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4 Powerful Cognitive Biases That Could Transform Your Marketing

Use these tips to take advantage of people's biases to make more sales.<p>One of the most influential forces in marketing is the power of <i>psychology.</i><p>In recent years, neuroscience has changed the way in which we view marketing, approach customers, and run our businesses. A deeper understanding of the …

Critical Thinking

The Babb Group Online Teaching Job Application Services

eLearning

Foldio

With most of today´s businesses, looking for a strong web presence, high-quality pictures are essential, specially for promoting products. But studio …

How To Think Like a Psychologist: A Free Online Course from Stanford

In early January, we brought you a set of 15 tips to help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions, straight from <i>The Willpower Instinct,</i> a …

Psychology

MINI Unveils Superleggera Vision Concept

On the eve of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy, MINI unveiled its Superleggera Vision, the first formal collaboration between the brand that loves to motor and the legendary Italian coach-building firm Touring Superleggera. The open-top, compact two-seater roadster is born …

Motorcycles

Work-Life for Leaders Is Possible, says Baby Bust author Stewart Friedman

Leadership

The Power of Ritual: The Booster of Change, Transformation, & Progress | The Art of Manliness

Welcome back to our series on the nature and power of ritual.<p>So far, we have talked about ritual’s ability to carve out pockets of the sacred in an …

Spirituality

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6 Habits Of Resilient People

What makes some people persevere through trying circumstances while others begin flailing at the first sign of crisis? Understanding the key qualities of resilient people is the first step to cultivating that bounce-back quality in yourself.<p>On April Fool’s Day 2011, I was unexpectedly diagnosed …

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2013

The past few years have been marked by two major trends in the science of a meaningful life.<p>One is that researchers continued to add sophistication …

Is Attention the Secret to Emotional Intelligence?

New research suggests—is that your phone? Go ahead and reply. It’s OK, I’ll wait.<p>Back? I think I was saying something about—wait, you’re checking …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Why the Real World Will Matter More in 2014

In 2013, three trends gained purchase and this year, they’ll ascend.<p>The first trend is the democratization of access to the opportunities in the $130 trillion physical economy, which by the way is six time bigger than the digital economy, according to Oxford Economics.<p>The second trend is the …

How Business Can Help Measure Education Outcomes that Matter

Employers the world over tell us that what truly counts in hiring decisions is not the rote knowledge that helps college students answer examination questions, but skills and competencies that are essential for, and often developed at, work. To be useful, the bricks of modern education need the …

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

8 Strategies for Meeting and Connecting with VIPs | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from</i> <i>John Corcoran</i><i>.</i><p><b>Imagine for a second that you’re in an elevator.</b> The doors have just opened and the CEO of your …

What’s the "Best" Exercise?

During the podcast, we discuss exercise commitment devices and cost-effectiveness; and we come up with a three-point checklist to help you out. We …

Electric Cars Hit Milestone With First Grand Prix Race Ahead

Leonardo DiCaprio's new FIA Formula E team adds glitz to a competition designed to showcase EV performance.<p><b>Electric cars have rounded a corner in their drive to enter the mainstream. Soon, you're going to be able to watch them race at high speeds.</b><p><b>The world's first fully electric Grand Prix racing</b> …

FIA

A Dozen Surf Resolutions

Surfing

Cancer Survivor Runs a Marathon Everyday for a Whole Year

64-year-old Australian woman Janette Murray-Wakelin and her 68-year-old partner Alan Murray began 2013 with an ambitious project known as <i>Running Raw Around Australia</i> that would require the couple to run a marathon every single day of the year. Traveling around Australia on foot, the athletic pair …

Sustainability

Don’t Abandon Innovation — Simplify It

My fellow HBR blogger Bill Taylor recently made a pitch for all of us to stop using the word “innovation” in 2014. Despite his plea, I suspect this word isn’t going anywhere. It’s too important as a driver of growth and renewal. What can be done, in the spirit of Bill’s admonishment, is to stop …

A New Supply of Suits

<b>I'm a suit guy.</b> I like wearing them for the sense of completion they offer. I like buying them for the sense of near permanence—the knowledge that whatever I buy will be part of my life for the next ten years or so. I even like shopping for them. I like everything about it, from the cagey approach …

Men's Fashion

The Power of Ritual: Building Shared Worlds and Bonds | The Art of Manliness

In advance of a series of articles we’ll be doing this year on some of the rites that have been central to manhood, we have recently been discussing …

Spirituality

Use Language to Shape a Creative Culture

Language is the crystallization of thought. But the words we choose do more than just reflect our thought patterns—they shape them. What we say—and how we say it—can deeply affect a company’s culture. To change attitudes and behaviors, it helps to first change the vernacular. To spark innovation, …

Achieve Your Goals in 2014 — Here’s Research That Can Help

1. Successful people do nine things differently than everyone else.<p>2. The rest of us hold ourselves back in five major ways.<p>3. But don’t stress! Just change the way you think about stress.<p>4. To spot new opportunities, imagine yourself in the future.<p>5. And act like a leader before you are one.<p>6. …

How Regular Exercise Helps You Balance Work and Family

Matthew Beason is a well-respected executive at a non-profit with a multi-billion dollar endowment. On top of continual domestic travel, countless dinners with donors, and constant planning meetings, Matthew is also a married father of four children. While his work schedule sometimes leaves him …