk Says The Human Brain Cannot Cope With Business Failure. Is He Right? | Inc.com

Odds are, a startup launched today will fail. In fact, three out of four venture-backed companies don't return investors' capital, and half of all new businesses close their doors before they've been open five years.<p>Failure is a constant in entrepreneurship. But…is it something the human brain is …

19 Reasons Why Willpower Fails You, And What To Do About It

Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter. Try again, fail again, fail better.<p><i>–Samuel Beckett</i><p>Willpower is an essential ingredient in achieving, overcoming, and becoming — so why does it so often fail us? Below I offer 19 science-based reasons why will and will alone isn’t enough, with suggestions peppered …

Scientifically-Backed Reasons Why Being Creative Can Make You Happier

<i>By Shana Lebowitz</i><p>As a kid, whenever I'd hastily compose a picture of a cycloptic blob or attack an unoffending piece of paper with angry orange scrawl, I'd proudly shove the picture in my mother's face, already knowing what she'd say.<p>"Ooh!" she'd gasp. "How… creative!"<p><b>Creation Nation? -- The</b> …

13 All-Natural Ways To Fall Asleep Faster

About 9 million U.S. adults use prescription sleep aids to ensure quality rest, according to a recent CDC study. But experts caution that sleeping pills aren't always effective or safe, and many think their use should be limited.<p>"If you have an insomnia disorder, you probably need to see somebody …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Eat With Your Stomach, Not Your Brain – An Interview with Dr. Brian Wansink | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I was fortunate enough to interview Dr. Brian Wansink, lead author to over 100 academic articles and books, including his best-seller Mindless …

A Trace of Memory: Researchers Watch Neurons in the Brain During Learning and Memory Recall

<b>A team of neurobiologists led by Simon Rumpel at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna succeeded in tracking single neurons</b> …