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5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employment

Skillful Speech: Think Before You Talk

Years ago, when I began traveling the Buddha’s path, I was surprised by the emphasis placed on the practice of skillful speech. The Buddha considered …

Meditation

Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

Kids

3 Key Differences between Independent Living and Assisted Living

The difference between independent living and assisted living may seem unimportant, but determining the best living situation for an elderly loved …

The 'starve and stack' method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here's how to implement it in your own life

If you want to change the trajectory of your financial future for the better, 'starve and stack' may be right for you.<p>I've written about what 'starve and stack' is, but in this article I will show you how to execute it.<p>What is 'starve and stack?'<p>'Starve and stack' is centered around the power of …

Retirement

99+ Photos That Will Show You The Cultures of the World

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their people from different cultures photos in the Cultures Of The World Photo contest with chances to …

18 Jaw-Dropping Stats About Retirement

The more you know, the fewer unpleasant surprises you'll face. These statistics can help you save or generate more money for retirement.<p>If you're …

99 Unusual Places To Stay You'll Never Want To Leave

Times have changed, and so has the world of hostels. Gone are the days of a million dingy beds packed into a single room. Nowadays, hostels are …

European Travel

11 Simple Habits That Will Change Your Life for the Better

Sometimes, in order to get global positive changes in life, one should simply look at his lifestyle. During a day, we do many things automatically. …

10+ Of The Most Genius Barcode Designs Ever

Nowadays one does not buy anything without a barcode. They have become so common and frequent that we do not even notice it anymore.<p>From now on, be …

Barcodes

Why French Kids Don’t Throw Tantrums

Many people notice that kids in France are well behaved, brainy, and active. They rarely get naughty and fussy, they eat what they are served, and …

Mindfulness

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Leadership

50 Questions To Ask Your Kids Instead Of Asking “How Was Your Day”

Now that we have a new baby in our home, time with my oldest girls (ages 8 and 6) is even more difficult to find. Between constant nursing sessions …

Kids

One Quick Technique for Mobile Mindfulness | Inc.com

Numerous recent studies have revealed the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. From improving overall health to increasing creativity, meditation seems to have astounding effects on practitioners. It's even become something of a fad among the tech elite and on Wall Street.<p>However, when many …

Mindfulness

How To Find Time To Meditate

So you've heard about mindfulness meditation and the many ways it can help you in your daily life. You want to get started, but you just can't find …

Meditation

8 Science-Based Tricks For Quieting The Monkey Mind

Earlier this month, a study reported that a brief instruction in either of two forms of meditation helped quiet negative thoughts in people who were told to think about a fear they had. The results aren’t too surprising since meditation was largely developed to do exactly this, but it’s always good …

Mindfulness

5 Mind-Body Practices That Treat Your Telomeres Right

Kirtan Kriya, Qigong, and more.<p><b>Intent on making 2017 your Best Year Ever? We can help with that, thanks to our 2017 Coach of the Month series. Here, health psychologist Elissa Epel—who, along with Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn</b><i>,</i> <b>authored the just-released book</b> The …

Meditation

Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing These 10 Things.

A few small adjustments to your outlook could be the key to happiness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, the Journal of Happiness Studies published research by Michael Minkov and Michael Harris Bond that claims happiness has a genetic component -- some people …

Happiness

The Invisible Revolution: How Aging Is Quietly Changing America

A rapidly growing elderly population might be the most important yet inevitable feature of the country’s economic future. Why aren’t voters hearing more about it?<p>In some respects, the 2016 election has been a steampunk campaign. Donald Trump, in particular, has proposed a vision of the future that …

Health Care

Loneliness harms aging health. This new campaign aims to curb isolation

A new national campaign rolling out on Wednesday aims to raise awareness of a hidden but devastating complication of aging: loneliness.<p>Tens of …

Loneliness

5 Reasons People Fear Aging And Why They Are Not A Big Deal

I once knew a woman. We all called her Aunt Gladys. She was the sweetest woman you would ever meet. She was 98 when last we met and later passed on at 108, ten years later. At Aunt Gladys funeral, we all were heartbroken. You see she had mentored quite a few of us, directly and unintentionally as …

Memory Loss

Five Ways Older Workers Can Combat Age Discrimination

These older professionals share how they’ve overcome age biases later in their careers.<p>“I turned 50 and seemed to have been thrown out of the public relations profession, my industry of 20 years,” says Lisa Wells, who recalls having traveled repeatedly from New York to Philadelphia and Boston for …

Employment

Why happier people actually seem to live longer

“Don’t worry, be happy” is not only a motto for enjoying life, it might actually help older folks live longer, researchers report.<p>Questioned three …

Prepare Yourself for the Age of 'Superaging'

As lifespans continue to get longer it’s becoming more important than ever to understand how humanity will maintain its mental capabilities in old …

Why Millennials Don't Like to Make Phone Calls | Inc.com

This isn't one of those Millennial-bashing articles, a diatribe against an entire generation. The truth is, the age group usually defined as anyone between 18-34 in the year 2015 is hard to pin down. Yet, the one characteristic they all seem to share is a pure hatred of making phone calls. To …

Chatbots

What to expect when you’re expecting (to grow old)

When it comes to pregnancy, there's an entire industry devoted to getting parents and everyone around them ready: preparatory books, parenting seminars, blogs, magazines and government-supported websites and resources. Not to mention the many friends and family eager to offer support, gifts and …

Loneliness

Zen and the art of family maintenance – lessons from the bestselling Buddhist monk

Haemin Sunim says a happy relationship and contented children are within reach for us all – if we could just slow down and pay attention to each other<p>Some people, if you ask them a question, answer quickly. Others take a moment to think first. Haemin Sunim looks up, slightly to the right, and …

Meditation