Stacey Matlen

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Want to Be a Great Leader? Ask Yourself These Questions Weekly

The art of asking questions is the source of all business success.<p>Whether you're running a business, an aspiring entrepreneur, or somebody with big dreams, achieving requires that you have goals, plans, and a way to hold yourself accountable. If you really want to stay on track, a weekly check-in …

10 Resources to Help You Grow a Lean Startup

If you recently launched a startup—or you’re thinking about it—you’ll inevitably hit the “I have no idea what I’m doing” stage (if not once, then …

(Counterintuitive) Tips to Run a Small Business

<b>Working a 9-5 job is hard.</b> You spend years doing a job you hate to climb higher on a corporate ladder that probably isn't too crazy about you, either. You think you work too hard. You loathe the 45+ hour work weeks that tend to fall closer to 50-55 hours more often than not, and that says nothing …

Entrepreneurship

Follow These 8 Steps for Your Next Job After a Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups don’t last forever -- they either mature into sustainable businesses, get merged into another business or acquired, or sadly join the 50 percent or more that fail in the first five years. Very few startup founders even want to …

What's Your Leadership Style? 3 Questions to Ask

Do you want to be an inspiring leader, but are afraid of becoming an obnoxious boss?<p>Many of the professional women I speak with tell me they feel they are ready to become better leaders, but they don't know where to start.<p>They struggle with an underlying fear of being labeled inflexible, difficult …

Teaching Children How To Code, Without Screens

By Meg Carter3 minute Read<p>It’s generally agreed upon that the ability to code is going to be an invaluable job skill for upcoming generations. So how …

A Heart-Racing, Total-Body Workout

Ever felt paralyzed by too many choices? The struggle is real. It's how we occasionally feel about strength-training workouts. Endless possibilities …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Debt is never a fun thing to be in. But, there are many actions that you can take that will help you rid yourself of the burden of debt once and for …

Better Yourself by Understanding Why You Don't Like Certain People

Try as we might, there's always somebody either at work or in our personal life that we just don't care for. By identifying their main quality that …

Gratitude

These Islands Are Sucking Up Pollution From The Water They're Floating In

That’s where these green islands come in. Like floating water treatment plants, they combine the greenery you’d see in a traditional wetland with a …

Here's How Google Glass Could Transform Visits To The Doctor Office

Nashville-based startup Octovis, Inc. is working with doctors to bring Google Glass technology — the $1,500 wearable computing device — into examining rooms and operating rooms to make it easier for doctors to take notes and access patient information, like MRIs or other images during surgery.<p>We …

The Science Of Cool

What makes one consumer design cool and not another?<p>Take a look at the two water bottles below. The one on the left is pretty much your standard water bottle design: tall, clear, probably crinkly. The one on the right feels a bit less conventional, with its sleek aluminum shell shaped like an …

4 Reasons the Detroit Water Shut-Offs Matter

Last month, the City of Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department began to shut off water service for around 3,000 customers a week, people who have fallen behind on payments by more than $150 or 60 days. It's no coincidence that Detroit is one of the cities hardest hit by recession, unemployment and …

Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: "The Hobby Lobby Decision: How Business Got Here http://t.co/K6FG9a3y8q"

How to Grow Mint in a Pot

Mint plants are the perfect starting point for a herb garden. They are usually contained in a pot because the species is extremely invasive, sending …

The Best Fitness Tracking Apps for Every Type of Exercise

If you peruse the health and fitness category on Google Play or the iTunes App Store, you'll see thousands of activity trackers that automatically …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Operating Systems

Are you ready for the next chapter of Wi-Fi? Meet 802.11ax

Now that the first wave of 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers and devices are making their way out the door, the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Institute of Electrical …

This Amazing New 'Smart Cup' Can Tell What Kind Of Drink Is Inside It

Well, that's about to become a reality.<p>Vessyl, which is launching a pre-sales campaign today, automatically knows what you're drinking.<p>The idea is to help you make smarter, healthier choices in real time. That's because beverages are the number one source of calories, according to the National …

Tesco to end checkout sweets in 'healthy choice' move

<b>Tesco is to stop sweets and chocolates being sold at checkouts at its smaller stores in the UK in an effort to help customers make healthier choices.</b><p>The supermarket giant said it would take away confectionery from near its tills by the end of the year after conducting research into the issue.<p>Larger …

Why I Stopped Woman-Hating and How I Did It

“I’m not interested in competing with anyone. I hope we all make it.”<br>– Erica Cook<p>A woman stepped in front of me on the narrow stairs exiting the …

4 Reasons Why Being Comfortable Isn’t a Good Thing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>We should all be comfortable, shouldn’t we?</i><p>Well the answer may be obvious to most; yes of course everyone should have the right to a comfortable …

15 Tactics That Will Double Your Productivity In No Time | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to learn how to double your productivity right away? This is going to be the right place, so stay with me and learn these 15 tactics that will …

Boost Nutrition, Save Money with Surprising "Veggie Hacks" | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Since man first discovered that he could domesticate plants, we’ve been trying to make them more palatable. Most edible wild plants are too bitter, …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Mutual Funds

Use the “Three Whats” Technique to Structure Your Presentations

People retain structured information 40 percent more reliably than random information, writes Matt Abrahams in Inc., who also suggests a structure …

Public Speaking

Activities To Help You Feel Good About Yourself

In a previous post, I wrote about self-esteem and what you can do to build your self-esteem. In this post, I will discuss different activities that …