Wendie Cogswell

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5 Productivity Tips for Incredibly Busy People

What’s your personal strategy to staying productive even during explosively busy times? It’s easy to get sidetracked when your to-do list is a mile …

Writer Alexandra Franzen Shows Us How to Think Creatively, Express Compassion, and Be Thankful

Alexandra Franzen is a firecracker. There is no better word to describe this exuberant, enthusiastic, wordsmith, but I'm sure she could think of about five thousand more. That's what makes her work so fascinating -- the passion and excitement she brings to the written word. With Thanksgiving right …

10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brains That You Can Do Every Day

One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we <i>think</i> our brains work and how they <i>actually</i> work.<p>On many occasions I find myself convinced that there is a certain way to do things, only to find out that actually that's the complete wrong way to think about it. For example, I always …

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day -- And How to Avoid Them

Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously make <i>all the time</i>. Obviously, none of them are huge, life-threatening mistakes, but they are really surprising, and avoiding them could help us to make more rational, sensible …

Everything You Know About Your Personal Hygiene Is Wrong

Heads up, you're probably covered in bacteria and fecal matter right now.<p>Pretty much all aspects of your daily routine tend to be disgusting and your hygiene habits are way worse than you think. Although this list doesn't cover absolutely every way your life is a fungal-fueled fiasco, these are …

8 Questions To Ask Your Boss That Can Make Or Break Your Career

Want to get ahead in the workplace? Channel your inner talk show host.<p>Think about it: You probably only hear from your boss when a) you royally screwed up, b) you majorly kicked ass or c) it’s performance review time.<p>Feedback from your supervisor is what you crave, unless you’re happy flying under …

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Say any of these five words. If someone laughs, they’re awesome

Say any of these five words. If someone laughs, they’re awesome.<p><b>#4. “Her?” from Arrested Development</b><p>Season 4 might have had the best “Her?” joke of all, as Ann’s father is a minister at the church of the Holy Eternal Rapture. The church name is abbreviated above her head on her wedding.

C'Mon Get Happy

New documentary, Happy, directed by Roko Belic, explores the science of happiness and how people across cultures find it.

7 Ways To Cut Stress For More Success In Just 15 Minutes

Tense? Stressed? Highstrung? With these quick tips, learn how to regain your workday balance.<p>We take breaks at work whether we’re aware of them or not.<p>Here’s an unconsciously chosen break: clicking away from a report you’re supposed to be writing to read headlines that haven’t changed much since …

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Are You A Planner Or Spontaneous? When And Where Each Personality Type Thrives At Work

Unlike chronic planners, spontaneous workers value the freedom in their days. But in the business world, some semblance of structure needs to be maintained for a good (and timely) product. So which one are you?<p>I’m a planner. I schedule tasks for exact times–work on this article at 10 a.m. on …

Productivity

Data-Driven Insights On Landing Your Dream Job

The author, a behavioral scientist, sheds light on what you really need to get your dream job.<p>You’ve spent most of your early life learning how to fit in. It’s a process called socialization –- we all want to belong, we all want to be a part of something, we all want to be accepted at some level. …

8 Ways To Get A Better Body In 30 Minutes Or Less

<i>By Corrie Pikul</i><p>In as little as one minute a day, you can make noticeable changes to your physique and your fitness level (if you keep it up over time, of course).<p><b>If You Have One Minute...Drop And Do 10 Push-Ups (Or 20, Or 5).</b><p>There's a reason that push-ups are every trainer's favorite exercise: They …

5 Celebrities With Open Marriages

Some say that open marriages can’t work and they are a recipe for disaster. However, our friends over at <i>Cupid’s Pulse</i> have the scoop on celebrity …

How Einstein’s Brain Was Probably Different Than Yours, And Why He Was So Creative

When it came to the connection between the left and right brain, Einstein was one remarkable specimen.<p>In 1905, at the astoundingly young age of 26, Albert Einstein came up with the quantum theory of light, proved the existence of atoms, and created the theory of special relativity. If you’re …

Looks Can Be Convincing: To Get Promoted, Just Appear Competent

If you’re confident enough, new research suggests, people will think you’re right.<p>In a perfect–or at least more rational world–the most qualified people would rise fastest. But new research suggests that just appearing to be competent is as important to getting ahead.<p>How so? Think about why …

“I just hope we never lose our spark, or candles, or firehair.”

“I just hope we never lose our spark, or candles, or firehair.”<p><b>#5. You’re Looking for a Soul Mate</b><p>The problem with soul mate relationships is that they never live up to the golden, glowing statue we’ve built in our heads. … It’s easy to think, “If we were truly soul mates, we wouldn’t have any problems <i>at all</i>. This person is obviously a product of Satan’s mocking design.” At that point, individuals who believe in soul mates are more likely to check out. With this in mind, it should come as no …

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Why The Perfect Nap Makes For The Perfect Workday

It could be for 20 minutes, 60 minutes, or even 90 minutes: a bespoke nap creates a tailored workday.<p>If you happen upon the offices of Buffer in San Francisco on a given afternoon looking for Leo Widrich, you’d better choose a time other than 3 p.m. Why? Because the cofounder and CMO is probably …

A Definitive Guide To Making Better (And Better Informed) Decisions

Eggs or fruit for breakfast? Sell or stay independent? Pants or no pants? Decisions, decisions: They’re everywhere. Worry not, this guide’s here to help.<p>All day, every day, we are faced with an onslaught of decisions both small and large. It’s hard work. Naturally, we often seek help to quell the …

Management

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

Success