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Positive Teams Are More Productive

All managers would like their teams to be more productive. Yet most companies are using the same old methods: strategic plans, goal-setting, streamlining operations, reducing inefficiency. Others are offering employee perks, such as on-site food, daycare, or gyms. Others are offering bigger bonuses …

Employee Engagement

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Strong Company Cultures

<b>The good</b><p>Apple. Amazon. Google.<p>These are arguably some of the most admired (and profitable) companies of today.<p>And what makes these types of companies …

San Francisco

Smart Investing Strategies For 2015

(<i>The following is adapted from the new book, Jonathan Clements Money Guide 2015</i>.)<p>Reviewing your investment strategy for 2015? Start with these five steps:<p><b>1. Calculate your portfolio’s current split across stocks, bonds, cash investments and alternative investments.</b> This basic asset allocation is …

Investing

Why you need a 'mindfulness minute' in your life

Image: Shutterstock/Brian A Jackson<p>Image: Shutterstock/Brian A Jackson<p>CAN YOU BE ‘in the now’?<p>What once sounded like a New Age-y concept – …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

The dangerous myth at the heart of conservative ideology

The right believes the separation of church and state is a modern conceit. It couldn’t be further from the truth<p>Rick Santorum may be a terrible politician, but when it comes to being a conduit for some of the hoariest, long-standing myths of the right, he’s ol’ reliable. His latest bleatings are of …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

“If Dad made more money, you wouldn’t work, right?”: How my daughter learned gender dynamics I didn’t mean to teach her

I thought I was raising my daughter to question norms — till she asked a question that surprised me<p>We were just about out the door when she asked me. My younger daughter and I were, as usual, running late and rushing to get to school on time. I'd already been up a long time, as usual, hunched over …

What It’s Like to Be an Atheist in Palestine

Waleed Al Husseini spent 10 months in Palestinian prison for being an atheist blogger. He asks why non-believers like himself are abandoned by the …