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Lessons From Tesla (the Man, Not the Car)
A century ago, Nikola Tesla was a wildly successful inventor, yet a failed entrepreneur. What went wrong?
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Here Are Five Important And Often Overlooked Lessons From The Collapse Of Lehman Brothers 10 Years Ago
Ten years after the failure of Lehman Brothers, the publishing industry is still churning out tracts on what went wrong and how to stop it from happening again. Investors need not involve themselves in arguments about the best form of bank regulation
The Wall Street Journal4 min readTech
Startup Touts Unique Talent Pool: Workers with Autism
Daivergent, a Manhattan tech startup, connects remote contractors on the autism spectrum with clients in need of their skill sets.
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When Did Conservatives Stop Trusting the Press? A Half Century of ‘Liberal Media Bias’
The chaos at the 1968 Democratic convention changed American politics—and spurred a conservative backlash against the press that is still with us today.
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People Often Try To Deny Their Feelings, But That Doesn’t Work. Here Are Some Healthier Techniques.
How to transform the emotional pain of loss into something helpful.
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Which Types Of Exercise Do The Most To Help Fight Off Stress And Depression? A New Study Has Answers
We assume exercise improves our mental health. But what kind of exercise works best? Certain fitness routines do more to help avoid depression, stress or other emotional problems, new research finds.
The Wall Street Journal4 min read
The Tyranny of the Exclamation Point Is Causing Email and Text Anxiety
We’ve become addicted to exclamation points in emails and tests as a way to fill in facial expression and tone. Going cold turkey freaks people out; ‘You’re not your normal, cheery, bubbly self.’
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A Three-year Journey Through The Internet’s Underbelly: How One Computer Nerd Tried To Retrieve His Lost Bitcoin.
The man who solved bitcoin’s most notorious heist.
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Want Your Employees To Work Harder? Consider Telling Them What You Earn, New Study Suggests
It turns out that bosses who are transparent about their salaries may end up fostering higher workplace morale than those who aren’t. A new study shows, among other things, that employees tend to underestimate their bosses’ compensation, but that the
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‘Not Dying In The First Two Minutes Would Be Nice.’ Parents Hire Coaches To Help Their Children Win At ‘Fortnite.’
It’s not the violence or the addiction of the hit game that bothers mom and dad — it’s the losing.
The Wall Street Journal4 min readPsychology
Couples Are Supposed To Operate As A Team, But Sometimes They Compete Instead
When Fila and Jason Antwine sat down to play Monopoly a while back with their young son, they had a goal in mind: to show their child how to have fun and compete while being a good sport. Then they forgot he was there. Early on, Ms. Antwine built se
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You Can Hurt Your Organization By Never Saying No To Requests For Help
Offices demand collaboration like never before. But if you don’t set some limits, you could start falling behind, hurting your company and hating your job.
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To Get Along Better, We Need Better Arguments
Our polarized politics keeps us from learning anything from our opponents. Here’s how to fix that.
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Voice Chat Might Be The Communication Of The Future, Combining The Best Of Text Messages And Phone Calls
Steve Jobs should have called it the iText. Maybe the iNstagram, or the iUberEverywhere. The iPhone—like every other phone in 2018—is many things, but it isn’t much of a phone. For decades, the best and often only way to reach someone out of earshot
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Don’t Be Fooled By The Bluetooth Headset: Workers Who Look Busy Aren’t As Successful As Those Who Take Time For Thinking
As we’ve seen in recent weeks, some of the most dramatic moments of the World Cup are the penalty kicks, when the outcome of an entire match can rest on a showdown between the shooter and the goalie. In a penalty kick, the ball is placed 11 meters fr
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App Traps: How Cheap Smartphones Help Themselves To User Data
For millions of people buying inexpensive smartphones in developing countries where privacy protections are usually low, the convenience of on-the-go internet access could come with a hidden cost: preloaded apps that harvest users’ data without their
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Tech’s ‘Dirty Secret’: The App Developers Sifting Through Your Gmail
Software developers scan hundreds of millions of emails of users who sign up for email-based services. Disclosures are often buried in user agreements.
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The Secret To Disconnecting? Bring Back The ‘Away’ Message
When you head out on vacation this summer, you will want to properly get away. No checking in with the office, no sneaking a peek at your inbox and no occasional Twitter browsing just in case Beyoncé drops another surprise album. With the help of an
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Can A Meditation App Help Treat Disease? Headspace Is Wagering It Can
You might know Headspace as a meditation app. What if it were also a prescription medication? The California-based company recently launched Headspace Health, a subsidiary whose executives’ goal is to apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as
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How Much Do You Want Flight Attendants To Know About You When You Fly?
Your flight attendant wishes you happy birthday. Is that cute or creepy? Airlines know a lot about you, from date of birth and home address to travel patterns, vacation preferences, beverage purchases and whether your last flight was good or bad. Now
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Why Group Bike Rides Are The New Boardroom
Far & Away, from National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal. ONCE CONSIDERED an obscure sport for kids, commuters and hardcore fitness fanatics, cycling has evolved in the past few years into both a powerful networking tool for executives and
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Meditation Is Getting Competitive
As hard-chargers descend on the ancient practice, they are tweaking the quest for inner peace, such as checking the leaderboard.
The Wall Street Journal4 min readPsychology
Your Stress At Work May Be More Like A Major League Baseball Player’s Than You Realized
No one likes making a mistake when colleagues or clients are watching, or getting negative feedback in a meeting. Imagine making an error in front of 50,000 booing spectators while your latest performance stats flash in giant letters on a Jumbotron o
The Wall Street Journal4 min readPsychology
The Words That Can Signal You’re Depressed
Feeling down? Pay attention to your language. People who are experiencing depression use different words than people who are not.
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A/B Test Your Life and Save Money
On my last work trip, I learned a valuable lesson about myself while melting chocolate in a saucepan. What I learned changed my dining habits—as well as the way I think about my finances. Let me explain. For many years, I visited fancy restaurants wh
The Wall Street Journal3 min readPsychology
Tricks for Savoring Summer's Fleeing Delights
Summer’s here, and the time is right for enjoying every moment—except we’re not good at that. Here’s some advice to help.
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Why The Age Of Tech Superheroes Must End
Silicon Valley has an accountability crisis, and at its root is the idolatry of founder-CEOs. Whether it’s Theranos Chief Executive Elizabeth Holmes or ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, or the heads of currently troubled public companies like Evan Spi
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Here’s How To Save That Conversation That’s Going Off The Rails
Carl LaMell had just sat down for dinner at a fundraising event when he realized he was in trouble. He was seated next to the wife of an employee at the nonprofit agency he headed, and “as soon as she started talking, she asked for a raise for her hu
The Wall Street Journal4 min readLeadership & Mentoring
Feel Like Your Colleagues Are Getting Younger? Here’s How To Stay Current In A Changing Workplace
Do your colleagues at the office seem to be getting younger? It looks that way to the millions of older employees in industries being disrupted in the digital era and favoring younger more digitally savvy workers, such as tech, entertainment, retaili
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Those Privacy-policy Emails Clogging Up Your Inbox? Don’t Delete Just Yet: Here’s How To Read Them Without Actually Reading Them
This policy applies to all operations of the Service. Our lawyers said so. We may refer to the Company as “we,” “us,” or “our”... because companies have feelings, too. Thereto whilst we hope you are discouraged from reading this legalese, henceforth
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