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These 6 charts explain the world's looming demographic crisis

Those changes will broaden the scope of our study of economics and investing; they will alter our understanding of sociology; and they will radically affect politics and governments.<p>Precisely what these changes will be is difficult to discern and predicting them requires some guesswork, but the one …

This Body Language Makes You Look Like a Leader

It’s important to balance the appearance of power and warmth.<p>Via The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help–or Hurt–How You Lead:<p><b>When</b> …

Public Speaking

3 Remarkably Effective Habits for a Happier, More Successful You

When you're happier at work, you're 31 percent more productive.<p>To be happy, you have to want to be happy. It is a personal choice. You can define your own happiness; it is OK. Going through life is easier when you embrace happiness and when you see life through a more positive lens. Not only that, …

Happiness

Why You Should Focus on Happiness, Not Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>We grew up learning the art of productivity -- from getting up early to go to school, attending all the classes, to finishing homework, going to bed early and getting up the next morning just to do it all over again. We learned to embrace …

Yes, You Want to Grill This Big and Beautiful Pork Chop Immediately

Instead of grilling individual chops for a crowd, get a massive one and cook it to share. Here's how it's done.<p>The next time you're grilling for a crowd, skip the individual pork chops and opt for a massive, triple-cut pork chop cooked to share. We don't just love a cut of meat this big because it …

Measure Your Team’s Intellectual Diversity

Inventive thinking in a team setting is fueled by a blend of talents, skills, and traits that rarely all exist in a single person—such as an ability to see problems through fresh eyes, a knack for understanding a frustrated customer’s complaints, or a flair for turning a creative idea into a …

Leadership

5 Reasons Your Self-Development Efforts Are Failing

In between my oldest son’s undergraduate degree and his Masters he worked at my company. After his experience I asked him if he thought he would continue in the field of leadership development and he told me, “No.” I was a little surprised by his answer so I asked him “Why?” He firmly replied: “I …

Leadership

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This killer circuit workout is the key to burning fat fast

This full-body workout is meant to burn calories and activate your whole upper and lower body. This is a circuit workout that can be done at home or in the gym. You will do each movement for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds before moving to the next exercise. Once you complete each circuit …

Meditation Improves Brain Function

<b>Meditation Improves Brain Function</b><p>There is a great deal of evidence that meditation, in particular mindfulness meditation, improves the brain, and …

Three ways to build the network that will change your future

You hang up the phone with a friend. You open an email from a colleague. You text someone you're meeting later. How do you feel after those interactions? If you're not gaining energy, enthusiasm and opportunity from most of the conversations you have, ask yourself this: Are you hanging out with the …

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The Civil War’s Dirty Secret: It Was Always About Slavery

The war was never about states’ rights, unless it was the states’ right to permit slavery, and Charles Lamar was its firebreathing poster boy.<p>Seven …

New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

Remember the MOOC?<p>Just a few years ago, the Massive Open Online Course was expected to reinvent higher education. Millions of people were signing up to watch Web-based, video lectures from the world's great universities. Some were completing real assignments, earning certificates and forming …

Castro, Obama hold historic meeting, agree to foster 'a new relationship'

President Barack Obama and President Raúl Castro symbolically ended more than a half-century of official estrangement between the United States and Cuba here on Saturday in a historic-face-to-face meeting that Obama said put them on "a path toward the future."<p>In a small room with two chairs side by …

Cuba

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Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

'I Love Her But the Sex Has Died': The Brain Chemical That Can Kill Libido in Long-Term Relationships

by Carole Jahme<p>11-30-2014<p>Trying to sustain a long-term relationship that is also sexual presents us with a chemical catch-22.<p>Writer Carole Jahme …