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This classic thought experiment explains the weird decisions we make about spending money

Some years ago, I interviewed the Nobel prize­-winning psychologist and best­selling author Daniel Kahneman. He told me one of his all­-time favorite thought experiments, which is something of a classic in behavioral economics.<p>It involves a woman who has spent $160 on two theatre tickets. She is …

Personal Finance

Human brain is predisposed to negative stereotypes, new study suggests

Brain responds more strongly to information about unfavourably portrayed groups, offering clues as to how prejudice emerges and spreads, research shows<p>The human brain is predisposed to learn negative stereotypes, according to research that offers clues as to how prejudice emerges and spreads …

The Brain
Teaching

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

Self-improvement

Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person?

<i>We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the</i> …

November Webinar – Critical Thinking in the 21st Century: Essential Skills Everyone Should Master, with Dr. Richard Carrier

Critical Thinking

10 spectacular rail journeys … that you’ve probably never heard of

Classic trains such as the Orient Express and Trans-Siberian have the name and the fame, but there are hundreds of lesser-known – and more-affordable – rail journeys that are their equal when it comes to stunning scenery<p>Have we missed your stop? Share your rail journey tips in the comments<p>Tren de …

Trains

Adam Hills Hits Back At 'Islam Apologist' Haters In Facebook Post Following Isis Paris Attacks

Adam Hills has launched a blistering rebuttal at critics who attacked him for defending millions of Muslims in the wake of Friday's Paris Attacks.<p>The …

Islam

A Powerful New Essay May Make You Re-Think the Cecil the Lion Saga

Today in The New York Times, a Zimbabwe native describes how lions are really viewed.<p>Here's what has happened to Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer since he paid to kill Cecil the lion: his dental practice was smeared on Yelp; his $1.1 million vacation home in southwest Florida was vandalized; the …

Wildlife

New SeaWorld Show Just Elephant Drowning In Large Tank Of Water With No Explanation

ORLANDO, FL—Noting that the show had simply appeared on the park’s schedule last week without an announcement or fanfare of any kind, visitors to …

Are Your Leftovers Still Safe To Eat? Avoid Food Poisoning With These 5 Tests

Time to toss those expired chicken tenders<p>Between the reports of <i>E. coli</i>-tainted spinach and <i>Listeria</i>-laden ice cream, it’s easy to become paranoid about what to eat. And rightly so: One in six Americans will get a food-borne illness this year. But a number of new and soon-to-exist food-monitoring …

38 Of The Most Inspirational Things Ever Said

1.<p>I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to …

Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

MagMaker / February 9, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Fabio Angeleri and <b>my medium is</b> personal growth.<p><b>My love of</b> meditation started when I was around 22 during very …

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

10 Everyday Things Creative People Do That Lead to Success | Inc.com

One of the measures of a truly successful individual is how innovative he or she is. Likewise, the creativity it takes to be truly innovative is what separates successful businesses from the rest. Creativity can accelerate a company's profits and growth beyond that of its less-innovative …

Creativity

Top 350 Inspiring Motivational Quotes to Tweet and Share | Inc.com

Motivational quotes are extremely popular. Millions of people gain inspiration from people who have been there and done that incredibly well.<p>Thanks to all the readers who encouraged me to collect these in one post, here are 350 motivational quotes broken down into categories to inspire you and your …

Motivation

Always-On Marketing to the Always Connected: Five Ways to Tap Into Your Customers' Thinking

Marketing used to be a far more laborious, time-consuming process: weeks for focus groups, months crafting a campaign, photo shoots and contact …

15 Recipes You Need to Make Before Summer Is Over

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Made with black beans, fresh corn, crisp bell peppers, creamy avocado and a smoky-sweet chipotle vinaigrette, this is the ultimate crowd-pleasing summer salad. It's perfect for a potluck because you can make it ahead of time. <b>GET THE</b> …

Cooking

Why You Need to Create a Personal Mission Statement

In case you missed it, 'Weird Al' Yankovic shared his views on business manifestos in the new video "Mission Statement," recently featured on The Wall Street Journal blog. The video is vintage Weird Al -- poking fun at the corporate buzzwords and vernacular that we are all too familiar with.<p>Weird …

Light Bulbs

Reckless Is the Summer Show You Should Be Watching

What is the best summer show running on CBS -- "Under the Dome," "Extant"? Not even close. The best summer show CBS is offering airs on Sunday nights at 10 and it is called "Reckless". The fact of the matter is this show deserves to be seen in the fall schedule, but not many people are calling for …

Stephen King

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Get Perspective

Inside Flipboard / June 23, 2014<p>In 1981, Michael Bloomberg was a recently laid-off investment banker—with $10 million dollars in severance. Instead …

How to Persuade Anyone: Four Timeless Strategies

Author Dan Pink's latest book, <i>To Sell is Human</i> argues that everyone is a salesperson. And it's true. Whether you're negotiating an acquisition, recruiting new talent, trying to ink an elusive client, or even just asking for a raise, you need to be well versed in the powers of persuasion.<p>So no …

Public Speaking

7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing | Inc.com

I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of rambling or confusing letters, memos, and other professional materials. Here are seven bits of simple advice for clear and …

Creative Writing