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This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

New Evidence The Peter Principle Is Real - And What To Do About It

It’s not clear just how much Laurence J. Peter was joking in 1968 when he published <i>The Peter Principle</i>.<p>His evidence came from the “Hypothetical Case File” and was populated by employees right out of a children’s parable: Miss Oval, Mrs. Cylinder, Mr. Eclipse, Mr. Cube, Mr. Sphere and Mr. Tinker. …

Leadership

It’s Time to Tell Your Kids It Doesn’t Matter Where They Go To College

When my daughter Jora was in high school, she went to a talk I gave on the adolescent brain, during which I pointed out that high school grades don’t …

College & University

21 Books to Help You Get Ahead in Business and Life

Successful people are readers because being at the top of your game involves perpetually working on self-improvement.<p>Successful people are readers. For one thing, people at the top of their game are typically big into self-improvement. Not only that, research has shown people who read books …

startups

5 Signs of Poor Leaders

—<br>A boss is defined as a person who manages employees while a leader inspires others to innovate, think creatively and strive for greatness. Leaders …

This Is the Most Popular Tourist Attraction in Every State

And what they'll cost you.<p>Whether you’ve planned a trip or you’re making a pit stop on a long drive, a new city has a lot to offer. Between museums, …

Travel

If You're Sick of Your Own Procrastinating BS, You Need to Read This

Is procrastination the name of your game? I feel you. I'm not sure what it about us humans, but when there's an unpleasant or tedious task at hand, I …

Procrastination

The Glycolic Acid Toners Byrdie Editors Use Whenever They Need a Glow-Up

The day I learned about the versatile glory of glycolic acid toners was the day my skin went from "eh" to "damn, girl." Skin-health experts agree …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

10 Free Must-Read Machine Learning E-Books For Data Scientists & AI Engineers

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Machine Learning

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

10 things genuinely confident people do differently

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly …

4 Proven Methods for Learning Faster

Our brains are constantly optimizing themselves.<p><i>What can we do to learn better and faster? 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 Brett Wingeier, CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience,</b> …

Short-Term Memory

Comment: Ex-Googler says Google doesn’t innovate anymore, except when it does

Yesterday, a recent long-term ex-Googler by the name of Steve Yegge posted on Medium about his time at the search giant and why he decided to leave after working there for over a decade. In short, Yegge discussed how Google supposedly no longer innovates and is now only competitor-focused. You …

35 Things No One Told You About Becoming “Successful”

1. It’s Never As Good As You Think It Will Be<p><i>“One of the enemies of happiness is adaptation,”</i> says Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at …

The Power of Asking 'Why'

It usually takes 5 "whys" to get to a root cause<p>Today's problems can sometimes seem almost insurmountable. Although we've made strong progress over the last decade in many areas such as violence, extreme poverty and global health, issues like climate change, income inequality and a rise in populist …

Education

Sleep apnea treatment uses 'snake-like' surgical robot

Anthony Rinando, who was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea in his teenage years, had to wait almost two decades to get a good night’s sleep.<p>"I tried everything. Snoring strips, sleeping with a tennis ball behind your back... I tried using different pillows," Rinando, a 31-year-old New Yorker, …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

Rich people choose their friends differently than the rest of us

Who you associate with on a regular basis determines the circumstances of your life.<p>In my extensive research for my book "Change Your Habits Change Your Life," I found that one of the hallmarks of wealthy, successful people was their ability to somehow break free of the human tendency to …

‘I’m 27. I Don’t Want to Go. I Love My Life’: Letter Penned by Dying Australian Woman Goes Viral

People across the globe are reacting to a heartbreaking, inspiring letter written by a 27-year-old Australian woman while on her deathbed.<p>Holly …

Christmas Eve

Why Children Don't Grow Up to Be Inventors

Students with the potential to be America’s next Einstein can be identified in elementary school, yet most won’t grow up to be innovators. So where’s …

Bill Gates says people with these 3 skills will be successful in the future job market

If you're thinking about what's next for your career, consider taking the advice that Microsoft co-founder and self-described futurist Bill Gates has about the job market.<p>He frequently works with inventors and industry disrupters,reads books about the future of humanity and funds projects to …

The Power Of Books To Propel Your Career In 2018

The most common New Year’s resolution is to “exercise more.” That’s followed by the second most common resolution—to lose weight. Reading more books doesn’t crack the top 10. But for leaders, maybe it should top the list.<p>After reading more than 75 nonfiction books in 2017, many written by CEOs, I …

Self-improvement

33 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't)

Getting ahead can be a struggle if you don't have the discipline to do the right simple things every single day.<p>Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless …

Gluten-Free

This 1 Rule Will Seriously Up Your Company's Innovation Game

A simple principle for managing scarce resources.<p>One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their …

Innovation

3 bad mistakes even the best parents make

There are plenty of bad parents out there, but if you're reading this article, you're probably not one of them.<p>Truly bad parents don't show much of an interest in scientifically validated parenting practices, nor are they generally much inclined to introspection and self-criticism.<p>But just because …