Noreen Keesey

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4 Ways to Manage Your Stress (and Create a Happier, Healthier Life in the Process)

<i>Stress is detrimental to your well being. It's easy to forget to take care of yourself in the midst of prioritizing other things. Cynthia Ackrill at YourTango put some tips together on how to put your mental health at the forefront of your summer this year!</i><p><b>The power is in your hands.</b><p>Finding peace …

Happiness

21 Healthy Fast Food Lunch Options Under 500 Calories

Who said "fast" and "healthy" were mutually exclusive?!<p>"Fast food" is synonymous with pools of grease, heaps of soggy fries, and food comas. However, …

Five Science-Backed Relaxation Techniques To Try If You Hate Meditation

Raise your hand if you are feeling overwhelmed by stress right now. Now, raise your hand if you want to make that stress go away <i>without</i> jumping on the meditation bandwagon. I mean, sure, practicing meditation is a great way to calm your mind. In fact, multiple studies have shown that meditation …

Mindfulness

10 Foods Diabetics Should Eat Daily

Be sure to put these in your meal rotation.<p>Making healthy food choices to control blood sugar is key for those with type 2 diabetes, but what if …

Nutrition

To Build Connection on Your Team, Skip Icebreakers and Talk About Photography

Imagine looking at a photo of a single shoe on the sidewalk, or two people embracing, or a person walking alone into a cemetery. All these images instantly ignite emotions and associations — without a written or spoken word. And because the reaction is physiological, it happens in seconds.<p>As a …

When Coaching Finds That an Executive Isn’t in the Right Role

In the traditional view of executive coaching, an executive, with her boss’s participation, takes personality assessments, receives 360-degree feedback, and creates and implements a development plan designed to address performance gaps, optimize her contribution, and prepare her for new …

5 Bad Habits You Must Change to Be More Productive

No. 3 was killing my business in 2016 and still has an effect in 2017.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity is very important in today's fast-moving world. Most people try to add to their routine to get more done, but that approach takes a while before it yields …

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to learn by popping on a podcast? That's how many luminaries like Bill Gates manage to …

Self-improvement

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Software

Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing These 10 Things.

A few small adjustments to your outlook could be the key to happiness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, the Journal of Happiness Studies published research by Michael Minkov and Michael Harris Bond that claims happiness has a genetic component -- some people …

Happiness

Murder in Burundi: the man who knew too much

On a Sunday afternoon in early September 2014, Sister Bernadetta Boggian drove into the compound of the Catholic convent where she lived in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, and called out to her fellow nuns. There was no sign of the other elderly sisters who lived in the convent, so Sister …

Africa

Email lets other people schedule your life—here’s how to stop it

<i>The following is adapted from Phil Simon‘s</i> Message Not Received: Why Business Communication Is Broken and How to Fix It.<p>If you feel like you’re playing Whac-a-mole with your inbox, you’re not alone. Somewhere along the line, email became the default means of communication in corporate America. The …

University of Chicago

17 Ways to Make a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

Many of us who have used this time of year to turn our bodies around have fallen into the same cycle of failure: We’re frustrated with our size or …

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015

New Year’s resolutions are like traffic. As the driver, your focus is intent while trying to “get there;” you see others pass you by; you get held up at a red light that slows down progress. Distractions such as the radio, crazy drivers, cellphones (in some states) preclude you from focusing on the …

15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies -- but what about our minds?<p>Giving ourselves a mental makeover could be just as important as giving ourselves a physical one. But accomplishing that doesn't just lie in changing our thoughts -- it's also dependent on …

13 Productivity Tips to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a good time to evaluate your work habits (yes, in addition to your fitness routine and maybe even your haircut). Especially for you creative freelancers out there, productivity often equals money, happiness and general well-being. We found 13 tips …

Why You Should Skip Resolutions This Year

The year 2014 is winding down. You’ve celebrated the holidays, you’ve created your Facebook “Year In Review," and you're probably starting to ponder …

Employment

5 Mistakes You Make With Your New Year's Diet Resolution

Photo: Courtesy ELLE<p><b>1. You've got an end goal but no game plan.</b>I can spot a bad diet resolution from a mile away. How? They all have one thing in common: They're way too general. Not sure what I mean? Well, they usually start with a pretty basic phrase like "I'm going to lose weight this …

How To Get Motivated And Crush Your New Year's Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but bouncing back to reality after the holidays isn’t easy. In fact, looking for inspiration on how to get motivated is almost a exercise in motivation itself. After eating all those yummy desserts and Christmas cookies, it takes some serious motivation to get back on track …

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

Time Management

Seven Signs You're Too Smart For Your Job

My dogs Mojo and Magic are small dogs in a big-dog town. They behave like most small dogs. When we come home, they're overwhelmed by the awesomeness …

Want To Succeed? Don't Check Your Email - And Work Out At Lunch

David Morken practically sparkles with energy, even over the phone. Morken is Co-founder and CEO of Bandwidth, a 15-year-old company that focuses on IP-based communication technology – and is proud of the fact that they’re “challenging the standards of old telecom” in everything they do. Their …

Leadership Is About Emotion

Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet …

Is leadership born or built?

In his book, “Executive Instinct,” Nigel Nicholson of the London Business School suggests that there may be a leadership gene — that some people are just driven to be in charge. But the University of Michigan’s Noel Tichy — in his book “The Leadership Engine” — declares that leadership style and …

Top Warning Signs That Your Employees are Disengaged

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>It’s a well-reported figure at this point, but it’s still immensely troubling: 70 percent of …