Inside The 2014 Forbes 400: Facts And Figures About America's Wealthiest

by Kerry A. Dolan and Luisa Kroll via forbes.com

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Thanks to a buoyant stock market, the richest people in the U.S. just keep getting richer. That has made it harder than ever to join the ranks of the 400 wealthiest Americans. The price of entry to The Forbes 400 this year is $1.55 billion, the highest it’s been since Forbes started tracking American wealth in 1982. Last year it took $1.3 billion to score a spot. Because the bar is so high, 113 U.S. billionaires didn’t make the cut.

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How To Break Into The Upper Class

by Steve Siebold via businessinsider.com


Income inequality continues to increase as the rich get richer. Why does one group continue to see positive growth and more money flooding their bank accounts, while the other group is frustrated and feels as if they’re going nowhere fast?

At its root, it’s a mindset.

The rich see money through the eyes of freedom, possibility, opportunity, and abundance. The middle class is looking at it from a fear and scarcity point of view. The rich are thinking about how to make more money, while the middle class is worrying about what they’ll do if they lose their jobs, become ill and are unable to work and run out of money.

No matter what your situation, if you want to earn more money, it starts with your thinking.

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9 Things Successful People Won't Do

by Dr. Travis Braberry


LinkedIn Influencer, Dr. Travis Bradberry, published this post originally on LinkedIn.

My last post, How Successful People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve (it's already approaching 1.5 million reads here on LinkedIn). The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as it is about what you will do.

TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). So, I went back to the data to uncover the kinds of things that emotionally intelligent people are careful to avoid in order to keep themselves calm, content, and in control. They consciously avoid these behaviors because they are tempting and easy to fall into if one isn’t careful.

While the list that follows isn’t exhaustive, it presents nine key things that you can avoid in order to increase your emotional intelligence and performance.

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Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication Demonstrated In Human Subjects

via Siencedaily.com 


In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers have demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans. Recently published in PLOS ONE the highly novel findings describe the successful transmission of information via the internet between the intact scalps of two human subjects -- located 5,000 miles apart.

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