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7 Self-Improvement Books That Actually Work

Stuck in a rut and want to get more out of your day than sitting at a desk, punching keys and drinking lukewarm coffee? Hate reading those dull …

Choose Your Own Adventure

6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well.<p>Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Parenting

A decades-old time-management strategy can help you become more productive and less stressed at work

The world of work has changed a lot since the 1950s. But some things have stayed the same.<p>The "Eisenhower Matrix" is a tool developed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who served as president from 1953 to 1961 — and it's still a useful framework.<p>The tool was highlighted in the late Stephen Covey's …

Time Management

Top 10 Tricks to Boost Your Memory and Remember Anything

Remembering things, like names, dates, and other fine details is a skill—one that you can sharpen and hone. Here are ten memory boosting techniques …

The Brain

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Entrepreneurship

18 Ways to Create Good Habits -- and Eliminate Bad Ones -- for Life

Forget the excuses! Building good habits lies in following a system consistently, day in and day out.<p>All of us like to mythologize successful …

Success

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Self-improvement

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Source: Goran Bogicevic/Shutterstock<p>Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and …

Psychology

8 Habits Of Leaders Who Know How To Delegate

The more leaders micromanage, the more their teams push for independence. Here’s how to break the cycle.<p>Many leaders would say they already delegate a lot, yet plenty of employees would say their bosses are micromanagers who don’t delegate enough.<p>[Delegating] isn’t about managers losing control and …

Leadership

Eleven things ultra-productive people do differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge–there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p>We all want to get more out of life. …

Time Management

21 time-management habits all leaders should learn

One of the most difficult skills to master at the beginning of your career is time management.<p>You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to …

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers | Inc.com

If you're looking for the best way to track your activity and exercise, the $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our tests--which included 60 hours of research and 10 days of real-world testing--the Charge HR is more accurate at counting steps …

Wearable Tech

The FBI's Top Negotiator Shares His Best Tricks For Getting What You Want

When you call them the customer service rep is reading from a script. I know somebody who has worked on producing those scripts — he's a Harvard trained negotiator. An expert. He makes sure the phrasing triggers reciprocity and subtly includes a number of other techniques to benefit them — and not …

Self-help

What's the Difference Between Biweekly and Semiweekly?

<i>Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and is known for her Grammar Girl website, podcast, and games.</i><p>I have some friends who work in …

New York Times

Google’s secret: hire people for what they don’t know yet

<b>How Google Works</b><p><i>By Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg</i><p><i>(Grand Central, 286 pages, $33)</i><p>Most companies love to brag about hiring only the most talented people. But that usually applies only to filling currently vacant slots. Google goes further. One year, after speaking before a group of Rhodes …

The key to happiness? Achievement and enjoyment every day

Jim Bird owns the domain worklifebalance.com. After the Atlanta consultant bought it 20 years ago for his new company, it didn't seem such a hot idea. Even human resources officials weren't all that aware of the issue. "You had to explain the term then," he recalls. "But now you don't. You only …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FEATURE-EMPTY<p>Energy Kinder Morgan readies for legal action in Trans Mountain pipeline feud Subscriber content<p>Morning Business Briefing How the loonie fares when the VIX spikes. (Well, there’s a reason it’s called the ‘fear index’) Subscriber content<p>Streetwise Flurry of deals in cannabis industry …

How to find the right mentor to advance your career

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>With information moving faster than we can keep up with, …

Can We Reprogram Our DNA and Heal Ourselves With Frequency, Vibration and Energy?

Christina Sarich & Dylan Charles, <i>Staff</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>As though to confirm the hunch many of us had that our ‘junk’ DNA was anything but disposable, …

Blue Jays edge closer to clinching American League East title

It has come full circle for the Toronto Blue Jays.<p>A year after watching the Baltimore Orioles celebrate at their expense after clinching the American League East title, the Toronto Blue Jays now have an opportunity to return the favour Tuesday night.<p>Toronto's 4-3 victory over the Orioles at Camden …

Ten ways to position yourself as a thought leader

Thought leadership is a term that is often thrown around, but it's more than just a trendy buzzword. Positioning you or your company as a thought leader can yield significant benefits.<p>Thought leaders are recognized as the foremost experts in their field. Their opinions and ideas on news and …

Public Relations

What motivates employees? It’s not just the money

Many managers believe they can motivate most of their employees with money. Others counter that appreciation and recognition is the driving force. But Ilona Jerabek, a Montreal-based psychological researcher, says it's much more complicated. She has tested 23 tangible and intangible incentives, and …

Racism, Injustice and Explaining America to My Daughter

You remember, forever and forever, that moment when you first discover the cruelties and injustices of the world, and having been ill-prepared for them, your heart breaks open.<p>I mean <i>really</i> discover them, and for yourself; not because someone else told you to see the elephant standing, gigantic and …

Justice

Are you an old dad, a new dad, or a superdad?

While expectations for fathers to be more involved with their children have risen in recent years, the societal changes needed to make it easier for them have not kept pace.<p>"The workplace still sees men as men and not as fathers," Gayle Kaufman, a professor of sociology at Davidson College, notes …