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How To Use Metrics To Measure The Success Of Your Agile Projects

Ah, metrics. A company’s best friend. Without them, a business can’t be certain it’s on track with deadlines. It doesn’t know if it’s operating …

Project Management

Where pain lives

Fixing chronic back pain is possible only when patients understand how much it is produced by the brain, not the spine<i>By Cathryn Jakobson Ramin</i>Read …

What’s the best meditation style for your personality type?

Everyone has their own fitness personality: Some people can’t get enough of SoulCycle, while others see tapping it back to a Katy Perry song as their …

The Secret to Keeping Your Goals When You Have Zero Willpower

Don't worry, this is not another New Year's resolutions how-to article. This is a beautiful challenge to be accepted, a desperate call to action, and …

The best podcasts of 2016 you can binge in the new year

2016 was a rough year in many ways, but good art often comes from bad times. Podcasts are no exception, as the past 12 months gave rise to a number …

Why gut feelings may really help you make risky decisions

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>“Gut reactions” — subtle bodily sensations that result from risky behavior — have long been the stuff of financial market lore. Some successful stock market traders, billionaire George Soros included, have claimed they pay attention to bodily pains and …

Trading

This simple 10-3-2-1-0 formula could make your days more productive

Better sleep and more productivity during the day could be just around the corner using this very simple technique<p>Finding peace and quiet in today’s 24-hour society can be tricky but a simple technique could help boost your productivity, it is claimed.<p>The 10-3-2-1-0 formula can help you sleep …

7 counterintuitive secrets to being insanely productive

In fact, there are plenty of proven strategies for getting more done while staying happy and healthy.<p>To find out what those strategies are, we checked out the Quora thread "What is the secret to insane productivity?" as well as some other research, and picked out our favorite techniques.<p>Quora user …

Why I Never Fight With My Wife

I never fight with my wife. Never. Neither should you.<p>Despite what you may have read in a book, heard from a marriage expert or believe from watching other couples (or even your own relationship) fighting is not inevitable in marriage. You can have a beautiful, healthy and ridiculously happy …

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …

Neuroscience

7 truths that will transform how you think about yourself

"The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge," claimed the Greek philosopher Plato. But how do you go about learning <i>actual</i> new truths about yourself when it's so easy to get caught up in comforting confirmation biases and pleasant patterns that only support what we already know?<p>Well you could try to …

There’s an awful cost to getting a PhD that no one talks about

One night during the third year of my PhD program, I sat on my bed with a packet of tranquilizers and a bottle of vodka. I popped a few pills in my mouth and swigged out of the bottle, feeling them burn down my throat. Moments later, I realized I was making a terrible mistake. I stopped, trembling …

Reappraising Threat: How to Optimize Performance Under Pressure.

2015 Jun;37(3):339-43. doi: 10.1123/jsep.2014-0186.<p>1School of Sport and Exercise, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, …

Research shows you need these 5 things to be happy at work

With unemployment at the lowest it has been since 2008, you might be thinking about changing jobs. But what exactly would make you happier at work? …

5 Ways to Cure Chronic Procrastination

Here's how to start redirecting your energy from mood-fixing, goal-derailing activities and get yourself back on track.<p>New research from Stockholm University has confirmed that procrastination isn’t just a time-management issue. In this study, researchers found that emotional reasons are often a …

Mindy Kaling's Guide to Killer Confidence

Mindy Kaling's secret? You have to earn that bulletproof feeling. In an excerpt from her new book, <i>Why Not Me?</i>, she explains.<p>One evening last year, I was onstage at a Q&A in Manhattan hosted by a magazine to discuss my life and career. This was one of those fancy events where ticket prices are high, …

Everything I Am Afraid Might Happen If I Ask New Acquaintances to Get Coffee

They will say no.<p>They will say no and laugh at me for not having enough existing friends to get coffee with.<p>They will not answer, and I’ll be left waiting for their response for months, unable to focus on anything else because I’m totally distracted imagining how they’re going to say no.<p>They’ll say …

12 Books Every Investor Should Read

If you’re looking for something to read that will improve your ability as an investor, I’d recommend any of the books below. All 12 of them are …

The Art of War Visualized

May 14, 2015<p>Excerpts: The Art of War Visualized<p>Jessica Hagy has been on our radar since before her first book, Indexed, was released. We published a …

Top 10

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Posted May 14, 2015, 9:00 AM with category of Innovation & Creativity<p>Jessica Hagy has taken Sun Tsu's classic and put her illustrative slant on it. …

Top 10

When You Shouldn't Follow Your Heart

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m 17 and sitting in my high school guidance counsellor’s office. She’s asking me what I want to do with my life and I have no idea.<p>“What are you really passionate about,” she asks. Awkward silence. What I want to say is playing computer …

Entrepreneurship

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Study Skills

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Happy people are 36 percent more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as their unhappy counterparts.<p>Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us …

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say “done” at the end of even the smallest tasks.<p>Perfectionists are often reminded that “done is better than perfect.” But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more “done” moments in our workdays.<p>Saying the word <i>done</i> can …

3 Types of Procrastinators and What Motivates Them (infographic)

What kind of time-waster are you? Use this flowchart infographic to find out.<p>You know you work better under pressure, preferring to put things off until it's really crunch time.<p>After all, why do right now what you could put off for just another few hours?<p>There are those people who jump on each task …

4 Common Dyslexia Myths Debunked Using Neuroscience

<b>By Priya Kalra</b><p>Although scientists now understand dyslexia better than ever before, it is still a condition shrouded in myth and misunderstanding. I first came to see our flawed perceptions of dyslexia while tutoring a 4th grader. Despite normal intelligence and effort, he could not read. I saw how …

Your Guide to Asking for a Promotion

Asking for a promotion should be a comfortable experience as long as you're prepared. Here's everything you need to know to be prepared!<p>For most employees, jobs are temporary footholds in a ladder to some ideal position at the top. To the most ambitious of us, that position is the CEO or President …