Robert Blaga

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New type of microscope can peer into the brain of a living, moving creature

It’s not every day that scientists invent a whole new type of microscope, but that’s exactly what researchers in Germany have achieved with a new …

20 gorgeous real-life villages which came straight out of fairytales

There are certain places out there in our world where time has seemingly stood still for a century or more. The kind of places where you can find the …

European Travel

One Ritual That Will Save You From Procrastination Online

Procrastinating while online? This 3-step ritual will definitely help you!<p>Remember when you were a child and there was a special good-night ritual made up by your parents? That pleasurable sequence, where you brushed your teeth, listened to a bedtime story and got a kiss on your forehead, was …

Positive Psychology Books: A Living List Of Readings And Resources

A Living List of Readings and Resources<p>As extensive as this list of positive psychology books may be, it will never be ‘finished’ or ‘complete’. To …

The Best Times to Sleep, Wake, Exercise and Eat Are Based on Age, Circadian Rhythms

If you're wondering what the optimal times are to engage in certain activities, listen to your body's circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are physiological, mental and behavioral changes governed by the body within a 24-hour clock, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. …

Italy's six best road trips

With a network of well-maintained roads that weave through a landscape of snow-capped peaks, plunging coastlines, lakes and historic towns, Italy offers plenty of epic driving. And while some routes are undeniably challenging, they all make for unforgettable experiences.<p>Here we highlight six …

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, …

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …

Consciousness

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Which Character Strengths Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

In 2004, Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman came out with Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification. This volume was a …

Here are the nation's top thinkers on how to be happy, improve our sex lives, and more

But five psychologists are up for the task of figuring out what it is that makes us human.<p>We recently compiled a list of 50 scientists doing amazing work around the world. Here are the psychologists whose work is redefining the way we look at what goes on inside our heads.

Why Metaphors Beat The Snot Out Of Facts When It Comes To Motivating Action

Douglas Van Praet returns to tackle the magic of metaphors, and explain why they beat facts when it comes to creative persuasion.<p>Metaphors have long permeated creative expression from cave paintings to commercials. And there’s a good reason that Geico is “So easy, a cavemen can do it,” Prudential …

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5 foods that hurt your brain

Forget your waistline for a sec—some of your food choices could actually affect your memory and cognitive abilities. Here, 5 foods to go easy on if you want to keep your wits about you.<p><b>Tofu</b><br>The soy controversy continues with a study published in the journal Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive …

Neuroscience: The hard science of oxytocin

As researchers work out how oxytocin affects the brain, the hormone is shedding its reputation as a simple cuddle chemical.<p>In April 2011, Robert …

The truth about living on a Sailboat

The truth about living on a Sailboat<p>Including our sail to Canada in 2005, LeeAnn and I have lived aboard a boat together for over two years. Not so …

How Adobe keeps key employees from quitting

If there’s one thing almost everyone in corporate America can agree on, it’s that traditional once-a-year evaluations are a waste of time. Managers …

Best Beaches in Europe in 2015

Zlatni Rat Beach, Croatia- one of the best beaches in Europe in 2015.<p>If it’s sand and sun you are hankering for, look no further than these amazing …

European Travel

How to Cut the 'Ums,' Uhs,' and 'Literallys' When Speaking

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>If there were "Survivor" for words, I'd vote off "literally."<br>It's inserted into sentences for no real reason.<p>Consider:<p>I am literally the hungriest person in the world right now. <br>I am literally going to break this printer in a minute. <br>The coffee machine is …

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say "I do," committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth.<p>Except, of course, it doesn't work out …

The 5 Best iPhone Apps to Download This Week

It seems like hundreds of new iPhone apps pop up every week, but which ones should you bother trying? We explored the App Store and found some apps …

Marissa Mayer, The Old School Manager, vs. Ricardo Semler, The Participation Age Leader | Inc.com

Last year, the CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, created shock waves throughout the tech world by dictating that "work from home" was no longer permitted. She summarily herded everyone back into the Office Day Care Center to be closely supervised like seven year olds. A few years earlier, a large …

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From “Economic Man” to Behavioral Economics

When we make decisions, we make mistakes. We all know this from personal experience, of course. But just in case we didn’t, a seemingly unending stream of experimental evidence in recent years has documented the human penchant for error. This line of research—dubbed heuristics and biases, although …

Critical Thinking

Nine Cognitive Biases You Need to Understand to Master Your Money

In our daily lives, we constantly rely on our instincts to navigate through all kinds of situations, from how to relate to other people to what kind …

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Cultivate These 8 Habits to Achieve Peak Performance in Life and Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To be successful requires much more than just your intelligence and talent. There are basic needs which have to be met to function at your peak. These basic needs are neglected by most, impairing their capacity to rise to those elusive …