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Why Time Seems To Speed Up As We Get Older

Why Time Seems To Speed Up As We Get Older | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

When you encounter the familiar, time seems to constrict and when you acquire new knowledge, it expands. Neuroscientist David Eagleman explains:


Time is this rubbery thing … It stretches out when you really turn your brain resources on, and when you say, “Oh, I got this, everything is as expected,” it shrinks up.


That relationship between time’s elasticity and whether your brain is processing new information gets at why time seems to turn up the tempo as we age. As the world starts to become more familiar, we learn less and sometimes even seek information and experiences that fit within what we already know. There’s less adventure, play, exploration, creativity, and wonder to invite and engage with newness.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

One unnerving aspect of getting older is how life seems to start speeding up. Feeling that whoosh as time rushes past you can be disheartening as you wonder where the days, or months, or even years go.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, June 24, 2014 3:37 AM
Look for new challenges and experiences to slow down time.
CannizaroHouse's curator insight, June 24, 2014 9:43 AM

Now I know!

HOTEL CASINO INTERNACIONAL's curator insight, June 25, 2014 12:22 AM

Very true...

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


So you may be asking "Who is The Learning Factor?" Quite simply, we are Asia Pacific's leader in Training Outsourcing. We provide awesome developmental opportunites for people around the world.

 

Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

Make sure you join us on the life-long learning journey. Just click the 'follow' button at the top, right of this page to be kept up with our daily recommendations. 

 

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8 Behaviors of Phenomenally Successful People

8 Behaviors of Phenomenally Successful People | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

You can be an analytical, data-driven, steely-eyed businessperson all you like, but business is ultimately about people.

That means business is also about emotions: yours and those of the people you interact with every day.

Incredibly successful people make a huge difference not just in their own lives but also in the lives of the people they care about, both professionally and personally.

Here's how:

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Because no one is truly successful without knowing how to get the best from other people... and from themselves.

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How The Most Creative People In Business Generate New Ideas

How The Most Creative People In Business Generate New Ideas | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

The 100 people on 2015's Most Creative People in Business list have achieved impressive breakthroughs across a wide swath of industries: finding a possible cure for Ebola, using drone technology to help save endangered animals, modeling jet engines with 3-D printers.


None of these breakthroughs came from resting easy on outdated ideas or settling into familiar ruts. And yet, even this illustrious group admits to getting stuck and actively seeking grist for the mill. So we put the following question to the group: Where or from whom do you seek out inspiration? What do you do when you're in a rut? And most importantly, how do you keep new ideas flowing? Here's what some of them had to say—if you try them out yourself, one each day of the work week, you'll have almost a month of options to help spark some creative new ideas of your own.

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Everybody gets stuck. Here's how some of the most innovative thinkers in business get themselves out of mental ruts and generate new ideas.

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Please Stop Saying These 25 Ridiculous Phrases at Work

Please Stop Saying These 25 Ridiculous Phrases at Work | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed into corporate buzzwords that expanded and took over our vocabulary until our everyday conversations started sounding like they were taking place on another plane.


I understand the temptation. These catchphrases are spicy and they make you feel clever (low-hanging fruit is a crutch of mine), but they also annoy the hell out of people.


If you think that you can use these phrases without consequence, you're kidding yourself. Just pay close attention to how other people react to your using them, and you'll see that these phrases don't cast you in a favorable light.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

These days, workplace conversations can sound like they're taking place on another planet.

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Kevin Watson's curator insight, Today, 6:20 AM

Anyone watching Peter Kay's recent UK TV series 'Car Share' would have been served up a very funny example of these meaningless business buzz phrases.

 

Enough already!

John Norman's curator insight, Today, 7:46 AM

TLAs' buzz words and all the rest can be like a secret code that not everyone understands. You probably know a few people who should have a padlock added to the photo!! Good luck with that!!

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6 Words That Should Never Appear on a Resume

6 Words That Should Never Appear on a Resume | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Despite the fact that hiring managers now ask for a variety of application materials, resumes are still an extremely important part of the process. And because they’re so important, people usually feel the need to use old-fashioned, stilted, and even cliché language when writing them.

While this might not sound like a huge issue, take a moment to remember that your resume is just one of many that are being reviewed for the position, often times, by just one person. If the person reading it can’t understand what you’re trying to get across, or is mildly annoyed by your fluffy word choices, or is getting déjà vu from a similar resume, you have a problem. Remember it’s the hiring manager’s job to skim your resume, not to read between the lines and decipher what makes you unique.

To make sure you don’t suffer from language that will get your resume placed in the “no” pile, remove these six words from your resume.

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These outdated words don't give you an accurate insight into a potential employee's work history. Here are some better alternatives.

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6 ways to build career skills on your own

6 ways to build career skills on your own | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

At some companies, your boss will actively suggest that you attend conferences or provide opportunities for on-the-job training. But, there are also many jobs that rely on you to develop your skill set.

Even if your organization won't pay for (or doesn't offer) training, there are several things you can do to work your way toward that next promotion or remain competent and coveted in your field. And — better yet — most of them don't cost much at all.

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Even if your organization doesn't offer training, there are several things you can do to work your way toward that next promotion or remain competent in your field.

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Meet The Boss Of The Future

Meet The Boss Of The Future | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

We work in an ever-changing, hyperconnected, world-scattered workplace. As the way we work changes, so too will the boss's role need to shift to meet those demands.


Take, for example, the very makeup of the U.S. workforce. One in every three Americans is a freelancer of some sort, according to a 2014 survey by Freelancers Union and Elance. This includes independent contractors, moonlighters, people working temporary or multiple jobs, and freelance business owners. Many expect this figure will increase to up to 50% by 2020, filling half the workforce with free agents.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

The power is shifting, and what it means to be a great boss is taking a dramatic turn.

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