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    1. Exactly How To Spend The Last Hour Of Your Workday

      Exactly How To Spend The Last Hour Of Your Workday

      It’s 4 p.m. and you’re having a hard time focusing. So you stare at your computer and click in and out of lots of tabs. But when you look up, you see it’s only 4:03 p.m. Then, you get a glass of water, which takes all of seven minutes. You’re not feeling inspired to tackle something important, but ducking out early—or sitting at your desk and twiddling your thumbs for 50 minutes—aren’t options either.

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    2. The One-Page Cheat Sheet To Your Most Productive 90 Days Ever

      The One-Page Cheat Sheet To Your Most Productive 90 Days Ever

      Dr. Challa wasn’t starving for opportunity, he was drowning in it. He was bright, confident, and empathetic. Not only did he have great bedside manners, but he was also a savvy entrepreneur who’d grown his medical practice to nine locations in five cities. But Challa’s ballooning options were starting to exceed his abilities to chase them all–not to mention his team’s.

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    3. Three Perfectly Legit Alibis For Avoiding Last-Minute Meetings

      Three Perfectly Legit Alibis For Avoiding Last-Minute Meetings

      A coworker sends you an email asking if you’re available for a 2:30 p.m. meeting, and your first thought is: How am I going to get out of this? You haven’t blocked out that time on your calendar, because technically you aren’t already committed to something else. However, you have a list of things planned for the afternoon, and no, a surprise meeting isn’t on it.

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    4. The Idiot's Guide To Networking, No Work Experience Required

      The Idiot's Guide To Networking, No Work Experience Required

      Long before you enter the workforce, you're told over and over again that you need to network. And for many years afterward, you're given loads of advice on how to schmooze tactfully, talk yourself up, meet VIPs, make introductions, and even make your way to the door when the time comes. But there's surprisingly little advice for people who may have cause to worry that they don't have anything to talk about.

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    5. Two Simple Steps To Sell Anybody On Your Vision

      Two Simple Steps To Sell Anybody On Your Vision

      Something needs to change, and you think you know how. In other words, you've got a vision, and now you just need to sell it to other people. To help you out, there are two basic facts of psychology you need to know. First, persuading anybody of anything means connecting with what matters to them already. And second, when it comes to what matters to people—in other words, what motivates them—most people fall along a spectrum.

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    6. 12 Powerful Posters Of Female Scientists That Every Classroom Needs

      12 Powerful Posters Of Female Scientists That Every Classroom Needs

      Maybe you named one, or two. Chances are you remembered Marie Curie, the famed two-time Nobel Laureate whose work led to the discovery of radioactivity. Yet there are hundreds of female scientists whose work has been foundational to science as we know it today—but many people don't know their names, their faces, or their achievements. The neuroscientist-turned-designer Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is on a mission to change that.

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    7. The Neuroscience Of Music, Behavior, And Staying Sane In The Age Of Twitter

      When it comes to music and the human brain, Daniel Levitin's expertise is hard to top. The musician, professor, and neuroscientist quite literally wrote the book on the topic when he penned the 2006 bestseller This is Your Brain On Music. His most recent book The Organized Mind furthers his exploration into our brains with a focus on how information overload is affecting cognition and what we can do it about it.

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    8. This Entrepreneur Shares the Most Important Factor of Success

      Reed’s first project about being the chief technology officer of President Obama's second presidential campaign, was to create Modest, a platform designed to make mobile transactions simpler for online retailers.

      His goal was to help any company, no matter the size, seek out new customers and sell its products anywhere. “We wanted to give retailers access to compete,” explained Reed.

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    9. Two Simple Steps To Sell Anybody On Your Vision

      Two Simple Steps To Sell Anybody On Your Vision

      Something needs to change, and you think you know how. In other words, you've got a vision, and now you just need to sell it to other people. To help you out, there are two basic facts of psychology you need to know. First, persuading anybody of anything means connecting with what matters to them already. And second, when it comes to what matters to people—in other words, what motivates them—most people fall along a spectrum.

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    10. A Psychologist Finally Explains Why You Hate Teamwork So Much

      A Psychologist Finally Explains Why You Hate Teamwork So Much

      There's no way around it: Every significant human accomplishment is the result of coordinated group behavior—people working together to achieve a common goal. Of course, that reality doesn't change the fact that for lots of people, teamwork is like pulling teeth. Here's why, and what to do about it. Psychologists know there's a universal human need to belong to groups, but they also know that people aren't always predisposed to working well with each other.

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    11. What The Uncertain Future Of Obamacare Means For Entrepreneurs

      What The Uncertain Future Of Obamacare Means For Entrepreneurs

      Earlier this year, Rich Robinson was entertaining two very different job offers. The first, at a large company, would mean stability and guaranteed health insurance. The other, at an early-stage startup, was a far more risky but exciting option to build a team from the ground up. Robinson, a web designer based in Seattle, ultimately chose the steady corporate job.

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    12. Four Easy Ways To Reboot Your Relationship With Your Boss

      Four Easy Ways To Reboot Your Relationship With Your Boss

      Maybe you've been at your job for just a few months. Maybe you've been there for a few years. Either way, once you slip into a comfortable routine, it's easy to take your foot off the gas without realizing it. You might not be coasting through the work you do. Perhaps you're even digging into your latest project really intensely—and that's a good thing. But it only increases the chances that you may be neglecting your relationships around the office, starting with your boss.

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    13. 100 Inspiring Quotes That Will Increase Your Confidence

      100 Inspiring Quotes That Will Increase Your Confidence

      Confidence. We all know we need it, but it's not always easy to come by. How do you build belief in yourself? There's not an easy answer, but one thing is certainly true: it has to come from inside. One way to instill the right mindset for building self-assurance and confidence is to spend time with thoughts that motivate and inspire us. Here are 100 inspiring quotes hand-picked for increasing your confidence. 1. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt 2.

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