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In Praise of Selfishness

Portrait by Josh WhiteDear friend,A recent thought I had: in order to empower others, you must (first) be selfish.Empower yourself before empowering …

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A Harvard doctor shares the 3-ingredient breakfast she eats at work every morning

When Harvard physician Monique Tello looks at the typical American breakfast, she said, it makes her "want to cry."<p>"A bowl of cereal, or a bagel, or a piece of toast, or a muffin are all no different than a dessert," Tello wrote in a recent Harvard Health blog post .<p>Think about it — most blueberry …

Breakfast

10 Ways to Turn Yourself into a Morning Workout Person

The morning exercise tips you need to know.<p>We know that bed > exercise/everything. It's a universal truth. But if you want to tone every muscle fiber or properly train for a 10K—that's 6.2 miles, in case you were wondering—you have to make room in your schedule to shape up. You could squeeze in gym …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

When to Give Feedback in a Group and When to Do It One-on-One

If you’re like most leaders, you’re probably reluctant to give an individual feedback in a team meeting. You’ve probably learned to praise in public and criticize in private. You may be concerned that if you give feedback in a group setting, you’ll put that person on the spot, get him or her …

Can Millennials bring change to Singapore’s “nanny state?”

SINGAPORE — FIFTY YEARS AFTER SINGAPORE WAS ACCIDENTLY BORN as an independent country after getting unceremoniously kicked out of Malaysia, it has …

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever. And it means you …

How Happy Are Designers?

Creative people are pretty damn happy at work according to a new study by Adobe. After interviewing more than 1,000 people, Adobe found that the glass is more than half full for the country’s designers, illustrators, and photographers.<p>Here, Co.Design information design editor Lily Tidhar visualizes …

Research

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

Sentence Correction: Subjunctive Questions | GMAT practice question

Following standard police protocol, the police officers demanded that the suspect puts his weapon down.<p>This answer choice is <b>grammatically</b> incorrect.</i> …

Language Learning

The best business schools based on GMAT scores

Since 1954, the GMAT exam has been used to aid admissions decisions for MBA programs. Research by academics as well as GMAC, the organization responsible for the test, has shown the GMAT has high validity for predicting performance in MBA programs. Last year, I conducted a study published in …

College & University

How To Ace The GMAT

The GMAT exam is accepted by more than 5,900 business and management programs worldwide. Use these tips to get above the average 540 score.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser .</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Twitter</b>

How NOT To Study For The GMAT

GMAT students may have heard endless tips about studying for the exam, which is a crucial component of business school applications. Let’s also take a look at what students should avoid when they crack open their prep books.<p>Countless students seek professional preparation when they begin to study …

To Get Honest Feedback, Leaders Need to Ask

“The only way to discover your strengths,” wrote Peter Drucker, “is through feedback analysis.” No senior leader would dispute this as a logical matter. But nor do they act on it. Most leaders don’t really want honest feedback, don’t ask for it, and don’t get much of it unless it’s forced on them. …

Pope Francis Condemns Racism And Declares That “All Religions Are True” At Historic Third Vatican Council

For the last six months, Catholic cardinals, bishops and theologians have been deliberating in Vatican City, discussing the future of the church and …

Book Profiles Apple's Tim Cook as 'Relentlessly Frugal' With 'Inhuman Stamina'

As the head of one of the most successful companies on the planet, Apple's Tim Cook is scrutinized perhaps more than any other CEO. Now some of that …

Infographic: Dissecting The Opening Lines Of 25 Famous Novels

Pop Chart Lab gets literary for its latest infographic masterpiece: a schoolhouse-friendly poster of old-school sentence diagramming.<p>Infographics, when done well, can organize otherwise tangled bits of data for the purpose of illuminating a larger insight. So it makes sense that the busy …

Apple explains how the iPhone's fingerprint sensor keeps your info secure

If you've ever wanted to know how the iPhone 5s' Touch ID fingerprint security works beyond a basic overview, you'll be glad to hear Apple has just delivered a motherlode of new details. An updated version of its iOS Security white paper (PDF) explains much of what happens to your finger data after …