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New research shows bilingual people have yet another advantage

Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.<p>The past 15 years have witnessed an overwhelming amount of research on the bilingual mind, with the majority of the evidence pointing to the tangible advantages of …

Language

10 Best Houseplants To De-Stress Your Home And Purify The Air

If you want functional decorations, look no further than the houseplant.<p>Some well-placed greenery can not only brighten a space but also purify the air -- and they're also helpful in creating a more relaxing, restful ambiance in any room. We know that spending time in nature is linked to reduced …

The Mistake Everybody Makes With Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is an "it" thing in business, or so say the 11,000 books on the subject on Amazon.<p>At Google, people are joining six-month wait lists for a class on it. Chade-Meng Tan, the engineer who founded the class, says that emotional intelligence is what differentiates one tech whiz …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Trying to Find Your Life’s Purpose Is a Waste of Time (and What to Do Instead) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Waiting to discover your purpose? That’s a stupid strategy.<p>Blogs, courses, and coaches all over the internet claim that we each have one perfect …

The power of time off

Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. …

Stefan Sagmeister

The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

Based on data from online education platform Coursera, we compiled a list of the 12 most popular, free online classes for working professionals.<p>Here they are, ranked by popularity:<p>Coursera's most popular course offers an introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics …

Computer Science

The Most Important Hour of Your Life

An executive called me up a few months ago in existential pain. He had spent the last several years pursuing a career path he now admitted was not …

New York Times

Seriously, folks, you need to stop refrigerating your tomatoes

A fresh tomato is a delight — until it's spent a few days in the refrigerator. Then it transforms into a mushy, tasteless mess. Here's the scientific …

Tomatoes

Is Your Next Great CEO a Management Consultant?

<i>There are a variety of places where corporations and boards look for potential CEOs, but the leagues of management consulting generally isn’t one of them. However, new unreleased research from Spencer Stuart, a global executive search firm, suggests that we’re giving this sector short shift: There</i> …

What Gets Measured in Education

The world over, the performance of colleges is under fire. It’s about time that happened, but there should also be serious concerns about the new report cards that are being fashioned for tertiary educational institutions.<p>The Obama Administration in the U.S., for instance, plans to create a new …

How I Hire: Nail the Interview in 5 Minutes and 2 Questions.

It usually takes me five minutes and two questions to know how an interview will likely turn out.<p>I lost count of how many potential product managers, …

Employment

Perfectly Pack T-Shirts with the Six-Inch Military Roll

Rolling your t-shirts makes them space-efficient and prevents wrinkles when you are packing, and there’s no better way to fold them than a military …

Evernote, Adonit Join Forces To Produce A Fine-Point Bluetooth Stylus

Evernote is now more than just an app. The company recently announced a partnership with Adonit to produce a unique accessory. The Adonit Jot Script …

To Buy Happiness, Purchase an Experience

Michael Norton explains why spending money on new experiences yields more happiness than spending it on new products.<p><b>Video directed and produced by</b> …

Happiness

Four Ways to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do with Your Life

We've all hit that point where we can't figure out exactly what we really want to do with our lives. It can come when you're 18 or when you're 50, …

Employment

U.S. judge demands Apple reveal HTC settlement to Samsung - appPicker

A U.S. Judge demanded that Apple disclose their 10-year patent license agreement with smartphone manufacturer HTC to Samsung, their main legal rival …