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4 Leadership Lessons That Leaders Say They Wish They Had Learned Sooner

As a leadership coach, I often see the same leadership challenges arise across industries. There’s the challenge of time (there’s never enough of it), decision making, navigating organizational politics (which is really a trust issue), creating a shared purpose, communicating across silos and, of …

Leadership

Asking These 9 Questions Will Instantly Reveal What Employees Think of Their Boss

Do you take an active interest in your employees as people, and make everyone feel included?<p>Nobody likes to lose good employees. So leaders everywhere have been trying to crack the code on the best methods of motivating and retaining their employees.<p>Let me share a little secret with you about human …

Employment

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …

Want to Keep Your Best Workers From Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, 50 percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. They …

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Self-help

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Most Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant-leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

9 Ways to Cure Your Own Depression

Whether it tumbles down on you on gloomy days or is triggered by a disappointment or loss, depression is an unwelcome guest in every home. But before …

Depression

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

You don't need to be happy all the time.<p>Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its …

Happiness

8 Hacks For Falling Asleep Faster & Actually Snoozing Through The Entire Night

I have been plagued with insomnia and trouble sleeping for most of my adult life, partially because I find it very difficult to shut down the …

Why ‘Clean Sleeping’ Is Your Ticket To A Better You

You need to try this.<p>Struggle to get a full eight-hours of sleep every night? You’re not alone. We’re a nation of walking zombies, with over …

Sleep

People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Exhausted at a Cellular Level, Study Shows

Yet more evidence for this disease.<p>If you're one of the millions of people worldwide who deals with the symptoms of CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome, …

6 Things You Can Do to Retire by 40, According to People Who Did It

Retiring by 40 might seem like a pipe dream to most people. But it’s surprisingly attainable if you apply the right knowhow and financial …

Retirement

4 Exercises You Absolutely Need to Include In Your Next Arm Workout

These will make your biceps pop<p>The quest for eye-catching biceps is an endless one, and often, it requires more than a simple standing dumbbell curl. Sure, the basics of biceps training are great, but it's too easy to cheat yourself out of a bicep-growing contraction, overusing momentum and losing …

Genetic Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease And Sleep Apnea

Sleep disorders and Alzheimer’s disease may be more closely linked than previously thought. A new study suggests that people who carry a genetic …

17 Cheat Sheets That Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

Sleep > everything, basically

Home Makeover Checklist: 7 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your House This Winter

It's time to channel your inner handyman.<p>Winter is here, which means you’re likely to be spending a lot more time indoors. The first few months of …

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8 signs you're sleep deprived, even if it doesn't feel like it

Sure, sleepy little ones yawn and get cranky when they're tired like the rest of us, but let them get even a little more sleep deprived and they enter a state much feared by parents — overtiredness.<p>Rather than act sluggish and sleepy, when overtired, little kids will run around with manic energy, …

Blood Alcohol Level

Why the Obsession With Getting By on Less Sleep Needs to End

A recent NPR article asked the question in its headline, "Is it Safe for Medical Residents to Work 30-Hour Shifts?"<p>I immediately shook my head in disbelief. <i>No. Absolutely not.</i><p>Basically, the peg of the story was to delve into how longer work hours may or may not impact first-year medical residents. …

18 Charts That Will Help You Sleep Better

Because good sleep is glorious.

A Common-Sense Approach to a Good Night’s Sleep

Many things in life—such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly—are done worst when we try hardest to do them. – <b>C.S. Lewis</b><p>Getting to …

7 Things Fitness Experts Wish You’d Stop Doing in the Gym

<i>Boost your results (and save your knees and back) with these fitness swaps. (Illustration: Getty Images/Jonathan McHugh)</i><p>Let’s get this out of the way …

Poor sleep tied to heat fatigue, but naps may help

(Reuters Health) - Sleeping only a few hours at night may increase the risk for physical and mental strain when working in the heat, but a nap after lunch may help in some respects, suggests a small study from Japan.<p>A man attempts to sleep on his suitcase at John F. Kennedy International Airport in …

Sleep

How to Take the Perfect Nap

Discover the right time of day and the exact number of minutes you should rest<p>There’s a good reason we often tell you to “sleep it off.” Plenty of studies have proven the restorative perks of a mid-afternoon nap. With just a quick bout of shuteye, you can improve your memory and relieve stress, and …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

A solid snooze can be yours in one minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, holding your eyes wide open, counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p>What is it?<p>The 4-7-8 …

What Is Exploding Head Syndrome?

One in 5 people have this bizarre sleep disorder<p>Next time you’re struggling to get some shuteye, just be glad that your noggin doesn’t “explode” when you finally nod off. Exploding head syndrome is a real sleep-related condition—and it’s more common than experts previously thought, according to …

Sleep Better Tonight With These 5 Steps

Sleep is the easiest, most effortless thing in the world.<p>Until it isn't.<p>Anyone who's ever struggled to fall asleep knows how frustrating it can be and how miserable it can make you feel. Especially when you don't sleep well night after night.<p><b>If that's you, it's time to take action.</b><p>Good sleep is …

Diabetes

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

19 Little Things that Will Make You a Better Man

<b>1. Paying attention—real attention—to a small child.</b> I still remember the adults who did that when I was a kid. They also happen to be my role models.<p><b>2. The lid on a jar of pickles.</b> It's not that women really need your help twisting it loose from the jar. They could use a hammer. But they like to …

Outsmart Your Most Destructive Impulses

From the bottle to your bank account, here's how to control inner conflicts.<p>Who among us hasn't eaten another wing when he's already full? A man can value controlling his weight—but also value tasty food, says Paul Rose, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology at Southern Illinois University at …