Sachin Shrestha

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Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Indiana University

The Complete Beginner's Guide To Big Data Everyone Can Understand

Big Data is a term that has been around for some time now but there is still confusion about what it actually is. The concept is continuing to evolve and to be reconsidered, as it remains the driving force behind many ongoing waves of digital transformation, including artificial intelligence, data …

Big Data

One of the largest jobs companies in the world reveals how robots are going to change employment forever

The company released the report, entitled "The Skills Revolution," on conjunction with the World Economic Forum's meeting of the most powerful political and business leaders across the globe in Davos, Switzerland.<p>It surveyed more than 18,000 employers across 43 countries and six industry …

BBC - Earth - Alien origin of Earth’s oceans

The water in Earth's oceans fell in frozen lumps from space, during a violent period in our planet's early history.<p>View image of Our oceans fell from the sky, but not as rain (credit: Douglas Peebles Photography/Alamy)<p>Look at our blue planet from afar, and you could easily conclude that the Earth …

A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

Parenting

5 houseplants for removing indoor air pollution

<b>New research finds that certain houseplants are best for removing specific harmful compounds.</b><p>It’s not new news that houseplants are beautiful little …

What's Missing In The Agile Manifesto: Mindset

Is Agile still Agile? That was the intriguing topic for a panel discussion at Agile Europe in Gdansk last week. The panel included Ray Arell (Intel), Hendrik Esser (Ericsson), Steve Holyer (independent Agile coach), Todd Little (IHS) and myself. Among the conclusions: The most important thing in …

Project Management

What Every Introvert Must Know About Leadership

<i>The MPW Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

The 12-Step Process For Improving Your People Management Skills

People aren’t easy to quantify and control. We all have our individual hopes and dreams, as well as our own opinions and weaknesses. We’re imperfect, …

Harvard Business School

Make Your Team Feel Powerful

Research has shown that helping others feel more powerful can boost productivity, improve performance, and leave employees feeling more satisfied on the job. A study conducted by Yona Kifer of Tel Aviv University and published in Psychological Science found that employees were 26% more satisfied in …

The One Question That Instantly Improves Accountability In Meetings

In a typical meeting, people share several ideas, goals and plans. But we’re all too familiar with what often happens next: nothing.<p>Days, even weeks go by, and no one brings their concepts to life. Virtually no progress is made toward achieving the meeting’s goals. Everyone gets frustrated, you, …

Whiteboards

Do You Have a Manager’s Mindset?

Julie Long, a senior developer at a software company, was identified by her manager as a high performer. When she was asked to coordinate a team of three junior developers on a project, Julie was excited about the opportunity to finally move into a management role. However she quickly became …

Management

The best free online business courses starting in June

Memorial Day marks the unofficial kickoff to summer. In business, that means summer hours or "working" from home on Fridays. For some, June is a time to catch their breath.<p>Since the holidays, they've been criss-crossing the country, living out of Drury Inns with 11 p.m. conference calls and 5 a.m. …

Are Your Direct Reports Impacting Your Leadership Effectiveness?

A short time ago I was doing a workshop in New Jersey. One of the participants asked me an interesting question before the workshop began. “Is there any relationship between the effectiveness of a leader and the number of direct reports they manage?”<p>I acknowledged that at Zenger Folkman we had …

How I Apply the Four C's of Parenting

Dr. Nathan Perron is the Director of Online Clinical Training at Northwestern University, and he has come up with the Four C's of Parenting that are a simple way of remembering what really makes a difference in our children's lives and in our parenting relationship.<p>A lot of times we make parenting …

Here's My Exact Strategy for Turning $15,000 Into $200,000 Every Month

Here are the 6 steps I used to transform my business, including my exact numbers and specific hacks.<p><b>This is a guest post from Russ Ruffino, founder of Clients on Demand. To sign up for the latest webinar on how to implement the problem-first approach in your business, view his free webinar.</b><p>Let me …

Marketing

Syrian Civil War Brilliantly Explained By This Five-Minute Vox Video

This video brilliantly explains Syria's four-year civil war became so complicated, as we teeter on the edge of becoming militarily involved in it for …

Middle East

The best calorie control guide. [Infographic] Estimating portion size and food intake just got a whole lot easier.

<b>Head swimming with calorie numbers and daily allowances? Trust us…there’s a better way to measure your portions. Try this calorie control guide. It’s</b> …

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

Self-improvement

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Leadership

The Seven Laws Of Open Source Leadership

US President Barack Obama, the manager of the English soccer team and Oracle’s Larry Ellison are, of course, all leaders… in the traditional sense. Even as a piece of terminology we naturally associate ‘leadership’ with words like governorship, authority, dominion and hegemony.<p>But the world has …

The best free courses on the web for becoming a data science master

If you’re just getting into data science, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Did you waste all that time in college for nothing? Are you going to be far …

How much the average member of the 1% makes in every state

What does it take to join America's most exclusive club, the top 1% of earners?<p>A January report from the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) looked at income inequality in the US broken down by state. One of its calculations was the average annual income of Americans who rank among the 1% …

These foods will make you smarter

<b>(CNN) —</b> You don't need another degree to boost your brainpower at work. According to one author and neurologist, if you want to work smarter, you have to eat smarter.<p>"The answer to a sharp brain is in the gut," says Dr. David Perlmutter, whose latest book, "Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes To …

Wellness

Cooking with Watson: Indian turmeric paella

<i>'Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson' is a collaboration between IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Once a week, as part of an ongoing series, we'll be preparing one recipe from the book until we've made all of them. Wish us luck.</i><p>So, here's a question: Is it still a paella …

The 20 coolest places to camp with kids in the US this summer

Tent camping with your family can be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have as a traveler. Something in act of being away from home …

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway<p>The 450-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America's most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California …

NASA made an adorable video explaining climate change. l think a lot of people will FINALLY get it.

Here's your Hot Planet 101, courtesy of NASA. Take a minute to watch it, then we'll see how it's affecting life on earth <i>right now.</i><p>If the symptoms of …

Jupiter May Have Destroyed Early Planets And Paved The Way For Earth

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has, to date, enabled astronomers to discover over 1,000 planets outside of our solar system. But there’s a funny thing about the solar systems astronomers discovered – they don’t look much like ours at all. Most of them have larger, “super-Earths” – planets smaller than …