Carolyn Parchment

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15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

Pet rescue owner accused of animal cruelty after horrific video surfaces

PHOENIX — The owner of an Arizona pet-rescue operation has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty, officials said.<p>Rebekah Fox-Laverty, owner of Mavyn Animal Rescue, was arrested following a gruesome video posted on social media earlier this month, Phoenix police confirmed.<p>The video posted in …

This Wildlife Photographer Waits Over a Week for the ‘Perfect Shot’

Wildlife photography often requires a great deal of patience, and one photographer who has mastered the art of waiting is Belgian wildlife …

How to become a graphic designer without going back to school

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Graphic Design

96 Things to Do When You're Bored

Years ago when I was going through a hard time, my therapist recommended that I read Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s <i>Your Erroneous Zones</i>. This book changed my …

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, …

Rainfall
Time Management

Want Your Employees to Respect You? Give Them the 1 Thing Most Bosses Never Do

This is a signature trait of the best leaders. It's also a rare commodity and extremely hard to pull off in a business setting.<p>A signature trait of the most likable leaders -- a trait that leads to uncommon loyalty in employees as well as business results -- is one that's extremely hard to pull …

Leadership

Optimizing Delegation: The Advantage Of Mastering A Task Before You Hand It Off

You’re in your chair slumped over a small, blue screen. You’re dizzy from the day, but you’re even more exasperated from trying to help your indecisive boss make a clear decision. Or, maybe, you’re tired from a boss micromanaging and shouting orders like a military drill sergeant into your ears.<p>Did …

Leadership

5 Unusual Facts About Google's Odd (and Wildly Successful) Management Practices

These people practices are terrifying for companies with traditional, command-and-control leadership styles. But they work for Google.<p>One of the things I truly admire about Google's management approach is that, like the rest of Google, its HR leaders look at real-world data to engineer the …

The Workplace

This is what to say when you get asked to talk about yourself in a job interview

Rachel McAdams waiting for a job interview in 'Morning Glory'. Image: Rex<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Chances are that as some point in your …

What Will Make You an Exceptional Leader, Exactly? It Comes Down to 1 Word

The question comes down to this: Are you courageous enough to pull it off?<p>Poor leadership is everywhere, costing businesses millions of dollars. One of the factors behind it -- a true blind spot for most people in management roles -- is their inability to display this one strength of the most …

Leadership

The best light bulbs you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Cree/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Every home needs good lighting that's energy-efficient and attractive. We've researched and tested a …

Home Automation
Employment

3 Crucial Skills For Leading Without Authority

With flatter management structures, increased outsourcing, the move toward collaborative cultures, and the ongoing formation of cross-functional teams, the criterion for the job of leader is changing. More and more people are assigned to leadership roles in which they have no positional …

Emotional Intelligence

18 Questions the Best Leaders Use to Develop, Engage, and Retain Their Staff

Your employees want to know you care about their careers.<p>One of the primary reasons employees become disengaged is that they feel undervalued and that their manager is not taking an interest in their career development. When I ask the leaders I coach why they don't do this, they say it's because …

Employee Engagement

Exceptional Managers Don't Leave the Office Without Doing This Every Day

When you think about the best boss you've ever had, you likely credit them with at least some part of your personal career success—that's how much …

How Smart People Work Less And Get More Done

Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than they do.<p>A new study from Stanford shows that they are on to something.<p>The study found that productivity per hour declines …

55 Freelance Businesses You Can Start For Free Tomorrow Morning

Thinking about becoming a freelancer? You’re not alone.<p>Many people around the world are sidestepping their fears, ditching the 9-to-5 lifestyle, and setting out to make money on their own off of their skills and passions. Now’s the perfect time to do so – the demand for creative freelancers has …

Small Business

5 Daily Choices the Smartest People Make

What's remarkable about making these daily choices is knowing there will be no regrets.<p>According to multiple sources, the average number of decisions an adult makes each day is about 35,000. Some are smart, others ... well, lets just keep things on a positive note and say it's the smart decisions …

Self-improvement

3 Practices To Become A Great Listener

Are any of these phrases familiar to you?<p>• “You just don’t understand.”<p>• “How many times do I have to repeat myself?”<p>• “I can’t tell if you’re distracted, or you just don’t care.”<p>Whether you’re hearing these phrases or saying them, they’re all signs of <i>ineffective</i> listening. And ineffective …

Self-help

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself When at a Crossroads

Are you facing a big decision? Are you stuck in a difficult spot? Answering these 5 questions will lead you to your best outcome.<p>A close colleague is wrestling with the fact that his business partnership is literally sucking the life out of him. He launched his company several years ago with a …

Leadership

7 Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

Don't try to be perfect, just try to be better than you were yesterday.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my new upcoming book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Leadership

Newly Promoted? Seven Ways To Maximize Your Early Days As A New Manager

I recently had the privilege of coaching at a leadership program targeted to new managers. The enthusiasm was palpable and inspiring, but there was also anxiety around being a first-time manager. How do you bring up ideas with credibility? How do you make tough decisions? How do you rally your team …

Leadership

Syndrome Linked To Smoking Weed Spikes In States With Legalized Marijuana

On a recent shift in the ER, after multiple rounds of medicine to control his nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, a patient explained to me that he had been smoking marijuana daily over the past 5-10 years. He also stated that he would often take hot showers and baths to help control his …

Cannabis

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21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Productivity