Michael Kelly Johnson

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Never Forget the Milk (or Anything Else) Again With This Crazy Trick

Always forgetting to buy milk or finish that one work task? Science has a solution.<p>"For me, an iPhone arrived, a baby arrived; in life you're constantly connected and there's always too much to do. My memory capacity has basically shrunk to zero at this point," complains working mom Katherine …

Motherhood

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Self-improvement

8 Ways Leaders Become Better

Leadership still is viewed as central to an organization's success because it is what motivates and inspires the rest of the team to be accountable and productive. For example, in the Deloitte University Press Human Capital Trends 2014 Survey, leadership was at the top of the list of the most …

Leadership

How two millennials built a $100 million startup in 4 years and landed an interview with the president

Michelle Obama's glam squad had already powdered his nose. He sipped water and thumbed an issue of The New Yorker, trying to stave off nerves.<p>Horowitz, 27, was about to conduct his third-ever video interview for a website he cofounded four years earlier, Mic. The president had only granted two …

Advertising

Here's Why The Eight-Hour Workday Is An Outdated Concept

How productive are you during your eight-hour workday? No matter your answer, the truth is that there are better ways to achieve optimal productivity.

10 TED Talks that will make you smarter about business

TED Talks

3 Smart Strategies to Build a Lean Business Model

We’ll get down to business in a second, but first, let’s play a game. Think about Instagram’s role in your life, from scrolling through friends’ …

Product Management

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers

Discussions about story and storytelling are pretty fashionable in marketing circles. I have ambivalent feelings about this. On the one hand, as a lifelong advocate for the power of story in business, I find this very encouraging. For all companies, having a story and knowing that story are crucial …

Building Creative Teams without Your Gut

I am on the product design team at Fullscreen, which is one-third of the greater Product, Design, and Engineering (PDE) organization. We have many …

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …

Engineering

The new MacBook's single port comes with a major security risk

After years of development, USB Type-C is making a very big debut. Last week, Apple announced its new MacBook would come with just a single Type-C plug for both power and data, a move that allowed for the slimmest MacBook ever. A few days later, Google unveiled the new version of its flagship …

MacBook

Einstein's Gravity Confirmed on a Cosmic Scale

Proof of dark matter and dark energy, study says<p><b>The theory of gravity proposed by Albert Einstein nearly a century ago can explain the dance of galaxies around one another just as well as it can model the motion of planets around the sun, according to a new study.</b><p>The finding suggests that the …

How To Have The Perfect Work Day

How can we make our work days more effective? The specific details will like vary depending on your industry and responsibilities, but there are …

40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

Burning guitars, big suits, meeting the Beatles — the concert films and rockumentaries that stand head and shoulders above the rest<p>The movies started …

How to Manage Employees When They're On the Road

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re doing business in far-flung places and have a team of road warriors servicing clients around the country or around the world, it can be difficult to keep them productive, engaged and feeling like part of the team. In addition …

Employment

How Four Eco Brands Are Using Social Media Marketing Effectively

Environmentally conscious companies don’t just sell products, they promote a mission and sustain a lifestyle that benefits their customers and simultaneously makes the world a better place. It is natural then that when these “triple bottom line” businesses take to social media, they use their …

This Stunning, Ultra-Realistic Portrait Is The Work Of A 16-Year-Old

This image titled <i>Coleman</i> isn’t a photograph. It’s a pencil portrait. Equally impressive: the artist is only 16. Shania McDonagh has won Ireland’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition every year since she was 12. In awarding the prize, the chairman of the judging panel (who also happens to be director …