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Jeff Bezos runs Amazon with 14 demanding leadership principles. Here's how a 23-year-old engineer leveraged 5 of them to land a job.

Amazon, led by Jeff Bezos, has outlined 14 leadership principles for its employees. From "ownership" to "dive deep," these guidelines are designed to drive innovative thinking and quick action.<p>For those interested in working for Amazon, which was ranked in a LinkedIn survey as the most desired …

Jeff Bezos

What is nothing? Martin Rees Q&A

<i>Philosophers have debated the nature of “nothing” for thousands of years, but what has modern science got to say about it? In an interview with The</i> …

Physics

What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain

Cannabis use is a topic of fervent debate among researchers. As the drug is being legalized in an increasing number of countries, and as its …

The Brain

Elephant brains prove how amazing—and unique—these animals really are

Conservationists have designated August 12 as World Elephant Day to raise awareness about conserving these majestic animals. Elephants have many engaging features, from their incredibly dexterous trunks to their memory abilities and complex social lives.<p>But there is much less discussion of their …

Neuroscience

Erwin Schrödinger and his Famous Thought Experiment

Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961)<p>On August 12, 1887, Austrian physicist and Nobel Laureate <b>Erwin Schrödinger</b> was born. Schrödinger developed a number of …

Quantum Physics

Brain area responsible for pessimism found

Neuroscientists have now found the brain area responsible for pessimism. The new research suggests that both anxiety and depression are caused by an …

Neuroscience

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

Visualizing the Hidden ‘Logic’ of Cities

Some cities’ roads follow regimented grids. Others twist and turn. See it all on one chart.<p>In Chicago or Beijing, any given street is likely to take you north, south, east, or west. But good luck following the compass in Rome or Boston, where streets grew up organically and seemingly twist and and …

Data Visualization

There Was No Big Bang Singularity

Almost everyone has heard the story of the Big Bang. But if you ask anyone, from a layperson to a cosmologist, to finish the following sentence, “In the beginning, there was…” you’ll get a slew of different answers. One of the most common ones is “a singularity,” which refers to an instant where …

Universe

7 things you should know about your partner before you decide to settle down with them

Navigating the dating world is difficult. So when you get the chance to commit to someone you genuinely like, you won't want to let that go.<p>But how do you know if you've actually found the right person, or you're just settling?<p>With so many dating apps, it can be easy to fall into the trap of the …

Relationships

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with those little …

Productivity

Psychologists Explain Why You Procrastinate — And How to Stop

From time to time, everybody leaves a task lingering on their to-do list for a few hours — or days, or weeks — too long. Procrastination is a normal, …

Procrastination

Serotonin enhances learning, not just mood

The neurotransmitter serotonin is linked to the control of mood, though it also helps to regulate various other functions, such as sleep and sexual …

7 most important mindsets that will set you up for long-term success

Your life is your creation. You have most things you need to shape it and make it incredible. It's not something that happens to you — unless you …

The 17 Best Pieces of Advice from Flawless Graduation Speeches

Photo: Annette Shaff/Shutterstock<p>Steve Jobs: Stanford University, 2005<p>“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking …

Physicists Just Tested One of Einstein's Strangest Ideas, And Guess What

The fundamentals of physics are at stake.<p>Using the whole Solar System as a lab, and our most advanced time-keeping instruments for equipment, …

10 Yoga Poses to Do in Bed to Ease Pain and Have the Best Sleep of Your Life

Whether you sit in an office chair all day, like to garden, or are on your feet for extended periods of time, you're probably no stranger to sore …

7 Ways Being Alone Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Social isolation isn't known to be great for the body. Being alone a lot has been shown to increase everything from muscle tension to immune system …

Understanding ADHD in Adults

In the past, ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) was considered a condition that children had and then "grew out of" before they reached …

ADHD

After 526 Rejected Job Applications, I Broke Through. So Can You.

Remember, failure is never final. Success is all about turning your setback into your comeback.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Son, don’t apply for a job just to pay the rent. You need to think beyond yourself. You need to start thinking of building a career and …

Employment

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Murray's Theory of Psychogenic Needs

American psychologist Henry Murray (1893-1988) developed a theory of personality that was organized in terms of motives, presses, and needs. Murray …

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

Learning

What's the difference between a narcissist, sociopath, and borderline? | The Recovery Expert

People often wonder about the differences between borderline, narcissist, and antisocial personality disorders – the <b>Cluster B personality …

Psychology

This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience

I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet.<p>Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed …

UC Berkeley

Dopamine vs. Serotonin

If you have you ever been addicted to a behavior, such as shopping or gambling, you've lacked focus or motivation to complete a task, or you've …

Neuroscience

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

How to shrink the prostate naturally

Enlarged prostate or benign prostatic enlargement happens when cells in the prostate abnormally divide and multiply, causing the organ to increase in …