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50 Awesome April Fools’ Day Pranks Your Kids Will Totally Fall For

Because if your kids don't learn pranking at home, they'll learn it on the streets.

10 New Rules For Brainstorming Without Alienating Introverts

Try this revolving-door policy for your next brainstorm, by letting introverts come and go when they please.<p>The brainstorm is beloved by some and dreaded by many. We live in a world that offers choice for everything from styles of coffee to TV shows to TVs themselves. But when it comes to …

10 Places to Learn JavaScript Online

Level up your JS skills with online and offline resources.<p>Updated February 04, 2018<p>When you are ready to dive into the world of web development and …

JavaScript

Michael Jordan wins Chinese court ruling in years-long trademark case

BEIJING (AP) — China’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of basketball legend Michael Jordan at the culmination of a years-long case over use of the Chinese rendering of his globally-known name and trademark.<p>The former NBA star has been in a dispute with a sportswear company based in …

NBA

If we're serious about measuring teaching quality at university, where is the metric for qualified teachers?

The advent of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has met with mixed response in the higher education sector.<p>Most agree that it is both important and worthwhile to assess teaching and that the TEF is a brave beginning. There is, too, some justified criticism that the proposals are a poor …

Education

Self-Help Guru Tim Ferriss Has 6 Tips to Make Any Day 10x Better

After interviewing more than 200 of the world's most fascinating people for <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i>, I believe more strongly than ever that 10x results …

The people who can't quite get a government job

<b>It's a fiendishly difficult "brain burning" exam that promises those who pass a job for life. And that prize is so coveted that some come back again and again for more test punishment.</b><p>China's National Civil Service Exam or "Guokao" took place this week. Every year around a million people take the …

Has Xi Jinping Changed China?

Almost as soon as Xi Jinping (習近平) assumed office as president in March 2013, a few months after becoming leader of the Communist Party, it became apparent that he planned major changes for China. In particular, Xi called for carrying out further market economic reforms, improving China’s legal …

How to Supercharge Your Dopamine Levels to Never Feel Sad, Stressed or Depressed Again

(Healthy Food House) Our brain releases a neurotransmitter, dopamine, which is crucial for numerous essential bodily functions. Dopamine is great for …

The Upsides (and Downsides) of Life as an Expat | Inc.com

I've been an expat for over half my life: For more than 25 years, I've lived and worked outside the US. In addition to the 20 years I've spent in Taiwan, my family and I spent 5 years in Shanghai, China.<p>It's been an enormously rewarding experience overall. But living and working outside of my …

Time I

8 steps you should take if you want to write a book

But publishing isn't the hardest part of writing a book. Not even close. It's the writing.<p>If you're not a full-time writer, living in a cabin in the woods, how will you actually write your book?<p>How will you do the work of writing when the demands of real life threaten to overwhelm your already busy …

This Meditation Exercise Builds Mental Muscle and Cures Procrastination

Imagine always having the strongest mind in the room.<p>That would mean being smart, sure.<p>But more importantly, you’d be grounded and unflappable. No …

‘Little Pinkos’ and the Problem of Patriotism in China

The minute I sat down to write about China’s “little pinkos,” I remembered the sunny afternoon 17 years ago when my friend called me up, in a voice brimming with exhilaration, and took me to a massive rally outside the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai.<p>On May 7, 1999, NATO aircraft bombed the …

The Thai e-commerce firm trying to speed up deliveries

Two or three years ago it could take more than two weeks to deliver a package from Thailand to another destination in southeast Asia.<p>Paul Srivorakul, chief executive of aCommerce, is looking to change that, with his e-commerce company based in Thailand.

How to lose $500,000 in 6 months Importing from China | Ecommerce Crew

A couple months ago this post went up: The Chinese are Coming: More and More Chinese suppliers are Selling Direct to Consumers. It struck a chord …

eCommerce

How you can use a bullet journal to live a healthier life

If you want to live a healthier lifestyle, start by getting organized.<p>One trend that has been taking the Pinterest-obsessed by storm is a hobby …

8 Writers on Facing the Blank Page

"It's like a slightly overweight, bald boss saying: 'Oy, get to work! You're supposed to be a writer, aren't you? You can't just sit around on your fat ass waiting to be inspired'." Hear how David Mitchell and seven other critically acclaimed authors face the blank page.<p>"The blank page of the mind …

This Creativity App Is Great for iPad-Obsessed Kids

A few years ago, a story surfaced about how the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs wouldn’t let his children use iPads. Like so many other surprising …

5 Insanely Useful Books That Helped Me in My Writing Career

Note: If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks with no obligation.<p>I eat people's brains...<p>I love to crack open their skulls and peek into the inner workings of their mind.<p>Methophorically, of course.<p>Reading feeds your …

9 Ways to Convince (or Trick) Yourself to Start Working Out

<b>Don't have enough time? Schedule it.</b><p>We schedule other obligations like work meetings, classes, and dinners with friends. If you're not used to …

10 Free Online Courses to Increase Your Productivity

Increasing your productivity is a goal that many busy professionals, parents, students, and entrepreneurs share. Finding enough hours in the day to …

Time Management

People Are Sharing Videos Of Babies Born Inside The Amniotic Sac And They’re Truly Amazing

Videos of babies born inside the amniotic sac, or ‘en caul,’ are circulating wildly this week<p>Everyone has heard of the moment in a woman’s pregnancy …

6 Ways Katie Ledecky Thinks Differently: The Psychology of Success

She doesn't just win--she crushes. How? It all starts with how she thinks -- just like your success will start with how you think.<p>Katie Ledecky is different--and not just because she's arguably the most dominant athlete in the world. (How does never losing an international final sound to you?) She …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Children's Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. The …

Here's The Best Way To Learn To Play Guitar On Your Own [Lessons]

<b>The Guide To</b>: Get the most potential out of every second you spend playing.

Guitar

After studying over a million people, my company found that top performers share this difficult skill — here's how you can develop it

TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact).<p>The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control — a skill that unleashes massive …

According to State-Run Chinese Media, the Elevated Bus is a Scam

It's not even really a bus.<p>The internet <i>loves</i> the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), an innovative new method of transportation planned to launch in China. The futuristic vehicle straddles lanes of traffic, gliding above the chaos below. It's an undeniably appealing idea for the busy cities in the most …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …