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10 Bad Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity

Here are 10 things you should stop doing right now:<p><b>1. Impulsive web browsing:</b> Since most of us work with access to the internet, it's easy to get side-tracked looking up the answer to a random question that just popped into your head.<p>That's why Quora user Suresh Rathinam recommends writing down …

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from billionaires to entrepreneurs launching startups (one while fighting brain cancer).<p>All of that has led me to conclude that there …

23 Daily Habits That Will Make You Smarter

In a recent Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared their advice on good habits you can establish.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p><b>1. Come up with 10 ideas every day.</b> Think about how to reduce poverty, how to …

12 Questions You Should Always Ask Yourself Before Accepting A New Job

"Or, if you're just unhappy at work, you may be tempted to take <i>anything</i> because a new job may seem like a welcome escape," he adds.<p>Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "You Can't Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work," agrees. "Many candidates jump in feet first largely out of …

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15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Here's What I Learned About Leadership When I Bumped Into A Legendary Adman

My main job responsibilities were to plan and manage TOG's global cash position, bank relationships, and credit facilities, as well as perform and coherently distill in-depth analysis of our competitors; not to gloss over special projects frequently tossed my way by mentor, Chairman/CEO, Bill …

Here's Why Companies Are Desperate To Hire Anthropologists

Google, for example, hired an ethnographer to ferret out the meaning of mobile. Intel has an in-house cultural anthropologist, and Microsoft is reportedly the second-largest employer of anthropologists in the world.<p>So the question becomes: Why are giant corporations now seeking cultural …

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This Is The Worst Mistake New Managers Make And Why People Don't Take Them Seriously

Probably, since that's what it's been your whole life — or at least what it <i>was</i> until you found yourself in a managerial role, says executive coach and author Jim Sniechowski, Ph.D., in a recent LinkedIn post.<p>But many new managers "don't recognize their new state of being and have trouble …

5 Tricks In Google Calendar To Help You Keep Track Of Everything

Google Calendar is emerging as the best option for individuals and businesses alike to stay on track.<p>And there are a ton of neat tricks buried inside to make things even easier to navigate. Here are five of them to get you on your way to being a power user.

7 Brilliant Strategies Marissa Mayer Used To Shake Up Yahoo

In 2012, former Googler Marissa Mayer came on as CEO, amid much fanfare and a few photo shoots. Beyond the publicity, she quickly executed several smart strategies that have shaken up Yahoo.<p>Here's how Mayer taught the company new tricks.<p>As we've reported on before, Yahoo leaders have wanted a …

Danny Penman, Ph.D.: Self-Acceptance: The Key to Success

Shortly after the British mountaineer George Mallory disappeared while attempting to climb Everest in 1924, a journalist asked why the team had continued with their assault on the summit on that fateful day.<p>"The price of life is death," replied one of the survivors.<p>That single sentence sums up the …

What Women Really, Really Want

Is it "Lean In" or "Lean On"? What is it that women really want in life, and how can they achieve real empowerment?<p>Women everywhere care about their families, their health and their financial security. Whether a woman is a venture capital partner in Silicon Valley or a farmer in the Niger River …

The Most Precious Gift: Cultivating the Ability to Lead and Live With Excellence

<i>This post is part of a series on Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness. The series will culminate in a four-day mindful leadership retreat in New York in October 2013. While the October Mindful Leadership Retreat is now filled, we are happy to announce the opening of registration for</i> …

Success Is Sequential

I have suffered whiplash over the decades, having changed so sharply my definition of success. But, if I know anything, I know that success -- along with life -- is sequential.<p>In my 20's, so consumed with ambition and possibility, success, to me, meant a salary. It meant not relying on my …

Finally, Proof That You Can 'Do Well By Doing Good'

The phrase "doing well by doing good" has been used, at my last unscientific count, roughly 38 trillion times. Yet despite the buzz, there's surprisingly little rigorous evidence demonstrating that companies really can make money by doing more good -- by being, for lack of a better word, nicer.<p>It's …

We Need to Reframe Success -- Here's How

"If you lie to me and tell me you're sick and can't come to work when it's really your child that is sick, I will fire you." That's what we told our employees, and we meant it. We wanted their truth so we could always trust them. We wanted them to say, "I'm staying at home so I can focus on what is …

We Have to Take Care of Ourselves or We Will Not Be Able to Take Care of Others

As I prepare to participate in the Third Metric conference this week, I have talked to some of my girlfriends, many of whom are working mothers of several children who have been very successful at their jobs. We all wonder at how we have managed it all, particularly when our kids were young.<p>I …

Anyone Can Be Wise

<i>The following post was written as a reflection on the deeper meaning of "The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power," which is the name of a conference hosted by Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski that will take place in New York on June 6. The conference will explore themes</i> …

The 8 Qualities of a Successful Life

Years ago, after my first book came out and I had made a few television appearances, I was nearly accosted on the street by a very animated woman who kept pointing at me and then exclaimed "I know who you are... you are the... Money Lady!" I've adopted that as a nickname of sorts. I am indeed the …

5 Ways to Never Be Stressed Again

Everybody feels stress and knows it intimately, but very few of us think about what stress actually is.<p>Stress is a thought. That's it. No more, no less. If that's true, then we have complete control over stress, because it's not something that happens <i>to us</i> but something that happens <i>in us</i>.<p>The …

When a Valuable Lesson at Work Became an Invaluable Lesson in Life

<i>This post originally appeared on LinkedIn Influencers. Follow Jeff on LinkedIn.</i><p>Several months ago, walking to my car on the way home from the office, I was reflecting on a couple of moments from that day in which I was able to demonstrate compassionate management. It reminded me of some of the most …

How to Handle Stress (Hint: Don't Ignore It!)

"Hollywood Unplugged," a new series on HuffPost Entertainment, shows our culture's most influential figures in a new light. Instead of focusing on their accomplishments, it examines how they continue to thrive despite the inevitable stress. In this installment, Adrian Grenier, producer of the …

Resilience Through Mindful Leadership

The movement to develop mindful leaders in business is at a tipping point, as interest from corporations, educational institutions and the media continues to grow. As Arianna Huffington recently pointed out on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i>: "The tipping point was very evident at the World Economic Forum in …

The Power of Introverts

Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We're told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. We see ourselves as a nation of extroverts -- which means that we've lost sight of who we really are. Depending on which study you consult, one-third to …

Mozart, Newton and You?

<i>"Inspiration is needed in geometry, just as much as in poetry." -- Alexander Pushkin</i><p>Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries -- the arts and humanities. Science epitomizes …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Selling Anything

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow James on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’ve never read a book on sales. They seemed corny. Like many people, I always looked …

How Important Is A Bee?

This is an alarming story, not because it ends badly. It's alarming because it ends well. It shouldn't have, but it did, and biologists (and especially conservationists) now have a puzzle to ponder.<p>The story begins in central China, in an apple-growing region called Maoxian County, near the city of …

Your photos reveal how you think of certain brands - Futurity

Marketers could soon use the images you post on social media to figure out your "top-of-mind" associations with their brands.

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Humans aren’t top predators, says new report

Despite a global increase in meat consumption, humans are far from the top of the food chain.<p>Sorry fellow humans but, contrary to the popular idiom, …