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70+ Free Web Design Resources You Never Knew Existed

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>No matter how creative and knowledgeable you are in web design, you cannot come up with the best web …

Web Design

These 5 Brilliant TED Talks Will Teach You How to Be a Great Leader

Companies spend a crazy amount of money each year training their employees — on average, $1,208 per employee, as of 2013. A lot of time and resources …

Leadership

21 Best Places to Learn New Skills Every Day

Life long earning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers.<p>It makes communities more productive and innovative, and …

How Trump and Clinton Stand Up Against Marine Leadership Principles

I spent 10 years on active duty as a U.S. Marine, 10 years working for technology firms, and 14 years leading my own investment bank. I am registered …

U.S. Marines

20 of the best places to find free assets for your graphic design projects

Almost no design project can be complete without the addition of the odd asset. Whether you need a stock photograph, vector, mockup or handy icon to …

Graphic Design

When 'Good Enough' Just Isn't Enough

<b>Are you happy where you are now, or do you feel the need for change?</b><p>According to a <b>Kelly Services' annual global survey</b>, 48 percent of the respondents are unhappy in their current jobs.<p>And <b>Gallup's State of the American Workplace report</b>, reveals that 70 percent of American workers are "not engaged" …

Cross-Cultural

Success is not a matter of luck—it’s an algorithm

<i>This article originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>How does someone like Jack Dorsey go from a 14-year-old computer science nerd to serial entrepreneur, the …

Self-improvement

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

<i>This column is by Raad Ahmed, Founder & CEO at lawtrades</i><p>Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have …

Motivation

9 Psychology Books Every Leader Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

Self-improvement

Find Out What Job Best Matches Your Personality

Feeling the itch to change jobs, or even careers? Before you take the plunge, try this quiz to see which job best fits your personality.<p>Developed in …

Psychology

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

Your Guide to Erotic Los Angeles

Los Angeles has an erotic pulse that subliminally bridges the need to conduct ourselves like civilized people and the urge to fuck in a park in stark …

Los Angeles

A top Harvard professor says this is how to trick your brain into conquering fear

But, the TED Talk is only one of Cuddy's defining moments.<p>In her book, "Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges," Cuddy discusses how to feel liberated and perform at your best.<p>She defines presence as "the state of being attuned to and able to comfortably express our true …

Body Language

7 tips from a hostage negotiator that will help you be more persuasive

But much of what you read doesn't work in tough scenarios. So I decided to call someone who has handled the most challenging scenarios imaginable — ones where lives are on the line …<p>Chris Voss was the FBI's lead international hostage negotiator and he's the author of an excellent new book: "Never …

Self-help

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and …

Learning

How to Manage Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors

Source: Selen Harry, used with permission<p>The only things we can control in life are our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. If we can manage those, we …

Emotional Intelligence

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

Self-help

You Have More Influence Over People Than You Think

Want proof? Start asking for more favors.<p>Do you hesitate to ask people for favors simply because you assume they'll say no? A new study suggests others are far more likely to do your bidding than you probably think.<p>For 10 years, psychologist Vanessa K. Bohns, Ph.D., and colleagues from Cornell …

50 essential books every graphic designer should read

When it comes to seeking inspiration and learning, graphic designers are spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at our fingertips, all …

Act Like a Leader: Help Others Succeed. Build Strategic Alliances. Know Yourself.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Year after year, U.S. organizations spend billions of dollars on the development of high-potential professionals to shore up their leadership pipelines and succession plans. Not everyone with an eye toward upper management makes the cut, …

Leadership

Everything You Need to Know About HD Design

If you haven’t already taken note, the web is going high def. From images to backgrounds to user interface elements, high definition is the new …

Televisions

25 promising digital design blogs to follow this year

Let me ask you a simple question. How much value you get from the blogs you read every day? Are they worth your time?<p>Whether you are a startup founder, entrepreneur or a creative freelancer you read a lot of blogs and magazines every day. In the age of digital noise, it is extremely hard to find …

The 7 Most Common Mistakes That Steal Your Happiness

Studies we’ve looked at before have made one thing clear:<p>Scheduling time for yourself, for the things you love, is crucial to finding happiness.<p>You …

New Pedagogies Develop Leader Character

New Pedagogies Develop Leader Character<p>By Catherine O'Brien • March 7, 2016<p>Transformation of education requires transformation of ourselves and at …

I've spent my career studying bad habits. Here's what I've learned about breaking them. - Vox

Let's face reality: Change is hard! Look at change rates for people with heart issues who are told by their doctors that they are seriously at risk of dying if they do not change their habits. These patients know exactly what they need to do: eat a more wholesome, lower-calorie diet, exercise more, …

Self-improvement

This company retains 95% of its employees — here's its secret

The beginning, that is, of a now decade-long relationship that has taken him from intern to COO. He's been with the company since it was venture-backed and deep in the red through to its victorious 2014 acquisition by online security firm AVG. During years both lean and fat, he's been a part of …

Management

1 Simple Tweak That Makes Your LinkedIn Profile More Appealing

If you want to attract more clients and customers using LinkedIn, this small, often-overlooked section of your profile is critical to get pitch perfect.<p>The man had no idea.<p>How could he?<p>Yet the words he spoke more than 80 years ago are responsible for every scrap of success I've ever seen happen on …

B2B

How to Become a Creative Professional | The Art of Manliness

Imagine, if you will, a day in the life of Jack London — fascinating adventurer and author of hundreds of short stories and more than 50 books, …

Creativity

RANKED: America's most popular dating apps from best to worst

Apps

How To Invest In Yourself.

BY <b>JON</b> <b>WESTENBERG</b><p><i>My framework for getting places, accomplishing things and living in a way that makes me happy.</i><p>This isn’t a bullshit, head in the …