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Why Curiosity Matters

Most of the breakthrough discoveries and remarkable inventions throughout history, from flints for starting a fire to self-driving cars, have something in common: They are the result of curiosity. The impulse to seek new information and experiences and explore novel possibilities is a basic human …

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

This Simple Strategy Will Make You a Faster, More Effective Learner

<i>What is the best approach for learning new things? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of Morphic Therapeutic, Inc., on Quora:</b><p>Our minds are incredibly powerful, …

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Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

The Unexpected Habit That Benjamin Franklin and Charles Darwin Had In Common

Your ticket to a more creative lifestyle? A boring routine.<p>If your job requires you to think creatively, you probably already know that there ways you can boost your creativity like brainstorming activities and exercising. Perhaps you've tried a few in search of the perfect one. The truth is, it …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

30 Albert Einstein Quotes That Cut To The Core Of The Human Experience

These immortal Albert Einstein quotes show why he's history's most beloved genius.The post 30 Albert Einstein Quotes That Cut To The Core Of The …

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

Research Brief: Better Brainstorming

01 Dec 2017<p>by Jennifer Myers<p>Topics:<p>Assistant Professor Rembrand Koning (photo by Russ Campbell)<p>Assistant Professor Rembrand Koning (photo by Russ …

japanese vegetable pancakes

Last week was not my week in the kitchen, friends. I had great, ambitious designs on a rhubarb meringue tart that would be pink and pretty with a …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban Consume 50 Books a Year (More or Less). Here Are 8 You Need to Read in 2018

You're not 100 pages into a book this year? Then you're already behind.<p>The world's most successful business leaders--Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban among them--are prolific readers. According to some studies, CEOs consume as many as 50 to 60 books a year. If you're seeing this article …

The 10 Most Popular Courses on Coursera in 2017 (and 2,000 Courses You Can Take for Free in January, 2018)

Back in 2012, Coursera started offering MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) to the world at large. And they've since amassed some 28 million …

How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career

Slow, rational thought is the key to protecting yourself.<p>Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major …

Richard Branson Says You Should Do 3 Things to Achieve More Happiness in 2018

In the book "Dear Stranger," billionaire Richard Branson offers up a personal and heartfelt letter on the subject of achieving happiness.<p>Every year, it is estimated that one in four people struggle with a mental health problem. In fact, according to <i>Psychology Today</i>, an estimated 15 million …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

This Formula Will Make You Happier At Work and At Home in 2018

Wellbeing can be broken down into five key aspects.<p>Growth is good and we all want to be part of a growing company. But there is a dark side; a year of late nights, working on weekends, always-being-connected can really take a toll on people--depleting energy and impacting wellbeing.<p>Research shows …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

How to Never Be Bored Again: 5 New Secrets From Research

What can we do to cure boredom?<p>If you’re alone, it’s pretty straightforward: get up, go out, see friends, put yourself in a new situation where you …

10 Rules You Need to Know to Communicate Effectively

Frank Luntz has “engineered some of the most potent political and corporate campaigns of the last decade.” His wordsmithing helped Republican Rudy …

Starting a Consulting Business: The Emotional Pitfalls No One Talks About

Starting a consulting business isn't easy -- and neither is dealing with the emotional pitfalls you will inevitably face. But it can be done.<p>You have skills. You have experience. You have knowledge and expertise and talent.<p>You're also tired of working for someone else.<p>So you decide to start a …

4 Secrets to Success Richard Branson Learned From Nelson Mandela

Instead of getting angry when dealing with the headaches of launching a new business, Sir Richard draws on lessons Mandela taught him for overcoming a struggle.<p>As Virgin America announced plans for its long-awaited IPO, Sir Richard Branson confided over a late-night beer just how maddening it can …