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How to change a culture

The Boston University hockey team has a crisis on its hands. Last December, one player was charged with sexual assault; just a few months later, …

NSA Snooping Was Only the Beginning. Meet the Spy Chief Leading Us Into Cyberwar

Author: James Bamford. James Bamford Security<p>Date of Publication: 06.12.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 pm. 9:00 pm<p>Inside Fort Meade, Maryland, a …

The one thing that makes a company last forever

All companies hit rough patches from time to time. But only a few manage to survive decade after decade—some of them in a form that bears no resemblance to the original organization. Nokia began in 1865 as a riverside paper mill along the Tammerkoski Rapids in southwestern Finland. In the late …

Innovation

The myth of the eight-hour sleep

<b>We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.</b><p>In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people …

There's More to Life Than Being Happy

Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness<p><i>"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness."</i><p>In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and …

Jaron Lanier wants to build a new middle class on micropayments

“What I’m proposing is actually a freelance economy, but it’s a freelance economy where freelancing earns you not just income but also wealth. That’s an important distinction to make.”<p><b>Eric Allen Been</b>: You were one of the early advocates of the notion that “information wants to be free.” An idea …

Revenge of the Introvert

After ten years as a psychologist practicing psychodynamic psychotherapy, I reclined on the couch of my own analyst feeling burdened by my chosen …

Confessions of a Sociopath

I have never killed anyone, but I have certainly wanted to. I may have a disorder, but I am not crazy. In a world filled with gloomy, mediocre …

Survivorship Bias

<b>The Misconception:</b> You should focus on the successful if you wish to become successful.<b>The Truth:</b> When failure becomes invisible, the difference …

It’s official: Unhappy employees = corruption and fraud

Squeeze your employees, and you’ll pay the price. Seems obvious—but Ernst & Young has actual evidence. For its annual fraud report the firm surveyed 3,000 company board members, managers and their teams in 36 countries across the world, and found that employees feeling the double pinch of increased …

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD

In the United States, at least 9 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In France, …

Trust your memory? Maybe you shouldn't

<b>(CNN) —</b> You probably feel pretty attached to your memories -- they're yours, after all. They define who you are and where you came from, your accomplishments and failures, your likes and dislikes.<p>Your memories help you separate friends from enemies. They remind you not to eat too much ice cream or …

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.<p><i>Dangerous things you were taught in school:</i><p><b>1. The people in charge have all the answers.</b> <br>That’s why they are so wealthy and happy and healthy and …

While Average Lifespans Increase, 114 Remains A Stubborn And Mysterious Upper Bound. Why?

Ray Kurzweil predicts that in the coming decades the term “life expectancy” will become irrelevant. By then medical advances and nanotechnology will …

George W. Bush is smarter than you

The new George W. Bush Presidential Center is being dedicated this week. This seems like a good time to bust a longstanding myth about our former …

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My Best Mistake: Forgetting the Five Year Career Plan

Here is my most dreaded question: "Where do you see yourself in five years?"<p>I have never been able to answer that one. Still can't.<p>And that failure …

Consciousness After Death: Strange Tales From the Frontiers of Resuscitation Medicine

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.24.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:23 pm. 12:23 pm<p>Sam Parnia practices resuscitation …