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Memory: Why cramming for tests often fails

You may think you know your own mind, but when it comes to memory, research suggests that you don't. If we’re trying to learn something, many of us study in ways that prevent the memories sticking. Fortunately, the same research also reveals how we can supercharge our learning.<p>We’ve all had to face …

The Brain

The 10 Essential TED Talks for Growth Leaders

I have been a devoted TED conference attendee since my first experience in Monterey more than 10 years ago. Each year, I am fascinated by the eclectic mix of fellow attendees; scientists, philanthropists, billionaires, authors and entrepreneurs who come together to exchange and debate ideas. These …

5 Characteristics Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Nobody is born a perfect entrepreneur, but some have more of these traits than others.<p>Knowing the most common characteristics of successful entrepreneurs is a good place to start in order to better your own business chops. The good news? If you don't have these traits, you can develop them over …

Entrepreneurship

Why Taking A Job You Hate Right Out Of College Is The Best Career Move You Can Make

Living at home is the new normal (or a return to the old normal), <i>The New York Times</i> asserts in a piece on Millennials who have returned to the nest. While the reality of financial insecure twentysomethings relying on their parents is incontestable, the fact that the NYT quotes an expert, Jeffrey …

Two Simple Ways You Can Become a Leader

People have written gazillions of words about leadership; that is not my intention. No, my goal today is to provide you with the shortest, simplest path to becoming an effective leader.<p>Once you get past all the bluster about leaders having vision, voice, guts, charisma and numerous other …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

The Three Qualities a CEO Must Have to Succeed

CEOs and diamonds are a lot alike: Most are flawed in some way, all are hardened and formed under crushing pressures and intense heat, and they are judged by degrees of quality. We’ve perfected the art and science of judging a diamond’s quality via the four C’s: carat, cut, color, clarity. I assert …

10 Public Speaking Habits To Avoid At All Costs

"For instance, in golf, no player <i>intentionally</i> raises up on the backswing, as you're sure to top the ball and make a poor shot in doing so. However, it's among the most common errors on the course," she says.<p>Similarly, as a speaker, you would never <i>consciously</i> clench your hands, pace the floor, and …

20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use | Inc.com

This is the bleeding edge of solar materials research

Yes, a huge part of reducing the cost of solar panels will be to slash their soft costs — that’s all of those pesky things that aren’t part of the …

The male fertility crisis: five easy ways to boost your sperm count

Modern life really is rubbish – if you're a sperm, that is.<p>According to a major new study, sperm counts have fallen by almost 60 per cent since the 1970s – and the finger of blame is being pointed at our 21st century lives. High stress levels, plus the increasing existence of chemicals and …

Five Books You Should Read Before You Turn 30

Someone who saves money for retirement is probably going to be in a better situation come 65 than someone who didn't start saving until they were 45.<p>Here are five books that I think everyone should read before they turn 30. Reading and understanding these will give you an edge, however slight, that …

Books

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in debt, and by the time I …

Personal Finance

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Our personalities, thought patterns and emotional responses are wired into our brains, says Richard Davidson, Ph.D., author of <i>The Emotional Life of Your Brain</i>, but you can change your brain. Here are several exercises that will help rewire the neural pathways to help you think more positively, …

The Brain

What Makes a Leader?

Every businessperson knows a story about a highly intelligent, highly skilled executive who was promoted into a leadership position only to fail at the job. And they also know a story about someone with solid—but not extraordinary—intellectual abilities and technical skills who was promoted into a …

17 things that make this the perfect résumé

After all, your résumé is your key to new and exciting job opportunities.<p>Business Insider and Amanda Augustine — who currently works as TopResume's careers expert and previously worked in the same capacity as Ladders— put together the following résumé for all current and future job seekers.<p>While …

Employment

Pay Attention To Your Title

Don't be fooled, title matters, says career consultant Emily Bennington, author of <i>Who Says It's A Man's World: The Girls' Guide To Corporate Domination</i>. Right or wrong, your title is how people in and outside your organization judge your value to it, she says. Don't overlook it.

Want to Solve Problems More Efficiently? Do This.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From Mark Zuckerberg to will.i.am, it seems that everyone has championed the importance of learning code. This is a great thing. Learning how to code, however, isn’t just about knowing C++, Java and Ruby, but rather changing the way you …

Carnegie Mellon University

Success in life doesn't depend on college choice

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The first large-scale study of college graduates’ success in life using measures other than salary reached some potentially revolutionary conclusions.<p>Cyclists traverse the Main Quad at Stanford University in Stanford, California, May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach<p>It also …

6 Tips for Leading People As If Their Lives Depend on You

Using techniques developed over years of experience as a mountain climbing guide, Art Mooney can make anyone feel comfortable following him.<p>I've had the distinct pleasure of learning how to ice, rock, and alpine climb from one of our country's best-known and most highly respected mountain guides, …

20 Time-Management Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 20s

Use these timesaving tips to work better and more productively.<p>When you're just starting your career, you need all the help you can get managing your time. Even when you're working hard, you could be wasting a tremendous amount of time either by trying to multitask or by focusing too much on minute …

15 Things Successful People Do on Monday Mornings

Those first few hours after the weekend are critical. Start your week off right.<p>Monday mornings are the most critical time of the workweek, as they set the stage for the day and week ahead.<p>"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the …

How to Schedule Email Messages in Gmail with a Google Sheet

Have you ever wanted to write an email message in Gmail now but send it later? Maybe you are sending birthday wishes and would like to delay the …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

Imagine you are trying to buy something online -- plane tickets, an app subscription, a pair of sneakers. If you are an English speaker with an email address ending in .com, .org, .edu or .net, that process probably goes pretty smoothly for you. But if your email address ends ...<p>To the layman UX …

10 Ways to Get Smarter, Be More Productive, and Do Everything with Zero Effort

Why did you click? Was is for the promise of being awesome? Was it the ten ways to get smarter? Was it for the image that has nothing to do with the …

9 Things Great Speakers Always Do

From Martin Luther King to Malala Yousafzai, whether you're giving a wedding toast or an address to thousands, here are nine key practices from some of the best public speakers in history.<p>Whether you're giving a wedding toast, a TED talk, or an important address to an audience of thousands, you …

Public Speaking

Designing the Next Wave of Computer Chips

PALO ALTO, Calif.— Not long after Gordon E. Moore proposed in 1965 that the number of transistors that could be etched on a silicon chip would continu …

Retracing the Footsteps of a Global Shipping Giant

Retracing the Footsteps of a Global Shipping Giant<p>Anna Pao Sohmen is the eldest daughter of Pao Yue-Kong, founder of Worldwide Shipping, and inherited the privately run shipping empire that was once ranked the world’s largest. In its heyday in the 1970s the fleet was only slightly smaller than the …

iPhone Street Photography Techniques

Street photography is an art that requires a photographer to anticipate and capture spontaneity. Many street photographers use DSLRs and film …