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Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

People can't stop talking about counterintuitive advice for being a good boss

Over on Fast Company, Art Markman writes that an effective manager will put off answering their direct reports' questions right away.<p>Markman, who is a professor of psychology and marketing at the University of Texas at Austin, says it teaches employees to be resourceful and to hone their leadership …

11 Foods That Boost Your Brain and Memory

By Kerri-Ann Jennings<p>Your brain is kind of a big deal.<p>As the control center of your body, it's in charge of keeping your heart beating and lungs …

Wellness

Yes, Brain Fog Is Real, and Here's How You Can Fix It

"Brain fog" hardly seems like a medical term, but according to functional medical expert William Cole, it shouldn't be taken lightly. "Of all the …

Wellness

A Harvard Neuroscientist Reveals That Meditation Not only Reduces Stress But Literally Changes the Structure of the Brain

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably wondered whether meditation actually has any benefits for the brain.<p>Luckily, modern day research is …

How to Exercise Your Brain for Better Thinking Skills

Not so very long ago, scientists and doctors believed that the number of neurons, cells, and pathways that were present in our brains at birth were …

9 Easy Ways to Boost Your Memory

You can’t find your keys. The name of your mailman is on the tip of your tongue. Here are surprising tricks that will help you remember stuff …

Memory Decline Can Be Countered With This Simple Strategy

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7 Actionable Tips to Help Your Brain Function at it's Highest

Vitamin B—And Why It’s Important

As one of the most essential vitamins, the B’s are also the most confusing—because, well, there are a lot of them. Whether it’s folate (not to be …

Get Smarter with the 5 Best Brain Boosting Supplements

If you are looking for supplements to help improve your memory, mental clarity, focus and concentration, and to combat the hazards of age-related …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain | Inc.com

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, groundbreaking products.<p>What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather …

Holy Bigfoot: You Have No Idea How Massive Toyota Truly Is – Feature

From the April 2015 issue<p>Elsewhere in this issue, you’ll read about the resurgence of Japanese performance. When it comes to sales performance, though, Toyota is already tops. It has sold more vehicles than any manufacturer for six of the past seven years, topping 10 million sales worldwide in …

11 Surprising Factors That Mess With Your Memory

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Fear of losing your mind is a pervasive, fear. Among Americans, the notion of losing mental capacity evokes twice as much fear as …

How to Keep Your Brain Young

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Are forgetfulness and "senior moments" inevitable parts of aging? Many medical professionals (including the doctor in CNN's news brief …