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Why the Best Things in Life Are All Backwards

There’s a part of Navy SEAL training called “drown-proofing” where they bind your hands behind your back, tie your feet together, and dump you into a …

Tax Preparation

How Neuroscience Is Optimizing the Office

A molecular biologist and an award-winning architecture firm have teamed up to reimagine the workplace.<p>By<p>John Medina and<p>Ryan Mullenix<p>As competition for employees and ideas increases, employers are looking to office design to give them an edge. That’s why companies like Amazon, Google and Samsung …

University of Washington

This is what love does to your brain

“It’s really an addiction.”<p>What happens to your brain on love? Is there such a thing as “casual sex”? What do we get wrong about male and female sexuality?<p>These are a few of the questions I put to Helen Fisher in a recent interview.<p>Fisher is a biological anthropologist, the chief scientific adviser …

People Who Have “Too Many Interests” Are More Likely To Be Successful According To Research

<b>The most comprehensive case that has ever been made for why nearly everyone should become a polymath in a modern knowledge economy.</b><p>“Jack of all …

Creativity

Leadership Qualities: 45 Traits Every Leader Must Have | Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: The following is a excerpt from</i> The ROTC Infantry Manual<i>, published in 1942. You’d be hard pressed to find a better summation of a</i> …

Self-Preservation

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance. - MIT Technology Review

The distribution of wealth follows a well-known pattern sometimes called an 80:20 rule: 80 percent of the wealth is owned by 20 percent of the …

Research

How to read less news but be more informed, according to a futurist

You might think someone who gets paid to predict the future would be mad for gadgets and forever spouting off on social media. But you’d be wrong. Writer and futurist Richard Watson may teach London business students and Silicon Valley tech companies how to think about crafting tools for tomorrow, …

How to Succeed in Business? Do Less

Most top performers in business have one thing in common: They accept fewer tasks and then obsess over getting them right<p>By<p>Morten T. Hansen<p>Most Americans work impossibly hard. We put in long hours and maximum effort, but better performance often eludes us. I’m no exception. I remember being in my …

Understanding Speed and Velocity: Saying "NO" to the Non-Essential

<i>It's tempting to think that in order to be a valuable team player, you should say “yes” to every request and task that is asked of you. People who</i> …

Success

The Psychology of Inequality

Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor.<p>In 2016, the highest-paid employee of the State of California was Jim Mora, the head coach of U.C.L.A.’s football team. (He has since been fired.) That year, Mora pulled in $3.58 million. Coming in second, with a …

The reputation game: how to control the way we appear in the eyes of others

From Harvey Weinstein to Taylor Swift, celebrities have become their own PR agents – and we are following their lead.<p>In <i>Reputation</i>, translated into …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

News Corp

Data is the new lifeblood of capitalism – don't hand corporate America control

Data is nothing less than the lifeblood of global capitalism<p>One hundred and sixty years ago, the first transatlantic telegram traveled from Britain to the United States along a rickety undersea wire. It consisted of 21 words – and took seventeen hours to arrive.<p>Today, the same trip takes as little …

Economics

What to Do With Dead Malls - WSJ

By<p>Bart Higgins<p>Just when you think you have a handle on the brick-and-mortar retail crisis, the prognosis gets worse. More than 8,600 stores will close their doors in 2017, according to Credit Suisse analysts—a number that exceeds store closures during 2008, when America was in recession. One …

eCommerce

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral blog post, saved their marriage.<p>The Salt Lake City, Utah couple …

Relationships

Smart cities are great. Human-centric cities are (again) the future

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t believe cities are one of our economy’s major arteries—maybe even its heart. To be specific, cities generate more than 80% of the world’s gross domestic products.<p>And though urbanization can certainly spur sustainable growth by upping productivity …

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23 Smart Ways To Increase Your Confidence, Productivity, and Income

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

How To Succeed With People According To The Most Connected Man In Business

What’s the point of developing skills and “expertise”?<p>Is it to make money?<p>Is it to be famous?<p>Is it to eventually become so skilled that you barely …

The Productivity Paradox—Why Doing More Doesn't Get More Done

Automation, integrations, productivity tools…<p>‍<p>They’re all supposed to make work easier, and yet American office workers are busier than ever. 70% of …

Employee Engagement

How To Tell If Someone Is Truly Smart Or Just Average

Have you ever noticed how some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and leaders see reality in a fundamentally different way? When they talk, …

The Real Value of Money

One summer afternoon, a group of recent college graduates decided to visit their favorite professor at his home. The grads had been out of school for …

Personal Finance Has Everything and Nothing to Do With Money

On the surface, personal finance seems to be primarily about money: getting rich and optimizing your investments and so on. It’s definitely about all …

23 Smart Ways To Increase Your Confidence, Productivity, and Income

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

The Economics of the Office: Why Do We Still Commute?

The personal computer was supposed to kill the office and liberate us from hellish commutes to the city. But the average American commute has only increased since then. Could virtual reality finally change that?<p>Over the last year, many companies have ended their liberal work-from-home policies. …

Can London Become a People-Centric Smart City?

“That's no easy step—it involves investment in human beings, not just systems,” says the city’s newly-appointed chief digital officer.<p>In his speech at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, London Mayor Sadiq Khan cautioned the world about the perils of the ongoing tech revolution: Social media …

Is the open office layout dead?

The open office layout is meant to foster an egalitarian work environment that inspires creativity and spontaneous collaboration among colleagues. …

Design’s Lost Generation

A year ago I was in the audience at a gathering of designers in San Francisco. There were four designers on stage, and two of them worked for me. I …

An indicator for qualifying Smart Cities

Many of us are talking about the Smart City concept. Quite literally, this is an intelligent city, meeting the needs of its citizens by making full …

Thoughts On Placemaking, Culture And Nature

<b>CULTURE AND PLACE</b><br>Placemaking, as practiced by one of its originators, Project for Public Space, is a community-driven process for designing public …