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Conversation Is a Skill. Here's How to Be Better At It | Heleo

“I consider questions to be the most powerful tool you have at your disposal.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>How a single black man inspired 200 KKK members to</i> …

TED Talks

4 Interview Questions That Can Improve Your Hiring Results by 40 Percent

Research shows that top-performing team members demonstrate positive attitude, accountability, prior related job success and culture fit. Here's how to find out whether or not your candidate makes the cut.<p>As the leader of a high-growth company, you should be spending at least 50 percent of your …

10 Foods That Science Suggests Really Do Contribute To Long-Term Health

A bad diet is now a leading cause of death across the globe. Much of this is due to the fact that people who had previously eaten much healthier, traditional diets are now eating more “Westernized” fare. And its effects on global health are, unfortunately, showing.<p>Here in the U.S., it can sometimes …

Holistic Medicine

This 17-Second Rule Will Make You More Productive (and Happy)

You can rewire your brain to improve mindset, increase happiness and success, and stay focused on your goals.<p>Everyone experiences stretches of life, whether a few days or many years, when the down moments are more frequent than the good. These periods of time can rob you of your passion, energy, …

Is Mexico City the New Iceland?

Are a lot of your friends in Mexico City right now, Instagramming tacos and museums? Here's why—and why you should join them.<p>Are you someone who likes to travel and have “authentic” experiences even if you know that “authenticity” is a slippery concept? Are you the type of person who loves street …

How to get kids ready for, and excited about, the Great American Eclipse

By Terena Bell<p>You’re standing in the yard with your children. The temperature has just dropped 20 degrees, and it’s pitch dark. Not normal nighttime dark — your kids have seen that before — but completely black, as though all the light is gone from the world. Because it has.<p>The Great American …

Solar Eclipse

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership | WIRED

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Architecture

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Cleaning

Best Apple TV (4th generation) remote cases

USB-C is the next universal standard and these 5 accessories work with the computer you already have

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Most of these products have only come out in the past few months, so if your previous searches left you wary of the future, you don't have …

USB Type-C

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning

16 Stories That Will Expand Your Mind On International Women’s Day

From the women displaced by Colombia's drug war to the "Avon ladies" who sell contraception door-to-door in Pakistan, these are some of the women we're praising today.

How worried should we be about artificial intelligence? I asked 17 experts.

“We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.”<p>Imagine that, in 20 or 30 years, a company creates the first artificially intelligent humanoid robot. Let’s call her “Ava.” She looks like a person, talks like a person, interacts like a person. If you were to meet Ava, …

You’re a different person at 14 and 77, the longest-running personality study ever has found

Look at a photo of yourself as a teenager and, mistaken fashion choices aside, it’s likely you see traces of the same person with the same personality quirks as you are today. But whether or not you truly are the same person over a lifetime—and what that notion of personhood even means—is the …

Psychology

Pay Off Debt With No Loans

Credit Card Companies Want to Keep You Drowning in Debt! But There Is a Solution<p>Updated: February 10, 2017<p><b>Heres what thousands of consumers are</b> …

Prices For Solar Panels Keep Falling, So Why Isn’t It Cheaper To Get Solar?

But, while this growth has been impressive, there are some question marks as to whether it can continue at the same pace. Some states are phasing out …

Solar Power

Make Your Home Smell Amazing With a Baked Air Freshener Made From Scraps

There are tons of products that can fight odors and freshen up your place, but you can also make your own pretty easily. This DIY baked air freshener …

Toy Hacking with Simone Giertz

When Simone Giertz isn’t holding court as the Queen of the Sh*tty Robot Nation, she is creating content for other <i>YouTube</i> channels, like Tested. And, I just discovered, she’s also been doing toy “hacking” videos for GoldieBox, the engineering-for-girls toy company.<p>As you may know, Simone recently …

Zip-lines

Virginia Policy Makes Going Solar Easy For Homeowners

<b>Power companies are fighting an uphill battle they are sure to lose and they’re blaming customers who are taking advantage of massive government</b> …

Solar Power

Want to Strengthen Your Brain? Neuroscience Says to Start Reading This Immediately (It's Not What You Think)

What you read matters to your little gray cells. Give them a boost.<p>I can't tell you the number of times I've visited a coworking space or other such entrepreneur hangout and seen cult favorites like <i>Lean Startup</i>, <i>ReWork</i>, and <i>Lean In</i> fill the shelves.<p>There's nothing wrong with that, of course. …

Loneliness actually hurts us on a cellular level

A scientist explains how the pain of loneliness makes us sick.<p>“Humans are social animals” is a phrase often repeated by psychologists to sum up why we’ve been such a successful species. Our ability to live, work, and cooperate in groups is <i>the</i> key to our survival.<p>But it comes with a tradeoff. …

Loneliness

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 …