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Eleven signs that you lack emotional intelligence

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

4 ways to help get over career bitterness

When disappointments inevitably happen at work, we can make the mistake of letting that emotion fester into bitterness. Instead of processing our …

Here's What to Do If You Absolutely Must Pull an All-Nighter

Always optimize, even if you know you won't be at peak performance.<p>Let's get the disclaimer out of the way first: All-nighters are terrible for you. The sleep deprivation they require is liable to make you irritable, impair your thinking, and diminish your productivity and creativity. And the more …

The 11 Worst Email Mistakes Everyone Makes

We're all buried in our email inboxes. Try not to make life harder for people by committing these egregious email errors.<p>Emails have become a necessary evil in the workplace. I say evil because my inbox right now has 169 unread emails, which makes me quiver with anxiety. But that's nothing compared …

How Not To Discuss Your Strengths And Weaknesses On Job Interviews

You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to be prepared.<p>As a job candidate, if you’re asked the question, “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” in an interview, it’s important to emphasize what you’re good at, and minimize—but be truthful about—what you’re not.<p>When it comes time to toot your …

Being a Leader, Not A Boss

My company doesn’t have traditional employees; it has a network of amazing contractors, contributing talent on-demand. On occasion, it acts like a collective. That’s because I encourage horizontal leadership and a flat hierarchy, and insist on minimizing overhead. We’ve all heard the “flat …

Want to Get Ahead? 10 Things to Do During Your Lunch Break

One of the ways to make change in your life is to use your time wisely.<p>Are you given a whole hour at lunch time and not sure how to fill it in properly?<p>In my new book The Entrepreneur's Book of Actions: Essential Daily Exercises and Habits for Becoming Wealthier, Smarter, and More Successful …

5 Unspoken Lessons Your Employees Can Teach You to Be a Better Boss

The best leaders know their employees' silence speaks volumes.<p>The most successful business leaders share an insatiable desire to learn. One of the greatest challenges of being a leader in any industry is having the humility (and good sense) to glean valuable lessons from unexpected sources.<p>The very …

Tips To Make Yourself A Better Person | Virtual Dating

Self helping can be a smart thing to do and help you turn your way of life for the better. This may make you wonder where to begin to start making …

MIT's Fusion Reactor Broke a World Record Right Before the Feds Shut It Off

MIT’s fusion program has fallen on hard times, but that hasn’t stopped it from smashing world records and keeping the dream of limitless, carbon-free …

10 Phrases You Need to Say Often to Build Bridges

It could be as simple as 'That was my fault.'<p>Lets face it, we are responsible for what comes out of our mouths. And while people are 100 percent responsible for how they react to our words, choosing our words wisely will impact relationships. It starts with the speaker.<p>So what can you say …

5 Leadership Skills to Focus on When Developing Your Managers

If you need to fix your leadership problems, focus intently on these five traits first.<p>A dismal reality about the state of the American workforce remains true: According to Gallup, nearly 70 percent of U.S. workers have been either "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" since 2000.<p>So who's to …

The Difference Between Good Leaders and Great Ones

The world tends toward continuums. We order everything from temperature (cold to hot, with tepid in the middle) to wealth (poor to comfortable to rich). Continuity along a linear line, like the inexorable laws of hydrodynamics, helps to capture and comprehend the complexities of science and …

5 Unique Ways Your Smartphone Can Make You More Productive

You’ve got about three years in your current gig, and you love it. But you are reminded every now and then that there is greener grass somewhere. You …

Career Development

10 things the most organized people do before noon

Better make the most of your morning hours - you're never going to get them back. And truly productive people know that how you spend your morning sets the tone for your whole day. Give yourself a mid-day deadline to sort out work and home, and it will help you live a happy, stress-free lifestyle …

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5 Essential Skills You Need To Keep Your Job In The Next 10 Years

Automation may affect half of jobs. Here are five areas to develop to keep yourself employed.<p>With everything from how we collaborate to the technology we use undergoing enormous transformation, many believe that the future of work will look very different in 10 years.<p>By some estimates, roughly half …

4 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits …

8 Signs Foretelling You're Destined To Be Successful

It’s Monday again.<p>The annoying alarm breaks the piece of silence you are enjoying. You keep pressing snooze and don’t want to leave your bed. As the …

17 quick and easy daily habits that can significantly improve your life

The best approach is to start small.<p>In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only a few minutes to …

Quora

Hands-on with 5 Android apps you should download in August 2016 [Video]

There are nearly 1.5 million applications currently on Google Play and with so many to choose from, finding interesting new experiences can be a hassle. As we have the last couple of months now, today we’ll be showing you another 5 Android apps that you should definitely give a shot…<p>Google Duo<p>After …

Apps

The Perfect Amount of Time to Work Each Day

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. Let go of this relic and try a new, more productive approach.<p>The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution in an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor that workers were forced to endure on …

Why J.K. Rowling Doesn't Want You to Follow Her Top 10 Rules for Success

Some people believe there is a definable path to success. These people need a life, says the famous author.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Do you truly tell others that all your successes are thanks to certain rules?<p>Don't tell …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

Mysterious blood-red rain in Spain leaves researchers scratching their heads

The rain in Spain was blood-red last year, at least in certain regions. Residents were disturbed to find crimson water pouring from the sky in the …

North America

Muslims Hate ISIS Most of All

Before the Paris horror, ISIS was killing Muslims on a daily basis. We Muslims despise these crazy people more than anyone else does.<p>Denounce ISIS? …

Most extensive face transplant ever performed is a success in New York

A team of medical professionals in New York City has successfully performed the most ambitious facial transplant ever attempted, involving the transfer of eyelids, scalp, ears and subcutaneous bony structures, to restore normal facial figures to a volunteer firefighter whose entire head was …

Medicine

Why Working From Home Is Great for Telecommuters, Bad for Everyone Else

Why you're so bummed even if nobody steals your lunch out of the fridge anymore<p>Countless management articles tout the benefits of working remotely, …

Thousands of Sites Infected With Linux Encryption Ransomware

<b>Thousands of websites have already been infected with the Linux file-encrypting ransomware dubbed Linux.Encoder1, security firms reported.</b><p>When the …

Muslim and Jewish leaders gather at Paris concert hall memorial

It is time to close ‘places of hate’, says imam in group carrying white roses and singing La Marseillaise at scene of massacre<p>French Muslim leaders gathered outside the Bataclan concert hall on Sunday to honour the 89 people who died there in the bloodiest attack by jihadi terrorists France has …

How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation—which can be a challenge when it comes to leading a team comprised of introverts and extroverts. How do you manage these vastly different personalities and work preferences? How …