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What Makes Work Meaningful — Or Meaningless

Meaningful work is something we all want. The psychiatrist Viktor Frankl famously described how the innate human quest for meaning is so strong that, …

Employee Engagement

How to Overcome Self-Doubt and Unlock Your Full Potential

Learn to follow your instincts<p>“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” ― <b>William Shakespeare</b><p>I’m …

Science Has Just Uncovered the World's Easiest Hack for Faster Learning | Inc.com

We've all spent a minimum of a decade in formal education, so you'd think that in all that time, we'd have at least mastered the most basic principles of how to study efficiently. But study after study shows that's not true. Many of the best scientifically validated tips and tricks for faster …

Study Skills

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Self-help

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

Exercise

When not to use deep learning

I know it’s a weird way to start a blog with a negative, but there was a wave of discussion in the last few days that I think serves as a good hook …

The Mathematics of Machine Learning

In the last few months, I have had several people contact me about their enthusiasm for venturing into the world of data science and using Machine …

Peter Drucker: How to (Actually) Manage Your Time

Many consider Peter Drucker the most influential thinker in the history of management.<p>His prolific writings — over 30 books — have gone on to sell …

Productivity

Lessons Learned: One Year with Node.js and the Enterprise

<i>This post comes from Giovanni Lela who is the CTO of @LinkMeSRL, a company focused on JavaScript, Node.js and related technologies. Besides writing</i> …

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

Imagining your future projects is holding you back.

Do you have a big creative project in store? Do you lie awake sometimes, thinking about what might go into it, what the characters or environment …

Sunk Costs

Five Easy Ways To Calm Your Nerves Five Minutes Before Your Job Interview

You can shake your anxiety and get into the right headspace, even when you’re pressed for time.<p>Let’s face it—no one likes to be judged. But like it or not, that is exactly what a job interview is: a judgment zone. It’s also your chance to show that you’re the right person for the job, but if you’re …

Corkscrew thinking won the war. Here's how to use it in business

During the second world war Winston Churchill declared a need for corkscrew thinkers – people with the ability to break away from the traditional linear way of thinking.<p>Without these individuals, Churchill believed that neither side would win the war because everyone was thinking in the same way: …

Winston Churchill

When Meditation Doesn't Work, Try Journaling to Stay Sane

I’m always searching for ways to counteract my type-A, future-focused tendencies that make me a tangled ball of stress. Try meditation, they say. …

A Reading Guide For Designers Who Want To Write

We asked prominent designers and design writers to select the best books and essays for designers who want to hone their writing skills.<p>The 2017 Design In Tech Report, John Maeda’s influential industry overview, lists writing as a key design skill. There are several reasons why. With the rise of …

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to …

5 questions from Buddhism, Stoicism, and neuroscience that will make you emotionally stronger

When we're anxious, angry, or sad, we rarely do the smart thing. And that can seriously mess up our lives.<p>At work, in love, or pretty much anything we do, we need emotional strength to stay cool and do the right thing.<p>Now dealing with the ups and downs of feelings isn't anything new. And nor are …

Adopting a Founder’s Mindset: Leading like an Owner | Leading from the Library

It’s good when library leaders talk about having a start-up mentality or entrepreneurial spirit. One thing is missing though: Ownership. These …

Management

Four Ways to Be More Effective in Meetings

Meetings!<p>Those endless blocks of time during the workday in which we are given tacit approval to zone out but that we cannot skip.<p>One study estimated that American companies hold 11 million meetings daily. Another said the unproductive ones cost the country about $37 billion yearly. This amusing …

Management

Exactly How To Spend The Last Hour Of Your Workday

Try these 60-minute “soft projects” to wrap up every day of the week.<p>It’s 4 p.m. and you’re having a hard time focusing. So you stare at your computer and click in and out of lots of tabs. But when you look up, you see it’s only 4:03 p.m. Then, you get a glass of water, which takes all of seven …

Using Photography Composition Templates

When doing photography in general, and in my case Travel photography, the use of a photography template can be very beneficial and help improve the …

Landscape Photography

neurojs: A javascript deep learning and reinforcement learning library.

neurojs is a JavaScript framework for deep learning in the browser. It mainly focuses on reinforcement learning, but can be used for any neural …

Deep Learning

The Idiot’s Guide To Networking, No Work Experience Required

What can you possibly talk about when you’re only in an entry-level job–or looking for one? Wrong question.<p>Long before you enter the workforce, you’re told over and over again that you need to network. And for many years afterward, you’re given loads of advice on how to schmooze tactfully, talk …

Your Worst Idea Might Be Your Best Idea | Inc.com

Sometimes the best way to get to the right answer is to think of the wrong answer first.<p>This is especially useful when you're stuck.<p>Brand consultant and author Marty Neumeier talks about how designers go beyond thinking out of the box by "thinking wrong" in his book The Designful Company, something …

Motherhood

Reinforcement Learning

Inside a simple computer simulation, a group of self-driving cars are performing a crazy-looking maneuver on a four-lane virtual highway. Half are …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Be a Better Leader | Inc.com

Admittedly, it took me years to realize that success is achieved not over long periods of time, but instantaneously in life's brief, honest moments.<p>I can remember each instance when a thought or belief occurred to me out of the blue, which forever changed my outlook on my entrepreneurial journey. …

Self-improvement

7 Ways to Gain Self Discipline and Strive Towards Greatness

Feel like giving up on your 2017 goal? These tips will help you push through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’re a few weeks into the 2017, and right now is the most crucial time to stick to your goals. But it can also be the most difficult time.<p>So, if you feel like …