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20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Podcasting

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything | Inc.com

Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. Yes, it happens--even to the most motivated among us.<p>You may have a great plan for your …

Motivation

Be Waterwise Wednesdays With KB Homes & the Double ZeroHouse

Steve Ruffner, President and Regional General Manager of KB Home Southern California joined us with details about the Double ZeroHouse, WaterSense …

An ultra-low-cost college degree

At the online University of the People, anyone with a high school diploma can take classes toward a degree in business administration or computer …

How Student Loans Are Shaping Mortgage Approvals

By<p>Nick Timiraos<p>Nick Timiraos<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@NickTimiraos<p>Google+<p>Nick.Timiraos@wsj.com<p>One of the biggest fears today in the real-estate industry goes something like this: Rising student debt is going to freeze millennials out of the housing market.<p>Data from a top national lender …

Hedge Funds Run by Women Outperform Those Run by Men

Is it because women are more averse to risk?<p>This morning, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported on funds that choose to tie their fates to the performance of companies led by women. Barclays’ Women in Leadership Total Return Index, which consists of American companies with a female CEO or whose …

Meet Fortune's 2014 Big Data All-Stars

Andrea Burbank, Data Scientist, Pinterest<p>At the image-focused social network Pinterest, data scientist Andrea Burbank leads A/B testing, evaluating …

12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

<i>May your actions speak louder than your words. May your life preach louder than your lips. May your success be your noise in the end.</i><p>The result of …

On being wrong

Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not …

The difference between winning and succeeding

With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the …

Is slouching making you sad?

In the small-scale study, German psychologists took 30 clinically depressed patients and asked them to sit slumped or in an upright position.<p>While …

Yoga

Elif Shafak: 7 truly captivating talks

Novelist Elif Shafak says, “Even long after I listened to these talks, I noticed I was carrying the words with me wherever I traveled. I can listen …

8 Things The Happiest People Have In Common

Via The How of Happiness:<p>They devote a great amount of time to their family and friends, nurturing and enjoying those relationships.<p>They are comfortable expressing gratitude for all they have.<p>They are often the first to offer helping hands to coworkers and passersby.<p>They practice optimism when …

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing

What do happy people do? Read! But what do really, really happy people do—read the kind of books that open their minds—and lives.<p>Making Hope Happen: …

Listen, learn ... then lead

Four-star general Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared …

8 Great Reasons to Keep Working After You Have Kids

Work and family life don’t need to conflict; they need to coexist. It is time to stop glamorizing the alternative and talk about the big bonuses of keeping up your career after you have a child. Here are 8 great reasons to stay in the workforce after having a baby:<p><b>1. You will Enjoy a Happier</b> …

Top 10 Least And Most Expensive Housing Markets For Today's Middle Class

<i>Trulia’s Chief Economist Jed Kolko identifies where the middle class struggles to find housing.</i><p>Where can the middle class afford to buy a home today? Affordability has worsened in the past year, as home prices have climbed faster than incomes and mortgage rates have risen. But compared with the …

How to make stress your friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new …

Public Health

Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, …

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

It's not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.<p>Dr. Jenny Radesky is a pediatrician specializing in child development. When she worked at a clinic …

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The creative spark

What makes us create and innovate? Here, wildly creative thinkers share ideas and insights into what kindles genius.

Why Constantly Switching Roles Stresses You Out

A recent study finds that the more often you switch roles–from work, to social obligations, to caregiver–the more stressed you become. (Bad news, ladies: it affects us twice as much as men.)<p>It’s no secret that working moms wear many hats–caregiver, professional, friend, partner. And now, a new …

Brené Brown: Your Critics Aren't Always The Ones Who Count

Brené Brown, author of Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead with an excellent talk on …

How to Worry Less

Worry: Job Security<p><b>The reality:</b> In an uncertain economy, employment is far from a sure thing, so it’s easy to wonder if your position may be …

Can we all "have it all"?

Public policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter made waves with her 2012 article, "Why women still can't have it all." But really, is this only a question …