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Shoulder Injury Awareness: First Step Towards Injury Prevention

The shoulder is a complex joint that keeps your arm from its natural desire to fall out of its socket while enabling a wide range of motion in all 3 …

The Most Overused Negotiating Tactic Is Threatening to Walk Away

Professional negotiators and researchers alike hail the BATNA (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement, or “walk away” outcome) as a negotiator’s primary source of relative power. But relying on even the best of alternatives as leverage can be tricky business.<p>Your relative power in a negotiation …

Management

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When people think of leadership, the images that spring to mind are often larger than life. Whether it’s Shakespeare’s Henry V rousing his band of brothers into battle, or Gene Kranz’s “Failure is not an option!” from <i>Apollo 13</i> , we tend to think of leaders as having big, bold, decisive …

This Is Exactly How Much You Have To Walk To Start Losing Weight

Walking is one of the easiest, but still most effective exercises. Walking can also help you improve health and tone the muscles while losing …

5 Ways to Improve Leadership Communication

"The ability to control my emotions and my actions, regardless of circumstance, sets me apart from other men."-- Navy SEAL Creed<p>In the Navy SEAL teams, there are three things we must do perfectly to be effective operators: Move, Shoot and Communicate. Communication being of the utmost importance. …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Things Steve Jobs Can Teach Us About Delivering a Powerful Presentation

You don't have to reinvent the computer to become great at giving speeches.<p>Who wouldn't want to give a presentation as great as the ones Steve Jobs delivered?<p>He didn't just announce a new Apple product; he found ways to get the audience as excited as possible while masterfully making that Apple …

Public Speaking

13 public-speaking mistakes you should avoid at all costs

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a whopping 74% of people suffer from speech anxiety.<p>And, as most people know, when we're nervous or anxious, our minds and bodies tend to do weird things that we can't always control.<p>However, if you make a conscious effort, you may be able to …

Your Time Management Strategy Is Broken

I just searched “time management strategy” and Google returned 18,100,000 results. <b>Let that sink in for a second…. 18 million.</b><p>This post isn’t about …

Leadership is a role, and the best managers are brilliant actors

That's what happened to Mike Calihan, a senior executive with Aldridge Electric Inc., a national infrastructure construction company based in Chicago.<p>He had been a project manager, managing relatively small electrical projects. He had been involved in crafting a response to a bid put out by the …

The Full-Fat Paradox: Dairy Fat Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

If you melt at the creaminess of full-fat yogurt, read on.<p>A new study finds the dairy fats found in milk, yogurt and cheese may help protect against Type 2 diabetes.<p>The research, published in the journal <i>Circulation,</i> included 3,333 adults. Beginning in the late 1980s, researchers took blood samples …

Nutrition

Five Interview Questions Job-Seekers Hate To Answer

If you were in charge of designing your company’s outreach to prospective buyers, you would ask yourself, “What do our customers want to know about us?”<p>You would work hard to make your communications friendly and easy to use, because customers have choices. They could buy from you, or buy from one …

The 15 best exercises to target your love handles

Want to be able to confidently shed your shirt in the bedroom to flaunt washboard abs without fear of excess flab hanging over your boxer briefs? …

Four Things To Do When Your Team Is Smarter Than You

Don’t be intimidated by a smart staff, just learn how to direct their intelligence and skills.<p>If you think the boss should have all the answers, you might be confused about what it means to be a good leader. As a general rule of thumb, every person hired should be smarter than the manager at what …

Michael Jordan

5 lessons in winning from highly successful people

What do Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? They wear the same thing every day!<p>Rather than waste time and energy on trivial things, the …

Top 5 Dumbbells Only Exercises for a Stronger Back

If a pair of dumbbells is all you’ve got, that’s all you need to get an intense back workout done even at home. The back muscles are actually a bit …

6 Ways to be Better at Work Right Now (Or, You Know, Tomorrow)

Don't have the time (or inclination) to read the best self-help books on the market? No problem. We've done the legwork for you<p><b>Be calmer under pressure.</b><p>The tip: "When you're stressed your shoulders automatically rise without you even noticing. Simply dropping them will make you calmer physically, …

13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.

The 4-Week Dumbbell Workout Plan To Build Muscle At Home

Give a man a pair of dumbbells and he can change, if not the world, then at least his entire body. As long as you also give that man this four-week, …

The 30 best abs exercises of all time

Athletes of all sports—from baseball to football to hockey—base their physical training on improving the strength of their core using compound …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

These 5 Moves Will Make You Look Flat-Bellied from Every Angle

This series tones your ENTIRE core.<p>Your core is about <i>so</i> much more than just your abdominal muscles. It comprises the main abdominal muscle (<b>rectus abdominus</b>, a.k.a. the “six pack” muscle) that allows you torso flexion, or what happens when you sit up from lying down or bend over. Then there's your</b> …

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

These go-to exercises are seriously challenging—and seriously awesome.<p>Get ready to revamp your abs strengthening routine. We asked six trainers to share their ultimate move for creating a flat and strong core, and they definitely delivered. Check out their go-to exercises—from dead bugs to body …

Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).<p>Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and …

5 Powerful Laws to Achieve Anything You Want Faster

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

Self-improvement

6 Shocking Foods That Destroy Belly Fat Fast.

Belly fat affects your physical appearance and poses harmful health risks. Visceral belly fat, the type that lies deep within your abdominal cavity, …