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10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Let Your Child Play with Smartphone or iPad

Before you hand your smartphone or iPad to your kid to keep 'em quiet, know this: pediatric occupational therapist Chris Rowan has outlined 10 …

What Is Conformity and How Does It Influence Behavior?

<b>Conformity</b> involves changing your behaviors in order to "fit in" or "go along" with the people around you. In some cases, this social influence might …

7 Ways to Discover Happiness When You Hate the World

In life, we are bound to experience the challenges that can sometimes put us down, it sometimes makes us forget to look at the brighter side of …

Happiness

How To Break Free From the Vicious Cycle of Violence and Abuse | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

This is a very personal post that I will be sharing with you. If you grew up in a very dysfunctional and violent household or extended family like I …

Outsourcing

The Mullet Of Smartphones: E-Ink In Front, Color Display In Back

The YotaPhone is an Android smartphone with a five-inch AMOLED display on one side, and a 4.7-inch e-ink display on the other. The upshot: It stays charged for days.<p>E-ink is a wonderful technology. Easier on the eye than other display technologies and frugally power sipping, it’s what allows your …

eReaders

The 100 Best Websites For Women, 2013

<i>With additional reporting by Kate Taylor</i><p>We couldn’t be happier to present the fourth annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites for Women than we are today—for this year more than any other this has been true collaborative effort by dedicated staffers, contributors and ForbesWoman readers. For that …

20 Things That Mentally Strong People Don't Do

I often write about the things I believe we all should be doing, trying or experimenting with in order to maximize our success and happiness. …

Self-help

$7.25 for Your Thoughts: What You Should Know About Minimum Wage

Last month, President Barack Obama included in his State of the Union address a plea to Congress to raise the hourly minimum wage to $10.10. Some …

How to Think Differently to Succeed in a Complex World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Perhaps the biggest problem I see with a lot of young entrepreneurs I meet is a tendency to think in black-and-white terms when the real world is almost entirely made up of shades of gray.<p>Virtually all the successful people I’ve known …

Entrepreneurship

How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the “2-Minute Rule”

Recently, I’ve been following a simple rule that is helping me crush procrastination and making it easier for me to stick to good habits at the same …

Procrastination

40 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

According to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following are the 40 highest-paying jobs that don't require workers to have a four-year college degree. Each has an annual salary of at least $58,000.<p>The median annual wages listed are calculated to include hourly, weekly, and …

Employment

The Secret Entrepreneurial Lessons of a Liberal Arts Education

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite reports that liberal arts colleges and universities are failing to prepare students for careers, entrepreneurial students can leverage a liberal arts education to learn the skills to create high paying jobs and transform …

Education

How the liberal arts build entrepreneurial muscle

Virtually all of the people I have met as an entrepreneur have had good ideas, and some of them even had great ideas. However, only a tiny fraction …

Why a Liberal Education Creates Great Entrepreneurs

When then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPad 2 in March 2011, the device and its characteristics weren't the only things dominating the news cycle. In fact, one particular quote from Jobs' speech proved to be somewhat controversial. "It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough," …

Liberal arts are the best preparation -- even for a business career (essay)

Because of my experience as former CEO of the Seagram Corporation, young business students and aspiring entrepreneurs often seek my advice on the …

A Liberal Arts Degree Is More Valuable Than Learning Any Trade

I’ve made it a lifelong habit to do things I know nothing about. I’m a hardware engineer who started, and still runs, a billion-dollar software company. I have a couple of degrees in engineering from MIT and a Harvard MBA. So, if anyone is the poster child for a left-brained education, it’s me. …

Are You Holding Yourself Back with a Story About the Past?

<b>“The distinction between the past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” ~Albert Einstein</b> <b></b><p>One morning I woke up inexplicably …

Self-help

5 scientifically proven ways to get great hair

Beauty blogs and magazines are full of information about which hair care products are best. Sadly, much of this information is based on either …

Watch philosopher Daniel Dennett explain how to reprogram your brain

Drawing from the recently published <i>Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking</i>, philosopher and scientist Daniel Dennett breaks down the rhetorical signals that can indicate a shifty argument ("surely" and "rather" among them), the mental "programs" that can help people better dissect the world …

Why Study Philosophy? 'To Challenge Your Own Point of View'

An interview with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex<p>At a time when advances in science and technology have changed our understanding of our mental and physical selves, it is easy for some to dismiss the discipline of philosophy as obsolete. Stephen Hawking, boldly, …

The Nature of the Self: Experimental Philosopher Joshua Knobe on How We Know Who We Are

<i>“The fate of the world depends on the Selves of human beings,”</i> pioneering educator Annemarie Roeper wrote in her meditation on how poorly we understand the self. Indeed, while philosophers may argue that the self is a toxic illusion and psychologists may insist that it’s forever changing, we tend …

7 leadership traits from the Navy SEALs

The Navy SEALs are, arguably, the toughest dudes on the planet. If you want to be an effective leaders, it’s a good idea to imitate the guys who will …

Study Tips for College Success | The Art of Manliness

When 160,000 undergraduates in the University of California system were asked to name the obstacles that impeded their academic success, the students …

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 …