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Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients?

When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor's dock when I saw an ambulance's flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the asphalt burning my feet as I stood, paralyzed, and watched the paramedics take away my father. It was as if I knew those flashing lights were a …

Want To Lose Weight? Train The Brain, Not The Body

The Brain Photo credit: Want help to lose weight? Train your brain. Scale image via shutterstock.comDespite massive government, medical and …

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Unpacking the Dangers of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Millions of American men resort to testosterone replacement therapies, be it a gel, patch or injection, to restore normal levels. Between doctors over prescribing as a knee-jerk reaction to the problem and pharmaceutical companies touting messages of amazing results, you can see why men are …

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

A travel photographer reveals how to get the best photos while traveling

Whitney Tressel is a hybrid travel photographer and photo editor who has dozens of cross country road trips and travels under her belt, documented for the likes of <i>Esquire</i>, <i>Budget Travel</i>, and <i>Hemispheres</i>. Professing that she's always had the travel bug, she's rarely not on the road, as summers see her …

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Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

How to Conduct an Effective Job Interview

The virtual stack of resumes in your inbox is winnowed and certain candidates have passed the phone screen. Next step: in-person interviews. How should you use the relatively brief time to get to know — and assess — a near stranger? How many people at your firm should be involved? How can you tell …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

5 Super-Useful Things You Can Do With Your Old iPhone

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5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It

As researchers who study appreciation and value creation in the workplace, it would be easy for us to write an article about killing career potential (both yours and your coworkers) by being a jerk at work. But, that’s not the only thing that kills potential.<p>We were curious about the opposite of …

How to Discuss Pay With Your Employees

Talking about money with your employees can be uncomfortable. Even when you’ve got good news to share — a generous bonus or a well-deserved promotion — assigning a number to the value of someone’s work is tough. It’s especially difficult if you’re not the one calling the shots (most managers don’t …

How to Ask for Feedback That Will Actually Help You

“So,” I asked Mary*. “Do you have any feedback for me? What can I do better the next time?”<p>We had just finished delivering a leadership training to senior executives at a large financial services company. My working relationship with Mary was a little tricky; she was my co-trainer and also my …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as Possible

Keri Glassman, R.D., shares the 30-minute routine that helps her make more nutritious choices all week long.<p>Sure, you <i>want</i> to reach for a healthy snack—but if you forgot to pack cut-up veggies and the vending machine is <i>right there</i>, then odds are you're going to go with the bag of pretzels. If you …

How to Get Your Employees to Speak Up

Getting candid opinions from your direct reports can be difficult. After all, no one wants to upset the boss. But hearing messages from down the ranks — including input from your company’s customers, feedback on your performance, and information from other departments or units — is critical to your …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

The Problem with Using Personality Tests for Hiring

A decade ago, researchers discovered something that should have opened eyes and raised red flags in the business world.<p>Sara Rynes, Amy Colbert, and Kenneth Brown conducted a study in 2002 to determine whether the beliefs of HR professionals were consistent with established research findings on the …

Make Getting Feedback Less Stressful

Much of my work as an executive coach and an instructor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business involves helping people improve their abilities to deliver feedback more effectively. It’s a critical skill, particularly for both leaders in flat organizations where giving orders is generally …

How Type-A People Can Play Nice with Others

People have always commented on the fact that I am highly driven – a “Type A” to a T. I set personal goals, manage multiple projects at once, and run at the speed of light. Sometimes, I feel like I am already in 2015<b>.</b> But what comes with this high-performing personality is the tendency to – let’s …

The Singular Secret For A Leader's Success: Self-Awareness

The National Advisory Council of a prestigious west coast business school was asked what single quality they thought would be most valuable for their graduates to acquire as they graduated. The answer was self-awareness.<p>I have found, however, that this term is interpreted in widely different ways. …

How To Improve Your Communication By Up To 93%

You’ve scrutinized what you plan to say. You’ve mentally calculated every word that will comes out of your mouth in that big meeting, pitch, or presentation. That’s good – that’s the ante to play. But you’re only going to be 7% effective in your communication. Not to be blunt, but 7% isn’t going to …

The Behaviors that Define A-Players

Individual contributors sometimes ask themselves, “What will it take for others to recognize my potential?” They may simply want acknowledgement of the importance of the work they do. Or they may aspire to move into management. In some cases, they’ve been told that they’re doing fine and have been …

How to Manage a Perfectionist

Do you have a perfectionist on your team? The good news is that your direct report has high standards and a fine attention for detail. The bad news is that he fixates on every facet of a project and can’t set priorities. Can you harness these positive qualities without indulging the bad? Can you …

What I Learned Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks

What makes for a great presentation — the kind that compels people’s attention and calls them to action? TED talks have certainly set a benchmark in recent years: HBR even asked Chris Anderson, the group’s founder, to offer lessons drawn from the three decades he’s run TED’s signature events in an …

Delivering an Effective Performance Review

It’s performance review season, and you know the drill. Drag each of your direct reports into a conference room for a one-on-one, hand them an official-looking document, and then start in with the same, tired conversation. Say some positive things about what the employee is good at, then some …

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

How To Run A Workshop: Guidelines And Checklist

I created a “checklist” of tasks, plus tips and techniques, to ensure a successful workshop.<p>One thing that this checklist won’t address is having a workshop leader with strong facilitation skills. While it may sound trivial (heck, can’t just anyone lead one of these workshops?), a workshop leader …

Just Tell Me! 5 Strategies For Giving Difficult Feedback

Imagine you’re walking down the hall and your boss is coming toward you. As you get a few feet apart, the boss says, “Could you come into the office for a few minutes? I’ve got some feedback for you.” First, what’s your knee-jerk reaction? Are you eagerly looking forward to this conversation, or is …

Startup Founders Spill: What I Look For In New Hires

All employers know that there’s a difference between a good hire and an excellent one.<p>At startups, though, that difference is rarely about someone’s resume, education, or experience. What really distinguishes the standout candidates from the rest are those intangible qualities—like passion, …