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Consider the plastic drinking straw: Why do we suck so much?

Maybe it's thatyou don't want to put your mouth where other mouths have been. Or maybe you've been sucking for so long, sucking has become your default setting. You are thirsty. You are at lunch, and your waiter just brought you a cold glass of water.<p>Enter the straw.<p>"What a fine liquid-extraction …

Pollution

Zen And The Art Of Constructive Conversations

Whether it’s on the tennis court or the sales floor, applying principles from Yoga and meditation can help you keep your composure and work towards the result you want. Remember: breathe!<p>I was scheduled to play one of the area’s top players in a local tennis tournament. My opponent, Scott M., was …

Mindfulness

The Art of Easing into Change

Change is inevitable. Winter turns to spring, high school seniors become college freshmen, and college grads are transitioning into the workplace. …

Five Ideas From Buddhism That Everyone Should Know About

Buddhism is variously described as a spiritual tradition, a religion and a philosophy.<p>Now I can't possibly do justice to the ancient wisdom of …

5 amazing under-the-radar travel destinations to explore this year

Now that 2017 is well underway, this means that many people are trying their best to cling to their New Year’s resolutions.<p>And while certain …

National Parks

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Scientists are studying deer antlers to find new ways to treat human nerve damage

Reindeer do not drive a flying sleigh on Christmas eve. But they may yet deliver great gifts to humans.<p>Medical researchers are studying deer because they do something few other animals do: sprouting and shedding antlers annually. All male deer—and female reindeer too—regenerate antlers. With the …

Central Nervous System

Avoiding Eye Contact

11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

These are the behaviors that you want to eliminate from your repertoire.<p>Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the …

Emotional Intelligence

The 8 Self-Assessments You Need to Improve at Work This Year

We all need to grow — not only to stay engaged in our work but also to keep up with our employers’ changing needs. And this is the perfect time of year to set personal development goals and start making progress on them.<p>No matter what skills you’d like to improve, it’s important to know where to …

Emotional Intelligence

9 Proven Success Factors That Can Accelerate Your Career and Life

Give Brian Tracy's unique success factors a try and watch your success in career and life accelerate.<p>Brian Tracy is a highly recognized and sought-after speaker, coach, trainer, and author who travels extensively around the world. His presentations and seminars cover a multitude of areas, including …

Self-improvement

The Secret Ingredient To A Productive And Satisfying Career

Often overlooked in favor of money or external rewards, intrinsic motivation is critical to our career satisfaction and productivity.<p>Daniel Kim was the CEO at online game company Nexon America when he had a career epiphany that changed his life. His mentor Bill Moggridge, founder of the design firm …

Your CV: the all time classic do’s and dont’s

I recently compiled a list of the “classic” do’s and dont’s for interviewing and thought I might do the same for preparing your CV or resume.<p>There …