Bryan Neel

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5 Ways to Make Your Workplace Fun

Joyful workplaces are buzzing with people bursting with energy, vitality and enthusiasm. They love what they do and feel they are important at work -- and that they do important work.<p><b>Here are five ways to make your your workplace a fun place to be!</b><p><b>1. Give others permission to be joyful</b><p>Our first …

Happiness

When to Drink Coffee for the Most Benefits

<b>Enhance performance with a small caffeine boost an hour before your workout</b><br>Caffeine has been shown to improve muscle strength and endurance, which is why you see runners downing coffee before a race. You’ll see this benefit by consuming low-to-moderate doses of caffeine—considered 3 to 6 mg per kg …

Cheapest DIY Rain Barrel (that works better than most) - Urban Backyard Greenhouse

So I found a way to build an effective rain collection barrel for around $40. All parts were purchased at the local Ace Hardware store.<p>I used a trash …

Buy Nothing Month

Financial Planning

How to get a recruiter to notice you on LinkedIn

Demonstrate you are worthy of the introduction.<p>After Sandy Baldonado applied for a number of promising positions via professional networking site LinkedIn and received no response, she began to wonder: was her resume being purposely or accidentally overlooked? Her marketing skills were a fit. But …

Employment

Here's what third-century China thought about the Roman Empire

How to Cook Pizza on a Barbecue

Cooking pizza on a barbecue is both an art and a science. A lot of things can go wrong, but with a bit of practice, it's quite easy to barbecue a …

How To Focus: 4 Proven Tricks To Improve Concentration

<i>Ever feel like you have the attention span of a fruit fly? These distraction-fighting techniques will help you snap to.</i><p>By Camille Noe Pagán<p>"I'm so scatterbrained I must have ADHD." It's a lament that doctors like Michael Coates, MD, are hearing more and more from adult patients, many of whom assume …

10 Interview Questions You Should Be A Pro At Answering

This question usually takes about one to two minutes to answer and will be your elevator pitch. You want to give them a brief rundown of who you are as a person and show how you articulate you are. Don't start rambling on about your personal history. Talk about highlights from job positions or …

Employment

15 Excuses That Are Guaranteed To Waste Your Life Away

It's likely that one of your excuses is that you don't have enough time, so let's get right to it:<p><b>1. I can't get anyone to listen.</b><p>People will listen to anything that is entertaining, interesting, heartfelt, amusing, shocking, informative, titillating, stupid, satirical, controversial, sad, silly, …

Self-improvement

The Pixar Theory - Every Pixar Movie Is Connected

Every Pixar movie is connected. I explain how, and possibly why.<p>Before we go further, I should let you know that The Pixar Theory is now a published …

How to Save Your First $100,000

Anybody who has a background in investments and is familiar with how to save money knows the oft-repeated mantra of saving: The first $100,000 is …

Top 10

Top 10

10 Things To Do While You're Unemployed

If you’re unemployed and worried that employers will turn you down for taking on unimpressive work during the recession or for the large employment gaps on your résumé—you needn’t panic. A survey released by the careers website CareerBuilder.com last year revealed that the vast majority of …

30 Questions You Should And Shouldn't Ask In A Job Interview

A job interview is a two-way street. The employer asks questions to determine if the interviewee is an ideal fit for the job, and the smart candidate uses the interview to assess how she would fit in, if she would be able to do her best work there, and how well aligned her goals are with those of …