Knowledge & Self Improvement

By Jay Jayasuriya | Knowledge Is Power

23 Signs You're About to Be Fired

Watch out for these red flags.<p>Getting fired can be a real shock to the system.<p>But there are usually signs that your termination is pending. You've …

In the Same Room

How to Be More Assertive for Better Communication

When people describe me, assertive is the last word they use. This has cost me a lot, both professionally and personally, because of missed …

Founder of a billion-dollar company: Here's what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur

Shortly after co-founding the Huffington Post in 2005, entrepreneur Jonah Peretti started working on a side project to figure out how content and …

Entrepreneurship

These Are the 10 Worst Dirty Lies People Tell on Their Resumes

People love to lie on their resumes, but some untruths are worse than others. Here are 10 big ones to avoid.<p>In 2009 I had a very awkward …

University of Michigan

A Brutal Truth About Following Your Passion and Doing What You Love That Few People Admit

Nelson Piquet Jr. does work he loves, but there's a reason for that. Here's what you need to do if you want to follow your passions and do what you love.<p>Probably the most common career advice is "Do what you love!" People love hearing it, even though it's all wrong -- except under very specific …

Success

Artificial Intelligence will lead to the human soul, not destroy it

Elon Musk famously equated Artifical Intelligence with “summoning the demon” and sounds the alarm that AI is advancing faster than anyone realizes, posing an existential threat to humanity. Stephen Hawking has warned that AI could take off and leave the human race, limited by evolution’s slow pace, …

Artificial Intelligence

How to feel less insecure while applying for new jobs

We’re often at our most vulnerable when we’re applying for jobs. The early optimism we may feel about finding our new future and building a better …

U.S. News & World Report

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult

In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers' questions when one audience member took a shot at him. What happens next is remarkable.<p>We live in a world where the insult has become the weapon of choice.<p>Internet trolls use them to get us riled up.<p>Competitors use them to get us off our game.<p>Sometimes, …

Steve Jobs

3 important life skills nobody ever taught you

Imagine for a second that I'm your father. I know that may bring up all sorts of awkward and unpleasant connotations, but stay with me here — and until we're done, just call me "Dad."<p>Now, let's pretend that we're having one of those intimate heart-to-heart conversations that we all ideally imagine …

Mind

The Most Effective Method to Get Someone to Do What You Want

Use the "scales of influence" model to persuade people to do what you want--while thinking that it's their idea.<p>Contrary to popular opinion, human beings don't resist change. We all, however, resist being changed.<p>We have no problem stretching our own comfort zone, but we each throw up our defenses …

Leadership

LinkedIn

4 Essentials for Spiritual Maturity

When the New Testament addresses spiritual maturity, it uses the common Greek word <i>teleios</i>, which means “perfect” or “complete.” When it is applied to …

New Testament

Understanding and improving your credit score

Your credit score impacts all areas of your financial life, from getting approved for a credit card to the rate you qualify for on a mortgage. Not …

The Genius Problem-Solving Method Elon Musk Learned From Aristotle

How do some entrepreneurs manage to come up with solutions for the toughest problems? They borrow this method from an ancient philosopher.<p><i>"All great Acts of Genius began with the same consideration: Do not be constrained by your present reality."</i><p><b>Leonardo Da Vinci</b><p>Obviously, I have never met …

Elon Musk

The New ROI: Return on Intelligence

Return on investment (ROI) is essential in many projects, initiatives, products, and solutions. With the dollars invested, we want to know what we …

Leadership

Millennial Tempo on Flipboard

By Jon Mertz | Practical insights, inspiration, and stories to empower the next generation of leaders. Gen Y or Millennials are the next generation …

How to master the startup skills you don't learn in school

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Got a million dollar idea but no way to make it a reality? It’s time to go back to school and get your startup education. Now you may be thinking, “Don’t most startup wunderkinds drop out of …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways to Develop Greater Willpower and Discipline

Self-control and willpower are key ingredients for success. So how can you develop greater self-control and willpower? Science has the answers.<p>Self-control. Willpower. Determination. Perseverance. Doing what you need to do, day after day, with total focus and resolve...that's how you succeed. And …

Self-help

11 Classic Books You Must Keep on Your Bookshelf

Complete your library this Prime Day.<p>It's Prime Day, which means deals abound all over Amazon.com. While you're filling your cart, add these classics to your bookshelf or Kindle library—the BAZAAR editors tell you why they return to them time after time below. Plus, score the best tech deals for …

How To Finally Break Bad Habits And Form Good Ones

<i>This story is adapted from</i> <b>The Brave Athlete</b><i> by Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson. Their cutting-edge brain training guide solves the 13 most</i> …

Self-help

29 highly successful people share their best career advice for people in their 20s

If clichés like "Follow your passion," "Give 110%," and "Be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you, then we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "Don't work too hard" to "Relax," here's some often unconventional career advice from some really successful …

Success

How to become a full-stack coder in just 28 hours

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>It used to take lots of hard work to become a full-stack coder. You had to get a degree in computer science, spend years mastering notoriously difficult programming languages, and make daily …

Programming

Jay Jayasuriya on Flipboard

27,069 Added | 52 Magazines | 1,857 Likes | 924 Following | 12,634 Followers | @jayjayasuriya | www.jayjayasuriya.info<p>5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to …

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Be Positive

How to train yourself to be happier.<p>Whether you realize it or not, the negative experiences you have lived through often influence your decisions. Your brain learns from difficult situations and painful memories, and these experiences get sealed into your brain.<p>Your brain naturally wants to do …

Mindfulness

Blogs | Stuff You Should Know

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10 Tiny Ways To Massively Level Up And Transform Your Life

[This will have an impact]<p>1.<p>Know Your Worth. Don’t let anybody discount you, take you for granted, or tell you that you aren’t worth what you know …

13 job interview tricks that are hard to master, but will pay off forever

Okay, you've wowed your potential employer with your résumé and cover letter. Now, they actually want to talk to you — over the phone, via Skype, or in person.<p>You can rest assured, you're definitely qualified for this job. Now, it's up to you to seal the deal and ace the dreaded job interview.<p>Some …

Employment

What you can learn from Einstein’s quirky habits

More than 10 hours of sleep and no socks – could this be the secret to thinking like a genius?<p>Celebrated inventor and physicist Nikola Tesla swore by toe exercises – every night, he’d repeatedly ‘squish’ his toes, 100 times for each foot, according to the author Marc J Seifer. While it’s not …

The Brain

7 Breakthrough Steps to Shed Negative Habits

You want to stop procrastinating, running solely on adrenaline and getting defensive about criticism. You know these things hold you back. You don’t …

Self-improvement