Karl Staib

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Tell me what you did today, and I’ll tell you who you are

You live your life in 24 hour periods. How you use those 24 hour periods determines who you become and how successful you’ll be.<p>If you learn to …

The Brain

Dear Cool Dads and Moms: Stop Bringing Your Young Children To Concerts

A few months ago I was at a music festival in Cincinnati, Ohio, and about to watch one of my favorite bands, The National, perform one of my favorite albums, <i>Boxer,</i> from front to back. I somehow talked my way into the VIP section, squeezing into a sweet spot just off stage left. I had hit the …

Kids Whose Parents Limit Screen Time Do Worse in College, New Study Shows

You think strict tech rules are helping your kids do better in school but you may be wrong.<p>Pediatricians tell parents young kids shouldn't have more than an hour a day of screen time. Meanwhile tech titans like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were even stricter with their own kids' tech use. Both sets of …

Laissez-Faire

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Jeff Bezos

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

How Long Do Tardigrades Live?

Tardigrades are probably the most paradoxical animals on the planet. On the one hand, these microscopic organisms are impossibly cute, seeming like …

Biology

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Parents of Strong, Self-Assured Kids Do This One Thing

Every parent wants to raise children that are strong, self-sufficient, and able to find success when they're out in the real world on their own. Yet …

After interviewing 140 people at the top of their fields, Tim Ferriss realized almost all of them share the same habit

Tim Ferriss has been on an especially introspective journey over the past year.<p>Continuing in the vein of his other work, he decided to share with his audience what he's learned along the way.<p>In the last 12 months, Ferriss had the 10-year anniversary of "The 4-Hour Workweek" (the book that made him …

How to stop over 400 sites logging everything you type: A complete list of every site using session replay scripts

Here's how you can protect yourself from one of the biggest security flaws on the internet<p>You've read the news about session replay scripts and how …

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Psychology

Why Smart Entrepreneurs Don't Ask For Advice, They Ask For This Instead

While giving advice might feel good, stepping back and sharing experiences can often be more helpful.<p>Business owners are often looking for advice on strategies, tactics, and key decisions. However, while offering straight up advice might seem like an obvious solution, in the big picture, …

Self-improvement

Surgeons find parasite unlike any they've seen in body of defector shot 5 times while escaping North Korea

South Korean surgeons operating on a North Korean defector who ran across the Demilitarized Zone between the two countries under a hail of gunfire on Monday have found a parasite in the man's stomach unlike any other they had seen.<p>The defector, who was shot five times, remained in critical …

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time

The billionaire has a simple method for deciding what to spend his valuable time on.<p>With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But …

Time Management

7 Mantras for Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation and Hope

Earlier today, I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree. They …

Old Age

‘Learning to live’: why sophrology is the new mindfulness

Feeling stressed, anxious, burnt out? Time to pause Headspace and allow us to introduce a technique from the 1960s instead<p>We have welcomed mindfulness so wholeheartedly into our collective wellbeing consciousness that there are now more than 1,300 mindful apps to choose from. In busy cities, you’re …

Mindfulness

The foods that’ll keep your gut happy (and healthy) while traveling

The thrill of traveling is the chance to break out of your usual routines. But when your gut gets out of <i>its</i> usual routine, you might have a problem. …

The forgotten art of squatting is a revelation for bodies ruined by sitting

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in <i>malasana</i>, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with …

Workouts

Displaymate gives iPhone X “highest ever” rating with an A+

Displaymate released its study of the iPhone X display earlier today and the results are impressive to say the least. If you recall, last year’s iPhone 7 had a record high in display performance. However, the iPhone X is here to take the crown.<p>Over the years Displaymate has run exhaustive tests on …

9 Free Apps You Didn't Know Your Small Business Needed

You'll be surprised at just how much of your business you can manage from your phone.<p>When you're starting out as a small company, prices can easily skyrocket in the search for experienced, knowledgeable employees. But with the flourishing enterprise app market, solutions may be right at your …

Apps

How to actually remove pesticides from your fruit

Assuming that you should be worried about them in the first place.<p>There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to food—or rather, there’s a lot that people <i>want</i> you to worry about. Every mommy blogger and natural living life coach with a URL to their name is bursting with helpful tips on how to rid …

Cleaning

This Is How to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation, According to Science

Caroline Webb, author of How to Have a Good Day, uncovers the science behind owning the room in a social situation.<p>Caroline Webb, the renowned economist, leadership coach, and author of <i>How to Have a Good Day,</i> has helped hundreds of organizations be more effective through behavioral economics, …

George Mason

The science of how much sleep you actually need

Getting plenty of sleep each night is important to maintaining a healthy and productive life. But how much sleep do you actually need?<p>Joe Avella and Jessica Orwig tackle this question on the Facebook series "Science the $#!* out of it."<p>For the average adult, the National Sleep Foundation recommends …

A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More Of

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered …

Ancient History

The city likely to win Amazon’s HQ2 is already a winner—and that’s a problem for America

As you’ve likely heard, our big ol’ friend Amazon is in search of a location for its second headquarters. Unsurprisingly, they have detailed prerequisites for this new location, specifically “strong local and regional talent—particularly in software development and related fields—as well as a …

UC Berkeley

Elon Musk has reportedly used a brutal tactic to keep from wasting time in meetings

But Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, has a strategy to keep things moving, a former SpaceX employee posted on Quora.<p>The former employee relayed a story where Musk once called out an employee in a meeting. He wrote:<p>"One of my close friends started there a couple years before me. He worked …