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How to Address Procrastination

Imagine you went to the doctor complaining of a headache and the first words out of his or her mouth were, “Take aspirin. Have a nice day.” If your …

Procrastination

The Simplest Way to Spot a Liar

The ability to separate a liar from a truth-teller is one that most people feel they need, but few people actually have. You’re talking to someone …

Psychology

20 physical, behavioural and emotional symptoms of bereavement and how to overcome them

It's a different road for everyone, but these suggestions could help...<p>Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things an individual can go through, …

Mental Health

How to Stop Narcissists from Talking about Themselves

Having a conversation with people high in narcissism can be a true test of your social adroitness. With their steady stream of highly self-referenced …

Is This the Ultimate Survival Backpack?

If you grew up in California, you might remember putting together earthquake kits every year in elementary school. And if you're like me, you …

Strategies For Customer-Centricity: Visualizing A Customer's Experience vs. Consulting The Customer

Customer-centricity is the discipline of attempting to see things from the customer’s viewpoint rather than from your own, including the essential understanding that those who are “in the business” simply know too much, from too internal viewpoint, to be truly customer-centric without making a …

Customer Experience

Creating An App That People Really Want

When it comes to the mobile app market, it’s extremely tough to rise above the noise. The fact is that most of the downloads come from a select few companies like Facebook and Google.<p>Yet this does not mean you should throw in the towel. There is still considerable opportunity.<p>OK then, what are some …

Lean Startups

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

We Just Got More Evidence Open Plan Offices Suck, According to Science

What do we want? Walls!<p>For the first time, scientists have measured what actually happens with face-to-face interactions when employees start to work …

Master the art of project management with this Lean Six Sigma online course

Do you love getting stuff done? Do you treat your list of daily goals as absolute gospel? Does efficiency make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? If …

Narcissistic Parents And PTSD

If you were raised by a narcissistic parent it is likely that your early life will have been marked by extreme unpredictability. You will not have …

Why Unloved Daughters Fall for Narcissists

At some level, it’s a lot like an <i>Animal Planet</i> kind of thing—all about predators and prey. Just imagine the voice-over with a British accent: “Here …

Narcissists 'irritating but successful'

<b>Narcissists might be irritating attention seekers - but they are also annoyingly likely to be successful, according to researchers.</b><p>Even though their personality traits might seem negative, psychologists say their sense of superiority gives them a "mental toughness" not to give up.<p>An international …

Narcissism

Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

Customers

3 Ways to Overcome a Bad Procrastination Habit

The early bird gets both the worm and a pat on the back.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are certain times in your life that you will never forget: your first sale, your first customer review, and sometimes even the day you landed the client of your dreams.<p>They're just like those small moments you …

Think Hoodies Are the Uniform of Entrepreneurs? According to This Yale Study, Your Wardrobe Needs an Upgrade

Think hoodies and suits are interchangeable? According to a Yale University study, dressing well can have tangible impacts on your business.<p>As an entrepreneur, chances are high that you've got a lot on your plate, and adding to that laundry list with dressing well may seem like yet another …

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.<p>They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.<p>Then they had a research …

Parenting

This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

It’s not about the specific points you make, it’s all about how you position them.<p>You’re in the middle of a heated discussion–or fine, let’s just call it an argument–and the person whom you’re trying convince seems unable or unwilling to grasp your point of view. What should you do?<p>For starters, …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Physics

How to download a copy of everything Apple knows about you

Like Facebook and Google, Apple has a really simple way to download a file that shows all of the information that Apple knows about you.<p>Apple has …

How To Retire At 65 With Only Half A Million

This research report was produced by <b>The REIT Forum</b> with assistance from Big Dog Investments.<p>How to retire is a pressing issue we must all face at …

Get More Inner Peace At Work Right Now: 3 Lessons From Eckhart Tolle

I went to see Eckhart Tolle speak in person recently. If you’re not already familiar, Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller <i>The Power of Now</i> and the highly acclaimed follow-up <i>A New Earth</i>, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time. His work …

Mindfulness

How Humble Leadership Really Works

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.<p>Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders …

Employment

Why lectins are a bigger weight loss enemy than carbs, according to a cardiologist

One minute it’s carbohydrates, the next it’s gluten and/or dairy and before you know it even avocados are suspect… when it comes to weight loss, the …

Make the Best PowerPoint of Your Life With This Amazing Slideshow App

Slidebean makes stunning, powerful presentations in minutes, and right now you can get 96% off.<p>Jobs suck, but you gotta have one. PowerPoint …

Wanna Sleep Like a Baby? This Trainer Says You Should Do These 3 Essential Stretches

Pretty much every last one of us could use a stellar night's sleep. Whether you're stressed out at work, sore from your last workout, or dealing with …

5 Brain Exercises to Strengthen Your Mind

What Can You Do to Strengthen Your Mind?<p>While you might know that you need to exercise your body, did you know that it might also be important to …

The Brain

This Is What Happens When You Combine Weed and Meditation

Marijuana can be a shortcut to enlightenment.<p>I’m a cannabis nurse—a registered nurse who specializes in medical marijuana—and I serve as a patient educator at MarjuanaMommy.com. This makes me intimately familiar with the medical benefits of weed. I also meditate daily. And while I do use cannabis …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness