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Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

The Dark Side of High Employee Engagement

Although employee engagement has become something of an HR fad, it would be hard to deny that it matters. In fact, robust meta-analytic studies show that higher levels of engagement boost employee wellbeing, performance, and retention. For example, engaged business units tend to deliver better …

6 Exercises to Help You Fall Asleep Faster at Night

“You need to focus on a couple of things to be primed for sleep,” says Jaspal Singh, M.D., sleep specialist with Carolinas HealthCare System and …

Microsoft to Cut Thousands of Jobs

Microsoft is cutting more jobs.<p>The business technology giant said in a regulatory filing on Thursday that it plans to lay off an additional 2,850 …

UK sees biggest fall in consumer confidence for 26 years after Brexit vote

Economic outlook has hit household and manufacturing confidence, with index showing sharpest month-to-month drop since 1990<p>Growing worries about the economic outlook have dented the confidence of UK households and manufacturers, according to the latest reports to suggest the Brexit vote result will …

What It's Like to Be an Empath

If you feel the Earth's pain before an earthquake or have a panic attack because someone near you is anxious, you might be an empath too.<p>If you search for any article about "empaths," you'll find it has thousands of likes and hundreds of shares on Facebook, and in the comments, dozens of people …