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You Are (As Productive As) What You Eat: How To Make It Through The Workday

This morning, you woke up well-rested and ready to seize the day. You’re whistling on the way to work, already envisioning conquering that pesky …

Nutrition

The Science Behind Sweden’s Six-Hour Workday

This just in: 6 hours are better than 8. Wait, what?Sweden has made headlines recently for switching to a six-hour workday, rather than the standard …

Time Management

This Is Your Brain on Nature

When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor.<p><b>When you head out</b> to the desert, David Strayer is the kind of man you want behind the wheel. He never texts or talks on the phone while driving. He doesn’t even approve of eating in the …

7 Insights From Psychology Known to Boost Workplace Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no longer practical for any organization to measure productivity simply with numbers or to hold everyone on the team to the same standard. Behavioral economics and psychology tell us that people react differently to situations and …

Employee Engagement

China's tech work culture is so intense that people sleep and bathe in their offices

"The pace of Chinese internet company growth is extremely fast," Cui Meng, general manager and cofounder of data startup Goopal, told Reuters. "I've been to the US and the competitive environment there isn't as intense as in China."<p>This has led many workers to put in overtime, sleeping at their …

Employment

How to Use Evernote as a Bullet Journal

Advertisement<p>There is no shortage of calendar and to-do apps out there. All of them are competing for your attention on every platform imaginable. …

Fintech Ecosystem - Financial Technology Research & Business Opportunities

A Bitcoin ATM is seen inside a bookstore in Acharnai in northern AthensThomson Reuters<p>We’ve entered the most profound era of change for financial services companies since the 1970s brought us index mutual funds, discount brokers and ATMs.<p>No firm is immune from the coming disruption and every …

Profit

The Ultimate Guide To Organizing Your Workspace For Maximum Productivity

The key to being more productive is literally right in front of you. Look around: is your desk conducive to reaching productivity zen? A lot of …

Productivity

The skinny Korean 14-year-old who makes £1,000 a night by gorging on fast food on webcam - while thousands of fans watch

• <b>Kim Sung-jin, 14, eats his dinner on webcam in front of fans every evening</b>• <b><br>He can make £1,000 by gorging on pizza, fried chicken or Chinese food</b>• <b><br>Kim is</b> …

WWDC wish list: closing the gap between iOS & OS X, split-screen enhancements, Xcode for iPad, more

<i>[Ed. Note: This is a guest post by developer Steven Troughton-Smith. You can follow him on Twitter @stroughtonsmith.]</i><p>I don’t often do this, but this year I think it’s important; Apple is more open & receptive to feedback today than it ever has been. With iOS 9 and iPad Pro, iOS has made a …

Hypnagogia, The State Between Sleep And Wakefulness, Is Key To Creativity

We're all familiar with the two basic states of consciousness: sleep and wakefulness. But what about what happens <i>in between</i> those states?<p>In the borderlands between wakefulness and rest is a strange and fascinating state of consciousness characterized by dream-like visions and strange sensory …

Sleep

The Cigarette of This Century

Originally published at The Atlantic<p>In January 1995, a year and a half before Hotmail launched the world’s first web-based email service, a landmark …

Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. BBC Future investigates.<p>We all know the feeling. You’re in a noisy office trying to concentrate. Your computer screen shows you have eight different websites open, along with two email accounts, three …

Time Management

MEGA vs Google Drive vs Dropbox vs OneDrive vs SugarSync & More

We increasingly store all types of important data in the cloud rather than on hard disks. Most of us now rely on fast broadband and mobile broadband, …

Please Don’t Hack Your Own Brain With Strange Untested Chemicals

As anyone who has read <i>The New Yorker</i>’s instant-classic article about the food-replacement substance Soylent knows, some people — often of the …

The Most Mathematically Perfect Playlist for Running (Updated)

Last week you learned about the best headphones for running, and now you're going to hear what you ought to pump through them. This isn't just about …

Flute

Keep Your Brain Young with Music

If you want to firm up your body, head to the gym. If you want to exercise your brain, listen to music.<p>“There are few things that stimulate the brain …

8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains

I’m a big fan of music, and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really affects our brains and bodies. Since music is such a big …

Mozart effect–Shmozart effect: A meta-analysis

Abstract<p>The transient enhancement of performance on spatial tasks in standardized tests after exposure to the first movement “<i>allegro con spirito</i>” of …

Why Listening to Music Makes Us Feel Good

It can be argued that music is a core function in our brains. Our brains are wired from the beginning to process and understand music. Yet music has …

The Brain
Neuroscience
The Brain

Brain-Enhancing Music and Binaural Beats: Do They Work? - College Info Geek

India makes an ambitious move toward a cashless society

The dream of a cashless society for India is not too far off.<p>This past weekend, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) – essentially the …

FinTech

Russian Billionaire Buys Into German Online Lending Startup

Russian billionaire Oleg Boyko’s private-equity company bought a stake in Germany’s Spotcap as the online lender backed by Rocket Internet SE secured …

Billionaires

Russia Plans to Move to Linux

<b>In an unexpected turn of events, it would appear that the Russian government is planning on moving all of their computers and IT infrastructure to a</b> …

Want to be more productive? Don’t go paperless.

Brick-and-mortar bookstores are closing their doors. Libraries lend out e-books. Receipts are emailed or texted. Bank statements are sent …

Productivity