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5 Trends That Will Shape Social Media in 2018

There’s no shortage of predictions at the start of a new year, especially for marketers.<p>Deciding where to invest your time and money is hard enough …

Marketing

7 Foods You Should Eat If You Have Diarrhea

Hey, sh*t happens.<p>When diarrhea strikes, you want to do everything you can to get rid of it ASAP—and keep it from coming back.<p>And, while you may be tempted to swear off food for a while for fear it’ll cause a No.3 situation again, you have to eat at some point. And it turns out, there are certain …

Mayo Clinic

Why Great Leaders Do These 5 Things in Every Meeting

When your schedule is packed with back-to-back meetings, you have to use every chance to set yourself apart.<p>Most people accept that meetings are a part of work--but that doesn't mean they enjoy them. As this infographic shows, managers spend between 35-50% of their time in meetings, and up to <i>four</i> …

9 Essential Interpersonal Skills To Add Your Résumé

As you assess yourself and your work at the end of 2017 (either through formal evaluations or more general musings on your career), you'll likely …

This 1 Interview Question Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About a Candidate

Stop wasting time with candidates reciting their resume. Change the interview game with this one simple question.<p>Let's face it: <i>Interviews suck</i>.<p>I say we try something new with interviews. I've already tested something for you to try on for size. It's pretty simple, really. But first, let's agree to …

This Workout Will Tone Your Butt With Just One Piece Of Equipment

You're welcome.<p>Your stability (a.k.a. swiss) ball is way more versatile than you may realize. Rather than only using it to sculpt your core, this ball can help tone your butt, thighs, and hamstrings, too. Here, a complete workout created by Jeanette Jenkins, personal trainer and president of the …

9 signs you might be smarter than average

1. You're the first child in the family.<p>A study of 250,000 Norwegians published in Science magazine revealed that the oldest sibling had an average IQ 2.3 points higher than younger siblings. The reason is due to environment and family dynamics, not genetics. The firstborn gets the benefits of full …

Albert Einstein

Here's the Secret to Getting Things Done

It's a well-known practice in the sports industry.<p>Have you ever wondered how some people seem to accomplish their goals effortlessly?<p>Or, how some people seem to get promoted or recognized while you work nights and weekends without recognition?<p>Or even how some people make work look easy, while you …

Time Management

3 Rare Signs That Say You Were Meant to Be a Good Leader

Practicing these every day will lead to great results and, even better, great relationships at work.<p>As I've written in the past, great leadership is about serving others. More specifically, serving your employees and putting them on equal par with customers (and sometimes even ahead of them).<p>It's …

Credit Karma

This 17-Second Rule Will Make You More Productive (and Happy)

You can rewire your brain to improve mindset, increase happiness and success, and stay focused on your goals.<p>Everyone experiences stretches of life, whether a few days or many years, when the down moments are more frequent than the good. These periods of time can rob you of your passion, energy, …

Happiness

You'll Love This Weighted Yoga Flow Even If You're Not A 'Yoga Person'

It'll get you toned AND zen.<p><i>In honor of National Yoga Month, we'll be rolling out a brand new yoga workout every Wednesday in September!</i><p>You’ve heard it time and time again: Yoga is great and all, it's just not much of a workout (*commence yogi cringe*). If you’re dedicated to a consistent practice, …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Self-help

When Social Media Marketing Goes Right (And How to Copy It)

Social media marketing is all the rage right now.There are more than 2.56 billion global social media users.The social media boom is a goldmine for …

Marketing

The Bodyweight Workout You Do NOT Want To Underestimate

"I've destroyed super-fit clients using nothing but their own weight as resistance."<p>No gym? No weights? No time? No excuses for skipping this tone-all-over workout.<p>"There's a misconception that body-weight exercises are less effective for building strength than loaded ones, so they're often thought …

The One Set of Skills Every Leader Needs (but Many Lack)

No one is born a leader. You may start with a gift of leadership, but you have to work hard to develop it fully.<p>The answer varies widely depending whom you ask. Whether you're talking to researchers or practitioners, there's not a lot of consensus. But there's one trait that most agree can mark the …

Leadership

5 communication tricks Warren Buffett and other successful leaders use to get ahead

Legendary investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett realized an important career lesson early on: Without the right delivery, even the …

Warren Buffett

What I Always Wanted To Know About Big Data* (*but was afraid to ask)

• About<br>• Latest Posts<p><b>Ramesh Dontha</b><p>K<p>Managing Partner at Digital Transformation Pro<p>Data is a tremendous asset to corporations if they know how to manage …

Big Data

When Women Choose Children Over a Career

“I went to a job interview after my first daughter was born and cried the whole way home.”<p><i>This is the third story in a seven-part series looking at women’s ambitions in the years following college.</i><p>When we began interviewing our former classmates at Northwestern, we expected to encounter a few …

Parenting

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

Health Risks From Sitting Still

Sitting might be killing you, even if you get in a daily dose of moderate or intense exercise. Research is mounting that hours of sitting is its own …

Diabetes

20 smart ways to save electricity

Turn off the burner a little early<p>Use a fan<p>Use a smarter bulb<p>Use motion to stop waste<p>Install a dimmer<p>Use this thing to save a bundle on your electricity bill<p>Tap your circuit breaker for information<p>Go cold and wash smarter<p>Stop standby waste<p>Get a programmable thermostat<p>Check your thermostat …

3 Takeaways From the Brand ManageCamp Conference

Every workshop, keynote, panel discussion, and conversation you have at a conference with people in your industry (and audience) has the potential to inspire content.<p>It's only September, and we've already seen some great marketing conferences this year. Personally, I'm the kind of guy who loves …

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Why Aren't More Speakers Telling Stories?

In the early days of my blog, back in 2008 (almost a decade ago!) when I argued for more storytelling in public speaking, the idea was radical. Now, it has gone mainstream, nearly. Almost everyone pays at least lip service to the importance of storytelling in public speaking, and some people are …

Writing

On Top Of The Worldz; Inspiring Change Beyond the Boardroom

<i>Justine Frostad, Marketing & Events Manager, North America at The Exchange Lab</i><p>“We are the heroes,” exclaimed Katie Meyler, CEO and Founder of More Than Me, an organization that uses education as a catalyst for transformative social change for girls in Liberia. Meyer explained that this revelation …

Nobody Is Going To Follow Your Brand On Social Media (And Here's Why That's Okay)

The first step is understanding your goals as a business.<p>Nobody is going to follow you on Instagram. Or Facebook. Or Pinterest. Or Twitter. Do you know why? Most people don't.<p>In today's world, social media is the "shiny new toy"--just like radio was in the 1920s, and television in the 1950s, and on …

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

30 Predictions for Social Media and Social Media Marketing in 2016

It's that time of the year again. Time for decorating trees, wrapping and unwrapping presents, welcoming the new year and... prediction lists. That's …

Social Media

6 Ways To Stay Top of Mind After An Event

You went to a networking event, chatted with new contacts, and collected cards. Now what? There are multitudes of things you can do to make a …

Personal Branding