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I've held 1,000 interviews, and I've found only 4 questions truly matter

Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee.<p>If you're just starting your company, you may as well get over the fact that you'll likely lose sleep over …

Employment

The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional

This timeless communication skill may just be your secret weapon to better relationships.<p>Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> …

Shoplifting at Chicago grocers drops after change in food stamp program

Spreading out when food stamps are issued reduced theft from Chicago grocery stores by more than 30 percent, according to new research.<p>Before 2010, most benefits in Illinois under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the massive federal food stamp program, were given out on the …

Top resume templates: These 3 beautiful resumes will give you the best shot at getting a job in 2017

Perhaps you know what mistakes not to make on a resume, but what <i>should</i> you do to make your experience stand out from the rest? Are there key features …

10 Actions All Successful Leaders Avoid to Maximize Efficiency

Lead by example, not empty words<p>The energy you bring to each moment is your most valuable asset, because it empowers you to make the most out of your time. Knowing that your time on earth is limited, but being unaware of how much time you have, places much more value on being able to discern the …

How People With Depression Interact With The World Differently

The condition has a huge impact on everyday life.<p>Nothing about depression is easy. But the way it affects a person’s daily life is arguably the most difficult part of the disorder.<p>Approximately 300 million people globally are affected by depression, according to the World Health Organization. Not …

Why does every woman I know say she’s exhausted?

In a few short years, it seems like every woman I know, and many of the ones I treat, have gone from saying, “I’m so busy” to “I’m so tired.” And …

Great Managers Lead Meetings For 3 Different Outcomes

What makes for a successful meeting?<p>For some companies, the idea of holding consistently effective meetings is a pipe dream. Employees view most meetings as a necessary evil, a complete waste of time at best, a torturous exercise in endurance at worst.<p>But what if the problem centers on what you’re …

Why I’m Always in a Hurry, & What I’m Doing About It

I’ve come to realize, more and more, that I’m always rushing.<p>I rush from one task to the next, rush through eating my food, impatient for meditation …

A crucial bloc of swing Republican senators just criticized a House GOP Obamacare draft

Four senators wrote that the weeks-old draft “does not adequately protect” Medicaid expansion enrollees.<p>If Democrats unite against the GOP’s Obamacare repeal effort, the bill can only afford to lose votes from two Republican senators. If three defect, there would be 51 votes against the bill, and …

Throughout history, the best ways to reduce inequality have been disease and destruction

How do you solve a problem like inequality? Economic policymakers have been grappling with this for a long time, with varying degrees of urgency. The search for solutions has become increasingly serious since the 1980s, when inequality began rising again, recently reaching historic highs.<p>But the …

Income Inequality

These 7 brutal truths about life are hard to admit but they'll change your life when you do

You know the old saying, “Youth is wasted on the young”?<p>I think about that sometimes – how I wish I’d had the self-awareness and confidence that I …

14 Signs You’re in a Healthy Relationship

No, you don’t necessarily need to have everything in common.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Real Simple.</i><p>Nick Hornby once said, “It’s no good …

Seven ways to cope with a depressed partner

Listen to them, look after yourself, and make sure they are seeking professional help<p><b>Prevention is better than cure.</b> Be aware of the things that trigger depression and self-destructive behaviours, such as working too hard, placing unrealistic expectations on themselves, being overly self-critical. …

Self-help

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

30 Unique Anniversary Gifts Your Husband's Sure to Love

It's that time of year again: your wedding anniversary! Whether it's your first or tenth, we say why not go big with anniversary gifts for your husband that are guaranteed to knock his socks off? Instead of a fancy watch or a fresh pair of kicks, though, what about something that's just a tad bit …

Shopping

5 Tips to Get More Meaningful Work Done With Less Effort

I take time management seriously, but I didn’t use to. I used to spend hours procrastinating and putting off work, only to have to rush to complete …

3 Simple Ways To Try This Year To Become Happier And Mentally Stronger

Were you frustrated, upset, sad, and discouraged by 2016? All of the above? Most people have resolved to make 2017 a better year and, if you’re …

Self-help

Stuck in an Unhappy Marriage? Science Says You Should Stay in It

Science knows relationships.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Let's start with the big data.<p>How many happy marriages do you know?<p>Fewer than 50 percent? Fewer than 30 percent? Would anyone, anyone, venture that the number might …

Happiness

The Steep Price of Not Eating Enough Fruits and Veggies

A new study estimates that Canada wastes 3.3 billion $CAN yearly because its citizens don't eat enough fruit and veggies. Just imagine what that sum would be for the US<p>Super Bowl LI featured some great ads, quite a few of them for food. Who's advertising? McDonald's, KFC, Snickers, Skittles, and …

Chronic Disease

40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home

Going through a home renovation is actually the worst. Time to take matters into your own hands.

'Unbroken Brain' Explains Why 'Tough' Treatment Doesn't Help Drug Addicts

Tough love, interventions and 12-step programs are some of the most common methods of treating drug addiction, but journalist Maia Szalavitz says they're often counterproductive.<p>"We have this idea that if we are just cruel enough and mean enough and tough enough to people with addiction, that they …

International Day of the Girl: How to Encourage Girls to Lead

1. Coach Girls to Speak Confidently<p>Did You Know?<p>Boys often get more airtime in class than girls—they are more likely to call out answers and less …

San Francisco Media Outlets Unite To Help End The City's Homelessness

As a little girl growing up in a lovely house in Kansas City, Kansas, Audrey Cooper knew nothing about life with no place to call home. One day, her family took a trip out of state and her 8-year-old eyes beheld something she never forgot.<p>"The first homeless person I ever saw was on the streets of …

Why Do We Spend So Much Developing Senior Leaders and So Little Training New Managers?

During the last five years of my corporate management career, I had a great deal of leadership development. Along with many other executives, I attended talks by noted management authors, I went to (often lengthy) team-building exercises, and I participated in discussions on different leadership …

Joe Biden Wrote An Incredible Letter To The Stanford Rape Survivor

Vice President Joe Biden’s letter to the Stanford rape survivor should be read by everyone<p>The survivor who endured a horrific assault at the hands of …

Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression

By Jessica Leber3 minute Read<p>Being poor is about more than just finances. A growing body of research has shown for awhile that the cycle of poverty …

Duke University

Designing Solutions to Social Problems

Recent Posts<p>The Town of Eatonville was recognized as the 'most improved' area in Central Florida between 2016 and 2017 by POLIS in our annual report …