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Hacking Habits: How To Make New Behaviors Last For Good. In the workplace and in life, we are little more than the sum of our habits.

Hacking Habits: How To Make New Behaviors Last For Good

Who we are and what we accomplish depends largely on a vast network of routines and behaviors that we carry out with little to no thought whatsoever. As neuroscientist David Eagleman writes in Incognito, “Brains are in the business of gathering information and steering behavior appropriately. It doesn’t matter whether consciousness is involved in the decision making. And most of the time, it’s not.” Habits are the brain’s own internal productivity drivers. Lessons. What's one of the WORST ways to motivate someone? Hint: You see it all the time.

Like This Post On Facebook TRUE or FALSE: The best way to motivate a certain behavior in someone is simply to reward them for it.

What's one of the WORST ways to motivate someone? Hint: You see it all the time.

False. Well, kind of. Of course, it's not entirely that simple. The ideal motivation depends on what kind of task you're trying to get someone to accomplish. The experiment: Give people different levels of cash rewards to perform various tasks. Seems pretty straightforward, right? The result: For any tasks that called for cognitive skill, higher pay resulted in poorer performance. Say WHHAAAAATTT!? OK, well then how do you motivate people to perform those tasks that do require thought? Brilliant Harvard Psychologist Explains How To Achieve Long-Term Happiness In This Popular TED Talk. Like This Post On Facebook Anytime you look at the news, it's about death, destruction, abductions, natural disasters...

Brilliant Harvard Psychologist Explains How To Achieve Long-Term Happiness In This Popular TED Talk

That kind of thing can mess us up. It makes the world look scarier than it is. Warren Buffett's "2 List" Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities. With well over 50 billion dollars to his name, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people in the world.

Warren Buffett's "2 List" Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

Out of all the investors in the 20th century, Buffett was the most successful. Given his success, it stands to reason that Buffett has an excellent understanding of how to spend his time each day. From a monetary perspective, you could say that he manages his time better than anyone else. And that's why the story below, which was shared directly from Buffett's employee to my good friend Scott Dinsmore, caught my attention. Let's talk about the simple 3-step productivity strategy that Warren Buffett uses to help his employees determine their priorities and actions. On CNN, Reza Aslan Explains How The Media Is Failing In Its Reporting On Islam.

How to Be Thankful For Life by Changing Just One Word. My college strength and conditioning coach, Mark Watts, taught me an important lesson that applies to life outside of the gym… As adults, we spend a lot of time talking about all of the things that we have to do.

How to Be Thankful For Life by Changing Just One Word

You have to wake up early for work. Warren Buffett's "2 List" Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities. 4 Ways Reading Changes Your Life. They're Not The Ones I Would Have Guessed. OK, so right now, you're probably thinking: You're probably well-acquainted with the teachings of this guy...

4 Ways Reading Changes Your Life. They're Not The Ones I Would Have Guessed.

Like Upworthy on Facebook. I Never Thought I'd Want To High-Five A Teacher For Yelling At A Student, But I Was Wrong. I know this is on the long-ish side, but I promise that there's a really valuable message here that makes it worth watching all the way through.

I Never Thought I'd Want To High-Five A Teacher For Yelling At A Student, But I Was Wrong

Jane Elliot is a teacher and diversity trainer who developed the "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" exercise to teach students what it feels like to be a person of color. The Taiwanese vegetable seller turned philanthropist. 6 October 2014Last updated at 18:51 ET By Cindy Sui BBC News, Taitung City Taiwanese vegetable seller turned philanthropist Chen Shu-chu has known poverty much of her life Wearing a thick support belt and hunched over thanks to back and leg problems, 63-year-old Chen Shu-chu puts peppers, taro and mushrooms into bags for customers at her vegetable stand in eastern Taiwan.

The Taiwanese vegetable seller turned philanthropist

She does this for up to 18 hours a day, six days a week. A Really Awesome Guy Got Tired Of Being Bullied By Trolls. So He Made This. Well Played. The Incredible Teacher We Can All Take a Lesson From. 25 TED Talks that will change how you see the world. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow.

