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What is the RSPCA doing to get hens out of battery cages?

It is very important to ensure your pet cat or dog is microchipped because if your pet cat or dog becomes lost, you are far more likely to be …

How do you change your mindset to be more positive?

<b>Excellent question!</b><p>There are so many reasons for not having a positive mindset. We fail at something, we don’t achieve what we set out to do, we …

7 types of words you need to stop capitalizing

Look, I don’t want to rain on NASA’s interplanetary parade.<p>In 2014, NASA scientists <b>did</b> send the new Orion spacecraft 3,604 miles beyond Earth as they …

Los Angeles

Impress Your New Boss With These 6 Tips

Go the extra mile by seeking out opportunities to learn.<p>When you start a new job, you want to get off on the right foot with all of your team members -- and impressing your boss is high up on that wishlist. Hit the ground running on day one by showing your commitment to both your role and the …

5 Ways to Identify a Toxic Workplace During Your Interview

Cultures are all different, but in almost all cases a great culture is one where the company's mission is reflected in the behaviors exhibited by employees day-to-day.<p>As 2018 begins, many people are thinking about making a move in the job market. In addition to looking for more compensation, …

This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read

Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates's favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily simple way to commit more content to memory:<p>Just …

Bill Gates

Here's What Introverts Find So Annoying About What Extroverts Think

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from you.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning these …

The Simple Mental Trick To Get You Through Any Challenge

When I think back to the hardest times of my life, I remember wondering, <i>How am I going to get through this? When will things get better?</i> In those …

Self-help

14 Things Successful People Do On Sunday Nights

To cure those Sunday night blues.<p>The Sunday night blues are a real thing.<p>A 2015 Monster survey found that 76% of people get bummed out on Sunday …

What Books To Read To Become A Rainmaker

I have been quite successful in making “rain” at my law firm. However, I didn’t just sit down one day and “figure it all out.” I learned from …

Real Estate

The Most Successful People Use These 5 Practices to Be More Healthy and Productive

Being uber-productive isn't as hard as one might think.<p>I love quotes. One of my favorites is by the late Jim Rohn who said, "Find out what poor people do, and don't do it." Blunt and not politically correct, but it stuck with me.<p>That's why every entrepreneurs should do everything in their power to …

Six Verbs That Make You Sound Weak (No Matter Your Job Title)

Sometimes it’s the smallest words and phrases that shape how you’re perceived around the office. Here are a few to watch out for at every level.<p>Your job title isn’t the only thing that determines how influential you are. Every word you use at work expresses your personal brand, from your confidence …

If We All Hate Business Jargon, Why Do We Keep Using It?

A senior executive is presenting a quarterly update. The room is packed with staff eager to hear how the firm is performing and what’s looming on the horizon. The executive begins by taking the stage and working through a thick PowerPoint deck, each slide packed with the latest business buzzwords. …

Stop Neglecting Remote Workers

When we talk about the importance of building strong relationships with employees, there’s a growing contingent that we often neglect: those who don’t work in the main office. This means not just the 31% of Americans who work remotely four or five days a week but also the people in satellite …

Employment

These 3 Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert

The lazy person's guide to time management..<p>For many of us, time management feels like a magical key to success. We have a to-do list that grows faster than we can work. We invest in systems, books and planners, all in hopes of mastering our time. If we could only find the right trick to stay on …

Time Management

Why the Best Salespeople Are Masters of These 3 Skills (It's Not Just About Listening)

True sales professionals have the desire and ability to help others, these are the skills needed to make that happen.<p>All the experts agree, the number one sales skill every professional needs is the ability to listen. Listening is the starting point for all learning, for understanding, and for …

Want to Finally Achieve Your Goals? Be Prepared to Face These 4 Uncomfortable Truths

Once you accept and embrace these four truths, your chances of success and fulfillment in life dramatically improve.<p>Accomplishing your goals requires skills and strategy. However, accomplishing your goals also requires that you enter into the arena with the proper mindset equipped to endure.<p>With …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

32 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

To be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined.<p>Anyone who has achieved great things in business and life knows that to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've asked hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs about the things they do every day that help them succeed, …

These Are the Most Important Soft Skills for Employees to Have, According to Hiring Managers

Hiring for these soft skills can signal a more adaptable and versatile team player.<p>We all know that hiring is hard. Sure, any intelligent individual can pass your tests, psychological interview questions, and social media checks. But, how do you know who is going to be the best fit in the long …

4 Proven Methods for Learning Faster

Our brains are constantly optimizing themselves.<p><i>What can we do to learn better and faster? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brett Wingeier, CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience,</b> …

Richard Branson Says You'll Be More Successful if You Develop This Daily Habit

Branson says that success is in the details, so he takes note of every single one--literally.<p>"Some of Virgin's most successful companies have been born from random moments--if we hadn't opened our notebooks, they would never have happened," Richard Branson wrote in a recent blog post. Note-taking …

10 things smart people never say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: They have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even …

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

20 Surprising Things You Can Do With Google Search

You can get really specific about the results you want, as well as the ones you don't.<p>Googling has become second nature to most of us, with many people consulting the search engine dozens of times per day.<p>The company’s flagship product is powered by a plethora of algorithms designed to dole out the …

SEO

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines. You need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

18 Simple Ways to Increase Productivity and Focus at Work

Improve your focus and your productivity by trying one of these techniques to create a distraction-free work environment.<p>A recent UC Irvine study showed that it takes up to 23 minutes to recover from a distraction--so it's no wonder that work environments full of social busybodies and rich in shiny …

8 Ways to Cure Your Procrastination Habit

With the pace of business change today, you can't afford to deliver late on key commitments. Find out how to not be your own worst enemy.<p>If you are a chronic procrastinator, or your work partner is one, there is never enough advance notice to get things done without a crisis.<p>You can't get things …

The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need

Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.<p>For years, my approach to email was like slaying a hydra. For every email I deleted, two more landed in my inbox.<p>Part of the problem, I knew, was the nature of my work. My team stands between two major …

'Barrier bosses' twice as likely to be anti-gender equality than public, finds study

Study also finds one in seven recruitment managers believe they would lose out if men and women were more equal<p>A small but powerful group of “barrier bosses” are halting progress towards gender equality, according to a new study.<p>Research by the Fawcett Society found that managers in charge of …