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Six Steps To Adapt To The Future Of Work

When I was writing my book, <i>The Future of Work</i>, I created a framework for adapting to coming changes that I call “The Six-Step Process for Adapting to the Future of Work.” (It was inspired in part by John Kotter’s well known “8-Step Process for Leading Change.”) I will be exploring my six-step …

Employee Engagement

Here are the 14 Netflix original movies coming out in 2016 and what you need to know about them

Other films set for a 2016 release include the Brad Pitt-starring "War Machine" and Ricky Gervais' "Special Correspondents."<p>Netflix also just acquired the rights to two films from the Sundance Film Festival: "The Fundamentals of Caring" and "Tallulah."<p>Only three films have official release dates, …

Paul Reubens

6 Hot Winter Outfits to Wear on a First Date

First dates are nerve-wracking enough without throwing style into the equation. A thousand thoughts go through your head during those pre-date hours, like “What if we run out of things to talk about?,” “What if this person is boring?,” and, of course, “What the heck am I going to wear?” Pulling …

Clothing

27 Epic Adventures Worth Taking In Your Twenties

These are the good old days — so make them count.

3 tips from the expert who teaches mindfulness at Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Nike

Reflexively, I pick it up and check my personal email. I see this month's electric bill and my latest credit card bill. <i>Didn't I just pay those?</i> I wonder.<p>Against my better judgment, I open both emails, and the prospect of more money going out as opposed to in causes a good deal of anxiety to rise …

Mindfulness

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

Nielsen Study: Strong Correlation Between Twitter TV Activity and General Audience Engagement

Nielsen today released the findings from a recently conducted study that shows that there is a strong correlation between Twitter TV engagement and …

Advertising Industry

Twitter unveils Audience Insights to detail follower demographics, interests and behaviors

Twitter is unveiling a new analytics tool that should provide marketers with a deeper understanding about the people interacting with them on the social network<p>Called Audience Insights, the dashboard can provide information about a variety of characteristics, categorized into demographics, …

Google research reveals you really should start your Black Friday shopping at 6 a.m.

Google used aggregated, anonymized data from people who had their Location History turned on last Black Friday to determine that foot traffic in shopping malls, department stores, and other hot spots picks up most in the late afternoon.<p>So, if you're hoping to score in-store deals without dealing …

eCommerce

NPR is graying, and public radio is worried about it

As NPR came of age in the 1980s, its audience matured with it. Three decades later, that is starting to look like a problem.<p>Many of the listeners who grew up with NPR are now reaching retirement age, leaving NPR with a challenge: How can it attract younger and middle-aged audiences — whose numbers …

Journalism

12 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

You can learn nearly anything online -- easily and for free.<p>We all know that the internet is full of ways to waste time. From adorable animal pictures, to silly gifs and yet another scroll through social media, our online lives can sometimes feel like one useless (if stress relieving) time suck.<p>But …

Learning

Coca-Cola Says Its Mini Cans Are "Reinventing" The Soda Business

They might just look like tiny Coke cans, but to the company, they're a "significant and strategic re-architecture of our packaging mix."<p>You might look at Coca-Cola's 7.5-ounce mini-can and shrug it off merely as a slightly smaller Coca-Cola. Shaving 4.5 ounces off the traditional 12-ounce can may …

How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Levels of stress and anxiety are on the rise among students. Juliet Rix has tips to control the panic and thrive academically<p>Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. …

How To Get Into The Hearts Of Your Audience With The Emotional Branding Tactics Used By Apple, Nike & Coca-Cola

<i>How do some companies manage to build a cult-like following of customers who fall in love with their brand and are devoted for life?</i>In 2012 it was …

Marketing

15 disturbing consequences of eating too much sugar

New guidelines announced today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say people should cap consumption at 50 grams of sugar a day — about 4 tablespoons or a little more than a can of Coke.<p>The World Health Organization (WHO), meanwhile, suggests no more than half that amount for best results.<p>Yet …

Diabetes

How To Build A Business That Matters

We spoke to people who have helped build successful, seemingly enduring companies about what it takes to create a meaningful business.<p>It’s now easier than ever to launch a company. But while 400,000 businesses flood the market in the United States every year, the vast majority of these will never …

In Mobile Advertising, Timing Is Everything

The history of advertising shows that for any new medium, the industry tends to use the same approach that worked in the old medium. The first TV ad was produced by Bulova watch and it showed the image of the product with a voiceover — essentially the same as a radio ad. The first online ads …

10 Newsletters Every Content Marketer Should Subscribe To

According to Chartbeat, over 92,000 articles are published every day on the Internet. That’s a lot of clutter to sort through, but luckily there are …

Here's some really basic money advice for millennials

<b>Advice for millennials (Investment News)</b><p>David Mirabito, a financial professional with the MetLife Premier Client Group, spoke to Investment News about how millennials can develop a plan for financial independence. Miabito says to find something you enjoy doing that can also support your financially …

U.S. Dept. of Labor

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda<p>Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. …

Diabetes

People's Deepest, Darkest Google Searches Are Being Used Against Them

On the Internet, search queries are used to target vulnerable consumers.<p>Google knows the questions that people wouldn’t dare ask aloud, and it silently offers reams of answers. But it is a mistake to think of a search engine as an oracle for anonymous queries. It isn’t. Not even close.<p>In some …

Privacy

120 Actionable Ideas from Ten Books I Would Give My Younger Self

I highly recommend you read these books and form your own takes. But if you only have 45–90 seconds time blocks, here is a list of times to go …

Self-improvement

10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to Be Effective

Let technology radically enhance your leadership.<p>It's not enough for twenty-first-century leaders to focus on getting things done. They must also connect with employees to inspire performance. Digging deeper, top management today needs to marry purpose and meaning to each employee's contribution. …

Apps

Marketing to the new dreamers: brands as public service providers

A gaggle of teen­ag­ers giggle as they stroll through an interactive art exhibition on a lazy Sunday morning (they may not be in church, but still …

10 Habits Of Likable And Influential People

Want to be likable and influential? Check out these traits of people who know how to charm and influence others in a genuine manner.

Seven Ways Your Body Language Can Positively Influence Your Life

Tweet<p>Share<p>Share<p>+1<p>Pin<p>Shares 52<p>You can greatly improve your life by working on your body language.<p>Studies have shown that the right body language can …

Create a Kinder Mind: How to Stop Your Mean, Hurtful Self-Talk

<b>“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens!” ~Louise Hay</b><p>In my quest to learn …

Positive Thinking

6 Habits Of People Who Accomplish Everything On Their To-Do Lists

Does your to-do list take days to complete? Some people have figured out the secrets to getting everything done on time.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Few things are quite as fulfilling as scratching that …

Creating Change in Your Life Isn't Always About 'Doing'

The other day I was working with a client who was very frustrated because she felt like she wasn't making a lot of progress in her life.<p>"There's all these things that I know I need to do for myself," she said, "but I just can't ever get myself to do it."<p>What followed were more self-critical …