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10 of the Most Surprising Findings from Psychological Studies

<i>Psychology has a reputation for being the science of common sense, or a field that simply confirms things we already know about ourselves.</i><p><i>One way of</i> …

The Body-Weight Challenge That Works Every Single Muscle

How fast can you complete three rounds of this equipment-free drill? Your goal: 3:37<p>Equipment-free exercises shouldn't be saved for vacations, at-home workouts, or hotel rooms. They can be just as effective as heavy weights for building strength, says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The IMPACT!</b> …

How to Stop a Conversation From Going in Circles

Have you ever sat in a meeting and listened while the conversation went around and around in circles? It’s a frustrating experience—and one that …

Simple Science Fitness

2.1 billion of the world population, or almost a third of everybody living today, is overweight or obese. Our emotional, physical, and mental health …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Seven Things Great Employers Do (that Others Don’t)

For most people, paid work is unsettling and energy-sapping. Despite employee engagement racing up the priority list of CEOs (see, for example, The Conference Board’s CEO Challenge 2014), our research into workplaces all over the world reveals a sorry state of affairs: workers who are actively</i> …

Why You Need a Time Budget — and How to Create It

Stretched for time? Nowadays, who isn't?! Successful time management isn't as elusive as it might seem. Creating a "time budget" can help.<p>Why a time …

Strategy’s No Good Unless You End Up Somewhere New

Innovation isn’t always strategic, but strategy making sure as heck better be innovative. By definition, strategy is about allocating resources <i>today</i> to secure a better <i>tomorrow</i>. It is important, however, to understand the nuances and complexities of innovation as they relate to strategy. Here is my …

The Big Lie of Strategic Planning

All executives know that strategy is important. But almost all also find it scary, because it forces them to confront a future they can only guess at. Worse, actually choosing a strategy entails making decisions that explicitly cut off possibilities and options. An executive may well fear that …

Why Do Big Companies Do Hackathons?

By Jennifer Elias7 minute Read<p>When you’re in a big, Fortune 500 company, collaborating with different departments–especially with IT–can be hard if …

No, You Don't Need to Stop Drinking Red Wine

A study questioned the benefits of the anti-aging antioxidant, but there's more to the issue<p>You didn’t like that pinot noir anyway, right? A new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine revealed not-so-promising news about resveratrol—the powerhouse antioxidant found in red wine.<p>When …

4 Things We Have Wrong About Creativity

Think creativity is all blue walls and blue skies? Nope. It’s more about sitting on an airplane and coming up with a lot of bad ideas.<p>“Creativity” may not be the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word “conglomerate.” But Christian Stadil, CEO and co-owner of Denmark-based Thornico, a …

How To Set Goals For The Life You Actually Want

It’s time to stop setting the wrong goals and start using goals to determine the journey, not the destination.<p>It’s a commonly accepted sentiment that setting goals will lead you to success.<p>Many of us believe life will be better by reaching those goals, so we make our plans, put our nose to the …

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Upgrade Your Dress Shoes

Spiff up your kicks to leave a killer first impression<p>You've heard the saying "shoes make the man," right? Turns out there's actually some science to back that up. Researchers at the University of Kansas conducted a study in which people accurately gauged a stranger's personality, social status, …

4 Pushup Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Are you guilty of these pushup saboteurs?<p>The pushup is a classic exercise that you learned in middle school.<p>But for that same reason, you’ve probably picked up some bad habits throughout the years.<p>“Your technique is just as important when doing a pushup as it is when you're doing a heavy lift,” …

Ladder Drills Can Make You Smarter

Agility training can boost cognitive performance, a new study finds<p>You may want to stop running in a straight line and start zig-zagging instead. A new study from the Air Force Research Laboratory shows that agility training can improve your cognitive performance.<p>Military personnel were divided …

The Body-Weight Blitz

This challenge works all of your muscles, and you never have to lift a weight—except your own<p>No weights, no nonsense. "You don't need dumbbells, barbells, or machines to prove you're fit," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> "When you're on the road or don't have access to a …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

The Thinking Man's Guide to Meditation

How to build a more peaceful mind in an ever more chaotic world<p>I am seated comfortably in my sunroom, feet flat on the floor, spine straight but not stiff, gaze lowered. Nobody is home, it’s quiet, and I am ready.<p>A soft voice—male, British, smooth—fills the room with gentle instruction, a laptop …

Slow-Roast Tender Chinese Spareribs

For your next game day, go with Cantonese BBQ<p>Those sticky, overcooked, red ribs from Chinese buffets are usually too tough or too sweet to be anything but disappointing. It's a shame, because when you taste Cantonese BBQ spareribs done well—honey-glazed, browned, and sizzling—they're …