25 TED Talks that will change how you see the world

Learn as if you were to live forever.” What Muhammad Ali Said In 1971 Was Both Funny And Shocking Then. But Listen To It Today. Tali Sharot: The optimism bias. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action. Image of the day. 37 Of The Best Quotes And Sayings You Need To Read, Especially The Last One. Share on Facebook You can find positive messages and wisdom on bumper stickers, tea bags, signs and even graffiti on the wall.

37 Of The Best Quotes And Sayings You Need To Read, Especially The Last One.

Checklists for Teachers. Watch Why Giving Selflessly Can Change Your Life. Back to the past – 10 awesome vintage computer ads. Going back to the future would be nice, following in Marty McFly’s footsteps, but for now we’ll settle for just going back to the past. We have dug up 10 awesome vintage ads published in Byte Magazine from 1977 to 1984. It’s quite a mix of cool and quirky, funny and awesome. 10 MB hard disk. Homeless Straight-A Student Receives Full Scholarship to Harvard University. Homeless Straight-A Student Receives Full Scholarship to Harvard University Despite bouncing from shelter to shelter, Khadijah Williams worked hard to maintain a straight-A average in school—and now it's paid off with a full scholarship to Harvard University. By Kathryn Hawkins. Posted on June 23 2009 This fall, when 18-year-old Khadijah Williams steps into her dorm room at Harvard University, the event will be monumental in more ways than one. Making the move to college is a huge step for any young student—but for Williams, the school will also be the only real home she’s known in years.

A Wonderful Poster on Failure. July13, 2014 I have always believed that teachers (and people in general) MUST have an open midset; one that tolerates and celebrates mistakes and errors; one that looks at failure as an opportunity for a better beginning. It is through falling down that we stand up robust and it is through misfortunes that we gather our strength to live the life we want and pursue our dreams.

'He saved my life that night' 23 June 2014Last updated at 20:40 ET By Melissa Hogenboom BBC Radio Science The small gestures of help and support can make a huge difference to someone with mental health problems. It can be the difference between life and death. Here, some of those who have been helped describe their own personal turning points. Mike Henderson was first arrested at the age of 12. A Teacher Read His Class A Suicide Note From Far Away. One Of His Students Heard More Than Others.

Chow Yiu-Fai: This is a death notice I read from a Dutch newspaper recently. This is a 20-year-old boy from the Netherlands. After his suicide, his parents included his suicide note in the death notice: "Dear mum and dad, all my life I have been ridiculed, abused, bullied, and that's why I chose to leave. I hope you won't be angry with me," Tim Ribberink, 1992-2012. 5 Habits of Truly Amazing Communicators. When it comes to job coaching, almost every conversation I have with a client involves the topic of communication. The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee... Something to think about.

Beat 200 opponents! Stop Comparing Yourself to Others. 40 maps that explain the internet. The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. You're Going To Love Sylvester Stallone Even More After Reading This. Anyone who is familiar with Sylvester Stallone's work is aware of the fact that he became a global star after appearing in the boxing movie Rocky which was released in 1976. The film was a huge hit earning over $200 million in global box office receipts.

It also won three Oscar awards including the highly-coveted Best Picture trophy. 99 Tiny Stories to Make You Think, Smile and Cry. Here Are 23 Awesome Things You Didn’t Learn In School. But You’ll Be Glad You Know Them. Going through school as a child gave each of us a wonderful base of knowledge. Most of you owe all of what you know about reading and arithmetic to your teachers. However, no matter how good your teachers were, they probably didn’t teach you any of this stuff. Here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know before. (Don’t feel bad though, these are probably things you wouldn’t even dream of considering before today.) 1.) 2.) 3.) Aa0518b21b29e6fd15b442ba33f084b9e465cf83.jpeg 500×800 pixels.

The Easiest Way to See if You're Spending Your Time Right. Good And Bad Habits Of Smart People. Worth to read. Gift - Singapore Drama Short Film // Viddsee. 20 Awesome Celebrity Quotes Worth Sharing. Just some motivation. The 50 Greatest Movie Monologues - Film.com - Page 27983372. 25 years of the World Wide Web: 25 Web superstars.

LOOK AT YOURSELF AFTER WATCHING THIS.mp4. Life Spans. 27 Ways to Encourage Team Work in Your Class. Shavarsh Karapetyan: A Real Life Hero. It’s not often you get to hear the story of a real life, genuine, bona fide super hero. So sit yourself upright and drink this in.