Dawn MacKenzie

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If You Want to Work Well With Others, Learn These Four Things About Yourself Now

Now more than ever, teamwork is becoming the currency for great work<p>Working well with your colleagues, manager, boss or CEO is essential to succeed in today's collaborative work environment. Now more than ever, teamwork is becoming the currency for great work.<p>The problem, however, is that more …


Why Losing Control Can Make You Happier

By Raj Raghunathan<p>Human beings have a deep-seated desire for certainty and control.<p>Several studies show this need serves at least two important purposes. First, it helps us believe that we can shape outcomes and events to our liking. That is, the more in control we feel, the more efficacious we …


Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Loyola University

Scientists explain how happiness makes us less creative

Corporations intent on making employees more engaged and creative are focusing on happiness as the answer. Chief Happiness Officer is an actual job at many companies.<p>But most scientists say that creativity calls on persistence and problem-solving skills, not positivity. Computational scientist Anna …


7 Invaluable Leadership Tips That Boost Accountability in the Workplace

If you want to raise your employees' performance, consider these wise tips.<p>Accountability is one of those buzzwords that was quickly recognized in management and leadership circles as an important concept. The unfortunate outcome of a buzzword is it minimizes the importance of the buzz-worthy …

Employee Engagement

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Make Sure They Feel This Way, Every Day

Watch company morale soar with this approach to employee engagement.<p>Losing employees can be a pretty expensive habit. If your company is in a turnover phase, you're not alone. According to data from <i>Harvard Business Review</i> and the Corporate Leadership Council:<p>25% of top performers plan to leave …

Employee Engagement

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Son's serious(ly funny) note revokes mum's parenting privileges

When we become parents, it is inevitable that at some point we will open our mouths and sound just like our parents. But is any parent ever prepared …

Hunter Gatherers

Are your employees coming to work just for the paycheque?

<i>This is part of a series looking at micro skills – changes that employees can make to help improve their health and life at work and at home, and employers can make to improve the workplace. The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell have created the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to honour</i> …

11 Foods That Actually Make the Best Home Cleaners

Next stop for a clean home? Your pantry!<p>You might want to hit up the grocery store the next time you run out of cleaning supplies. Why? Well, it turns out some common ingredients double as cleaners. Even better: You probably already have most of these items in your kitchen right now.

Being a Mom Is Hard. Being a Mom With ADHD Feels Impossible.

I know I'm a good mom, but when it comes to the never-ending checklist of parental responsibilities, I'm constantly falling short.<p>As I type this, I'm sitting in my living room surrounded by what feels like every toy my 4-year-old owns. We were running so late that I opted to put him to bed over …


Why the 'Happiness Hormone' Serotonin May Actually Make You Scared

The science of happiness is getting complicated.<p>Serotonin was supposed to be our friend. Though often referred to by science blogs as the "happiness hormone," in recent years, serotonin's role in making us happy has come into question.<p>If you've ever taken selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors …


The Short, Online Course In Gratitude That Can Make You A Better Boss

When managers exercise positive psychology, employees and organizations benefit.<p>Every weekday, Cory Ludens starts his morning by writing out three “gratitudes”–each specific, and never repeated. Over the last four years, he has named roughly 400. “It’s just a part of my life,” says Ludens, vice …

University of Michigan

Creating the Perfect Email Newsletter Using Flipboard

Who’d have guessed that email—the original “killer app”—would become a novel, unobtrusive way to market yourself and your work in the form of a newsletter? But it’s not that surprising. Email used to be personal. At some point, marketers and corporations began abusing the intimacy afforded by easy …


62% of Employees Now Work Remotely--How Your Office Will Need to Adjust

Michael Park, the Vice President and General Manager of Mobility at HP Inc., answers my questions about remote workers, the future of mobile computing, and where we will go from here.<p>There's a radical shift in how people work, and you can see it at at corner coffee shop. More people are using …


10 Toxic Habits That You Should Get Rid Of Immediately

Morning Light

The Seven Things That Happy Couples Do

Why is it that some couples happily go the distance and so many others throw in the relationship towel along the way? The answer is that relationship …

University of Pennsylvania

10 Best Ways to Keep Employees Happy, Engaged, and Motivated

Here's what leaders and employees can do together to boost employee engagement and motivation.<p>If you haven't heard, it's worth repeating: Gallup revealed that in 2015, only 32 percent of U.S. workers were considered "engaged" in their jobs, meaning they were involved in, enthusiastic about, and …

Employee Engagement

The Right Way to Check Someone’s References

You think you’ve found the right candidate to fill your open position and now it’s time to check references. What’s the best way to get the information you need? Should you ask each person the same questions? What do you read—if anything—into the tone of their voice? And how do you overcome the …


Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer's treatment, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it blocks inflammation, which damages …


How to Calculate Your Total Daily Calorie Needs

A calorie is a unit of energy that your body uses to function and perform daily life sustaining activities.[1] The calories you eat from foods …

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).


Microsoft Redefines SaaS With Launch Of Surface-as-a-Service

Microsoft unveiled some big news today at its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto. The Surface line of tablet hybrid computers will now be offered as a subscription service through Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs).<p>Surface-as-a-Service puts a whole new spin on the SaaS acronym, …


Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

The 1 Best Question to Use in an Interview

There is a single question that you can use to assess whether candidates understand the job and if they are A or C players.<p>The secret to hiring your next great employee might come down to how someone answers a single question. And you won't be asking what kind of tree the person would be or about …


11 Happy Skills Everyone Should Learn Before They Turn 50

1. How to count to 10.<p>Anger isn't your friend. In fact, learning to control it could add years to your life. A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health in 2014 found that angry, argumentative people lived shorter lives. Besides, nobody really likes that guy who screams at …


The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.<p>Many people think of drug use, or other potentially addictive experiences like gambling, as more profane than sacred. Chemical or virtual highs, a lot of us believe, are cheap substitutes for genuine …

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