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This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Product Management: What I Learned About User Data, Research and Actionable Steps!

As I research product management disciplines and best practices to become a better PM entrepreneur, I came across content from Laura Klein that got …

Product Management

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

Researchers at Poland’s Institute of Nuclear Physics found complex ‘fractal’ patterning of sentences in literature, particularly in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, which resemble ‘ideal’ maths seen in nature<p>James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake has been described as many things, from a masterpiece to …

Literature

rethinking the desktop interface for productivity.

Children growing up now are using hashtags and Google long before files and folders. We know how to enter something into a searchbar and get relevant …

12 science-backed tricks for appearing smarter than you are

But that doesn't mean you can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein.<p>We rounded up 12 of them, so you can impress everyone from your beau to your boss with your seeming brainpower.

350 Material Design Icons You Can Download For Free

Last time we wrote about icon designer Vincent Le Moign, it was because he and his company Webalys had released a collection of minimalist icons of boobs, bongs, and poop. Webalys’s follow-up is a lot classier: Nova, a collection of 4,000 icons, perfect for use in Material Design apps and …

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

Big Bang Data at London's Somerset House

Do you know where your cat lives? You probably do and, if you ever tagged it #cat in a publicly available photo online, chances are so does Owen Mundy. Mundy is the artist behind the project “I Know Where Your Cat Lives” and one of the people taking part in “Big Bang Data”—on show now at London’s …

Science Says People Who Sleep Late Aren't Lazy, They're Actually Just Smarter and More Creative Than You

If the last thought on your mind was some variation of "Everything is stupid, why am I awake?" then, despite what your seemingly productive peers may …

"Nomadic Furniture:" DIY Designs from the 1970s

The designs and principles from the groundbreaking book are still relevant<p>In 1971 Victor Papanek wrote his seminal <i>Design for the Real World</i>, a book …

Furniture