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8 Tips for Speaking Persuasively and Getting What You Want

It’s hard to hold a conversation when your eyes are glued to your phone. According to communication expert Sonya Hamlin, author of <i>How to Talk So</i> …

11 things you say that can immediately disqualify you in a job interview

Nobody's perfect. You could be pro at job interviews, but there's always a chance you'll say something a bit off.<p>That won't necessarily sink your candidacy, though. Your qualifications and endearing personality might just carry you over.<p>That is, unless you say something so bad that you completely …

Employment

Don't Quit Your Job If Your Boss Displays These 5 Awesome Habits | Inc.com

A 2014 leadership study I read about recently gave me pause. The results concerned me since I write so frequently about how leadership is the reason companies succeed or fail.<p>The research found that 85 percent of global companies report an urgent need to develop employees with leadership potential. …

Leadership

4 Things That Are Scientifically Proven to Motivate Your Employees More Than Money | Inc.com

As the year comes to an end, you might be in search of ways to celebrate your employees' hard work and get them excited about the year ahead. Maybe you're thinking about a company party, a gift, or even a year-end bonus. But according to behavioral economics research, money and gifts are not …

Employee Engagement

A leading expert on procrastination offers his advice for never procrastinating again

In fact, he thinks of it more as a coping mechanism than anything else.<p>Pychyl is an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University. He's spent more than two decades studying how and why people put off important tasks. Through his research, Pychyl has learned who's most likely to …

Procrastination

5 Ways Ultra-Competitive People Overcome Procrastination

It's more than just time management.<p>We've all been there--sitting at our desks scrolling through Facebook as we avoid the task in front of us. It's called procrastination and it can take many forms, from frequent coffee breaks to small talk with co-workers.<p>Procrastination is often chalked up to …

Procrastination

This online class wants to help you stop procrastinating and become more productive at work

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Klash/FlickrEveryone wants to be more productive. In talks with friends, one of the most common personal frustrations I hear is …

Procrastination

Are You Being Manipulated? 5 Ways Psychopaths Use Emotions Against You, According to Science

Knowing how psychopaths use emotion can help you protect yourself.<p>For most of us, the label "psychopath" summons images of cold-blooded serial killers. But psychopathy is a complex condition that scientists still struggle to fully understand.<p>Professor Robert Hare has spent his life studying …

Psychology

Procrastinators It’s time to kill Procrastination! (Infographics)

Procrastination, many people say, is bad. You waste time. Time which you would have been better spent finishing the project and then doing something …

The Most Important Question to Ask in a Job Interview, and the Answers to Look for

There is infinite advice about how to interview effectively, both as the employer and the employee. Here's the question that works wonders.<p>Interviewing candidates to fill a position can be an overwhelming task and a time suck. It's a big challenge to identify an individual's actual performance …

Employment

Spirit Says: Healing Foods

We’ve been wanting more—much more—from Medical Medium Anthony William ever since our trusted health expert, Dr. Alejandro Junger, introduced us to …

Wellness

Why You Usually Shouldn't Apply to Multiple Jobs at One Company and What to Do Instead

I have vivid memories from my hiring days of going through applications for various roles and finding that one person who decided to submit an …

7 TED Talks to Help You De-Stress Your Busy Girl Life

Feeling a little stressed out now and again is a normal part of life. But while a little stress might actually be good for you, anxiety buildup is definitely something that we should all take seriously. Some people de-stress by lighting a scented candle and escaping the world through a good book. …

TED Talks

A step-by-step guide to hacking your brain so it can remember anything

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the most effective way to study a huge amount of information for one test?</i> <i>Answer by Jonathan Davidson, author of The College Success Cheat Sheet.</i><p>Don’t despair. If you do the right things, you’ll be ready to crush any exam.<p>In order to pull this …

Productivity

The Only 4 Interview Questions (And Answers) That Matter

Listening for answers to these questions will help you choose the perfect company.<p>In a <i>New York Times</i> op-ed last year, Adam Grant, popular Wharton professor and best selling author of <i>Originals</i>, asks the question: "How do you figure out the culture of a company you've never worked for?"<p>Job seekers …

Leadership

3 Science-Backed Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything in Life

Overthinking is both a blessing and a curse. While some see it as a sign of a curious, analytical brain primed for problem-solving, others believe it …

Psychology

I Got a $600 Brain 'Reboot' and It Changed My World

NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and metabolism, improve your cardiovascular health, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. All this, of course, sounds incredibly unlikely—so I thought I'd see for myself.<p>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.<p>It's good to be skeptical …

Time I

Positive thinking can make you too lazy to meet your goals

Want to succeed? Your optimism might be getting in the way.<p>About fifteen years ago, when entrepreneur Michael Stausholm started a business with a friend, his partner painted a rosy picture of the future of the business and promised him a lot of success.<p>Stausholm believed him and felt uplifted, as …

Happiness

One Trick for Starting Off On the Right Foot With a New Boss

Having a new manager start at your company can be equal parts exciting and terrifying. A new boss can bring a fresh perspective to your job—but a …

The Workplace

Applying Lessons from Sun Tzu and The Art of War to Everyday Life

Sun Tzu was a legendary military strategist in ancient China and he is the author of the famous book, The Art of War. He was a master of “soft power” …

The Most Dangerous Mindset That Is Killing Your Success, and How to Silence It

Positive mindsets are not enough to achieve our goals. We must shed the negative mindsets that undermine our beliefs that we are capable of greatness.<p>Mindset is the single most important factor in stabilizing our challenges. I intentionally use the word "stabilize" because the truth is that life …

Self-improvement
Employment

Tempest, an Open World Pirate RPG Releasing Late August

Tempest, an Open World Pirate RPG Releasing Late August<p>/ August 4, 2016 at 12:15 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>Open world pirate RPG <i>Tempest</i> is leaving …

The Distracted Man’s Guide to Meditation

Face it, if meditation were a pill, you’d want it. If it was a workout, you’d probably be doing it already. You’ve heard all about its much-lauded …

Meditation

7 Life-Saving Tips (To Remind You That Death Is Inescapable)

The internet is full of contradictory information about what is healthy and what isn't, so I thought it might be good to clarify a key point about …

26 Ron Swanson Quotes That Are Never Not Funny

Ron Swanson, he drinks and he knows things.

Do These Three Exercises in Four Minutes to Improve Your Hunched Posture

Sitting in front of a screen all day can wreak havoc on the spine. Our posture changes, and that can cause some serious long-term damage. Dr. Eric …

Ergonomics

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

How to Overcome Addiction and Make Lasting Changes in Your Life

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth." </i>-- Arnold M. Washton, Ph.D.<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement