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Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

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These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

4 Examples That Will Confirm You Were Born to Be a Leader

Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.<p>Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is, <i>by what standard</i><i>?</i> Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

Anyone can compost their food waste (and everyone should)

And it doesn’t have to smell.<p>When we think of composting, we tend to think of enormous dumpsters full of everything you didn’t eat for dinner that day, mixing together into an earthy, smelly, nasty concoction that seems to have a life of its own. But at its most basic level, composting is simply …

The delicious salad leaves to try in your garden that keep on giving with ‘cut and grow’

Pulling up entire salad plants seems like madness once you've moved on to 'cut and grow again' as Mark Diacono explains.<p>One of the great pleasures of …

Five Questions You Can Ask Instead Of 'How Are You?'

Last week, we introduced a new series of posts that will offer ideas for how to build energy, shape the future, and create high-performing teams. How can you do this? It starts with asking positive questions. (Find the first post in this series here for a review.)<p>Today we want to offer a makeover …

Entrepreneurship

How To Fix United Airlines' Culture Problem

United Airlines employees seem utterly incompetent. The recent dog death incident is only the latest in a string of situations in which United employees have screwed up. But the incidents don’t reflect a competence deficit at the airline; they reveal a culture problem — and United’s leaders must …

The Simple Nightly Routine That Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur

It was Aristotle who once remarked that “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”<p>As humans, it’s true that we’re creatures of habit. Our faults and virtues are simply reflections of the actions we take over and over again.<p>As entrepreneurs, we’re more susceptible …

Here Is The Most Popular Book In Each State

Colorado and Kansas just don't give a f*ck.

New Google Research: The Highest Performing Teams All Have Managers With These 2 Skills

Google has just updated its 'Project Oxygen' research, adding two more skills to its list of manager must-haves.<p>Some people view great leadership as an art or a natural gift. Not Google. Ten years ago, the famously data-obsessed company decided to apply the full force of its considerable …

TED Talks' 18-Minute Rule Sets the Perfect Length for a Sales Pitch. Here's Why

Research into 'cognitive load' proves that TED Talks have figured out the ideal length of a presentation<p>Your brain is an energy hog. It takes an enormous amount of energy to listen intently for a long period of time. One secret to keeping your audience glued to your pitch or presentation is to keep …

New Research Says You Will Need This 1 Rare Management Skill to Be Successful

As the new poster boy for "Managing Compassionately," LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has just raised the bar for leaders everywhere.<p>Conventional management thinking demands that standard work traits that drive results -- things like persistence, sacrifice, grit, resilience -- are what most bottom-line …

9 TED talks that will make you better with money

TED is a non-profit organization that formed in 1984 with the goal of spreading ideas in areas of technology, entertainment, and design, and has slowly evolved to include everything from global issues to academic topics. Ideas are shared via short "talks" — speeches given by experts in their …

5 Great New Books For Your Career

With businesses hiring 200,000 people in January and consumer spending on the rise, 2018 looks to be a good year to switch jobs, get promoted or start your own business. So to help you make the most of this hot economy, I’d like to recommend five books published in the last few months that can help …

This Is Exactly How a Nutritionist Uses Turmeric For Health, So You Can Do the Same

Ever since kale was revealed to be the most super of all leafy greens, health-savvy eaters have been keeping an eye out for the next big thing in nutritious eating. Avocados were the leader in the category for some time, but there's a new hero in the superfood sect that's been around for centuries …

Food

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

There Are Apparently Zero Scientifically-Proven Benefits to Open Plan Offices

Executives who implement open plan offices are behaving like climate-change deniers and anti-vaxxers.<p>A recent Harvard Business Review article quoted Facebook's "Chief People Officer" on the company's new 430,000 square foot open plan office:<p>"It really creates an environment where people can …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Career Development

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 …

Want to Be a Better Leader This Year? Start With This 1 Rare Habit

In 1970, Robert K. Greenleaf wrote a classic that has stood the test of time. One of the practices in his book defines the best leaders today.<p>In Robert K. Greenleaf's classic 1970 essay, "The Servant as Leader," he recorded his personal observations over the course of 38 years (while employed at …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban Consume 50 Books a Year (More or Less). Here Are 8 You Need to Read in 2018

You're not 100 pages into a book this year? Then you're already behind.<p>The world's most successful business leaders--Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban among them--are prolific readers. According to some studies, CEOs consume as many as 50 to 60 books a year. If you're seeing this article …

11 Unputdownable Books To Help Get You Through The Rest Of Winter

Winter isn't just coming anymore — she is here and ready to show the east coast <i>exactly</i> what she is made of. If you find yourself in the path of this …

20 books that will change your life

Oprah, Warren Buffett, and more reveal the books that changed their lives

Books

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

Obama Lists His Favorite Books, Songs of 2017

As he did during his time in office, former President Barack Obama listed off what books and songs he’s been consuming in a Facebook post …

No More New Year Resolutions. Do This 25 Minute Exercise Instead To Imagine What You Want in 2018.

These 25 minutes can transform your work in the new year.<p>The year end is a great time to look back at the past year and make plans for the next. Most of us make new year's resolutions but I find them hard. They often repeat what we haven't been able to do in the past and re-serve it for next year, …

This 1 Habit Will Make You More Creative and Happier (if You Can Stand It)

In a brilliant TED Talk, Manoush Zomorodi explains how we can free up our brains.<p>What if there was one simple thing you could do that cost nothing and took no extra time, that would make you much more creative than you are now? What if it would also make you sleep better, and perhaps happier in …

Spend Winter Break Reading the Best Nonfiction Books of 2017

From con artists and musical greats to Vietnam battles, Silicon Valley sexism, and Ulysses S. Grant, these nonfiction books enlightened and …

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