Ravi Nagaraj

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Do you know that there are five emotional diseases that can eat away at your happiness? Here they are

If you have been feeling unhappy lately, you’re not alone.<p>According to a recent report on happiness conducted by The Harris Poll, only 1 in 3 Americans report being very happy. Another report, put together by Gallup and the health care data analytics firm Sharecare, confirms Americans are indeed …

Happiness

Proof That The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Are Older Ones

Here’s refreshing news for Boomers and Gen Xers, especially women considering starting businesses after 50 (who I’ve been writing about this year): When it comes to launching a successful business, youth is not the magic elixir.<p>“Successful entrepreneurs are middle-aged, not young,” according to <i>Age</i> …

Entrepreneurship

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

Self-improvement

Want To Set A Good Example? Adopt These 10 Leadership Habits

There’s more to being a great leader than having a vision for the company’s future. If you truly want results from your team, you need to lead by example and model the behavior you want to see in them.<p>Remember, though, employees aren’t just paying attention to your conscious actions; they’re …

Employment

How to Publish Regularly, Even If You Lack Writing Confidence - Copyblogger

Recently, a writing student asked me about the dilemma of keeping to a publishing schedule, even when you can see all of the flaws in your own …

Writing

This Is How Much Water You Should Actually Drink

You know staying hydrated is important. But why? How much do you need? And when can you have a something that tastes a better instead? Our experts have you covered.<p>Somehow, downing microbrews on a hot afternoon is always an effortless task, but getting enough water is a different story. You can …

Wellness

This is the biggest mistake people make on their resume according to a head recruiter at Amazon

Celeste Joy Diaz, the recruiting manager for university programs at Amazon, said her team doesn’t like to talk about “red flags.”<p>But there is one big …

Employment

6 Fascinating Things That Happen To Your Body When You Sleep Naked

Some people love sleeping in the nude, but others can't stand the idea of nixing their cozy pajamas. If you're someone who lives for sleeping in your …

Sleep

This is how long you need to go on holiday for to feel completely relaxed

When you’re planning a holiday, one of the main points to consider is how long you’ll be going away for. Do you go for a long weekend, a whole week, or perhaps even longer?<p>According to scientific research, published in the <i>Journal of Happiness Studies</i>, there is a perfect length of holiday time which …

Self-improvement

14 Women Reveal The Details That Randomly Turn Them On During Sex & They're Hot

Any normal day would find me and my girlfriends talking about our sex lives in some capacity. The conversation usually goes along the lines of what …

Relationships

Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

Spirituality

3 signs you should keep your job and 3 signs you shouldn’t

Growing up I was taught by my parents to get a job and keep a job. Period. It was ingrained in me that once I graduated college, I needed to land at …

Employment

How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”

Um.<p>Ah.<p>So.<p>You Know.<p>Like.<p>Right?<p>Well.<p>When we find ourselves rattled while speaking — whether we’re nervous, distracted, or at a loss for what comes next — it’s easy to lean on filler words. These may give us a moment to collect our thoughts before we press on, and in some cases, they may be useful …

Body Language

These 6 Communication Styles Should Be In Every Leader's Toolbox

As a leader, one of the most critical skills you need to develop is the ability to adapt your communication style based on situational needs. When you’re able to use the right communication tools, you’re able to help your team reach peak performance. There’s nothing more powerful than communicating …

Teaching

How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams from Burning Out

No organization wants to burn out its employees. And yet, according to new research, companies’ efforts to prevent prolonged stress among their staffs are falling short.<p>When Deloitte recently surveyed 1,000 full-time employees in the United States, we found that that 77% had experienced burnout at …

Employee Engagement

Simple Habits That Prove You’re A Well Groomed Man & Not A Bloody Slob

Grooming. How difficult can it be? Very much so, considering our fixation with the latest hairstyle trends and quick-tricks for better looking facial …

Hair

How AI Is Changing Sales

Companies are using AI in all kinds of innovative ways to advance their businesses. If you’ve ever searched Netflix to watch a movie, AI (a recommendation algorithm) was no doubt used in your decision about what to watch. If you’ve shopped on Amazon, your decision about what to buy was also …

Artificial Intelligence

Discover Europe's Secret Villages

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>These surprising hamlets are shrouded in mystery, steeped in history, and blissfully off the beaten path.<p>When I was four, we lived in a Midwestern suburb of flat ranch houses and straight lines. The only whiff of magic languished at the local, storybook-themed miniature golf …

European Travel

11 Job Skills Employers Wished Young People Had (and How to Get Them)

Young people on the hunt for a new job have reason to celebrate. Nearly three-quarters of employers plan to hire recent college graduates in 2017, …

Employment

The customer’s problem is always more important than your solution

Ever fall deeply in love with a business idea on paper, only to find out that in reality it doesn’t resonate with customers? It’s a story I’ve seen play out a lot, experiencing many failures of my own before finally succeeding with two startups in the early days of the internet. While I enjoy those …

Product Management

This Is What Your Eyes Can Reveal About Your Personality, According To A New Study

Imagine a world in which you could stare into a potential romantic partner's eyes on the first date and <i>immediately</i> be able to tell what their …

Artificial Intelligence

What to Do When Each Department Uses Different Words to Describe the Same Thing

We’ve all experienced some version of this problem: Ask “how many customers do we have?” and the marketing team provides one answer, sales a second, and accounting a third. Each department trusts its own system, but when the task at hand requires that data be shared across silos, the company’s …

Management

Here's How Our Readers Are Thinking About Sex And Consent

Getty Images<p><b>Back in June,</b> we asked readers to fill out a 10-question survey about sex and consent in the age of #MeToo, and boy, did you guys respond …

Sexuality

7 principles to develop toughness and build the life you want to live

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. …

Self-improvement

7 ways managers motivate and demotivate employees

Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees underperform and then walk out the door at the first …

Emotional Intelligence

25 Business Ideas Worth Millions That I Don’t Have Time to Build

The advance of the internet has democratized admission to the world of entrepreneurship. From virtually anywhere in the world (provided internet …

Small Business

Accepting People You Dislike as They Are: How It Benefits You and How to Do It

<b>“We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.” ~Aesop, The Eagle and the Arrow</b><p>We can sometimes have difficulty accepting our friends, …

Profit

If our leaders won’t lead, we must vote again on Brexit

The apparent agreement between the US and EU to defuse Trump’s tariff wars shows the benefit of being part of a bloc<p>I recently met several people who said they were beginning to feel sorry for Theresa May. Well, up to a point, I should have thought. She apparently wanted to be prime minister from …

Great Britain

The Key to Happiness: Compare Less, Be More

<b>“Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.” ~Unknown</b><p>Stepping off the bus I was in shock.<p>This tiny thing? With no doors in …

Social Media

Your Next Business Should Be a Subscription Business. Here's Why | Inc.com

The subscription model, without question, has encountered success among several different industries. In April 2017, subscription companies hosted 37 million visitors on their sites -- an 800 percent increase over three years. Some, like "glam bag" brand Ipsy and meal kit brand Blue Apron, each …

Customer Experience