psychology

Business

How do you succeed as an entrepreneur? Go crazy

There are plenty of entrepreneurs who have potentially groundbreaking — or at least profitable — ideas. But a new book says there are far fewer with the confidence to simply throw themselves into their projects, even though that may be the key to success.

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Lifestyle & Belief

Why do we love conspiracy theories?

Conspiracy theories are a dime a dozen — especially if you spend much time on the internet. And they are not unique to Americans. Researchers now have some clues about why conspiracy theories are so popular, and persistent.

Sports

In some cultures, psyching up for competition means quieting down

For an Indian tennis player, silence is the best preparation for a game. A Costa Rican polo player challenges his inner "sissy." And a German water polo star focuses on analyzing the moves of his opponents. It turns out, your country and culture have something to do with what works to motivate you.

Business

How do you succeed as an entrepreneur? Go crazy

There are plenty of entrepreneurs who have potentially groundbreaking — or at least profitable — ideas. But a new book says there are far fewer with the confidence to simply throw themselves into their projects, even though that may be the key to success.