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Doing This 1 Thing Could Help Your Intelligence, Focus, and Creativity

Evidence shows that keeping an analog journal can help with productivity and creativity. Here are three simple tips to get started.<p>While our lives continue to be consumed by digital technologies, lost is the art of journaling. Keeping a written journal, however, can have remarkable benefits.<p>Studies …

3 Things Leaders With Impressive Communication Skills Always Do

As a leader, your communication skills have the potential to leave a lasting impact on others--make sure that impact is a positive one.<p>Communication is an essential life skill for anyone and everyone. It's one of the earliest survival skills we learn as growing children. (How else would we have …

Communication Skills

A philosopher who studies life changes says our biggest decisions can never be rational

At some point, everyone reaches a crossroads in life: Do you decide to take that job and move to a new country, or stay put? Should you become a parent, or continue your life unencumbered by the needs of children?<p>Instinctively, we try to make these decisions by projecting ourselves into the future, …

Philosophy

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

Books

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

New 'Solar Paint' Could Transform Your Entire House Into a Clean Source of Energy

We need this ASAP.<p>Powering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives.<p>Some …

What Is Yoga, Really?

Most of us are accustomed to looking outside of ourselves for fulfillment. We are living in a world that conditions us to believe that outer …

Spirituality

A former FBI agent shares 8 qualities the most resilient people share

Successful entrepreneurs, leaders and business owners do not have better ideas, talent, or skills. What they do have is the right mindset.<p>A Different …

I tried this trippy healing modality for mental clarity—and still can’t believe how it made me feel

A few years ago, a friend told me about an underground breathwork circle she’d attended in Venice Beach—back when breathwork outside of yoga studios</i> …

Los Angeles

A former FBI agent shares 8 qualities the most resilient people share

As an FBI agent, I was assigned investigations where I had no idea how to solve them, but this was my thinking: Drop me in the middle of any squad or any situation, anywhere, anytime.<p>I will not be scared, nor will I give up. If I'm knocked down, I'll drag myself back up and keep at it until I solve …

This Is How To Make Friends As An Adult: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you’re an adult. You get busy with …

Happiness

Alan Greenspan just explained how 'productivity' caused Brexit and Trump, in 10 elegant sentences

Before we deliver Greenspan's quote, some background:<p>"Productivity" is one of the least-sexy areas of macroeconomics, even though right now it is one of the biggest issues bedevilling it.<p>Here's a chart from the Resolution Foundation showing the phenomena:<p>The "productivity puzzle" is this: The …

Economics

10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Reading is the only proven shortcut to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>One of the best ways …

Self-improvement

If I Only Had a Brain: How AI ‘Thinks’

AI can beat humans in chess, Go, poker and Jeopardy. But what about emotional intelligence or street smarts?<p>Artificial intelligence has gotten pretty …

Your Future Self Will Thank You For Starting To Do This For Only 10 Minutes Every Day

“How’s your day?” People ask us about our day all the time. Sometimes, you brushed it off because you know these are just small talks. Often, you had …

'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air<p>When Stefano Boeri imagines the future of urban China he sees green, and lots of it. Office blocks, homes and hotels decked from top to toe in a …

Skyscrapers

Scientists Say They've Discovered Why Eating Less Could Slow Down Ageing

It's all to do with cells' protein.<p>Eating less has already been linked to longer lifespans in worms, flies, mice and monkeys – and now scientists …

Calatrava finally arrives in London – but is he rehashing old ideas?

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is loved for his striking designs and loathed for cost overruns. Will his £1bn project for Greenwich Peninsula stay on course?<p>The Star Wars theme tune was playing as London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, arrived, flanked by his deputy mayors for housing and planning, to …

Forever Broke: 15 Things Holding You Back From Becoming a Multimillionaire

As Mark Cuban once said, "Ideas are worthless until you do something with them."<p>There's no surefire way to become a millionaire. But there are definitely things that are holding you back from achieving that elusive multi-millionaire status.<p>Over my 32 years of being alive (yes, I'm 32), I have been …

This Is What It Actually Means To Get A ‘Good Night’s Sleep’

More people are tracking their sleep -- but interpreting the data can be tricky.<p>A good night’s sleep is about way more than just clocking seven to nine hours in bed each night. And now, experts in sleep medicine and other health care fields have issued new metrics that spell out exactly what …

Sleep

Jobs for all? In the US that idea is about to be tested to destruction | John Harris

Donald Trump says he’ll bring back full employment. But maybe no politician has the power to deliver this<p>The story has rather got lost in the midst of Donald Trump’s statements this week about his fabled wall, the merits of torture, and all the other stuff that has underlined the frightening nature …

Musk Is Preparing to Release "Brain Hacking Tech," And He's Not Alone

Making a New Kind of Human<p>The age of the machine is well underway, and there is a very good chance that humanity will be left behind. Artificial …

Elon Musk could soon share more on his plan to help humans keep up with AI

In nearly the same breath as he shared updates on his plans to dig tunnels, Elon Musk also noted he’s looking to hopefully share more on his progress with developing a “neural lace” next month. That’s a technical term for direct cortical interface, and it’s something that the SpaceX and Tesla CEO …

Tesla

Craig Venter creates synthetic life form

Scientists have created the world's first synthetic life form in a landmark experiment that paves the way for designer organisms that are built rather than evolved.<p>The controversial feat, which has occupied 20 scientists for more than 10 years at an estimated cost of $40m, was described by one …