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Ten Minutes Per Day Could Improve Your Personal Brand - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

<i>Let’s be honest with ourselves, because most of us are busy with work and family, we don’t always have something interesting to say.</i> Even if we think …

7 Principles of Supply Chain Management Explained

What are the principles of supply chain management? In this article, we will explain the key principles of SCM that you can understand quickly and …

3D Printing and the Supply Chain to Drastically Alter Manufacturing

• shares<p>Today we continue our series on 3D printing and the Supply Chain and how it impacts logistics. In the first post in the series, we gave a high …

Ten steps to business partnering

Take the pulse of your relationship with the supply chain. How collaborative is it? Is finance perceived as a gatekeeper and policeman?<p>WHAT MARKET …

David Lynch on Using Meditation as an Anchor of Creative Integrity

<i>“Mindfulness meditation is essentially cognitive fitness with a humanist face,”</i> it’s been said. And what more essential cognitive fitness than that required to stay sane in a world that constantly demands more and more?<p>In 2005, the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, held the …

The Language of Manliness: Manly, Manful, Man Up | The Art of Manliness

Unless you regularly read this blog, you may never have heard someone use the word <i>manliness</i> in writing or conversation. Ditto for <i>manly</i>, unless it was …

Finish What You Started: 4 Tips to Effectively See Your Projects Through | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you have a pile of unfinished projects inside your drawer or computer? You know, half-baked ideas, incomplete blog posts, or projects that never …

6 Entrepreneurial Skills You'll Need to Succeed | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In the past few years the world has witnessed a growth in small businesses. This growth has been caused partly by the spreading of the internet, and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways To Make Cosmic Ordering Fun And Easy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

So What Is Cosmic Ordering<p>I’m sure we have all heard of the law of attraction, like attracts like and ask and you shall receive. Cosmic ordering is a …

How to Live Life to the Fullest (28 Plans) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is made to be explored and it’s content, be reached to the utmost. Limits are no limits when you don’t recognize them. With a burning-desire to …

Motivation

How to Keep Going When Self-Doubt Creeps in: 3 Rules | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Having been a self-doubt sufferer for many years, it’s easy to imagine my life always being the same, doing the same old things and getting the same …

5 Things You Need To Stop Comparing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you currently indulging in this very ironic activity where you constantly think of other people and their lives instead of your own?<p>That sounds …

Happiness

4 Ways to Live a More Meaningful and Simple Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us read tons of information on how to live a more simple and happier life… finding happiness and connecting with our higher self to uncover …

Happiness

How Your Thoughts Create Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Of course you know that your thoughts are generated by your brain. But you may not have considered that in many very real ways, your thoughts <i>create</i> …

The Brain

4 Ways to Have a Stress Free Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We all go through our ups and downs during the course of the day but over the last few years it feels as though our lives have turned upside down. …

How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …

How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Choosing Presence Over Productivity

The meaning of life has been pondered by such literary icons as Leo Tolstoy (1904), Henry Miller (1918), Anaïs Nin (1946), Viktor Frankl (1946), Italo Calvino (1975), and David Foster Wallace (2005). And though some have argued that today’s age is one where “the great dream is to trade up from …

3 Ways to Open Up to Opportunity: Exploring the Possibilities | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What if I told you that you don’t necessarily need to know the end goal in order to start?<p><i>I’ll be happy when I lose ten pounds</i><p><i>I’ll be happy when I</i> …

Online Life

One Easily Overlooked Habit of Happy People | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles” – William Penn<p>I’m sure you must have come across …

Happiness

Edgar Allan Poe on the Joy of Marginalia and What Handwriting Reveals about Character

<i>“Reading a book should be a conversation between you and the author,”</i> Mortimer Adler wrote in his timeless 1940 meditation on marginalia as the yin-yang of reading and writing, adding: <i>“Marking a book is literally an expression of your differences or your agreements with the author. It is the</i> …

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

<i>“The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts,”</i> wrote James Webb Young in his famous 1939 5-step technique for creative problem-solving, <i>“becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.”</i> But just how does one acquire those vital cognitive customs? That’s …

Why Checking In With Yourself Is So Important | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Checking Your Facebook Timeline More Often Than You Check In On Yourself?</b><p>How truly connected do you feel to yourself and those around you? If, like …

6 Simple Tips to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As a psychiatrist and meditation practitioner, I work with many people who have heard of the benefits of meditation, and want to commit to a daily …

Mindfulness

170 Years of the World's Hurricane Tracks on One Dark and Stormy Map

This map shows the paths of every hurricane and cyclone detected since 1842. Nearly 12,000 tropical cyclones have been tracked and recorded, and the …

Improve Concentration: 12 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Does your mind flit from one thing to another? Do you have trouble focusing on something for more than a few minutes? Do you consequently have a</i> …

6 Signs That You Have Developed A Good Habit | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

A Duke University study found that 45% of participants’ behavior was habitual, not intentional.<p>If this study is even a slightly accurate …

Is Ethical Advertising Finally Gaining Traction?

<i>By Rosalinda Sanquiche, Executive Director, Ethical Markets Media</i><p>Setting the standard is the EthicMark®, originally designed as a single award for …

Ancient Romans’ Fanciful and Entertaining Pre-Scientific Beliefs about Animal Behavior

We don’t know much about the Roman writer, collector, and moralist Claudius Aelianus, better-remembered as <b>Aelian</b>, except that he was born sometime between A.D. 165 and 170 some 25 miles outside of Rome, and that he made obsessive almanac-like collections on esoteric and odd topics. Though few of …