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Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better

“Love” is a not word you often hear uttered in office hallways or conference rooms. And yet, it has a strong influence on workplace outcomes. The more love co-workers feel at work, the more engaged they are. (Note: Here we’re talking about “companionate love” which is far less intense than romantic …

4 Changes Google Is Making And How They Affect Content Creation

SEO experts and webmasters spend a lot of time worrying about Google algorithm changes. In 2013, the search engine giant tweaked the algorithm 15 times, and in 2012, it was updated 37 times.<p>Worrying about algorithm updates may make sense for SEO experts and webmasters, but content creators don’t …

The Truth about Millennials

I prefer truth-telling to lying. It's easier to tell the truth. It doesn't make me queasy the way fibbing does.<p>I recognize four exceptions to the …

5 Big Happiness Myths Debunked–And The Power Of Negative Thinking

Oliver Burkeman, author of the book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, has spent years studying what makes people happy. It’s not what you think.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full</i> …

Depression: 'Second biggest cause of disability' in world

<b>Depression is the second most common cause of disability worldwide after back pain, according to a review of research.</b><p>The disease must be treated as a global public health priority, experts report in the journal PLOS Medicine.<p>The study compared clinical depression with more than 200 other diseases …

Mental Health

Transforming Lives: A Smart Business Strategy

Whether they are empowering women, teaching technology skills, or connecting entrepreneurs, many forward-thinking companies are discovering that the key to sustainable social investing is creating programs with shared value for businesses and communities.<p>Gap Inc., Cisco Systems, and Off the Grid …

The Upfront Software Price is Now Free

Last month, Apple announced that it would move many of its popular software packages to a new price tag: free. From operating system upgrades to its productivity suite, the company slashed prices to $0, creating new challenges for Microsoft.<p>But why would they do such a thing? Was the goal to kill …

People Are Moral In The Morning, Dishonest In The Afternoon

If you’re the head of a sales team and you want your people to be honest with you about whether they have met their targets, it’s better to meet with them in the morning rather than the afternoon. Or if you’re negotiating the terms of a mortgage, do it before lunchtime if you can.<p>That’s the …

Map: The Sad State of Global Workplace Engagement

Only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs, according to 2011-2012 numbers collected by Gallup. What does that mean for where you live and work?<p>Our map below shows engagement data on the countries polled by Gallup, and includes regional insights into where the problems lie — and how …

Why Kids Are Losing Interest in Baseball

Baseball as we know it today is a disciplined, specialized, unapologetically grueling game better suited to grown-ups.<p>Every October, as World Series drama unfolds, parents lament that their kids don’t care about baseball.<p>Their concern is hardly unfounded: Baseball has, indeed, lost its edge with …

How to Manage Biased People

By now it’s generally accepted that if senior leaders suffer from cognitive biases their decisions can severely undermine company performance. Yet, leaders are not the only members of organizations that exercise poor judgment: Non-leaders are sometimes irrational too. Bearing this in mind, it is …

New, Improved Obamacare Program Released On 35 Floppy Disks

WASHINGTON—Responding to widespread criticism regarding its health care website, the federal government today unveiled its new, improved Obamacare …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

The 10 Happiest Cities For Young Professionals

Planning to relocate or settle down? When you think about where you’d be happiest, Riverside, Calif., Philadelphia, and Phoenix probably aren’t the first places that come to mind. But as it turns out, these three cities are where some of nation’s most satisfied young professionals live and …

Five Power Skills for Discovering Radical Ideas

Innovation starts with new and novel ideas. Over the last 20 years, we have worked with many world-class brands to help find their next “big thing.” During the initial phases of our work together, it becomes obvious that they have plenty of good ideas. Finding ideas is never the problem — …