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5 Free Apps for Mastering Your Next Meeting

No-hassle scheduling, inside info on attendees, easy-as-pie conference calls, and more.<p>Despite technological advancement after technological advancement, we still haven’t been able to completely kill off meetings. They’re resilient, like fax machines.<p>Don’t fight it. Instead, check out these apps, …

Apps

5 Questions Every Manager Should Ask Their New Hires | Talent Blog

Successfully onboarding a new hire is critical for any company. The faster a person can get up-to-speed, the faster they can start meaningfully …

How Your Gut Controls Your Brain

More and more, researchers are finding that the health of bodily microbe populations could be deeply connected to conditions like depression, anxiety, and even autism.<p>Mental health issues are notoriously complicated, with a huge number of variables, from genetic predispositions to environmental …

The Five Principles of Effective Storytelling

Connect with your audience<p>Who is your audience? Before you build your story map, think about who will be seeing your story. Craft your text, maps, …

UX Design

The male suicides: Social perfectionism is killing men -- and things are getting worse

<i>In every country in the world, male suicides outnumber female. Will Storr asks why.</i><p>Finally, Drummond had everything he’d ever dreamed of. He’d come a …

Sociology

9 Warning Signs Your Employee Is Quitting

No matter the state of the economy, employee turnover is always an issue for employers, especially those in small businesses. Research has shown that people who are contemplating a job change are more likely to share company secrets or do things to sabotage the organization's goals.<p>For this reason, …

10 Best Freelance Websites to Find Skilled Contractors

Many industries, and tech companies in particular, move at lightspeed, so startups and large businesses alike need to move just as fast or risk falling into irrelevancy.<p>As a botched product iteration cycle or particularly tricky bug can be the difference between a successful launch and an also-ran, …

Employment

Your Employees Think This Is the Most Important Leadership Skill You Can Have

A study of 20,000 employees around the world found that this trait is more important to them than recognition and appreciation.<p>Everybody wants a little respect. The human need to be respected is well-documented, from soul singers like Aretha Franklin to business studies on employee needs.<p>Christine …

Leadership

How to become an idea machine

I was out of ideas when I googled: "how to kill myself".<p>I was sure that three things were going to happen: I'd go broke (and then my three-year-old …

Creativity

How to Be Empathetic

“You never have the patience just to sit and listen.” “All you ever want to do is try to fix things.” “You just don’t understand how much it hurt …

How To Stop Worrying

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.There is a way to …

Depression And Bipolar Disorder May Be More Similar Than We Realized

Feeling as though you're walking around with your head in a fog can be a frustrating symptom of some psychiatric disorders.<p>And as a large new study shows, those feelings of brain fog aren't all in your head. University of Michigan research confirms that "fuzzy thinking" is indeed a symptom of …

People with Depression and Bipolar Disorder Feel Sadness Differently

Depression and bipolar disorder can both cause people to go through periods of extreme sadness and despair, and even mental health experts may find …

The Brain

Why You Should Travel Solo At Least Once

<b>"Don't be scared to walk alone. Don't be scared to like it." John Mayer</b><p>Three years ago, you couldn't pay me to travel <i>anywhere</i> by myself, and getting on a plane to go abroad solo was definitely out of the question.<p>It's funny how time changes things and us, and the things you never saw yourself doing …

The best fried chicken in NYC

Get your Wet-Naps ready, people—it’s time to feast your eyes on the crispiest, crunchiest, gosh-darn best fried chicken in NYC, from classic chicken …

Cooking

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

How to Read Your Coworker's Personalities for Better Collaboration

Personality is a major factor to the workplace—understanding not just how your own personality affects the way you act and the decisions you make, …

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …

Emotional Intelligence

Inside the Podcast Brain: Why Do Audio Stories Captivate?

The emotional appeal of listening<p>In my all-time favorite episode of <i>Radiolab</i>, “Finding Emilie,” a young art student named Emilie Gossiaux gets into a terrible accident while riding her bike and, rendered blind and deaf, is unable to communicate with her loved ones until she makes an incredible …

Writing

The Most Painful Word: Unwanted

In 2013, a 15-year-old named Davion Navar Henry Only stood before a church congregation and asked for someone, anyone, to adopt him. He had bounced …

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We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot. The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire. Idiots are very rarely any of those things.<p>But a …

Psychology

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Network

Some people line up lunches and coffee dates because they’re in search of a job, venture funding, or clients for their company. But if that’s the reason you’re having a networking meeting, you — and your invitee — aren’t likely to get much satisfaction. As Harvard Business School professor …

Harvard Business School

How to Override the Assumptions Others Make About You

Have you ever felt like the people you work with don't really get you? Of course you have, because they probably don't. But the really vital question is, why? Why is it so hard to get other people to understand who were are and where we're coming from?<p>The answer lies, in large part, in a simple …

Empathy Is Key to a Great Meeting

Yes, we all hate meetings. Yes, they are usually a waste of time. And yes, they’re here to stay. So it’s your responsibility as a leader to make them better. This doesn’t mean just make them shorter, more efficient, more organized. People need to enjoy them and, dare I say it, have fun.<p>Happiness …

Leadership

Your Creative Calendar: 73 Things To Do, See, And Hear This April

Get ready to say goodbye to Mad Men, welcome back Toni Morrison, and get Furious again, as your Creative Calendar for April ushers in spring.<p>It’s no longer April Fools’ Day, so you can trust that there are no hilarious pranks in this month’s entertainment forecast. Let’s leave the pranks to …

7 Super Healthy Foods and Superfoods You May Not Know About

<b>1. Homemade Bone Broth</b><p>Homemade bone broth is as "staple" as it gets if you want to eat healthier. It's also a really cost effective way to improve …

The Science of Creativity

Struggle with creative ideas? Read on to learn the science behind creativity and how to become more creative.

Creativity

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …