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Bitcoin Valuation: $4 Million

I was recently asked about the value of bitcoin.<p>"What is it backed by," he asked. To which I replied,<p>"Currency. Your dollar."<p>"So how can I buy …

Ditch the To-Do List. This is the Only Prioritization System You Need

The life hack that will keep you on track and super productive.<p>Prioritization made simple: write a list of all the things you have to do and cross them off as you go. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy, right?<p>Not quite. To-do lists might help you get things done today, but they're also a double-edged sword. …

Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain, Study Finds

There’s been a lot of discussion about what kinds of mental activities are actually capable of changing the brain. Some promises of bolstered IQ and enhanced brain function via specially-designed “brain games” have fizzled out. Meanwhile, meditation and mindfulness training have accumulated some …

Meditation

'Living Drug' That Fights Cancer By Harnessing Immune System Clears Key Hurdle

A new kind of cancer treatment that uses genetically engineered cells from a patient's immune system to attack their cancer easily cleared a crucial hurdle Wednesday.<p>A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously recommended that the agency approve this "living drug" approach for …

Cancer

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

The cognitive trick that elite athletes use to achieve seemingly impossible goals

In July 2011, I was crawling down the aisle of a plane on my hands and knees while passengers screamed around me. We were on a flight from Spain to the US, and we thought our number was up.<p>The plane had hit a bout of extreme turbulence just as I’d left the restroom, causing the aircraft to shake …

Mind

6 Things You Have to Believe in Order to Succeed

Success, in business and in life, is about following a set of beliefs that will guide your journey when nothing else can.<p><b>"Practice the right beliefs and somehow the world starts to present you with opportunities you'd otherwise never notice, practice the wrong ones and opportunities pass you by</b> …

Self-improvement

Does God Love Women Who've Had Abortions?

I have to say I didn’t know what to expect when I attended “Does God Love Women Who’ve Had Abortions?” at Netroots Nation. It seemed odd to even have …

Improve Your Sales Team's Performance by Mastering These 5 Fundamentals

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>Every sales force is made up of the typical bell curve comprising of A players, B players and C players. Eighty percent of the revenue is generated by the A players (who usually represent around 20 percnet of the sales force). They seem to figure out how …

Salesforce

How To Trick Your Brain To Hold On To Positive Habit Changes

You start strong, with great intentions, but soon that new habit falls to the wayside. Here’s how to cement it into your daily life.<p>We truly are creatures of habit.<p>Nearly half of our everyday behaviors tend to be repeated in the same location almost every day, according to research out of Duke …