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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a global epidemic: Are you at risk?

Chances are you’ve never heard of this condition, but you may have it and not even know.<p>Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a growing global epidemic. More than one billion people have the condition and it’s risen dramatically with each decade. Experts believe the prevalence of the disease …

Diabetes

How to Work with a Manipulative Person

Almost everyone who’s ever gone to work has had to deal with an office manipulator. Unfortunately, most employees hesitate to go public with their concerns. And with good reason: Even if they do, typical corporate responses range from wary or dismissive to actually retaliating against the victim, …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

From fires and hurricanes, to confrontational politics — with all that's been going on, it's no wonder the American Psychological Association found an increase in Americans' stress levels over the last year.<p>Our constant checking of smartphones — with the bombardment of news and social media — can …

11 Ways To Turn Up A Down Day

Logy, low, and listless, at home with the flu, I thought about ways to brighten my day. I realized, that though my drapes were drawn, and my room was dark, the sun outside was shining. I reflected on the ways I normally started each day, including listening to baroque music, meditating, and doing …

A Dilemma for Diabetes Patients: How Low to Push Blood Sugar, and How to Do It?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people with Type 2 diabetes. Surely, then, the way to dodge this bullet is to treat the disease and lower blood sugar.<p>Well, maybe. Growing evidence suggests that the method by which blood sugar is lowered may make a big difference in heart risk. That …

Diabetes

Is silence the next wellness luxury?

Back in the day, when your mom banned you from watching television and told you to go to your room to sit quietly in silence, it definitely wasn’t …

Costa Rica

104 Reasons Why You Need to Advertise on Mobile [Infographic]

At a time when "mobile-first" is no longer a suggestion, but a reality, businesses need to think seriously about mobile advertising. This new …

Nutrition: Eating For Health May Not Follow Healthy Eating

The Government's Eatwell Guide undoubtedly plays a vital role in showing us how to eat healthily and achieve a balanced diet. Promoted by the NHS, …

Seeking happiness at work? Try these simple practices to turn it around

Most of us go to work and count the minutes until we can dash out of the office.<p>In fact, a Gallup poll found that a mere 13 percent of us actually enjoy the time we spend on the job. And there’s a real cost to that, not just to our emotional state, but also to our health, experts say.<p>But we can …

Happiness

Want clean air? NASA says these are the best house plants for filtering out chemicals

In today’s modern world it can feel really hard to have a safe space where the air is clean and healthy. Especially if you live in a city it is …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

To Boost Your Career, Get to Know Your Boss’s Boss

Your relationship with your boss is critical to your success. But there’s another person who often has just as much influence over your career: your boss’s boss. What should your relationship with that person look like? How often should you interact with her? What should you say? And how do you …

In Search of the Lost Empire of the Maya

The ambitious Snake kings used force and diplomacy to create the most powerful alliance in their culture’s history.<p>The ancient city of Holmul isn’t much to look at. To the casual observer it’s just a series of steep, forested hills in the middle of the jungle in northern Guatemala, near the Mexican …

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

5 Rules for a Vacation that’s Truly Worth It

Photo by Jacob Walti<p>“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, …

If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything

You need to speak in public, but your knees buckle even before you reach the podium. You want to expand your network, but you’d rather swallow nails than make small talk with strangers. Speaking up in meetings would further your reputation at work, but you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing. …

6 Shark Attack Myths from 'The Shallows'

Before you get in the water this season, learn how to tell the shark-related facts from fiction in this new summer thriller.<p>On one level, <i>The Shallows</i>is not a bad survival film. Blake Lively plays a young woman reeling from family tragedy who finds solace through surfing and a secluded beach in …

8 Bad Communication Habits You Need to Break Immediately

Want to have better conversations? It's time to break up with these pesky bad habits.<p>Conversations are a big part of our everyday lives. And whether you think of yourself as a world-class communicator or as someone who would rather just send an email than deal with face-to-face chatter, chances are …

Self-help

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The One Skill Most People Lack

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Strongest Leaders Use This Simple, Powerful Phrase

Leadership doesn't always mean action. Emotional intelligence expert Brene Brown talks about 3 words the wisest people use.<p>All entrepreneurs have a mythology, from Steve Jobs to Jack Dorsey. It plugs into our need to tell stories, whether we are the heroes in our own personal lives or the saviors …

Leading a Brainstorming Session with a Cross-Cultural Team

Brainstorming is the default way in which many teams and organizations come up with new ideas. And it’s commonly said that the more diverse the group, the greater the potential for innovative ideas. However, it doesn’t always work out this way.<p>Brainstorming is better suited to some personalities …

Leading Across Cultures Requires Flexibility and Curiosity

How many nights have you spent in a hotel in a city many miles from home? Perhaps nervous about the meeting in the morning, you find yourself lying on the bed flicking through the TV channels for something to watch to keep you awake to offset the growing jet-lag. Automatically, you search for …

How to Know If You Talk Too Much

You may have heard the saying, “When you’re in love, smoke gets in your eyes.” Well when you’re talking, smoke gets in your eyes <i>and</i> ears. Once you’re on a roll, it’s very easy to not notice that you’ve worn out your welcome. You may not even realize that the other person is politely trying to get a …

Keep a List of Unethical Things You’ll Never Do

HBR STAFF<p>Management is about commitment, execution, and follow-through. Did you act? Good. Did it work? Do it again. It didn’t? Do something else. Above all, keep doing things; keep taking action.<p>I teach a course in strategic controls at the University of Portland. In a recent class we talked about …

Two-Thirds of College Grads Struggle to Launch Their Careers

Every year, high school students and their parents spend much time, effort, and money on the college search. By comparison, they spend very little time focused on how they will spend their undergraduate years while in college. Yet a series of decisions that start the moment they secure their spot …

Happy Workplaces Can Also Be Candid Workplaces

Recently the Communications Workers of America – the union that represents T-Mobile employees — contested a T-Mobile Employee Handbook clause on maintaining a positive work environment. The clause reads as follows: “[e]mployees are expected to maintain a positive work environment by communicating …

What to Say and Do When Your Employee Has Another Job Offer

It’s normal to get a sinking feeling when one of your employees says, “I have something to tell you.” No manager wants to hear that someone on their team has another job offer in hand. But how should you actually respond to the news? Should you counteroffer? Or just accept that they’re moving on? …