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How Successful People Stay Productive And In Control

When they slip up, they simply forgive themselves and move on.<p>TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90 percent of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional …

Overwhelmed by papers piling up? This organizer’s advice can help.

Rachel Rosenthal says organizing paper is her clients’ No. 1 organizing challenge. In a recent Home Front online chat, the owner of Rachel and Co., an organizing firm in Bethesda, gave her best advice on controlling the flow of bills, school work sheets and mail into your home.<p><b>Go paperless:</b> It’s …

How to Give an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation

View your presentation from your audience's perspective instead of your own.<p>Emotions play an active role in almost all of our decision making. That's one reason why emotional intelligence, the ability to identify, understand, and manage those emotions, is such an invaluable skill. (It's also the …

10 Pieces of Content Your Audience Really Wants to See [New Data]

Readers are changing, and so should your content marketing strategy. Learn what types of content your audience wants and how to create it.

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Why Sleep Is Your Best Tool For Productivity

<i>“You can sleep when you’re dead.”</i><p><i>“There is no rest for the weary.”</i><p><i>“Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation.”</i><p>Our culture, and certainly our …

These Tools Will Help You Become A More Persuasive Writer

Everybody writes. No matter what you are doing in life, you need to communicate with other people. Whether it’s a personal email to your friend or a formal proposal for your business, you want to persuade people to take action.<p>Throughout the years I developed a writing routine and found useful …

Best Picked Leadership Books to Improve Your Skills

Leadership is a constant process and a way to gain experience. It may not be possible to become an expert leader in one day, but we can certainly …

Thirty-five unbelievable love and marriage customs of the world

Love is universal, yes – but romance takes an astonishing array of forms around the world. We scoured our travel guides and picked our writers’ brains to uncover some of the world’s most fascinating dating, love and marriage customs, from sweet to downright sinister. If you’ve never wooed your …

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …