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HR Entrepreneur Found The Perfect Co-Founder Through OkCupid

The 2012 Parsons School of Design Graduate was looking for someone with both technical chops and a psychology background to complement her own design and business background.<p>She spent some four months searching in the usual ways: networking, going to Meetups, and reaching out on various …

OkCupid

Four Extreme Leadership Principles Of A Navy SEAL

Have you ever felt like making a comparison between entrepreneurship and extreme competitive sports? If so, you’re not the first. My team member Adam Torkildson drew my attention this week to someone he met through his interest in extreme fitness–Mark DeLisle, a former Navy SEAL and current fitness …

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: 7 Refreshing Summer Morning Meals To Beat The Heat

Holy heat wave! When you're awoken by humidity rather than the buzz of your alarm, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or the stove to whip up some breakfast.<p>Sure, you could grab a breakfast bar and call yourself set (and prepare to crash: the amount of sugar in those babies is …

The Psychology of Language: Which Words Matter the Most When We Talk

One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially at Buffer) are words—very simple words, in fact. Should it say “Hi” or “Hey?” Should it be “cheers” …

The Brain

Meditation Stimulates Long-Lasting Brain Changes

The effects gained from meditation continue to affect brain function for a long time after meditation is over, according to new research.<p>"This is the …

Meditation

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …