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A kinder, gentler philosophy of success | Alain de Botton

How Two Millennials Made +$700K In Five Months By Bringing Together Successful Entrepreneurs

If there is anything that spending nine months circumnavigating the globe by staying with people in my social network has taught me, is that our vision is only as strong as our network. The people that we choose to surround ourselves with — and the type of relationship we ultimately build with …

A Frequent Flier's Guide to Travel Gear That Works

I travel a lot. Often to faraway places. Often in bad weather. Often to do active stuff outdoors. And I’ve been doing that for decades. This is the gear that gets me there and the approach that holds it all together.<p>The Bag<p>A few years ago, I flew to Siberia in the dead of winter to visit my …

10 Free Tools to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Day (Yes, Really)

Most will even take you less than an hour.<p>After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it's tough to force yourself to sit down and learn <i>more</i> things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.<p>How about I make it a bit easier for you?<p>These …

Learning

Here's How Steve Jobs Drove Apple's Phenomenal Growth

Trying to beat companies like Procter & Gamble and Airbnb at the innovation game? Wharton professor David Robertson offers an alternative strategy.<p>"Innovate or die," declared management philosopher Peter Drucker. But innovation is easier said than done. Established players like Procter & Gamble …

Innovation

Bruce Lee Achieved All His Life Goals By His Death At Age 32 Because Of These 6 Principles…

In 1969, nobody expected a skinny Asian man to become one of the most influential personalities in modern history.<p>Nobody, that is, except for Bruce …

Career Experts Make Over These Mediocre LinkedIn Profiles

Your LinkedIn profile needs to do what your resume can’t. These five pointers can make yours more compelling (and human).<p>Meet Sarah Sedo, who according to her LinkedIn profile is a food service manager at The Big Carrot. If you’ve never heard of The Big Carrot and aren’t sure what a food service …

Employment

A Nerds Guide On Using Evernote Effectively

I love Evernote. So much that I store everything from my bookmarks using Evernote Clipper, code snippets I regularly use in my programs to my wedding …

13 Powerful Steps That Will Eliminate Your Self Doubt

Self-doubt is probably the most powerful limiting force in your life. Left unchecked, it can define who you are and determine what you're able to do. Here's how to challenge it--and win.<p>Whatever your rank or station--whether you're an unpaid intern or the CEO of a powerful multinational firm--at …

Self-help

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists - Vox

Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told.<p>In the past several years, many scientists have become afflicted with a serious case of doubt — doubt in the very institution of science.<p>Explore the biggest challenges facing science, and how we can fix them:<p>Academia has a huge money problem<br>• Too many …

Social Sciences

I Just Had The Sex I’ve Been Craving For Months, And I Can’t Stop Thinking About When I’ll Get More

He leaned over my shoulder and I could just barely smell his body wash, something young and enticing—mint mixed with musk. It made me want to rest my …

A Stanford professor says eliminating 2 phrases from your vocabulary can make you more successful

The way you speak not only affects how others perceive you; it also has the potential to shape your behavior.<p>Swapping one word for another could make all the difference in how you approach your goals.<p>That's according to Bernard Roth, a professor of engineering at Stanford and the academic director …

Working on the iPad: One Year Later, Still My Favorite Computer

Four years ago, I struggled to move from a Mac to an iPad. Today, I only have to open my MacBook once a week. And I wish I didn't have to.<p>In February 2015, after years of experiments and workarounds, I shared the story of how the iPad Air 2 became my primary computer. The article, while …

Apps

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

7 things a sleep scientist does to get a good night's sleep

Sleep is one of the most fundamental and basic things humans do. Without it, we'd literally die.<p>But many find it extremely challenging to not only get an adequate and consistent amount of sleep every night, but to do it well.<p>We turned to an expert — sleep scientist Patrick Fuller, an associate …

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? …

Time Management

Evernote for Academics

Evernote

Science Says It's More Than How You Look that Makes You Attractive

Attractiveness is more than just physical beauty. It is a magnetic force that pulls people together, connecting people of different sizes and shapes. …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

From ice palaces in Canada to underwater rooms in Africa, we've come up with 50 of the world's most incredible hotels that will take any vacation to the next level.<p>Here's our ultimate bucket list of 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.<p><i>Did we miss your dream hotel? Let us</i> …

Mesmerizing GIFs of Japan's Floating World

Centuries-old Japanese ukiyo-e have received a delightful update, transformed into animated scenes that sometimes include surprising, modern imagery. …

How to Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Power a Career Transition

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Are you raring to change careers? Break into a whole new line of work that makes you leap out of bed, happy to go to work every day? Parlay personal passions into professional endeavors? Or focus on a different clientele, type of product, or service?<p>We all know the power of …

Holistic Health

Write a Resume Summary That'll Stop Recruiters in Their Tracks

How long will recruiters spend on your résumé before deciding to toss it in the recycle bin? Six seconds, says online job search site The Ladders. That’s about 20 to 30 words.<p>So how do you write those first few lines of your resume—the summary section—to compel the recruiter to keep reading? How do …

Employment

Improve Your Writing to Improve Your Credibility

People jump to all kinds of conclusions about you when they read documents you have written. They decide, for instance, how smart, how creative, how well organized, how trustworthy, and how considerate you are. And once they have made up their minds, it is hard to get them to see you differently. …

Writing

Is science in crisis?

Humanity has a rough century ahead. The daily news trumpets concerns over climate change, extreme weather and droughts, new infectious diseases, a …

Science Communication: How to tell better stories with science

In my life I’ve written about almost everything, including US, Canadian and International politics, economics, business, history, music, film, …

Science

Writing for international journals: tips and techniques

<b>Editor’s note: Further to its original publication, this post has been edited to reflect more accurately the content of the Nature Masterclass that</b> …

Six Habits Of Ambitious People

Ambition isn’t a dirty word. Channeled correctly, it’s the motivator to a satisfying life.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Ambition gets a bad rap. The trait that pushes someone toward success can sometimes …