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How to Apologize: Asking for Forgiveness Gracefully

Scott has just arrived at his staff meeting, and he can tell that his boss, Catherine, is stressed. He ignores the tension in the room, and launches …

Positive Thinking

Ten Simple Steps to Change Your Life From Disappointment to Happiness

<b>Here it is, another day gone and another series of disappointments. How is it that life got so, well, disappointing?</b><p>It wasn’t like that before. When …

Authenticity May Feel Risky, but It’s Worth It

<b>“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.” ~Bren</b><b>é</b> <b>Brown</b><p>Growing up I experienced …

Positive Thinking

A Tiny Act of Kindness Can Help Someone in a Big Way

I started working in the food industry when I was just twelve years old.<p>I couldn’t drive, stay out past 11:00pm, or do algebra, but I could easily …

The Simple, Free, Foolproof Way to Become a Happier Person

<b>“For it is in giving that we receive.” ~St. Francis of Assisi</b><p>If there were a magic pill that led to a 22 percent lower mortality rate and higher …

The Price We Pay for Sitting Too Much

New formulas for how long we should spend sitting and standing in a workday<p>New research is helping medical experts devise formulas for how long a typical office worker should spend sitting and standing.<p>Studies have found that sedentary behavior, including sitting for extended periods, increases the …

Sitting

How Introverts Can Make the Most of Conferences

For introverts, attending a conference can feel exhausting. But if you avoid conferences — or just avoid talking to anyone while attending them — it can hurt your career and your business. The good news is that you don’t have to go against the grain of your own personality to get value from …

Public Speaking

iDraw for iOS is now Autodesk Graphic and supports the iPhone

Autodesk has launched Autodesk Graphic, a vector design and illustration app featuring all the tools necessary for creating technical illustrations and art works.<p>The app is not entirely new: You may know it as a Mac and iPad app called iDraw. However, with its new name, Autodesk Graphic is not only …

Utah by Dirt: Off Road and Behind the Lens

A desert road trip is something that I look forward to year in and year out. As a neighboring Coloradan, it’s become a staple of the yearly adventure diet. While I may not call Utah my home, there is something there that I can’t live without. Anyone who has been there and experienced the full value …

Yosemite Park: Come for the Views, Stay for the Food

Food will never be what draws 293 million visitors to America’s national parks each year. The waterfalls, wildlife, canyons, and forests get full credit. But those people gotta eat, and they’re what the industry calls a “captive audience.” They are in the middle of the wilderness, at the mercy of …

What Do Snails Think About When Having Sex?

It starts with a light, soft touch, one tentacle gently reaching out, hesitant, hopeful, hanging lightly in the air. There’s a pause. Skin touches skin. One softly strokes the other and slides closer, and then, carefully, they wrap themselves together, stroking, probing, entwining. They glisten as …

Africa’s Vultures Are Collapsing to Extinction

Changing Planet<p>Among members of the public, I describe myself as a conservationist, or more typically my response is, “I study birds.”<p>Among my conservation colleagues, I have to go a step further—”I study vultures”—to which the near-unanimous reply is “I just don’t see vultures anymore.” Sigh …

Stocking Up for the End Times? Consider the Potato

If the world ended tomorrow, and you survived, what would you eat?<p>In Andy Weir’s hard-to-put-down book <i>The Martian</i>, astronaut Mark Watney has been left for dead on Mars. Now tens of millions of miles from home, stranded, incommunicado, and very much alive, he has to figure out how to survive on his …

5 things you should know about Office for Windows 10

Introduction<p>Simple, easy to use, and the same on desktop PCs and tablets as well as Windows phones, Office for Windows 10 can still be confusing if …

Apps

How formal clothes can impact our psychology

The 7 things employers want to find out about you during a job interview

You've amped up your résumé, you've perfected your image and you've found hundreds of potential interview questions that you've been practicing in front of the mirror on a regular basis.<p>What if you could do more? What if those questions you've been practicing aren't what really matters?<p>You could …

Employment

11 Things You Didn't Know About Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway took his life on this day, July 2, back in 1961.<p>Below are obscure facts about the novelist's life, pulled from old interviews and personal accounts by the writer.<p><b>1. Hemingway apparently once lived, got drunk and slept with a bear.</b><p>Former New Yorker staff writer Lillian Ross had a …

Literature

Pre-Crastination: The Opposite of Procrastination

Procrastination is a well-known and serious behavioral problem involving both practical and psychological implications. Taxpayers commonly put off …

Procrastination

12 Factors Other Than Ability That Impact Your Success at Work | Inc.com

The hardest and smartest work should get the promotion and the praise, right? But it doesn't always work out that way. Ever wondered why ability isn't always king? Baseball coach Jon Loomer identified "12 Factors Other Than Ability That Impact Playing Time" for his teams. The principles transfer …

Motivation

The Daily Habits of 20 Highly Successful People | Inc.com

While the definition of success may be debatable, most people would agree that the leaders of companies getting good traction have likely garnered some measure of it. Want to know how high achievers get to the top? Here are quotes from 20 founders and CEOs on the daily habits that help them get …

Startups

Rainbow of Fluorescent Corals Found—Why Do They Glow?

Deep beneath the waves of the Red Sea, scientists have discovered corals that fluoresce in a range of colors, likely because it helps their algae friends.<p>Deep beneath the surface of the Red Sea, a rainbow of glowing corals have been discovered that's unlike anything scientists have ever seen.<p>"I was …

11 things ultra-productive people do differently

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they …

Time Management

7 Secrets to Solving the Work-Life Balance Conundrum | Inc.com

You struggle with work-life balance. I know you do because just about everyone does. For entrepreneurs, but also for everyone else, it seems impossible to get everything we would like done in the space of 24 hours. It can be deeply frustrating-unless we change how we think about work-life …

Work-life Balance

Don’t Set Process Without Input from Frontline Workers

You know those guys with the clipboards and checklists? Those annoying folks who drone on about compliance and procedure? Those sticklers who find reasons why things can’t be done? Every large institution has them. They are the process nerds. And within many companies, a tribal war is raging …

Management

How to Be Smart

Intelligence isn't just something you're born with; you can make yourself smarter with a little bit of hard work! To be smart, exercise your brain …

10 ways meditation will help you stay fit

What is mental balance?<p>Mental balance is a state of mind that lies between ‘committed focus’ and ‘relaxed ease.’ It stems from self-awareness, and …

Meditation

6 Things to Check Before Sending Your Next Email | Inc.com

E-mail is still alive and well in small business. It's the lifeblood of our work day and the primary way we all communicate with one another.<p>Forget texting, phone calls, and social media--they are important, but they are nowhere near as valuable as e-mail. It's safe to say that business operates at …

E-Mail

Be As Clear As The CIA When You Write

The CIA is serious. When they do something, they mean business. When the CIA writes a report, they don’t try to entertain. They don’t worry about …

How to Write a Compelling Executive Summary | Inc.com

Other than business plans, executive summaries are probably the most crucial of all business documents. It's fair to say that almost every big decision inside any company of any size involved an executive summary during the decision-making process.<p>Unfortunately, many people wrongly believe that an …

Management