Juan F. D. Meijer

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15 DIY Self-Watering Planters That You Can Craft Today

Plants don’t normally require a lot of care and are great to have around for numerous reasons. However, there’s a problem. What will you do with your …

Gardening

Marcus Aurelius' 10 rules for being an exceptional leader

<i>Mike Nudelman/Business Insider</i><p>Marcus believed that even though there will always be people who live selfishly and those who want to destroy others, …

Marcus Aurelius on How Meeting Reality on Its Own Terms Helps Us Live Through Our Difficulties

“Accept everything which happens, even if it seem disagreeable, because it leads to this, the health of the universe.”<p><i>“At bottom the whole concern of both morality,”</i> William James wrote in contemplating the human search for meaning, <i>“is with the manner of our acceptance of the universe. Do we accept</i> …

5 Things Every Parent With a College-Bound Kid Should Know

The most important lessons in life for students happen outside the classroom.<p>The stakes are higher than ever for college students. Freshman year on campus can lead to major successes or serious failures.<p>In fact, it's estimated that nearly 30% of college students drop out before their sophomore year.<p>…

Amazon WorkDocs Introduces Multi-User Collaboration with Benefits for Small Business Teams

Amazon Web Services (AWS) just announced a new collaborative editing feature for Amazon WorkDocs with big implications for small business teams. The …

Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (113 Models Explained)

How do you think the most rational people in the world operate their minds? How do they make better decisions?<p>They do it by mentally filing away a …

Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

In my nearly 20 years of work in organization development, I’ve never heard anyone say that a leader communicated too much or too well. On the …

How to Read Like a CEO Without Breaking a Sweat: 47 Books a Year

You're reading How to Read Like a CEO Without Breaking a Sweat: 47 Books a Year, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Organizational health: A fast track to performance improvement

Working on health works. It’s good for your people and for your bottom line.<p><b>The central idea</b> underlying our organizational work for the past decade …

25 Simple Ways To Develop A Growth Mindset

<b>25 Simple Ways To Develop A Growth Mindset</b><p>by <b>Saga Briggs</b>, InformED<p>What if your true learning potential was unknown, even unknowable, at best?<p>What if …

Self-improvement

Dan Willingham Writes The Best Piece On “Grit” That I’ve Seen

“Grit” is all over the news lately, and I’ve previously shared a number of related resources (see The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit”).<p>In …

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Self-improvement

23 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do | The Art of Manliness

Even though the modern world isn’t any more dangerous than it was thirty or forty years ago, it <i>feels</i> like a more perilous place. Or, more accurately, …

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Train Your Brain To Focus. It'll Make You a Better Leader

Here's how to hone your ability to devote more of your brain power to what's most important to your company.<p>You've probably seen the famous experiment that Harvard University psychologists Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons conducted in 1999. They filmed two teams of students--one in white …

Researchers Find Gut Bacteria Can Trigger Brain Lesions That Lead to Strokes

Another connection between the gut and the brain.<p>In yet another study that has connected conditions in the gut to diseases of the brain, scientists …

Feeling Restless? Here's a Simple Cure | The Art of Manliness

“I wish to see our people hardy, vigorous, strong, able to hold their own in whatever test may arise. I wish to see them able to work and able to …

Productivity

5 Things You Must Include in Your Elevator Speech If You Want to Make a Solid First Impression

Answering “What do you do?" properly can dramatically improve how people perceive you and your business.<p>Most people answer with, "I'm a lawyer," 'I'm a plumber," or some other label. It's a perfectly correct answer, but what if you knew that the simple answer you give could make the difference …

It’s official: Saturn’s moon has just about everything you need to make life

Deep-sea vents could infuse Enceladus' ocean with microbe food<p>The results are back from the Cassini spacecraft's closest encounter with Enceladus, and they're good news for folks who hope to find aliens on Saturn's icy moon.<p>Cassini discovered geysers shooting out of Enceladus' south pole back in …

Astronomy

What Alpha Wolves are REALLY Like | The Art of Manliness

Scroll through some young guy’s Tumblr or Instagram feed and you’re bound to find a picture of a menacing-looking wolf with blood around its chops or …

Wildlife

The Origins of Overprotective Parenting | The Art of Manliness

Back when I was six years old, the neighborhood I lived in provided the perfect backdrop for an active and idyllic childhood. Half a dozen other boys …

Podcast: What Were Ninjas Really Like? | The Art of Manliness

When you hear the word “ninja” what do you imagine?<p>Hooded and masked men in black garb, stealthily running across tiled roofs? Ninja stars? Renegade …

What Happens to Your Brain When You Stop Believing in God

It's like going off a drug.<p>My belief in God didn't spontaneously combust—it faded. I lost my virginity at 16. I stopped going to church. I snuck out past curfew. As punishment, my mom made me memorize Bible verses, and I recited them like recipes.<p>I wasn't the only kid who stopped believing. A …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

Astronomy

What Will Happen When Betelgeuse Explodes?

Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then — swelling into a red giant — helium into carbon, there are other, more massive stars which can …

The Ultimate Secret to Getting More Stuff Done

Here's how to work smart to get more done.<p>For many entrepreneurs and busy professionals, the pursuit of getting more done during a typical workload can seem daunting. We're distracted constantly; we spend considerable time putting out fires and managing those who can't manage themselves.<p>Think about …

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

A financial planner explains how to start investing with $100

You see, if you save $100 in your sock drawer, 30 years from now when you go to check on it, you will still only have $100.<p>Conversely, if you invest $100 in a mutual fund, even if you never made another investment, with a 7% annual return it has the potential to grow to $761.23 after 30 years with …

Investing