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Two Things You Must Do To Achieve Work-Life Balance

Jim Coudal, the co-creator of Field Notes, advises one of our readers on how to own your work, not the other way around.<p>Running your own business is like parenting. Not only can it be rewarding, a source of pride, a constant learning experience, etc., etc.–it can also be a total pain in the rear, a …

Small Business

10 things entrepreneurs want to see in the Budget

From tax cuts to innovation incentives, this is what they told us:<p><i>Follow our live coverage of today’s Autumn Statement for up-to-the-minute updates</i> …

BYOD: What do businesses need to think about?

With growth statistics suggesting that 40 per cent of workers are using their personal devices to access business applications and resources, …

Embrace The Chaos: How To Reduce Stress In 5 Easy Steps

Being busy is a fact of life you can’t change–but you don’t have to let everyday stress get to you.<p>Stress is one of the biggest causes of health problems in many people’s lives: it can cause heart disease, depression, anxiety attacks, sleep problems, auto-immune diseases, weight problems and …

Mindfulness

Trying To Achieve Happiness? Turns Out, How You Attain It Depends On Your Age

A new study suggests that what makes us happy shifts as we age. Now marketers are using this information to reach their target demographic.<p>What would you prefer: having a great conversation with your son, or taking pictures from the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris?<p>Researchers from Dartmouth …

Happiness

Think You’re Being Socially Responsible? Think Again

Lots of companies get social responsibility wrong. Here are three ways to be more socially responsible and blunders to avoid.<p>What does it mean to be socially responsible? No matter how big or small your organization may be, it’s an important question to ask yourself. While many think of community …

Employee Engagement

Take The Quiz: What Kind of Productive Person Are You?

Take the quiz and find out what kind of productive person you are (warning: results might be surprising), then tell your followers to see if they agree. #worksmarter<p>Read these nine statements. Type in the number for how much you agree or disagree. When you’re done (you have to answer them all), …

Quizzes

11 Simple Ways To Show Your Employees You Care

Perception is a very real issue for leaders. They must decide how they want employees to view them and act accordingly. Typically, leaders choose a combination of stoic, strong, closed-off, and loud-mouthed. Some even want to be seen as assholes. While this is a strategic decision — usually …

Webcam-Spying Pennsylvania High School Avoids Federal Charges

Remember that Lower Merion, PA high school’s webcam spying scandal? Well, federal prosecutors have decided not to file any criminal charges against the school. That’s not to say they’ll escape scot-free, though.<p>Back in February, the affluent Lower Merion High School, located in the suburbs just …

Security

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The Greatest Productivity Tool You Never Thought Of: Email Autoresponder

Have a mangled inbox? Do what HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, swissmiss founder Tina Roth Eisenberg, and WomenInnovateMobile cofounder Kelly Hoey do.<p>When we emailed Kelly Hoey to ask her about why the autoresponder is a part of being a well-adjusted Internet person, we, fittingly enough, got this …

Time Management

3 Lessons On How Failure Breeds Success

Permission to fail is liberating. Here’s how to give people–and yourself–the freedom to fail, in order to succeed.<p>Forget success–bring on the failure! Some good, old-fashioned disaster. Give it a whirl. It may feel unnatural and irresponsible at first, but for people whose jobs require creativity, …

Motivation

Yes, You Do Have Time To Mentor–Here’s How To Make The Most Of It

Mentoring is a way to be smart about investing in your future. Here’s how to fit it into your busy life.<p>We all have lists of things we’d like to do more of, if only we had the time: exercising, reading, mentoring others. But even the busiest of people can make space in their lives for what really …

Mentoring

How To Be Just Naive Enough To Make An Education Startup Work

By Jennifer Elias7 minute Read<p>Trying to make education affordable seems impossible. In fact, you could argue that any kind of education startup seems …

Note-Taking

'3 new things' that could change the way we live and work

The entries were judged by a panel including Dr Lin Ge, expert in quantum computing and nanotechnology; technology commentator Monty Munford and Ella …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

An Optimist's Tour of the Future

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Stevenson<p>Mark Stevenson has been to the future a few years ahead of the rest of us - and reckons it has a lot going for it. His voyage of discovery takes him to Oxford to meet Transhumanists (they intend to live forever), to Boston where he confronts a robot with mood swings, to an …

The Intelligence Paradox

• <b>Author:</b> Satoshi Kanazawa<p><b>A book that challenges common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence</b><br>Satoshi Kanazawa's <i>Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters</i> (written with Alan S. Miller) was hailed by the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> as "a rollicking bit of pop science that turns the lens of evolutionary …

A Brief History of Time

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Hawking<p>Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great …

Wonders of Life

• <b>Author:</b> Professor Brian Cox & Andrew Cohen<p>What is Life? Where did it come from? Why does it end?<p>In this beautiful and definitive new book, Professor Brian Cox takes us on an incredible journey to discover how a few fundamental laws gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique force in the …

This Will Make You Smarter

• <b>Author:</b> John Brockman<p>Over 150 of the world's leading scientists and thinkers offer their choice of the ideas, strategies and arguments that will help all of us understand our world, and its future, better.<p>Includes contributions from:<b><br>Richard Dawkins, Stephen Pinker, Daniel Dennett, Clay Shirky,</b> …

The Best Books Of 2013

We asked FORBES’ editors and writers to select the most entertaining and illuminating nonfiction books of the year. Here are the top 10 volumes they came up with.<p><b>The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing’s Greatest Race, the America’s Cup</b>, by …

9 Ways To Share Your Strategic Thinking Skills With Your Team

You already have the tools you need to help your team succeed–your strategic thinking skills. Here’s how to put them to use.<p>Your ability to think strategically is the most important leadership trait you can have–more important than your innovativeness, influence, communication skills, or ability to …

Management

5 Essential Lessons From Entrepreneurs

There’s a lot to be learned from entrepreneurs, — the men and women who lead, who change, who empower business, the economy and communities alike. Our team has spent the past few months speaking with entrepreneurs and sharing their insights with you through EYVoice. While they’re among the most …

The World's Best Sustainability Ideas

<b>Update: On April 10, Katerva announced its 2014 winners. MBA Polymers, the Richmond, CA recycler that processes garbage that other companies won’t touch, from cast-off computers to broken-down cars, took the top prize. Then there were two “People’s Choice” award winners, who got the greatest number</b> …

Change Your Way Of Thinking To Truly Master Innovation

Innovation is one of those business buzzwords that is so used and abused it has lost its value. What does innovation really mean? Innovation is a splashy word for change, and oftentimes the assumption is that change involves technology. We always hear how innovative a company is when they’ve …