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The Secret Lives of Babies

A new baby will bring joy into your household. But parenting can also be a challenge—that is, until you crack the code. Once you learn how to interpret the baby’s “language”—the cries and nonverbal cues that infants use to communicate what they want—you’ll have it made. Troubleshoot sleeping problems, feeding issues, and other new parenting […]

Think Like a Stoic

It can be difficult to think clearly when you’re afraid. By accepting the inevitability of suffering and death, the Stoics were able to make rational decisions that were never clouded by fear. Based on the life and teachings of Marcus Aurelius, HOW TO THINK LIKE A ROMAN EMPEROR imparts ancient philosophy by way of modern […]

Check Your Impulses

Self-control is a precious resource that’s tested countless times a day, whether you’re fighting the urge to procrastinate or tempted to eat an unhealthy snack. In WILLPOWER, psychologist Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney walk through the steps of expanding your reserves of self-discipline to win these battles throughout the day. Here are two top insights […]

Weekend Wisdom – Take the Next Step

Finishing a project, or even making progress on one, can sometimes stymie the ability to work from home, especially for someone who is still learning how to manage time independently of office culture. However, as David Allen points out in his 2001 work, GETTING THINGS DONE, there’s usually one of four tasks that can be completed to […]

Don’t Be Irrational

We all make mistakes. But most of our cognitive errors follow predictable patterns, which means they’re often avoidable. If you can train yourself to recognize the patterns, you can optimize your decisions in business matters and in your personal life. Learn to process data methodically and logically with our Instaread on THE ART OF THINKING […]

Are You Obsessed?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a painful problem that affects millions of people around the world. People with OCD spend hours each the day dealing with intrusive thoughts and the drive to perform meaningless, repetitive rituals. How can the disorder be stopped? Learn more about the self-treatment options developed by renowned research psychiatrist Jeffrey M. Schwartz in […]

The Ins and Outs of Venture Capitalism

Fun fact: venture capitalism was born in the 18th century, when investors pumped their money into whaling exhibitions. Today, investors largely look for opportunities on land, but the principles remain the same. Want to learn how to transform a local company into a global brand? Our latest Instaread Original “Venture Capital” will show you how to […]

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