Erica Crabtree

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How Successful People Stay Calm

New research shows that keeping stress intermittent is key to your success at work.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we've found that 90 percent of top …

4 Foods That Help Relieve Stress and Shrink Your Waistline

Reach for these instead of your typical comfort foods.<p>When you're stressed, you may start to hear the siren call of ice cream, French fries, and potato chips. But tempting as it may be to reach for these foods, there are better choices that will <i>actually</i> help relieve anxiety—and won't have a …

Are You Really Listening?

Communicating is more than just expressing yourself clearly; it's about listening clearly -- paying attention and blocking out all the mental clutter and distractions. When we were kids we learned to listen to our parents and teachers because we knew we would be in trouble if we did not listen. But …

7 Ways to Send a Better Message With Body Language

Use nonverbal communication to your advantage and set yourself up for success.<p>It's no secret that the way we communicate nonverbally--mostly in the form of body language--has a huge impact on how effectively our messages are communicated to, and received by, others. In fact, researchers say that …

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14 Tips To Make 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet

We talk to the most productive people all year, here are their best productivity tips for 2015.<p>In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with productivity.<p>To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work towards, we asked some of the most productive …

Don't Delay! 6 Hacks For Fighting Financial Procrastination

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>With the start of every new year comes all of those resolutions that you’re absolutely, positively, definitely going to tackle.<p>You’ll be better at balancing your checkbook. You’ll finally kick your retirement savings into high gear. And you’re not going to …

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

All the Reasons Why You Need to Purify Drinking Water

You know you need to filter, treat or boil water you find in the wilderness. But why? Well, there's a number of answers, starting with words like E. …