Cecil Dearborne

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We Have Been Lied To Our Whole Lives About Motivation -- Here's The Cold, Hard Truth

We have been lied to our whole lives about motivation.<p>Television and movies, where we derive most of our knowledge and education about life, personifies motivation in the form of the gruff, surly coach who shouts words of encouragement to his team. The sweaty, pudgy, middle-aged high school coach …

Motivation

Want to buy a smart plug? Read this first

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. Smart plugs are one of the most underrated smart home products out there. No, they aren't the flashiest, but they can automate dumb products in your home with ease and bring them into your smart home ecosystem. To make sure you get the best fit …

Home Automation

You can find out your current glasses prescription using this app by GlassesUSA — making it super quick and easy to order a new pair

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>GlassesUSA.com<p>As someone who has worn glasses for a large majority of my life, I've been through the process of buying new pairs quite a …

Apps

Simplify your life with the mental model known as Occam’s razor

Legend has it that NASA spent a decade and millions of dollars developing a ballpoint pen that would work in zero gravity and function in extreme …

Stephen King

18 Things To Take Off Your Résumé And LinkedIn Profile Today To Succeed Tomorrow

During my 20-plus years of recruiting, I have reviewed roughly over 480,000 résumés and LinkedIn profiles. I’m not too handy with numbers (which is why I’m a recruiter rather than an accountant), but making an educated guess based on my meager math skills, I have searched—at the very least—50 …

Employment

This start-up makes a speaker that lets you listen to music privately — without headphones

The first time I tried Noveto’s “focused sound” speaker, the whole experience felt both exciting and a little bit bizarre.<p>The start-up has created a …

Headphones

Here’s how many people can be in a meeting before it’s unproductive, according to Harvard

Meetings are at peak production level when there are fewer people involved — specifically, no more than eight, according to Harvard Business …

How to intervene when you see street harassment: an illustrated guide

Forget safety pins. How can you really help victims of hate?<p>You’re walking to work when you see a man tailing a woman, muttering sexual obscenities at her as she stares straight ahead, picking up her pace. You’re on the train when someone shouts across the aisle, calling a Muslim family …

Unprepared for a Meeting? Here's How to Respond to Any Question

Buy yourself some time without sacrificing your credibility.<p>It's happened to all of us. You're making a big presentation to an important client, or participating in a high-stakes meeting with your boss, and suddenly, you're asked a question that you aren't prepared to answer.<p>Maybe it's because you …

Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

Customers

Developing These 5 Habits Will Make You a Once-in-a-Career Leader to Employees

Practicing these five powerful tenets of leadership will make you unforgettable to employees and irreplaceable to employers.<p>The thing I wanted more than anything "growing up" as a leader was to be unforgettable to employees--for my impact on their performance, growth, happiness, and life. Did I …

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Research

You Need to Watch the Powerful Racial Bias Video Being Shown to Starbucks Employees

Starbucks sparked nationwide controversy this April over the arrest of two black customers, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after they asked to use the restroom without making a purchase while waiting for a friend. Now, the coffee giant is sharing some of the …

You've Been Painting Rooms Wrong All These Years

Paint is one of the best ways to dramatically change a room, especially on a low budget. It may seem as simple as deciding on a color, buying paint, …

As Amazing as Killing Eve Is, Its Ratings Are Even More Fascinating

If you haven't heard of BBC America's <i>Killing Eve</i> yet, then get your fingers out of your ears and stop screaming at the top of your lungs. Word of …

16 Amazon products with over 15k reviews—and why people love them

Personally, I'm generally impressed if an item has more than 1,000 reviews on Amazon, but every once in a while I stumble across a product with wayyyyy more than that. My gut reaction is generally to buy it immediately, even if I don't need it.<p>There are certain items on Amazon that gain cult …

Shopping

LinkedIn Redesigned Your Profile Page. Here Are the 4 Changes You Need to Make Now

You might need to update your cover photo and tweak your summary story.<p>Earlier this spring, LinkedIn rolled out redesigned user profile pages. If you didn't already know that, you should, because there are new ways for you to capitalize on the changes when it comes to highlighting your career. …

These three skill sets will ensure you’ll never be out of work

The greater adoption of artificial intelligence and automation will undoubtedly reshape the workforce and the skills people need to stay employed. And according to a report released by McKinsey Global Institute during the VivaTech conference in Paris today (May 24), there are three core skill …

Artificial Intelligence

18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

Holy shit! These are legit.

A Meeting Agenda Guide That Actually Works (Infographic)

Running a meeting isn't always easy. However, this guide will make them a piece of cake.<p>Meetings can go two ways: They can end up being hour-long slow-talking processes that rarely cover what they needed to cover, or they can be productive, to-the-point collaborative get-togethers that solve …

Social Media

How one woman used the '3-hour reset' rule to lose 65 pounds

This diet philosophy helped one fitness trainer regulate her hunger and lose the baby weight.<p>It’s a typical weight-loss tragedy: You ate healthy for a week, then you devoured a donut at the office party and now you’re mourning your diet.<p>Instead of feeling like you’ve ruined your progress — or …

Weight Loss

America is plagued by a chronic misunderstanding of slavery and white supremacy

A recent study from the Southern Poverty Law Center traces our ignorance to our schools, and provides a path to solving this problem.<p>Several years …

Google Has an Official Process in Place for Learning From Failure--and It's Absolutely Brilliant

Recently, Google described its internal process for documenting and learning from mistakes, and there's a lot here that can benefit any company.<p>How do you view failure?<p>For many, the act of failing or committing a major mistake is enough to send them spiraling down into a pity party. But there is a …

5 Ways Emotional Intelligence Helps Us Manage Frustrations at Work

mohamed_hassan / Pixabay“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” ~ John MaxwellAll of us have experienced a wide range of …

6 Brilliant Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer

Are you really sure that company or boss is the right one for you? Ask these questions to be absolutely sure.<p>A typical interview cycle can sometimes last up to several weeks. A recruiter screens you, followed by an interrogation-style panel interview a week or two later; background checks, …

5 things to consider before installing smart light switches

When turning your old, dumb house into a smart home, one of the best places to start is with lighting. For starters, you can test the waters with a single smart bulb or set of lights — letting you dip a toe in the smart light pool before diving in head-first.<p>When it comes to smart lighting, one of …

Home Automation

Bad habits you must immediately break to improve your life in the next 100 days

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of <b>Samuel Johnson</b> “The chains of habit …

Self-improvement

This projector smartwatch turns your arm into a terrible touchscreen

You swipe left to unlock the watch, and apps are then displayed along your arm<p>Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and ASU Tech have unveiled a new “first-of-its-kind” smartwatch that can turn your arm into a touchscreen. The prototype LumiWatch projects an interactive surface area on the …

Gear & Gadgets

Five Things You Should Know About GDPR

The GDPR deadline is fast approaching. Are you ready?<p>The incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) launch is a hot topic at the moment, and that's not surprising. After all, it's the most significant change to data protection laws in several years, and it also includes the deployment of …

My husband and I use this budget spreadsheet to manage our money, and it completely changed our lives

Two years ago, my husband and I were living in Manhattan and struggling to make ends meet. We had more money going out than coming in, and we knew we needed a way to do better when it came to managing our finances.<p>So, my husband, like the total Type A personality he is, turned to Excel to fix our …

Personal Finance