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Why mindful breathing keeps your brain healthy and young

Yogis, non-yogis, long-term meditators, and short-term 'dabblers' alike will all agree that meditation improves focus. But, until now, no studies had …

The Brain

Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race?

In the race to start the world’s first driving business without human drivers, everyone is chasing Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.<p>The Google sibling has …

General Motors

Ronan Farrow: Woody Allen, Harvey Weinstein and me

Ronan Farrow, the son of Mia and Woody Allen, is the Pulitzer-prize winning journalist whose exposé triggered #MeToo. Now, he has written an acclaimed book on waning US diplomatic influence – and he’s still only 30<p>“Thanks for taking the time,” says Ronan Farrow when we meet at a central London …

Woody Allen

Chasing the Pearl of Lao Tzu

A tale of ancient philosophers, alien abductions, murder-for-hire—and how the world’s largest pearl came to be the centerpiece of an 80-year-old hoax<p>Legend says the diver drowned retrieving the pearl. Trapped in a giant <i>Tridacna</i> clam, his body was brought to the surface by his fellow tribesmen in …

Breitbart News

Inside the Final Days of Robin Williams

New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff details the beloved star’s heartbreaking decline in this exclusive excerpt from Robin, his new biography.<p><i>Robin Williams’s August 2014 suicide was devastating to those who knew him best—and it also came at the end of a long and difficult decline, as this excerpt</i> …

Comedy

What Kind of Friend You Are, According to Myers-Briggs

I<p><b>t took me a long time to have an interconnected group of friends, even longer to understand the interpersonal dynamics at play between us, and the</b> …

Personality

What Is the Perfect Color Worth?

<b>L</b>ast spring, a dozen people filtered into a sunny, whitewashed conference room on the seventh floor of the Royal College of Art, overlooking London’s Hyde Park. Mostly Western Europeans from different precincts of the fashion industry, they had been called together by a British man named David …

Rose Quartz

Why This 4-Letter Word Is the Most Important Trait You Need to Succeed

You may have to roll up your sleeves for this one.<p>Have you ever wondered what catapults regular people to the highest levels of success? Is it genius, or a stroke of luck?<p>And, what about the world's smartest people? Why are some of the world's brightest scientists and mathematical geniuses flat …

47 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like Netflix original "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" and Oscar-nominated "Last Men in Aleppo" a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week.<p>You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p><b>Here are</b> …

We Locked Four Experts in a Room Until They Solved Immigration

Your move, Congress.<p>It’s a problem that has eluded top statesmen for nearly two decades: what to do with the undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors—children who grew up in the U.S. going to American schools, living in American cities and towns and otherwise living more or …

Immigration

In minimum wage debate, both sides have it wrong

A sudden media storm has blown up over whether to raise the minimum wage. Ontario's Liberal government now plans legislation to increase the province's minimum wage by 75 cents to $11 an hour. In the United States, President Barack Obama made higher minimum wages a central theme of his State of the …

Economics

The warped math of executive compensation

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' new Leadership Lab series, where executives and leadership experts share their views and advice about the leadership and management issues of today. There will be a new column every weekday. Follow us at @Globe_Careers. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> …

3 things that compete with RRSP contributions

The blitz is on. Every financial institution in Canada is trying to convince you to make an RRSP contribution – preferably with them – before the …

Five things big businesses can learn from startups

Iconic brands hold a special place in our hearts: The department store our parents visited every year to buy our winter coat, for example, or the steakhouse where we spent every birthday.<p>These so-called 'grandfathers' of the corporate world are the antithesis of a startup. With their deep pockets …

Nothing Going Right? How To Have A Good Bad Day

<i>Gretchen Rubin, author of two New York Times bestsellers, is our go-to gal for the best get-it-together know-how. Every week, she'll be dishing up</i> …

Three Long-Held Concepts Every Marketer Should Rethink

One of the strongest held beliefs among marketers is that brand plays an important—even crucial—role in consumer decision-making. But recent developments in consumer electronics should make us all stop and think. Consider two examples: Roku, a virtually unknown brand, captured significant market …

Five Questions Every Leader Should Ask About Organizational Design

A few years ago Dave Ulrich, a management thought leader from the University of Michigan, made a comment I found both insightful and profound: “<i>Every</i> leader needs to have a model of organization design.” Typically a graphic depiction of the organizational components to be addressed in a redesign …

Five things people forget when planning for retirement

While it's true no one can anticipate every one of life's bumps in the road, creating a retirement plan is better than nothing when building your nest egg and saving for long-term goals.<p>But some plans are more carefully considered than others. Here are some obstacles that could create havoc on your …

Retirement

The seven secrets for happiness at life and work

Gyles Brandreth's quest for happiness – and the balance involved – began in 1997 after he was defeated in his bid to return to the British Parliament as a conservative Member of Parliament.<p>"I was kicked out by the people. They say you shouldn't take it personally because it involves party swings, …

Why does the working world consider sleep a vice?

If you're skimping on sleep to accomplish your work and other pursuits, blame Thomas Edison, Charles Lindbergh and Donald Trump. They are some of the main contributors to what Pennsylvania State University labour historian Alan Derickson calls "the cult of manly wakefulness," which has us in its …

6 flawed rules of personal finance

Thomas Edison reportedly once noted that rules stand in the way of accomplishment.<p>That may mean that a lot of people are falling short of their …

If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material

Skilled managers have never been more critical to the success of firms than they are today. Not because employees can’t function without direction, but because managers play a vital role in talent management. Gone are the comprehensive career management systems and expectations of long-term …