Sumit Taneja

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The Two Biggest Drags On Productivity: Meetings And Managers (Or, As We Call Them, M&Ms)

Employees do a lot better when they're being dragged into meetings and asked to justify themselves<p>Most of the time when you hear people opining about why remote work won't work, they point to two things in particular: One, you can't have face-to-face meetings when people aren't in the office. And …

Penguin Random House

What motivates us at work? More than money

“When we think about how people work, the naïve intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze,” says behavioral economist Dan Ariely (TED …

Fitness Expert Says the Best Workouts Are Simple and Free. Here's Why

Training doesn't have to be expensive or complex to increase your gains<p>I have moved a few times in my life. Dragging fitness equipment over multiple state lines is very expensive and can be a royal pain. Through the years, I have bought and re-bought several Olympic bars, collections of smaller …

Exercise

3 Moves That Are Secretly Amazing for Your Abs

Bored with planks and all crunched out? Try these little known core exercises<p>When it comes to sculpting strong, tight abs, there's a lot more you can do other than planks, sit-ups, and crunches. Personal trainer Rachel Cosgrove, the genius creator of the <i>Women's Health</i> Spartacus 4.0 Workout in the</i> …

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

Design

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest consumer privacy flap to create outrage. Remember the Equifax hack? That affected more than 230 million people. And in 2017, US …

5 Vitamins You Should Be Taking For A Faster Metabolism

Looking for a metabolism boost to help you burn more fat and lose weight faster? The best ways to increase your metabolism naturally include simple …

Wellness

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Management

The Best Ab Exercises You’re Not Doing

These calorie-burning moves need to be part of your core routine.<p>After a sculpted stomach, but having trouble making progress? Too often, we work our …

Workouts

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

IBM Launches Watson Assistant To Help Developers Build Conversational User Experiences

At the THINK 2018 conference, IBM announced Watson Assistant, a new addition to its cognitive computing platform. This service enables developers to build digital assistants that can interact through conversational user experience.<p>Watson Assistant is not entirely new to developers familiar with IBM …

Exercises to Beat Your Back Pain

Did you know that aside from coughs and respiratory infections, back pain is the most common reason for seeing a doctor in the United States? More …

Yoga

The 6 supplements you should take every day, according to functional medicine docs

Navigating the supplement aisle at your local Whole Foods or health store can feel like a high-stakes obstacle course: What does “IU” stand for again …

A Date With Sophia: The Humanoid Robot

In an exclusive, Rajiv Makhni caught up with Sophia, the AI-powered robot and her creator, Dr. David Hanson at the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum in …

How Customer Service Can Turn Angry Customers into Loyal Ones 01-18

Good customer service seems like common sense for businesses. But how valuable is it really? <br>Until now, this has not been rigorously quantified …

The 25-Minute Strength Training Workout That Will Make You a Better Runner

Most people think that running just requires...running. You lace up your sneakers, you head out the door, and you start moving your legs. And while …

These Are the Best Arm-Day Exercises to Get Completely Ripped

From dumbbell to bodyweight, these effective arm-sculpting moves are about to make you stronger and completely change the shape of your upper body. The next time arm day rolls around, include these moves and you'll build and sculpt your muscles — you're sure to notice a difference in the …

I'm a psychologist, and I've found one of the biggest relationship problems people have always boils down to the same thing

"I wish he would just bring me flowers once in a while."<p>Does he know how much you would like that, or what your favorite kind of flowers are?<p>"No, but it should be obvious—who doesn't want flowers? And anyway, I don't want to <i>tell</i> him to do it, that ruins it!"<p>If you haven't said or heard some version …

You Could Be Damaging Your Career If You Like To Tell Stories In Your Presentations, New Data Shows

For the past few years, hordes of putative experts have encouraged business presenters to employ more storytelling and less data. ‘Data is boring,’ they say, ‘but when you tell a good a story, people get emotionally involved and connected.’<p>At first blush, the argument for storytelling in your …

Robotic digitization startup Ripcord raises $40 million to make paperless offices a reality

Ripcord, a startup that’s using robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence to create what it calls the “truly paperless workplace,” has raised $40 million in a series B round of funding led by Icon Ventures, with participation from Kleiner Perkins, Lux Capital, and Silicon Valley …

After 7 months of working from home, I discovered a productivity hack that keeps me focused all day

I'm saving thousands of dollars by not paying commuter costs, buying lunch out, or restocking my makeup or wardrobe quite as much — what's not to love?<p>Well, finding my stride outside of an office setting — much less an energetic, active newsroom — didn't come as easy as the bump to my savings …

Your brain may eat itself when you’re overtired: study

Brain food isn’t always a good thing.<p>Sleep deprivation actually causes the brain to feed off of neurons and synaptic connections, a new study …

Neuroscience

Everything you need to know to do push-ups, the right way

Ask most fitness experts for the move they’d pick if they were limited to just one for the rest of their lives, and a whole lot would opt for the …

In less than 2 years, this woman lost 160 pounds by following 5 steps

At age 27, NaTasha Glaspy was on six different medications and weighed 376 pounds. The pills helped her manage her blood pressure, cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. She realized she could ditch many of her prescriptions if she lost weight<p>Almost two years later, she’s dropped 160 pounds and no longer …

Weight Loss

Understanding Machine Learning

What exactly is machine learning?<p>The simplest definition I came across:<p><i>Machine learning is “[…] the branch of AI that explores ways to get computers</i> …

11 TED Talks That Show How Weird The Human Mind Really Is

You have less control over your decisions than you think.<p>We use our mind every second of every day, but it's safe to say no one understands exactly …

A Computer for Everything: One Year of iPad Pro

After years spent adapting what I learned from the Mac to bring it to iOS, what I found on the other side was a more focused, efficient way of working and communicating with people. The iPad Pro accelerated my move to an iOS-only setup; today, I genuinely don't know how to perform certain tasks on …

A résumé expert reveals what a perfect résumé looks like

There are plenty of ways to make a mistake when drafting a résumé. Take advice from Amanda Augustine, career-advice expert for TopResume, in order to ensure that you're representing yourself in a way that will impress recruiters.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter