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More Sex Leads to Happiness, Right? Maybe Not

<i>A new study shared by Men's Journal explores why more sex may not be the key to happier living.</i><p>Happy couples are the ones who have lots of sex. At least that's what we've been so often told, and there is some scientific grounds for this, with plenty of studies showing that couples who have more sex …

When negative emotions take a physical toll on our bodies

If you prefer to listen, here’s the Soundcloud podcast version of this post, also on iTunes.<p>Just like stress can cause you to get a tight knot in the …

10 Habits That Can Improve The Quality of Your Life

Most of us have something we’d like to change in our lives – one little thing that might bring us a tiny measure of satisfaction or just a bit more …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

5 Proven Principles for Long Lasting Motivation

Motivation isn’t something I think about on a daily basis because I know that motivation isn’t everything, <b>ACTION IS EVERYTHING</b>.<p>Any ‘<i>extra motivation</i>’ …

Motivation

Drinking vinegar and having sex can boost your health

From drinking vinegar to making time for sex... the 50 things you can do to boost your health right NOW<p><b>10 health experts reveal their top tips to</b> …

How to Be Happy When Everything Goes Wrong

6 min read<p>This story originally appeared on james clear<p>In the summer of 2010, Rachelle Friedman was preparing for one of the best periods of her life. She was recently engaged, surrounded by her best friends, and enjoying her bachelorette party.<p>Friedman and her friends were spending the day at the …

Happiness

5 Steps to Make Your Dreams a Reality

Do you start your Monday mornings by counting down the days until Friday?<p>Dreading Sunday evenings because it meant that you were just a few hours …

The Simplest Way to Create More Calm in Your Life

<b>“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.”</b> <b>~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>This particular week, I flunked. I’d be lucky if you gave …

Mindfulness

21 Mandatory Tools for Distributed Agile Retrospectives

In this blog post I present 21 Tools for Distributed Agile Retrospectives. These tools are very useful for any team that is not co-located.The post …

The Noob Guide to Understanding Pay-Per-Click Marketing

Setting up your first PPC campaign can feel something like this. Image source.Landing pages are obviously the most important element of any marketing …

Five tips for leading a productive, happy team

<i>This sponsored post is produced by TriNet.</i><p>Let me start with a personal experience. In a former job, I worked for someone who could be called a “micromanager.” This person was very nice, but would ask why I came in at 8:03 a.m. instead of 8. Mind you, I was not an hourly, non-exempt employee. I …

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …

An Extra Hour of Sleep Can Do More for Daily Happiness Than a $60,000 Raise

More and more scientific studies speak to the irrefutable benefits of sleep. A study published in <i>Science</i> even calculated that for the sleep deprived, an extra hour of sleep can do more for their daily happiness than a $60,000 raise. Arianna Huffington, <i>Thrive</i><p><b>A Good Night's Sleep</b><p>Few things can make …

Are You Missing These 5 Social Sharing Powerhouses?

30 Social Share Tips To Increase Your Social Media Reach<p>Want to increase your content’s reach on social media?<p>Using a well-balanced social sharing …

Hacking corporate culture: How to inject innovation into your company

While startups have the luxury of building values and culture from scratch, existing companies that want to (re)start corporate innovation must reboot an existing – and at times deeply rooted — corporate culture. It’s not an easy task, but failing to change the culture will doom any innovation …

Corporate Culture

Amazon’s Workplace Woes, and Leading Customer-Centric Cultures

In case you missed it, The New York Times recently published a tell-all exposé about Amazon’s corporate culture. The short of it: Amazon is a …

Online Team Collaboration Software, Tools - SMBs to Enterprise

Redbooth is easy-to-use online project management software for high-performing teams. Get started for free with collaboration tools and task …

Hacking a Corporate Culture: Stories, Heroes and Rituals in Startups and Companies

I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting Lean Methodologies. I’ve summarized my …

Supercell's CEO reveals the culture he built to produce a £2.5 billion company in 2 years

"The best people make the best games," says Ilkka Paananen, founder of Finnish gaming startup Supercell. "It sounds simple and perhaps naive, but if …