Eric Ostensen

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From cumulonimbus to arcus, these are the best cloud types

Clouds, Ranked<p>Clouds, Ranked<p>To many, clouds are merely part of the backdrop in a typical day. We take notice when the sky is devoid of clouds, or …

Weather

Why Life Gets Better After 50

<b>By Marci Alboher, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>The midlife doldrums are real. But fear not; they don’t last forever. Take it from Jonathan Rauch, a journalist and author who has systematically studied every bit of research on happiness across the life course. The results of his quest are the subject of …

Happiness

When Burnout Is a Sign You Should Leave Your Job

You have the right to have work that enriches and enlivens you, rather than diminishing you. This is my own personal declaration of human rights at work. It informs everything I do as a coach, management professor, and human being. Yet it’s surprisingly controversial. Managers and employees in …

The Workplace

Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.<p>The 90/90 Test<p>This test can be used to check for imbalances, …

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

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, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they …

Employment

The 4 most fat-burning exercises you can do at the gym

Four effective ways to focus on shifting fat before you start to tone.<p>Christmas is great and everything, but then you wake up on January 1st with the crushing realisation your jeans don't fit and you can't even comfort eat to cheer yourself up because there's no Quality Street left.<p>There's nothing …

This 8-Minute Ab Workout Will Strengthen Every Muscle in Your Core

In this video, 8fit trainer Marife San Victores will take you through a short routine that targets every muscle in the abdomen in just 8 minutes.<p>They …

8 of the best free workouts on YouTube

If your New Year ambition is to get fit, but the cost of a gym membership is putting you off and you can't really face getting out in the cold, then we may have just the solution.<p>Combining the ease of a workout DVD with absolutely zero cost (all you need is an internet connection!), the video …

30 Minute Core Strength

Well I have to say that getting on a plane after doing this routine may have been a mistake, Ha. I did not push myself to my absolute max, because I …

How do you strengthen hip flexors?

People who sit for extended periods of time are at a high risk of developing tight hip flexors. When hip flexors are tight, a person may experience …

3 Reasons Why You Should Start A Business In This $400 Billion Industry That Most Entrepreneurs Ignore | Inc.com

Some say it's $400 billion. Other estimate it to be over $800 billion. To put it in perspective... this industry is 6 to 13 times larger than digital advertising. In fact, Google, Amazon, and Bing are fighting to see who's boss in this space.<p>I'm talking about the home services industry, which …

Entrepreneurship

6 Moves That Prove You Don't Need Squats to Build Your Best Bum

Knee pain is one of the most common complaints for people who work out regularly. Unless you're seeing a physiotherapist who can diagnose the problem and guide your rehabilitation, it's important to be cautious and protect your joints from impact and strain.<p>If your favorite glute exercises all …

How to Sell Yourself in an Interview When Switching Careers

Ready for a major job change? Nailing that interview is key.<p>If you've made the decision to leave your current career in favor of a brand-new one, …

Jeff Bezos Says You Should Ask These 3 Questions Before Every New Hire | Inc.com

If you're looking to give yourself a crash course in cutting-edge business thinking, you could do a lot worse than taking a leaf out of VC Li Jiang's book. An investor at GSV Capital, Jiang recently set himself an intriguing project -- read every one of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's Letters to …

Self-improvement

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It) | Inc.com

Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you know someone who possesses the following qualities, share this with them -- and …

Self-improvement

Five Reasons To Hire Someone With No 'Industry Experience'

I don’t want to say that hiring managers are too lazy to train people, and that’s why they insist on hiring candidates with “industry experience.”<p>Maybe it’s nicer to say that rather than being lazy, they are afraid.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>They are afraid to hire someone who doesn’t already know the …

Employment

A Navy SEAL explains 8 secrets to grit and resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Four Ways To Get Hired When You Have No Relevant Experience For The Job You Want

Say you want to change careers and enter a new field, how do you get hired for a job for which you do not have relevant experience? The blunt truth is that you always must have experience related to the job you want because employers don’t hire for potential . However, this experience need not come …

Employment

25 Great Questions To Ask At The Job Interview

Dear Liz,<p>I almost always run out of questions at job interviews.<p>When the interviewer asks me “Have any questions for me?” and I don’t have any questions, I can see the disappointment on their face.<p>Sometimes I have questions prepared but the interviewer answers them before I have a chance to ask.<p>Can …

Job Interviews

How To Get The Great Jobs That Are Never Advertised

For many people, the first move in starting a job search is to scour job postings. But competition for those positions is often fierce. Sarah Stamboulie, a New York-based career consultant who worked in H.R. at Morgan Stanley and Cantor Fitzgerald, and as a career coach in Columbia Business …

Employment

Smart Job Seekers Break These Ten Resume-Writing Rules

Everything around us changes so fast we can keep hardly keep up with the day’s news — but the traditional resume format lives on!<p>We can acknowledge the truth. The traditional, stilted, corporate-speak resume format has had its moment.<p>It is hopelessly anachronistic now. If your resume looks and …

Employment

A former Navy SEAL commander explains the surprising way he trained his troops to respond to failure

During his deployment in Iraq in 2006, Jocko Willink oversaw about 100 people as the commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser.<p>In an episode of his podcast, Willink explained that he developed a habit that could annoy his troops but also serve as a real motivator.<p>From the podcast:<p>"One of …

Military

20 Behavioral Interview Questions to Test If Job Candidates Have High Motivation | Inc.com

Hiring managers spend countless, wasted hours, asking the wrong interview questions to determine the right job or culture fit in a candidate; many of them end up as mis-hires that hurt the bottom line.<p>What most managers don't do is make the adjustment from typical interview questions like "Why …

Employment

15 Things Not to Say on a Job Interview

Don't ruin you chances by accidentally putting your foot in your mouth.<p>It’s not hard to flub an interview.<p>The nerves that come with sitting across …

The 10,000-Hour Rule Won't Help You, But This Will | Inc.com

In <i>Outliers</i>, Malcolm Gladwell introduced the world to the 10,000-hour rule. As he described it, world class talents like Bill Gates, The Beatles and chess grandmasters attained their great prowess only after 10,000 hours of practice. The message was that if you are willing to put in the time, you …

Bill Gates

Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier | Inc.com

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

Happiness

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times | Inc.com

Motivation is a daily struggle. We all have those mornings when it's cold and rainy, and all you want to is stay curled up in bed. Other times, we're just mentally and physically exhausted. Then there are the times when a disastrous and unexpected moment hits you so hard that everything becomes …

Motivation

5 Signs That You're About to Burn Out | Inc.com

While we all know the value of working hard and pushing ourselves beyond our limits, there's definitely a limit to how much we're able to do that on a regular basis. Even the best leaders and workers know that, if you fail to take any time for yourself to rest and recuperate, you'll be much more …

Immune System

The Great Tool To Find A More Satisfying Career Path

I want to tell you about a terrific way to find clues that can help you discover what you’d be happiest, and most fulfilled, doing in your career. It’s called The Life Stories Exercise (also known as The Seven Stories Exercise, trademarked by The 5 O’Clock Club).<p>This powerful (and free!) tool won’t …

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