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15 Uncomfortable Things High-Achieving People Aren't Afraid Of

Successful people have a high tolerance for discomfort.<p>We tend to think of success as a place to which we arrive where life is a bit breezier and things flow with more ease. However, getting there is a matter of grit, and doing so takes a threshold for being uncomfortable that most people don’t …

Self-improvement

31 Morning Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>The morning is enormously important. It’s the foundation from which the day is built. How we choose to spend our mornings can be used to predict the</i> …

6 Creative Ways To Meal Prep For The Week

You can write down everything you eat all day long, but the true secret to healthy eating habits is all in the preparation. With hectic schedules …

From Zero to 45 Days in a Row: How I Built a Habit of Daily Exercise

This year I’m focusing on habits to help me build new skills and look after my health. One of these habits is to do push-ups every morning. I went …

Technology Is Not Threatening Our Humanity — We Are

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>One early evening a few weeks ago I went for a walk in the streets of Vienna. I was there for a gathering of Human Resources executives, the third conference I have attended this autumn in which a central theme was the “technological revolution” and its implications for employment, …

40+ Interesting And Useful DIY Ideas For Your Home

Hey Architecture & Design Lovers! For today, I have a collection of 43 interesting and useful DIY ideas that you can easily make to embellish your …

Why Do Rich Kids Do Better Than Poor Kids in School? It’s Not the “Word Gap.”

Why do rich kids end up doing better than poor kids in school? Of late, one common explanation for this has been the “word gap,” or the idea that …

Pedagogy

Economics Nobel Prize Winner Radically Redefined What It Means To Be Poor

The work of Princeton professor Angus Deaton focuses on measuring poverty around the world.<p>Princeton professor Angus Deaton won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday for his work on consumption, income and poverty.<p>Much of his work focuses on how to measure poverty around the …

Overcoming 2 of Parenting's Greatest Challenges

Raising children can be one of the most challenging jobs in life; it certainly is one of the most important. Renowned British pediatrician/ psychoanalyst, Donald Winnicott once told a group of parents: "You are engaged in founding the mental health of the next generation." Although, as parents, we …

10 Ways Teens Are Hiding Their Online Behavior from Parents

According to security company McAfee, most parents don’t actually know the <i>real</i> online behavior of their teens.<p>Veer<p>Remember the slogan from those old …

Parents Can Learn How To Prevent Anxiety In Their Children

Children of anxious parents are more at risk of developing an anxiety disorder. But there's welcome news for those anxious parents: that trajectory toward anxiety isn't set in stone.<p>Therapy and a change in parenting styles might be able to prevent kids from developing anxiety disorders, according …

Dental Care

13 New IKEA Hacks to Try for Fall

As summer ends, we start finding ourselves indoors more often, preferably with something pumpkin-spice related and a good craft project. Summer was all about perking up our outdoor spaces, but fall has us back inside and scrutinizing every IKEA object we own. Whether you’re swapping out your …

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

5 Simple Steps to Make You a Better Negotiator

Winning can mean more than dollar signs.<p>The modern framework for negotiation is broken: Most of the prevailing theories see negotiations as battles in which the players act rationally in their own best interests. If you are lucky, this is a battle you might win.<p>But what if you reframed the whole …

Baked Oatmeal Apricot Snack Bars

It’s summer travel season, and between trips and busy days, I’m all about the portable snack bars lately. Anyone else? For this month’s Almond Breeze …

Director Maya Forbes Unpacks Her Family Baggage in 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

A daughter/director's homage to a most difficult man.<p>After serving as a major creative force behind the fabled <i>Larry Sanders Show</i> in the 1990s and then writing the animated 2009 hit <i>Monsters vs. Aliens</i>, Maya Forbes had another story to tell—her own. Hailing from a mixed-race family with a Boston …

Companies Drain Women’s Ambition After Only 2 Years

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Bain & Company recently launched a study that asked more than 1,000 men and women in a mix of U.S. companies two questions: “Do you aspire to top management within a large company?” and “Do you have the confidence you can reach top management?”<p>Women with two years or less …

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

Your Employer’s Plans To Make You Healthier Don’t Work–Because Your Job Is Killing You

“Corporate wellness” is now a $6 billion industry covering many aspects of health. Employers use financial incentives to encourage us not to smoke or …

Health Care

Here’s How Meditation Boosts Your Health Beyond The Brain

A new study clues us into how meditation can improve our physical health.<p>One of the most interesting things about mindfulness meditation is how its benefits seep beyond our brains and into our bodies. So not only does it help decrease stress and improve focus, but it can have an impact on your …

Being Beige

“Our Lives Are Our Biggest Projects”: Creating Your Own Original Life

Product designer and all-around design thinker Ayse Birsel sits down with Casey Gerald, as part of our Generation Flux series, to discuss how to work …

5 Tips for Successful Reinvention

Is it time to reinvent yourself? You'll want these five insights from incredibly successful people to help you do it right.<p>In late 2008, the financial crisis terminated my 25-year mortgage career and my <i>Inc.</i> 500 company.<p>I lost everything and was forced to reinvent myself. I began a 5-year journey of …

Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive

Storytelling is the most effective to way to get your point across. Here are some expert tips for doing it right.<p>Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there was a salesman who traveled the countryside, peddling his wares. Everyone loved his product except the evil king, who wanted to do away with …

6 Keys to Removing the Risk From Hiring

Reverse engineer your 'A-players.'<p>Hiring by intuition goes awry 75 percent of the time.<p>So suggests research conducted by talent consultant Brad Smart. Smart, whose clients include Citigroup, Salesforce, and Siemens, advocates using hard data instead of gut feelings when selecting employees. The …

Recruitment

The Real Costs of Keeping a Toxic Employee

Stellar performance doesn't excuse bad behavior. Check just how much damage one bad apple can bring to your team--and your bottom line.<p>You know the type. They can't work with others. They're negative, volatile, and often disruptive. Some people call these toxic employees "bad apples."<p>Another way to …

5 ways nonprofits are using Pinterest effectively

<b>Target audience:</b> Pinterest users and administrators, nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, …