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Investors Don't Ask Women Founders the Same Questions as Men. Here's Why That's a Problem

A study of pitch competitions shows bias in Q&As that hurts female entrepreneurs' ability to raise funding.<p>I was recently a judge in a business plan competition called UPitchNJ, held this year at New Jersey's Montclair State University. I wish I'd had a conversation with Dana Kanze …

8 Stunning Examples of Modern Architecture to Inspire Your Interiors

Modern architecture, at its core, is all about paring down to the basics and living a life of intention. It's also based on simple, abstract forms …

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Want to Instantly Become a Better Writer? Stop Using These 7 Words in Emails

Where good writing is concerned, the words you don't use often matter more.<p>If you think you're not a good writer, you've probably gotten hung up on the "craft" of writing. Worry too much about <i>how</i> you write and it's hard to write well.<p>But that's okay: Style doesn't matter (unless you're Nicholas …

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Meet The New California Counterculture: College Republicans

At the California College Republicans Convention this spring, a war was brewing between loud, unapologetic, Milo Yiannopoulos–endorsed activists and moderate, policy-focused nerds. Guess who won?<p><b>Shortly after 5 p.m.</b> on a recent Saturday in April, the Chem 1179 lecture hall at the University of …

The Station | by Chris Paul

Y<p>ou remember that bit from <i>The Original Kings of Comedy</i>, where Cedric the Entertainer is doing the impression of the old guy from the neighborhood …

How to Do Rome the Non-Touristy Way

Everything to eat and see in the Eternal City.<p>Paris has enjoyed notoriety as the quintessential European destination for chic travelers for quite …

Meditation made easy: How to perfect your Breathing technique

Inhale. Exhale. Seems obvious, maybe. Breathing is something that happens automatically without any consideration on our part. We don’t pay any mind …

Want a Happier, More Fulfilling Life? 75-Year Harvard Study Says Focus on This 1 Thing

Positive Alacrity is the art of creating micro-experiences that have an emotionally uplifting impact on others. But I’m getting ahead of myself …<p>A …

Just 3 hours a day is all it takes to become more successful

When I feel overwhelmed with everything I need to get done, I remind myself of the power of three uninterrupted hours.<p>I am always less stressed when I have time alone to work and think  —  and I have learned that three focused hours drastically improves my mood.<p>This is true whether it is hundreds …

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

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The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience | Inc.com

Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every day, I don't know exactly what my team is going to do. I don't know what my clients are …

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A mental health expert explains how she overcomes the tricks her mind plays on her when she's feeling anxious

If you're anxiety-prone like I am, you'll have some specific anxiety-driven thinking patterns that hold you back and cause you unnecessary distress.<p>There are lots of generic lists of the thinking errors that people with anxiety and/or depression make. While it's good to start with these, you can …

What to Eat, See, and Do in London, According to an Insider

Claire Darrow Mosier curates the ultimate London guide for Domino.<p>The cozy chic neighborhood of Marylebone, London, characterized by its quaint …

To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat.<p>To get the most out of your creative energy, carve out space for creative work. To make that space, you need to make …

Creativity

What One Company Learned from Forcing Employees to Use Their Vacation Time

Have you ever felt burned out at work <i>after</i> a vacation? I’m not talking about being exhausted from fighting with your family at Walt Disney World all week. I’m talking about how <i>you knew</i>, the whole time walking around Epcot, that a world of work was waiting for you upon your return.<p>Our vacation …

Baseball’s ‘Hot Hand’ Is Real

After analyzing MLB’s fastballs, we found that every pitcher has both an ace and a bum lurking inside them.<p>We’ve all seen a pitcher when he’s zeroed …

2017 NFL record projections: Patriots headed for perfect 16-0 season?

With NFL training camps opening, all 32 teams have largely taken form for 2017. So before injuries, benchings, firings and (more) suspensions start shaping the season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual prediction of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based on picking all …

12 Items an Energy Healer Says Should Be in Your Bedroom

My neighbor is a life coach, and recently we were catching up after walking our dogs. When I ducked into my closet to grab a jacket, he took a hard …

A Comfortable Workstation with Everything You Might Need

Blå Station selected Thomas Bernstrand and Stefan Borselius to work on a collaboration that also brought in Johan Lindau, and the result is the …

7 Ways Authenticity Leads To Success

The goal is not to all be the same. There is no one right type of leader or professional. What does it really mean to demonstrate authenticity and why is it that being authentic can lead to success?<p><b>1. Authenticity exists alongside adaptability</b>. The best leaders are the ones who are versatile. To be …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

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Ori Robotic Furniture Creates More Living Space

It is a real issue: apartments are so small today and they are only getting smaller as premium psf rates stay relatively high in major metropolitan …