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100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

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Research suggests this is the best music to listen to for optimal productivity

Luckily, music can help get us back on a more productive track.<p>Studies out of the University of Birmingham, England, show that music is effective in raising efficiency in repetitive work — so if you're mindlessly checking email or filling out a spreadsheet, adding some tunes will make your task go …

8 books Europe's top business school recommends on entrepreneurship, finance and economics

We asked some of the school's academics what books they'd recommend on economics, finance, and entrepreneurship, to get a taste of what they're advising the professionals that graduate from LBS.<p>We got a bundle of responses, with books on everything from economic history to why some companies grow …

The 24 best companies to invest in if you care about not destroying earth

The company tracks direct greenhouse gas emissions, as well as factoring in things like electricity consumption, supply chain, and other indirect emissions.<p>ET Index has produced a live ranking of 800 biggest companies in the world, based on relative emissions and weighted to allow comparison of the …

Germany Struggles With Too Much Renewable Energy

Since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Germany has been one of the few countries that have successfully moved away from nuclear energy. Germany …

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

6 Morning Rituals Healthy And Successful People Do Every Day

How you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. If you want to be productive, feel fulfilled and accomplished without sacrificing …

The Top 5 Time Management Mistakes You’re Making

From the amount of paper on your desk to the amount of time you check your email, this is what’s standing in the way of getting things done.<p>We keep to-do lists and try to stay on top of our schedules, yet no matter how hard we try, tasks continue to evade us. The to-do list gets longer and it feels …

Turning Water Problems Into Business Opportunities

Tamin Pechet Contributor<p>Tamin Pechet is the founder of Banyan Water and founder and chairman of Imagine H2O.<p>California Governor Jerry Brown recently imposed mandatory water restrictions to combat severe drought that “demands unprecedented action.” Many investors have grown familiar with the global …

This cleantech expert lays down the facts on solar and natural gas

The bad thing about climate change — besides everything — is that it comes with a countdown. We don’t know exactly how much time we have or what will …

Hand gestures say a lot about your intelligence

This conceptualization involves many lines of inquiry that can be loosely grouped under the title "situated cognition": The idea that thinking doesn't happen in some abstract, disembodied space, but always in a particular brain, in a particular body, located in a particular social and physical …

21 time-management lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to multitask or focusing too much on unimportant details.<p>Montreal-based designer and author Étienne Garbugli has struggled with all of that. As he's gotten older, he's learned how to manage his time and workload more effectively and has analyzed …

The real reason you can’t focus at work

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

Positive Reinforcement: 9 Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Child

Learn what phrases to banish from your vocabulary and how to talk so your kids will really listen<p>Shutterstock Image<p>I was trying to do two things at …

James Cameron Praises ‘Terminator: Genisys,’ Calling It ‘The Third Film’ Of The Franchise

James Cameron directed the two highest-grossing movies of all time, <i>Titanic</i> and <i>Avatar</i>, but probably has the most artistic street cred for <i>Terminator</i> and <i>T2</i>. Artistic cred is something the latest Terminator movie, <i>Terminator: Genisys</i> is decidedly lacking at the moment (with less than a month to go …

'Helicopter Parenting' Hurts Kids Regardless of Love or Support, Study Says

Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Evan …

Here's why we don't have nuclear fusion yet

If fusion power were harnessed directly on Earth, it could produce inexhaustible clean power, using seawater as the main fuel, with no greenhouse gas emissions, no proliferation risk, and no risk of catastrophic accidents.<p>Radioactive waste is very low level and indirect, arising from neutron …

The Swedes Have Created The Most Efficient Solar Energy System Using Mirrors And A 2-Centuries-Old Invention

A technology company in Sweden has installed a solar power plant, which it claims is the most efficient in the world today. It has even managed to …

Here's A Radical Approach To Big Hospital Bills: Set Your Own Price

In the late 1990s you could have taken what hospitals charged to administer inpatient chemotherapy and bought a Ford Escort econobox. Today, average charges for chemo, not even counting the price of the anti-cancer drugs, are enough to pay for a Lexus GX sport-utility vehicle.<p>Hospital prices have …

Why Food Companies Should Be More Afraid Of Water Scarcity

America's biggest food production companies face a growing threat of water scarcity, according to a new report from Ceres, an environmental sustainability group.<p>Producing food, after all, requires more water than almost any other business on Earth. And the outlook isn't pretty: One-third of food is …

There is too much of almost everything

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article called, Glut of Capital and Labor Challenge Policy Makers: Global oversupply extends beyond commodities, elevating deflation risk. To me, this is a very serious issue, quite likely signaling that we are reaching what has been called Limits to Growth, …

What environmentalists get wrong about Big Coal

Coal is an environmental disaster, says journalist Richard Martin, but there’s a human cost to its downfall<p>Coal has got to go. That much is undeniable. Climate change is presenting us with a tremendous, urgent threat, and coal is the dirtiest and largest single source of the fossil fuels still …