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Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

This Common Type of Praise Actually Makes People Perform Worse

Using this tiny bit of language makes it harder for your team to perform at their best.<p>What could possibly be wrong with well earned praise? We all know how nice it is to receive a pat on the back for a job well done. Plus, study after study shows employees generally feel under-appreciated and are …

Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data) | Inc.com

Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should make sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because, sure, employers like to <i>say</i> they value people who can work well on teams--but the data shows they don't.<p>Not really.<p>The folks behind TalentWorks figured …

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Successful People Never, Ever Say These Two Phrases (According to a Professor Who Studies Them)

More often than not, the secret to success seems to be just that—a secret. Sure, you can read up on the morning habits of highly successful people. …

Syracuse's shocking upset hands No. 2 Clemson 1st loss of season

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Eric Dungey threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, Cole Murphy kicked a tiebreaking field goal in the fourth quarter, and …

Umbrella Breathing Is a Magical, Stress-Reducing Exercise You Just Might Need

You have 368 unread emails, your kid has a cold and you’re late for your dentist appointment. The last thing you have time to think about is the way …

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As Workouts Intensify, a Harmful Side Effect Grows More Common

Three years ago, Christina D’Ambrosio went to her first spin class, pedaling fast on a stationary bike to the rhythms of popular music as an instructor shouted motivation.<p>But Ms. D’Ambrosio, who exercises regularly, found the hourlong class was harder than she anticipated. By the end her legs were …

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Have a Slacker at Work? Asking Them These 2 Questions Could Improve Their Attitude | Inc.com

If you spend 40 hours a week with your employees, you probably think you know them pretty well. But just because you know what's on their to-do lists or what they do on the weekend doesn't mean you know who they are and what will motivate them to do their best.<p>If you want more inspired and …

Late rally helps unseeded Latvian star Jelena Ostapenko win first title at French Open

With strong forehands and youthful intensity driving her success, Jelena Ostapenko soared to her first French Open championship title on Saturday, …

Motivational: 10 Things that require no talent

Here’s Why Women Who Play Sports Are More Successful

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

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The 5 Weightlifting Mistakes That Are Screwing Up Your Workout

Make these changes to train smarter and recover faster<p>Trainers like to say that the most important part of any training program is consistency. If you don't hit the gym regularly, you'll never see results.<p>"But consistency can work both ways," says BJ Gaddour, creator of <i>Men's Health</i> StreamFIT. …

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This is what would happen to Earth if the sun vanished<p>By: Alex<p>121 Liked! 18 Disliked 0<p>humanity<p>The unique ways pros mark their golf balls and what …

Why carrots and sticks are so yesterday

<i>Reprinted from the book,</i> Why Motivating People Doesn't Work…And What Does<i>, by Susan Fowler with the permission of Berrett-Koheler Publishers 2014.</i><p><i>Relatedness</i> <i>is our need to care about and be cared about by others. It is our need to feel connected to others without concerns about ulterior motives. It</i> …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

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People share the simple changes they made that improved their lives (21 Photos)<p>By: Dustin<p>507 Liked! 54 Disliked 0<p>humanity<p>Bar owner with big heart …

The Burpee Workout: Get Fit Fast With This Simple Exercise | The Art of Manliness

When I played football in high school, my offensive line coach had an exercise he liked to use on us for punishment. When we were caught screwing …

How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …

Free High School Tennis Drills

Once young tennis players start playing on their high school team, beginner hand-eye coordination games and drills are no longer at their skill …

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The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

VIDEO: Florida Gators pull off hidden ball trick in NCAA postseason

The NCAA regionals opened this weekend, and on Friday night No. 2 ranked Florida pulled off the hidden ball trick.<p><b>More NCAA Postseason: FAQ: Oregon</b> …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Doc Rivers on end of Clippers-Thunder game: 'We got robbed'

The Clippers' coach went in on the officials after a controversial out of bounds call set up the possession that gave the Thunder the lead in the final seconds.<p>The Los Angeles Clippers' collapse in Game 5 against the Oklahoma City Thunder had Doc Rivers heated in his postgame press conference. …

Google unveils Classroom, a tool designed to help teachers

Looking to support educators and simplify their workload, the tech giant announces a new, free, classroom-friendly tool that integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail.<p>Google looks to be making the grade with a new tool it unveiled Tuesday that aims to help teachers easily organize assignments and …

The Power of belief -- mindset and success | Eduardo Briceno | TEDxManhattanBeach