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It's time to give yourself a break.
There's evidence that power actually changes the way the brain sees others, decreasing recognition of others' concerns.
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
Knowing how the mind processes information and images can help you send the right message.
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
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,
IT’S COMMON FOR ADULTS TO FEEL LIKE we’re drowning in judgment—“You’re not famous enough,” “You’re not smart enough,” “You’re not thin enough.” The weight of these appraisals, from others and from ourselves, can prevent us from looking at the world a
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
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
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
Our obsession with e-mail ignores a crucial truth about human beings: that we have evolved as listeners, not as readers.
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
Rather than looking at typical benchmarks, we focus on the ideas, almost all fueled by passion and implemented by strong leaders.
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.
Your brand draws customers to your business. Here are the elements you should consider when designing it.
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
Writing well is part habit, part knowledge and part giving a damn.
Fortune reviews three major releases this season that promise to help you elevate your thinking, motivation, and creativity in work and in life.
You need more than brains to create and sustain a business that has a lasting impact.
It's not what you ask, it's how you ask it.
Imagination Yoga uses storytelling to encourage kids to move through a series of yoga positions.
Great leaders inspire and create meaningful, lasting opportunities and new ways of thinking. They believe in change. They have an impact on the future.
Rule No. 1: Get to the bar early, so you control who sits where.
IN TODAY’S DIGITAL WORLD, WE’RE OFTEN expected to be on email at all times. Recent studies show that office workers spend almost a third of their workday reading and responding to messages. This constant connectivity can be harmful: scientists have e
Conflicts of interest can create far bigger conflicts.
“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
Making clear-headed decisions is the ability to see beyond your entrenched biases and move your business forward. Here's how to do it.
The Founder Institute, a startup training and launch program, has developed a test to identify entrepreneurial personality traits. Take the abbreviated quiz below for a quick evaluation of your entrepreneurial prowess.PART 1: Each puzzle has three ro
You design your environment, and how you do so says as much about you, your passion, commitment and leadership style as it does about your company culture.
A motivational psychology expert suggests strategies to put into play once your initial enthusiasm about your startup starts to waver.
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