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Microsoft has an ambitious new plan to get you a new Surface every 18 months

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a new Surface Plus program for regular users and businesses, which will let you upgrade your Surface computer every …

Asia Travel: 10 Natural Wonders That Will Make You Want to Visit Right Now

Asia travel is all about discovery – from vibrant cultures to natural wonders, the revelations never end. From the world’s highest mountain to the …

If You Do This 1 Thing, Your Life Is Guaranteed to Be Changed in 2017

Meditation, if done properly, will change your personal and professional life for the better.<p>If you haven't incorporated meditation into your routine yet, you're not alone. Maybe you've always heard about it but aren't sure where to start. Maybe you've tried it out but felt like you weren't getting …

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

17 Bad Habits You Need to Kill in 2017 to Be More Successful

Finally take control of your destiny by deleting the negative habits that have been dragging you down.<p>Many of you will resolve to start a new positive habit in 2017. Adding good habits can be fun, but unfortunately (most of the time), they don't work. Approximately 38 percent of Americans will make …

The most important skills of tomorrow, according to five global leaders

The world of work is changing faster and more drastically than at perhaps any other time in recent history. According to research from the World …

Scientists studied 5,000 gifted children for 45 years. This is what they learned about success

Follow thousands of super-bright kids for four and a half decades and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

4 Things Every Leader Needs To Learn

Nothing really prepares you to be a leader. In most cases, you get the opportunity to lead by being good at something else. However, while being a strong performer gives you the <i>credibility</i> to lead, it says nothing about your <i>ability</i> to lead. Leadership is a skill in its own right and, for the most …

Self-improvement

9 Ways You're Accidentally Making Yourself Dumber

Cut these simple habits out of your life and you'll see your IQ rise.<p>Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to get better--how to be happier, more productive, fitter, smarter. We spend a lot less time thinking (constructively) about how we're screwing up.<p>There's no mystery there. …

The Definition of Happiness Changes as You Age, According to Science

The definition of happiness shifts radically but predictably with age, research shows.<p>Type a simple search into Google and you will bombarded by tips on how to be happy. You could spend weeks if not years reading all that advice on boosting well being.<p>Many of these articles are valuable, but most …

7 Underrated Job Skills That Will Get You a Raise

Getting people to do whatyou need them to do without forcing it is invaluable.<p>Hard work, negotiating prowess, teamwork: These are on every list of …

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with …

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Sleep

The Remarkably Simple Way to Turn Fear Into Success

Only when you understand where your fear is coming from - will you be able to get through it.<p>All of us experience fear now and then. And all of us know the effects fear can have on us. Fear can hold us back from pursuing our dreams, whether those dreams are about starting a business or starting a …

The 5 Muscle Groups Guys Neglect Most

By K. Aleisha Fetters for Life by Daily Burn<p>Photo: Pond5<p>There are some muscle groups guys love to train -- namely, the ones that look great under a t-shirt. And hey, your chest, bicep, abdominal and shoulder muscles all make huge contributions to your overall strength. But so do a lot of other …

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Streaming

MacTrast Deals: Swift Programming from Scratch: Interactive Learning Platform

- Jun 14, 2016<p>If Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote address has put thoughts in your head about becoming a developer, this deal is for …

6 Simple Ways to Talk Your Brain Out of Negativity

Negativity is sticky. It's hard to make it go away. Here are a few tips to help positivity prevail.<p>It's easier to recall negative thoughts and memories than positive ones. And the more we recall those negative thoughts, the more they stick with us. Suppose you feel like an idiot because of a dumb …

Yes, There Is a Key to Happiness (and It's Actually Pretty Simple)

Neuroscientific and psychological principles point a clear path to true happiness, and it's probably not what you think.<p>As a species, humans are pretty dissatisfied with ourselves, and nowhere is this more true than in America. Each year, 45 percent of us make New Year's resolutions. We spend some …

Microsoft launches a project management app called Planner

To compete with Trello and Asana<p>Microsoft wants to help businesses and small teams collaborate and track work with a new app called Planner. Released today for free as part of the Office 365 suite, Planner is a project management service similar to products like Asana and Trello. Microsoft isn't …

How To Harness The Brain Chemical That Makes You Trust Someone

Brain scientists still don’t understand why these simple behaviors release trust-inspiring oxytocin. But they know how.<p>Next time you’re having a fight with your partner try this: Reach out and touch them. Place your hand gently on their knee or their hand. Now, if the fight has escalated to …

Neurophilosophy

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit

It's probably not what you think, but it's scientifically demonstrated to improve how you think.<p>Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning …

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

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The Massive Downside of Agile Software Development

Every good comes with a bad. Here's why agile software development won't solve all your problems.<p>Everyone is looking for a win-win methodology for both providers and clients when it comes to software development. After all, software development isn't going away any time soon. Agile software …

Project Management

Revealed: The simple ‘40-second’ secret to boost your memory

If your memory constantly lets you down, here’s a simple technique that may just be the answer to your problems (if you don’t forget it).<p>It’s known as the drawing effect and will help you remember and recall information more easily in less than 40 seconds, according to a new study.<p>While Sherlock …

4 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Sexual Satisfaction, According to Science

Has your passion been lacking in the bedroom? Has your once-incredible sex slowly transforms into a soul-crushing chore? Don't worry, there's nothing …

How Meditation Changes Your Brain

It does more than just help you to relax.<p>Sit down. Close your eyes. Feel your chest rise and fall with each inhaled and exhaled breath.<p>For decades, researchers have suggested that this simple practice--known as mindfulness meditation--can have health benefits that range from banal to life-changing. …

7 Psychological Equations to Empower Your Life and Mind

You can either be at the <i>effect</i> (powerless) of your life or act as the <i>cause</i> (in power) of it. Your internal belief system about yourself and how you envision your life is the most important predictor of your success or failure. In order to train yourself to be geared towards what you envision you …

Self-improvement

Google Wants New Types Of Hard Disk Drives

Eric Brewer and colleagues from Google presented an interesting white paper at the Usenix FAST conference in Santa Clara, CA. They argue that with the growth in portable devices and services in the Cloud, hard disks will be deployed primarily as part of large storage services housed in data …

Five Factors That Are Fueling Serverless Computing - Part 1

Serverless Computing is the latest buzzword in the industry. It has gained momentum in the recent past primarily due to the investments made by Amazon and Google. With the announcement of Openwhisk at the recently held InterConnect event, IBM has also joined the bandwagon. Microsoft is actively …