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Successful people from Warren Buffett to Bill Gates spend their free time the same way

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: What causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change makers, while most others plateau?<p>I've explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Creativity

The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel

As more of us flock to urban living, city designers are re-thinking buildings’ influence on our moods in an era of “neuro-architecture”.<p>“We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us,” mused Winston Churchill in 1943 while considering the repair of the bomb-ravaged House of …

Times Square

What Makes a Genius?

Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues.<p><b>The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia</b> houses an array of singular medical specimens. On the lower level the fused livers of 19th-century conjoined twins …

Creativity

An analysis of 700 presentations revealed that adopting one speaking skill can make you more persuasive

The data firm Quantified Communications has added to the growing body of evidence that storytelling plays a critical role in effective business presentations.<p>Quantified Communications maintains a large database of written and spoken communication from Fortune 500 executives, TED speakers, political …

Public Speaking

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

Satellite imagery can be used to predict regions of poverty

A new study in the journal <i>Science</i> shows how a combination of satellite imagery and machine learning algorithms can be used to predict poverty in regions of the world where data is otherwise unavailable. While it has long been accepted that nighttime lighting is a rough indicator of a region's …

Behavioral Economics: Past, Present and Future

22 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2016<p>University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)<p>Date Written: May 27, …

Press me! The buttons that lie to you

Does it help to push the buttons on pedestrian crossings, train doors and thermostats? Often the answer is “no”, as Chris Baraniuk discovers.<p>The tube pulls in to a busy station along the London Underground’s Central Line. It is early evening on a Thursday. A gaggle of commuters assembles inside and …

Psychology

The Small, Often Imperceptible Reasons Some Neighborhoods Feel Safer Than Others