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You're Probably Sleeping Wrong. Try This Position Tonight For a Healthier Slumber

Researchers say most of us sleep curled up like a baby, but that doesn't always mean that we sleep like babies.<p>The odds are pretty good that you sleep like a baby. Either because you've found a sleep position that works for you or because you literally sleep in the fetal position, which is the most …

Sleep

How do you strengthen hip flexors?

People who sit for extended periods of time are at a high risk of developing tight hip flexors. When hip flexors are tight, a person may experience …

Pain

Would you take a pay cut in exchange for work-life balance?

Would You Take a Pay Cut in Exchange for Work-Life Balance? Studies Say You Would. Read more.<p>Millennial clichés are everywhere. From being labeled …

Work-life Balance

There Are 7 Types of Ultra-Likable Leaders: Which One Are You?

As you scan the horizon looking for the next best class of Millennial leaders, make sure they fall into one (or all) of these categories.<p>First the bad news: 85 percent of companies report an urgent need to develop their leadership pipeline. But only <i>40 percent</i> believe their current pool of …

Leadership

Everything you need to know about Google's My Activity page

What does Google know about you? Everything.<p>Seriously -- everything. Especially if you frequently use Google's many products, such as Android, Gmail, Drive, Google Maps, or YouTube. Or, you know, Google Search.<p>But there's some good news, sort of. Google has introduced a new data dashboard called …

Psychologists and experts explain how to stop being a 'chronically late insane person'

In a Wait But Why analysis of people who are habitually late—whether it's to work, social engagements, or major appointments—Tim Urban concludes that some members of this group, including himself, could be deemed Chronically Late Insane People (CLIP). As classified by Urban, these individuals are …

Case Study: Should You Adjust Your Business Model for a Major Customer?

Brosmind<p>“There’s another one!” Cameron Burke’s son said, pointing to a darkened streetlight across the park. “But it’s out too!” Cameron regretted having started this game with his four-year-old. His company, Lumiscape, produced smart, connected streetlights that had been installed in cities …

Business Strategy

Spirituality and Illness: The Connection You Might Not Expect!

Photo by Austin Schmid via Unsplash<p>First, so you know a little about me, I am an intuitive counselor and spiritual activist, founded a nonprofit organization in 1983, have written 5 books, done 3 CDs of original music, am a blogger, workshop leader, have a popular YouTube Channel and host a radio …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

IBM Just Put A Quantum Computer On The Cloud For Anyone To Use

As IBM’s research division pursues a multi-year quest to build a universal quantum computer more powerful than any supercomputer in the world, it’s sharing its latest progress with smaller quantum processors on the cloud for the world to join in.<p>Tucked off a nondescript hallway in IBM’s sprawling …

Quantum Computing

Are You Ready For The Next Big Innovation In Workplace Productivity?

In “Why Is Productivity So Weak? Three Theories” from <i>The New York Times</i> on April 28th, the author’s “depressing scenario” suggests that innovations in technology (such as a computer on every desk) and management techniques (such as outsourcing noncore functions) have been fully implemented across …

How to Improve Business Processes with Mind Mapping

How to Improve Business Processes with Mind Mapping By Joel Roberts Mind mapping is not a new technique. People have been creating visual diagrams …

7 Ways 3D Printing Is Making Manufacturing More Competitive

• 71.1% of manufacturers have currently adopted 3D Printing.<br>• 52% of manufacturers expect 3D Printing will be used for high-volume production in the next 3-5 years.<br>• 22% of manufacturers predict 3D Printing will have a disruptive effect on supply chains.<br>• Global spending on printers was predicted to reach …

Manufacturing

Disney to disrupt 3D printing industry?

13shares<p>Disney has been a force in the 3D printing world for some time, but now it has filed for a series of new patents that could disrupt the …

Mickey Mouse

Can this humble GIF really help ease anxiety?

Anyone who's ever had to deal with any level of anxiety issues knows how difficult it can be to calm yourself and ease yourself out of an anxiety …

GIF Animations

Work-Life Balance Is Easier When Your Manager Knows How to Assess Performance

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>Not long ago, a manager asked me to name the most important work-life benefit for employees. I answered that the most important benefit isn’t a benefit at all. Of course, child care, flexible scheduling, and family leave policies are important, but in my experience the best …

Employee Engagement

How This Manufacturer Used Data to Increase Efficiency and Cut Costs

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the April 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Inteva Products, a multibillion-dollar global manufacturer of auto parts, wanted to improve its products and sniff out manufacturing inefficiencies. So it ran …

Automotive Industry

Listening To Music At Work Can Enhance Productivity

How to Handle the Naysayer on Your Team

Just over a year ago, I talked with the executive vice president of HR for a Fortune 100 company about Joe,* a member of the senior leadership team: “Joe has good ideas, but he’s really negative, and he always plays the devil’s advocate. The CEO doesn’t really listen to Joe in meetings anymore …

Leadership

10 Things That Abruptly Happen When Real Leadership Shows Up

<i>“There are no bad teams, only bad leaders.”―</i>Jocko Willink<p>What does the environment around you look like?<p>Is it obvious to you and everyone else what …

Motivation

Make a Plan: How to Outline Your Ideas with 20 Powerful Tools

It doesn't matter how many ideas you have if you can't connect them. To turn those scattered concepts into a finished product, you're going to need a …

Top Mindfulness Quotes to Change Your Life Forever

Mindfulness is a process of exploring ourselves. Mindfulness is a way to know yourself. It is a new way to look at your own thoughts. It is a way to …

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

Made in China Not as Cheap as You Think

Here's something to think about the next time you hear a U.S. presidential candidate criticize China for unfair trade: labor costs adjusted for …

How to Tell Your Colleague You Dropped the Ball

No matter how hard you try or how many hours you work, you’re likely to disappoint a colleague at some point. You won’t be able to make every deadline or fulfill every commitment. But what if you have to let something slip that’s especially important to one of your peers? How do you tell them that …

Self-help

Successful Leadership Models: A Shout Out to 'Leaders to Learn From'

Leaders are jugglers, multiple balls in the air all the time. So focusing on one thing well, without letting others drop, describes the realism of …

The Rise of Data-Driven Decision Making Is Real but Uneven

Growing opportunities to collect and leverage digital information have led many managers to change how they make decisions – relying less on intuition and more on data. As Jim Barksdale, the former CEO of Netscape quipped, “If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go …

Management

The 15 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

It's never too late to invest in your career.<p>It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll …

professionals

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …