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7 things I wish my current self learned when I was younger

I wish I had learned these 7 lessons when I was younger. It would have helped me get on the path to a happier and healthier life:<p>Health is priority #1<p>…

Online

People Won’t Grow If You Think They Can’t Change

Have you ever worked hard to improve a valuable skill and made real progress, only to have your development go unnoticed by the people who told you that you needed to improve? Perhaps this led you to look for a new job. Or maybe you’re a manager who’s been disappointed by poor performance and …

Self-improvement

How A 32-Year-Old Woman In Media Learned Not To Disclose Her Salary

<i>In our series</i> My Salary Story<i>, women with years of career experience open up about the most intimate details of their jobs: compensation. It’s an</i> …

Employment

How Technology Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs

<b>How Thoughtful Technology Integration Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs</b><p>by <b>Jackie Gerstein</b><p><i>For specific training and professional development</i> …

Education Technology

What to Tell an Employer About Leaving a Previous Job

One of the most difficult questions to answer during an interview is why you left your previous employer or why you want to leave your current …

Employment

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Just Tweeted World's Worst Productivity Tip

Replacing Powerpoint meetings with group reading sessions is just another way to waste our valuable time.<p>Just to make things personally clear, I like Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. I especially like that when he grows out his hipster beard it makes him look exactly like a garden gnome. (Especially when …

Social Media

7 Ways Business Leaders Get Stuck (And How To Get Back On Track)

In a rut? Unable to scale? Communications breakdown? Time to make a change.<p><i>Andy Bailey, CEO and head coach of business coaching firm Petra Coach, serves in an advisory role on the Gazelles Council, leaders of the Scale Up movement. We asked Andy for insight about how business leaders get stuck and</i> …

Leadership

How to Lose Your Best Employees

You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door.<p>She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a huge asset. But her learning has peaked, her …

Employee Engagement

Mark Your Calendars — This Is When You'll Get Your Life Back After Kids

Last weekend, on a gloomy Sunday, my family, which includes myself, my husband, our 7-year-old daughter, and our 4-year-old son, was eager for an activity. We ruled out a movie since my daughter was convinced every children's film currently in theaters was too scary. My son's idea of finally …

Kids

Your DNA determines whether you're an introvert or an extrovert — here's how to tell which one you are

At some point in your life, you've probably been described as an extrovert or an introvert. It's true that many of us place ourselves in one of those two categories — or somewhere in the middle if you're an ambivert.<p>These labels were coined in the 1920s by the psychologist Carl Jung. He said the …

Psychology

4 Telltale Signs You're Negotiating With Somebody Who Is Dishonest

Never assume it's the truth just because you like what you're hearing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A necessary element to running a successful, enduring business is to work with people who posses high levels of integrity. Success that sustains is built upon …

Body Language

Want to Keep Boomers and Gen-Xers from Quitting? Offer Them the Same 6 Things You Give to Your Millennial Employees

What does each generation want from their bosses? Turns out, much of the same things.<p>In a massive study by the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, researchers analyzed data from over 5 million employees across the world to make comparisons across different generations.<p>Surprisingly, they …

Employee Engagement

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

7 Concealers Every Woman Over 30 Should Be Using

A good concealer can go a long way. This essential beauty product has the power to hide everything–literally, everything like under-eye bags, dark …

Makeup

The 5 best stretches to counter all your desk sitting

If you have a desk job, you’re kinda screwed. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who work in these …

Pain

The Winning Strategy Top Companies Use to Thrive (Hint: It's So Simple It Fits on a Single Page)

Today's unpredictable environment wants to rock your world. Here's how to turn the tables and thrive.<p>It's undeniable. Dramatic, persistent change is sweeping virtually every sector, challenging leadership as never before.<p>As one noteworthy point of proof came in a 2017 PwC survey of 1,370 leaders …

Management

This Anti-Aging Serum Is So Good It Has A 5-Star Review On Sephora

Everyone knows that they need to cleanse and moisturize their skin, but not many are aware of the importance of using a serum. These powerful …

Skin Care

How to identify the perfect social influencer for your business

Social influencer marketing is rapidly on the rise. It’s quickly becoming the preferred marketing strategy and with good reason. A recent study showed that influencer marketing is twice as fast as conventional approaches in finding customers, and up to ten times more effective. With everyone …

Marketing

How to stay humble and sincere when you’re doing really well

You’re amazing and you know it. You’re at the top of your game, you look spectacular and your wardrobe is definitely Tim Gunn approved. Speaking of …

Downplay

The One Hyaluronic Acid Product Dermatologists Swear By For Women Over 30

There are plenty of ingredients that are great for aging skin, but none work quite as well as hyaluronic acid. Its hydrating effects work wonders on …

Skin Care

13 Mental Habits Leaders with Emotional Intelligence Will Avoid Like the Plague

A good first lesson to grow as a leader is to step back and inspect how your thinking patterns impact others.<p>Every leader/boss/manager with emotional intelligence whom I have ever met didn't arrive there overnight. Most worked hard for years to develop new habits, and especially new ways of …

Self-help

How to Be More Assertive (Without Being a Jerk)

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanLearning how to be more assertive can massively improve your quality of life.All of …

Self-help

Meet Nora, The Beautiful Baby Girl Born With Hair as White as Snow

When 25-year-old Taylor Dunnavant of Saint Clair, Missouri, found out she was pregnant with her second child, she was ecstatic. But unlike her first …

Pregnancy
The Workplace

13 signs you're smarter than you realize

Psychology

Corporate Learning Programs Need to Consider Context, Not Just Skills

Spending on corporate learning, particularly leadership development, continues to increase at a staggering pace. According to one piece of research, spending on frontline leadership development alone increased by over 310% in a three-year period. Despite the amount they invest in corporate …

Management

5 Things Women Can Do to Become CEO of a Company

<i>Fortune</i> unveiled its latest Most Powerful Women list on Thursday, naming the 50 top female executives in America.<p>The list includes marquee names such …

CEOs

Meet Hadiza Bala Usman, The Incredible Young Woman Running Nigeria's Port Authority

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is saddled with the role of managing Nigeria’s seaports through which over 75 percent of imports and exports pass. However, a blend of corruption and cronyism has rendered ineffective what is one of the most critical agencies of government as a revenue generating …

Africa

6 Things Successful Employees Do Outside the Office | Inc.com

Being a rock star at your job is as much a product of the work you do outside the office as the work you do in it. Successful employees know how to actively set themselves up to achieve their career goals while simultaneously benefiting their long-term personal health and mental wellbeing.<p>The best …

Employment
Africa