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How would the Stoics cope today? | Ryan Holiday

The ancient philosophy of Stoicism offers many insights into coping with our troubling times<p>Some of us are stressed. Others are overworked, struggling with the new responsibilities of parenthood, or moving from one flawed relationship to another. Whatever it is, whatever you are going through, …

If you're in the stock market, beware January

Since the financial crisis, S&P 500 companies have spent trillions of dollars buying back shares of their own stock. In the third quarter alone, these companies gobbled up $156 billion worth of themselves.<p>Goldman Sachs' David Kostin estimates that these companies will spend another $608 billion in …

Healing From Depression With the Use of Mindfulness Behavior

Many people have become familiar with my story, and if you are someone who is not -- I come from a past tainted by depression, anxiety and self-injury. The most common questions I have been asked are "how did I journey into hope and healing?" and "how did I break the cycle of self-harm?'<p>The answers …

Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head | Peter Moseley

If we want to understand what’s happening in the brain when people ‘hear voices’, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speech<p>Most of us will be familiar with the experience of silently talking to ourselves in our head. Perhaps you’re at the supermarket and realise that …

6 Questions with Elena Brower

PETE LONGWORTH

Build Your EQ With These 7 Constructive Thinking Tools

Having factual knowledge is beneficial. To achieve your greatest ambitions in life, however, you’re better off if you can apply that knowledge <i>in</i> …

6 Interview Questions You Must Ask if You Want to Hire the Best People

Toss the canned interview questions and try these instead.<p>There's no lack of sources for canned interview questions. A quick Google search on the phrase <i>interview questions</i> turns up about 20 million hits! Good luck with that.<p>In 30 years of interviewing people for roles in fast-paced startup …

Practice Meditation, Then Repeat Daily

Why is daily meditation called a "practice"? Whatever you practice on the cushion for a few minutes is meant to be brought into your daily life. Stillness, presence, mindfulness, calm, breathing, acceptance, forgiveness, loving-kindness or whatever your practice may be, can be brought into daily …

Meditation

The Illusion of Stock-Picking Skill

I first visited a Wall Street firm in 1984. I was there with my longtime collaborator Amos Tversky, who died in 1996, and our friend Richard Thaler, …

Unbelievably beautiful GIF art by DarkAngelØne

DarkAngelØne. Adapted from the work of Gustavo Scheverin<p>DarkAngelØne creates gorgeous animations from the work of other artists.<p>DarkAngelØne. …

Xeni Jardin

Locke: Knowledge of the External World

The problem of how we can know the existence and nature of the world external to our mind is one of the oldest and most difficult in philosophy. The …

4 Apps That Help You Relax, Focus and Sweat

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are all about scale and efficiency. Time is money, and money and time are always in short supply when you’re living the lean startup lifestyle.<p>You don’t have the luxury of wasted time, sick days or any other hindrance to …

More bang for your buck

<i>WARNING: We rarely feel the need to alert readers to explicit content. But our discussion of the online sex trade requires frank language, and some</i> …

American Cities

What Airbnb Gets About Culture that Uber Doesn’t

Last week, as Uber battled a media firestorm after a senior executive talked of investigating unfriendly journalists and a company manager actually used its “God View” feature to track the comings and goings of a reporter, Airbnb welcomed more than 1,500 of its most productive providers to its …

What’s The Difference Between A Logo And A Symbol?

And does the distinction even matter? Experts Michael Bierut of Pentagram and Brett Wickens of Ammunition weigh in.<p>The misuse of the word “logo” is one of those things that gets many design-minded people practically purple-faced with anger (a sibling to debate over “fonts” v. “typefaces”). A logo, …

Nine reasons I’m not worried about the economy

<b>Boy has the Australian economy received some bad press lately.</b><p>You know what I mean…<p>Horror budget. Consumer confidence dropping. Unemployment high. …

Do Our Kids Really Need To Learn How To Code?

Some months ago, I downloaded the Kodable app for my 4 year-old, which boasts that it can teach toddlers how to code before they can read. My programming skills are pretty basic, but I like the idea of giving my child a head start.<p>Many of today’s business and political leaders stress that coding …