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How to Prepare for a Panel

Compared with the nerve-wracking prospect of giving a lecture, presenting on a panel may seem to be a safer option. After all, you’re responding to targeted questions rather than monologuing, and you’re not the sole focus of audience attention.<p>But there are often hidden challenges when it comes to …

Public Speaking

Feeling Ambivalent About Your Boss Hurts Your Performance Even More Than Disliking Them

Developing good relationships is a crucial aspect of leadership. Research shows that when people have a good relationship with their leaders, they’re more motivated, they perform better, and they’re more likely to go the extra mile to support their team. These positive effects have appeared across …

Psychology

Agile Is Not A Method -- It Is A Way Of Thinking

Depending on your sources, the hype of agile may be fading behind buzzwords like lean and DevOps, or it might be dead already. But do not rush to see a grief therapist — you may not need to change your sprint dashboard or learn new acronyms. Agile is alive. It exists in the way your organization …

Project Management

America Is Fumbling Its Most Important Relationship

The United States has a China problem—and pundits and politicians are making it worse.<p>China is an increasing problem for the United States. But the latest reactions and assumptions about China among America’s political-media leadership class hold every prospect of making China-related problems much …

China

10 Dark Thrillers to Read in the Sunshine

<i>The murder of a spin and yoga studio entrepreneur is revealed at the outset of Jessica Knoll's</i> The Favorite Sister<i>, a razor-sharp, darkly comic</i> …

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

55 Happy Books Proven To Boost Your Mood​

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>4 Breast Cancer Symptoms That Aren't a Lump<p>2<p>How to Buy the Best Ancestry DNA Test Kit for You<p>3<p>The 50 Healthiest Foods For Women<p>4<p>8 Most Effective Exercises For Weight Loss<p>5<p>Think You Know How to Do CPR? You Might Be Wrong<p>Being a bookworm can make you as happy as receiving a raise. …

More U.S. Oil And Natural Gas Exports Buffer Russia

I’ve already documented the massive amount of energy that Russia has, centered on oil and natural gas (<b>here</b>). In the global energy space where I live, Russia’s energy power actually continues to grow, and oil and gas revenues have accounted for some 70-75% of total exports and 50-60% of federal …

Love Should Not Hurt You More Than It Heals You

Love should not hurt you more than it heals you.<p>Love should not confuse you. It should not make you feel like you are not good enough, it should not …

The Post-Gym Grooming Essentials

The gym is manna to your body, but murder on what it’s wrapped in. A half-hour of grabbing, swinging and sweating leaves your skin confused about how …

Skin Care

The Best Managers Are Boring Managers

What would the perfect robot manager be like? Looks aside, it would arguably be objective, transparent, unselfish, and apolitical. Because of this, it would assign the right task to every person and reward unselfish team behaviors, creating a culture of trust and keeping morale high. It would …

Leadership

The Only 3 Ways to be More Productive

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After reading thousands of articles and dozens of books, I've discovered there are only three real ways to be more productive.<p>People always equate productivity with working harder. Some of us eventually wise up and think about …

Time Management

The Future of the Employee Voice Is Social

Employees want the same today at work as they want in their personal life: speed, honesty, two-way communication and an easy way to put forward their point of view.<p>There is still a place for a collective voice, but it doesn't necessarily mean a traditional trade union. Managers need to listen, …

I'm a millennial, and I will never give up reading real books

Last summer I was on vacation with my family, watching an episode of <i>Hoarders</i> — as you do — when my dad turned to me and said "This is going to be …

7 Instagram Accounts That Inspire the Entrepreneurial Journey

Contributor<p>Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Ariana Huffington, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson and Mark Cuban. Serial entrepreneurs with serious successes. We have become …

Entrepreneurship

23 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The only thing I used to know about Confucius was that he gave great quotes. If it weren't for my brief Wikipedia search this morning, that's all I ever would have known.<p>But his name is still discussed and revered thousands of …

Motivation

China's Next Steps After COP21

Hailed as one of the greatest diplomatic efforts of the past 30 years, 196 countries came to an agreement on December 12th, to take steps to reduce the risk of a global temperature rise beyond 2 degrees. An effort that once again went down to the wire, the agreement represents the start of a long …

China

The most anticipated video games of 2016

Which countries are worst affected by El Nino?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Thomson Reuters Foundation trust.org</i><p>As world leaders gather in Paris to seek a deal on tackling …

Where are the world’s oil rigs?

In September, Royal Dutch Shell announced it had abandoned Arctic explorations. The Anglo-Dutch company said the oil and gas it found in the Burger J …

Oil & Gas Industry

What should I read next?

If you’re like me, you’ll be hoping this Christmas is filled with book-shaped presents. But if you haven’t yet picked your winter wishlist, look no further – our site members have plenty of new reads to fill your Christmas stockings<p>If you’re like me, you’ll be hoping this Christmas is filled with …

Books

The Truth About Your Bottled Water Habit

<i>We know, we know. We should bring a reusable water bottle wherever we go. But sometimes we forget — and sometimes we just crave the fizzy, flavored</i> …

Water

How successful people find meaning in their work

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider.</i><p>Nearly two decades ago, Yale School of Management professor Amy Wrzesniewski and …

Success

Former players say Kobe Bryant must work on transition game

After<p>Kobe Bryantannounced a week ago that he would retire at the end of this season, The Times reached out to several retiredNBAplayers to get their thoughts on what it's like to transition into a life after basketball.<p>Something each of the former players agreed on is that exiting a game they've …

The Best of Jazz for 2015

Every year jazz journalists make their end of year "best of" lists. They become a tradition and they are as subjective as anything can be but they do offer the listening public a great place to start looking and listening to the many new and quality offerings that jazz artists have released in the …

The email habits of successful people

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider.</i><p>When you receive almost 150 work emails every day, your inbox can quickly become the …

Tim Cook

A Washing Machine That Recycles Its Own Water

Three grad students have invented a filter that allows washers to reuse 95 percent of the water from each load.<p>Earlier this year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology hosted the inaugural MIT Water Innovation Prize, inviting attendees from around the world to pitch their water-conservation …

Washing Machines

How Weak Is The Tea Party, Really?

Several recent polls have shown a sharp drop in positive views of the Tea Party. Is the Tea Party really in decline? What will this mean for the 2016 election?<p>Let’s start with the polling evidence. Gallup noted in a recent release that support for the Tea Party peaked at 32% nationally after the …

Is the world on the brink of a ‘post-antibiotic’ age?

The world may be teetering on the edge of a “post-antibiotic” era, according to scientists who have found bacteria in China that are resistant to …

Microbiology

A Healthier Approach to Business Travel

Earlier this year I returned from a two-day meeting on the West Coast. The schedule was reasonable and the travel, this time, was easy.<p>Still, it took me an entire week to recover. It didn’t use to be like this. Maybe I’m getting old?<p>Although business travel can be exciting and even fun, it is a …

Fitness