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5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

Emotional Intelligence

A Framework That Will Help You Tell Amazing Stories

There is a class of entertainment that is underrated, in spite of its external success: stories about telling stories. Hit shows like <i>How I Met Your</i> …

Writing

How to Use Instagram for Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Have you considered the various ways you can use Instagram in your social media marketing efforts? This infographic provides an overview of your …

Social Media Marketing

4 Commitments You Must Make If You Want To Succeed Individually And As A Team

If a person doesn't feel protected in a relationship, they won't take risks. They won't speak up. They'll hold back their best performance.<p>When Mark Eaton was 21 years old, he had left the game of basketball behind him. He didn't have the stuff. So instead, he became a mechanic, working on …

Basketball

How to Create a Facebook Local Event for Your Business

Do you market a local business on Facebook? Have you heard about the Facebook Local app? In this article, you’ll discover how to use Facebook Local …

Ann Arbor

Emmitt Smith’s next chapter is as big as his record-breaking football career

The former NFL running back on his real estate business and seizing opportunities like ‘Dancing with the Stars’<p>The Dallas Cowboys gave their fans a …

Real Estate

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Happiness

7 Signs of a Covert Introvert Narcissist

Narcissism is often associated with its many external manifestations, including attention seeking, grandstanding, superficial charm, lack of …

Psychology

Want to be a better boss? Think like a coach

If you're not sure how to manage a team, take a lesson out of a coaches' playbook.<p>A good boss has to wear a lot of hats — mediator, air traffic controller, gatekeeper — but experts say one is particularly important for being a successful manager: coach.<p>“Productivity is connected to ‘learn it alls’ …

Employment

18 Images That Anyone Who Deals With Anxiety Will Relate To

It's a comforting feeling to know that there are people out there who just <i>get</i> you. When I stumbled upon Janie Stapleton's artwork about anxiety, it was like she was reading my mind (which, to be honest, is a pretty hectic place). She shared her comics on Bored Panda, and included a note about her …

Self-confidence

Need to Create Energy at Your Next Meeting? 8 Exercises That Will Break the Ice and Build Teamwork

Pause the presentation and give meeting participants the chance to . . . participate<p>Planning a major meeting? If the agenda consists of nothing more than presentation after presentation, you know what's going to happen: Participants will struggle to stay awake. Most people will multitask or just …

Customer Service

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

10 Things to Do With the Empty Space Over Your Bed

You’ve got the perfect headboard and bedding set up. But does your bedroom still feel a little … vanilla? The large and empty wall area over your bed …

The Best Cleaning & Decluttering Plan for Every Myers-Briggs Personality Type

For some people, a clean home and organized closet seems like second nature. But others (myself included – seriously, you do not want to see my desk) …

Minimalism

Hungry Girl: How to Make a Cosmopolitan with Just 100 Calories

<i>Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also</i> …

How to Accept Yourself, Your Life, And Your Reality

You''ll never be able to create the right reality if you aren't willing to let the wrong reality go.<p><b>Accepting the reality</b> of your life sounds like it should be easy enough. But many, many people <b>hold to a different version.</b> It may be based in regret, disappointment, denial, or just <b>waiting for</b> …

Self-improvement

Regain Emotional Control with This Powerful, Explicit Quote

One bad business interaction can spiral into a day of frustration. This funny quote from a classic Elmore Leonard character will help you recover quickly<p>It's frustrating to feel yourself losing your temper, especially if things seem to be building up as the day goes on. The problem is that we have …

Boot Camp

List Of Foods With Almost No Calories And A Lot of Nutrients

We are continuously recommended to take in more nutrient-rich foods, however, we wind up consuming more, and still do not have those essential …

Perfect Cast-Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs

2 to 4 main-course<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Sophisticated enough for a Sunday supper yet quick enough for Wednesday's dinner, this master recipe is all in the technique. Cook the thighs skin side down in a cast-iron skillet to render out the fat and make the skin as crisp and, dare we say, delicious as …

Cooking

How to identify your values (and why it matters)

Your values affect every aspect of your life. When you feel stuck, they can help get you out of a rut; when you’re not sure what to do next, values …

Leadership

Finding Your Preferred Leadership Style Will Make You a Better Leader. Here's How | Inc.com

We all have things we do well. We all have things we prefer. In fact, every so often someone writes a book about finding your inner strength and exploiting it. This might help some folks, but it's just about the worst advice you can give anyone leading a company.<p>See, peak performance leaders give …

Leadership

These 11 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn’t think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realised that her …

Michelle Obama

47+ Easy Instant Pot Recipes Perfect For New Users

If you’re new to the Instant Pot Tribe. Congrats and welcome!! You’re officially one of the <i>cool kids</i> 😉<p>Here are <b>47+ Easy Instant Pot Recipes (Pressure</b> …

Cooking

These Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies Are Just as Healthy as They Are Delicious

Sweeeeeeeeeet.<p>There is no greater feeling than making a recipe that plain and simple works. The steps are easy to follow, the process is streamlined …

Instant Pot Sticky Hoisin Baby Back Ribs

Cooking ribs under pressure means they get incredibly tender without falling apart or shredding—in a fraction of the time as braising and with no …

5 Toxic Ways of Thinking That Successful Leaders Avoid

How to stop misperceptions from causing problems in your business<p>As a leader of a growing company you use a lot of mental power throughout the day. A great leader not only watches what they think but <i>how</i> they think about their business. There are two ways to think. One is "Clear Thinking" that leads …

Self-help

10 Instant Pot Hacks That Will Make You Love Your New Gadget Even More

Most families are in a rush to get out the door in the mornings and don't have time to throw a meal into a crockpot for dinner to be ready when …

Cooking

Nick Foles's Pre-Game Text From Drew Brees Is a 3-Word Secret for Succeeding Under Pressure | Inc.com

Nick Foles had all kinds of weapons at his disposal for the Super Bowl in what turned out to be a total team performance. Two incredibly skilled running backs to hand the ball off to; a daring, determined coach; a cadre of talented receivers; a fantastic offensive line; and an athletic defense.<p>But …

Drew Brees

Cod with Kale and Chorizo in Broth

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 bunch kale (about ¾ pound)<br>1 small onion<br>3 cloves garlic<br>1 ½ ounces cooked chorizo sausage<br>1 tablespoon olive oil<br>1 ½ cups fish stock, …