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Stephen Hawking, Astrophysicist With A Paralyzing Disease, Dies At 76

Hawking unraveled the mysteries of the Big Bang and black holes despite a paralyzing nerve disease, while writing books that made him a celebrity.<p>Stephen Hawking, who surmounted a paralyzing illness to master both cosmology and celebrity, died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge at age 76.<p>Hawking …

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

Linguistics
Employment

3 Simple Ways to Motivate Your Employees and Make Them Proud | Inc.com

Most leaders are proud of their position and the company itself. After all, they've put in the time and effort and now find themselves in a position of leadership. All those fortunate enough to be in a position of management should ask themselves a simple question that will make them look at their …

Employee Engagement

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Text Messaging

Want to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape? Science Says Do 1 Thing First

Fitness trackers are fun, but all that data could go to waste if you don't get the inside scoop on how you're built and what is best for you.<p>Americans spend a ton of money on diet and exercise--health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year in revenue--in spite of the fact that most of us have …

Fitness

11 Quotes to Inspire Better Listening | Inc.com

It's easier than it ever before to communicate at scale through social media. Technology has even made 1-on-1 communication easier - for example, many of my meetings are done via video conference, allowing me to have a face-to-face connection with people all across the world!<p>However, what many …

Time I

3 Tips to Become a Better Leader

Influence the people you lead.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you call yourself a boss, a leader or something else, your job is to influence the people around you and create a cohesive, collaborative unit. How do you do that? Entrepreneur Network partner Patrick …

Business Strategy

Want Better Daily Habits? This Journal Will Help You

Sometimes the best way to start your day is by writing out a list: whether you're tracking your goal progress, itemizing what you need to get done or …

Managing Your Schedule Like a Boss: Tips the Experts Never Tell You

Time management is at the top of the short list of reasons why some people succeed and most don't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lou Gerstner, the former CEO of IBM, once said, “Never let anyone own your schedule.”<p>I don’t know about you, but I <i>love</i> that quote. It’s so …

Time Management

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Management

Communication Techniques That Motivate Others To Become Better | Inc.com

As someone in a leadership position, motivating your team is one of your most important tasks. After all, motivation boosts productivity, workplace morale, and reduces turnover. That's a win-win-win if you ask.<p>One of the most overlooked ways to motivate your team is through communication. Through …

Employee Engagement

Ten Management Mistakes That Will Kill Your Team's Motivation

Dear Liz,<p>Last week two of my Marketing team members made a presentation to me and a group of other managers in our company.<p>They presented their content plan for our annual customer appreciation event, which is taking place next month.<p>We finalized the logistics side of the event months ago.<p>At last …

Leadership

14 Proven Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Estimate the attention span of your audience, then cut it in half. That's a good length for your presentation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful leaders are able to meaningfully communicate with others.<p>Steve Jobs inspired his employees to strive for perfect …

Public Speaking

Five key attributes of great managers

Line managers have a key role in building trust and engagement in the organisation. In his article on The Power of Great Managers, Towers Watson’s …

Employee Engagement

9 Things Every Great Manager Knows | Inc.com

Running multiple facets of an operation--especially when so many people are involved--is never an easy task. While we all might think that we have the capacity to be great managers, at the end of the day, it takes a lot of knowledge to manage a whole staff efficiently and effectively.<p>Here are 9 …

Faceted Classification

Task Selection and Workload: A Focus on Completing Easy Tasks Hurts Long-Term Performance

by Diwas S. KC, Bradley R. Staats, Maryam Kouchaki, and Francesca Gino<p>Overview — Employees facing increased workloads usually tackle easier tasks …

Time Management
Management

Trust Your Employees, Not Your Rule Book

Here’s the good news: The big airlines are revising their rules for booking and boarding flights — rules that led to one of the great business fiascos in recent history, United Express Flight 3411. Here’s the bad news: If the long-term lesson that leaders of the airline business (or any other …

Customer Service

Ten Things Your Resume Doesn't Mention -- But It Should

For 50 or 60 years job-seekers have been taught to write their resumes in the most opaque and unhelpful way imaginable.<p>Job-seekers have been taught to use terse, governmental language in their resumes, so that almost every job-seeker sounds identical to every other job-seeker!<p>That’s the worst …

Employment

Four Things To Do In Your First 30 Days On The Job

The first few weeks of a new job are easy in some ways, difficult in others. In most roles, you won’t know enough in the beginning to take on a heavy workload. But you’ll have uncertainty about what’s expected of you and you’ll be striving to make a good impression, which can be emotionally …

Leadership

How To Create A 'Rhythm Of Business' Model In 7 Simple Steps

“The first month in my new role felt like I was drinking water from a fire hose,” my career coaching client told me. “But I took your advice about the first six things to do when promoted to manager, and I feel like I have a good understanding of the department and what we need to accomplish.”<p>“But …

Participation

Don’t Leave Your Performance Review Without Asking This One Question

A surefire way of conquering your review.<p>When you’re heading into your performance review, you probably come armed with a few questions (“What am I …

Self-improvement

Here’s how to cope with a lousy boss

Hating the manager is one of the top reasons people quit. Here’s how to cope with a lousy boss:<p>A 2015 Gallup study revealed that half of the 7,272 …

How to Become the Most Persuasive Person in the Room | Inc.com

Let's be honest, it takes more than knowledge, position, and popularity at work to convince people to see things your way. It takes the power of persuasion.<p>If you want to succeed, you have to be able to persuade and influence others. It doesn't matter how smart and skilled you are--if you don't …

Body Language

This Is the Single Most Important Leadership Trait, According to Hundreds of Founders | Inc.com

Transparency. Passion. Communication.<p>You know that they're all important traits of effective leaders. But are they the <i>most</i> important qualities?<p>Not according to a recent study conducted by The Alternative Board, which surveyed hundreds of entrepreneurs across the world to find out about their …

Employment

This song was scientifically designed to make babies happy

Plenty of research has looked at adults’ emotional responses to music. But research with babies is more piecemeal and eclectic, perhaps reflecting the difficulty of asking them what they like. Researchers know that babies can hear and remember music even while they are still in the womb. And one …

Recover Deleted Data from iPad and iPhone Without Backup

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Data Recovery