Michael Zeitgeist

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15 Keto Snacks That Take Care of Comfort Food Cravings

Is it just us, or is the ketogenic diet trending harder than berets and flare pants right now? High in fats, low in carbs, and 100-percent …

Nutrition

What you should pack in your crisis communicator ‘go bag’?

Silicon Valley has become synonymous with a rather distasteful piece of jargon: “disruption.”While it’s certainly evocative of the tech industry’s …

Public Relations

Content Marketing Is Dead! Long Live Marketing!

For the past several years, content marketing has been all the rage and has been viewed as a discrete discipline within marketing. With no disrespect to the great folks at Content Marketing Institute who have done amazing work in helping marketers better understand the value of content, it’s time …

Marketing

A Newbie's Guide to Understanding the World of CrossFit

Even though CrossFit has been around since 2000, many of us gym rats are still puzzled over exactly <i>what</i> CrossFit is and <i>why</i> people are still so excited about it. CrossFit.com estimates there are over 13,000 licensed affiliates worldwide, so the chances of CrossFit being in your area are pretty high. …

According To Research, Here's The Single Key To Improving Employee Engagement

A large organization had a high level of employee engagement in 2009. They believed a workforce of highly engaged and committed employees was a key factor influencing business success and a positive culture. Everyone seemed pleased with the high level of engagement until one senior leader said, “If …

Employee Engagement

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

Cognitive Psychologists Say Overcoming This One Bias Leads to Public Speaking Success | Inc.com

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave us a glimpse into how successful leaders think. His advice: "Don't be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all."<p>Cognitive psychologists are finding that there's a lot of truth to that statement. They say that overcoming--or at least being aware--of …

Public Speaking

Training Your Brain So That You Don’t Need Reading Glasses

By middle age, the lenses in your eyes harden, becoming less flexible. Your eye muscles increasingly struggle to bend them to focus on this print.<p>But a new form of training — brain retraining, really — may delay the inevitable age-related loss of close-range visual focus so that you won’t need …

The Brain

Hard Data Shows This Soft Skill Will Make You 35 Percent More Persuasive | Inc.com

Thanks to advances in neuroscience, brain scans, and data-driven studies, we've learned more about persuasion in the past decade than we had ever known previously. We know what works and why it works, and we can prove it scientifically.<p>The data firm Quantified Communications has added to the …

The Brain

30+ Travel Bloggers Earning Over 5,000 USD / Month & How They Monetize Their Blogs

There’s a big difference between having a ‘popular’ vs. a ‘profitable’ blog. You can be a very popular blogger but you might not be monetizing your …

The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking

Here’s a New Year’s challenge for the mind: Make this the year that you quiet all those negative thoughts swirling around your brain.<p>All humans have a tendency to be a bit more like Eeyore than Tigger, to ruminate more on bad experiences than positive ones. It’s an evolutionary adaptation that …

Mindfulness

Keeping A Happiness Jar Is A Great Idea, And We Should All Be Doing It

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of seven books including her very famous memoir, <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>, and her latest, <i>Big Magic</i>, is doing something wonderfully …

20 Enlightening Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change the Way You Look at Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

Is There A Link Between Depression And Creativity?

<b>Depression and creativity are almost collocated words</b><p>Creativity has often been linked to depression or mood disorders. When I wrote a short post some …

Your Perfect Body Game Plan 2018

The 20 Best Glutes Exercises of All Time<p>The 6 Best SPF Moisturizers for Men's Skin<p>Are Your Running Shoes the Wrong Size?<p>What Would You Sacrifice for …

Health

8 lies you're telling yourself while trying to find your purpose in life

In a highly capitalistic society, it makes sense that our sense of self would be derived from how we earn money.<p>We've been taught that there's who we are, what we love to do, and how we earn money, and somehow those all need to be one thing.<p>I think this is why there's so much pressure to find a job …

How once troubled cleaning startup Handy paused the clock and revamped its workaholic culture

Handy launched in 2012 with a simple promise: busy professionals could book home cleaning services from an app, and the company would match that demand with workers who wanted to clean houses.<p>Greene, vice president of growth at the home-cleaning startup, joined in 2014 and quickly rose through the …

Handy

Frustrated With Your Photography? You Need to Watch This...

Who’s not frustrated with their photography from time to time? Often it requires a few days or weeks of slogging through the frustration to get back …

Photography

3 questions corporate communicators should ask

Corporate communicators, does this exchange sound familiar to you?<p><b>Co-worker:</b> “We need a flier.”<p><b>You:</b> “A flier?”<p><b>Co-worker:</b> “Yes. We need to get the …

Get the Word Out with These Amazing (and Free) Marketing Tools

To own a business, people have to know yours exists—and it goes beyond plopping a website online. Marketing is a huge component of a business of any …

Small Business

4 Apps Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About

<b>1. Momondo</b><p>Momondo has this cool and unique way of presenting flight fares to the users. They split up the fares into useful little categories such as …

Apps

The Freelancer’s Guide to Flipboard

As the CEO, CFO and sole employee of a one-person startup, the freelancer must be motivated and multifaceted, managing the work, identifying new opportunities for income, and mastering the delicate art of self-promotion. Here are three ways Flipboard can help.<p><b>1. Make a digital portfolio</b><br>Sure, a …

Gig Economy

Crafting content that blows away the competition

Content marketers today are faced with unprecedented competition.<p>They compete with other companies for eyes on their content. They compete with …

How My Company Makes Millions From Only $5,000 a Month in Advertising

Proven advice that will help you make millions while bootstrapping your business, just like we did.<p>You don't need fancy commercials and big agencies to market your product. The best brands today were built from tiny marketing budgets.<p>Dollar Shave Club started with a viral video that cost $5,000. …

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

<i>Editor’s Note: This</i> <i>post</i> <i>originally appeared on</i> <i>HubSpot’s Marketing Blog</i><i>.</i><p>There’s no better time to revamp your reading list than summer. The question is …

Leadership

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

What 2 Best-Selling Researchers Say Are the 10 Biggest Truths About Leadership

Two award-winning authors reveal 10 timeless leadership principles based on 30 years of research.<p>Imagine you're sitting in a meeting with your colleagues at work, and in walks someone you've never met before. This person says, "Hi, I'm your new leader." What questions immediately come to mind that …

The Optimal Route for Visiting Every U.S. National Park

Randy Olson, a researcher at University of Pennsylvania Institute for Biomedical Informatics, has taken his genetic algorithm previously used to find …

Mat’s Fat-to-fit Notes

I’m a forty-five year old man who’s been overweight for a good deal of my life.<p>Last summer, I looked like this. I weighed over 90 kilos. Although …