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6 Ways to Show Your Employees You Appreciate Them -- Without Paying Them More

Valued employees are valuable employees. Show your people some love, and they'll respond with loyalty and higher productivity.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to retaining your best employees, more money isn't always the answer.<p>No one objects to a …

Employee Engagement

7 Ways to Reduce Stress When You Are Overwhelmed and Need to Prioritize

Starting and finishing any one item on your to-do list will do wonders to relieve overwhelm.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Each day, more and more people struggle with all that life has thrown at them. Between work, family, health, house tasks, the latest political …

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

Leonardo Da Vinci

If You Don't Do These 4 Things, Your Meetings Might Just Be a Complete Waste of Time

The truth that most leaders don't want to hear.<p>Have you ever stopped to do the math behind meetings?<p>Every time you bring 10 people together in an one hour meeting, you are basically trading 10 hours of productivity for one. That means you're sacrificing nine hours in the process.<p>Considering that …

Time Management

Want Dramatically Improved Performance From Your Employees? Try This 1 Powerful Exercise

You don't need me to tell you that employees are your most valuable asset. But are you getting the most value out of them?<p>There are many timeless keys to success and behaviors that drive peak performance.<p>But what stunts performance?<p>There's a major, yet hidden, culprit lurking in your workplace.<p>It's …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Successful Mental Habits to Defeat Fear, Worry, and Anxiety

How intense is work right now? These simple and useful techniques may help lessen your anxiety.<p>Are you under intense pressure at work? Perhaps you're a busy entrepreneur and founder of a startup racking up 60 hours per week to keep your business afloat. Or the CEO of a company that just got handed …

Work-life Balance

The one question we should all ask ourselves at the end of the day

Josh Davis, Ph.D. is the author of the international bestseller, Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your …

Time Management

How to hack your brain to improve focus and creativity

Writer Caroline Williams struggled with mental focus, so she spent a year hacking her brain.<p>“I would misplace things and put things into my …

The Brain

My company banned meetings and emails for one day a week — and it had a big impact on how we work

<i>The following is an excerpt from 'The Little Book of Lykke' by Meik Wiking:</i><p>Imagine having a full day when you are by yourself at work. There are no meetings. You won't find yourself in a conference room with eight colleagues listening to only two of those people discussing what the right solution …

Time Management

The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole

Have you ever noticed that when something important is missing in your life, your brain can only seem to focus on that missing thing?<p>Two researchers have dubbed this phenomenon scarcity, and they say it touches on many aspects of our lives.<p>"It leads you to take certain behaviors that in the short …

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

How to Create a Gantt Chart in Google Sheets

A popular tool for project management, Gantt charts provide a chronological, easy-to-read breakdown of completed, current and upcoming tasks as well …

The world is divided into circular and linear communicators. Which one are you?

One day, my daughter wasn’t feeling well, so I took her to the doctor. Wanting the receptionist to take me seriously, I started the conversation by listing all possible symptoms my daughter had: A fever, a cough, a congested nose.<p>After I was done with the litany, the receptionist asked: “So what do …

Europe

Study: Being forgetful can actually make you smarter

You can relax if remembering everything is not your strong suit. Recent research makes the case that being forgetful can be a strength — in fact, …

The Brain

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

<b>Anne Raimondi</b> was stumped. Two people she managed weren't getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each …

Leadership

How To Organize Your Life, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

It's no secret that some people are naturally organized while other people — like me — struggle to even open their mail. If you don't have that whole …

Productivity

Outgoing Introvert? 3 Research-backed Tricks to Be Your Best Self

Scientists call these folks ambiverts and find they have unique strengths and vulnerabilities.<p>The media is full of discussion of introverts and extroverts, their differing needs, myths about these groups, and advice to help them thrive. But the ironic truth is that most people are neither. Research …

Psychology

This Is What Your Desk Should Look Like Based on Your Personality Type

The Myers-Briggs personality test can provide powerful insights into your working method and productivity levels (if you haven’t already taken it, …

Psychology

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The 20 most beautiful subway stations around the world

Some public transportation stations are designed as stunning spaces, full of breathtaking murals and incredible light projections.<p>We've put together a collection of the most awe-striking metro stations around the globe, from the Formosa Boulevard Station of Kaohsiung, Taiwan to the …

Talented Artist Creates Amazing and Whimsical 3D Drawings

26 Shares<p>Comments<p>3D drawings and paper cutouts are extremely popular these days and many people from all around the world are trying out some …

How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day

feridun akgüngör<p>You probably know the feeling all too well: You arrive at the office with a clear plan for the day and then, in what feels like just a moment, you find yourself on your way back home. Nine or 10 hours have passed but you’ve accomplished only a few of your priorities. And, most …

Mindfulness

9 Habits That Destroy Workplace Relationships

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to Globoforce, 78 percent of people who work between 30 to 50 hours per week actually spend more time with their coworkers than with their families. Because of the amount of time that we spend with colleagues, I find …

The Workplace

What does this folded paper say about you?

It sounds so simple, but can you follow the instructions to fold this piece of paper in your mind? Whether you can or not tells much about your ability to visualise<p><b>How good are you at visualising things? And is it true that men are better than women? This test involves imagining what a piece of</b> …

Artist recreates Dante's Inferno with Legos

Dante's vision of hell has never looked so oddly whimsical.<p>It took Romanian artist Mihai Marius Mihu seven months to create his interpretation of Dante's circles of hell — completely out of Legos. The creations are composed of over 40,000 total bricks.<p>"I didn't read the Divine Comedy, only the …

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The Simple Technique To Fit A 40-Hour Workweek Into 16.7 Hours

This incredibly simple time-management system changed my workday.<p>I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week.<p>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of honor . . . I loved telling people how “busy” I was and how much I “had to …

Intricate Paper Sculptures Disappear When You Are Looking at Them at Certain Angles

Unusual paper sculptures created by <b>Korean artist Ho Yoon Shin</b> can appear solid or either “disappear” – <b>it all depends on the angle you see them at.</b> …

Scientists Map The Parts Of The Body Where Touching Is Okay

And awkwardly outline the taboo zones<p>Riding crowded public transportation, or navigating large crowds at an event or concert often means getting touched by strangers. Researchers at the University of Oxford and Aalto University in Finland have turned to 1,368 people from five countries to determine …

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Students Can Learn From Their Mistakes If We Let Them

John Hattie says that teachers answer 40 to 50% of the questions they ask students in the classroom. Why do we do that? How can we change?