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Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Its mantra is #MonkeyFirst<p>At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone …

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

<i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t focus on enough: body alignment outside the studio walls. …

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful.<p>Every extremely successful person I know -- and every great leader I know -- is extremely good at convincing other people to follow them, convincing other people that their ideas make sense, …

How to play office politics at work the right way

In his book <i>Adults in the Room</i>, the economist and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis reflects on an obstacle lots of people face in their …

Leadership

Chiropractors are hiding a deadly secret

More than half of patients treated by chiropractors suffer side-effects and at least 26 in the UK are feared to have died, a Sun investigation …

Teaching kids about healthy relationships

Laurie was 16 when she started dating Jim, a popular boy in her class. He was the Ferris Bueller of the school, Laurie says, and he was well liked by the jocks, the skaters, the brains. Even the teachers liked him.<p>“He was Mr. Personality,” Laurie, now in her 30s, recalls. “I was attracted to him …

Parenting

Grit: 13 things mentally strong people won’t do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a …

Hedonism is good for your health

I think I might be a hedonist. Are you imagining me snorting cocaine through $100 notes, a glass of champagne in one hand, the other fondling a stranger's firm thigh? Before you judge me harshly, I know hedonism has a bad reputation, but it might be time to reconsider.<p>What if, instead of a …

CNN

8 Ted Talks On Work-Life Balance You Need To Hear

Work-life balance is something people are taught to want in life, however, what it looks like in reality and how to achieve it remains a mystery to most. One thing most people can agree on is that work-life balance is rooted in many concepts like time management, success, and of course, happiness …

Work-life Balance

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe

Exactly 100 years ago, our conception of the Universe was far different from what it is today. The stars within the Milky Way were known, and were known to be at distances up to thousands of light years away, but nothing was thought to be further. The Universe was assumed to be static, as the …

Astrophysics

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness

Science shows even small doses of toxic people can do outsize damage to your life.<p>Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful …

Self-help

How Steve Jobs Taught an Early Apple Employee a Lesson in Radical Honesty That We All Should Learn

'Working for Steve Jobs wasn't easy, and it wasn't pleasant.'<p>Harsh truth time: If success were simple or easy, everyone would be doing it.<p>Read a lot of posts and articles these days and it sounds like all you need to do to get your life in order is breathe deeply, let go of the past, show …

Guy Kawasaki

10 Surprising Ways You Can Sleep a Lot Better

Chronic lack of sleep is a performance, productivity, and creativity killer. Here's how to change that.<p>If you feel you don't get enough sleep--or enough quality sleep--you're not alone. Somewhere between 50 million and 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders that decrease daily …

Self-help

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CNN

How to Successfully Take Cuttings of Herbs

Vegetative propagation—plant cuttings, to you and me—is one of nature’s marvels. When you think about it, it’s quite awe-inspiring that you can stick …

Gardening

15 Ways to Cut Hundreds Of (Empty) Calories a Day

Because when you’re trying to get lean, every calorie counts<p>Five hundred calories from Little Debbie Swiss Rolls affect your body much differently than the same number in the form of roasted chicken with a side of kale.<p>In fact, when people added 500 calories of peanuts a day to their diet for 8 …

10 Troubling Habits Of Chronically Unhappy People

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it’s taken ahold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, just like second-hand smoke. The famous …

Happiness

Rosemary Herb - Growing Guide - Quiet Corner

With thin, dark green leaves and pale blue flowers, Rosemary is a popular and attractive herb. It is an evergreen shrub, that grows up to 3-6 feet …

Plants

How To Grow Basil Bush Like a Pro - Quiet Corner

The best way to ensure that a plant grows to its maximum potential is to give it want it needs. In the case of basil, it is a lot of warmth, plenty …

Gardening

Father and His Tiny Astronaut Son Explore Earth Together in Adorable Photo Project

We tell kids that the sky’s the limit when it comes to exploring the world’s possibilities, but we tend to forget to embrace that wisdom in our own lives, as we get bogged down in the day-to-day responsibilities of adulthood. Photographer Aaron Sheldon has revived a starry-eyed, childlike curiosity …

Adorable

The Orbit of Mars. How Long is a Year on Mars?

Mars and Earth have quite a few things in common. Both are terrestrial planets, both are located within the Sun’s habitable zone, both have polar ice …

Astronomy

Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. BBC Future investigates.<p>We all know the feeling. You’re in a noisy office trying to concentrate. Your computer screen shows you have eight different websites open, along with two email accounts, three …

Time Management

Lethologica: When a word’s on the tip of your tongue

The act of having a word on the tip of your tongue can be frustrating, but can also say a lot about how memory works.<p>Have you ever tried to unsuccessfully retrieve a word from the tip of your tongue?<p>Most of us have experienced it – the usually simple process of verbalising a turn of phrase is …

Language

How To Raise A Kid Who’s Financially Savvy And Grateful At The Same Time

By<p>There are parenting books you <i>should</i> read but can’t because you’re too busy parenting, and then there are … pretty much no other kind. So, use our …

Science Has Figured Out The Best Age For Kids To Start Doing Chores

The study, which checked in with 84 kids during preschool and then at ages 10, 15 and in their mid-20s, found that the ones who began chores at ages …

16 Sci-Fi Pop Culture Moments to Look Forward to in 2016

Besides another Avengers movie.<p>The last year wasn't too shabby when it came to science fiction, but there are great things ahead in 2016. Here are just a few of the things you have to look forward to in 2016.

Science Fiction

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Singularity

Dos and don’ts to preserve your brainpower

From changing your diet to partying like you’re 21, here are six tips for protecting your brain from the ravages of time.<p>Like any good machine, the brain needs a little care and attention as it ages to ensure it continues to run in good working order. If only there were a manual to its maintenance …

The Brain

The disturbing consequences of seeing your doppelganger

One morning, a man discovered his double staring him in the eyes. Anil Ananthaswamy explores a dangerous hallucination that reveals how the brain constructs our sense of self.<p>More than two decades ago, Peter Brugger, as a PhD student in neuropsychology at the University Hospital Zurich in …

Neurology