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7 Brutal Life Lessons Everyone Has to Learn Multiple Times

How many times does it take, really?<p>How many times does it take to learn the same lesson?<p>Life is not a checklist. It is a practice. The thing with knowledge is that it can decay if left ignored--and that goes for anything. Just because you did it once does not mean it won't happen again. Or just …

The way you're revising may let you down in exams – and here's why

Most people practise the wrong tasks, reveals a psychologist. Take your head out of those textbooks for a few minutes and read his advice<p>Even the most dedicated study plan can be undone by a failure to understand how human memory works. Only when you’re aware of the trap set for us by …

Study Skills

6 Tools That Save You From Embarrassing Writing Mistakes

One study showed that writing errors scare off 59 percent of customers. Can you afford to keep making spelling and grammar mistakes?<p>Think your writing mistakes don't matter? Think again. A study by Global Lingo found that as many as 59 percent of online customers are scared away from sites with …

Science Explains Why Having Zero Time Is Making You Miserable

Here's how you can take back your schedule -- and your life.<p>Do you know someone who wears their busyness like a badge of honor? They humbly brag, "I am just so busy!" to anyone who asks. Every hour is spoken for with meetings and minutiae. And they always look a bit frazzled.<p>Being busy may seem …

The 22 Things That Worked To Clear Up My Skin

When your skin isn't healthy, there's no way to hide it. I've struggled with acne breakouts since I was a teenager, and my complexion was a source of …

Wellness

11 classic novels that will make you a better leader

But according to Scotty McLennan, a lecturer in political economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the school's former dean of religious life, limiting ourselves to manuals and biographies and case studies means we're missing something big.<p>Some of the most valuable insights into the …

Literature

9 Energy-Boosting Tricks That Will Make You Way More Productive

Be mindful of the limited free time you have during the day. Do not surrender it to people who zap your energy.<p><i>What everyday habits boost our energy? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela</b> …

The Ambitious World Problems That Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Help Solve

For starters, he's aiming to cure all diseases by the end of this century.<p>Mark Zuckerberg has some huge ambitions.<p>As part of Facebook's blockbuster earnings, the company announced a new stock structure thatkeeps Zuck in full control, even while he gives away most of his shares.<p>"I’ll be able to keep …

The Simple Game That Can Help You Find the Next Million-Dollar Idea

Playing this game will help you exercise your creative muscle--and could lead to an ingenious new product.<p>Creativity is a muscle. If you want to get better at being creative, exercise it! People act if creativity exists in short supply -- like they either have it or they don't. I know creativity …

5 Remarkably Powerful Confidence Builders

Confident people tend to outperform their peers in many aspects of life, from business to romance. Here are some quick ways to boost your self-esteem.<p>Those with more confidence are the ones getting the promotions and outperforming their peers. It has even been proven that you are more likely to get …

Want to Achieve More? Do What's 'Simple'

In the words of Leonardo da Vinci, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."<p>Have you ever read a headline like <i>7 Simple Ways to Grow Your Business</i> or <i>3 Simple Ways to Become a Millionaire</i> and thought <i>"...yeah, right...simple my butt..."?</i><p>I know I have.<p>And sometimes I still get sucked into the …

25 Ways to Become an Instant Pro at Leading Meetings

Respect your team's time and give people the tools to generate ideas effectively.<p>Whether you're the top of the professional food chain or an employee running your first meeting, it's important to own the meeting. This will let everyone knows who's in charge and who they can turn to with questions …

Leadership

10 Top Traits All Billionaire Entrepreneurs Have in Common

While many of the world's wealthiest people have earned their riches in drastically different ways, they all share these valuable traits.<p>What separates the successful from the extremely successful? Is it just a difference of luck, or a convenient uptick in the market?<p>Did Mark Zuckerberg earn his …

Self-improvement

Want to Accomplish More? Try Some Rest and Relaxation

Whether we like to admit it or not, many of us are in love with the idea of burning ourselves out.<p>Our culture is consumed with being busy. Whether we like to admit it or not, many of us are in love with the idea of burning ourselves out. Busyness, the act of constantly doing something, is taking …

