Michal Migda

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Der Krieg vor Europas Haustür

Leichen auf den Straßen, Schüsse, Granateneinschläge: In Städten der Südosttürkei tobt ein erbitterter Häuserkampf zwischen türkischen …

6 Ways to Turn Managers into Coaches Again

The role of the manager is currently undergoing a transformation. Historically, managers embraced the role of coach and mentor. Through informal conversations during the commute to work, over a coffee break, or while enjoying a burger after hours, managers passed along crucial information and …

Employee Engagement

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. Her responses to your interview questions are flawless. She has impeccable social skills. Still, something doesn’t feel right. You can’t put your …

Management

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …

7 Ways To Stop Researching And Start Taking Action On Your Ideas

You’ve got the creative itch. Maybe you want to write a book, start a company, learn a new programming language, or do anything else where you can …

Outsourcing

Pronouns Matter when Psyching Yourself Up

Some people seem to have an amazing ability to stay rational no matter what. They efficiently make good, clear decisions while the rest of us waste energy doing things like panicking about upcoming tasks, ruminating pointlessly, or refusing to move on from our failures. Those cool-headed …

UC Berkeley

How to Focus on Professional Growth in 2015

Was your 2014 as fulfilling as it was exciting? It certainly was a standout year for many companies and the professionals that drive behind them, …

Quick and Easy Tricks to Motivate Yourself and Boost Your Confidence

Sometimes confidence is everything.<p>It can make people like us a few seconds after they’ve met us, it can make others respect us without knowing us. …

4 Foundational Habits Every Person Needs

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”<p>~ John Dryden<p>Every person is different, but every person is human, meaning we all have things …

Happiness

How To Not Fear Public Speaking

Have you ever stood in front of a crowd, shaking in terror, breaking out in a cold sweat, and barely able to get a word out? I have.<p>No, you are not …

Public Speaking

The Best Ancient Quotes To Help You Lead A Successful Life

History is a great teacher. Whatever challenge you are facing today, you can be sure that someone else has faced it before. Thousands of years ago, …

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

Photography

Natural Ways to Relieve Tiredness and Create a Better You

There’s nothing worse than the feeling of being tired but not being able to do anything about it. Sure you could take caffeine pills or drink as much …

Wellness

Motorboat-Size Sea Monster Found, Sheds Insight on Evolution

The 170-million-year-old marine reptile comes from a prehistoric period little known to scientists.<p>Dinosaurs ruled the land during the Jurassic period. But at sea, it was the age of ichthyosaurs—so-called "sea monsters" that looked like a cross between a narrow-nosed crocodile and an ill-tempered …

6 Management Styles and When to Use Them

Think back on your career and the managers you have had. I am sure that you have had good managers and others who were maybe not so great. When I ask people to list what made the good managers "good," most of the examples they give me are to do with behavior, or style.<p>One of the interesting things …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

Re-Train Your Brain to Overcome "Microwave Mentality"

If you're looking for results in your business or personal life and feeling frustrated that it's taking too long, perhaps you need to drop the …

How Can I Improve My Listening Skills?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I'm a terrible listener. I want to do better, but I have trouble paying attention. I miss what people say a lot and end up …

Self-help

Improve Your Sleep by Reading a Few Key Words

Want deeper sleep and more restful naps? A new study suggests a simple trick to coax your brain to better sleep: Think of restful …

Sleep

The Positive Power of Negative Thinking

If you want to achieve a major goal, conventional wisdom says to think positive. Picture yourself delivering the perfect presentation, and absorb the …

How Being Humble, Kind, and Calm Will Make Your Life Easier

You've heard it all your life: Being humble, kind, and calm is the "right thing to do." But if that isn't enough to convince you, consider this: …

How to Get Respect: 5 Points Backed by Science

<b>We all want to know how to get respect.</b><p>Research shows respect is key to both your love life and your career.<p>But it’s difficult. Others size you up …

Psychology

Three Uses Of NLP In Everyday Life

<b>1 Red alert!</b><p>The NLP concept of ‘state’ is one I find useful in many situations. By ‘state’ we mean the emotional, intellectual imaginative and …

Outsourcing

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

Scientists Finally Figured Out How Your Body Really Gets Rid of Fat

2015's biggest weight-loss trend won't involve food at all.<p>When you lose weight — and specifically, fat — <i>where</i> does it go? You could probably venture a guess or two, but the <i>real</i> answer might actually surprise you: A group of researchers in Australia just discovered that when we "melt" or "burn" …

Setting Goals To Support Your Dreams In Sport and Life

‘Tis the season to wring out the past year and ring in the new year! While I regularly set daily, weekly and monthly goals, I do like to take …

Motivation