mihyar

1,067 Flips | 5 Magazines | 9 Likes | 18 Followers | @mihyar | Keep up with mihyar on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “mihyar”

You’ll Be Happier If You Let Yourself Feel Bad

There’s a moment in Oscar Wilde’s novel <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray</i> when the title character declares war on his feelings: “I don’t want to be at the …

Betterment's 270,000 users can now message financial advisers through the app

Betterment customers will now be able to send messages to the firm's 12 human financial advisers via their Betterment mobile app.<p>The firm's vice president of financial advice, Alex Benke, said the new service will make it easier for users to ask a broad range of questions related to financial …

A Harvard psychologist says this is the first thing you should do when you wake up

Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy has developed a method for starting your mornings out right. It's surprisingly simple.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

Harvard

America is 'showing the telltale signs of a failing state'

We have utter disregard for values at home and abroad, the disdain for democracy, the hunger for constraining a free press, the admiration for thugs and strongmen worldwide.<p>We have all the makings of a banana republic. But worse, we are showing the telltale signs of a failing state. Our government …

Donald Trump

I tried the best-selling teeth whitener on Amazon, and it really worked

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Active Wow<p>You only have seven seconds to make a first impression, so when the majority of the data being gathered to make that determination …

The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …

Nathan Myhrvold: Microsoft is one of few companies with 'true research' working on 'super hard problems'

A former CTO of Microsoft, Nathan Myhrvold founded Microsoft's Research division in 1991, a team that now has legions of researchers working in labs all over the world.<p>Appearing on the latest episode of The Bottom Line with Henry Blodget , Myhrvold says Microsoft remains one of the few companies …

Henry Blodget

The LA Riots began 25 years ago this week — here's how the city descended into total chaos

The incident sparked a series of protests known as the LA Riots. Tensions between law enforcement and Angelenos bubbled over, and by the end of the five-day riots, at least 55 people had died.<p>At a time when similar racial tensions are again at the forefront of the national conversation, we take a …

Justice

Here's how to be more self-aware at work, something a psychologist says is a powerful tool

It's a bit like how research has shown how 80% of participants in a study think of themselves as an "above average driver" — it's just not the case.<p>This finding is the result of over three years of research by organizational psychologist Dr. Tasha Eurich. She is an internationally recognized coach, …

Self-awareness

We could visit another star system in just 69 years

It makes sense if the first star we visit is Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.<p>When news broke last year that an Earth-like planet was …

Universe

Bringing Smart Technology to the Backyard

Transform your outdoor space into a playground of smart products<p>As spring continues its steady march towards summer, homeowners’ thoughts once again …

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Car Without Breaking the Bank

From dashcams to HUDs.<p>Want to upgrade your vehicle's bells and whistles without having to blow your savings on expensive aftermarket installations? Here are 5 products that will give you a convenient, connected, and significantly cooler ride for prices you can actually afford.

The Future Of Energy Isn't Fossil Fuels Or Renewables, It's Nuclear Fusion

Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the climate doesn’t matter. That we’re completely ignoring the connection between carbon dioxide, the Earth’s atmosphere, the greenhouse effect, global temperatures, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise. From a long-term point of view, we’d still need to plan …

Nuclear Energy

Science: This Super-Simple Learning Hack Can Help You Master Any Subject

A new Columbia University study suggests an easy trick to help you master any subject.<p>We all spend well over a decade in school, and while you might quickly forget the date of the battle of Gettysburg or the formula for the area of a trapezoid, you'd hope that you'd at least graduate with a good …

What happens to political satire when the real world goes mad? ‘Veep’ is about to find out.

<b>On Nov. 8,</b> as the nation picked its 45th president, Julia Louis-Dreyfus spent the night observing a fake election.<p>The scene, filmed for an upcoming episode of the political comedy “Veep,” unfolded in what was supposed to be a polling station in a post-Soviet republic. Actors dressed as villagers — …

Veep (TV Series)

Buying these 8 gadgets will save you money in 2018

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Some will take longer to show their value than others, but these eight gadgets can actually save you money over the long run. I made a few …

Gear & Gadgets

Robo advisors are gaining popularity with high-net-worth investors

This is a main finding of MyPrivateBanking's recent quantitative panel survey report " Investors' Attitudes towards robo advisors - Evidence from the US and the UK ", with insights from 600 affluent and wealthy investors in the US and the UK.<p>The report analyzes in depth the views and opinions of …

Robo-advisors

A Stanford professor explains a simple way to feel like you have more time

But what if there were a way to expand those precious minutes and hours? New research from Stanford GSB suggests there may be one: elicit a sense of awe.<p>Experiencing something awe-inspiring — whether it's the Grand Canyon, a soaring cathedral, or a Puccini aria — can expand perceptions of time, …

Psychology

A psychologist reveals how to get rid of negative thoughts

Tim Wilson, a psychology professor and the author of "Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change," shares a tactic to help overcome emotional road blocks.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Psychology

Is there a hole in Mesut Özil?

I like Mesut Özil. I’m not interested in dull narratives about disappearing in big games, the guy plays football with an rare appreciation of space, …

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

Movies

Here’s how to get out of a bad mood, according to science

Much like being sucked into a black hole (we imagine), bad moods after arguments can seem like a crushing vortex from which it is impossible to …

The 20 best business books of 2016

We've got your back. Below, we've rounded up the best reads out there focusing on entrepreneurship, negotiation, and more. There's everything from the story of two psychologists who rocked economists' world to a guide to making a career change from a former Googler .<p>It's the perfect list to choose …

Self-improvement

35 Directors Pick Their Favorite Movies of 2016

Sure, they loved "Moonlight" too, but from "Popstar" to "Childhood of Leader" some of your favorite directors shine a light on 2016 movies that …

Black Mirror

Science can’t be driven by ideology: Why you should be worried about Donald Trump’s climate change search

<b>AP10ThingsToSee - Members of the glaciology unit of Peru's national water authority walk on the Pastoruri glacier in Huaraz, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP)</b><p>Fears of a purge have been raised at the Department of Energy. But what happens when science conflicts with belief?<p>Paul N. Edwards<p>December …

Are You Solving the Right Problems?

How good is your company at problem solving? Probably quite good, if your managers are like those at the companies I’ve studied. What they struggle with, it turns out, is not solving problems but figuring out what the problems are. In surveys of 106 C-suite executives who represented 91 private and …

Forget the boring 'to-do' list — here's why you should be using a 'done' list instead

And it can be, kind of. It can also make you more successful at work by motivating you to continue making progress on your goals.<p>In contrast with a to-do list, a done list catalogs everything completed that day, showing you how much progress you made instead of highlighting what's still left to …

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

'Don't be a donkey': Tim Ferriss shares why single-tasking can be a super power

"Tools of Titans" author and podcaster Tim Ferriss stopped by Business Insider and talked about the power of single-tasking.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

Tim Ferriss

We compared 9 online mattress companies to show you what each is best at

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Tuft & Needle<p>We no longer have to drive to a well-lit department store to spend hours laying down on mattresses just to get one we will …

Startups