Shannon Marie Deen

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Bill Gates says read this book if you want to be a better manager

Billionaire — and bookworm — Bill Gates has announced his latest reading recommendation, and it's based on the principals of the man who first taught …

Self-improvement

Guess What? Turning Off This Setting On Your Phone Could Double Your Battery Life

It's so obvious, but at the same time--not obvious at all.<p>Stop me if you've heard this one before, but I was oblivious to it.<p>It turns out that using the vibration setting on your iPhone X can really hurt the battery life. If you disable that setting and the ringer, your phone will suddenly last all …

Batteries

What Do Salt & Sugar Do to Your Body?

Salt and sugar, unfortunately, are plentiful substances in the diets of many people, especially if they consume many processed or premade foods. Like …

Nutrition

The One Thing I Wish I Knew Before DIY-ing My Landscaping

Revamping your landscape can be a daunting proposition, especially when you want to go about it in DIY fashion. There’s one helpful thing to know …

Landscaping

The Seven Stages Of Adult Development (And Where You Land As A Leader)

The maturity of a leader can be instructive in their ability to guide their organization and adapt to a constantly changing business environment. Developmental psychologists are in agreement that the best leaders are not necessarily the ones with the most formal training, but rather the ones who …

Psychology

Finally Want to Change Your Life? Ask Yourself This 1 Question

According to Tim Ferriss, this small mental shift can instantly increase your grit.<p>It's gotta be fun to be Tim Ferriss. The best-selling author also hosts a popular podcast that features in-depth conversations with an incredible range of super achievers, from sports stars to artists to billionaire …

Tim Ferriss

7 Reasons You're Tired All The Time

Feeling tired all the time? Well, you're far from alone. Two out of every five Americans report feeling tired most of the week, and research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 1 in 3 adults fails to get enough sleep. And between work or school, family or friends, and all …

Sleep

48 Ways To Get Out Of Your Own Way And Start Making Real, Lasting Change In Your Life

So often in life, our greatest obstacle is ourselves.<p>It’s not that we can’t force ourselves to grit our teeth and push through another four hours of work. It’s not that we don’t <i>know</i> what we should be doing, or how we could better apply ourselves. Self-sabotage happens in small, almost undetectable …

Self-help

6 Concealers Every Woman Over 40 Should Be Using

As far as makeup products go, a good concealer is quite possibly one of the most important ones. Whether you need to hide a breakout, cover a dark …

Skin Care

What is box breathing?

Box breathing is a powerful, yet simple, relaxation technique that aims to return breathing to its normal rhythm. This breathing exercise may help to …

Mindfulness

11 phrases that smart people never use

If you're smart, or at least want to sound intelligent, remember that some things are better left unsaid.<p>You may be trying to be sympathetic, but pointing out that someone looks tired is just another way of saying "Wow, you look like crap!" Nobody wants to hear it, and saying it just makes you …

Commuting

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Gig Economy

Too much sitting may thin the part of your brain that's important for memory, study suggests

If you want to take a good stroll down memory lane, new research suggests you'd better get out of that chair more often.<p>In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that in people middle-aged and older, a brain structure that is key to learning and memory is plumpest in those who spend the …

All the New Books You'll Want to Read This April

And then some.<p>"Eye Level" by Jenny Xie (April 3)<p>In this visceral debut collection, Jenny Xie is both delicate and gut-punching — and the result is …

Books

10 hiking apps and gadgets for hitting the trail this spring

Prepare to face the great outdoors.<p>A spring hike is a great way to take advantage of the newly-warm weather. But it also comes with hazards like lingering snow, unpredictable downpours, and winter-damaged roads and trails. To prepare, you need to bring basic essentials like extra clothing, snacks …

Camping

Dangerous, growing, yet unnoticed: the rise of America's white gangs

White gangs are less covered by the media, and less punished – even though 53% of gang members in Mississippi are white<p>When he was 13, three white teenage boys beat Benny Ivey. They aimed for his chest as his back pressed against the wall of his friend’s house in Florence, Mississippi. The skinny …

Crime

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Why Do Some People Get Sick Less Often?

You know who you are: the person who had perfect attendance, the one who never gets the nasty cold going around the office. Some people seem to be immune to whatever’s taking hold of their friends and neighbors, while others move from one bout of cold to another with little reprieve. Two experts, …

Psychology

‘Fascinated and horrified’ scientists watched as a killer whale drowned another orca’s calf

When Jared Towers and two of his colleagues set out to observe a group of orcas off the coast of Vancouver Island, they assumed it would be a routine excursion. In fact, Towers, a cetacean researcher with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, was already familiar with this particular pod of killer whales, …

Killer Whales

5 secrets to pampering your perennials now, so they bloom all year long

Perennials are the dependable workhorses of our gardens, blooming year after year and often growing so big they can be divided into new plants for family, friends or those bare spots in your yard.<p>Of course there's a catch — it takes a year or longer for perennials to hit their stride. Gardeners who …

Here Are Some Great Business Ideas for Women with No Start-Up Costs

No Start-Up Costs Business Ideas for Women<p>Updated April 01, 2018<p>For budding female entrepreneurs who have little or no cash to start a business, …

'She sheds' are like a man cave -- but prettier

If anyone needed a room of her own, it was Erin Kern.<p>The 34-year-old interior decorator from Owasso, Okla., tried to run her Cotton Stem design business and blog from the home she shares with her husband and four young daughters, ages 1 to 7 years old. Finding a calm corner anywhere was pure …

Man Caves

You’re probably paying more for your car loan or mortgage than you should

The Federal Reserve makes headlines from New York to Hong Kong anytime it lifts its benchmark interest rate. Rightfully so, as any increase tends to …

Personal Finance

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Hypertension? 5 Fruits That May Help You Manage High Blood Pressure Naturally

Hypertension: While maintaining a healthy lifestyle and exercising regularly are some of the primary ways to keep lifestyle diseases in check, there …

Mindfulness meditation is huge, but science isn’t sure how, or whether, it works

Meditation: It’s celebrated as a therapeutic tool to help ease stress, anxiety, depression, addiction and chronic pain. It’s come into vogue as a way to enhance human performance, finding its way into classrooms, businesses, locker rooms and smartphones through apps such as Headspace and Calm. …

Mindfulness

Emotionally Resilient Leadership Starts With Embracing Energetic Weight: A Case Study

A CEO called me with a compelling challenge: a transfer of power had occurred in her family business, and as the new CEO she needed some strategies to influence, enroll, and engage her board of family members.<p>She had compelling plans to lead the organization to the next level, yet the board wanted …

Leadership

Rise & Shine: 25 Stylish Breakfast Nooks to Pin Now

(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)<p>Not everyone is a morning person, but you know what might just give you that extra pep to drag you out of bed and not …

Interior Design

How to Treat a Sore Throat

A sore throat, though one of the most uncomfortable of minor medical issues, is also one of the most common. In 2015, more than 9 million people …