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Headspace’s New Update Will Up Your Mindfulness Game

Thanks to the growing number of mental health-oriented apps available to us anywhere, anytime right from the devices in our hands, a brand new world of mindfulness has opened to each and every one of us. Millennials, in particular, are becoming increasingly devoted to these spiritual, centering …

Meditation

How Living In The Present Helped Me Take Control Of My Life

I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. It is sure that planning a wedding can be very stressful. Especially when you have the tendency to be a bit …

14 Employee Well-Being Initiatives That Will Boost Engagement And Productivity

A growing number of U.S. businesses are shifting focus from employee wellness programs to well-being initiatives — more comprehensive health and productivity programs that tackle elements such as the workforce’s emotional and mental health, social connectivity, financial education, sense of …

Why we should all take a walk through the woods

The Japanese art of forest bathing is quickly gaining popularity and here's why<p>Açaí bowls, healing crystals, Yanni’s music: I file a wide breadth of …

The Power of the Present

When I speak and write about mindfulness, the question I get most often is, “If I practice mindfulness, what does that get me?” I usually point to …

Productivity vs Presence. Which One is Driving You? | Inc.com

The mindfulness and wellness industry is growing fast with over $1 billion in revenues in 2015 (according to IBISWorld), over 1,000 mindfulness apps in the app store and over $50 million in revenues for just on popular app called Headspace, valued at $250 million at the start of 2017.<p>Running on the …

3 Mantras That Can Help You Get Through Any Crisis

In the face of a crisis—whether the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, a betrayal or a financial setback—the human mind has a tendency to …

10 awesome health benefits of doing yoga for just 15 minutes a day

From weight loss to a boost of energy, yoga has many advantages<p>Many of us attend weekly yoga classes, which are good for our general health and …

4 TEDx Tips For Defusing Stress With Mindful Mojo

It’s funny. You never really hear anyone say, “I need my life to become more hectic!” In these very turbulent times, people are searching for relief from their high levels of stress.<p>In our recent TEDx talk entitled “Defusing Stress With Mindful Mojo,” we discussed four proven strategies to reduce …

Survive Your Difficult Family By Being Calm

It is hard for us to achieve calmness. This is true because we may experience lifelong agitation as a result of early adverse experiences, because …

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Be Positive

How to train yourself to be happier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you realize it or not, the negative experiences you have lived through often influence your decisions. Your brain learns from difficult situations and painful memories, and these experiences get …

US police forces are practicing mindfulness to reduce officers’ stress—and violence

After a US army veteran killed five police officers in Dallas last year, the department turned to a new method of dealing with stress on the job: the practice of mindfulness.<p>Mental-health experts and law-enforcement brass began thinking about how to respond to the attack that traumatized the Dallas …

10 Bulletproof Strategies To Beat Stress

Stop being overwhelmed by stress anymore<p>A bit of stress is good.<p>Not just good, it’s necessary. We can’t live long without some amount of stress in …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness May Lower Blood Sugar Levels

Being overweight is stressful on the body, and stress can worsen obesity-related health issues and make it harder to shed pounds—throwing people into …

5 Mental and Physical Changes You'll Actually Notice When You Start Meditating

Meditation is likely one of those things you put on your bucket list to learn later, or you tried one form, had difficulty doing it, and then forgot …

Meditation

Changes in Communication and Engagement in the Global Marketplace

Communication engagement is an ever-changing process in the global marketplace, ergo new trends are constantly affecting an advisor’s strategy in aligning boards, management and institutional shareholders.<p>Leah Malone, director at PricewaterCoopers’s Governance Insight center, comments on the change …

Employee Engagement

How Practicing Empathy Impacts Your Ability To Lead

Every business leader has different tasks they dread. Some of us despise anything related to accounting while others get knots in their throats at the thought of public speaking. Some of us love staying high level, while others want to be deep in the weeds. But there is one task that businesses …

Feedback: You Need To Lead It

Practice is everything, right? Well, actually it’s nothing if you’re practicing the same wrong moves over and over again.<p>Feedback is a crucial element for success, and that is the crux of an enlightening new book called <i>Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School,</i> …

Jobless Rates for Hispanic and Black Workers Fall to Historic Lows

A long, if unspectacular, economic recovery appears to be paying dividends for two groups that disproportionately suffered in the wake of the Great Recession.<p>The unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino workers fell to 4.8% last month, the lowest level on records back to the 1970s. The rate for …

Want More Creative Employees? You Need to Offer Them These 5 Things | Inc.com

We've seen the problems that "toxic" organizational cultures create - just look at Uber. On the flip side, we've also seen how innovative cultures like 3M, Amazon, and Google drive dramatic growth.<p>In today's world, products, services, technologies, and business models become commoditized overnight. …

Innovation

What you need to know on Wall Street today

In the summer of 2015, Penn State's endowment invested $50 million in Pershing Square Capital, a high-profile hedge fund run by New York City billionaire Bill Ackman.<p>The endowment, one of the largest held by a university, invested as the fund was coming off years of stellar performance. Two years …

91 Percent of People Who Work at Home Are More Productive Than at Work | Inc.com

<i>Commentary By Linda Sanazaro, CFO, Non-Insurance Businesses and Corporate Services at Farmers Insurance®</i><p>When the idea of working remotely comes up in a conversation, I find that people tend to respond in one of two ways: total dread or utter delight. Some professionals recall the risks and …

The Workplace

Onward and Upward: 5 Tips to Help Women in Tech Develop an Executive Presence

After defying the odds myself, here are my favorite techniques to help give women in tech an advantage.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I never planned for a professional career path. I disliked high school, and I struggled with traditional academia.<p>Luckily, my mother …

9 Reasons Your Strategy Never Really Delivers As Hoped

Strategies fail more often than they succeed. Occasionally it’s because they are stupid strategies. Most of the times the cause is a lack of clarity - a lack of specificity about where you are headed, how you will get there, and what must change. Consider these examples of typical failures:<p><b>Watch on</b> …

How to Know It's Time to Add an HR Department

HR activities at startups are often reactive in nature instead of proactive. That leaves gaps in the system.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When starting their businesses, most entrepreneurs tend to wear many hats. However, there are times when they need to step back …

A woman who's spent over a decade in HR shares the perfect answer to an interview question about past mistakes

They know you made mistakes in your last job, and that you'll probably make mistakes in this job if you get it. So don't bother trying to convince them that you're perfect.<p>What the interviewer is probably looking for when they ask about your flaws is how you handle those weaknesses, and how you …

How AI could fight sexual harassment at the workplace

“Your email was blocked, we’ve contacted an HR representative.”<p>This message could go a long way towards weeding out some of the sexual explicit …

This Is How To Write A Follow-Up Email That’s Not Annoying

It’s always better to assume that whoever you’re emailing has more important things to do than reply to your message.<p>As a journalist who frequently reviews and edits submissions, I often find myself switching between writing and reading follow-up emails. And if there’s anything that being on the …

Simone Biles’ brilliant slam against a vacation-shaming troll is a lesson for workers everywhere

4 reasons we need to take more of our vacation days<p>As an Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles knows a thing or two about balance.<p>So when an internet troll …

Dentsu Promises to ‘Eliminate Long Working Hours’ as Company Faces Indictment Over Employee’s Suicide

The case against holding company Dentsu has moved into a new phase more than 18 months after an employee attributed her own suicide to a companywide …