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Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Cheat sheet: How to become a cybersecurity pro

If you are interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity and don't know where to start, here's your go-to guide to salaries, job markets, skills, …

Employment

How to make your kid good at anything, according to a world expert on peak performance

K. Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying people who are exceptional at what they do, and trying to figure out how they got to be so good. His conclusion: in most cases, talent doesn’t matter—practice does.<p>The practice he advocates is not hitting 100,000 golf balls or spending 10,000 hours …

Self-improvement

Coming to America: One translator's harrowing journey

<b>An Iraqi translator who worked extensively with the US military spent almost seven years trying to get his family to America. But with days to go before their departure, President Trump signed a travel ban that put the family's future in question.</b><p>Friday, 27 January<p><b>Baghdad</b><b>, Iraq</b><p>It took seven years …

Immigration

What Great Managers Do Daily

So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This …

Employee Engagement

Ten Habits of Mentally Strong People

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer</i> …

The Cybersecurity Problem No One Wants to Talk About

And now a bit of encouraging news from the job market: The cybersecurity sector is booming, and they need talent, stat.<p>The good news comes with a bit …

Labor Economics

Why the Most Productive People Start Their Day at 4 a.m. (Yes, We're Serious)

Apple CEO Tim Cook starts his day at 3:45 a.m. Here's why you shouldn't miss the boat on this new trend.<p>A few days ago, I shared my thoughts on what billionaire entrepreneurs do to stay productive in their spare time.<p>What I didn't know is that there's a recent productivity trend on the rise. A …

Wall Street

How to Spend 5 Minutes in the Morning to Supercharge Your Whole Day

These activities offer a outsize impact with a short time investment.<p>Which investment would you take, one that costs a dollar and returns 100, or one that costs 20 and returns 25? This problem isn't a head scratcher. We all instantly recognize that the 100X payoff is the better bet. But when it …

Meditation
Time Management

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This Is Why Some People Get Promoted At Work And Others Don’t

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are the real reasons some people get promoted and others don’t? Here is one of the best answers that’s</i> …

6 Natural Ways To Improve Your Memory Skills: A Doctor Explains

Why is memory so important? The mind will always refer to the past in order to determine how to act. In fact, you have memory so that you can better …

The 10 richest people in Asia

Sean Gallup/Getty Images<p>Even with a net worth of $26.5 billion, Alibaba’s Jack Ma is only the second-richest person in Asia.<p>The largest continent by …

China

How To Get A Six-Pack In One Month

See how you can go from spare tire to burning rubber and bring out the six-pack hidden behind that stubborn layer of belly fat; all in just one month!

The most prosperous countries in the world, based on happiness and financial health

The UK took fifteenth place, having achieved the biggest turnaround in any major developed economy<p>Norway has been named the world’s most prosperous country for the seventh year running, while neighbouring countries Denmark and Sweden also make the top five in a ranking of 142 countries across the …

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Pedagogy

13 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous executives have used to run effective meetings

1/<p>Legendary GM CEO Alfred Sloan said little — and then made follow-ups.<p>Wikimedia<p>Sloan ran GM from the 1920s to the 1950s. During that time, he led GM …

Phil Libin

6 Things Super Productive People Do Every Day -- and It Doesn't Involve Checklists

<b>It's all about mind over matter.</b><p>by Stacy Adimondo, for Rodale's Organic Life<p>PHOTOGRAPH BY MARIANNA ARMATA/GETTY<p>Where there's a will, there's a way, but that's just half the battle. Research shows that true and sustained productivity means staying the course to accomplish goals, and it takes more …

Time Management

23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

How to get 3D Touch and Live Photos without an iPhone 6s

With the debut of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus last month, Apple introduced several new features that are exclusive to the latest iPhone hardware. However, as in previous years, the recent release of a jailbreak for iOS 9 has allowed some of these features to be activated on older devices without …

Discover - Custom bash scripts used to automate various pentesting tasks

For use with Kali Linux. Custom bash scripts used to automate various pentesting tasks.<p><b>Download, setup & usage</b><p>git clone …

Forensics

You can learn to be creative, if you’re willing to embarrass yourself

In 1666, one of the most influential scientists in history was strolling through a garden when he was struck with a flash of creative brilliance that would change the world.<p>While standing under the shade of an apple tree, Sir Isaac Newton saw an apple fall to the ground. “Why should that apple …

Creativity

RANKED: The world's 20 strongest militaries

While the US is still far and away the world's top military superpower, Russia and China are its closest rivals. Canada, however, is the weakest of the twenty countries on the list.<p>Credit Suisse acknowledged the difficulties of determining comparative military strength in its report. To provide a …

Military

10 things highly successful people do to stay motivated

<i>Answer by Nelson Wang on Quora.</i><p>When I was in 20 years old and studying at UCLA, I flunked an economics class. I was devastated. Guess what happened? …

Motivation

To get the most out of your day, manage your attention not your time

<i>…in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention</i> …

Time Management