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A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Science Says The Opposite of Greed Is What Truly Leads to Happiness (Like Doing Any of These 6 Things)

The motto 'greed is good' is the antithesis of what research is suggesting will make you happier.<p>We've all heard this cliché growing up -- how "it's better to give than to receive." Whether you're gainfully employed, looking for work, retired, or living off an inheritance from your rich uncle, …

4 Truths You Need to Accept If You Want to Lead a Happier Life

4) Nobody's perfect.<p><i>What fact have you accepted about life that has made you happier? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Joshua Otusanya, Accountant, Stand up Comedian, Former</b> …

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

10 Dalai Lama Quotes to Make You Happier, Stronger and More Successful

Some words of wisdom from one of today's most influential spiritual figures.<p>From happiness to personal growth and empowerment, Tenzin Gyatso, better recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama, has much to teach the rest of us. Beyond his presence in Asia, throughout his life the Dalai Lama has spread his …

The Theranos Scandal: What Happens When You Misunderstand Steve Jobs

We’ve long known that Elizabeth Holmes was in trouble, and last Friday federal prosecutors brought criminal charges against the founder of Theranos for defrauding investors and deceiving patients and doctors. In <i>Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup</i>, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner …

The secret to loving your life

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Self-help

Black religious leaders criticize Sessions’ use of scripture to justify family separation

Several prominent members of the black clergy on Friday criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for using the Bible to justify separating immigrant …

The Neuroscientific Case for Facing Your Fears

A new study shows that mice have to remember their phobias if they are to lose them effectively.<p>Peter, aged 3, was scared of rabbits. So Mary Cover Jones kept bringing him rabbits.<p>At first, she’d take a caged rabbit up to Peter, while he ate some candy and played with other children. At first, …

Research

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

8 Financial Rules You Should Break, According To Experts

Do you really need to save 10 percent of your income?<p>Classic money advice never goes out of style. But as the economy, technology and our lifestyles continue to evolve, so should the way we manage our finances. Unfortunately, not all the advice out there has caught up.<p>We asked eight certified …

1 Soul-Searching Question You Need to Ask Yourself All Day Long. It Will Change Everything

A preoccupied entrepreneur doesn't always get the results they want. This question will help you get focused on what really matters.<p>Rushing from meeting to meeting, moving from task to task, entrepreneurs can easily get caught up in a whirlwind of distractions, thoughts, and emotions. This …

If You Want to Be Successful, Stop Asking for Permission

The most successful people have one thing in common. They don't ask for permission. Instead, they act.<p>What are your personal goals? What kind of things do you want to achieve in your life? Maybe you want to quit your job. Or, perhaps you want to start a company because you feel you're worth more …

Pythagoras on the Purpose of Life and the Meaning of Wisdom

Abiding insight into the aim of human existence from the man who revolutionized science and coined the word “philosopher.”<p>The Greek polymath <b>Pythagoras</b> (c. 570–c. 495 BC) ignited the golden age of mathematics with the development of numerical logic and the discovery of his namesake theorem of …

Greek Philosophy

What's the Secret to Becoming a Leader? Stop Being a Boss.

Striving to become a legendary leader? Ditch those management habits -- fast -- and focus on the bigger picture..<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Although the difference between managers and leaders appears almost nitpicky at face value, it’s actually quite distinct. The …

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

17 Quotes About Living a Beautiful Life

Bobby McFerrin's hit song from 1988, "Don't worry, be happy" says it all. Creating a beautiful life can be as simple as changing your mindset from sad to happy.<p>Walter Hagen, American professional golfer, once said, "You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell …

10 Things You Don't Know about Yourself

<b>1. Your perspective on yourself is distorted.</b><p>Your “self” lies before you like an open book. Just peer inside and read: who you are, your likes and …

Myers-Briggs: Valuable Insights or an Unscientific Money Maker for Consultants?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, is one of the most popular personality tests around. The test classifies people as one of 16 personality …

These 5 Habits Can Add 12 Years or More To Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Data from tens of thousands of people revealed those that practice all 5 were 74% less likely to die than those that adopt none.<p>The blueprint for living a longer life has been confirmed in new research out today from Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the American Heart …

3 Books That Will Immediately Sharpen Your Mind

Reading inspires so many. Here are the top three books that have changed my life.<p>Books sharpen our minds.<p>When was the last time a book shifted your outlook? Stirred your heart? Challenged your biases?<p>If you're like me, you know reading is a vital part of each of our journeys <b></b>if we want to grow as …

A Cognitive Psychologist on Why the Most Rewarding Life is So Counterintuitive | Heleo

“The moment you start giving money away, or giving things away to other people, our happiness increases beyond the level that we would</b> …

Text Messaging

Neuroscientist Gregory Berns: ‘Studying dogs is way more enjoyable than studying humans’

<b>Gregory Berns is a distinguished professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His current work involves taking brain scans of dogs to probe what goes on between canine ears, as well as using scanning techniques to probe the connections within brains of dead animals,</b> …

Here's Why You Care Too Much What Other People Think, Even When You Know You Shouldn't

A chance encounter at a bookstore leads to some tough questions.<p>Do you care too much what other people think about you--even when you don't care about the people themselves? If you do, is it making your life more difficult and less fun than it should be?<p>In my case, the answer is yes, and yes. I got …

6 Disciplines of Leadership That Inspires Ownership

A major shift in leadership can inspire employees to go beyond responsibility.<p>Over the years, I have had the honor of speaking with hundreds of business leaders in many industries through my podcast and my work with companies on rapid growth. Most recently, I interviewed CEOs from the 2017 Inc 5000 …

You can actually learn to be wise, and it can help you feel less lonely

Most people were either stunned or amused when British prime minister Theresa May appointed a Minister of Loneliness a few months ago, acknowledging that, “for far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life.” Yet, this should not have come as a surprise or a joke. In study after …

The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had

A study published in <i>Scientific Reports</i> on Tuesday suggests that a previously unknown organ has been found in the human body.<p>More astonishingly, the …

Textbooks

The 7 Habits of Truly Genuine People

We tend to value "genuine" people and think poorly of those whom we perceive as being "fake"—but why is that? After all, what motivates "fakeness" is …

When God and Comedy Meet: Stephen Colbert on Christianity

When he was a young actor in Chicago, Stephen Colbert stood offstage waiting for his scene. He nervously watched an actor perform the bit he was …