Michael J. Annarella

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"The Professionals

<i>Editor’s Note: These are the inspirational comments of Major Byron Owen, USMC, at the graduation of Basic Recon Course 3-2015. They are re-posted</i> …

The 3 interview questions jobseekers fear most — and how to answer them

Interviews are intimidating for nearly everyone. After all, one mistake could lie between you getting the job.<p>We go in with our perfectly rehearsed answers to everything we think the interviewer might ask. But of course, we can't be prepared for everything — and there are some questions that are …

Employment

How to blow your boss’s mind

We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right — you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always …

The Time-Management Hack I Wish I Had Known When I Was 25

Doing everything about the fewest, most important priorities will put you on a path to success.<p>"Tell me the single most important piece of advice you have ever been given."<p>As a life-long learner, this is one of my favorite questions to ask some of my most influential and interesting clients. I once …

How to Breathe Your Way to Inner Calm

<b>“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” ~Etty Hillesum</b><p>Today I’d like to discuss something …

Mindfulness

5 Conversations You Absolutely Need To Have With Your Boss

What are the five conversations you <i>need</i> to have with your boss?<p>Whether you’ve just been promoted or newly hired, it’s difficult to adjust and find clarity in new circumstances. Face the challenge and talk things out with your boss with these five conversations, guaranteed to bring you peace of mind …

Leadership

Life Gets (a Lot) Better When You Stop Giving a F*ck

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups “AThe post Life Gets (a Lot) Better When You Stop Giving a F*ck …

Managing Oneself: The Key to Success

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>March 21, 2017</b><p>Peter Drucker is widely regarded as the father of modern management, offering penetrating insights into business that still resonate today. But Drucker also offers deep wisdom on how to manage our personal lives and how to become more effective leaders. In …

Science says your dog is lying to you for food. Bad doggie.

When your pooch gives you those sad puppy dog eyes, don’t you want to just give them the world? But wait a second. According to new research, dogs …

10 Mistakes Most People Make During a Job Interview (and What to Do Instead)

Learn how to showcase your talents, get the job, and feel more confident.<p>Interviewing well is a vital component of a successful career and an art that few master. Most people get nervous when they have to face a panel of experts--higher powers--who decide whether you have what it takes to acquire …

Career Development

Osho Reveals the Ultimate Secret to Calming Your Mind and Reducing Stress

When anxiety and stress hits, it can be hard not to let overthinking get the better of you. However, I came across a great piece of advice from …

19 Things You Know If You Love Dogs But Definitely Can't Have One Yet

All of your life plans are centred around your future dogs.

Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

Many are embarrassed to publicly show too much grief over the death of a dog, but research has shown just how devastating the loss can be.<p><i>Opinion by</i> …

City Seizes Family Dog Of 10 Years, Alleging He May Be Part Wolf (UPDATE)

If a DNA test finds Capone is a wolf hybrid, he could be sent away or euthanized.<p><b>UPDATE</b> ― March 23: A DNA test cleared Capone of being part wolf, and a judge on Wednesday allowed him to return home, Fox 31 reports.<p><i>Previously:</i><p>A Colorado family is heartbroken after animal control officers seized …

The Case of the Dead Dog, the Bullet, and the Geneticist Who Solved It

A mysterious hunting accident provides a new test for wildlife forensics.<p>Alain Frantz is a population geneticist—not a detective or policeman or forensics expert. But he often works on game animals, like deer and badgers, which naturally leads to working with collaborators who work with hunters. …

Forensics

Dogs may be man's best friend—but new research shows they can also be deliberately sneaky

Marianne Heberlein noticed her dogs seemed to be smarter than she usually gave them credit for. Occasionally, when the dogs were hanging out at the University of Zürich evolutionary biologist’s home, one would pretend to see something interesting in the backyard; when the second dog got up to check …

