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How To: Become a Servant Leader

<b>Bossing around employees is so passé.</b> Developing people, treating them with respect, encouraging their talents and input—these are trends that …

Leadership

Is Your Company Full of Smart and Creative People? This Is by Far the Best Leadership Style for Them

Research suggests your brightest and most creative knowledge workers will respond the best to this type of leader.<p>Is your company's strongest asset your knowledge workers? If your brightest and most valuable employees quit tomorrow, how would your team or company fare?<p>Coined by the late management …

Leadership

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

Productivity

How to Build Strength Now

“Muscle is your best friend when it comes to aging and quality of life,” says Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., a professor of exercise science at Quincy …

Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research.<p>The review finds that eating more protein, well past the amounts currently recommended, can significantly augment the …

Nutrition

3 things you need to know about the 4% rule

<i>I have questions about the "maximum safe withdrawal rate," or the 4% rule. If you're withdrawing the money from an IRA, do you factor in your marginal tax rate to arrive at the 4% withdrawal? And how do you adjust withdrawals in reaction to strong or weak investment results?--J.N.</i><p>The 4% rule is …

Retirement

This Super Bowl Coach Ignited Nick Foles's Performance By Doing 1 Research-Backed Thing

The turnaround performance of the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback traces back to a wily adjustment made by his coach, Doug Pederson--a play you can run for your team too.<p>The Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback, the igniter of a great team performance that earned him Super Bowl MVP, the man who …

NFL

This mineral deficiency might be stopping you from sleeping

Whether it's a deficiency in iron, vitamin D, or calcium, there always seems to be something our bodies are lacking when it comes to functioning like the well-oiled machine it needs to be.<p>Unfortunately, a deficiency in one of the essential vitamins or minerals our bodies crave can throw a whole …

Wellness

Yes, You Can Find a Financial Planner Even if You’re Not Rich

“Please help me find reasonably priced financial advice from someone who won’t rob me blind.”<p>Someday, I’ll create a keyboard shortcut reply to that email, which I receive nearly every week, that pastes in all of the questions to ask when seeking such a person. But an ugly fact of the financial …

Retirement

New Blood Test For Alzheimer's Is So Precise It Could Predict It 30 Years Ahead

It was accurate in 90% of patients tested.<p>Scientists have developed a new blood test where a tiny drop of blood could be enough to predict the onset …

Dementia

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates

If you want to work for Jeff Bezos, you're going to have to answer some tough questions first.<p><b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b>• <b><br>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b>• <b><br>Questions about</b> …

Employment

We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists

At TEDxTucson, Dr. George Land dropped a bombshell when he told his audience about the shocking result of a creativity test developed for NASA but …

Creativity

The Connection Between Retiring Early and Living Longer

You may not need another reason to retire early, but I’ll give you one anyway: It could lengthen your life.<p>That’s the thrust from various research in recent years, and also from a 2017 study in the journal Health Economics.<p>In that study, Hans Bloemen, Stefan Hochguertel and Jochem Zweerink — all …

Retirement

The 5 best pillows, according to experts

If you dream of a better night’s sleep, you’re not alone. Researchers for the Sleep Cycle app found that Americans don’t get eight hours of sleep, although they’re close, at 7 hours 19 minutes in 2017, an improvement of four minutes from 2016.<p>To make sleep even better, a good place to start is with …

Home Decorating

5 Ways to Arrange Furniture in a Long, Narrow Living Room

Long, narrow living rooms can be a chore to lay out and decorate, not to mention live in. Nobody wants to feel like they're entertaining in a train …

Home Decorating

One Day Your Mind May Fade. At Least You’ll Have a Plan.

When Ann Vandervelde visited her primary care doctor in August, he had something new to show her.<p>Dr. Barak Gaster, an internist at the University of Washington, had spent three years working with specialists in geriatrics, neurology, palliative care and psychiatry to come up with a five-page …

Dementia

Where Does the Time Go? How to Keep Track

How busy are we, exactly?<p>The author and time management expert Laura Vanderkam decided to answer that question for herself. She tracked her time for an entire year (8,784 hours in a leap year), and in doing so learned her life was a bit less hectic than she thought. Ms. Vanderkam, a working mother …

Time Management

Top Headhunter Reveals Secret Interview Technique

If you understand real job needs, you only need to ask two questions to predict on-the-job success. It doesn't matter what you ask if you don't know job needs, you'll either be wrong, or lucky.<p>It took me 30 years and 2,500 interviews to make this table showing the best and worst predictors of …

I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn’t fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

When an Email Exchange Turns Ugly

It was Monday morning and Lee opened his inbox to find an email from his manager: “Lee, I’ve decided to have Carlos present to the governing board, instead of you. I’m sure you’re good with this.”<p>Lee had spent the entire weekend preparing for the presentation. Not only did he know the numbers …

Harvard

How to Create Great Content: A Step-by-Step Guide to Content Marketing That Delivers Real Results

A comprehensive guide to developing the right content marketing strategy and creating content that delivers real results for your business.<p>Content marketing is a great way to get people talking about your products, your services, and your company. Content marketing is also a great way to engage …

Warren Buffett Says If You Hire People on Intelligence but They Lack This Other Trait, Don't Bother

Hiring people on this trait will make leaders sleep well at night.<p>Warren Buffett gave some great advice a few years ago on key attributes to look for when considering job candidate<i>s.</i> He narrowed it down to three, but one is purely non-negotiable. Buffet said<i>:</i><p>You're looking for three things, …

Leadership

The Best and Worst Places for Retirement

Where is the best place to retire in the United States? It’s complicated.<p>While New York may offer the best quality of life for retirees, it’s too pricey for many. Alabama may be one of the cheapest places to live, but the quality of health care there leaves a lot to be desired. And while Minnesota …

How to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

If the promise of snow and record cold temperatures weren’t enough to throw us through a loop, the damage this latest deep freeze can do to a home’s …

3 great career tips you'll never hear

The career advice we receive changes as we age. As children, we’re encouraged to dream big about the things we want to accomplish in life. We grow up …

Self-improvement

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

How to Build a Meaningful Career

Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at your desk but you’re doing something you genuinely care about?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Unfortunately, most of …

Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One.

My favorite medical diagnosis is “failure to thrive.”<p>Not because patients are failing to thrive — that part makes me sad. But because of the diagnosis’s bold proposition: Humans, in their natural state, are meant to thrive.<p>My patient, however, was not in his natural state. Cancer had claimed nearly …

How To Figure Out Your 2017 Tax Bracket

President Donald Trump signed Republicans' Tax Cuts and Jobs Act just before beginning his Christmas holiday, leaving many scrambling in confusion as …

Retirement