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Learning How to Learn

In a 1997 <i>Harvard Business Review</i> article with the propitious title, “The Living Company,” Arie de Geus declared: “In the future, the ability to learn …

8 Surprising Things I've Learned About the Ultra-Rich

Things are not always as perfect as they appear to be.<p>It's easy to judge people who make more money than 99 percent of the population, even when you consider just their interest income. It's even easier to look at the ultra-rich and believe they have no problems, and they have it all figured out. …

How Can I Talk to Myself in a Positive Way?

If you suffer with social anxiety disorder (SAD), you might consider using positive affirmations as a way to improve your self-esteem and reduce …

Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …

Here's Why Some People Get 'Skin Orgasms' From Listening to Music

Those music chills.<p>Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and …

Psychology

3 Signs a Toxic Person Is Manipulating You (and What to Do About It)

Chances are high you've encountered a toxic person in your life. You may have even realized this "friend" or family member was no good (kudos to …

Self-help

How to Make the Right First Impression, According to Science

It's all in the pitch.<p>Good news for the socially awkward: While scientists still struggle to find a way to reverse a bad first impression, there is a …

National Academy of Sciences

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

Motivation

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

STEAMRole is like Tinder for mentorship

Providing ongoing mentorship can be impractical for busy professionals. With STEAMRole, the idea is to empower professionals to easily share their stories with students and young professionals.<p>It’s like Tinder for finding your role model and dream career in science, technology, engineering, art or …

One of Estonia’s first “e-residents” explains what it means to have digital citizenship

An online community survey recently asked me where I’m based. Without hesitation, I answered “Estonia.” You might ask: as a US citizen, why in the world did I do that? But as crazy as it may sound, Estonia is the country to which I feel most loyal today. I am one of the country’s first …

Blockchain

Dream It, Become It: 10 Lifehacks To Become A Millennial Millionaire

So you are young, ambitious, confident and you want to be a millionaire?<p>Or maybe, you’re ready to take things up a notch and finally start that …

This Study of 300,000 Leaders Revealed the Top 10 Traits for Success

According to leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, these are the skills that leaders need to succeed.<p>Leadership was once called by historian James MacGregor Burns "one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth." Given the results of some recent …

Why Smoking Weed Makes You Tired And Lazy

Even as the body of evidence of cannabis' potential as a potent medical precursor grows (especially with the development of CBD-rich strains), …

The Voice Inside Your Head

When did the voice inside your head start talking? I became aware of mine at about the age of 15. Up till that point, I had been a very happy and …

Mindfulness

This is how to easily make your relationships awesome: 4 secrets

Relationships are important.<p>Like, more-important-than-Vitamin-C important. Scurvy is no fun but a lack of relationships might kill you faster.<p>A study …

Relationships

50 Common Cognitive Distortions

Becoming mindful of these common cognitive distortions will help you understand yourself and other people better, and improve your decision making.<p><b>1.</b> …

Psychology

A psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

The problem isn’t your social skills<p>It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How?<p>Hendriksen …

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

This former Google exec helped build a business that sold for $383 million after just 3 years — and he wants others to follow his model

LONDON — Experian announced plans to acquire UK credit checking startup ClearScore for £275 million ($383 million) on Thursday , the biggest British tech acquisition in years.<p>ClearScore, which offers people free credit checks, was only a little over three years old and was the product of London …

Startups

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth<p>Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its …

Money Really Can Buy Happiness If You Spend It These 4 Ways, According to Science

Hint: It has nothing to do with making wise investments.<p>You've heard it over and over: Money doesn't buy happiness. Even if people didn't keep telling you that, you might guess from the large number of extremely wealthy people with drug or alcohol addiction, depression, or even suicidal tendencies. …

12 Warning Signs You Are In Bad Company

As the saying goes, who you spend the most time with is who you will become.<p>The people you spend your time with can influence your mood, how you spend your time, and your perspective on the world. They can even change your view of yourself. That's why it's so important to be aware of the company …

Self-help

The Endlessly Lonely Could Be Living With Unresolved Childhood Trauma

And when they do connect with others, the relationships they form aren't always constructive ones.<p>It seems that for many people these days, it's …

7 CEOs share the books that transformed their lives

Reading requires focus. It requires time. And, let's be real, it requires a lot of discipline — because at the end of the day, you're probably more likely to reach for your phone than your Kindle.<p>Of course, you know that you should be reading more (and binging less). After all, it's what so many …

CEOs

3 Books That Can Teach You Unforgettable Life Lessons

They'll change the way you see the world.<p><i>What book taught you the most important lesson that you still remember? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, author of</b> …

The Real Reason Why Your Brain Is so Scared of Failure

Failure doesn't scare you. Not knowing does.<p>You've just recklessly jumped ship -- left the security of your job or refused the investor who isn't offering exactly what you want. You find yourself gripped by a cold, raw fear. What are you <i>actually</i> afraid of?<p>Imagine you're driving along a clear …

10 times you should never use your debit card

Debit might seem great because there's no chance of spending more than you have or risking steep overdraft fees, but the stakes are also higher when it comes to fraud.<p>That's why debit cards are one of the things you should never, ever keep in your purse. For one thing, debit cards take cash …

Identity Theft

The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …