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9 Work Habits You Need To Kick Today

Looking at a problem backwards is called inversion and it's often a better approach.<p>With that in mind, Tim Ferris recently talked about this in a short podcast. Tim is the author of the cult hit and international best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek."<p>Here is Tim's list of nine things you should stop …

58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do

In fact, we are prone to hundreds of proven biases that cause us to think and act irrationally, and even thinking we're rational despite evidence of irrationality in others is known as blind spot bias.<p>The study of how often human beings do irrational things was enough for psychologists Daniel …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Questions about Gerry Adams’s motivation remain

Tell us the truth about the children in Galway's mass graves

The bodies of 796 children, between the ages of two days and nine years old, are believed to have been buried in a disused sewage tank in Tuam, County Galway. They died between 1925 and 1961 in a mother and baby home under the care of the Bon Secours nuns.<p>Locals have known about the grave since …

Five Books You Should Read Before You Turn 30

Someone who saves money for retirement is probably going to be in a better situation come 65 than someone who didn't start saving until they were 45.<p>Here are five books that I think everyone should read before they turn 30. Reading and understanding these will give you an edge, however slight, that …

20 Books Billionaire Charlie Munger Thinks Everyone Should Read

That comment is what really kickstarted my own reading habits. While my 161 books last year pales in comparison to the quality of Munger's reading habits, it's a start.<p>Munger, of course, is the billionaire business partner of Warren Buffett and the Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Not only is …

How to block TV spoilers on Facebook and Twitter

What happened on "Game of Thrones" last night? I have no idea, because I haven't watched the episode yet. But Facebook and Twitter are definitely abuzz about it, which typically means I need to steer clear of both until I'm able to find a free hour.<p>Fortunately, because I'm a Google Chrome user, I …

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Communications, communications, communications

The run-up to this Thursday’s elections gave us a rare treat over the weekend. All three major party leaders gave interviews that went out on Sunday …

Why 'I Love It' Is Terrible Feedback

You're ecstatic. But you shouldn't be, says Nancy Lublin, chief executive of DoSomething.org, in a recent LinkedIn post.<p>"[That's] a useless form of praise," she explains. "It's the Marshmallow Peep of feedback: It tastes darn good, you get a quick sugar rush, but it has zero nutrients or long term …

11 signs someone is lying to you

<b>• The signs that someone is lying aren't always easy to decipher.</b><p><b>• And, unfortunately, there's no way to determine whether or not someone's being honest with 100% certainty.</b><p><b>• But there are some obvious signs that someone might be lying to you that you can watch out for.</b><p>How can you to tell if …