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We Read All the New Books on Leadership So You Don’t Have To

Every year, dozens of publications are released that all claim to have the answer: What makes a great leader? But if you've ever had the misfortune …

Brad Stevens

An Argument Against Every General Theory of Consciousness

As a philosophical expert on theories of consciousness, I try to keep abreast of the most promising recent theories. I also sometimes receive …

Consciousness

These three skill sets will ensure you’ll never be out of work

The greater adoption of artificial intelligence and automation will undoubtedly reshape the workforce and the skills people need to stay employed. And according to a report released by McKinsey Global Institute during the VivaTech conference in Paris today (May 24), there are three core skill …

Artificial Intelligence

The 50 most commonly assigned works of literature at top US colleges

US students are starting their summer vacation, which means a brief respite from stacks of required reading. For college kids, that’s three months without any Sophocles, Milton, or Woolf.<p>The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is an online database with 1 million university curricula collected by scraping …

Literature

Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

<b>Celeste Headlee</b> is a journalist, public radio host, and professional opera singer whose TED Talk on conversations has been viewed over 10 million …

TED Talks

How Living Abroad Helps You Develop a Clearer Sense of Self

In today’s increasingly globalized world, more and more people are choosing to live, work and study abroad—and this trend appears to be a good thing: social science studies have shown that international experiences can enhance creativity, reduce intergroup bias, and promote career success.<p>To better …

Psychology

If you're the smartest person in the room, you're probably not a good leader

I learned that there’s something wrong with feeling like the smartest person in the room from a man with a third-grade education—from my grandfather Luther, who along with my father founded the Dollar General Corporation, which I headed for 37-1/2 years.<p>It’s with more than a touch of shame that I …

Leadership

It's Time to Stop Calling It 'Artificial' Intelligence

The fatal flaw in AI isn't the technology or its intelligence, it's something far more difficult to change.<p>The challenge of artificial intelligence isn't so much the technology as it is our own attitude about machines and intelligence. In doing research for my upcoming book <i>Revealing The Invisible:</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Quantum Physics May Be Even Spookier Than You Think

A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions

Quantum Physics

Think Fast And You'll Lose Money Quickly (A Behavioral Economics Explanation Of Irrational Gambling)

I have just given you $78. (I’m a generous guy.) Now I’m giving you a choice: you can enter a lottery where you have a 75% chance of losing that $78 and a 25% of keeping it, or you can hold on to $20 and avoid the lottery all together. Quick—tell me what you would choose!<p>Faced with such a gamble, …

Critical Thinking

Wheels Up: These Are the Best Areas to Stay in Paris

Late spring or early summer is the perfect time to visit Paris—the trees are blooming, the light is magical, and the weather is idyllic. People are …

France

Here's a free AI class that'll prepare you for the robot takeover

The Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence now offers a free six-part online course, The Elements of AI, available to anyone.<p><b>I like free stuff:</b> Especially when there’s no catch. Sign up is quick and simple, and there’s no application process. Completion of the course will earn you a LinkedIn …

Artificial Intelligence

The Ultimate Luberon Valley Guide – The Heart of Provence, France

The Luberon valley is, in my experience, the most authentic and intriguing area of Provence. It’s a place where time has seemingly stood still for …

France

Aussie futurist: Personal AI will be a reality in five years

Artificial intelligence (AI) will mediate with brands on behalf of consumers, and people will form personal relationships with AI.<p>“I think within the …

Artificial Intelligence

Diseases With Muscle Spasms and Dizziness

Many diseases can cause both muscle spasms and dizziness or vertigo. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes …

Multiple Sclerosis

Blockchain Week Heralds An End To Blockchain Brotopia

If ever there was a question as to whether New York City is the capital of fintech or blockchain, it was answered this week. Through a series of events from May 11 – 17, “Blockchain Week New York City,” surprised everyone in attendance with diverse panels. Conference organizers were particularly …

Blockchain

Design thinking, lean and agile are finally converging

Design, lean and agile have different modus operandi. With software releases now required by the hour, they need to be brought together to bring out …

Design

The next Elena Ferrante? The best European fiction coming your way

Between 2001 and 2015, sales of translated fiction grew by 96%. One reason, argues Daniel Hahn, who last year established a prize for first translations, is that publishers seem to be taking more account of what people actually want to read. For a long time, he says, the emphasis was on “quite …

Books

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its dynamic young cousin sophrology

Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still and focus on breathing, the ubiquitous mindfulness apps, self-help sheets and courses in schools and workplaces are …

Mindfulness

Trusting your gut could be the most rational way to make decisions

• <b>Brain studies have shown that using our "gut feelings" can be more rational than we give credit.</b>• <b><br>Emotions can be significant responses in decision-making— as our brains process information and experiences over time, our intuition becomes more accurate.</b>• <b><br>Intuitive thinking is fast and subconscious,</b> …

Psychology

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

Bon Voyage: The 10 must-visit French villages you've never heard of

Here's a list of the ten best French villages you've never heard of, which are well worth a visit when you get the chance.

List-Worthy

The Top 5 places to live in Germany

Public broadcaster ZDF has ranked every town in Germany based on three categories: work and living, free time and nature, health and security. Of the …

Europe

19 Books These Top Executives Say Showed Them the Way to the Top

Here's a pile of books recommended by high achievers.<p>It's all about efficiency: The most successful people are students who watch and learn from others who have already carved a path to the top. Here's a pile of books recommended by high achievers.<p>1. <i>The Power of One</i> by Bryce Courtenay<p>"[It's] a …

Waste Management

First Clues to the Causes of Multiple Sclerosis

<i>Summary: Researchers report TOX, a DNA binding factor, may play a significant role in triggering multiple sclerosis. The study reports TOX promotes T</i> …

Neuroscience

5 Telltale Signs of a Toxic Company Culture You Can Spot During an Interview

Take note, and you can save yourself from a bad career move.<p><i>How should prospective employees identify a toxic work environment during the job interview process? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

Employment

A Chemist Shines Light on a Surprising Prime Number Pattern

When a crystallographer treated prime numbers as a system of particles, the resulting diffraction pattern created a new view of existing conjectures …

Mathematics

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

Psychology

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain