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11 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

Ever heard of mindful living? It’s become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to countless scientific research studies showing its benefits.<p>The …

Personas – Why and How You Should Use Them

<i>Personas are fictional characters, which you create based upon your research in order to represent the different user types that might use your</i> …

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't pick...just...one).<p>It's <i>autonomy</i>.<p>The report defines autonomy as: "the feeling that your life, …

Employee Engagement

The Building Blocks of Visual Design

<i>Visual design is about creating and making the general aesthetics of a product consistent. To create the aesthetic style of a website or app, we work</i> …

UI Design

Stop yelling at your kids right this instant

If you want your child to do well at school, stop being so hard on them.<p>Children exposed to harsh parenting are more likely to have poor outcomes at …

Parenting

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Blockchain

Alleviate Anxiety With This Do-Anywhere Grounding Exercise

Mindfulness and meditation are well-known ways to combat anxiety and stress, but they can be hard to fit into a busy schedule. If you need a quick …

Mindfulness

10 Steps to Creating the Life You Actually Want

Too many people are living in circumstances that they are not happy with. They do not know that they can actually have the life they want. Some have …

Motivation

How to design responsive and device-agnostic forms

Whether it is a signup flow or a multi-view stepper, forms are one of the most important components of digital product design – so you need to design …

Mobile Devices

How to Prioritize Your Work When Your Manager Doesn’t

Prioritizing work can be frustrating, especially if you work for a hands-off manager or a company that doesn’t give you clear goals. Most of us face this reality each and every day. The frequently cited research of Robert Kaplan and David Norton shows that more than 90% of employees don’t fully …

Time Management

Why the secret to productivity isn’t longer hours

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang noticed that he got more done on sabbatical than at work. His latest book is about the benefits of rest and shorter working days<p>Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a consultant in Silicon Valley and a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He writes about technology and its cultural …

Mount Everest

Thanks to AI, computers can now see your health problems

Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it became clear something was wrong. The child had ear infection after ear infection and trouble breathing at night. He was small for his age, and by his …

7 skills all successful communicators have mastered

Skip Weisman, a leadership and workplace communication expert, says there are three overarching levels of high-performance leadership communication: self-communication, one-on-one communication, and public/group communication.<p>To excel in each of these areas, Weisman says successful communicators …

Self-improvement

Simple ways to improve mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

Happiness

Real success in Silicon Valley comes from rejecting almost everything shiny you hear about it

The Dark Night of the Soul is universally understood as a period of spiritual desolation and utter despair. It’s a state of complete hopelessness, when you feel you have no options. Elon Musk suffered the Dark Night when Tesla nearly went bankrupt in 2008. Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick detailed …

Startups

20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Self-help

9 Quick Ways to Improve Website User Experience

Your website is the most powerful tool your business has to attract and retain customers. However, in recent times, it has become increasingly …

The Anxiety Secret Too Many People Are Carrying Around

One night around 3 a.m., I awoke suddenly, with a tightness in my chest. I could feel my heart pounding, fast, and my mind racing with desperate …

Mental Health

Tony Robbins: Success Without Fulfillment Is the Ultimate Failure | Inc.com

If you've been reading my articles in the past 18 months, you know that I've had an incredible journey with Tony Robbins, which culminated in an incredible opportunity to sit down and speak with him. I've broken this interview into 4 parts and want to begin with the most important one that most …

Motivation

How to Manage Projects Using an Online Kanban Board

Once you understand the concept behind what a Kanban board is, take a moment to learn more about how they can help you plan and manage projects in a …

Adding Years to Your Life Through Prayer and Meditation

My Journey with an Agile Project

My Journey with an Agile Project By Seshadri Sounderrajan The purpose of this article is to share my experiences with the deployment of Agile …

Project Management

From ketamine to cupboard therapy: the future of mental health treatment

With big pharma short on solutions, we talk to people pioneering new ways to beat conditions including anxiety, depression and schizophrenia<p>Once upon a time, the future of mental health treatment was drugs. The advent of Prozac and whole class of similar medication in the 1990s gave doctors an easy …

Magic Mushrooms

Can this woman cure ageing with gene therapy?

Biotech boss Elizabeth Parrish has tried out her company’s anti-ageing gene therapy with, she says, amazing results. Too good to be true?<p>Elizabeth Parrish is CEO of BioViva, a Seattle-based biotech company working to develop treatments to slow the ageing process. In April, the company revealed that …

FDA

Big Data and the Role of Data Governance

The ability to access and leverage data to drive business value may sound like a no-brainer for creating competitive advantage. But in today’s …

Data Warehousing

10 Statements You’ll Hear In a Maturing Agile Team

Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility ProgramA maturing agile team functions quite differently than any …

Agile Development

Should We Change The Agile Manifesto?

Is Agile is still Agile? That was the interesting topic for a panel discussion at Agile Europe in Gdansk last month. A great discussion ensued with a panel that included Ray Arell (formerly Intel), Hendrik Esser (Ericsson), Steve Holyer (independent Agile coach), Todd Little (IHS) and myself. In …

Project Management

A CEO shares 8 simple skills that will radically improve your life

We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our job during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, know that there are some other skills outside of their job description that can also immensely improve their wealth and their life.<p>They may not …

Success

Why "Money Doesn't Buy Happiness" Is Wrong

Some people argue that money doesn't buy happiness. From personal experience, I can tell you they're wrong.<p>One of the most important decisions people …

Happiness

25 book recommendations from some of the smartest people in tech

Our goal has always been to give you rare, unprecedented access to the people shaping the tech industry— specifically, the advice that they've gained through experience, or used to get where they are today.<p>So when we sat down earlier this year to double down on this mission, we wondered who these …

Books