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Social Network Features You Need To Stop Ignoring

Like certain spices in every rack, social networks have features that we simply pass over without giving them much thought. Sometimes we use them, …

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15 Science Backed Self-Help Books You Should Read Once in Lifetime

I was at an all-time low in my life when I first got into self-help material. I was getting ready to graduate with a BA in political communication …


Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books and best science books, here are my favorite books on psychology and philosophy …

21 Apps to Boost Productivity and Success

From finance to conference calls to social media, you are well-covered

No matter how you work or what type of business you run, being productive is a must. But techniques and strategies aren’t enough if you don’t have the tools needed to implement them. Fortunately, there’s an app for that!

Here are …


Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana’s Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.

There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.

In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

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Only One in 10 People Possess the Talent to Manage

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Talent is the natural capacity for excellence• 
Managers with high talent are better brand ambassadors
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3 things millennials want in a career (hint: it’s not more money)

For the generation that will soon become the majority of America’s workforce, flexible work hours and personal fulfillment are more important than a bigger paycheck.

What’s the biggest incentive you can offer a millennial to come work for you instead of your competition? If you answered “more money” …


Meet 'social agents,' real estate’s new middlemen

Nataliya Gorokhovskaya recently got her real estate license to help her husband invest in properties. She’s not interested in helping others buy and …

Brainstorming Does Not Work

Why people who brainstorm are wasting their time.

Brainstorming was invented by advertising executive Alex Osborn in 1939 and first published in 1942 …

Top 10 Things You can Do Today to Be More Happier, Backed by Science

I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are …

4 Ways to Provide Outstanding Customer Service on Social Media


Sharing great content is only half the battle on social media. You also need to engage your community. Are you set up to handle customer service through social media?

Providing great customer service is critical online. Whether you're prepared or not, your customers will be expecting a …

Personal Real Estate Branding

Julie Owens Real Estate Broker - Rockeville MD

Branded Agent is a well-written page turner for agents and brokers that want to bring their business …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Run a Meeting: Here's How He Did it


At 31 years old, Steve Jobs left Apple and started NeXT. Here's an inside look at a company meeting, and what you can learn from it.

Brilliant. Passionate. Overbearing. Impatient.

Steve Jobs's management style has been described in many ways, both positive and negative. Love …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don't have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.

Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …


50 Must-Read Personal Development Bloggers That’ll Change Your Life

Tired of reading the same blogs over and over? Looking for fresh articles to read? A new angle on your favorite personal development topics? I got …


A Vision of the 'Apartment of the Future' From Poland

NArchitekTURA creates a versatile and open live-work space.

Predicting the future tends to be a thankless enterprise, but architect Bartosz Haduch was willing to give it a shot. His firm, NArchitekTURA, eagerly accepted an invitation to participate in a competition to design the “apartment of the …


Why Everyone From Beethoven, Goethe, Dickens, Darwin To Steve Jobs Took Long Walks and Why You Should Too

One day, when Marc Andreessen, the money man behind such tech giants as Facebook, Twitter, and Zynga, was out driving around his home in Palo Alto,

For This Family Simplicity is the End, Not the Means

Carmella Rayone McCafferty lives (purportedly happily) in a 665 sq ft Wyoming cabin with her husband and three kids. We could stop there and have a …


15 secrets from recruiters on how to get hired

We spoke with hiring managers at the 100 Best Companies to Work For to find out what they look for in ideal job candidates, how to impress them, and what it takes to get hired. Here’s what they shared:

“It is important for candidates to have passion. No matter which department you’re in, your …


The virtuous circle of sustainable growth: how lean management practices at Procter&Gamble and Toyota make for an environment based on customer focus and people development


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10 Incredible Insights on Life, Proven by Science, That Will Phenomenally Boost Your Happiness

It’s easy to think of happiness as a result, but happiness is also a driver.

One example: While I’m definitely into finding ways to improve personal …

Inside the Psychology of Productivity


Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.

You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales …


The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?

A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …


The low quality information you get from the news, gossip and social media is polluting your brain, and the worse part is, it's made out to feel 'normal'. Here's why you should stop focusing on such low quality information, and what you should replace it with.

How much time do you spend consuming information that you have no intention of taking action on or that you don’t care deeply about?

For example: the …

Information Overload

17 Must Read Books on Becoming Instantly More Productive and How To Manage Life Better

Manage your time

In Getting Results the Agile Way, author J.D. Meier introduces Agile Results®-a simple system for meaningful results! It’s a …

5 Pieces Of Buddhist Wisdom That Will Help You Be Happy Everyday

As a young child, I did not realize how fortunate I was to have a Buddhist mother. I simply assumed that all children grew up with the gifts of …


Make Room For Happiness : 10 Habits You Must Quit to Be Happy

When you quit doing the wrong things, you make more room for the things that make you happy. So starting today…

1. Quit procrastinating on your goals …


Star Silicon Valley entrepreneur: Here's why bitcoin will be bigger than the internet

"In Spanish, we have a saying that when a genius points at the moon, a fool looks at the finger. I find that happens a lot with bitcoin." —Wences Casares

Serial entrepreneur Wences Casares created Argentina's first internet provider and later sold his online brokerage firm to Banco Santander for