Garret O'Leary

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If happiness is a U-curve, are your 40s rock bottom?

I don't feel old. Not the way I see my parents getting old. But I'm not a young person, either. (I wince at being someone who uses the words "young person.") I'm on the cusp of 40, part of a generation stuck between the ever-shifting focus on millennials and baby boomers. Hands up if you're with …

Middle Age

Disruption for Good

Until recently, someone making a small gift—whether placing a few dollars in a collection basket, sending a check in response to a mail solicitation, …

Innovation

Here’s Why Clinton’s Pneumonia Diagnosis Won’t Hurt Her Campaign

Conventional wisdom holds that elections are really all about pocketbook issues, and that politicians’ narratives are a bunch of fluff. We beg to …

Government

AI chatbot apps to infiltrate businesses sooner than you think

Artificial intelligence chatbots aren't the norm yet, but within the next five years, there's a good chance the sales person emailing you won't be a …

SEO

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Open Sources Its Deep Learning Software

Deep learning is a burgeoning field in artificial intelligence. The algorithms are leading to huge advancements in natural language processing, computer vision and translation. But it’s been mostly limited to the few engineers who have mastered its esoteric details.<p>On Thursday, Chinese search giant …

Machine Learning

Baidu and Nvidia to Build Artificial Intelligence Platform for Self-Driving Cars

Chinese search engine Baidu and chipmaker Nvidia announced a partnership Thursday that will focus on using artificial intelligence to develop a …

Autonomous Cars

Hack This: How to Consult Google's Machine Learning Oracle

Artificial intelligence for the masses.<p>Machine learning and its artificial intelligence parent are probably most often regarded by regular-ass people as kind of opaque and esoteric subjects. Or even just tech buzzwords, which is a shame because it doesn't have to be like that. These things are just …

Machine Learning

10 Proven Habits of Happy People

The head of Google’s Brain team is more worried about the lack of diversity in artificial intelligence than an AI apocalypse

Lack of diversity is more than a public relations issue, people.<p>As some would have it, robots are poised to take over the world in about 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...<p>But one machine-learning expert — who is, after all, in a position to know — thinks that’s not the biggest issue facing artificial intelligence. …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Intel Bought Artificial Intelligence Startup Nervana Systems

Intel is bolstering its artificial intelligence efforts by acquiring Nervana Systems, a two-year-old startup considered among the leaders in …

Artificial Intelligence

Money Does Buy Happiness as Long as Purchases Fit Your Personality

While money may not be the key to happiness, it sure can help. A recent study suggests the trick is to be true to yourself.<p>The study, led by Sandra …

The Boozers Guide on How to Detox From Alcohol

Every second person on this earth drinks alcohol. The reasons behind are different for different person. For some it’s a style statement or status …

9 Skills the Most Successful People Practice Everyday

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

Self-improvement

‘Happiness Project’ author Gretchen Rubin on the top clutter solvers

Can organizing your batteries make you happy?<p>Gretchen Rubin believes it can. Because little things do matter.<p>She’s the author of seven books, including bestsellers “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home.” Her books have sold more than 2 million copies, she writes a popular blog, and she does …

Happiness

Good Grief: An Open Call For Practical Tips To Help Those Grieving

Loss affects us all, no matter who we are in the world.<p>Loss is also unique to the individual in that it touches our lives in different ways.<p>What is universal, however, is the fact that some of us feel alone in our grief. We know we aren't alone, but loss can sometimes feel like a topic that is just …

Emotions

3 Off-the-Wall Techniques to Spark Creativity | Inc.com

Creativity is necessary to be successful in business, both because so many companies want a slice of the market share pie, and because what consumers want is always dynamic. Creativity is not, however, something that's necessarily present by default. Sometimes you have to consciously make an effort …

Creativity

8 Hacks That Make Meditation Actually Doable

Is it just me, or is adulting totally overwhelming? Behind my smile, I am usually feeling frantic, harried, and overwhelmed most of the time. Things …

How To Fit Meditation Into Your Morning Routine — No Matter What

By now, you’ve probably heard: Meditation holds amazing benefits. If it were a pill, it would be a miracle drug. It improves focus, productivity, and …

Daily Meditation: Like Calm Water

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a short passage from Thich Nhat Hanh's book, <i>How To Relax</i>. Each of us has a …

Meditation

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

Mindfulness

12 things successful people do on Sunday nights

Most people will tell you they don't look forward to Sunday evenings.<p>In fact, a whopping 76% of American workers say they get the Sunday-night blues, according to a 2015 Monster survey.<p>Even if you love your job and typically look forward to getting back into the swing of things, "it's easy to feel …

Success

How to develop a ‘Super Mind’ through meditation, according to this renowned psychiatrist

<i>Psychiatrist and author Norman Rosenthal practices Transcendental Meditation, an ancient practice brought from India to the U.S. in the 1950s. A TM teacher gives the student a mantra or other sound and explains how to repeat it in an effortless way. A successful practice leads to “relaxation, joy</i> …

Meditation

How To Sleep Better: 5 Strategies For Tonight

Would you like to get more from your <i>six</i> hours of sleep than what others get from a full <i>eight</i> hours? Did you know that quality sleep is the magic behind effective weight loss, a more youthful appearance, decreased risk of stroke, better mental health, better memory and more?<p>When I interviewed …

Success

Why So Many Successful People Are Still Unhappy

A new book explains why so many people who "have it all" are still unhappy--and what they should do differently.<p>There are plenty of objective reasons to be unhappy -- you're failing at work, heartbroken, struggling to make ends meet, or suffering from a physical or mental illness, for example. But …

Happiness

This just in: Science proves yoga changes your DNA

A study conducted by Harvard University, has empirically proven that yoga positively changes your cellular metabolic functions, ie, it improves the …

Harvard

8 Ways Successful People Beat Procrastination

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone procrastinates. Even the most successful people struggle with it every day. But successful people do something that most of us don't -- they push past it. They don’t make excuses or allow it to affect their output. They come up …

Procrastination

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

Creativity

Vincent Van Gogh: Superstar Of The Year

Not even in his wildest dreams could Vincent Van Gogh, the tortured Dutch painter whose art wasn’t appreciated during his lifetime, imagine that one day he would be a global superstar considered one of the greatest artists in the history of civilization.<p>Across Europe, from his native Netherlands to …

Art