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12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got …

Loneliness even unhealthier than obesity, should be a public health priority: psychologist

Loneliness is a major health risk, like obesity or smoking, and public health programs should address it in the same way, says a psychologist.<p>New …

Learn how to build your own Android apps in two days

Being a developer is awesome. The money is great, the hours are great, and you pick up on all kinds of hidden jokes while watching <i>Silicon Valley</i>. But …

Breaking Discovery: Water Has Two Liquid Phases

Not One, But Two<p>Similar to how we’ve begun to uncover new properties in Hydrogen, the world’s most basic element, scientists are now discovering how …

Amazon just unveiled some of its deals for Prime Day on July 11th

You’ll find discounts on Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, 4K TVs and more<p>It’s a prime time to score deals.<p>Amazon announced today that its third annual Prime …

It's Official: These Are the 14 Best Foods to Fight Bloating

Pretty much everyone has experienced bloating at one point or another. Not only is it uncomfortable, but stomach bloat can also change how your …

Wellness

Looking to become a C++ coding ninja? Pick up 8 courses for $45

If you’ve spent any time recently daydreaming about switching career direction so that you can work from a deckchair… by a pool… sipping cocktails… then you’re <b>certainly not alone!</b><p>However a quick browse of digital nomad jobs online reveals that the people in high demand for this type of work are the …

Richard Branson Knows What to Look for in Leaders: Here's What It Is

His answer might surprise you.<p>As I sat across the table watching the man talk, I could physically see his mouth moving, but my mind wouldn't allow me to listen anymore. I had heard all I needed to hear after 20 minutes of what felt like an echo of "I's" and the importance of the almighty dollar. …

Mapped: Here’s what every country in the world is best at doing

We all have our talents. Some of them might seem more useful than others, sure, but being the best at something is always cool. The same goes for …

Indian Flatbread (Naan) | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

One Answer That Will Increase Your Probability of Getting Hired

When answering an interview question like this, you will show that you are a creative, curious, and serious candidate.<p>In 1995, I was approached by two classmates in college. They, apparently, had started a company, and were considering offering me a job as the lead developer. No doubt, I was …

Employment

How to Start an Influencer Marketing Empire From Scratch

Brands are dying to work with you. Here's what you need to know to get on their radar.<p>Influencer marketing is a trend that is on the rise. So much, in fact, that I recently attended Hispanicize, a conference that takes place in Miami each year and is all about how Latino influencers can build their …

Lessons To Learn From People Who Paid Off Their Debt Quickly

Once you find yourself in debt, be it through student loans or otherwise, it can be a big challenge to pay it all off, and it often takes years. …

Personal Finance

Want to Be a Great Leader? Do This 1 Thing First (Most Bosses Do the Opposite)

Great leaders know the secret to motivating, inspiring, and leading their employees. And here it is.<p>The audience was polite but definitely not captivated. I was struggling to engage them. OK, to be honest, I was kinda dying onstage.<p>Maybe I was having an off day. Maybe they were having an off day.<p>Or …

What 29 Top Entrepreneurs Are Doing Differently in 2017 (and You Should Too)

Marketing masters and entrepreneurs share their New Year's resolutions for their businesses.<p>The end of the year is always a time for reflection for me, and I know the same is true for many entrepreneurs. As we share our achievements and challenges with family over the holidays and wait for our …

An Iconic Physics Experiment Could Unlock a Theory of Everything

The classic double-slit experiment could be the key to uncovering a unified theory of everything.<p>An iconic physics experiment may be the key to unlocking a theory of everything, according to a physicist from the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. The double-slit experiment, which proves …

5 Powerful Traits of the Most Influential Leaders

Put these habits in play to exercise influence like a boss.<p>We've all heard the John Maxwell saying "leadership is influence." Easier said than done, right? The real challenge is figuring out how to do it! Well, here's a clue: Get others to respond <i>emphatically</i> to your leadership. When you do, you're …

Yes, Your Dog Can Understand Exactly What You're Saying

Science proves there's a lot of meaning behind "good dog."<p>If you've ever had a dog, chances are you have been convinced that Fido can speak English. After all, if you say "treat" or "squirrel" in practically another room, your dog will either zoom to your side to beg for food, or head to the …

The Brain

A Harvard psychologist reveals the biggest reason people don’t achieve their goals

Shooting for the moon is a worthwhile goal if you're NASA.<p>But as Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in a recent Big Think video, the average …

6 fixable flaws that are holding you back from success

To be successful, we have to first learn to guard against destructive behaviours — most people will be confronted with them (or even exhibit them) at some point in their careers.<p>Let me highlight six of the biggest mistakes for anyone in a leadership role.<p>These characteristics are what make us …

Career Development

How To Fight If Your Marriage Matters

Love can be a battleground of mistakes, misunderstandings and conflicts. Oftentimes when we want to discuss a specific conflict with our partners, we also want the floor to discuss EVERY conflict with our partner; every one of their 617 boneheaded mistakes. After all, we are an "expert" analyst of …

11 TED Talks that will teach you how be happier

The ideal approach, however, is far more of a mystery.<p>Thankfully, several TED speakers have researched how humans can achieve ultimate happiness and shared their findings with us.<p>Some of their tactics are surprising, and some are surprisingly simple, but regardless, each of these talks will bring …

Happiness

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

Your Brain Is On Autopilot More Than You Think–Here’s How To Wake It Up

It isn’t that we’re making bad decisions. More often, we aren’t even aware there’s a decision to make.<p>Wednesday. Hump Day. The part of the week when we’re over the hill and begin sliding toward the weekend. If hitting midweek feels even a little bit better than slogging through Monday or Tuesday …

The Neuroscience Hack That Guarantees You'll Leave a Good Impression

Everyone talks about first impressions, but science says it's endings that matter most.<p>We've all heard that first impressions are both incredibly important and incredibly hard to turn around. So whether you're anxious to impress a date or a new customer, you'll probably be most stressed about the …

10 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

This One Habit Leads to Better Decision Making, Says Science

Fifteen to 35 percent better decision outcomes, more creative problem solving, and persistence are all benefits of this approach.<p>It's impressive how many ways we study decision making. I searched Amazon today for books on decision making: over 90,000 results. The top one is <i>The Decision Book: 50</i> …

10 Ways to Maximize Your Professional Development

Those who don't find the time for professional development tend to stagnate. Here are 10 steps you can take to keep learning.<p>If you are reading this article, then you are ahead of most when it comes to furthering your business and leadership knowledge. Great leaders are great learners. Many …