Jamie Floyd

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Thoughtful Wording for a Thank You Note

After receiving a gift, attending a dinner party, or leaving someone's house from an overnight stay, you know you need to write a thank you note, but …

Want More Instagram Followers? Here's How To Do It

Whether you’re on Instagram for business or pleasure, everyone wants more followers and it’s not just for vanity; it’s good business. Instagram has quickly become one of the most popular social media platforms, with over 200 million active monthly users. It’s great for networking, building a …

Eiffel Tower

What America's Corporations Can Do To Tackle Alzheimer's

<i>This post was coauthored with Joshua Grill, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine.</i><p>This past week, thousands of the world’s leading Alzheimer’s disease researchers gathered in London to discuss and debate the latest research. Among the questions that captured much …

Dementia

Adaptation Devaluation: Why A U2 Concert Is Better Than A New Couch

My favorite discovery in the field of behavioral economics confirms what we already knew deep down, even if it contradicts “common sense”–that experiences are more valuable than stuff. I recently put this finding to the test:<p><b>Concert of a Lifetime</b><p>“You’re crazy.”<p>Those were my wife’s words when I …

University of Washington

The Only Effective Way To Deal With Conflict

What leadership and organizational behaviors would you like to change?<p>I had the great good fortune in 2010 to spend a week with the Dalai Lama on his tour, supporting him behind the scenes as he interacted with thousands of people. One of the things he likes to say is “recognition is liberation.” …

Leadership

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

Wake Up and Flow: A 60-Minute Yoga Playlist to Slay the Day

Wake up and flow with Yoga Journal on Spotify. Download the free software to listen to our playlists. And check back weekly for more of our fave …

Yoga

Older people fear this more than death

It’s not being bored, unable to travel or even death itself that scares older Americans most about retirement — it’s running out of money.<p>Older …

Cracking the Aging Code: The Science Book of the Year

In his new book, Cracking the Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old and What It Means for Staying Young, Josh Mitteldorf, who has studied aging …

Biology

My Life After Caregiving And The Long Goodbye

If you're a family caregiver, you already know how inconceivably tough it is. In my case, caring for my mother and surviving the three-year "long goodbye" after her Alzheimer's diagnosis was nothing short of brutal. As tough as it was much of the time, the seven months since her death have meant a …

Top Ten Business Books Of 2016

If you haven’t found that perfect gift for your boss, co-worker, customer or client, it’s not too late. Perhaps this list of my favorite business books from this year will give you the idea you need.<p>As I started to write this article, I was staring at a stack of books I read – and a few I just …

Books

4 Tired Trends To Ditch Before 2017

Steph emailed us last week sharing a unique dilemma. She was actually looking forward to a meeting, for once, and needed help preparing for it. Her manager, Gwen, had given her (and every attendant) an assignment for the half-day meeting. Every participant was asked to share their thoughts on the …

Employee Engagement

USDA Clarifies What 'Sell By' And 'Best If Used By' Food Labels Really Mean

Do you know what the heck “best by” means? No, not the store that sells electronics but the label on food that is followed by a date. How about labels that say “best if used by June 20, 2017″ or “sell by “June 20, 2017“? What are you supposed to do with the food after June 20, 2017? Eat it, smell …

Agriculture

Why Older Adults Are So Susceptible To Financial Fraud

Innovations in technology, medicine and public health have resulted in longer life spans for Americans. In 1950, the average American could only expect to live to age 68; the average has since jumped to 78. Longer life spans have led to a burgeoning older adult population, in sheer numbers as well …

Retirement

Looking To Grow? Beware Of This Very Common Form Of Growth

Growth is not necessarily a good thing. It’s a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the sort of growth it is. Consider these two stories.<p>What happened in Alice’s business last year?<p>• She changed the customers she worked with – now she only deals with those who really value what she offers and …

Small Business

Trump's Education Secretary Choice Is A Blow To Our Nation's Science Health

Donald Trump’s transition team has announced his choice for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, a billionaire from Michigan who has actively campaigned against marriage equality and for school vouchers. Of note, DeVos, now tapped to oversee our nation’s public school system, also has reportedly never …

Education

10 of the world's epic train journeys

Whether gliding through the Rockies or labouring up the Andes, our pick of spectacular railway trips gets a green light for all budgets<p>Jungfraubahn, Switzerland<p>Somewhat greedily, the Swiss boast three world-class rail journeys: the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express and, most spectacular of all, …

Trains

7 Examples of the Best Train Journeys in the World

Traveling with trains has lots of advantages: the opportunity to make friends along the way, constantly changing views behind the windows, the unique …

#Life : 25 Easy (and Free) Things You Can Do Today to Shake Up Your Life...Changing your Life is Easier Than you Think, and These 25 Suggestions Prove It. - First Sun Consulting, LLC | Outplacement Services and Career Transition Firm

<i>When you're stuck in a rut, it often feels like you need a big change--a new job, a globetrotting dream vacation, a wildly different, way healthier,</i> …

Social Media

10 Compliments People Pay That Are Just Plain Ageist

Enough with those well-intended comments that actually insult older people.<p>The road to hell is indeed paved with good intentions. As we wrote earlier this year, words can hurt, even the well-meaning ones. Studies have shown that our perception of aging impacts just how well we handle it, and that …

Mentoring

Infographic: How to get more email opens and clicks

Email etiquette is a hot topic.<p>Everyone has email pet peeves that drive them crazy (replying all, failing to address all parts of the message, etc.), …

Marketing

Think Gender Is a Performance? You Have Judith Butler to Thank For That

In 1990, Judith Butler published a groundbreaking book on queer theory. Today, “in a broad-stroke, vastly simplified version, the understanding of …

LGBTQI

Living Small In The City: With More Singles, Micro-Housing Gets Big

Back in 2012,something unusual got started in an alleyway in an already tightly developed part of northeast Washington, D.C.<p>On an 11th-of-an-acre lot next to a cemetery, behind a block of row houses, tiny houses started to go up. And not just one little house in backyard, like you might see in many …

Housing

I live in a 200-square-foot, $23,000 tiny house — here's what it's like

Ethan Waldman. Ethan Waldman / LearnVest<p>My quest to start living in a tiny house wasn't borne out of a need to downsize or drastically cut expenses, although both happened as a result.<p>Rather, it fit into a larger game plan of mine to have a more flexible lifestyle that kept me from being chained to …

Things That You Should Get Rid Of - Easy Decluttering Tips

We get it: Getting rid of your stuff is <i>hard</i>. Not only does it take time and effort, but then there are so many emotional connections to contend with, …

Canoe Bay

Architect Brad Swartz discusses his winning tiny home formula

The tiny apartment designed by Swartz features a snug double bedroom, open living with European kitchen and laundry, bathroom, storage space, …

Architecture