Lori Nichols

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Mindfulness and Chronic Pain

We tend to think that mindfulness meditation is a prescription for the treatment of stress. However, a new study has shown that as little as eight …

Making Matrix Organizations Actually Work

Most discussions about matrix organizations usually quickly devolve into a debate between two sides: those who love to hate the matrix, and those who hate to love the matrix. The former claim that a matrix structure slows decision making and obfuscates accountability. The latter retort that a …

How semiotic ethnography solved the riddle: What do chronic pain patients want?

In this article Laura S. Oswald discusses the advantages of <b>semiotic research methods</b> for decoding consumer experiences and translating them into …

Chronic Pain

6 Things That Will Make You Work Harder

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

He knew he was sick, but he didn’t have insurance

In about 2001, long before the Affordable Care Act was passed, I took care of a patient I’ll never forget. All doctors have them. I was a year and a half out of my family medicine residency, practicing at a safety-net clinic in Philadelphia. It was my day to cover the walk-in area of the clinic, …

Health Care

This Popular Supplement May Spur Weight Loss: Study

Many people take fish oil with the hopes of boosting their brain function, or alleviating depression, or reducing inflammation in the body. Some …

Pocket Informant HD for iPad

Like its baby brother for the iPhone, <b>Pocket Informant HD</b> for iPad is an impressively panoptic app. The $7 productivity and time management app from …

Researchers Claim To Discover the Single Most Efficient Exercise Regimen

Scientists in Australia claim to have discovered the exercise technique that burns the maximum amount of fat with the least amount of …

Exercise

Research suggests this is the best music to listen to for optimal productivity

Luckily, music can help get us back on a more productive track.<p>Studies out of the University of Birmingham, England, show that music is effective in raising efficiency in repetitive work — so if you're mindlessly checking email or filling out a spreadsheet, adding some tunes will make your task go …

Time Management

7 Mistakes Leaders Make That Drives Everyone Crazy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From Enron to Volkswagen, we’ve watched in horror as leaders who lack integrity have destroyed businesses time and again. But the real tragedy happens when regular leaders, who are otherwise great, sabotage themselves, day after day, with …

How to Not Cheat in Your Marriage

You don't need past proof to worry about infidelity: Research suggests that more than 15 percent of marriages end in affairs. It's all too easy to worry your relationship could face the same fate. With that worry comes the temptation to control our partners and cheat-proof our marriages.<p>"We all …

Relationships

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

The Ultimate Guide to Going Paperless

Before I realized my need for a paperless lifestyle, I had to reach an organizational breaking point. You know that point where everything feels like …

Score your dream job with a Six Sigma Lean Black Belt in IT certification

Achieving certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a super-boost for any career, with a level of training that establishes the concrete knowledge and skills to demand paycheck prestige.<p>When you’re ready to move into the ranks of upper management within your current company or become a much …

Five Best To-Do List Managers

Finding the right tool to track your to-dos is highly personal, and one person's best is another's junk—but there are some that are better than …

Productivity

What Does Etiquette have to do with Nursing Leadership?

<i>Guest post from Kathleen Pagana:</i><br>Anyone committed to career advancement faces the challenge of interacting well in business and social settings. By …

Top 10 Best Project Management Tools and Software

November 16, 2015 | Category: Project Management | Email this post<p><b>Project Management Tools</b> – Top 10 Brilliant Project Management Tools to Help You …

7 TED Talks that will make you a better leader

But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out on my own how to be a good boss and business person. That was 25 years ago, before Ted and the Internet made expert learning fast and accessible.<p>Today, the most amazing experts are available in powerful short bursts that will be sure to increase …

Watch A Giant Penis Surprise People In Hilarious New Condom PSA Ad

What would you do if you encountered a giant penis?<p>Check out how a bunch of unsuspecting people reacted to a giant penis who shot glitter out of its …

Take Care, Mr. Elson: Watch the Documentary & Go Behind the Story with Journalists from The New York Times | POV Films Blog | POV Blog | PBS

How is the Affordable Care Act working for the many Americans who deal with serious health concerns every day?<p><i>The New York Times</i> documentary <i>Take</i> …

Health Care

Healthcare IT Services: The Paradigm Shifts and Cloud Computing

The relationship between the medical field and IT is dynamic. Exploring shifting changes highlights the evolving policy reforms in healthcare and …

Digital Health

Staying Connected

This post has nothing to do with fitness or nutrition, I felt the need to write about relationships. It seems that as of late that my girlfriends and I have had many conversations about marriage, not necessarily beating our husbands up (ok, maybe just a little) but more about how much effort it …

Microsoft brings Clutter's inbox organization to Outlook.com

The folks in Redmond are hard at work putting the finishing touches on Windows 10, and in the process Microsoft is retooling individual apps, too. Today, the company announced that key productivity features in the Office 365 Outlook app would be available on Outlook.com as well -- with a key …

New ways to get more done in Outlook.com

We are pleased to announce an update to Outlook.com that lets you make the most of the moments that matter to you—featuring a refined inbox, new ways …

Apps

7 Mistakes You Might be Making in Indoor Cycling Class

<b>Holding on Too Tight</b><br>While it sometimes might <i>feel</i> like it, we swear the bike isn't going to derail and shoot across the room. So try not to cling to the handlebars with the grip of a champion rock climber. "No white knuckles!" says Jessica Bashelor, owner of The Handle Bar indoor cycling studios in …

11 Fascinating Books on Harvard Business School's Required Reading List

Looking for some great summer reads? Check out this list of 11 intriguing books from Harvard Business School courses' online syllabi.

Harvard Business School

How to Earn Respect as a Leader

<i>In this adaptation from his new book, the CEO of Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst, shares advice for how to build credibility in an organization — especially if you are new to it, have a different background than others on your team, or are not in a position of authority.</i><p>How would you be perceived in your …

21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read <i>everything</i>.<p>It's easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn't enough time in the day to read every hot new book. Between near-constant recommendations of amazing memoirs, new sequels and a terrifyingly long …

A new study offers a brilliantly simple way to beat procrastination

The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two people: Present Me and Future Me. And to most people, Future Me is <i>much</i> less important than Present Me. Present Me is the CEO of Me Corp, while Future Me is a lowly clerk.<p>"Instead of …