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4 ways you might be displaying hidden bias in everyday life

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's no secret that unconscious biases penetrate various realms of society, from hiring decisions to medical care and even foul calls in the NBA.<p>But what about implicit bias our everyday lives? Does it play a role in the neighborhoods we choose to live in, the establishments we patronize, …

Solution Saturday: Afraid to Leap

<i>Dear Dan,</i><p><i>How can I overcome my fear of taking on new challenges and developing new skills. I have an opportunity to lead a team but I’m afraid to</i> …

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 …

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The Best Strategy for Developing Leaders Is No Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What is your leadership development strategy?<p>It’s a question I’ve been asked scores of times. It often happens when someone gets close enough to the places where I’ve been privileged to lead, and they see many high-capacity leaders being …

Leadership

12 Leisurely Sunday Brunch Recipes

Skip the lines and make brunch at home -- these recipes are all easy like Sunday morning.<p>Skip the lines and make brunch at home -- these recipes are all easy like Sunday morning.<p><b>1. Glazed Oatmeal-Maple Scones</b><p>These comforting breakfast treats are like a cross between scones and oatmeal cookies: …

Recipes

French Toast Sticks

<b>Author Notes:</b> French toast sticks require only a dusting of confectioners’ sugar and maple syrup for serving, however berries, sliced fruit (like bananas, peaches, etc.), and compote are also recommended. These are great on their own for breakfast or brunch, but also make a stellar dessert when …

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6 Workplace Myths You Need To Stop Believing

Conventional wisdom once told us that margarine was a healthy butter substitute, tanned skin was a sign of health, and our favorite fashion fads were awesome, perennial, and would never be embarrassing. But, have you looked through your middle or high school yearbook lately?<p>Unfortunately, …

Employment

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4040-1_0.jpg<p>Cardamom Coffee<p>Coffee purists beware: This post explores coffee add-ins beyond a splash of cream or milk such as sugar, spice and …

19 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent (And Why It Matters for Your Career)

Uncover 20 signs you're emotionally intelligent and how it has the ability to influence your career.

Keep losing arguments? A psychologist explains why emotions are more persuasive than logic

Even if you have all the facts, you may not convince others to agree with your argument. It’s frustrating, but according to Rob Yeung, a chartered psychologist and author of the recently published book <i>How to Stand Out</i>, it happens more than we would like. It turns out that the most effective …

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10 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out …

Banff National Park

Travel<p>This Canadian park boasts some of the world's finest unspoiled ecosystems.<p><b>Location:</b> Alberta <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1885 <b><br>Size:</b> 1,641,027 acres<p>Simplicity marks the origin of Banff—Canada’s first national park. In 1883, on the slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, three railway workers discovered a …

National Parks

9 Essential Career Habits That Will Propel Your Success

We are all creatures of habit. Every single day, we execute a series of behaviors that take us from morning, through noon, and into night. Largely, these aren't well-considered actions; they're the result of repeated behaviors -- habits that have been ingrained in us.<p>In a study conducted by David …

18 things successful people do in the first 10 minutes of the workday

"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of any workday, as well — particularly busy ones," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "You Can't Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work."<p>"The first 10 minutes can also …

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Black Lives Matter has a plan to radically change America’s police

The platform, dubbed "Campaign Zero", is a 10-pronged plan that hopes to end police killings by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.<p>The organization has grown considerably since its inception in 2012, growing in influence as the group …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life

There's a science to building new habits. Read on to get yourself unstuck and get the change you want kick-started.<p>Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior …

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

The ultimate reading list: 50+ books that entrepreneurs should read

Most entrepreneurs need guidance and constant inspiration, especially when they hit a wall. Here's an exhaustive list of little over 50 books that …

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …

To Hold Women Back, Keep Treating Them Like Men

Are men and women different? While almost every executive I have ever met, anywhere in the world, says yes, most diversity policies are designed as if the answer were no.<p>Last week, the Global Head of Diversity of a leading professional services firm told me that she “didn’t want to be treated …

Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

Exceptional nonfiction stories from 2014 that are still worth encountering today<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I send out once or twice a week. This is my annual attempt to bring some of those …

New Film Based On Controversial Experiment Asks, What Kind of Prison Guard Would You Be?

In August, 1971, a Stanford University psychology professor named Philip Zimbardo placed an ad in a local paper seeking male college students willing …

Psychology