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Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging

Muscle tone, endurance, memory, and smell improve in elderly mice infused with blood from younger mice<p>In what could have profound implications for understanding the process of aging, a trio of scientific papers published today show that infusing elderly mice with the blood of young mice can reverse …

11 Things Extremely Confident People Do Differently

I remember my younger days when I considered myself lacking in confidence in almost every area in my life. I doubted myself all the time and always …

To quash depression, some brain cells must push through the stress

The nature of psychological resilience has, in recent years, been a subject of enormous interest to researchers, who have wondered how some people endure and even thrive under a certain amount of stress, and others crumble and fall prey to depression. The resulting research has underscored the …

How to Increase Productivity, Motivation and Engagement From Your Top Employees

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p><i>“Simplifying organizations is the groundwork for competitive advantage” -</i>- Yves Morieux, senior partner and managing director in BCG’s Paris office. (He is an expert in corporate transformation)<p>Despite breathtaking advances in communication …

The New Cause of Employee Burnout: Always Being "On"

I have a confession to make: I’m not a good relaxer. But I do realize the benefit of relaxing and disconnecting and I work at finding time to …

8 Simple Ways To Get Happier At Work

Eye strain, iPhones, desk lamps, stomach cramps: Maximizing and minimizing these elements of your workday will help you get work done. But don’t just take it from us. Listen to Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin, who clearly knows from mirth.<p><i>Happiness Project</i> author Gretchen Rubin recently …

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention.To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

Why Success Breeds Success: The Science of “The Winner Effect”

The past century of science has demonstrated the pivotal role of biochemistry in such human phenomena as love, attraction, and lust. But to consider that individual neurobiology might impact things as rational and complex as, say, stock markets seems rather radical. Yet that’s precisely what …

Why Your Brain Can’t Handle An All-Day Schedule

Never taking a break is the surest way to get ahead, right? Not if you need to do anything creative, says science.<p>Why do we work so many hours? You could say it’s because you need facetime with the boss. Or it’s a prison passed down from the Industrial Revolution. Or it’s because of a …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

3 Simple Ways To Get Heard - Even By Your Boss

During a planning session I conducted a couple of months ago with the senior team of a client company, I was asking the larger senior group for feedback on some agreements that had been made the day before by the smaller exec team. One of the senior leaders ventured a disagreement. She made an …

How Top 1% Performers Focus on Progress... Not Productivity

Productivity is hard. I mean, every single time I sit down to “get something done”, I get distracted.<p>At first, I thought it was just me. I thought …

The Neuroscience Of Trusting Your Gut

Why should you trust your gut? Because science says it’s the foundation of rational decision making.<p>Say what you will about George W. Bush’s style, but you can’t fault him for having an overly brain-based conception of how to make decisions. As Stephen Colbert famously said, our 43rd president …

How To Motivate Yourself Into an Exercise Routine You'll Actually Stick To

If getting active and staying healthy were easy, everyone would do it...but we don't. We come home after a long day of sitting in a chair to …

Learning to Enjoy the Process and Stop Worrying About the Outcome

<b>“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you” ~John De Paula</b><p>Remember the Tasmanian Devil?<p>That crazed Loony Tunes cartoon …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

The Care and Feeding of Your Extrovert

Over the last few years, I've seen a lot of "How to Understand an Introvert," and "Things You Need To Know about Introverts" essays, but I find that …

Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive

Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not.<p>And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) . Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it …

What Are Some Good Tips For 1:1s With Your Employees?

<i>Answer by Michael Wolfe, Startup founder, on Quora,</i><p>Let’s first talk about why 1-1s are a crucial part of the “operation system” of how a company runs.<p>A company lives or dies by:<p>Getting the <b>best</b> <b>people</b> to join the company,<br>• Keeping them <b>engaged</b> and <b>productive,</b><br>• Making great <b>decisions</b> about what these people …

How to Hack Your Mind: Using Biofeedback to Increase Resilience | The Art of Manliness

Two important skills for any man, and especially any would-be sheepdog are 1) managing stress 2) and remaining resilient in the face of extreme …

Four Ways To Start Your Work Day Right

It’s a morning like any other, except I wake up and force myself out of bed at 5:45 a.m. I am on the mats 30 minutes later. Though I’m still trying to get the sleep out of my eyes, I push myself through a workout anyway — and suddenly, I start to feel pretty good. When I get home, my 5-year-old …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

The Paradox Of Doing More

How to truly get the most out of your time.<p>“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”― Henri Bergson<p>Between trying to survive, lead, and create with multiple simultaneous projects, it’s been a busy year. I am often asked how I manage to keep …

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. …

How To Stop Your Mind From Working Too Hard

<i>This is a guest post by Ben Thomas, a journalist who writes about the brain. He blogs at The Connectome. You can find him on Twitter.</i><p>We humans are the only creatures that actively study our own minds, fine-tuning our thought processes for greater efficiency and accuracy. We strain for the slightest …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …