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How Meditation Can Make You A Better Leader

<i>Business schools have a role to play in creating self-aware leaders, not just technically competent managers</i><p>When I was a CEO, I learned what it was to be a decision-maker, never able to switch off, always on the move and always on the phone. I’ve founded and run four companies during my career, one …

This Credit Card Knife Is Terrifyingly Stealth

This credit card is really a knife. Just putting that out there in case it wasn't coming across already. It's a 2.2mm thick, 85.6mm x 54mm CNC …

9 Branding Rules to Live By

Some companies never enhance their brand. Here are nine ways to make sure you're not one of them.<p>In an effort to succeed in this challenging economy, small business owners must effectively manage their brands. Remember, for many of them, there is little difference between your personal brand and …

Marketing

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37 Freeing Quotes For People With Anxiety

P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll …

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Simple, tasty recipes—each at about 300 calories or less

Why You Need to Be Doing Burpees

What is the best predictor of when you’ll die? That seems like a hard—not to mention morbid—question, but, incredibly, study after study is showing that simple tests of physical performance are highly predictive of future mortality.<p>My favorite recent example is a study from Brazil that tracked just …

Harman Kardon SOHO Headphones

Streamlining the headphones designs the brand debuted last year, American audio specialists Harman<p>Streamlining the headphones designs the brand debuted last year, American audio specialists Harman Kardon have unveiled the SOHO Headphones. A sleek, luxurious design perfect for traveling, the SOHO …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

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, …

Albert Einstein

How to Start Meditating in 21 Steps

Our checklist<p><b>Don't know how to meditate?</b> Neither did we! So we asked Andy Puddicombe, the cofounder of meditation-for-the-masses company Headspace and the voice on its mobile app, to write this basic script. Ask a friend to read it to you slowly, setting a timer for ten minutes. It would help if …

OpenDesk.cc Is Like Ikea For Open Source Zealots

Furniture is probably the last thing on the mind of most open source proponents but now it doesn’t have to be. OpenDesk is a free, open source line of furniture that you can make yourself or order unassembled from a maker with a CNC machine. Not only is the furniture cheap – free if you have the …

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Brand Marketing

The Best Fitness Apps for Home Workouts

This post has been updated to reflect our selections for 2016. For our 2015 suggestions, see here. For our 2014 suggestions, see here. And, for a …

Five Best Food and Nutrition Tracking Tools

Keeping track of what you eat helps you eat right and make healthier food decisions, that much is given. However, when you make the commitment to …

Nutrition

Not All To-Do Lists Are Created Equal–Here’s How To Do Yours

Every day, our to-do list gets filled with various tasks. But not all “to-do’s” are created equal. Far from it.<p>Unfortunately, our natural tendency is to start with the small, easy tasks first, and push back the big, important ones because they’re more uncomfortable.<p><b>TO DO: READ THESE OTHER HELPFUL</b> …

Time Management

Marina Abramovic Wants You to Stop Multitasking

The average attention span, which began eroding at a breakneck pace when the Internet arrived, shrunk to seconds with the widespread adoption of smartphones. It’s a problem that Marina Abramovic is hoping to curb.<p>Concentration is the key to the celebrated performance artist’s projects, most of …

The 100 Best Places to Work in 2013

Outside's 100 Best Places to Work<p>For our 2013 list of the best places to work in the United States, free ski passes, unlimited vacation time, and exotic trips are just the tip of the iceberg. We found a staggering number of companies that understand the road to success depends on a work-life …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

By Charles Day9 minute Read<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are …

Management

Seven Rare Steve Jobs Videos That Show How To “Think Different”

In this video from 1982 (actually, an audio-recording-as-video) Steve Jobs talks to the Academy of Achievement about what makes a person intelligent. …

Toy Story

To Move Ahead You Have to Know What to Leave Behind

Decisions are the most fundamental building blocks of successful change in our organizations, our teams, and our careers. The faster and more strategically we stack those blocks, the faster and more successfully we achieve change. Yet, change efforts often stall precisely because those decisions …

Monotasking Is The New Multitasking

How can you get anything done when your “tasks” turn into competing preoccupations? In this age of distraction, it’s all about monotasking. Here are six tips for doing it right.<p>We all know multitasking is inefficient. A classic 2007 study of Microsoft workers found that when they responded to email …

Time Management

Epic Bars

Most energy bars are loaded with protein — protein that's synthesized in a lab somewhere. Epic Bars take a different approach. The protein in their …

Nutrition

Success Follows The Incurable Optimist

The most powerful personality traits to develop in one’s quest for success are incurable optimism and integrity.<p>Optimism is defined as “the belief that good things will happen to you and that negative events are temporary setbacks to be overcome.” (-Mayo Clinic). Integrity, as I would define it, is …

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Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.<p>For at least the last decade, the happiness craze has been building. In the last three months alone, over 1,000 books on happiness were …

Daydreaming Might Make You Really Unhappy

The ability to focus not only helps you get more done, it also makes your happier, say two Harvard psychologists. Here's how to train your mind to stay in the present moment.<p>From grade school on it’s clear that being able to focus has its advantageous. Whether you’re learning your multiplication …

Mindfulness

5 Grocery Shopping Apps That Can Save You Time and Money

As a consumer reporter, I'm constantly getting pitches from companies that make grocery shopping apps that they claim are the …

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

Infographics