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Hands-on with the RED Hydrogen One, a wildly ambitious smartphone

Come for the holograms, stay for the modules<p>We just got a look at the upcoming RED Hydrogen One smartphone at an event meant for “RED Pioneers” (read: superfans). It is, without a doubt, one of the most ambitious smartphones in years from a company not named Apple, Google, or Samsung. It’s an …

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62 (Even When They Shouldn't)

Is it really a mistake to claim benefits early?<p>Figuring out when to take Social Security is a tough decision. You can generally claim retirement …

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

In Order To Be An Effective Business Leader, You Need To Find Your Purpose

As the son of Armenian immigrants who fled to Italy and later the United States to escape communism, Bedros Keuilian has always lived with purpose.<p>As a child, when each member of his family was working multiple jobs, it was Keuilian’s job and purpose to dumpster dive for food thrown out by grocery …

Leadership

Taming the Epic To-Do List

The to-do list can be an indispensable tool when used to mindfully manage your time. But used indiscriminately, you become its servant. The first step in making your list work for you is to be clear on what job you’re “hiring” it to do. Most of us fail to do this, and so our lists are crammed with …

Become the CEO of Your Own Brain in Six Easy Steps

<b>To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind.</b><p><b>Buddha</b><p>You …

12 Daily Habits of Exceptional Leaders

A great leader has the incredible ability to bring out the best in you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with <i>Dilbert</i>’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. …

Self-awareness

The Biggest Mistakes New Executives Make

Organizations invest a lot of time and money in hiring the right CEO or senior executive to set a vision and make the changes in their company. Yet within the first 18 months, there’s a 50% chance the executive will leave the organization. This failure comes with enormous costs, not only in …

12 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoons

How you end your workweek will not only have a huge impact on how productive you are the following week, but also may determine how relaxed you are …

Success

This couple paid off $72,000 of debt in 22 months — here's how they did it

One night in February 2016, Christine Brown and her husband, Corbin, added up all of their debt. The results were alarming — and left Christine in tears.<p>"I was terrified we would not be able to properly provide for our son, or have more children because of the cost of raising a family," she …

Personal Finance

How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride on Your Team

As a leader, what traits should you cultivate in your employees? Grit – the ability to persevere in the face of challenges? Sure. A willingness to accept some sacrifices and work hard toward a successful future are essential for the members of any team. But I believe there’s another component that …

Cognitive Restructuring for Stress Relief

There’s plenty of solid evidence that how we think about what’s going on in our lives can greatly contribute to whether or not we find events in our …

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22 Presidential Quotes That Inspire Us to Be the Best Leaders We Can Be

In honor of Presidents Day, here are the most inspiring words of wisdom from our nation's leaders on how to best lead others and ourselves.<p>Universal principles apply to anyone that steps into the position of leading others. Whether we lead a company, a team, or a household, we can all benefit from …

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Legendary Football Coach Nails It With 1 Brilliant Sentence

A profound quote decades old, it's even more applicable in today's social economy.<p>A few days ago, I was listening to a Higher Purpose podcast where the host, Kevin Monroe, asked his guest JeffHarmon, a leadership coach and author of <i>The Anatomy of a Principled Leader</i>, about the challenges of using …

A Blueprint To Building Wealth - The 4 Deadly Sins Of D.I.Y. Investors

It can be a double edged sword when investors take control of their own portfolio, and become do-it-yourselfers in the investing landscape. On one …

10 inspiring TED talks to boost your money goals

<b>TED is a nonprofit organization that formed in 1984 with the goal of spreading ideas in areas of technology, entertainment, and design, and has</b> …

6 Meditation Alternatives for People With Busy Minds

As a meditation teacher, a lot of people say to me, "Oh I'd love to meditate. I just can't. My mind won't let me." The purpose of meditation is to …

Meditation

Missing The Forest For The Trees - For Puck’s Sake

January 15, 2018 by Mat Auryn<p>Often I notice within paganism and occultism a trend of seeing the forest for the trees. To not be able to “see the …

To Create New Possibilities, Lead With Intention

What does it mean to be intentional? Let us start by looking at the difference between being mechanical and intentional. Merriam-Webster defines mechanical as “done as if by machine: seemingly uninfluenced by the mind or emotions.” How many experiences in our lives have become mechanical: waking up …

Stepping Towards Enlightenment

<b>The essence of Buddhism</b> is the enlightenment of the Buddha. Many centuries ago in India, the wandering monk Gautama remembered a childhood experience …

Meditation

How to Be Whole on Your Own & How This Strengthens Your Relationships

<b>“Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our</b> …

Self-Criticism

Secrets: 4 Training Techniques to Activate Subconscious Mind Power

The subconscious mind is a very powerful part of the mind which remains unknown to the majority of people. The subconscious can solve problems much …

Stop Bringing Your Phone to the Bathroom

There are lots of reasons to keep your phone out of the bathroom, but protecting your phone from germs or potential falls into the toilet are …

Mindfulness

8 Ways To Take Your Stress and Turn it into Passion

In these high-intensity situations, our bodies and minds have a lot to share. Listen to those thoughts and learn from them<p>Stress is not a fun feeling -- as most people can attest. The anxiety feels like a constant burden, and it makes going through life more troublesome. There is a constant weight …

Self-help

Chakras 101: How Sound Helps You Access (and Balance) the Subtle Body

Draw energy from your root and direct it to the vissudha, so you can communicate with yourself, others, and the universe with more clarity and …

Yoga

How to Start Meditating and Make It Part of Your Daily Routine

This popular trend in Silicon Valley and Wall Street is also backed by science.<p><b>Over the last several years, meditation has surged in popularity in Wall Street and Silicon Valley.</b>• <b><br>Even though it's trendy, it's still a scientifically proven way to alleviate stress.</b>• <b><br>Apps like Headspace are useful for</b> …

Here’s how meditation can help ease pesky (and painful!) period woes

When it comes to your menstrual cycle, there’s no such thing as too many tips or explainers about how best to deal with the pesky monthly visitor. …

Meditation = Brain Training for Focus

<i>Athletes are using meditation to get an edge for these six reasons.</i> Work In <i>author Erin Taylor shares why you should add meditation to your daily</i> …