Raj Poladia

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How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

To Stop Wasting Time, Change the Way You Make Your To-Do List

In theory, just having a physical to-do list should offer some incentive to tackle it. For one thing, the act of finally drawing a line through a …

A neural network helped researchers crack smartphone PINs using built-in motion sensors

A simple exploit could guess a four-digit security code with surprising accuracy<p>Modern smartphones have a wealth of sensors inside, from accelerometers to gyroscopes. While sensors like these make the phones more powerful—allowing you to use your phone’s orientation as an input mechanism in a video …

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5 Bad Habits You Must Change to Be More Productive

No. 3 was killing my business in 2016 and still has an effect in 2017.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity is very important in today's fast-moving world. Most people try to add to their routine to get more done, but that approach takes a while before it yields …

Time Management

21 Tips to Become the Most Productive Person You Know

I wanted to help you create explosive productivity so you get big things done (and make your life matter).<p>Here are 21 tips to get you to your best …

Time Management

5 science-backed ways to break your phone addiction

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? Ten minutes? Five minutes? <i>One minute?</i><p>Try six seconds.<p>In reality, 70 percent of office …

7 Home Habits Scientifically Proven to Make You Happier

Good news: If you're looking for a little more contentment in your day-to-day, you've got science on your side. There have been tons of studies that …

Happiness

After 100 Years of Debate, Hitting Absolute Zero Has Been Declared Mathematically Impossible

The third law of thermodynamics finally gets its proof.<p>After more than 100 years of debate featuring the likes of Einstein himself, physicists have …

13 quotes by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that continue to inspire us

1.<p>When he spoke on what mattered more than being rich<p>“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've …

4 ways to make new habits stick

All of us approach the process of personal change a little differently. But anyone can take a cue from these key principles as you work to adopt new …

5 ways to build lasting self-esteem

Psychologist Guy Winch explains how we can improve our self-confidence<p>When we have greater self-esteem, our confidence soars, as well as our feeling …

Here's How a Simple 38-Minute Morning Routine Will Transform Your Whole Day

A happy and positive brain is a productive brain.<p>So much positive psychology research is coming out to help us tap into an unending stream of happiness, creativity, and productivity--both at home and work--that only a fool would ignore its benefits.<p>For example, there's the fascinating research on …

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

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American Philosophy

Stop losing sleep because of stress and overwork

Feeling frazzled and sleepless in the city that never sleeps? You’re not alone. According to a new study reported on BMJ Journals’ website, 97 …

Time Management

Fact or Fiction: Eating Breakfast Helps You Lose Weight

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper” – your grandmother probably gave you this piece of advice as a child. You …

Get to Bed Earlier by Making a Deal With Yourself

I’ve been searching for a way to get myself to bed earlier for years, and I’ve finally found a trick that works for me. I just have to treat myself …

Sleep

This Man Discovered The #1 Success Secret After Interviewing 1,500 Entrepreneurs

Let’s say you had the chance to interview 1,500+ successful entrepreneurs. And what if you were trying to discover the one key success secret they all have in common? Would you be excited to know the answer? And what do you think you’d find?<p>Meet John Lee Dumas, who has done exactly that. After …

Self-improvement

Tim Cook wakes at 3:45 a.m. Maybe you should, too

Almost every morning at about 3:45 a.m. PT they begin to happen. Tim Cook’s emails, that is.<p>Yes, hours before most have even hit the snooze button, Apple’s CEO is firing off missives that will be in the inboxes of employees and associates when they stagger into work or pick up their phones from …

Sloth, begone! Here are 11 little ways to motivate yourself when you're feeling lazy

No matter how much we’ve slayed in the past few weeks, we all run into a wall of laziness every now and then. Whether it arises out of tiredness or …

6 ways to make your weekend feel longer

It's finally the weekend! Here's hoping that over the next 48 hours you'll catch up on sleep, knock out your weekend to-do list and come back Monday feeling restored and refreshed.<p>Yet, here's a more likely scenario: The weekend goes by in a flash and you feel even more exhausted than you did on …

Social Media

Highly Motivated People Seldom Boost Their Motivation, They Have These Habits Instead

Do you struggle to stay motivated? Why does it seem like other people seldom need motivation? Is it an inborn trait others have and you don’t? The …

Motivation

52 Book Challenge: My Attempt to Read One Book per Week

Last year I failed my reading challenge. I couldn’t finish reading 12 books in a year. At the beginning of 2016, I got competitive and wanted to prove that I can read 24 books a year. Now, I want to take up the 52 book challenge and read one book per week in 2017.<p>I’ve got an enormous amount of …

5 Bad Habits That Are Destroying Your Focus

Our days are filled with activities that sabotage our focus and slow us down. Here are 5 ways you can stop distraction in its tracks.<p>We are bombarded with information and competing priorities, from the moment we wake up until we go to sleep. Technology has permanently turned up the volume and …

Science Says 1 Out of 5 of Us Are Chronic Procrastinators. Here's How to Deal With It

What you need to know about procrastination to effectively combat your natural biological tendencies.<p>In the <i>Popeye</i> cartoon series, the lovable Wimpy character is famous for proclaiming:<p><i>"I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."</i><p>Wimpy was all about feeding his desire for pleasure first …

Screw The Time Suckers - How To Juggle Everything And Still Achieve What's Important To You....

Brrrrrhhhhh... I'm writing this during one of the coldest weekend's of the year, and our boiler failed. It was freezing!<p>We immediately called our …

Follow the 10% Rule When Creating Systems for Your Work

Planning is important, but sometimes we get so caught up in organizing a plan to reach our goals and get stuff done that we procrastinate reaching …

Why some people are always running late

It’s not always rudeness or scatter-brained behaviour – it can be something much deeper, writes Laura Clarke.<p><i>Editor’s Note (December 21, 2017): Through to the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2017.</i><p>Confession: I am a late person. At least, one in …

Self-help

Here’s How To Become a Morning Person

You have grand ambitions: to start a business, to write a book. But chances are you work long hours, or household responsibilities consume your days. …

Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

Follow These 8 Steps to Stay Focused and Reach Your Goals

Decrease the amount of noise in your head.<p>Accomplishing a goal can be hard work. But even if a project is something you are passionate about and want to complete, distractions such as social media, doubts and other tasks can make it nearly impossible to concentrate on it. Don’t fret. We're here to …

Productivity