Knowledge & Self Improvement

By Jay Jayasuriya | Knowledge Is Power

The one thing that blinds you to the best in others

A few years back, a buddy of mine named Harry was dating someone new. Harry was excited because she was pretty and shared the same interests.<p>One day, …

Self-help

5 tips for answering the trickiest job interview question

It’s a common interview question: “What’s your biggest weakness?” But for many of us, it can feel like coming up with an appropriate answer to this …

Employment

Why Reading Books Makes You a Better Person, According to Science

Researchers have found that people who read regularly are better off.<p>Books are good for people on so many levels. They can help you fall asleep, lower your stress through laughter or tears, provide an escape from reality, and offer exposure to perspectives different from your own. Here are three …

The Brain

How to Improve Generation Z's Critical Thinking Skills

Here's how leaders can ensure Millennials and Generation Z improve their critical thinking skills according to a top-ranked leadership expert.<p>Online and social media serve as the main source of news for the majority of 18-34 years-old. Not surprisingly, Millennials and Generation Z are the least …

Critical Thinking

10 Things to Know When Hiring a New Employee

Hiring a new employee is a big decision. No matter what role they’ll be in, they’ll have an effect on how your business runs and the overall …

Employment

The 4 words far too many people forget to say in interviews

Job searching can feel like a job in and of itself sometimes. Between countless hours scrolling through job listings, perfecting your LinkedIn …

Employment

How to Be Mindful Every Day of the Week - Mindful

Sometimes opportunities to act with mindful intention fall into your lap: the politeness jam at the four-way intersection, when everyone wants to let …

Mindfulness

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This is the free online course Bill Gates thinks everyone should take

We know Bill Gates has a stellar list of books for you to read but he is not done making recommendations. In a recent post on his blog he praised …

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Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive

Publication Date: <b>June 05, 2018</b><p>Keep learning, or risk becoming irrelevant. It's a truism in today's economy: the only constant is change. Technological automation is making jobs less routine and more cognitively challenging. Globalization means you're competing with workers around the world. …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Learning

Three Ways Meditation Boosts Your Focus

You’re in the middle of working on a project, when all of the sudden… your phone rings. Long after you’ve wrapped up the call, you’re surfing social …

Mindfulness

Carnegie Mellon Launches Undergraduate Degree in Artificial Intelligence | Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science will offer a new undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence beginning this fall, …

The Only Thing Keeping You From Improving Is You

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and a guide to using its waters to reflect on and …

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

Behaviorism: The Miracle Question

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The Secret of Self-Esteem

‘Confidence’ derives from the Latin <i>fidere</i>, ‘to trust’. Self-confidence essentially means to trust and have faith in oneself. It is our certainty as …

11 Smart Retirement Moves You Can Make Right Now

No matter how old you are, there are steps you can take now that can save you thousands of dollars and position you for a more comfortable retirement.<p>…

Empowering the World’s Women with Melinda Gates

From Gates’ perspective, having women involved in STEM is integral to building a better society. Their insights and ideas are necessary as companies …

8 Essential Qualities That Define Great Leadership

Company leaders are facing a crisis. Nearly one-third of employees don’t trust management. In addition to this, employers now have to cater to the needs of the millennial generation. On average, after graduating from college, a millennial will change jobs four times before they are 32. Most of them …

Leadership

5 Ways to Become a Leader--Fast

...and get people to follow you.<p>Have you ever imagined yourself becoming a leader? Think about it. You'd be great. But if what's holding you back is not knowing where to start or how to chart your path to leadership, I can help you.<p>Leadership is vital, and good leaders can be hard to find. A new …

Leadership

Four Ways To Train Your Brain To Empower Your Life

I remember going to my first nine-day silent meditation retreat eight years ago when I was living in Perth, Australia. I was nervous beforehand because I couldn’t imagine being silent for that long. I worried about “imagined” tragedies and events that I would miss out on and wondered if the world …

Positive Thinking

The Healing Self

Audio - The Healing Self<p>Is there anything you would change about this book?<p>This is an audio book, but there is a test to take, which is not easy when …

Do You Think You Deserve a Raise? If You Have All 8 of These Traits, You Probably Do

Raises come to those who work--and work hard.<p>Everybody wants to know when they can expect their next raise.<p>As a founder, it's something I didn't fully realize until I was on the other end of the desk--deciding employee salaries instead of asking someone else to pay me more. Raises are a key …

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The Power of Being Yourself

Authenticity and being who you are at your core can help you create a business climate in your life, and work that allows for real fulfillment and joy.<p>We have all had experiences where we felt like a fish out of water, or we were swimming against the current. Things were just not going well (or as …

Self-improvement

10 Ways to Boost Your Christian Walk in the New Year

Jesus acknowledged His dependence on the Father while He walked on the earth, and He in turn says to us, “Apart from me you can do nothing.” But we …

The 10 Most Important Things We Can Do for the People We Love

People. Life is all about people.<p>We don’t have to have a ton of relationships, but we all need people in our lives who <i>get</i> us. Who’ve seen our freak …

Relationships