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3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People
Unfortunately, you can't change them. But you can change the way you interact with them.
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How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School
The trendy concept is in high demand among educators, but its specifics are vague.
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The Deep Space of Digital Reading: Why we shouldn’t worry about leaving print behind.
In A History of Reading, the Canadian novelist and essayist Alberto Manguel describes a remarkable transformation of human consciousness, which took place around the 10th century A.D.: the advent of silent reading. Human beings have been reading for
- Dec 28 20163 minutes
Why Some Companies Are Trying to Hire More People on the Autism Spectrum
The majority of those with autism are unemployed, but new pilot programs at big companies, such as EY and Microsoft, are discovering unexpected benefits from having "neurodiverse" colleagues.
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How to Handle Personal Conflicts Professionally
Whether it's a betrayal, a personal dislike or a choice between public or private acknowledgement, personal conflicts can arise at work. Find out the right way to navigate these situations.
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The Healthy-Lifestyle Curriculum
At Perea Preschool in Memphis, Tennessee, lesson plans come with a heaping portion of nutrition.
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Minority Groups Lose When They Collaborate with Power
Cailin O’Connor—a philosopher, scientist, and mathematician—may not enjoy tense situations, but they fascinate her. Last year, in a Huffington Post article titled “Game Theory and The Walking Dead,” she wrote that the zombie show’s “plot lines are ri
- Jan 5 20174 minutes
What Sea Slugs Taught Us About Our Brain: Neuroscience:The simple nerve cells of sea creatures helped scientists fathom human memory.
When Leonid Moroz, a gregarious Russian-born neuroscientist and geneticist at the University of Florida, began studying ctenophores nearly a decade ago, he had a fairly simple goal in mind. He wanted to determine exactly where the blobby marine creat
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The Truth About Work-Life Balance
Defining and understanding the kind of life you want to lead is the first step to making it happen.
- Nov 27 20162 minutes
Sucking at Stuff
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.
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The Artist Otherwise Known as an Entrepreneur
'Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.' – Pablo Picasso
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Don't Just Build a Business -- Build a Business With Soul
You need more than brains to create and sustain a business that has a lasting impact.
- Feb 22 20173 minutes
The Facebook Algorithm Is Watching You
You can tell a lot about a person from how they react to something.That’s why Facebook’s various “Like” buttons are so powerful. Clicking a reaction icon isn’t just a way to register an emotional response, it’s also a way for Facebook to refine its s
- Oct 10 20165 minutes
Framing the World in Terms of “Left” and “Right” Is Stranger Than You Think
Sometimes it’s the simplest studies that reveal how deeply culture shapes our thinking.Take a 2009 experiment involving only a researcher, a child, and a two-word instruction.1 The researcher announces, “Let’s dance!” and demonstrates a series of mov
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Closing a Deal at a Bar? This Research Can Help.
Rule No. 1: Get to the bar early, so you control who sits where.
- Oct 1 20162 minutes
Love it or loathe it, brainstorming is a ubiquitous part of office culture. Whether it is an effective tool for generating ideas and solving problems is up for debate. And since we love a good debate, we invited 50 leaders in the design community—typ
- Nov 7 20165 minutes
Read a Novel: It’s Just What the Doctor Ordered
IT’S WELL-ESTABLISHED SCIENCE THAT READING boosts vocabulary, sharpens reason and expands intellectual horizons. But the latest round of research on the benefits of literature focuses on how it improves not our IQ, but our EQ. Book lovers profess a
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A Yoga Franchise for Kids Stretches Bodies and Minds
Imagination Yoga uses storytelling to encourage kids to move through a series of yoga positions.
- Dec 8 20163 minutes
The Best Music For Productivity? Silence
Studies show that for most types of cognitively demanding tasks, anything but quiet hurts performance.
- May 30 20133 minutes
A Crowdsourced Expert Interview: Nautilus readers delve further into the idea that metaphors make us human.
In “Metaphors Are Us,” biologist and neurologist Robert Sapolsky made a good case for why symbolic thinking may be the key feature separating humans from our nearest animal relatives. But that essay didn’t end the discussion, which spilled onto socia
- Nov 7 20161 minute
The Danger of Having Too Many Experts
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
- Jun 1 20161 minute
The Celebrity Tutor
interview by CHRISTY CHOI KELLY MOK’S FACE graces magazines, billboards, and bus decals throughout Hong Kong. She makes more than $128,000 annually. She owns two luxury cars and wears shoes that cost a third of Hong Kong’s average monthly salary. Th
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How to Stay Excited About Your Business
A motivational psychology expert suggests strategies to put into play once your initial enthusiasm about your startup starts to waver.
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Focus on Staying Sharp
THE MONEY LINK: You’ve done a great job planning for retirement, so the last thing you want is to slip up and squander your savings once you get there. A new study by Texas Tech professors Michael Finke and Sandra Huston and the University of Michiga
- Jan 26 20174 minutes
6-Year-Old Girls Already Have Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence
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Time Off Well Spent
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- Feb 2 20172 minutes
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Sometimes people ask me why time seems to move faster as we age.Recently the question has morphed into something closer to: Is there any way to harness this effect to make certain periods of time move more quickly? As in, for example, the next four y
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Why Conservative Politicians May Be More Attractive Than Liberal Ones
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- Oct 16 20162 minutes
Barack Obama: There Are Disasters, and Then There Are News-Cycle Disasters
“THE BP OIL SPILL was the first event that taught me about a particular news cycle where there’s a real problem that can and will be solved—but one that garners, for whatever reason, 24/7 attention, with a sense of doom that gets ramped up and that w