Chris Parks

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What To Do When Work Takes a Toll on Your Mental Health

Success comes with a unique set of stressors. On a practical level, it's very difficult to balance a demanding career and your well-being. As you rise higher, you also face greater pressure to perform, which can lead to self-doubt. The flip side of being smart and accomplished is that it's easy to …

Mental Health

'My husband killed himself while I slept - in his note he left a message for what I should do'

Emma Picton-Jones was 22 years old when she met the man she would go on to marry.<p>It was at a rugby tournament, and she and Dan swapped numbers that …

Mental Health

Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

Three Signs It's Time To Fire Someone (Even If You Like The Person)

One painful aspect of leading is firing people you like. It’s hard for many reasons. The employee may love working with you and for your company. It might be someone you are friends with outside of work. And they might just be a good person who is doing their best. Firing anyone isn’t easy but …

3 Totally Doable Mortgage Hacks That Can Save You Thousands

There's nothing quite like the excitement of finding and buying your dream home. You found a home within your budget, set aside a down payment and …

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Horror

7 Important Life Lessons Everyone Learns the Hard Way

It's better to look back on life and say: "I can't believe I did that" than to look back and say: "I wish I did that."<p>As elders are always telling younger people, experience is the best teacher. But if you can take in a life lesson without putting yourself through difficulty--if you can benefit …

The 25 Best Everyday Carry Gifts

Field Notes Pocket Notebooks<p>With offerings that range from the simple and straightforward to task and adventure-specific formats and construction …

Outdoors Gear

11 Misleading Pics That'll Screw With Your Head

Brains are cool and all but sometimes they're dumb as hell, y'know?1. These creations are made to look like they're following you.IvorySkull2. This …

Tattoos

3 Rules for Becoming an Operationally Excellent Leader

Unless you've mastered these operational fundamentals, your organization will always be vulnerable to the competition.<p>Imagine you have a brilliant friend. He's always full of great ideas. Unfortunately, this friend rarely brushes his teeth, never flosses, and showers only occasionally. So when he …

Why Are Your Employees Quitting? A Study Says It Comes Down to Any of These 6 Reasons

According to Gallup, 75 percent of the reasons people quit come down to their managers.<p>If your company is looking for some guidance on how to keep employees from jumping ship, according to Gallup research, most employees quit for a few explainable reasons. But the reasons your best people leave …

6 Reasons Your Right-Wing Friend Isn’t Budging On Gun Control

I’ve seen my friends and colleagues on the Left side of the gun control debate dumbfounded at why Second Amendment advocates don’t seem to budge on …

The media doesn't understand guns -- and doesn't want to

Video<p>Vegas shooter: What we know about his deadly arsenal<p>The American political left and mainstream media pundits at large do not understand guns. They are not educated about them and they refuse to learn about them. They could not tell you the difference between an automatic or semi-automatic …

Guns

All that kneeling ignores the real cause of soaring black homicides

The FBI released its official crime tally for 2016 on Monday, and the data flies in the face of the rhetoric that professional athletes rehearsed in …

10 Signs You're A Terrible Leader

Every business owner or CEO has a learning curve when taking on a leadership position. Being the head honcho isn’t easy, and leadership skills aren’t always innate—it can take time to grow into the position.<p>Unfortunately, there are times when a manager or boss is simply a bad leader. Maybe they had …

Health Savings Account: Your Extra Retirement Funds

What if I told you there was a way to save $2.5 million tax-free forever? Interested?<p>By now you’ve probably heard about the health savings account …

Health Savings Accounts

Seven Warning Signs Your Employee Isn't Coachable

“Well I’ve tried to coach Anne to collaborate better with her peers but she just doesn’t seem to get it”. This came with an exasperated sigh from Mary, one of my executive coaching clients who is trying to get a direct report to improve her peer relationships. “I can’t spend so much of my time …

8 Mistakes That Make Good Employees Leave

It's tough to hold on to good employees, but it shouldn't be. Most of the mistakes that companies make are easily avoided. When you do make mistakes, your best employees are the first to go, because they have the most options.<p>If you can't keep your best employees engaged, you can't keep your best …

Employment

This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Leadership Style

If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both works with your …

Leadership

Want to Be a Great Leader? Adopt These 5 Easy Habits

Research has identified the five most important competencies for leadership.<p>Conventional wisdom says leaders drive companies. And without strong leadership, companies have a hard time moving forward during explosive growth.<p>As we look at the current leadership landscape, however, it's rather bleak. …

6 Keys To Giving Positive Feedback That Drives Better Results

A culture of recognition helps create a culture of continuous improvement<p>If you want to create a culture of continuous improvement, then create a culture of recognition. Everyone wants to come to work to do a good job, very few people are just doing it for the money, and if we can find ways to …

10 Cheap and Simple Steps to Happy Employees

Money can't buy happiness. Listen to your team and show them gratitude to create a healthy and happy company culture.<p>It's well-known that happy employees are productive employees. People who are excited to show up to work are more focused, more innovative, and stay with their companies longer.<p>While …

You Just Hired Someone and They're Not Productive Yet. Here's Why

The key to new employee productivity is participation. Addressing these concerns during onboarding can build their confidence.<p>We all expect our new employees to hit the ground running. To gauge their progress, we now measure "time to productivity"--a metric that has become one of the primary …

No Sh*t: People Who Swear More May Also Be More Honest, Study Says

There are two types of people in this world: those who abhor potty mouths, and those who have turned the use of four-letter words into an art form. …

Psychology

How Much Money Do You Need to Save Each Day to Become a Millionaire?

Whether you’re just getting started in your career or have been slogging away at the same desk for a few decades, you’ve probably already imagined …

Alarming Report: Kids Who Spend Just 1 Hour a Day on Social Media Are Less Happy

Kids using social media is fairly inevitable but even just one hour online can make kids less content with their lives.<p>Just last night I was chatting with my babysitter about how much more complicated life is today for teenagers, with the prevalence of social media. When I was in high school and …

6 Brutal Truths About Productivity No One Wants to Talk About

Humans are prolific procrastinators. People have struggled with habitual hesitation going back to ancient civilizations. It’s easy to make plans and …

11 Apple Watch tips every owner should know

The Apple Watch is a device that can do more than tell the time or put iPhone notifications on your wrist. It can be used to pay for items in the real world, save you in an emergency, act as a fashion accessory and help you track down a misplaced iPhone -- to name a few.<p>Here are 11 tips and tricks …

It's Not Cool — But This Might Be the Best Gift for Your Kids

Money<p>If you're like the average American, then you're expecting to spend around $752 on Christmas gifts this year, according to Gallup. And there's a good chance some of that will be spent on toys and trinkets for the kids in your life. But as you're going through your list and getting ready to …

Career Change Options You Should Think About

Does it ever feel like the things you want to accomplish always end up on the back burner? If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. …