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Why Some Men Pretend to Work 80-Hour Weeks

In many professional jobs, expectations that one be an “ideal worker”—fully devoted to and available for the job, with no personal responsibilities or interests that interfere with this commitment to work—are widespread. We often think of problems with these expectations as women’s problems. But …

Management

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence

If you are one of the unlucky people who must deal with a clueless colleague or a brutish boss, you’re not alone. Sadly, far too many people at work lack basic emotional intelligence. They simply don’t seem to have the self-awareness and the social skills that are necessary to work in our …

Emotional Intelligence

The Dos and Don’ts of Work Email, from Emojis to Typos

Imagine sending a detailed question to your boss and getting a one-word response: “No.”<p>Is she angry? Offended by your email? Or just very busy? When I conduct research with organizations on the topic of communication, one of the most common themes raised by both employees and managers is the …

Management

Why Facebook Is a Lot Like Listerine

The explosive growth of Facebook today might seem unprecedented, but it is strikingly similar to Listerine’s epic halitosis advertising campaign roughly one hundred years ago. Both offer important lessons in social marketing — but mouthwash may still have one key advantage. Let me …

Morgan Freeman

The 50 Most Popular Courses on Coursera

Since its launch in April 2012 by two Stanford University Computer Science professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, Coursera has added over 400 …

How to Create Your Self-Improvement Plan | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I became passionate about self-improvement over a decade ago, and I started helping others with their self-improvement as a coach more than half that …

Self-improvement

10 tips for becoming a better conversationalist

Whether you love standing around and chatting or cringe at the thought of yet another “forced” conversation, being a good conversationalist is …

Learn how to boost your productivity quickly with GTD and Evernote

Among the many systems available for task and project management, the popular <b>GTD</b> <b>(Getting Things Done)</b> system by David Allen is my personal …

It’s Not You: Here’s Proof That Every Country Song On The Radio Is Exactly The Same

It’s never been a secret that the key to a successful pop hit is to be both familiar to listeners, yet somehow new. But on country radio over the past couple years, the “somehow new” part of it has been getting downplayed a bit. That’s the takeaway from this incredible YouTube clip that shows an …

The Secret to Breaking Bad Habits

<b>With the new year comes an opportunity to reboot our habits – drop the negative ones and start better ones.</b><p>It doesn’t matter if the habit in question …

No Black Holes Exist, Says Stephen Hawking—At Least Not Like We Think

Black holes do not have "event horizons" beyond which there is no return, according to renowned physicist.<p>Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, potentially provoking a rethink of one of space's most mysterious objects.<p>A new study from …

learni.st

5 Essential Synths for Deep Bass Sounds

All oscillators are not created equally in the physical world, and they’re programmed that way too! There are many other things, like tube and amp …

Which Programming Language Should I Learn First?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>With all the buzz about learning to code, I've decided to give it a try. The problem is, I'm not sure where to start. What's the best …

Stack Overflow

2013 Is Almost Over. Get Your Productivity Game In Order

Now that you’ve digested all that stuffing and pie, it’s time to start thinking about the new year. Here’s how.<p>You never feel quite as productive as you should. But it’s not too late. You can do it–you can be more productive. Here’s our guide do making it all happen. Learn from the pros:<p>“I’m …

How The Most Productive People Nail Networking Without Being Annoying

The preternaturally productive Nilofer Merchant is the self-proclaimed Jane Bond of Innovation. She might be understating things.<p>It’s tough to sum up Nilofer Merchant in just a few sentences because she’s accomplished so much. The “Jane Bond of Innovation” has helped launch more than 100 products, …

Networking

8 Questions To Ask Your Boss That Can Make Or Break Your Career

Want to get ahead in the workplace? Channel your inner talk show host.<p>Think about it: You probably only hear from your boss when a) you royally screwed up, b) you majorly kicked ass or c) it’s performance review time.<p>Feedback from your supervisor is what you crave, unless you’re happy flying under …

Employment

Gearjunkies.com

Below are some of the new releases we have encountered this week on the Loops and Samples front. Just like<p>Google started Chrome Music Lab to make …

How To Get Started Organising Your Music

In 5 Reasons To Organise Your Music Properly, you learned the importance of organising your music library. But where do you start with such a task? …

50 Pro Tips For Breathing Life Into Your Electronic Music

<b>You know the feeling when you listen to a well-produced electronic track: Everything about it seems to burst with energy, each of the elements twist</b> …

Best Investments For Stock Market Beginners

Watching the stock markets rise and fall, you can imagine why a total beginner might be frozen with fear.<p>A thousand points in six months! Two hundred point drops! Booms and busts! Which are the best investments, our novice rightly asks.<p>Well, first of all, let’s put that volatility into some …

How To Get The Most Out Of 5, 15, 30, And 60 Minutes Of Downtime At Work

You’re waiting for that important call in five minutes. There’s a lull in your day. So what do you do?<p>You’ve been working hard most of the day, but now there’s a lull in the action.<p>Maybe you’re waiting for a call in five minutes or a presentation in a half hour. The bottom line: You’ve got nothing …

Productivity

How to Build your Personal Brand

<i>Adii Pienaar is the author of Brandiing, a practical guide to content strategy and branding for business. Having had some success as a startup entrepreneur, Adii is now launching PublicBeta, a learning platform for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.</i><p>The most important thing that you can work on today …

Don’t Go Back to School: How to Fuel the Internal Engine of Learning

<i>“The present education system is the trampling of the herd,”</i> legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright lamented in 1956. Half a century later, I started <i>Brain Pickings</i> in large part out of frustration and disappointment with my trampling experience of our culturally fetishized “Ivy League education.” I …

14 Tips For Learning Any Skill Incredibly Fast

He writes:<p>"Whether you want to learn how to speak a new language in three months, how to shoot a three-pointer in one weekend, or how to memorize a deck of cards in less than a minute, the true recipe of this book is exactly that: a process for acquiring any skill. The vehicle I chose is …

Language Learning