Don Wilson

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10 Long-Haul Flight Survival Tips and Tricks

A long flight in an economy seat doesn't have to be something to endure. Try and get an aisle seat for easy access to the galley when required (or …

2 Books That Will Change Your Mindset And Business (That You've Probably Never Heard Of)

There are lots of books out there that everyone has read. There are others which are slightly less known, but that are written by some of the best practitioners in the world.<p><i>"If you read what everyone else is reading, you'll think like everyone else thinks."</i>--Ryan Holiday<p>Like many people who read …

lifechanging

11 Surprising Signs That You May Be Way Smarter Than Most People

For one thing, if you're a musician, you're already ahead of the game.<p>If you've been called smart or intelligent your whole life, it may be for any of the reasons listed below. That's according to science, of course.<p>And if the verdict is still out on whether you're truly smart or not, this may just …

Psychology

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two …

Mathematics

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. My friend was giving it …

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 …

Employee Engagement

A professor with 30 years of experience says there's no point in holding the plank for longer than 10 seconds — and says you shouldn't do sit-ups first thing in the morning

The plank is widely considered to be a powerful movement for strengthening the core. There are entire workouts, like the plank challenge, based around holding the exercise for longer each time you do it.<p>But getting the most out of the plank, which involves supporting your weight on your hands, …

Workouts

Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

Artificial Intelligence

Understanding quantum computers: The basics

Theoretical physics isn’t the easiest field in science to translate into laymen’s terms. Until recently it’s solely been the domain of geniuses like the late Stephen Hawking and fictional characters such as <i>The Big Bang Theory’s</i> Sheldon Cooper. As companies like Google, IBM, and Intel work to build …

You may be a genius if you can answer these 12 science trivia questions people always get wrong

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett gave a 14-year-old a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason Zweig …

Success

How to Choose a VPN for Digital Privacy and Security

Just about all security experts agree that using a VPN, or virtual private network, when accessing the internet via computer or phone is a good idea. …

Watch These South Koreans Explain How 'Black Panther' Affected Their Perceptions Of Black People

It has often been said that Hollywood movies cannot be made with black leads because they do not perform well overseas. <i>Black Panther</i> is, of course, …

On prejudice

An 18th-century creole slaveholder invented the idea of ‘racial prejudice’ to defend diversity among a slave-owning elite<i>By Blake Smith</i>Read at Aeon

I'm Raising A Biracial Daughter In Japan, Where She's Surrounded By Blackface

I live in Tokyo, in a homogenous society where 98.5 percent of the population is Japanese. My wife Haruki is Japanese, and my 4-year-old daughter Kantra is the only black girl in her preschool class. I remember when the Japanese delivery nurse called her Halle Berry immediately after my wife gave …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

This Gmail Tool Lets You See Who is Opening Your Emails

Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes (digital edition).<p>Read receipts are nothing new. Snapchat, LinkedIn, and Instagram all inform users when someone reads or opens their message. However, there's one service without the mainstream feature baked-in - Gmail. As a serial entrepreneur with a burning …

Apps

How to Save $1 Million for Retirement -- When You Have Nothing Saved by Age 50

Believe it or not, it can be done.<p>It's no secret that Americans on a whole are mostly unprepared for retirement -- but sadly, that includes those who …

How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

9 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy on the Dip

The market has experienced a meaningful rotation in recent months thanks to a combination of accelerating economic growth, corporate tax cuts and …

Use this checklist if you’re doing your taxes yourself

<b>If you’re planning to file your own tax returns this year, you’re in good company. Approximately 33% of Americans file their own taxes each year.</b><p>As …

Retirement

Top CEOs Agree: Hiring People on Intelligence and Talent Alone Without This Other Trait May Be a Huge Mistake

CEOs prefer this revered quality over talent or IQ when interviewing job candidates. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked.<p>If you were interviewing for an important job, and the CEO of the company asked you this question point blank (which has <i>one right answer</i> for getting you that job offer) what …

Leadership

11 Chrome features you'll wish you'd known all along

Do you consider yourself a Chrome ninja? If not, these tips can help you navigate the web with deadly efficiency.<p>Pin tabs<p>I spend much of my day using Gmail and Google Drive, and with Chrome's tab-pinning feature, I can keep those tabs parked to the left of all of my many open tabs. It's a great way …

Google

9 phrases only MBAs understand

Every industry has its own lingo. Business-school jargon may be especially perplexing to outsiders.<p>To help clear up some of the confusion, we asked two MBA grads about the most unusual terms and phrases they picked up in business school.<p>Paul Ollinger graduated from the Tuck School of Business at …

Harvard Business School

The 5 top retirement havens with the lowest cost of living

In International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index 2018, we ranked the 24 best retirement havens in the world, where you can live comfortably …

4G LTE

15 Things Every American Should Read Right Now

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.<p>It would be easy enough to say that now is a time of great divisiveness in our nation—easy, and not wrong. Our national discourse feels like its hit a new low, thanks to the fact that the president, who drives much of the conversation, is a racist fearmonger. …

Books

A Guide to Understanding How Shorting Stock Works

Shorting stock has long been a popular trading technique for speculators, gamblers, arbitragers, hedge funds, and individual investors willing to …

Investing

Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data)

All the folks who tell you to say you're a 'team player' are dead wrong. Here's why.<p>Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should make sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because, sure, employers like to <i>say</i> they value people who can work well on …

Employment