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Knowing how the mind processes information and images can help you send the right message.
IF YOU PUT PEOPLE IN BRAIN SCANNERS and give them something delicious—say, wine or chocolate—the reward centers of their brains light up. In other words, it’s making them feel good. But if you promise them a delicious item in the future, there’s no r
We asked readers: How do you make the most of everyone's least favorite work routine? Here's what they had to say.1. Plan ahead. Set the agenda one week ahead of time. Allow employees to comment on it prior to the meeting so they have time to really
IN OUR RELENTLESS QUEST TO LIVE healthier, happier, more productive lives, we often overlook a powerful tool within us: our internal sense of timing. The human body is genetically designed to coordinate the “when” of almost all aspects of life—sleep,
The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.
WE LIVE IN A TIME of moral outrage. If you listened to partisans on either side of Election 2016, it was a contest between—or a protest of—a criminally corrupt politician and a serial sex offender, even though neither candidate had been formally char
Rather than looking at typical benchmarks, we focus on the ideas, almost all fueled by passion and implemented by strong leaders.
Zuckerberg often muses on management. Here, a selection of quotes from public Q&As posted on Facebook.
It's time to give yourself a break.
Great leaders inspire and create meaningful, lasting opportunities and new ways of thinking. They believe in change. They have an impact on the future.
Imagination Yoga uses storytelling to encourage kids to move through a series of yoga positions.
Fortune reviews three major releases this season that promise to help you elevate your thinking, motivation, and creativity in work and in life.
And the bright side of rising pessimism about the American Dream
A man from ancient Rome said it was better to know nothing about a subject than to half-know it. I’m worried that this Republic of ours is set on proving his wisdom all over again. Only, we aren’t even bothering to know 50% of what’s going on. Seems
IN OUR GLOBALIZED, TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN world, we have convinced ourselves that the route to excellence and progress lies in specialization. Consider entrepreneur Peter Thiel’s recent argument that workers should make a lifelong commitment to a single c
A new study suggests that conservative politicians in the United States, Europe, and Australia tend to be better-looking.
It can be funny or serious, but your brand has to be authentically you.
A conversation with Michael Lewis about his new book on the research of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky
Leonardo da Vinci never stopped exploring and challenging conventional wisdom. And neither should you.
Making clear-headed decisions is the ability to see beyond your entrenched biases and move your business forward. Here's how to do it.
JIHAN THOMPSON NEURONAL CONNECTIONS ARE created in the brain when you attempt something new. Plenty of research indicates this, including a 2010 study in The Journal of Neuroscience that found that even after just two sessions of practicing a new ta
IT’S EASY TO DISMISS PEOPLE WHO believe things that are factually incorrect—that vaccines cause autism, for example, or that climate change isn’t real. But if we really want to change how they think, we need to take an honest look at what’s driving t
Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and then use them in your own quest to greatness.
Where, how, and why to play piano, bake sourdough, and learn Thai massage in spite—and because—of the fact that you’ll be very bad at it. At least at first.
Fascism is in the running to be Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. But it’s not the right word for the current moment.
To CHIGOZIE OBIOMA, there is more to writing fiction than crafting engaging characters and plots. Writers, he says, have an opportunity to assess and critique the world in which they live. The 2015 Global Thinker’s debut novel, The Fishermen, is a do
Our obsession with e-mail ignores a crucial truth about human beings: that we have evolved as listeners, not as readers.
IT’S NATURAL TO WANT TO BE HAPPY all the time. But it’s telling that most of what many consider to be our seven basic emotions—joy, anger, sadness, fear, surprise, contempt and disgust—reflect the dark side of the human experience. These emotions are
The host of radio’s On Being talks about wisdom, debate, downright disagreement—and coming together when things fall apart
A motivational psychology expert suggests strategies to put into play once your initial enthusiasm about your startup starts to waver.
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