Joe Khoury

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Better Brainstorming

About 20 years ago I was leading a brainstorming session in one of my MBA classes, and it was like wading through oatmeal. We were talking about something that many organizations struggle with: how to build a culture of equality in a male-dominated environment. Though it was an issue the students …

Why Are There No New Major Religions?

The story of one imprisoned prophet illustrates the difficulties of getting a “baby religion” off the ground.<p>Cipinang prison stands like a huge fortress in East Jakarta, its massive walls and guard towers separating the city’s bustling traffic from the criminals held within its gates. I visited in …

Religion

A Guide to Python Web Frameworks

Python is a valuable and highly flexible programming language for teams trying to get a web app up and running quickly. To accelerate the development …

Yes, for AI, it really is all about the data

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Tell the truth: Most of us lie, but why do we do it?

Imagine you’re given a test with 20 simple math problems. You have five minutes to solve as many as possible — and the better you do, the more you’ll get paid. When time’s up, you’re instructed to drop the paper into a shredder.<p>But it’s not really going to be shredded.<p>Instead, the Duke University …

Your Brain Is Trying to Show You The Future - And It Might Save Your Life

We're living in fast-forward.<p>Our brains are pretty good at filling in the blanks when it comes to our sense of perception - often to the point we …

Employee Burnout Is a Problem with the Company, Not the Person

Employee burnout is a common phenomenon, but it is one that companies tend to treat as a talent management or personal issue rather than a broader organizational challenge. That’s a mistake.<p>The psychological and physical problems of burned-out employees, which cost an estimated $125 billion to $190 …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and …

Stop Living The Traditional Social Rules If You Want To Ditch Mediocrity And Start Playing Big

<b>“What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?”</b> — a question that hits thousands of people on Quora. Guess what’s topped the list? …

A newspaper is going wild with its weather tweets and people don't know what to think

It's tough to get people excited about the weather.<p>And it's even tougher in tropical Singapore, where it's pretty much only wet or dry every day.<p>So …

An appreciation of ‘sick jokes’ equates with high IQ and low aggression<p>Who needs Mensa? If you want to find out if someone has a high IQ, just tell them a string of sick jokes and then gauge their reaction.<p>A new study in the journal <i>Cognitive Processing</i> has found that intelligence plays a key role …

Psychology

Extreme Personal Productivity: 90 Ways to Boost Productivity in 90 Days | Inc.com

Ninety days, 90 ways to be more productive in 2017. While some will only take a few minutes, they will still make a major impact on your productivity. Others might take a little longer, especially if creating a new habit is involved, but once that habit is formed, you reap productivity benefits …

Productivity

Artificial intelligence is going to make it easier than ever to fake images and video

Smile Vector is a Twitter bot that can make any celebrity smile. It scrapes the web for pictures of faces, and then it morphs their expressions using a deep-learning-powered neural network. Its results aren’t perfect, but they’re created completely automatically, and it’s just a small hint of …

Airy modern prefab cabin was built for $80,000

And assembled in 10 days<p>DublDom, a series of affordable prefab homes from Moscow firm Bio Architects, has unveiled its latest project. Clocking in at 1,184 square feet, this single-level woodland residence represents a larger home in the DublDom line up, which currently offers models ranging from …

Prefab Homes

Some companies strive to make the office fun, so we’ll work harder. But forced positivity has a negative side<p>In their quest to make employees happier, companies around the world have been busy installing play equipment in the workplace. Google has set up slides in its Zurich office so engineers can …

Happiness

How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen Approach to Self-improvement)

<i>“Compounding is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time.” — </i><b>Albert Einstein</b><p>The quest to become a better version of yourself often feels like …

Why You’re Not Getting Value from Your Data Science

Businesses today are constantly generating enormous amounts of data, but that doesn’t always translate to actionable information. Over the past several years, my research group at MIT and I have sought answers to a fundamental question: What would it take for businesses to realize the full …

The top 10 reasons people stopped -- or should never start -- playing LPs

I've written tons of pro LP articles over the years, but the LP will remain a niche format. Year after year, we lose some of the LP faithful when they sell or give away their vinyl collections, but there are many more "LP clingers" sticking around for the long haul. The most hardcore among them …

Kinky sex lifts our consciousness into a heightened state of “flow,” according to a new study

American health and sex journalist Michael Castleman has compared BDSM to the child’s game of “trust,” when one child stands in front of another and falls backward, waiting to be caught. It’s a bonding experience, Castleman says, “When the falling player trusts the catcher enough to let go …

Why Deep Work Helps You Get More Done in Less Time

Ever since I spoke with Cal Newport about the rules for focused success in a distracted world, and read his most recent book, I’ve become an …

Time Management

How to Have Better Sex: Get High First

"All my best orgasms have been high."<p>A couple months ago I was heading home from a party with Nancy,* a more-than-an-acquaintance-not-quite-a-friend-yet. Both of us were kind of tipsy, and I found myself confessing that I hadn’t been connecting with my boyfriend sexually lately. Her response was …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

Four maps that explain the chaos of the Middle East

In Washington’s ongoing debate about the cause of the continuing chaos in the Middle East, President George W. Bush stands condemned for the 2003 intervention that pushed Iraq into civil war, while President Obama stands condemned for the nonintervention that worsened Syria’s civil war. In Libya, …

Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it

Shenzhen, China<p>Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.<p>The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a …

Why Most People Will Never Be Successful

Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.<p>"Success" isn't just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives. Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, …

Bachelor Life Hacks That Can Improve Everyone's Lives

Not all bachelors live the stereotypical "bachelor pad" lifestyle- some have roommates who cook and clean for them!<p>All kidding aside- it's sad how …

With Polyphasic Sleep, You Can Thrive on as Little as Two Hours per Night

According to the National Institutes of Health, we spend about 26 years of our life asleep, one-third of the total. The latest research states that …

The Logic of Procrastination and the Last Responsible Moment

I had a good friend in a previous job who had this unbelievable procrastination habit. He would always wait to start his tasks as late as possible. …

Get totally free phone service and messaging

People say there's no such thing as a free lunch, but if I rack up enough points on my Which Wich rewards card, eventually I'll be eating a sandwich <i>gratis</i>.<p>OK, but free cell service? Definitely no such thing. Except, yes, there is, thanks to Freedompop. For the price of a SIM card (about $20, but …

Customer Service

The trick to buying and storing bacon

Bacon has been proven time and again to make everything—sandwiches, salads, doughnuts, even butter crackers—better. And the rise of passionate bacon lovers, there has been a corresponding increase in consumers' access to many different types of bacon at supermarkets, butcher shops, and specialty …