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How To Work With Immature And Unprofessional People

Dear Liz,<p>I learned digital marketing by working for a university alumni office first, and then working for the same university’s B-school recruiting office. They were both great jobs. I left the recruiting marketing job and took a job with a digital marketing agency.<p>That was also a great job. I …

Employment

7 Signs You Should Leave Your Job (Sooner Rather Than Later)

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>We all get content at times, especially at a job …

15 Tools to Better Manage Remote Millennials

Empower a remote team to stay on task, increase productivity, and effortlessly collaborate using these tools.<p>Forty-five percent of Millennials intend to leave companies within two years that have inflexible work environments.<p>Three of the top five most important factors Millennials use to evaluate a …

How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, as Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb have written, decision making requires both prediction and …

Management

The Easiest, Fastest Way to Microwave a Sweet Potato

If you are big on sweet potatoes but short on time, there’s an easy solution: Microwave your sweet potatoes. It’s really the best way. Microwaving …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

How to Do Yoga at Home

Among the many benefits of yoga—increased flexibility, stress reduction, improved sleep—is the fact that you don’t need a whole lot of space in order …

Richard Branson Says You Should Do 3 Things to Achieve More Happiness in 2018 | Inc.com

Every year, it is estimated that one in four people struggle with a mental health problem. In fact, according to <i>Psychology Today</i>, an estimated 15 million Americans a year struggle with depression.<p>One of my own family members has grappled with depression for decades, so I understand it firsthand. …

Happiness

The Seven Powers of Gratitude

Choose the freedom of thankfulness over the headwind of ingratitude. “Un” ruins leaders. Ungrateful leaders become unkind, unhelpful, and …

Positive Thinking

Ten Varieties of Gratitude

<b>1. Gratitude as platitude:</b> “I want to thank you all for this opportunity to…”<p><b>2. Gratitude as attitude:</b> “Just count your blessings. It’s good for your …

Richard Branson Just Schooled Us All About Being on Time | Inc.com

It's ok. You can admit it. We've all done it.<br>There's probably some meetings sitting on your calendar right now that you don't know why they're there, or that you aren't interested in, or worse - you're dreading going to.<p>So why did you agree to them in the first place?<p>Richard Branson is arguably one …

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50 Little Etiquette Rules You Should Always Practice

These tips will help you mind your manners.<p>If you're seated at a table with eight or fewer guests, wait until everyone is served and for the hostess …

How to Train Your Brain to Be More Optimistic

Do you tend to see the positive, even in trying situations? Or do you immediately assume the worst and focus on the negative?<p>When it comes to how we view the world, most of us fall into one of two categories: optimist or pessimist. And according to experts, whatever category you fall into has a lot …

Happiness

Disrupt Your Industry With Stellar Customer Service

I’ve been preaching for years that customer service is your competitive differentiator. I’ve made a career of it! There’s more than enough information about how to deliver better customer service. There’s more than enough proof about how it can make or break a business. Then, why don’t more …

Customer Experience

How successful people make their to-do lists

But it's easy to get caught up in which fancy app or system you should use for your list. Lots of (very nerdy) internet arguments center around the right approach. Should you stick to pencil and paper? An iPhone app?<p>"I'm a firm believer in David Allen's <i>Getting Things Done</i> philosophy — that 'your …

These Are The Top 37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old

The Body Whisperer’s Fat-Flushing Workout

Structural integration and alignment specialist Lauren Roxburgh—author of <i>Taller, Slimmer, Younger</i>—consistently comes up with new (blessedly simple) …

Deal: Learn to Make iPhone Apps

Price: $35 | BuyWant to create apps for iOS? This series of online courses will teach you the fundamentals of developing apps for iOS 10 using Swift …

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40 Things to Give up for Lent

Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent are just around the corner. As this season of Lent approaches, many of us think about something to “give up.” …

The cultural differences between East and West, according to one artist

Graphic artist Yang Liu has a sharp eye for cultural comparison, honed by personal experience. In 1990, at the age of 13, she moved from Beijing, to Berlin. After exactly 13 years there, she started an illustrated project to document her dual experiences in China and Germany.<p>Originally created as …

The Protection and Significance of A St. Benedict Medal Explained!

Though St. Benedict was born in 480 A.D., he is certainly a Saint for our times. He was a man of strength, conviction, and courage. Although he …

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How to Get a Slimmer Waist

In the first installment of our series with structural integrative specialist, Lauren Roxburgh, we talked about what fascia is—and how you can …

Five Annual-Review Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Performance reviews shouldn’t be one awkward conversation every December. Here are the common missteps to avoid.<p>Companies like Accenture, Microsoft, and General Electric are ditching annual performance reviews for more frequent feedback sessions, but for many others the practice is a way to end the …

Why Ethical People Make Unethical Choices

Most companies have ethics and compliance policies that get reviewed and signed annually by all employees. “Employees are charged with conducting their business affairs in accordance with the highest ethical standards,” reads one such example. “Moral as well as legal obligations will be fulfilled …

How To Meditate Like a Pro: Beginners’ Guide to Meditation

5Shares<p>ShareEmailComments<p>Let me guess. You keep hearing about this “meditation” thing but don’t know where to start.<p>Say no more.<p>With this mini-guide, …