Melvin van Leeuwen

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10 Strategies for Working Much Smarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re in Australia, England, or America; blue-collared, white, or pink, we’ve all got 24-hours to work with. Success comes down to what we’re able to do in those hours. No entrepreneur can keep the sun from setting or add hours …

Will Power

How to Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets to Managing Your Time

It’s hard to be efficient.<p>Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes youdon’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like …

Is Religion Inherently Violent?

In her new book, Fields of Blood, Karen Armstrong argues against the idea that faith fuels wars.<p>"Piles of heads, hands, and feet were to be seen. It was necessary to pick one's way over the bodies of men and horses." This was how the historian Raymond of Aguilers described Jerusalem in 1099, as he …

16 Incredibly Useful Google Products And Services You Didn't Know Existed

While those products and services sound amazing, you can't use them right now. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?

Google Scholar

10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …

Android News

10 Awesome Photos Of People Shooting Out Of Waterslides

What can you tell about a half-naked human blasting out of a flume? Even after looking through the photography of Iowa-based shutterbug Krista Long, I’m not sure. But one thing’s for sure: on these hot summer days, it makes me want to drive myself to the nearest waterslide park and spend the day …

The Body Language Of Creative Thinkers

Could your body language during an interview give away the fact that you’re dumb and unimaginative? Stanford scientists think so.<p>You can tell a lot about a person’s mental state just by looking at their body language. Are they laid back, or fidgety? Are they happy, or sad? Are they confident, or …

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

Bill Gates

7 Reasons Not to Get an MBA

Thinking of getting an MBA? Surprisingly, some academics recommend that you think again.<p>Over the years, I've interviewed plenty of academics who specialize in management.<p>Surprisingly, many believe that earning an MBA--the very degree that their school awards--isn't all it's cracked up to be. Here's …

College & University

Former SpaceX Employee Explains What It's Like To Work For Elon Musk

He's able to do this through an incredible drive and tremendous self confidence. He's said to work 100-hour weeks and never be satisfied.<p>So what's it like to work for Musk?<p>"Diamonds are created under pressure, and Elon Musk is a master diamond maker," Dolly Singh, former head of talent acquisition …

Space Travel

17 Easy Habits To Start Today That Will Help You 5 Years From Now

A recent Quora thread was full of such contemplations , originally addressed to a 23-year-old physics student but applicable to everybody.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1. Pick up an athletic hobby that you can do through the years.</b> Otherwise, the sedentary lifestyle you start in college — and continue …

Harvard Business School

Why You Should Stop Hacking Your Life and Invest in The Journey

Rich Roll<p><b>“Maybe stop trying so hard to find shortcuts to “hack” your life. The best things are hard. Invest in the journey. Just sayin’.”</b><p>A lark of a …

20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use | Inc.com

The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating …

Machine Learning

9 Qualities of Remarkably Confident People

It's easy to spot cocky people. But the truly confident? That's a lot harder.<p>I'm not particularly confident. Scratch that. I'm situationally confident: sometimes, very much so; other times, not at all. So I spend a lot of time thinking about how to gain confidence.<p>And that makes me wonder. In a …

12 Pieces Of Valuable Life Advice From The Greatest Commencement Speeches Of All Time

Steve Jobs, J.K. Rowling, Oprah Winfrey and more offer powerful life lessons about dealing with failure and the importance of trusting yourself.<p>The best graduation speeches last the test of time, offering wisdom and insight that is just as helpful to a 21-year-old as to someone at the peak of their …

Motivation

The 15 Highest-Grossing iPhone And iPad Games

Top-grossing games are all free downloads that convince people to pay real money for in-game boosts. On top of the pile is Clash of Clans, which was earning $654,000 a day in February, helping maker Supercell to a $3 billion valuation.<p>There are other ways that apps make money too. There are paid …

5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower

We all spend three to four hours each day resisting desire. So what do people with remarkable willpower do differently?<p>Willpower is <i>not</i> something you either have or you don't.<p>Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you. But …

A Simple Mind Trick That Will Help You Manage Stress

In a Seinfeld episode titled "The Jimmy," the character of George finds himself in a stressful situation and starts speaking in the third person: "George is getting upset!" He might have been on to something.<p>Researchers from the University of Michigan explored how we use self-talk to help us …

Psychology

100 Productivity Hacks For Time, Attention, & Energy - A Life Of Productivity

<b>When I graduated University with a business degree last May, I received two incredible full-time job offers, both of which I declined because I had a</b> …

Productivity

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

7 Things to Start Being More Productive, Today

Working smarter, not harder, is the key to better results<p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to …

How Your Philosophy Degree Can Be Relevant To Tech Startup Success

A degree in philosophy doesn’t mean you’re relegated to academia. Jon Dahl, founder of Zencoder proves that Aristotle has a lot to teach tech businesses today.<p>If he didn’t have bills to pay, Jon Dahl would likely be in a lecture hall right now, opining about Aristotle and the intersection between …

Startups

This Is the Personality Trait That Most Often Predicts Success

Research shows that being conscientious will help you succeed in the long run.<p>The only major personality trait that consistently leads to success is conscientiousness.<p>"It's emerging as one of the primary dimensions of successful functioning across the lifespan," Paul Tough writes in <i>How Children</i> …

Psychology

5 Things Really Successful Learners Do

Most everyone can learn, but some people just absorb and grow at remarkable rates. Here are some of their tricks.<p>Many people claim to be a "lifetime learners," and with good reason. Scientists have warned that you need to keep your brain active if you want to avoid mental decay. But some people …

Metadata, het meest onderschatte woord van het jaar

Op 2 april 2008 publiceerde een eminent gezelschap een open brief De open brief van de vijftien hoogleraren in NRC Handelsblad. in het <i>NRC …

How to work now and procrastinate later

569<p>38<p>October 14th, 2019 — Researchers discover the cure for procrastination. Tens of millions of stalled projects move forward at once. The economy …

Zo kies je een veilig wachtwoord

Password. 12345678. qwerty. abc123.<p>Dit zijn Zie hier de 25 meest gebruikte wachtwoorden. de vier meestgebruikte wachtwoorden. De gemiddelde digitale …