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I’m a neurosurgeon, and the best morning routine I’ve found only consists of 3 simple steps

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when juggling career and work demands, family time, relationships, and other obligations.<p>If you feel like you’re …

Productivity

The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism

The largest participatory experiment in quantum physics is helping physicists better understand the nature of reality by eliminating free will from the equation.<p>When you close your eyes, you don’t assume that the world is no longer there simply because you can’t see it. Similarly, everything we …

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

Body Language

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

Writing

Infographic: 1 of These 4 Strengths is Your Superpower

Gretchen Rubin's best-seller The Four Tendencies explains how to capture your biggest strength. A new Quid Corner infographic shows your best motivation<p>Personality assessments are a dime a dozen, though they often fall into complex ranges and systems. They are detailed, heavy and usually too …

Infographics

Where fat goes when you lose weight

The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales.<p>Even the 150 doctors, dietitians and personal trainers we surveyed shared this surprising gap in their health literacy. The most common misconception by far, was that fat …

Nutrition

I woke up at 4 a.m. and spent 10 hours meditating for 10 days straight — here's why you should try it

I went on my first silent meditation retreat in 2012. When I signed up, I envisioned 10 blissful days of meditation in the misty Thai mountains, totally serene and free from all worldly distractions. Prepping for my third course this November, however, I knew exactly what I was getting …

Meditation

Three steps to get up to speed on any subject quickly

“Don’t boil the ocean,” Terry said as he slapped a tall stack of papers on my desk. “Just tell us what we need to know.”<br>I was staring at a serious …

Financial Services

The Physics Of Productivity: Newton’s Laws Of Getting Sh*t Done

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three laws of …

Physics

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

Want to Stop a Bad Habit or Start a Good One? This Simple Technique Is Surprisingly Effective

Here's why giving yourself a time-limited challenge can make all the difference.<p>If you've ever tried to change a habit, you know how much patience it can require. There's an often-repeated saying that 21 days is enough to stop or start any habit, but that turns out to be false. Depending on the …

TED Talks

The Book That I Haven’t Started Writing Yet Will Be the Best Book Ever

The book that I haven’t started writing yet will be a book of such importance that people will use words like “astonishing” and “uncompromising” to describe it. Also, “a laugh riot.” And “devastating.” No, “staggering.”<p>The book that I haven’t started writing yet will be so good that reviewers will …

Try This Exercise to Be a Better Speaker, and Have More Fun in a Room Full of People

This nugget of mental jiu jitsu has turned many nervous executives into great speakers.<p>Public Speaking makes people very nervous. Jerry Seinfeld famously joked that most people would rather be in the casket than speaking at their own funeral. And, it makes sense. Public speaking is dangerous! Look …

Public Speaking

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

Leadership

Got a good feeling about someone? You probably just like the way they look.

Humans have a surprisingly primitive way of sizing up strangers<p>Ivan Pavlov had many research pursuits, but it’s his work with dogs that made him a household name. The Russian psychologist carried out unusual experiments on the behavior and gastric function of lovable mutts with names like Muyrka …

Psychology

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

Facing these 10 fears will improve your life at work and at home

Wouldn't it be fantastic if the road to success and happiness were an easy one? Unfortunately, as we all know, this isn't the case. The reality is, you'll only succeed once you force yourself to do things that you don't necessarily want to. It's true. You see, our brains are wired in such a way …

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

8 paradoxical habits of wildly successful people

You know what they say about opinions — everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google “characteristics of successful …

Use This Form to Create a Resume That Will Wow Employers

Guide to Create Your Own Resume<p>A Resume Can Be The Gateway to a First Interview<p>Updated January 22, 2018<p>When you are fresh out of school and looking …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

You're 96 Percent Less Creative Than You Were as a Child. Here's How to Reverse That

Sure, you can't be a kid again, but you can think like one.<p>If you haven't said it yourself, someone has said it to you: "I'm just not that creative."<p>Most of us wouldn't mind being just a little more creative. Fortunately, you can. Not only are there proven ways to increase your creativity, but …

Creativity

I Lived On 51% Of My Income —& Saved $17,000

Two days before my 29th birthday, I shared a thought I’d been sitting on with my girlfriends: What if I didn’t shop for a year?<p>I didn’t come up with …

17 Powerful Quotes to Bring Out the True Greatness within You

The path to greatness is paved with a strong and genuine desire, a meaningful purpose, and good company along the way.<p>Believing in yourself and in your abilities is essential to make things happen for you and to be great in life. Being great is not about ego or selfishness. The path to greatness …

Motivation

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

This CEO Reviewed Thousands of LinkedIn Profiles -- Here Are the 5 Updates You Should Make to Yours Now

Treat your LinkedIn profile differently than your resume to make a powerful impression.<p>Think about the attention to detail you put into your resume. You know that it needs to inform and impress. It must radiate competence and respectability. The question is -- should you treat your LinkedIn profile …

Employment

How to Get 10 Times the LinkedIn Connections in Just 10 Minutes a Day

Want to boost your LinkedIn connections quick? Start by implementing these eight strategies.<p>The word is out. LinkedIn joins Instagram as, arguably, the hottest social media platform on the market right now. With the level of buzz the "New LinkedIn" has been receiving the past six months, savvy …

Social Media

6 secrets to creating outstanding infographics

In the Instagram and Snapchat era, audiences are increasingly visually oriented. But sometimes an image alone isn’t enough: you need a clever …