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A new theory promises to unlock your body’s full potential—and is actually scientifically sound

Today tens of thousands of people are discovering that the environment contains hidden tools for hacking the nervous system. But no matter what they might be able to accomplish, they’re not superhuman—the fortitude they find comes from within the body itself. When they forego a few creature …

Humanity

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

11 interview questions you should never answer directly

While very few specific interview questions are by themselves illegal to ask, Laura Davis, an associate professor with the Department of Finance and Legal Studies at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, explains in the Journal of Employment and Labor Law that some questions may be used as …

How to perfectly fold a suit jacket so it doesn't wrinkle

You're a light traveler, so there's no reason for a garment bag to slow you down on your travels.<p>It turns out that there is a way to fold your suit jacket and stuff it in a suitcase without it getting wrinkled. All it takes is a little know-how.<p>Here's how to do it:

Three Simple Steps to Improve Your Memory

"You are all capable of doing extraordinary things with your memory, you just need to learn the right techniques," according to memory expert Chester …

Will Smart Beta Be the Next Industry Disruption?

It is too early to say whether smart beta can deliver disruptive innovation to the investment world. But it already appears to be chipping away at …

Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, and 13 other successful people share some of their biggest pet peeves

From half-baked ideas to working around the clock, we've collected the pet peeves of 15 influential leaders.<p>Continue reading to find out what people like Sheryl Sandberg, Jeff Bezos, and President Obama really can't stand.<p><i>Alison Griswold and Rachel Sugar contributed to earlier versions of this</i> …

Inside Credit Suisse, Finger-Pointing and Confusion Over $1 Billion Loss

Executives disagree about supervision of investment-bank unit, where losses piled up late last year<p>Current and former executives at Credit Suisse Group AG, stretching from New York to the Swiss lender’s top ranks in Zurich, are sparring over who was responsible for the bulk of almost $1 billion in …

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Future of Finance

Leveraging our global network of members, we are uniquely positioned to help shape a more trustworthy, forward-thinking investment profession that …

The C-Suite Speaks: Stable, But Uninspiring

Expectations are low, and growth will be hard to achieve because comparisons will be difficult for the next few quarters, according to recent …

China's army of investors haven't learned their lesson, and it looks like history is going to repeat itself

Think again.<p>According to a survey of 2,200 Chinese residents by Bernstein, individual investors in the country actually want more risk, not less.<p>And that looks like a recipe for disaster.<p>The nation's residents are planning to load up on high-yield, higher risk investments and wealth management …

Danger Signs in the World's Top Housing Market

At first glance, the world’s best-performing housing market bears few of the usual hallmarks of a bubble about to pop.<p>Reliance on mortgages is low, …

Three Tips for Building a High-Impact Resume

Career coach Dennis Grady offered valuable advice on constructing an effective resume in a recent webinar. Julia VanDeren breaks his insights down …

A Deep Dive Into New York's East Side Access Project

The Financial Threats That Machines Can See

Humans have a terrible track record of predicting financial crises in time to fend them off. Some computer scientists think that algorithms might …

A body-language expert reveals the No. 1 indicator of confidence and how you can cultivate it

A college student gives a presentation and reinforces her points with nods to her classmates and professor.<p>A businessman strides down the sidewalk and offers a smile to colleagues heading home.<p>What do these people all have in common?<p>They're skilled at making eye contact and, as a result, they exude …

This was Prince's most powerful performance of all time

For Prince, who died Thursday, it was simply confirmation of the obvious: He had become a national legend.<p>In 2007, he played the halftime like a champion taking his victory lap. (He had already been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three years earlier.)<p>He was, as always, confident, …

A crazy story about Tiger Woods shows that he was never as obsessed with golfing greatness as everybody thought

But the more we learn about Tiger Woods' life away from the course, it is becoming clear that this couldn't have been further from the truth.<p>We have already seen glimpses of this, and now we have an even better picture of the real Tiger Woods in a lengthy story written by Wright Thompson for ESPN …

Big Cities Are the Future of Global Consumption

A new study shows how the largest cities in Asia and North America will power the worldwide economy in the coming decades.<p>The 21st century is shaping up to be the century of cities. Billions of people will stream into cities in the coming decades—the great majority of them into the rapidly …

My Dream Life in NFL...Accounting

Jason Gay goes to camp with NFL players to learn about finances and preparing for life after football<p>Fort Lauderdale, Fla.<p>So there I was, in sun-kissed Florida, a surprise invite to an off-season camp featuring some of the elite players in the NFL. Just a few feet away, there was Julius Peppers, …

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The roar of the sea

WHAT he hated most was noise. An aircraft flying low overhead; the buzz of a traffic light at night; the awful possibility, with a telephone, that it …

The Secret Money Behind ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

Investigators believe much of the cash used to make the Leonardo DiCaprio film about a stock swindler originated with embattled Malaysian state development fund 1MDB<p>LOS ANGELES—Despite the star power of Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese, the 2013 hit movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” …

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What Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and 13 other highly successful tech people were doing at age 25

At the time, many were already founding or making deals with multimillion-dollar companies, or simply dreaming up how they could make their dent in the universe.<p>In other words, it varied from tech titan to tech titan, and it all goes to show that there's no one path to success.<p>To underscore that …

Lloyd Shapley, a Nobel laureate in economics, has died

LLOYD Shapley, who won the Nobel prize for economics in 2012, died on March 12th at the grand old age of 92. He might not have been too pleased about …

Team spirit

TEAMS have become the basic building-blocks of organisations. Recruitment ads routinely call for “team players”. Business schools grade their …

The weird economic reason drug cartel members get head-to-toe tattoos

Tom Wainwright, author of "Narconomics," is the former Mexico City bureau chief for The Economist<i>.</i> He explains the financial reason why some drug cartel members get head-to-toe tattoos.<p><i>Produced by Eames Yates</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity after a bad night's sleep

And the unfortunate reality is that even though you feel like crap the next day, you still have to show up at the office, ready to give 110%.<p>But even though the thought of working an eight-hour day may seem impossible, it turns out that there are things you can do to get through it.<p>Here's how sleep …

The rise of Bill Gates, from Harvard dropout to richest man in the world

It wasn't dumb luck that got him that spot - Gates is a smart, aggressive business mind who was never afraid to make enemies in his drive to take Microsoft to the top.<p>From Harvard dropout to an Albuquerque rental office to the top of the world, here's how Bill Gates turned Microsoft into a global …

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A psychologist reveals the scariest thing you can say at the office or at home

Adam Galinsky, a professor at Columbia University, has published more than 150 scientific articles, chapters, and teaching cases in the fields of management and social psychology. His new book "Friend & Foe" with coauthor Maurice Schweitzer is about the balance of conflict and cooperation in almost …