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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 …

Almost All Managers Have at Least One Career-Limiting Habit

Rick’s boss thinks Rick is both brilliant and a tyrant. He recently told Rick he is not on the succession plan to become the next CEO because his volatile temper could destroy the company. Ultimately, Rick retired early and angry, toggling between resentment and self-recrimination at failing to …

7 things financially successful people refuse to do

The truth is, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. But it's not just what they choose to do that matters, it's what they refuse to do that matters as well.<p>Let's take a look at some things enormously successful people refuse to do.

The Real Reason You Never Feel Motivated at Work

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

The 'quitter's mindset' could be the secret to success

She looked out the window, and back down to her desk where a full-time offer letter from Lola sat, awaiting her reply.<p>It didn't matter that she'd only finished her first year. Or that most people she asked said it was a mistake.<p>She knew it was time to make a change, and she did.<p>Chisa made the …

Self-improvement

Five basic parenting truths that expectant moms should know

Just a little friendly advice from Grandma here. If you're expecting and wondering what to expect, the first thing you should know is that all the …

Meal Planning 101: How to Really Save Time and Money in the Kitchen

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Wandering the grocery store aimlessly can cost you. Consumers spend 40 percent more on impulse purchases …

Relationship Advice From a Couple That's Been Married for 72 Years

You can read a thousand books about love and talk to a hundred therapists about what makes a marriage work. But the truth is, nobody knows better …

9 Things the Happiest People Never Do

How you think--and what you do--matters a lot more than what you have.<p>Many people think happiness, both professional and personal, is based on having a bigger house, nicer car, larger income. It's all about better, faster, higher, <i>more</i>.<p>Yet the happiest people I know focus a lot more on what they <i>do</i>, …

20 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Having Children

Before I had kids, I thought I knew everything there was to know about them. I did, after all, graduate from college with a degree in Family Science. During those college years, my life was filled with classes about human development, parenting, psychology, family dynamics, and marriage. I thought …

The Best Ways to Talk to Your Spouse

We've all heard the catchphrase that it's not <i>what</i> you say but <i>how</i> you say it. And now science is here to back it up. The happiest and healthiest couples, according to recent research, are those who use positive, affirming tones on the regular — even when they're offering up criticism.<p>Toni Coleman, …

How to talk to children (even if you don’t have any)

Don’t ask her what she did at school: that’s like asking an adult what they did in 2014. Here’s some conversational advice for the child-free and child-fearing<p>I’ll level with you. Kids used to scare the bejesus out of me. (As a rule, I’m wary of anything that’s smaller and faster than me; see also …

Parenting

The Motivation Strategy That Works Every Time

An expert claims this simple strategy can help anyone achieve just about anything.<p>Here's how most of us approach motivation: we wait around for something to fire us up to reach a goal (maybe it's the inspiration of a new year, maybe it's a particularly amazing role model) and then we expect that …

Your parenting is the problem: We spend more time and money on parenting than ever — but we are getting worse

Your kids only eat fries? Run the show at home? It’s on you: “Let kids decide” switched adult authority to children<p><i>Parents Adrift</i><p>I knew what I wanted to say. But I didn’t say it.<p>Al and Mary McMaster (all names have been changed, except where noted) have two daughters, Tara and Margo.<p>Mom brought …

How a Marriage Changes Over the Years

You love your spouse so much now that it seems impossible that love could change or grow as you grow old together. But our experts can guarantee changes will come. "Love <i>does</i> change over time, and that is OK," says Malibu-based marriage therapist Alisa Ruby Bash. "As we grow together and through the …

Relationships