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The ethics of business and the psychology in ethics | Financial Times

It has been a very long time since I blogged about something interesting. The last couple of months can be described in one word – overwhelming.<p>The …

How to Improve Your Decision-Making Skills

We are faced with the need to make decisions every day. Should we bring product A or B to market? Which marketing strategy should we use? Of the choices that we have available, who is the best person to hire or who would make the best partner? In each case, we try to rely on as many facts as we can …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Seven Things Great Employers Do (that Others Don’t)

For most people, paid work is unsettling and energy-sapping. Despite employee engagement racing up the priority list of CEOs (see, for example, The Conference Board’s CEO Challenge 2014), our research into workplaces all over the world reveals a sorry state of affairs: workers who are actively</i> …

How to Build Confidence

Very few people succeed in business without a degree of confidence. Yet everyone, from young people in their first real jobs to seasoned leaders in the upper ranks of organizations, have moments — or days, months, or even years — when they are unsure of their ability to tackle challenges. No one is …

The Problem with Being Too Nice

Leaders are placed under a tremendous amount of pressure to be relatable, human and … nice. Many yield to this instinct, because it feels much easier to be liked. Few people want to be the bad guy. But leaders are also expected to make the tough decisions that serve the company or the team’s best …

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know About Women in the Workplace

The stats below offer a startling glimpse into what work and leadership is like for women around the world. Click or tap the refresh button for a new fact, and share them with your friends, family and colleagues. They’re not all depressing. I promise.<p>Taking a more in-depth examination of women and …

Why Your Analytics are Failing You

Many organizations investing millions in big data, analytics, and hiring quants appear frustrated. They undeniably have more and even better data. Their analysts and analytics are first-rate, too. But managers still seem to be having the same kinds of business arguments and debates — except with …

Which Messages Go Viral and Which Ones Don’t

A recent study demonstrated that we can successfully predict which messages will go viral and which will not. This study showed that the ideas that are destined to spread have a characteristic signature at their origin — that is, quite literally, within the brain of the sender. These messages …

5 Things Preventing You From Attracting Your Beloved

Is your primary intent in being in a relationship to get love, or is it to share your love with your beloved? If it's to get love -- due to your own self-abandonment -- then your challenge in attracting your beloved is to learn to love yourself and share your love.<p>Most of us would love to be in a …

Being True to Ourselves and Forgetting What Other People Think

<b>“Live your life for you not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself.” ~Sonya Parker</b><p>The …

Mind

Top 9 things to Remember When Life is NOT Going Your Way

Life is not easy to play on. All of us had gone through the bad times in our lives and we get through them, however some get through them more easily …

How to Overcome the Fear of "Putting Yourself Out There"

In honor of Arianna Huffington's marvelous book THRIVE, I want to write about a very specific aspect of well-being: freedom from fear of sharing one's ideas.<p>In honor of Arianna Huffington's marvelous book <i>THRIVE</i>, I want to write about a very specific aspect of well-being: freedom from fear of …

Why True Self-Love Is Your Most Important Mission And How It Will Change Your Life Forever

Why is self-love so important? And anyway, is it really that important? Well, let’s see… but first, we should take a closer look and try to …

10 Reasons Travel Can Change Your Life Forever | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Traveling the world, can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling activities. You’ll get to experience so many things, get out of your comfort …

God, Where Are You?

• <b>Author:</b> Enzo Bianchi<p>God, where are you?' This is the fundamental question humankind has been asking since Creation. Of course, it is the Lord within us who really poses this question, and if we are serious about searching for an answer, we will discover that he is already looking for us. As our God …

Power Thoughts Devotional

• <b>Author:</b> Joyce Meyer<p><i>'Where the mind goes, the man follows.' - Joyce Meyer</i><p>The groundbreaking principles of POWER THOUGHTS are now encapsulated in a 365 day devotional, which encourages you to expose negative thinking and learn to think in line with God's Word.<p>Walk with Joyce day by day, as she …

7 Things That Make You Think You're Hungry (Even When You Don't Need to Eat)

Read this before you raid the fridge.

The Secret to a Long and Happy Marriage

Stop everything and try this now—your bond will thank you<p>No, it isn't compromise, unconditional love, or an even split of the household chores (although those probably wouldn't hurt). It turns out, the key to a long and happy marriage is sex, according to a recent study in <i>The Journal of</i> …

Marriage

2 Truths and a Lie about Sex and Exercise

Women's Health gets to the bottom of a few rumored connections between sex and exercise<p><b>1. Some women orgasm mid-exercise.</b> <b>True:</b> Indiana University researchers found that about 40 percent of women who reported having an exercise-induced orgasm (better known as "coregasms") said their experience was …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

Weight Loss

10 Signs You Have an Iron Deficiency

If you spot these telltale symptoms, get yourself a spinach and steak salad, stat!<p>About 9 percent of women suffer from an iron deficiency, according to the most recent stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but that number's even higher for physically active women, say experts. …

Wellness

12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Is there anything it can't do?!<p><i>By Augusta Falleta for Beauty High</i><p>Finding a good beauty product is like making a new friend. But finding a product that can help with practically every beauty issue out there is like finding the holy grail. Coconut oil, which is all-natural and available at just about …

Skin Care

The Amazing Health Benefit of Marriage

A new study looked at the link between marriage and heart health.<p><i>By Alex Rogers for Time.com</i><p>Lovelorn singles, that ache in your heart will subside once you get married. Sort of.<p>A study of 3.5 million American adults has found that married people have lower odds of cardiovascular disease than those …

Divorce

Real People Share How They Lost Their Virginity

A new book serves up the awkward, uncomfortable, and sometimes hilariously bad truth.<p>If there's one memory you'll never forget, it's losing your virginity. And chances are everyone has a fascinating story to tell—whether it makes you smile, crack up, or cringe. That's why we're so intrigued by Kate …

The Quickest Way to Get Sleek, Shiny Hair

Watch and learn to become an #InstantExpert.<p><i>Want to update your look in a flash? Follow @WomensHealthMag on Instagram and check your feed on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 3 to find 15-second makeup, hair, and skincare video tutorials featuring Women's Health beauty editor Jill Percia</i> …

Hair

15 Ways to Feel Lighter By The End of Today

Get ready to fit into those skinny jeans...<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Slimming down takes time and dedication, but a few quick tricks can help you feel a little bit lighter in just one day. Read on to feel less bloated and puffy—and get a flatter belly—by the end of today!<p><b>In The</b> …

Digestion

5 Tips for Gorgeous Skin on Different Seductive Body Parts

Make the most of spring's hottest fashion trend—dresses and skirts with strategic cutouts that expose flashes of your chest, waist, and other alluring body parts—with our glowifying pointers<p><b>SHOW-OFF SPOT: Upper Chest</b>There's a lot women want to get off their chests—most notably, sunspots and those …