Cognitive Science

Science Says This Is the Price You'll Pay for Working for a Toxic Boss

If you've ever worked for a toxic boss, you know firsthand how miserable it can be.<p>While a great leader will challenge you to become your best, a toxic boss will drain your mental strength.<p>As a therapist, I've had many clients enter my office saying things like, "My boss is a bully. I might have to …

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility for Your Life

Leave yourself "no outlet."<p>Four realities exist.<p>The first is that indecision is potentially your greatest threat. The second is that most people are "drifting," which means they haven't taken command of their mind or their life. Drifting is when you let external circumstances determine where you go …

Dogs 'deliberately deceive owners' to get what they want

Cats might have a reputation for being a bit sneaky or scheming - but, according to science, we really ought to be keeping an eye on dogs if we're worried about our pets running rings around us.<p>A new study, published in the journal Animal Cognition, has found pet dogs will deliberately deceive …

USA TODAY

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Picasso the dog flooded with adoption offers and will be given surgery after his pictures go viral

Life is looking up for Picasso the dog, a deformed hound who was nearly put down because of his lopsided face.<p>The 10-month-old pit bull/Corgi mix was saved from being euthanised along with his brother, Pablo, by Luvable Dog Rescue in Oregon.<p>The dog became an online sensation this week after the …

Blind Lab miraculously rescued after 8 days in Santa Cruz Mountains

Dan Estrada carries Sage, a blind Lab who was lost in the Santa Cruz Mountains for eight days. Estrada was hiking with a friend when he spotted the dog in a stream. They thought he might be dead.<p>BOULDER CREEK, Calif. — A blind labrador retriever was miraculously found alive in the Santa Cruz …

Burnout Isn't Just Unpleasant--It Can Damage Your Brain. Here's How to Avoid It

Working shorter hours won't necessarily help.<p>Are you feeling burned out at work? You should take that feeling seriously. Research shows that not only does burnout affect your mood and productivity--it actually affects your brain function. Participants in burnout studies showed enlarged amygdalae, …

A top recruiter lists the red flags that ruin any interview

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some of the biggest red flags in an interviewee?</i> <i>Answer by Mira Zaslove.</i><p>I’ve interviewed a lot of people over the years, mostly for sales and finance positions. When I interview a candidate, I go in wanting to hire them, and wanting them to not …

Career Development

Holding yourself accountable: The hard way

According to a study from the University of Scranton, 92 percent of people fail at setting goals. If you’re reading this, there’s a big chance you have fallen short on at least some goals you’ve set.<p>Why? Think back to a time when you had a plan that you were excited to start and then… you …

Quit Working 40 Hours a Week (and Do This Instead)

It's time to retire the concept of the set workweek, claims this founder.<p>What's the ideal number of hours a person should work each week?<p>Back in the machine age, when a great many workers spent their days on assembly lines, unions fought for a 40-hour week--and researchers backed them up. After …

How to Make Sure Your HR Department Doesn't Fail Your Employees

Uber isn't the only company with weak HR. Here's how to avoid the ridesharing giant's fate.<p>One of the common misperceptions of Human Resources Departments is that they are there to protect and advocate for the employees. They should be there to protect and advocate for the employees because happy …

Want to Be an Exceptional Leader? Science Says Think This Way (Because Most Bosses Don't)

To develop high performers, praising effort achieves way more than praising results.<p>Praise can be incredibly motivating. Praise can be extremely encouraging. Praise can be hugely inspiring.<p>If you do it the right way. Take the wrong approach, and praising an employee can actually have the opposite …

Here's What to Do (ASAP!) If an Airline Loses Your Luggage

Worst-case scenario: you've landed at your destination after a long flight and watched as every single bag has come and gone on the conveyor belt at …

How to Retain Employees Through 'Servant' Leadership

No, "servant" leaders aren't slaves to their employers, or even pushovers. They just aren't authoritarians who boss employees around.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The term “servant leadership” was coined nearly 50 years ago in an essay written by Robert K. Greenleaf; …

Employment