Lauren Sargent

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George Orwell Explains How “Newspeak” Works, the Official Language of His Totalitarian Dystopia in 1984

As we noted yesterday, and you likely noticed elsewhere, George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel <i>1984</i> shot to the top of the charts—or the Amazon …

Literature

6 Keys To Giving Positive Feedback That Drives Better Results | Inc.com

If you want to create a culture of continuous improvement, then create a culture of recognition. Everyone wants to come to work to do a good job, very few people are just doing it for the money, and if we can find ways to recognize them to feed their self-esteem, it will encourage them to continue …

Self-esteem

Is Your Emotional Intelligence High or Low? Here Are 10 Ways to Find Out | Inc.com

One of my favorite topics to write about is emotional intelligence in leaders. I say this because a culture of high leadership EQ will produce dramatic results.<p>On the flip side, low leadership EQ can be toxic and lead to a lot of drama that will disengage workers and put a monkey wrench in your …

Emotional Intelligence

Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang’s Top Six Leadership Tips

The head of the billion-dollar company says meetings aren’t for sharing information–they’re for finding weak spots.<p>As you might imagine, leading one of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies comes with its challenges. Since becoming Alibaba’s CEO in May 2015, I’ve had to adopt a handful of …

Leadership

20 "One Room Challenge" Makeovers That Left Us in Awe

#11 is our home dreams come true.<p>The past six weeks have been nothing short of a whirlwind for the interior designers from season 11 of Calling It a Home's One Room Challenge. Check out some of our favorite snaps from this latest round, then visit their blogs to see the rest of the room.

This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers …

7 Invaluable Leadership Tips That Boost Accountability in the Workplace

If you want to raise your employees' performance, consider these wise tips.<p>Accountability is one of those buzzwords that was quickly recognized in management and leadership circles as an important concept. The unfortunate outcome of a buzzword is it minimizes the importance of the buzz-worthy …

Employee Engagement

2016 wildlife photographer of the year - winners in pictures

American photographer Tim Laman was named winner of the prestigious annual competition for his image Entwined Lives, showing a critically endangered Bornean orangutan in the Indonesian rainforest. The award is given for a story told in just six images, which are judged on their story-telling power …

Nature Photography

Parents, the folks at Sesame Workshop want to talk to you about manners vs. empathy

Parents of young children, I have a question for you. Which is more important for your child to possess — manners or empathy?<p>While years of academic research clearly show empathy — defined as the cognitive and affective components of walking in someone else’s shoes — to be one of the most important …

Empathy

You Can Make This Cozy Giant Blanket In Just 4 Hours

Winter is coming. Luckily, with extreme knitting you can create a giant-sized blanket to keep you warm and cozy throughout those long and cold …

When You Discipline Your Child, Saying This Is a Big Mistake

<i>Inside: When you discipline your child, remember this 3-step trick that will help you get through those tough parenting moments while also helping</i> …

Parenting

5 Ways to Inspire Creativity and Build Strong Character in Your Children, According to a Top Psychologist

Conformity is dangerous. Here's how to teach children to think for themselves.<p>Whether it's doing things because "they've always been done that way" or because "everyone else is doing it," conformity can be very dangerous.<p>My wife and I work hard to instill the right values in our two small children. …

Creativity

The Outfit Combo Fashion Girls Are Into Right Now

Just as certain pieces make their way in and out of fashion, certain ways of styling the classics are also persuaded by what's in right now. As …