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11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life

The positive psychology movement is known for helping people improve their happiness, well-being, and productivity. This remarkable and practical book list will help you do just that.<p>The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable …

Best Programming Languages for Big Data - Part 1

In the last blog on big data, we talked about the Data Integration Tools, the eight layer of the Functional architecture. In this blog I would be …

Big Data

80 Frugal Tips to Save Money | The Art of Manliness

The manliness of frugality cannot be overstated. Frugality cultivates the manly qualities of independence, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, …

7 Graphic Design Resources for Non-Designers And Businesses on a Budget

While I firmly believe nothing can compete with a seasoned graphic designer and their years of experience, as someone who has worked with a lot of small and medium sized businesses I get it; budgets are tight and not every business has the luxury of putting a graphic designer on payroll despite …

Graphic Design

The Reason Why Old People Have Bad Hearing Has Nothing To Do With Their Ears

The problem, says a new study published in the <i>Journal of Neurophysiology</i>, is deterioration in the midbrain and cortex, caused by aging. Normally a …

5 Money-Saving Tricks Airlines Don't Want You to Know

Use these tech tricks to outsmart the airlines and save yourself some cash.<p>We all love to complain about airlines and their never-ending efforts to find new, clever, and incredibly annoying ways to squeeze every penny out of travelers. But when it comes to soothing your travel rage, revenge is …

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal setting, here's what the high achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

Scientists Explain All Your Dumb Hiring Decisions

You’ve definitely heard of cognitive bias by now, but you might still be surprised how deep it can run.<p>You probably don’t need a reminder of how much bad hires can hurt–but here’s one anyway: Some research suggests that each bad hire leaves employers with a monetized loss of over $50,000 in …

Employment

21 places to learn critical skills that will change your life

But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and innovative, and gives employees the ability to cope with constantly changing workplaces.<p>Lifelong learning helps us stay sharp as we age, and is also important for …

Learning

How to try Android Auto before you buy

Android Auto — whether it came in your car from the factory or you're using an after-market head unit — is a pretty complicated piece of equipment. …

Android News

11 Research-Backed Ways to Boost Confidence

Confidence is something of a psychological trick, and it is possible to “fake it until you make it.” Try these 11 easy tips the next time your …

Internet Of Things (IoT) Predictions From Forrester, Machina Research, WEF, Gartner, IDC

For the third year in a row, the Internet of Things has dominated CES. More than 900 companies out of 3,800 at the show said they had Internet of Things products. Andrew Begin at Mirum observed that the IoT has “caught fire in a big way” and Perry Simpson at Direct Marketing predicted that the IoT …

Internet of Things

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

The No. 1 Way To Spot Weak Leadership

You can spot a weak leader a mile off by simply looking at the types of decisions they make. Not surprisingly, weak leaders pander to public opinion, they manage the routine rather than the extraordinary, and they worry more about being right than achieving the right outcome. Weak leaders seek the …

4 must-have skills for leaders to manage change

To survive and thrive, every organization—from for-profit to non-profit to governmental—has to know how to navigate change. But sadly, 75% of change …

5 Things To Adopt On Day One As A New Leader

Assuming a new leadership role can be daunting. Serving in a managerial role one day and a leadership role the next without receiving the “memo” of what leadership looks like is really a recipe for disaster. Without training or coaching, you only have two options: to rely upon the skills that …

9 Traits Truly Successful Leaders Should Possess

Katarina Milovanovic<p>Creative Writer Read full profile<p>Being a natural leader is a characteristic that not many people possess, though it can be …

Productivity

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

The Best Paper Airplane: How to Make a Paper Airplane | The Art of Manliness

There are many skills fathers should pass on to their children: how to ride a bike, how to skip a stone, and of course, how to make a paper airplane. …

31 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Vitamins

Dietitians Emily Haller and Keri Gans on the dead giveaways that you need to step up your nutrient intake.<p>Back in 2004, nutritionists everywhere were screaming at movie theater screens, threatening to boycott <i>Mean Girls</i> when Regina George "innocently" (you never know with Queen Plastic) asked how …

What you may not know about taking a flight

There’s a lot going on around you when you board a plane. BBC Future reviews some of the more surprising facts about your journey.<p>The number of people in the air at any one time is climbing steadily toward one million – and at this time of year, many people around the world are planning a …

How and When to Tuck in Your Shirt | The Art of Manliness

<i>Why talk about something so basic?</i><p><i>Is there really a need to teach men something most of us have been doing since we were 5?</i><p>Well, yes actually.<p>Just …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

How to Be Assertive | The Art of Manliness

<i>Your boss consistently asks you at the last minute to come into work on the weekend. You say “yes” every time even though you have family plans. You</i> …

The Original 21 Day Shred Ab Workout

Canoe Basics: The J-Stroke Paddle | The Art of Manliness

Two of the manliest men in modern literature are Aragorn and Boromir in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy. I mean, who doesn’t want to be those guys …

Sleep: Everything You Need to Know | The Art of Manliness

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