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The only technique to learn something new

The other day I threw everything out. Everything. I threw out all my books (donated). I threw out all my clothes.<p>I threw out old computers. I threw …

The Single Most Important Parenting Action We Can Take Today

A few years ago, my dad apologized for being distracted throughout my childhood. "I'm deeply sorry for that," he wrote. "I hope you always knew how much I loved you."<p>My dad didn't go into detail about what he was sorry for... He didn't need to. I knew. I remember.<p>But I remember something more.<p>I …

Parenting

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

How Deloitte are introducing working practices flexible enough for everyone

Technology has enabled agile working arrangements to become more commonplace<p>Agile working arrangements have come to be associated with working …

The Workplace

Say Goodbye To Mother's Guilt: How Children of Working Moms Are Better-Off

“I don’t know why, I mean there’s no rational reason behind this feeling, but I can’t stop feeling guilty about my time away from home, from my kids, …

7 interview questions that determine emotional intelligence

Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees — as well as weeding out the ones that won't fit. A candidate's answers can be telling.<p>While different companies embody various values and cultures, success in the workplace is strongly influenced by a …

Emotional Intelligence

42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

<b>Read a book every day.</b> Books are concentrated sources of wisdom. The more books you read, the more wisdom you expose yourself to. What are some books …

3 Ways ‘YouTube Kids’ Will Be Better For Your Children

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Google Doodle

How Designers Built The World Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” By Hand

Anderson’s avoidance of CGI and freakish devotion to handmade, old-fashioned production design lends his latest epic its fantastical charm.<p>In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel,</i> Wes Anderson didn’t just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and …

Eastern Europe

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Photoshop

Watch Alyson Stoner's Killer Dance Tribute to Missy Elliott

You may remember Alyson Stoner as the little girl in the Missy Elliot videos. Well, she has paid homage to the woman who made her famous.<p>Stoner …

Missy Elliott

22 Genius Tips To Help You Cook More On Weeknights

Save money, eat healthy, and organize your kitchen all at once!

Replace Your Bad Leadership Habits In 2015

Contrary to popular belief, leadership isn’t always a natural born trait. It’s possible to learn leadership and to become increasingly skilled at leading others in both personal and professional capacities. The flip side of this is that if one is a natural born leader (i.e., they have the traits …

Leadership

Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success | Inc.com

This week's tip for improving your performance is the most simple and straightforward method I've provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can attest, …

Emotional Intelligence

"Study Less, Study Smart": The Best Ways to Retain More in Less Time

When you're learning new material, it can be overwhelming when you think about how much time you need to truly understand it all. This studying …

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

Try a Writing Meditation If Sitting Still Isn’t Working For You

Meditation has a ton of benefits, and you can do it lots of ways. Many practices focus on sitting still, but you can also meditate while …

Why Introverts Should Work Harder to Raise Their Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is overrated. Or is it?<p>As a diehard introvert, I know I could learn a few things about how to react when people talk to me, let them know I am listening, and how to be more attentive.<p>I've long suspected I have a problem with non-verbal cues, and being stuck at a keyboard all …

Emotional Intelligence

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

Leadership

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

Relationships

The Benefits of Meditation, Explained in One Short Video

We've talked plenty about the various benefits of meditation, but if you'd like a more succinct version, the folks at AsapScience sum up about …

22 Time-Saving Life Hacks You Need To Start Using Daily

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are the best day-to-day time-saving hacks? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the</i> …

Mental Floss

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Pop Culture

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Spring Semester 2015

Your education doesn't have to stop once you leave school—freedom from the classroom just means you have more control over what you learn and when …

Watch Kevin Spacey Perform 'Piano Man' With Billy Joel

Tony Bennett, John Mellencamp, Boyz II Men and more pay tribute to Joel at his Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize tribute concert<p>Billy Joel was …

Kevin Spacey

Come Learn at USC and WIRED's New Degree Program

WIRED is going back to school, and you can come with us.<p>At the first-ever WIRED by Design conference on Wednesday, our editor-in-chief Scott Dadich …

Top 10 Highly-Desired Skills You Can Teach Yourself

On countless occasions, you’ve likely said to yourself “I wish I knew how to do ______.” Then, of course, life got in the way and you put it off …

Top 10

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Use the 45/15 rule for productive procrastination

Unless you are lucky enough to have a personal management robot (million dollar idea right there guys), you are probably responsible for managing …