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Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

Management

Three Signs It's Time To Fire Someone (Even If You Like The Person)

One painful aspect of leading is firing people you like. It’s hard for many reasons. The employee may love working with you and for your company. It might be someone you are friends with outside of work. And they might just be a good person who is doing their best. Firing anyone isn’t easy but …

Leadership

How to read body language and use it to get ahead, according to a Secret Service agent

Inside tricks on reading the nonverbal cues in any meeting — and using them to get what you want.<p>Most of us find ourselves in a meeting environment weekly, if not daily: Interviewing for a new job, giving a sales presentation to a client, running a meeting at the office, asking your boss for a …

Public Speaking

The last of the samurai – in pictures

A collection of rare photographs of samurai presented by Daniella Dangoor is being exhibited at The London Photograph Fair. Most photographs purporting to be of samurai are actually not and were taken after 1877, when the samurai system was abolished. These images are of genuine samurai, taken …

Samurai

Rebuilding Maslow’s Pyramid on an Evolutionary Foundation

If you’ve ever taken a general psychology course, you’ve seen Maslow’s pyramid of motives—it’s one of the field’s most vivid and memorable images. …

Psychology

How to make the most out of secure messaging app Signal

It doesn’t matter whether you are an activist in a police state, a tech-savvy young individual who cares about their privacy, a professional with business secrets of value, or a soon-to-be mother who cares to keep her data private from advertising companies. Privacy breaches and shady uses of our …

When You Should and Should Not Forgive

For all that we culturally admire the ability to forgive—it’s associated with magnanimity, spiritual growth, and, of course, religiosity—it remains a …

Psychology

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Books

6 Top Leadership Traits for Managing Smart and Creative People, According to Research

Research suggests your knowledge workers will respond the best to this type of leader.<p>Is your company's strongest asset your knowledge workers? If your brightest and most valuable employees quit tomorrow, how would your team or company fare?<p>Coined by the late management expert Peter Drucker in …

Carnality and consent: how to navigate sex in the modern world

The past four months has seen a reckoning. After frank discussion about casual hook-ups and uncomfortable encounters, a new understanding of dating is emerging<p>Erin Tillman rarely dates men her own age any more.<p>She is in her late 30s and it is younger men she goes for now, guys who are more relaxed …

The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …

The Best & Worst Traits Of Each Zodiac Sign When They're In Love

When we love someone and enter into a committed relationship, we are signing up for all of that person: the good, the bad, and the ugly. In the field …

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Japan

The Price Of Leadership

<i>Want to lead? Here’s the price you must pay.</i><p>We just named a new president to run Maddock Douglas, the innovation consultancy I founded 27 years ago. As you can imagine, finding the right person was difficult, but the decision was made easier because Maria, our new president, understands the …

Leadership

I asked 8 brilliant people for their best advice — here's what they told me

2017 was an interesting year for me. I turned 40, lost several close friends of mine, and came to some sobering realizations that often strike people who are in the middle of their lives.<p>I didn't have a midlife crisis per se, more of a midlife reassessment. So over the past year, I've been reaching …

Middle Age

These Are the 66 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Sony Pictures

Tips and Tricks: Backing Up Your iOS Device

Backing up is something that you don’t think about until it’s ALL you can think about. You don’t really need it until the day comes when a device fails, and then you REALLY need it. As the old adage says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In that spirit, let’s take a look at what …

The Dunning-Kruger Effect Shows Why Some People Think They're Great Even When Their Work Is Terrible

Pat is a programmer at a large software company. At best, he’s a middling performer; his code is a mess (initializing variables that are never used, using variable names no one else understands, etc.), he takes longer than he should, and he doesn’t even remember his own code months later.<p>But Pat’s …

Psychology

To change your life, learn how to trust your future self

Being a human is hard. We know the sorts of choices we ought to make, and we earnestly intend to make them, but when the time comes, we don't. We …

Why Do Our Recorded Voices Sound Weird to Us?

I have a big, dumb, deep, goofy voice.<p>But I’m reminded of it only when I hear a recording of myself while playing back an interview — or when friends do impressions of me, lowering their voices several octaves.<p>My high school classmate Walter Suskind has one of the deepest voices I’ve ever heard in …

Vocal Cords

29 Museum-Worthy Tattoos Inspired by Art History

Great works of art are timeless, transcending the artists who created them. Think about paintings like Da Vinci’s <i>Mona Lisa</i> or Van Gogh’s <i>Starry Night</i>—they're permanently embedded into our memories. Their beauty and cultural significance inspires us in our everyday lives and often in ways you might …

Art

Is it better to beat temptation or never feel tempted at all?

When was the last time you were tempted, even briefly, to do something a little immoral? To lie, betray a friend’s confidence, cut in line, or take a …

Morality

Anti-surveillance clothing aims to hide wearers from facial recognition

Hyperface project involves printing patterns on to clothing or textiles that computers interpret as a face, in fightback against intrusive technology<p>The use of facial recognition software for commercial purposes is becoming more common, but, as Amazon scans faces in its physical shop and Facebook …

Privacy

The 12 Types Of Trips You Should Take In Your Lifetime

Better than your average beach vacation, and cheaper too.<p>To some travelers, “vacation” means lying on a tropical beach or staying in an urban hotel, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But the start of a new year is time to think outside the box and start planning trips that help you both unwind …

Travel

Solar cells with a dark side may be in your future

Balancing flow of energy through a molecule to improve solar energy performance.<p>Modern solar panel technology is pretty damned awesome. I say this …

Quantum Physics

I took a class on human behavior at the No. 1 college in the US — and now I know how hard it is to make a 'rational' decision

Nearly every student who'd showed up to the Princeton University lecture that day was clacking away on a laptop — I'd come non-ironically armed with a legal pad and Bic pen.<p>And while I'd done all (okay, most) of the assigned readings for that day, the material was still hard to understand. When, …

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

6 Principles of Persuasion and Influence that Drive Personal and Business Success

Do you need more technical skills to drive success? Think again! It's wiser to build "soft skills" that target your abilities to persuade and influence.<p>Leaders are people who influence followers. Executives are leaders, so they should know how to influence people, right?<p>So here's a question. Given …

Emotional Intelligence

How America Expunges Bad Memories

America is a place that expunges unpleasant memories that belie the happier vision of its “exceptionalism,” most notably the brutal ugliness of the …