Melissa Ruszkowski

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How to Teach Employees Skills They Don’t Know They Lack

After spending billions of dollars a year on corporate learning, U.S. companies probably assume that their employees have the knowledge and skills they need to carry out their jobs. The employees themselves probably think they’re prepared, too, having gone through these exercises. But according to …

Employment

39 Books That Are Actually Scary

Um... maybe don't read these if you're home alone.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Self-improvement

A simple exercise for getting your priorities straight: Forget about work and relationships

The TV Land sitcom <i>Younger</i> is a great show to watch when you’re in need of some light-hearted distraction. But as I recently discovered, it can also prompt a useful bit of soul-searching.<p>After watching an episode in which a Marie Kondo-like author named Kiko Kagami tries to help people clarify their …

Exactly What to Do to Get Out of Your Own Head

"When you get in your head, you're dead." ~ Tony Robbins<p>We all have those moments (or weeks or days!) when we get in our head too much. Our constant …

Aung San Suu Kyi

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science | Inc.com

The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach your goals.<p>But you don't have to let a pessimistic outlook or foreboding inner …

The Brain

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Archaeology

4 Proven Leadership Ideas That Are Nearly 2,000 Years Old--And Still Relevant | Inc.com

In our current culture of celebrity worship, we often look to well-known names and faces to teach us things. You'll find enough lessons inadvertently taught by the likes of Elon Musk and the late Steve Jobs to fill a library full of books.<p>But, we can also learn from people of the distant past. Take …

Greek Philosophy

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for This 1 Rare Sign | Inc.com

Ever been in an important meeting where a topic on the agenda causes tension that you can cut with a knife? Instead of colleagues speaking up to solve an issue, you get poker faces and eyes looking down to avert what nobody wants to deal with.<p>The same is true when it comes to having those tough …

Transparency

3 Things You Need to Know About Employee Motivation | Inc.com

Almost everything we do (or don't do, for that matter) at work can be traced back to motivation. It's the reason some employees are engaged, others are disenchanted and still others are actively looking to leave. It's the reason some of us love going to work, and the reason some of us hate …

Employee Engagement

This Chinese Model and Actress Has Effortless Style

You may have first heard of Angelababy when the news caught wind of her lavish fairy-tale wedding—complete with a custom Dior gown that took nearly …

Here's What A Muslim Dietitian Eats During Ramadan

A day in the life during Ramadan (with recipes!).<p>The rest of the day is like any other work or weekend day, minus the meals, snacks, or water. There are two more prayers during the day, and keeping busy helps the hours go by fast! I try to make time for a nap in the late afternoon. Everyone …

Food

5 Daily Choices the Smartest People Make | Inc.com

According to multiple sources, the average number of decisions an adult makes each day is about 35,000. Some are smart, others ... well, lets just keep things on a positive note and say it's the smart decisions you make every day that will lead to success.<p>Speaking of, there are countless …

Self-improvement

Resume Writing 101: 7 Things Your Resume Must Show Nearly Every Employer

Yet another resume submitted by another early careerist – and another resume writing failure followed by another disappointment.And despite what you …

Employment

5 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now

Here are five great ways to put any extra money to productive use -- and some of them may even be enjoyable.<p><i>Anyway, I went out and bought thousands</i> …

Putting the Success in Your Succession Plan

5 steps to ensure that the transfer or sale of your business is right for you, your business and your family.<p>Succeeding in business requires sound decision making guided by logic and objective analysis of the facts. That said, many business owners say their best decisions are the ones made on …

Early lessons from tough bosses took Kate Duchene into the problem-solving business

Since December, Kate W. Duchene has been chief executive of Resources Connection Inc., parent of RGP, a 3,300-employee company with 67 offices around the world. RPG is part temp agency — for professionals that businesses can’t afford to keep on staff full time — and part expert resource. Duchene …

20 Flat-Belly Breakfasts You Need in Your Life

Stop bloat before it starts.<p>Shutterstock<p><i>This article was written by Keri Glassman, R.D., and provided by our partners at</i> Rodale Wellness<i>.</i><p>It's the most important meal of the day, so it's only right that it not only nourishes you, but also helps keep you slim. That being said, it's easy to get stuck …

Breakfast

Coffee Ice Cream With Salted Caramel [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Dessert

Scientists Possibly Find "Revolutionary" Fifth Force of Nature

Physicists appear to be on the verge of a tremendous discovery. While examining an anomaly reported by a 2015 study on dark matter, a research team …

Physics

Kanye West for president? Here's what Chelsea Clinton thinks

The world still doesn’t know what to make of Kanye West’s announcement that he wants to run for president in 2020. Was he serious? If so, how long …

9 Things I Wish I’d Known about Writing from the Beginning « Fantasy-Faction

The other day, I had a lovely conversation with a friend who is also a writer. We both have very similar writing styles, but arrived there from two …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Ways to Swirl Your Brain

An Idle Mind Is the Devil's Workshop.<p>This proverb is from the "Handbook of Proverbs" by the famous British Publisher Henry George Bohn. I have experienced the effect of an idle mind first hand, and it is downright scary. During my pregnancy, I was advised bed rest due to certain health issues and a …

Top 10

New Theory for What Caused Earth's Second-Largest Mass Extinction

Scientists have been trying to unravel what killed nearly all of Earth’s animals 400 million years ago. Could it be monstrous deformities caused by toxic metals in the ocean?<p>Toxic metals unleashed by depleted oxygen in the oceans may have helped trigger one of the largest extinctions of life in the …

4 Mind Tricks You Can Use to Improve Your Focus

The game of tennis is a mental gauntlet, and performance psychologists have made a science out of converting anger into positive mental focus. In …

Self-help

Minimalist tiny house is a family vacation getaway on wheels

Getting back to nature for most harried city dwellers means making a conscious effort to make plans to go camping out somewhere far, far away from …

Family Vacations

7 Charts on Happiness That Everyone Should Read

Overcoming Fear and Creating a Happy Mind and Life

<b>“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~George Addair</b><p>My parents were teenagers when they had their first of three children. I was the …

Mindfulness

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