Bob Ryan

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A 4,000-person IBM team dedicated to decoding millennials found young workers need 3 things from their bosses

If you are a millennial, you're likely sick of being stereotyped as a beer-pong-playing bro who wants a trophy every time they solve a tough …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a …

Brain Fitness

How to help your brain to learn well

Trinity College lecturers look at how our memory works and what we can do for it<p>16 minutes ago<p>From left, Prof Shane O’Mara, Dr Áine Kelly and Dr …

Neuroscience

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In fact, Steve Jobs famously trained his brain using Zen mindfulness …

Intelligence

The rise of the middle-aged intern

<b>When Erin Gibson Allen decided to return to the legal profession after a 10-year absence to raise her children, she knew she would have to get creative.</b><p>She took unpaid work experience in the chambers of a federal judge in the US city of Pittsburgh.<p>"Part of me thought, 'what have I done?" says Ms …

Employment

Future of Video in Corporate Training

Videos have always held a great deal of attraction. The fact that a well presented/designed video tends to capture immediate and prolonged attention …

How to Stop the Infighting and Actually Conduct a Creative Ideation Session

Tell me if this sounds familiar: Your team is sitting around a conference table. They’re all staring at each other with a hint of angst in the air. …

24 ways your office job is destroying your health

The stress, long hours, and sedentary nature of your modern office job are sucking the life out of you — literally.<p>And it's not just the tight deadlines, stress-eaten doughnuts, and sneezing coworkers that are doing you in. Even your keyboard can be out to get you.<p>From the printer to your …

Job Satisfaction

10 Simple Things the CEO Can Do to Create a Happy Workplace

Happiness at work starts from the top. This is one of the fundamental truths of happy workplaces.<p>In any organization where people consistently love to work, you will find a CEO and executive leadership team that places employee happiness among their top strategic priorities and act accordingly.<p>One …

The Workplace

3 Steps for Creating the Ultimate Home Office

In the not-so-distant past, the idea of avoiding gridlocked traffic, burnt coffee, and ergonomically unpleasant office chairs was nothing more than a …

Home Offices

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

The Brain

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Thinks There's a "Very High" Chance We're Living in the Matrix

Could our entire universe be nothing more than a simulation? That's the subject of this fascinating panel at the 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate, …

Matrices

I learned a huge lesson about productivity from watching a kids' movie with my family

There’s a beautiful line in the movie "We Bought A Zoo" that goes like this:<p>You know, sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage. Just literally 20 seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.<p>I’ve watched a lot of movies in my lifetime (and …

Productivity

Why Project Based Learning Hasn’t Gone Mainstream (And What We Can Do About It)

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is one of the hottest buzzwords in education, and it’s easy to see why.<p>PBL combines standards-based curriculum with …

Learning

7 Products That Will Make Your Work-At-Home Life Much Easier

With as much as freelancers are working from home now, it's important to build an environment that actually encourages productivity.<p>The freelancer economy is on the rise, with some experts estimating that 40 percent of the American workforce will work independently by 2020. For the many people …

Productivity

Learning about learning could transform classrooms

<i>This article was first published in the May 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.</i><p>How will we teach and learn in the future? Technology is giving us new ways …

Learning

The Best Time to Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in 2016

If you’ve ever seen a romantic movie, you know that being in the right place at the right time can result in true magic. Imagine if Harry had never …

Facebook

The Science of Why You Do Your Best Thinking While Walking

Science explains why so many of history's great thinkers have been obsessive walkers.<p>Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Wordsworth, even Aristotle, the list of great minds that were also obsessive walkers is long. Why is the connection between wandering feet and a productive brain so …

Science

"Unintuitive Things I’ve Learned about Management (Part 2)" in The Year of the Looking Glass

This is a continuation of Part 1, please start by reading that first.Continue reading on Medium »

Management

A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

Bloodletting to keep the "humors" in balance was a leading medical treatment from ancient Greece to the late 19th century. That's hard to believe now, in the age of robot-assisted surgery, but "doctors" trusted lancets and leeches for centuries.<p>To Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, the college lecture is …

Education

Edtech Startup Bets Branded Learning Can Reinvigorate E-learning

A Cape Town tech startup is hoping to find a new way to invigorate e-learning using short video tutorials; and has partnered with Ogilvy & Mather, the largest global advertising agency, for its first course on behavioural economics.<p>Called 42courses.com, the South African edtech outfit offers …

Learning

10 Life-Changing Skills You Can Learn in Less Than 6 Months

Everyone has the ability to learn a life-changing skill not just this year, but in the next 6 months.<p>By life-changing, I mean something that can have …

Learning

I’ve analyzed 500 TED Talks, and this is the one rule you should follow when you give a presentation

Harvard professor Amy Cuddy thought she had made a mistake.<p>In 2012 Cuddy, stepped on a TED stage to deliver a presentation on how body posture influences behavior. In addition to the data, she shared a deeply personal story of how she fought her own battle with "imposter syndrome" early in her …

Finance

Why we’re living in an era of neuroscience hype

Do you want to be more successful? Happier? More intelligent? Don’t despair. The answer, we’re told, is right in front of your nose—or rather, right …

Life Sciences

3 critical communication mistakes great leaders don't make

Even though communication is often referred to as "soft skills" a more appropriate term is critical skills.<p>If you look at any workplace issue, at the root you see a communication problem, which affects workplace relationships.<p>Leaders rely on critical communication skills to resolve conflict, …

Leadership

Why workers are having to train themselves

No employee wants to stay in the same position forever. That’s why people go back to school, attend conferences, schmooze, network, work overtime, …

Employment

When Was the Last Time You Asked, “Why Are We Doing It This Way?”

During a time when many retailers are struggling, business is booming at Target. But it wasn’t too long ago that the discount retailer’s future didn’t glow so bright. When CEO Brian Cornell took the reins two years ago, he inherited a company that had been struggling for years, taking far too few …

Leadership

Technology Changes, Good Management Doesn’t

I’ve always loved the contrast between Moore’s Law – Gordon Moore’s pronouncement that silicon chips’ power would double every 18 months – and Peter Drucker’s much more sober statement about the art of managing people: <i>“We are not going to breed a new race of supermen. We will have to run our</i> …

Management

Facebook Users Are Sharing Fewer Personal Updates and It's a Big Problem

Facebook dominates social media, but future success is never a guarantee.<p>If you haven’t posted anything personal on Facebook FB in awhile, you’re not alone. A damning report published by The Information on Thursday revealed that Facebook has been struggling to reverse a 21% decline in “original …

Facebook

This new pen digitises your notebooks as you write in them

No matter how convenient and easy doing everything online is these days, nothing will replace the feeling of scribbling notes, sketches, and random …

Moleskine