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7 ways to make difficult conversations easy

Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so …

Self-help

How to Act and Look Like a Professional at All Times

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines professionalism as, <i>"the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional</i> …

Want to Be Much Happier? Science Says Always Do Any 1 of These 8 Things

Greater happiness can be found in unexpected ways. Science says so.<p>We all want to be happier and feel a greater sense of fulfillment. That's why I often write about what happy people do more often, about some of the habits of remarkably happy people, about things to stop doing so you can be happier …

12 Lessons You Learn or Regret Forever

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school or walking away from a j-o-b …

Self-improvement

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.<p>What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially …

Self-improvement

I attend, therefore I am

You are only as strong as your powers of attention, and other uncomfortable truths about the self<i>By Carolyn Dicey Jennings</i>Read at Aeon

Consciousness

Messy, always late and swear like a sailor? It just means you’re super smart | Arwa Mahdawi

Recent studies suggest traits often seen as negatives could actually signify high brain power. Truth or merely self-affirmation?<p>I’m very intelligent. I’m also extremely creative and have a vocabulary that could be described as voluminous, venerable or very large. But don’t just take my word for it: …

Vocabulary

Why You Must Learn to Work With Difficult People

Welcome back to <b>Mid-Week Meditations</b>, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve …

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9 Behaviors That Will Definitely Make You An Irresistible Person

“Julia has a certain magic, doesn’t she?” I heard a coworker say over margaritas a few years ago. Julia’s side hustle as a writer had recently taken …

13 Behaviors All Successful People Stop Doing (to Discover Astonishing Happiness)

Real happiness is an act of rebellion.<p>American society is corrupt. The value of obsessive, unrelenting work transmitted by U.S. culture is toxic to our mental, physical, and emotional health. In the U.S. alone, 42.5 million adults--one in every five--struggle with mental illness. Half of all adults …

A millennial’s guide to killing it at Instagram

Are you furious that you only have thirty-four Instagram followers? Do you fantasize about becoming the next hottest influencer in comedy? Would you pay real money to know the secret formula of Insta-success? If you answered yes to any of those questions, yikes.<p>Just kidding, who wouldn’t want that? …

How Women Can Show Passion at Work Without Seeming “Emotional”

One of our coaching clients, a VP at a consumer products company, was abruptly silenced when she tried to make a point at a recent executive …

8 morning rituals that are hard to adopt but will pay off forever

The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that's what a 2009 University of Leipzig study found. The researchers concluded that "morning people were more proactive than evening types."<p>But being an effective early riser isn't just about waking up before everyone else. It's about putting …

Time Management

8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language."<p>Some tricks, like remembering to smile, are easy to implement in your everyday life.<p>However, other techniques, while relatively common sense, are somewhat trickier to tackle.<p>Still, they can make a huge …

Body Language

Questions Or Answers: Which One Defines Great Leaders?

Clients often come to me for sales advice on the questions they ask their prospective customers. It’s actually one of my favorite topics.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>On the surface it may seem like questions are a small thing. After years growing and then helping other business leaders, I’ve learned that the …

5 Ways Conferences Can Teach Us How Organizations Behave

Conferences are our own tribal gatherings, held in giant convention centers in fun cities like Las Vegas and New Orleans — 21st-century village squares. Aside from scrambling to catch every event we can and slyly peeking at each other’s badges, we listen to storytellers and reconnect with our …

2 Practical Ways to Build the Mental Toughness You Need in Business -- and in Life.

Mindfulness turns out to be a great way to build mental toughness, for athletes and business people alike.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If I had to pick just one quality and characteristic I was able to take away from the game of football that greatly impacted my life …

Mindfulness

The Science of Taming the Wandering Mind

Consider the following statement: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Well, as a neuroscientist I can tell you that, while …

Mindfulness

Neuroscience Tells Us How to Hack Our Brains for Success

Tricks like visualization and writing down your goals have a strong basis in science.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s the secret to success? Some would argue that insanely successful people possess traits like having a vision, showing gratitude, being honest, …

Self-improvement

When Potatoes Turn Unsafe

<i>When Potatoes Turn Unsafe to Eat</i><p>There are situations when potatoes can go bad. They contain a neurotoxin, called solanine, which if consumed in large …

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Reflecting What You Value in How You Spend Your Money (and Other Resources)

Every few months, I like to go through all of my spending for a month, tabulate how every single dollar was spent, sort and group all of that …

Personal Finance

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

Make money on YouTube: How to get richer by creating and sharing videos on the internet

YouTube sure seems like a good way to make a quick buck. After all, if Ryan, a now-famous 3-year-old toy reviewer, can build an audience in the …

This one simple brain hack could make you richer, research shows

Humans are predictably irrational. Feeling down or hungry or simply bored can mess with how people make decisions: one reason saving money can be so …

How to write the perfect cover letter, according to experts

Cover letters might seem quaint in an era when you're almost always applying for jobs online — and the first reader of your application may be a …

Employment