Tom Orlowski

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Is Eating the Same Thing Every Day Bad for You?

A new study finds variety is the spice of a healthy life. But that doesn’t mean you have to ditch your favorite go-to foods<p>If your meal menu runs on repeat, your body might hit a snag: People who eat the same foods over and over again tend to be less healthy than those who strive for variety, …

Do This 10-Second Math Problem and You’ll Never Procrastinate Again

This research-backed trick will help motivate you to start working toward your goals TODAY<p>Whip out your calculator when you set your goals: Counting the number of days until your deadline may help you make progress sooner, suggests new research from University of Southern California.<p>Researchers …

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The Best Ways to Touch Your Woman's Breasts

You can think of a million things, but these are the ones she'll love<p>Breasts are affectionately referred to as "fun bags" for a reason: They're <i>really freaking fun</i> to play with. They're round! They're perky! They're soft! They're squishy! They're even a bit of a mystery, which is why you need to …

Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It)

Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend <i>fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five</i> …

Creativity

Conflict Strategies for Nice People

Do you value friendly relations with your colleagues? Are you proud of being a nice person who would never pick a fight? Unfortunately, you might be just as responsible for group dysfunction as your more combative team members. That’s because it’s a problem when you shy away from open, healthy …

Brain Games: A top neuroscientist explains how difficult it is to master an NFL playbook

“It’s about the size of a dictionary,” former Michigan State wide receiver Bennie Fowler surmises. “Maybe a little bit thicker than that.”<p>In May, …

23 Signs You're Secretly An Introvert

You might be a "quiet type" after all.<p>Think you can spot an introvert in a crowd? Think again. Although the stereotypical introvert may be the one at the party who’s hanging out alone by the food table fiddling with an iPhone, the “social butterfly” can just as easily have an introverted …

The 10 Best Apps To Train Your Brain

<i>By Perry Santanachote for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>“Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and …

7 Lessons On Business And Success You Won’t Learn In School

Less than 3 years ago, frustrated by my lack of success, I made the decision to start reaching out to and learning from successful people.<p>There was …

Entrepreneurship

13 Ways to Successfully Move Through Difficult Transitions

If you are having a hard time going through a transition, here are 13 ways to cool down the process and allow you to move on with less drama and more success.<p>I compiled this list throughout the years, after going through many difficult life-changing transitions myself -- moving to another country …

To Be a Brilliant Leader, Mindset Is Everything (Infographic)

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to brilliant leadership, there's no cookie-cutter mold for success. Vastly divergent styles can work equally well, which explains why many of our most respected leaders in business and tech often fall on opposite …

Leadership

What's Your Purpose? Look to Your Core Challenge

Understanding and applying one's purpose to work is not as hard as it seems -- it really boils down to asking yourself one question.<p>"Purpose" has become the latest business buzzword. Millennials are leading the charge, as a generation that wants to love what it's doing. However, as our society …

Mentoring

Stress Isn’t a Threat, It’s a Signal to Change

Is stress impairing your performance at work and compromising your relationships? Changing the way you think about stress can help you turn stress into an ally and use it to improve mental agility and work performance; a report in the <i>Journal of Experimental Psychology</i> showed that physiological and …

Difficult Conversations: 9 Common Mistakes

<b>Mistake #1: We fall into a combat mentality.</b><p>When difficult conversations turn toxic, it’s often because we’ve made a key mistake: we’ve fallen into a combat mentality. This allows the conversation to become a zero-sum game, with a winner and a loser. But the reality is, when we let conversations …

Self-help

Strategy Isn’t What You Say, It’s What You Do

You sometimes hear managers complain that their organization has no strategy. This isn’t true. Every organization has a strategy: its strategy is what it does. Think about it. Every organization competes in a particular place, in a particular way, and with a set of capabilities and management …

The Simplest Way to Build Trust

In the midst of an intense negotiation, it’s hard to know what’s motivating the person across the table — is he willing to cooperate with you to meet both your interests or does he only want to serve his? You need to build trust with your counterpart so you can align your interests and increase the …

When an Inability to Make Decisions Is Actually Fear of Conflict

When a company’s planning and decision-making process involves a lot of meetings, discussions, committees, PowerPoint decks, emails, and announcements, but very few hard-and-fast agreements, I call that “decision spin”. Decisions bounce around the company, from group to group, up and down the …

The Hidden Enemy of Productive Conversations

We have our work cut out for us when it comes to navigating complex problems, in large part because we are hard-wired to seek certainty as quickly as possible. The research of decision scientists reveals that our best strategy for tackling these problems is to harness cognitive diversity, because …

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful. If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most …

The Dangers of Confidence

<b>Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic</b>, professor at University College London, on how confidence masks incompetence. For more, read <i>Confidence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt</i>.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast, from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. Today, I’m talking with …

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

Schedule a 15-Minute Break Before You Burn Out

When you’re racing 90 miles an hour, the last thing you want to do is slow down.<p>That’s how it feels on those exhilarating days when you’re completely focused, tearing through your to-do list, racking up accomplishments. You just want to keep going.<p>You might also worry that if you take a break, …

The Irresistible Allure of Pre-crastination

There’s a fairly common maxim that “He who hesitates is lost.” It’s a curious proverb, not only because its origins are murky, but also because it might just be really bad advice for productivity. Recent research suggests that rushing to complete projects might actually harm our productivity, a …

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no …

Research: We’re Too Busy to Follow the Rules

Long hours spent working in a demanding environment can exhaust you, sure. But according to new research, there’s another hidden cost attached to an intense day: neglecting those secondary tasks that, while not as visible or lauded by your boss, might be essential to the safety or ethics of your …

How Companies Can Profit from a “Growth Mindset”

Download this podcast<p>When Carol Dweck was a graduate student, in the early 1970s, she began studying how children cope with failure—and she quickly realized that “cope” was the wrong word. “Some didn’t just cope—they relished it,” she says. “For some people, failure is the end of the world—but for …

How To Survive A Toxic Workplace

There are few things more soul-crushing than hating your job. Every night you feel that twinge of anxiety before going to bed. Every morning you …

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