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5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

Recent years, particularly 2017, have been tough for a lot of us. As the dismal news and sociopolitical conflict surged last year, I found my …

Mental Health

10 things to do in Singapore

Singapore is a city of contrasts.<p>While predominantly associated with shiny skyscrapers and a building that looks like a giant boat held aloft by …

Asia Travel

How to Stop Taking Things Personally

Source: Pexels photoWhen other people wrong you and you take their actions personally, it can feel as if you’ve been punched in the gut. I know that …

Self-help

The 20 greatest cities to visit in spring

John Keats was not a man given to effusive bursts of happiness, Witness his brooding “Ode to a Nightingale”, written in the growing warmth of May 1819, but lost to an opening line of: “My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my sense/ As though of hemlock I had drunk”. And yet even this most …

Travel

10 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

You’ve been in bed for an hour now and you still can’t get to sleep. Maybe you’re thinking about your job or your 401(k) or health insurance. Perhaps …

Mindfulness

4 Effective Ways to Clear Your Mind

Many people find that, when they face stress in their lives, they tend to dwell on it in their moments of downtime. If you're like most people, this …

Mindfulness

Add This To Your Resume After Deleting Your “Objective” Statement

A “performance summary” puts a fresh (and tech-savvy) spin on an outmoded resume feature.<p>Since most resumes are written to cast a wide net, they basically just recite everything the writer has done, but this approach dilutes the all-important data density that makes your resume discoverable. In …

Employment

The Studio Ghibli Museum

Since releasing Castle in the Sky in 1986, the magicians of Studio Ghibli have come to dominate the world of Japanese animation. Spirited Away, Porco …

Asakusa's Owl & Parakeet Cafe

“This is fun,” I said to the girl working at the cafe, raising my voice to be heard above the squawking. “But it would never be allowed in America!” …

Birds

Yale's Most Popular Class Ever Teaches How to Live a Happier Life (Here's What Students Learn)

The fact the class is so wildly popular speaks to the state of mental health on campuses today--and in your workplace. Audit the course by reading on.<p>News flash--adult life is filled with unhappiness traps and the search for keys to happiness (or even a good happiness hack to help us get by).<p>It …

Happiness

9 Beautiful Overwater Bungalows Around the World

Nothing beats the overwater bungalow when it comes to oceanside accommodation. Get ready for pangs of extreme wanderlust.<b><br>This gallery was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with new information.</b>

French Polynesia

10 things genuinely confident people do differently

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly …

Self-improvement

8 Ways to Stop Feeling So Exhausted All the Time

An extra-long nap probably won’t cut it.<p>Write everything down.<p>Phillips’ research was based on her subjects’ seven-day exhaustion diaries, and she …

Wellness

Survey of 1,200 Hiring Managers Found the Top 6 Soft Skills Every Job Candidate Should Have

Hiring for these soft skills can signal a more adaptable and versatile team player.<p>We all know that hiring is hard. Sure, any intelligent individual can pass your tests, psychological interview questions, and social media checks. But, how do you know who is going to be the best fit in the long …

Employment

Eleven things successful people do when they start a new job

You landed the job. Congrats!<p>Now, it's time to make your boss love you by becoming a star employee. Start with these 11 things successful people do …

Employment

The 1 Job Interview Question You Should Never Forget to Ask (or You Might End Up Hating Your New Boss)

It could be the best question you ask during the entire interview.<p>When we interview, it's common to be overly focused on how we should answer the hiring manager's questions. We want to get the job offer, so we do our best to respond in hopes of impressing them with our personality, aptitude and …

Job Interviews

Want to Be a Great Boss? Master the 4 Stages of Leadership

Understanding the 4 stages of leadership could be the difference in your business thriving or dying<p>Most businesses get started because someone has a great idea and leverages their own knowledge and passion to lay the groundwork for success. They bring in mentors and hire talented people so they can …

Leadership

11 job interview tricks that are hard to master, but will pay off forever

<b>• If you're wondering how to interview for a job, these tips</b> <b>can help you really take your interview game to the next level.</b><p><b>• From slowing down your speech to doing your homework when it comes to salary, these strategies will pay off in your next job interview.</b><p>Okay, you've wowed your potential …

Employment

Harvard Research Reveals The One Thing You Need To Reach Your Greatest Leadership Potential

The secret to great leadership is right in front of you, but you may be looking in a different direction.<p>"Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power." ~Lao Tzu.<p>So much of our leadership development today resides …

Leadership

3 Powerful Interior Design Rules That Can Transform Your Home

Whether you’re just starting out in the interior design world or you’ve been here for longer than you can remember, there’s one thing we can all …

Home Decorating

11 things successful people do in the first 3 months at a new job

You landed the job. Congrats!<p>Now it's time to make your boss love you by becoming a star employee. Start with these 11 things successful people do to make the most of the first three months in a new position.

Employment

This Neuroscience Trick Will Help You Overcome Any Fear

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone that doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

Self-improvement

Top CEOs Agree: Hiring People on Intelligence and Talent Alone Without This Other Trait May Be a Huge Mistake

CEOs prefer this revered quality over talent or IQ when interviewing job candidates. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked.<p>If you were interviewing for an important job, and the CEO of the company asked you this question point blank (which has <i>one right answer</i> for getting you that job offer) what …

Employment

10 things smart people never say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: They have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even …

Self-improvement

How to get your team to participate in meetings with 5 tactics

If you struggle to get people to participate in meetings, you’re not alone. Many people dread meetings and once they’re under way, folks clam up or …

5 Tips for Effectively Contributing at Meetings , AIB Official Blog

No matter what type of business role you are in, attending and effectively contributing at meetings will be expected of you in the workplace. It is …

Good Leaders Know Why Responding is Better Than Reacting

Don't let your emotions damage your career<p>Driven by their emotions, bad leaders react quickly to situations often without worrying about the facts or the repercussions of their actions, believing that they can always show good emotional intelligence by apologizing later.<p>Unfortunately, it doesn't …

8 Ways To Contribute To Meetings

5 Ways to Earn Respect and Get Noticed in a Meeting

According to a Microsoft survey, the average worker spends 5.6 hours a week in meetings. For many of us, 5.6 hours in meetings is probably a light day! And all of the time that we are in those meetings, we are being evaluated by our peers.<p>Being in a meeting is not unlike being on a job interview, …

7 Ways Quieter People Can Contribute More at Meetings

Weekly meetings are the standard at many workplaces, but they can be downright stressful for quiet, shy and/or introverted people who may have a hard …