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What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Elon Musk Just Sent an Extraordinary Email to Tesla Employees

A detailed look at a new email from Elon Musk teaches some important lessons.<p>Tesla, the electric auto manufacturer led by Elon Musk,is getting ready to enter a new phase of activity as it ramps up production of its mass-market intended Model 3. In an email recently obtained by automotive website …

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Schools teach chess to help ‘difficult’ pupils concentrate

Game takes off in primaries as a way to lure pupils away from their phone screens<p>The year 3 pupils at Park End Primary School in Middlesbrough are a bit of a rowdy bunch. Headteacher Julia Rodwell describes them as “a complex and difficult group”. Put them in front of a chess set though, and …

Want a Younger Brain? Forget Sudoku and Do This

Mental age is more in your control than you might think.<p>Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. …

A 5 Minute Tea Meditation That Trains Your Brain to De-Stress and Be Present

There are many forms of meditation that can bring you into the present moment, help ground you, and help give you energy and focus for the day. One …

Developing Warrior Like Mental Toughness – 11 Easy Steps

Success in any pursuit requires a mentally tough mind. You can have all the resources, but if your mind is a mess, you will fail. I’ve become …

Self-improvement

Ten Signs Your Boss Sees You As A Threat

It’s a common problem. One day, you’re chugging along in your job and everything is going well. Your boss is complimentary and supportive of you and your goals.<p>Suddenly, everything shifts. Something is wrong. Now, you can’t seem to do anything right. Your manager picks at you over insignificant …

7 reasons you're not building muscle even though you're lifting weights

You've been spending tons of time in the gym trying to get Michelle Obama arms, but you don't seem to be building any muscle. What gives?<p>Several things could explain why your arms are as noodly as ever (or why your butt isn't getting any bigger or your shoulders don't look any more sculpted)—and …

Puppy Parental Leave Among The Newest Benefit Offerings In The United States

The latest development in expanded benefits policies offered by employers is Puppy Parental Leave. BrewDog, a beer company based out of Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom, announced the policy with this adorable video from their resident pooches.<p>Having dogs around the office is nothing new. In fact, I …

Science: Never Mind, Cheese Is Terrible For You

It seems like there’s a new study (or expert) disproving a similar study (or expert) every week. You may want to sit down for this, one, though, because today we’re talking about cheese. But wait, cheese is good for you, right? We have evidence that eating it will make you live longer. It’s also …

Early warning signs of heart attacks 'being missed'

<b>Early warning signs may have been missed in up to one in six people who died of a heart attack in English hospitals, a study suggests.</b><p>All heart attack admissions and deaths between 2006 and 2010 were analysed.<p>Imperial College London researchers found 16% of those who died had been admitted to …

Medicine

Why Do I Feel Sleepy Until the Moment I Get in Bed?

You’ve craved sleep all day. You fell asleep watching Netflix. But the second you get into bed you’re wide awake.<p>Lying in bed unable to fall asleep …

A Harvard physicist explains the problem with believing we live in a simulation

There are people who watched the chaotic Best Picture announcement at the Academy Awards on Feb. 26 and said to themselves, “Wow. Someone really messed up those envelopes.”<p>And then there are people—smart, thoughtful, non-tinfoil-hat-wearing people—who watched the confusion play out and said to …

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The Forbes 2017 Retirement Guide

In this age of second and third career acts, 401(k)s instead of pensions and increasing longevity, decisions about when, where and how to retire are highly personal. With that in mind, our annual Retire Well guide offers blueprints to help you build your own successful plan.<p>We start with a model …

Announcing the All-New Flipboard, the Place for All Your Passions

Most people are interested in lots of things, but true passions run deep. The all-new Flipboard is built around those obsessions that define your work, life and play.<p>Flipboard 4.0 is a response to our ever-growing ecosystem of publishers, Flipboard Magazines, topics and more. With over 30 million …

There May Be a 'Sweet Spot' for Teens' Screen Time

New findings out of the UK show that there may be a digital "sweet spot" where screen time is not harmful and could even benefit teens' well being.<p>As parents, it's only natural for us to worry about how much time our kids are spending in front of screens. But according to new research out of Oxford …

America’s best-known circus leaves town permanently

RINGLING BROS and Barnum & Bailey, America’s largest circus, knew how to make an entrance. For decades, its elephants promenaded through the Midtown …

Stop Being Stressed On Sunday Night With This Simple Time Management Trick

Whether we call it the Sunday night blues or Sunday evening dread, we’ve all experienced the anticipatory anxiety and depression that occurs as we mentally end our weekend and prepare for the stress of another Monday morning. Fortunately, there’s a simple trick to quell this anxiety and give …

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

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Future Of Work Predictions For The Year Ahead

We’re unofficially past the “Happy New Year” stage of 2017; that new year smell has almost entirely worn off, people are back from their sunny vacations in the Caribbean, and many are hard at work.<p>A lot of enterprise tech trends have been predicted to establish themselves this year, but none is as …

The guide dog that spies on people who ignore its owner

<b>Unable to see the world around him, Amit Patel fitted his guide dog with a camera and set about recording evidence of the discrimination he faced but could not see.</b><p>"The city is a scary place. It's like someone put you in the middle of Trafalgar Square, turned you in a circle and said 'find your way …

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Four Tips From Pediatricians to Teach Kindness to Kids

Children are listening. During the election, messages of hate, fear and intolerance were propagated across different media and into communities. And …

The End Of The Trump Tweets?

On Friday January 20, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States. On that day, the Donald Trump tweets will cease to exist. Do I mean that he will no longer tweet? Somewhere, I doubt it. But they no longer will be Trump tweets. They will be White House tweets, if they still …

Which youngsters should have their tonsils removed?

A few decades ago removing a child's tonsils to prevent throat infections was almost a rite of passage. In the last 30 years, however, the number of tonsillectomies has declined dramatically, with far more being done on kids with sleep apnea than for those with sore throats.<p>Even so, tonsillectomy …

Medicine

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

When Is A 'Performance Problem' Really A Personality Conflict?

Slowly we are waking up to realize that almost everything we’ve been taught about management and leadership is wrong.<p>We have been teaching an obsolete and ineffective set of leadership principles for years.<p>Most of us grew up in the business world believing that a manager’s principal job is to …

Leadership

5 Ways to Organize a Desk Without Drawers

In a small space, it's hard enough to find room for a desk, let alone a big desk with drawers and tons of storage space. The good news is, you don't …

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