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Android posts highest ever market share in latest mobile data

It’s the weekend and who doesn’t love some statistics between BBQs, bike rides and late nights? OK, I may be alone on that front, but Statista has some new figures on OS market share based on new smartphone sales that are pretty exciting. While you’ve been busy suntanning, the Android OS has posted …

Markets

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Commuting

7 Simple Life Hacks That Will Make You Smarter

Looking to perform better mentally? Do the following.<p><i>Do you want to be smarter?</i><p>You can't boost your IQ overnight, but you can get a little smarter every day.<p>With enough motivation and determination, anyone can expand their mental capabilities and become smarter.<p>Integrating new habits into your …

Lifehacks

Organized Project Board

Managing a household, blog, family, and finances can be difficult at times. I constantly try to prioritize and multitask, as do most moms. Using a …

Time Management

5 ways to make money you've probably never thought of

Launching a side project or business can be lucrative, but it's also a lot of work. If you're looking for an easier way to make cash on the side, why not start with stuff you already have?<p>It's crazy but you probably have something lying around right now that someone else will rent and pay you for. …

Rental Housing

These 10 Websites Will Instantly Upgrade Your Life

Want to 10x your life? There are amazing websites or apps available today that can improve the quality of our lives. But with so many websites and …

10 Important Habits To Develop In The New Year | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Almost all people on this planet think about the things they have accomplished throughout the past 12 months. Before you start being depressed about …

Time Management

How To Make A Stunning LinkedIn Profile

Having a LinkedIn profile is so important these days, so put in the effort now! Here's how to make a stunning LinkedIn profile in five easy-to-follow …

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention.To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

Be Grateful More Often

Although I didn’t move to the United States until I was an adult, every year I look forward to one of the most American of holidays: Thanksgiving. Turkey, pumpkin pie, long hours of cooking and relaxing with family and friends make the day a particularly fun one. I also look forward to Thanksgiving …

3 Strategies to Promote Independent Thinking in Classrooms

In his study of people who find satisfaction with their lives, Harvard psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi defines as <b>autotelic</b> those who are …

Pedagogy

Create the Success You Deserve By Knowing What You’re Worth

Many of us have experienced the sensation of applying for an underwhelming position, only to convince ourselves of the role’s merit after going …

The Best Networking Tips to Capitalize on Any Situation

Networking. Some people call it a guaranteed way to meet influencers in your industry. Others believe it’s the best way to market your skills, brand …

Brain Pickings

How to Optimize Your Brain: Why Refining Emotional Recall is the Secret to Better Memory

We’ve seen the many ways in which our memory can be our merciless traitor: it is not a recording device but a practitioner of creative plagiarism, a terrible timekeeper, and the bent backbone in the anatomy of lying. How, then, can this essential human faculty become our ally?<p>In <b>The Art of Doing:</b> …

The Science of “Intuition”

The power and fruitfulness of intuition has had innumerable and celebrated champions — from Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs to some of history’s greatest scientists and philosophers. But what, exactly, lies behind this amorphous phenomenon we call “intuition”? That’s precisely what CUNY …

What It Means to Find Your Deep Talent

There are very many people who don’t really enjoy what they do or perhaps even how they live. They don’t enjoy the work that they do and they sort of …

Aligning Principles with Purpose: How to Create Rubik’s Cube Moments

Everything is in perfect alignment. You feel like the work you do makes a difference in the world. You are happy at work. You are deeply …

Stay With Problems Longer

How Children Succeed

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Tough<p>“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”—<i>People</i><p>Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Mindfulness

To Simplify, First Clear the Underbrush

<i>This post was coauthored by Lisa Bodell.</i><p>Many people envision the upper rungs of the corporate ladder as an inspired, innovative place where leaders spend their time on stimulating projects that shape the organization’s future. But this vision is not always a reality. In many companies today, even …