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Meet the Japanese challenger to Google Glass: Telepathy One

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Scientific Proof That Cities Are Like Nothing Else in Nature

Follow the Rule of 90/20

Have you ever noticed how some hours you’re absolutely cranking out work, whereas during other parts of the day you have to summon all your will just …

Content Marketing

Invest in Yourself at the Low End and High End

Suppose you categorize your <i>existing</i> skills and knowledge into three buckets: low, medium, and high. There are things you have no expertise in or …

The Next Must-Have Skill? Focus

Daniel Willingham, a professor at the University of Virginia, argues that an ability to tune out the noise and focus deeply is the most important …

To Move Ahead You Have to Know What to Leave Behind

Decisions are the most fundamental building blocks of successful change in our organizations, our teams, and our careers. The faster and more strategically we stack those blocks, the faster and more successfully we achieve change. Yet, change efforts often stall precisely because those decisions …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

By Charles Day9 minute Read<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are …

Management

These Tips Will Help You Escape The 9-To-5 Mindset

His first bestseller, The Four Hour Workweek, came out of his own experience of going from working long hours, seven days a week to figuring out how to run a business more efficiently.<p>But even for people not ready to take that step, Ferriss has some valuable tips for figuring how to get …

10 Quick Productivity Hacks To Make Life At Work Better

It can be extremely difficult to maintain creative momentum at the office. That’s why these tips are so simple to implement–but pay off big time.<p>Things are going pretty well in the office.<p>You’ve hit a good groove and the work is getting done. The workplace environment is even, amazingly, fun. …

Productivity

How Delusion Makes You More Productive

The first step to getting something done is deluding yourself into thinking you can do it.<p>How do you get something massive done–like building a business or writing a book or learning how to dance–when you’re not sure if you can make it happen? A.J. Jacobs has the hack: self-delusion.<p>Jacobs, whose …

Stephen King

5 Ways To Get More Productive Today

Want to get more done in the next hour? Take 5 minutes to read this.<p>There might be some productivity-minded part of you that scoffs at the whole idea of reading about how to be more productive. After all, why would you read about <i>doing</i> when you could <i>do</i>?<p>Well, you can tell that part of you to stop …

Time Management

Want To be More Productive? Go Somewhere Else

Before you suffer an acute case of desk-restlessness, get up and walk away. You may just find a fresh start on creating great work–and a new place to do it.<p>Does this sound like anyone you know?<p>“You yourself may be more of the problem than your office and your co-workers are,” cautions Randy Murray. …

Grand Rapids

Infographic: See How Barbie Stacks Up Against An Average (Real) Woman

Last week, Dove explained that many women tend to have unrealistic self-image issues (in an ad that was promptly parodied.) Now one of the hall of shame contributors to girls’ early assumptions about what is attractive returns–with a fresh injection of data.<p>Creativity By The Numbers is a series …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks | Inc.com

Productivity

How Not To Worry: Timeless 1934 Advice on Controlling Anxiety and Mastering Life

As far as vintage finds go, they hardly get more fortuitous than <b>You Can Master Life</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a marvelous 1934 compendium of sort-of-philosophical, sort-of-self-helpy, at times charmingly dated, other times refreshingly timeless advice on cultivating “the power to think, to create, to …

The Art of Looking: Eleven Ways of Viewing the Multiple Realities of Our Everyday Wonderland

<i>“How we spend our days,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her timelessly beautiful meditation on presence over productivity, <i>“is, of course, how we spend our lives.”</i> And nowhere do we fail at the art of presence most miserably and most tragically than in urban life — in the city, high on the cult of …

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding–and appreciation–of your work, your life, and the world around you.<p>This is your life.<p>Do what you love and do it often.<p>If you don’t like something, change it.<p>If you don’t like your job, quit.<p>If you don’t have …

Startups

Try Alternate and More Fun Ways of Learning Before Giving Up on Something New

When trying to learn something new, you can easily get burned out and feel defeated if the subject is taught by rote. James Somers writes how badly …

Learning