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Want to Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting? Stop Doing the 7 Things the Worst Bosses Often Do

These toxic management behaviors can disengage employees and tear down organizations.<p>In my research examining the leadership literature for nearly 20 years, I've ascertained that leadership in its purest and most unadulterated form comes down to one overarching theme: serving the needs of people so …

Employment

Emotionally Intelligent Advice From an 80-Year-Old Man

Number 32: Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you.<p>From time to time, I come across a list of life lessons "as described by an 80-year-old man." They've been widely shared online, and maybe you've seen them pop up in your social feeds.<p>As I read them again recently, I …

Self-help

Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've scrolled …

Love Stories

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

The 3-Second Trick From Craig Ferguson That Will Help You Manage Your Emotions

This quick mental dialogue could save you some major regrets.<p>Our emotions influence practically every decision we make. That's why it's so important to understand emotions and how they work--and learn how to keep them under control.<p>In my new book, <i>EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

My Company Grew 800 Percent in a Year After I Made This Mindset Shift Grow

The surprising thing about being grateful for what you have is how much more you end up getting.<p>7 min read<p>When it comes to rapid growth, there are lots of strategies you can implement. But what if I told you that the strategy responsible for growing my business 800 percent in the last year was …

Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing

Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the …

Too Many Small Businesses Are Swinging for the Wrong Fences

Regardless of the outcome you're swinging for, you'll need to build a sustainable business to get there.<p>7 min read<p>If the Houston Astros were a publicly traded company, the team wouldn't have won the 2017 World Series. In fact, it wouldn’t even exist anymore. From 2011 to 2014, it was among the …

Famous Slovenia 'underground enduro' trail now open to the public - MBR

A holiday destination with a difference<p>Slovenia bike holiday operators have announced that their YouTube-famous ‘underground enduro’ Black Trail is …

If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Financial Adviser

Confession: I only look at my bank account once a month. I know, I know, I should be checking my balance daily, but I have to admit, I find managing …

The 8 Secrets to Get Your Team to "Own" Their Jobs (Which of these principles of effective leadership are you ignoring?)

Do you feel like your staff comes to you to solve problems and put out fires they should be able to handle themselves? Here are 8 simple steps to get them to actually "own" their own job and free up your time...<p>Wouldn't it be nice if your staff could handle things by themselves without asking you …

Leadership

Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history

It’s a colossal pump-and-dump scheme, the likes of which the world has never seen.<p><i>This is a contributed post by Bill Harris, former CEO of Intuit and founding CEO of PayPal and Personal Capital.</i><p>I’m tired of saying, “Be careful, it’s speculative.” Then, “Be careful, it’s gambling.” Then, “Be …

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

10 spiffy new ways to show data with Excel

Cool charts for allImage by ThinkstockHave you noticed that people groan when you pop open a spreadsheet to share your brilliant data insights? Maybe …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

The Attractively Balanced and Highly Musical E Minor Hexatonic Scale

One of my favorite scales for rock lead playing and creating harmonized melodies is minor hexatonic.<p>As the name implies, it’s a six-note scale, and …

Electric Guitar

The Five AI Basics Every Business Executive Needs To Understand Right Now

AI may be taking the business community by storm, but key decision makers are still trying to understand the revolutionizing new technology. Here are 5 important things every business executive needs to know right now.<p><b>Data comes before AI: Understand the difference between training and …

Machine Learning

Who was here first? A new study explains the origins of ancient Indians

A new paper authored by 92 scientists from around the globe that was posted online this weekend could settle some major questions about the subcontinent’s history and what that means for various theories of Indian civilisation. The paper, titled “The Genomic Formation of South and Central Asia,” …

Anthropology

8 Successful Mental Habits to Defeat Fear, Worry, and Anxiety

How intense is work right now? These simple and useful techniques may help lessen your anxiety.<p>Are you under intense pressure at work? Perhaps you're a busy entrepreneur and founder of a startup racking up 60 hours per week to keep your business afloat. Or the CEO of a company that just got handed …

Work-life Balance

What's the Difference Between a Data Lake, Data Warehouse and Database?

There are so many buzzwords these days regarding data management. Data lakes, data warehouses, and databases – what are they? In this article, we’ll …

Databases

“Being Everywhere Is Not Enough”: The 5 New Rules Of Branding

Advertising is historically rooted in persuading people. Today, it has to serve them. Droga5’s chief design officer shows how.<p>Brands today face herculean challenges. They have to deliver experiences on a laundry list of social media platforms, as well as through traditional media and sales …

Design

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

Where fat goes when you lose weight

The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales.<p>Even the 150 doctors, dietitians and personal trainers we surveyed shared this surprising gap in their health literacy. The most common misconception by far, was that fat …

Nutrition

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

Psychology

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett gave a 14-year-old a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason Zweig …

Success

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Profit

Not so Plain: Jane Motorcycles’ gleaming BMW R nineT

Any mechanic will tell you: if you’re customizing an old bike, first make it work, then make it pretty. But if you’re working with a modern classic like the BMW R nineT, you can skip the first step.<p>The R nineT is still a youngster and you’ll likely be working with a low mileage example—so there’s …

Carbon Fiber

The real reason middle-aged men in Lycra dominate cycling (it's not a mid-life crisis)

The British cycling boom of the last decade has brought a new creature onto the UK’s roads. They can be spotted in both town and country but they’re …

How to Determine What Your Company's Burn Rate Should Be

Use these pointers to know your risk tolerance.<p>One of the hardest decisions entrepreneurs make when they start a company and raise outside capital is figuring out what an acceptable "burn rate" is. That is, how much should your company be willing to lose in cash every month as you make investments …

Venture Capital