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Metrics for Measuring Your Agile Team's Productivity

Projects carry varying degrees of value to different stakeholders, based on their vested interests and the outcomes they hope to get out of it. From …

Project Management

Think Hoodies Are the Uniform of Entrepreneurs? According to This Yale Study, Your Wardrobe Needs an Upgrade

Think hoodies and suits are interchangeable? According to a Yale University study, dressing well can have tangible impacts on your business.<p>As an entrepreneur, chances are high that you've got a lot on your plate, and adding to that laundry list with dressing well may seem like yet another …

12 Smart Techniques To Make Meetings More Productive

If your meetings are lacking the luster that you envisioned, you may want to take a note from the playbook of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. According to a report by Inc., Bezos has banned the use of PowerPoint, instead opting for narrative storytelling or the reading of multiple page memos that are then …

Business Development

7 Visualization Techniques to Calm Your Anxious Mind (Infographic)

These simple tricks can help you relax and live a stress-free life.<p>Whether you’re juggling multiple jobs or taking care of toddlers, all that running around can often come with a side of anxiety. Instead of letting these nerves get the best of you, it’s important to figure out a way to manage them. …

Mindfulness

17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

6 Books Every Programmer Should Read

I made an updated post about this, you can visit:<p><b>10 Programming Books you Need to Read</b><i><br>Sometimes we want to reach the next level on programming and we</i> …

Sample Types and Sampling Errors in Research

In statistics, a sample is a subset of a population that is used to represent the entire group as a whole. When doing research, it is often …

Does Lush Sleepy Lotion Actually Help You Sleep?

I sleep like the dead. I sleep through earthquakes, construction outside our bedroom, my husband taking a shower and getting ready for work. It's my superpower. My husband, however, wakes at the slightest noise and regularly wakes every few hours throughout the night and early morning hours. Yes, …

26 Really Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

The Tricks To Bragging At Work Without Sounding Arrogant

It’s possible to talk about your accomplishments without coming off as an arrogant show-off.<p>My old boss at Apple would always tell me to speak up about my accomplishments, because in the corporate world, no one is going to do it for you (they’d rather change the narrative to show how they played …

The Best Indian Restaurants in America

When people think of Indian restaurants, they tend to conjure up the same image of white tablecloth restaurants with a random Bollywood movie blaring …

Fashion (India)

10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.<p>You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

Infographics

How Meditation Reduces Stress (Plus 6 Tips for Absolute Beginners)

Yoga Medicine®<i>teacher Diane Malaspina explains the research-backed benefits of meditation and provides simple suggestions for getting started.</i>If you …

Executives, Beware of Agile!

The successful shift to an agile organization isn't just about a mandate from above; management has to embrace agile as a way of doing business.<p>If …

13 Spring Salads to Say Goodbye to Winter

Spring-produce season is exciting precisely because it's so fleeting. Some fruits and vegetables appear for only a couple months—or even a few weeks, depending on where you live—which accounts for the bordering-on-cultlike veneration of precious finds like rhubarb, morels, and ramps. Asparagus, …

This is why 5% of the global food supply never makes it to store shelves

Food

How to Get Control When You Have Social Anxiety

People with social anxiety tend to think too much, let their emotions rule their thoughts, and have difficulty managing stress in the moment. Use …

You Can Travel Cross-Country by Train for Only $186

That's a 3,397-mile trip across America for under $200.<p>There are many things you can buy for $186. A red coat just like Kate Middleton’s. A fancy …

Trains

I woke up at 4 a.m. and spent 10 hours meditating for 10 days straight — here's why you should try it

I went on my first silent meditation retreat in 2012. When I signed up, I envisioned 10 blissful days of meditation in the misty Thai mountains, totally serene and free from all worldly distractions. Prepping for my third course this November, however, I knew exactly what I was getting …

17 Empowering Quotes By Women Leaders For The Times You Feel Your Career Is Going Nowhere

The path to success is not a straight one. And nobody knows it better than these powerful women who have been a source of inspiration to all. Their …

Women Leaders

People say this Vitamin C serum you can get on Amazon is clearing up their acne — see the amazing before-and-after pictures

When most people think of buying beauty and skin-care products, cosmetics stores like Sephora and Ulta Beauty typically come to mind. However, Amazon is quickly becoming a go-to destination for under-the-radar and affordable beauty products.<p>The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay previously went viral …

Skin Care

3 5-Minute Skills That Will Make Any Day a Success

They're quick, they're simple, and they can change everything.<p><i>What skills take less than 5 minutes to learn that everyone should know how to do? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Public Speaking

Smoothie Kits Are Your Answer to an Easier Breakfast Routine

Smoothies have long been a part of my regular breakfast lineup, no matter what time of year. These cool drinks are a satisfying way to refuel after …

Breakfast

7 Ways To Make Your Manager Your Biggest Fan

There are behaviors that some people like, and seek to emulate, that are simultaneously hated by others. I first started to realize this in high school, when boys tended to like some of my behaviors while girls found them crude. These lessons helped me discover which behaviors are socially …

Leadership

25 Mac Apps For University And High School Students

With the world’s school kids going back to school after the new year, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of apps for Mac using …

You can stay alert without drinking caffeine — try these science-based tricks the next time you feel tired

That's probably why countless people reach for an afternoon cup of coffee, tea, or — god forbid — tiny bottles filled with foul-tasting herbs and a megadose of caffeine.<p>But there are plenty of science-backed ways to stay alert using just your mind, body, and surroundings. And some of them are …

Cute Animals

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

• <b>Identify valuable knowledge at the right time.</b> The value of knowledge isn’t static. It changes as a function of how valuable other people consider it and how rare it is. As new technologies mature and reshape industries, there is often a deficit of people with the needed skills, which creates the …

Self-improvement