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6 Habits High Performers Use to Stay Sharp, Confident, and Productive (According to Neuroscience)

Becoming and maintaining a level of high performance requires a commitment to these 6 tiny habits.<p>High performers such as Jeff Bezos and Sheryl Sandberg stay mentally sharp by making sleep a non-negotiable activity in their life. Richard Branson has credited his peak performance to working out.<p>When …

Sheryl Sandberg

Brain Hacking 101, Simple Steps to Improving Your IQ

Source: CCO Creative CommonsI read an article yesterday by Nature reporter David Adam, who claimed to have boosted his IQ using electrical brain …

The Brain

Nutritional Psychiatry: The Link Between Food and Mental Health

Food and Mood. Yes, they are connected and in a number of ways.<p>Nutritional psychiatry might be a fairly new field right now, but if you get back to …

Wellness

12 ways to get smarter – in one chart

The level of a person’s raw intelligence, as measured by aptitude tests such as IQ scores, is generally pretty stable for most people during …

Ray Dalio

Love Local Farming? Try Your Living Room - WSJ

Don Beland is converting his five-bedroom suburban home in Holly Springs, N.C., into a farm—indoors.<p>In the kitchen he has set up hardware-store shelves that hold 12 trays of tomato seedlings, arugula, spinach and microgreens. In about two weeks, the tomato plants will move into the dining room, …

Living Rooms

10 Places Where the U.S. Dollar Is Worth the Most

For many travelers, some parts of the world are just prohibitively expensive; for Americans, that long included most of Europe. But over the past few years, the euro has weakened significantly in relation to the dollar, and it is cheaper than ever for Americans to finally start crossing places off …

Outdoors

11 Cool New Uses for Ice Cube Trays

What to do with that last scoop of tomato paste left at the bottom of the can? Freeze it in an ice cube tray. Here are 11 more ingredients worth …

Recipes

Microsoft launches its LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant to Office 365 subscribers

Resume Assistant has been integrated with Microsoft Word since last year<p>Microsoft and LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant, a tool to help users optimize their resumes for specific jobs, is now available for Office 365 subscribers on Windows. Resume Assistant pops up in a sidebar and helps by offering …

Microsoft Word

How to Nail the "Tell Me About Yourself" Question in an Interview

<i>By Áine Cain</i><p>Harvard junior Jessica Pointing has a helpful formula for answering one of the most popular interview questions. Jessica Pointing<p>"Tell me …

Employment

3 Little-Known Facts About Content Marketing

Content marketing can help you effectively promote your business, but only if you do it right.<p>Content marketing is one of the most effective marketing strategies today. The effectiveness of content marketing, however, depends on the quality, relevance, and appeal of your content.<p>If you're a good …

Marketing

Self-Employed Workers Face Mortgage Hurdles

When self-employed workers apply for a mortgage, the biggest challenge is demonstrating they meet the lender’s income requirements.<p>Being your own boss allows for innovation and independence. But the self-employed also face difficulties when applying for a mortgage.<p>The biggest hurdle, experts say, …

Real Estate

Suzy Welch: How to answer the interview question, 'What are your greatest strengths?'

It's common to be asked to discuss your strengths in a job interview. So common, in fact, that you probably think you've honed the perfect answer …

Employment

Beat the winter blues with the sunshine vitamin

You have probably heard vitamin D referred to as the “sunshine vitamin.”This is that the best way to benefit from it is through direct exposure to …

Vitamin D

Joymode Raises $14 Million for Gear Rental: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Each week we round up travel startups that have recently received or announced funding. The total publicized this week was more than $27</b> …

Tourism

11 Smart Travel Accessories for Staying Safe on Solo Trips

Taking a solo trip might truly be one of the best things a woman can do. It’s incredibly brave to set out to explore a faraway land on your own and …

Travel

Now is the best time to land a new job. Here’s how

2018 is the year of the dog on some calendars. It might as well be the year of the job.<p>Fifty percent of all adults said they would consider looking …

Employment

10 companies that will help you retire a millionaire

According to the International Longevity Centre — UK (ILC-UK), you should save at least 11 percent of your income in order to retire comfortably. …

Retirement

How the flu turns deadly

<b>(CNN) —</b> This flu season is fierce and has already claimed the lives of at least 37 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>There were 11,965 laboratory-confirmed flu-related hospitalizations reported from October 1 to January 20. The number of …

Public Health

How to Game Next Year’s Taxes Now

The federal tax overhaul put in place by Republicans has produced an unusual show of bipartisanship now that tax season is here: We are a nation …

Retirement

Colombia's long-hidden wonders open up after years of violence

Since the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC in November 2016, thousands of guerrilla troops have demobilised from many …

South America

Need another reason to cut out sugar? A new study links blood-sugar levels with mental decline

The human body’s relationship with sugar is complicated. On many levels, the carbohydrate is vital—your brain literally needs it to function. But …

Diabetes

Why Sounds and Smells Can Heighten Learning During Sleep

<i>By Sadie Witkowski</i><p>My mother is one of five children, so she has plenty of stories about her and her siblings’ misadventures. One of my favourites …

The Brain

To Build Connection on Your Team, Skip Icebreakers and Talk About Photography

Imagine looking at a photo of a single shoe on the sidewalk, or two people embracing, or a person walking alone into a cemetery. All these images instantly ignite emotions and associations — without a written or spoken word. And because the reaction is physiological, it happens in seconds.<p>As a …

Physiology

How to Make Nocino: An Italian Walnut Liqueur

Directions<p>1) Harvest the Young Walnuts<p>Gather the green walnuts directly from a tree; you won’t find them for sale. You’ll want to be sure that the …

Brazil

Best Travel Accessories to Survive a Long-Haul Flight

Whether you are flying for business or pleasure, it’s important that you pack these travel accessories to maximize your enjoyment, sanity, and …

Airlines

Best Bacon Known to Man: Here are America’s Tastiest Artisanal Brands

Sometimes, these opening paragraphs are tough. What we mean is that we really want to just write the word “bacon” over and over in a very large font, …

Dogs

Mushroom Coffee? Tree Water? Here's Which 2018 Health Food Trends Are Totally Bogus

Nutritionists weigh in on 2018's biggest health food trends<p>Get ready to slide your coconut water and activated charcoal ice cream to the back of the fridge—they're old news.<p>Culinary pros have been drawing up their prediction lists for 2018's hottest food trends, and as you may have guessed, some of …

Nutrition

How much turmeric should you actually be taking?

By now you know: Inflammation is considered by many to be the root cause of some major health ailments (everything from bloating to autoimmune …

New research shows this everyday spice can boost memory *and* mood

Chances are, you already know that turmeric is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory spices out there. But it turns out it has even more super …

Wellness