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How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

cienpiesnf/Dollar Photo ClubYou drop a glass while making breakfast. You get stuck in traffic on your way to work. Your boss yells at you for being …

How The Supreme Court Could Crush Public-Sector Unions

Union membership has been falling for years. It may drop even more after this case.<p>WASHINGTON -- In what may turn out be a painful blow to labor unions, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a case that could make the entire U.S. public sector a right-to-work zone.<p>In the case, …

Psychology Explains How to Choose the Perfect Color for Your Brand

The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of marketing.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, writer for Help Scout</i><p>The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of …

Psychology

12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

See the Many Locations of the Great American Novel in One Giant Map

One of the primary characteristics of the so-called “Great American Novel” is a strong sense of place, which means that when you consider the …

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What airline insiders wish you knew (but are afraid to tell you)

Ever wish you had the chance to ask the airline industry burning questions about how they come up with pricing, and why change fees are so darn …

How to upgrade AA coach to business class, in advance

One of the best features of the American Airlines AAdvantage program, in my opinion, is that they allow upgrades from coach to business class, or …

Stuck in the middle? New app lets you swap seats with other air passengers

Spending hours squeezed into an economy class cabin is nobody’s idea of a good time. It’s even worse when you’ve drawn the short straw and find yourself in the middle seat, too close to a malodourous lavatory or sat beside a chatterbox.<p>But help is at hand. A new app – Seateroo – launching in …

Tony Robbins's 6 Best Tips for Building Wealth Now

Yes, you can get rich, says the multimillionaire life coach. Here's how.<p>What steps should you be taking right now to build your wealth for next year and all the years to come? Tony Robbins, best known as a motivational speaker and life coach to presidents and top athletes, interviewed some of the …

Personal Finance

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

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