5 Practical Ways to Become a More Independent Thinker

The reason we have more followers than leaders in our society.<p>A few weeks ago, I was interviewing Adam Markel. Markel suggested one of the issues within society is that as children we are trained to be <i>"Good followers not good leaders".</i><p>Before we are even born, our parents biases and beliefs are …

6 Foolproof Ways to Start a Networking Conversation With Absolutely Anyone

Really want to talk with someone but not sure how to start? These openers work every time.<p>You're at a conference, a cocktail party, or even an airport departure area. You see someone across the room who could be a potential employer, customer, mentor, connection to other opportunities, or source of …

Barrett

Warren Buffett's Surprising Secret for Success and Happiness

If you think success hinges on a joyless grind at a job that gives you little satisfaction, the Oracle of Omaha has some advice for you.<p>Contrary to what many people think, the key to success is not toiling away at a 9-to-5 job from which you take no pleasure. Take it from Warren Buffett himself: …

When Should You Say 'I Love You'?

<i>"The regret of my life is that I have not said 'I love you' often enough." — Yoko Ono</i><p>Hearing a partner say "I love you" for the first time is …

Relationships

10 U.S. Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

Beat the tourists.<p>Nashville, Charleston, Portland (the Oregon one)... you've heard all about "America's up-and-coming destination cities," and chances are you've even been to a few. But as these pockets of culture blossom into full-blown vacation destinations, travelers are left yearning for …

National Parks

5 Ways Remarkably Successful People Spend the Weekend

Weekends are a great time to recharge your batteries and have some fun. Follow in the footsteps of these business greats.<p>Weekends have always been our time to relax, wind down, and be with loved ones. Yet many never even consider that these precious days of respite could be spent productively--even …

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

Undiscovered

How To Answer The Ten Dumbest Job Interview Questions

I hope you don’t run into these ten half-witted job interview questions, but it’s likely that you will. Here are answers to these ten idiotic interview questions that won’t make you hate yourself the next day for answering in the standard, scripted Sheepie Job-Seeker Way!<p><b>Why Should We Hire …

Career Development

Mapped: The world's most frequent fliers

Nervous fliers might want to take note of the following figures. There are more than 100,000 airline departures, on average, every single day, adding up to around 36.5 million flights per year. That's an awful lot of pre-flight demonstrations, reheated meals and overpriced drinks, and - considering …

World Bank

These are the 15 best universities for a high-paying job in finance

The question is where to do it?<p>Emolument, a company that collects data on pay, compiled a list of the 15 European universities whose finance students earned the most when they got out.<p>The survey was based on the salary of 700 finance workers in London who graduated after 2011, and excludes …

Online Education

Associated Press News

How one CEO went from a teenage runaway living in an Indian slum to founding a billion-dollar company

The 17-year-old applied to the business-plan contest, submitting his idea to empower women by connecting them to the internet free. His return address was in the slum, near the water tank, he says.<p>Mitra did not know that this ad would be his exit route.<p>With one initial public offering under his …

Former teacher faces 10 new child pornography-related charges

A British Columbia man who spent five years in a Thai prison for sexually abusing children is facing 10 new charges.<p>Christopher Paul Neil, a former teacher from Maple Ridge, B.C., who came to be known as "Swirl Face" for the effect used in an attempt to conceal his identity in digital images, was …

Reality hits Alibaba as revenue falls short

Alibaba is coming back to Earth.<p>Nearly a year after its blockbuster initial public offering in the U.S., Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group …

Pound drops, London stocks trim losses on dovish rate view

U.K. stocks pared losses while the British pound fell Thursday, with the moves coming after fewer hawks than anticipated voted to raise U.K. interest …

Stock Markets

IMF: NO BAILOUT FOR GREECE

The Financial Times' Peter Spiegel got his hands on documents from the institution showing that they won't sign off on the deal since there's no explicit agreement to deal with Greece's debt.<p>Here's the most important part from the FT:<p>According to a four-page "strictly confidential" summary of …

Economy