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10 Must-have apps that'll improve your work-life balance

Share15<p>Tweet<p>Share37<p>+1<p>Shares 52<p>Even if you love your job, working 24/7 simply isn’t an option. Strike that. It is an option, but only for a limited …

10 Strategies to Improve Your Morning Routine

<i>By Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>With the first weeks of school underway, and most adults settling back in to work (however grumpily) after vacations, mornings are bound to be more hectic. From searching for missing shoes, backpacks and important papers to remembering all of the minute details of …

Guides

Focus on finding or displaying contrasting points, and some visual methods are more helpful than others. A guide.<p>Step 1: Figure out why the outlier …

Drinking vinegar and having sex can boost your health

From drinking vinegar to making time for sex... the 50 things you can do to boost your health right NOW<p><b>10 health experts reveal their top tips to</b> …

6 Web Design Trends You Must Know for 2015 & 2016

Who can forget the GIFs of the ‘90s, or the more up-to-date focus on flat design?<p>Recently, we’ve seen a surge in popularity of responsive web design, …

Successful people do these things in the first 10 minutes at work

Here's how to start your workday the right way.Shutterstock<p>How you handle the first 10 minutes of your workday can largely determine how productive and effective you'll be the rest of the day.<p>"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of …

15 Essential Apps For The Organized Teacher

<b>Organization Apps? Here Are 15 Essential Apps For The Organized Teacher</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>There is no single way to effectively organize a …

10 Recent UI Design Concepts For Mobile Screens You MUST See

1WD is passionate about helping the community by sharing information and resources that will make you become a better web design professional. This …

7 Traits of Extraordinary Team Builders | Inc.com

As a venture capitalist, I get to peer into the soul and psyche of many early-stage companies. My observation of literally thousands of company reviews is that there is a wide spectrum of approaches to team building. Some set out to craft this from day one. Some are satisfied to let the team …

16 Leadership Team Building Activities

These 16 leadership team building activities allow leaders to build and leverage relationships for action.The key to any team is relationships. The …

How to Run a Lean Product Team

A lean product team will run circles around a want to be visionary.<p>Not finding out what your customers want kills your startup. It's the single most important thing our team needs to be focusing on. And it is your job as the CEO, to lead the way in discovering how you're going to find …

Product Management

5 Habits That Will Attract More Positivity Into Your Life

One year ago, I was at a point in my life when everything seemed negative. I had just lost my job after nearly a decade. I was facing the prospect of a career change in my mid-40s, or doing the same type of work that had been making me miserable for past several years.<p>I'd been neglecting my health …

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Wellness in the workplace: how health initiatives can boost staff productivity

Encouraging colleagues to exercise can help remedy strains and stresses – but there’s a fine line between wellbeing and piling on more pressure to achieve<p>The clock ticks to 5pm and, officially, your working day is over. What’s your next move? Are you frantically cramming for tomorrow’s big …

Self-improvement

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

Start A Fire

30 Resources To Improve Productivity

Share Email Comments<p>Improving your productivity means working smarter. How do you become smarter? You need the apps, books, websites, blogs and other …

Productivity

5 Rules Of Data Visualization

<i>August 20, 2015</i><p>In most PPC account management or analysis roles, a huge part of the job is looking at the data and turning it into something easily …

Power View: Explore, visualize, and present your data

Applies To: Excel 2013 More... Less<p><b>Important:</b> Power View and Power Pivot are available in the Office Professional Plus and Office 365 Professional …

Four Mistakes To Avoid If You’re Analyzing Data

Analyzing and graphing data helps us understand our work in science, business, and everyday life. We’ve written this post with a few principles we …

Analytics

How a Lean CEO Thinks and Why You Should Too

<i>The Lean CEO</i> by Jacob Stoller gets to the thinking behind why Lean management works. I think "Lean" is a poor moniker to give the approach. It tends …

Lean Doesn’t Always Create the Best Products

Our current silver bullet is Lean. The Lean movement began in manufacturing, then took the startup world by storm, and now the methodology has crept into companies of all kinds and sizes, both in practice and in jargon. Plenty has been said and written praising the benefits of the Lean approach. …

Product Management

How One Company Reduced Email by 64%

If you’re going to achieve growth in the knowledge economy, your employees need to be able to quickly find people inside and outside the company whose expertise can help them solve critical business problems. That takes a highly effective communication tool.<p>Oh, we already have that, you might say: …

Management

The Leadership Behavior Employees Most Want

We often search for <i>the</i> most important thing. Christine Porath, associate professor at Georgetown University, along with other researchers, believe …

Leadership

The Best Way for Leaders to Delegate

Every authority on leadership recognizes the importance of delegating. We are not omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, or omni-temporal. In other …

How a Young Leader Develops as a Leader

This is a guest post by Tyler Crosson. Tyler is student pastor where I serve. He’s an excellent communicator and has a passionate heart for Jesus and …