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Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employment

The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You

Americans born in the United States are more murderous than undocumented immigrants. Fighting words, I know. But why? After all, that's just what the …

Ronald Reagan
Middle East

America, You Look Like an Arab Country Right Now

Welcome to the club.<p>Dear America,<p>We have been watching the drama of your presidential elections with much interest and curiosity for some time now. It’s hard not to notice the many similarities between our own countries and yours. From fiery inauguration protests and bitter disputes about crowd …

Political Science

An Addiction Specialist Explains Nicotine's Powerful Hold Over Cigarette Smokers

"Nicotine grabs people very strongly."(MICHAEL MILLER)<p><i>Michael M. Miller, MD, an addiction medicine specialist, is the medical director of the</i> …

Drug Addiction

The disturbingly accurate brain science that identifies potential criminals while they’re still toddlers

Scientists are able to use brain tests on three-year-olds to determine which children are more likely to grow up to become criminals. It sounds like <i>Minority Report</i> come to life: An uncomfortable idea presenting myriad ethical concerns. But, though unnerving, the research is nuanced and could …

The Brain

Peru airs news in Quechua, indigenous language of Inca empire, for first time

Broadcast targeted speakers of language still spoken by 4 million Peruvians, symbolically ending centuries of marginalisation<p>For the first time in Peru’s history, a national news broadcast has been aired entirely in Quechua, the indigenous language of the Inca empire, which is still spoken by 4 …

South America
Middle East

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

Trump's attacks on judge put vulnerable Republicans in awkward position – again

Controversy over Donald Trump’s comments about an Indiana-born judge of Mexican descent comes as Republicans struggle to capture minority support<p>Republicans have found themselves cleaning up yet another mess created by Donald Trump, the perennially controversial figure who is now their presumptive …

Donald Trump

No 10 makes plans for potentially awkward UK visit by Donald Trump

British PM, who described Trump’s remarks about Muslims as ‘divisive, stupid and wrong’, may have to greet him at Downing Street<p>The British government is preparing for a diplomatically awkward visit to the UK by Donald Trump, raising the possibility that David Cameron will have to greet him as the …

Donald Trump
Russia

Donald Trump is the Southern Strategy on steroids: Why his candidacy is the realization of decades of GOP hate-mongering

GOPers will always deny that their party stokes racial resentments in the old Confederacy. Then what about Trump?<p>Anyone familiar with modern American politics has probably heard of "The Southern Strategy." And yet the notion that the Republican Party cynically began appealing to racism in the South …

Political Science

13 members of Iran's elite force killed in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — More than a dozen members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards were killed this week during an attack by militants in northern Syria in what shows Tehran's deep involvement in the Syrian civil war.<p>Iran has been one of President Bashar Assad's strongest backers and has, along …

Middle East

People Pets

Okay dog owners, time to say “I told you so.”<p>Research performed by the BBC documentary <i>Cats v Dogs</i> shows that dogs love their owners five times more than their kitty counterparts, according to Metro.<p>The numbers all come down to a chemical present in the brain called oxytocin. Also known as the love …

Pets

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

Anger Management
Books

A new study may pinpoint the biggest problem with Amazon's work culture

For example, the "Anytime Feedback Tool" is an internal platform that allows workers to submit reviews of their colleagues' performance to their managers. Employees who spoke to The Times said the tool had been used to undermine coworkers.<p>The Association for Psychological Science recently drew a …

Research

One Thing You Have to Master to Succeed in Business and in Life | Inc.com

One thing I've realized about the most successful people I've met is that whatever their varied personalities and idiosyncrasies, there is one attribute they consistently share: high "conversational intelligence."<p>Simply put, conversational intelligence is the currency of success. It's the rare …

The Brain

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

The Brain

Couple Hilariously Recreates Newborn Photo Shoot with Their Puppy

A common question often posed towards couples is, “So, when are you having kids?” While it can be an irritating inquiry, one couple found a hilarious way to deflect the issue. Matt Kay and Abby Lee staged a very special photo shoot—the kind you see from newborn parents—only instead of a little …

Vintage

How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker

My name is Steve Pinker, and I’m Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. And today I’m going to speak to you about language. I’m actually not …

Here's what the brain of an extremely selfish person looks like

They deceive people for their own benefit, they see others as weak and untrustworthy, and they ignore moral codes.<p>Psychologists have dubbed these people Machiavellians, after the Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli, whose book "The Prince" includes many examples of this sort of …

Psychology

The mission to save Matt Damon begins in the latest trailer for The Martian

No matter how brilliant and resourceful you are, being stranded alone on Mars is a nightmare. That's the plight of NASA botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) in the upcoming space epic <i>The Martian</i>, and in the film's latest trailer we get another close look at his struggle to survive. After a freak …

Movies

Spotify and Apple Music are ripping you off—here’s how to fight back

If you subscribe to a subscription music service such as Spotify or Apple Music you probably pay $10 a month. And if you are like most people, you …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A new protein looks like Christmas lights and helps us track brain activity

CaMPARI could help researchers get quick feedback when neurons fire<p>Neuron activity is used as everything from an indicator of our most fundamental impulses to a model for computers, but our understanding of it is basic at best. The methods we use to detect brain activity are limited as well — even …

Neuroscience

How to keep your child from becoming a victim, or a monster, online

As a parent we always doubt ourselves.<p>Is my child fast enough, strong enough and smart enough? Does my son read enough? Does my daughter get exposed to enough empowering influences? Will I be a disappointment to them? Those are the hardships of all parents, but now we also get to worry about video …