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What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

Ever find that it’s noon and you haven’t accomplished anything on your to-do list? Get a productive jump-start on the day with these tasks.<p>I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next …

The One Thing You Should Never Discuss During a Pitch Meeting

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

7 Interview Questions For Measuring Emotional Intelligence

The traditional interview model helps you probe someone’s past experience, not their style of thinking.<p>Emotional intelligence involves self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. In other words, it’s a complicated amalgam that hiring managers have a hard time testing …

Sequoia Project releases framework for patient matching

November 12, 2015 | Print | Email<p>Together with The Care Connectivity Consortium, The Sequoia Project, an independent organization working toward …

2014 Reboot: Make Money From Your Blog This Year

<i>We are mining ProBlogger content this week for super-useful information to kick-start your blogging year with gusto. Today we focus on that old</i> …

5 Examples of Creative Blog Monetization

When I visit different blogs one of the things I like to observe is how they are making money. The typical monetization methods like AdSense, banner …

Succulents in a Sifter - a re-purpose

Like the first time a little kid sees their teacher at the supermarket – seeing things in a different light can be <i>mind blowing!</i><p>Everything isn’t …

Gardening

Finally, A Way To Find Movies Worth Watching On Netflix

Netflix is like the candy dish at your grandmother’s house. Most of the movies are crap, but you know, buried somewhere in there, is something worth your time. A Better Queue is a site dedicated to finding the Werther’s Originals in Netflix based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings.<p>It’s simple enough: Set …

Director Manuel Martín Cuenca finesses a taboo subject in 'Cannibal'

Spanish director Manuel Martín Cuenca likes to explore the dark side of humanity — what he describes as "the borders within human beings" — in his films.<p>His 2010 film "Half of Oscar" dealt with incest. He takes on another taboo subject in his latest film, "Cannibal," and well, you can guess where …

Horror Movies

Ten taboo-breaking love scenes

Roger Ebert

La Bare - Trailer 1

Actor Joe Manganiello (“Magic Mike”) directs this wild and provocative look at the history, lives, and legend of La Bare Dallas, the most popular …

10 Best Found-Footage Movies Ever (and the 5 Worst)

Fifteen years ago this week, on July 16, 1999, moviegoers were stunned by a little Sundance-approved movie called "The Blair Witch Project," which purported to be the newly-discovered footage of three documentarians who disappeared in the Maryland woods while investigating an old ghost story. Those …

Headspace Founder Andy Puddicombe On How Meditation Can Make Us Kinder -- To Ourselves

How many of us have tried meditation, but given up because we thought we were no good at it? Judging by the cheers elicited from Andy Puddicombe's keynote address at Thrive, The Huffington Post's second Third Metric conference on redefining success beyond the two metrics of money and power, quite a …

How 5 Post-It Notes Can Make You Happy, Confident and Successful

Little Reminders Create Big Changes<p>You know why older people are happier?<p>Research shows as we age we remember the good and forget the bad:<p>…older …

7 Easy Happiness Boosters According to Harvard Research

Highlights from Shawn Achor’s The Happiness Advantage:<p>“Each activity listed below not only gives us a quick boost of positive emotions, improving our …

To Make Your Clients Happy, Cultivate Happy Employees

I’ve always believed that happy people have the ability to achieve extraordinary things. And in the business world, happy employees equal happy …

Employee Engagement

Student Rickrolls his teacher in this ingenious quantum physics essay

Quantum Mechanics

Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist

As a lover of science and of all things <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, imagine my delight at discovering <b>Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics</b> (<i>public library</i>) — an imaginative and unusual 1995 quantum primer by particle physicist <b>Robert Gilmore</b>, who has under his belt experience at Stanford and …

Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

Robert Gilmore<p>An imaginative allegory of quantum physics, written and illustrated (!) by a CERN physicist, doubly brilliant for flying in the face of gender stereotypes with a female protagonist who makes sense of some of the most intense science of all time.<p>More at the link:

Quantum Mechanics
Parenting

Pardon the Egg Salad Stains, But I’m in Love: Billy Collins Reads His Poem “Marginalia”

<i>“Full ownership of a book only comes when you have made it a part of yourself,”</i> Mortimer Adler wrote in his timeless 1941 gem <i>How to Read a Book</i>, <i>“and the best way to make yourself a part of it — which comes to the same thing — is by writing in it.”</i> Medieval monks, on the other hand, used the margins …

Video Supercut of Final Image of Every ‘Best Picture’ Winner