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Fossil of pregnant sea creature changes understanding of how reproductive system evolved

Fish-eating reptile Dinocephalosaurus, which lived about 245m years ago, gave birth to live babies rather than laying eggs<p>An extraordinary fossil unearthed in southwestern China shows a pregnant long-necked marine reptile that lived millions of years before the dinosaurs with its developing embryo, …

Is Poor Employee Engagement Management's Fault?

Polls say disengaged employees outnumber engaged employees by nearly 2:1. What's going on?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A recent Gallup study found that a high percentage of managers around the globe are not meeting the need of their employees; actively disengaged …

Employee Engagement

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of …

How to Be an Exceptional Leader: Advice From a Navy SEAL

Great leaders push, pull, teach...and never set their teams up for failure.<p>If you're even a semi-regular reader of mine, by now you know I love the reality series <i>The Selection: Special Operations Experiment</i>, which airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. EST on History. (Or you can catch up on the show's …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Management practices to avoid: A case study

Over the holidays, I spent some time reflecting on both good and bad management practices among clients that I served last year. As I thought about …

Yes, It’s Your Parents’ Fault

We live in a culture that celebrates individualism and self-reliance, and yet we humans are an exquisitely social species, thriving in good company and suffering in isolation. More than anything else, our intimate relationships, or lack thereof, shape and define our lives.<p>While there have been many …

Psychology

Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Have Begun From A Big Bounce?

Thanks to incredible advances in science over the past century, we’ve been able to determine where our Universe came from in the past, how it got to be the way it is today and where it’s headed into the distant future. But there are still limits to what we can say: there’s a limit to how far back …

After watching over 50 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch over 50 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think about education, business, psychology, and human behavior.<p>Here are some of …

TED Talks

The Harvard Business Review Manager's Handbook: The 17 Skills Leaders Need to Stand Out

Publication Date: <b>January 03, 2017</b><p>The one primer you need to develop your managerial and leadership skills. Whether you're a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizes--a direct report's anxious questions, your …

6 HR Mistakes That Will Cost You Your Best Employees

A business is only as strong as their best employees, which means you should avoid these common HR/Management gaffes.<p>In any office setting or work space, tiny societies tend to form, and within those societies relationships. Because we spend so much time at work on a weekly basis, the nature of the …

The Workplace

7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …

Self-improvement

If Employees Don’t Trust You, It’s Up to You to Fix It

Three years ago, 37% of CEOs were concerned about a lack of trust in businesses, according to the PwC Annual Global CEO survey. Across industries, that number has climbed to 55%.<p>A high level of trust between managers and employees defines the best workplaces and drives overall company performance …

A Current List of Available Baby Samples By Mail

Free Baby Samples and Freebies<p>A Current List of Available Baby Samples By Mail<p>Updated July 02, 2018<p>Free baby samples are given out by companies who …

7 money tips for paying off big debt

Debt is sneaky. Before you realize that you have a problem, you can be so deep in debt that you have trouble making payments to all of your …

Will DNA test solve Habsburg imperial mystery?

<b>A Czech DNA expert is carrying out tests on clothes belonging to the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk.</b><b>The tests should provide a definitive answer to an explosive claim that has fascinated readers and troubled historians for almost a century. Was Masaryk - champion of Slav</b> …

Central Europe

WND: Christians do not go to heaven, the Kingdom is on the earth

Joseph Farah, the editor of <i>World Net Daily</i>, wrote a book in which he admits that the Bible does not teach that Christians go to heaven after death, …

Angela Merkel and the history book that helped inform her worldview

Jürgen Osterhammel’s The Transformation of the World left its mark on the German chancellor, judging by her recent decisions<p>While she was recuperating from a skiing accident in 2013, Angela Merkel picked up a 1,500-page tome on the 19th century by the historian Jürgen Osterhammel called The …

5 Money Challenges to Try in 2017

If you want to get your finances in shape in 2017, a money challenge is a good place to start. Not only can tackling one serve the practical purpose …

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

10 CEOs Share Their Leadership Goals For 2017

CEOs across industries share the leadership lessons they learned in 2016 and the leadership goals they plan to pursue in 2017.<p><i>Fast Company</i> asked CEOs across industries—social good, sexual health, beauty, tech, and more—about how they would like to bolster and improve their leadership style in 2017. …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

10 Success lessons from Tony Hsieh - "Zappos Founder" for entrepreneurs

Share21<p>Tweet<p>Share111<p>+13<p>Shares 135<p>Tony Hsieh, founder and CEO of Zappos, is widely regarded as one of the most successful CEOs of our time. He has …

Customer Service

Neuroscience Says These Are the 8 Best Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace

Trust is the key ingredient to all successful relationships. Here's how to get it.<p>It's the foundation behind the happiest marriages and the intangible quality that makes the best teams click. Put simply, it's the key ingredient to all successful relationships.<p>It's called trust.<p>But how do you really …

The No. 1 Thing All Companies Need to Do So They Don't Flame Out in 2017

It's not strategic thinking; it's strategic doing. Here's how any company can profit in the New Year.<p>An old friend sells products that are aimed at a depressed part of the economy. The company had found a customer in a healthier industry, and my friend wondered if I might know of a strategic …

A Year-End Checklist That Will Make You a Much Better Leader

There's no better time than now to stop and think about how to be a better leader.<p>You've heard the catchy definition of insanity, right? It's been attributed to Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Mark Twain, among others: "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different …

Employment

Underwater Hebrew tablet reveals Biblical-era ruler of Judea

A stone slab found off the coast of Israel has finally revealed the name of the ruler during one of the most iconic moments in Jewish history: the Bar Kokhba revolt.<p>The slab dates to the second century A.D., a bloody time in Jewish history when a fiery leader named Simon bar Kokhba led a failed …

45 Most Beautiful Places in the World

<b>E</b>ach and every day professional photographer discovers new and amazing places fully loaded with nature. Most of you had never seen everything what …

New Zealand