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Driving Change

DiscoverAcast+AboutPodcastersAdvertisersNews<p>Episode Details<p>Driving Change<p>In this first episode of <b>Earth Unscrewed</b>, a new podcast powered by Virgin, …

Innovation

9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec Eric Schmidt

Communication in the Internet Century usually means using email, and email, despite being remarkably useful and powerful, often inspires momentous …

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

Photography

The Psychology of Love

How do we define love?<p>What is love? How do we define it? Is love one thing or a set of many things? Are there different types of love? Is love the …

Psychology

A big opportunity to conserve Australia’s marine natural heritage

Wildlife<p>By Jennifer McGowan and Hugh Possingham<p>Australia has some of the world’s most amazing marine wonders, and while many of these are to be found on the Great Barrier Reef, most of these wonders are actually in other places in the seas and oceans surrounding our country. Unfortunately, almost …

NASA: Sea Level Rise Is Going To Get Much Worse

Start swimming<p>Eleven of the fifteen largest cities in the world are located on the coast. The tenuous barrier between land and sea was a boon for humanity in the past, providing access to ports around the globe, building lifelines of trade between countries, and raising triumphs of steel and …

7 Ways To Become A Love Magnet

A great body, wicked sense of humor and nice smile will land you lots of dates. But if you’re looking for an emotionally rich, long-term …

Positive Thinking

14 Mantras For Transformation

Yesterday at a cafe I overheard a sad and astonishing conversation. Two women about the same age were talking nearby me in line. The first said, …

Spirituality

The Secret, Deadly Life of Seashells

Think seashells are just pretty ocean ornaments? Think again. Shells, and the mollusks that live in them, can be deadly.<p>Their geometry captivated Sir …

Getting Tanked: One Writer’s 60 Minutes in Sensory Deprivation

<i>This story originally published in August 2015.</i><p>It hadn’t really occurred to me to be afraid of floating in a pitch-dark, top-sealed tank until a braver and better-adjusted friend said that she’d always felt a secret hankering to try it but was scared. “Scared of what?” I asked, although by then my …

4 Steps to Get Your Life Together and Back on Track

You work hard—really hard—at your job. Your workload is heavy and you are always busy. You are the first one to get to the office and the last one to …

This Productivity Hack Completely Changed My Life, and It Can Improve Yours

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During your day, you have a lot going on. Email, phone calls, meetings, interviews, driving, answering questions, tech support, coding, hosting webinars and whatever else you have to accomplish during those hours that you've defined as …

Time Management

Protect the Ocean with National Geographic Pristine Seas & Davidoff Cool Water – National Geographic Blog

Changing Planet<p><b>This is sponsor content.</b><p>For the fourth consecutive year, Davidoff Cool Water joins forces with the National Geographic Society to support the Pristine Seas Expeditions. The initiative is committed to explore, scientifically document and protect the Ocean worldwide, with the global …

Want a holistic view of the world of social innovation? Try these four books.

Human Journey<p>We’re seeing a steady stream of great books hitting the shelves at the moment, each focusing on a different aspect of the technology/social innovation debate. While some offer hardcore theory and research, others offer softer inspiration and advice. One day we’ll have a book which …

15 meeting etiquette rules every professional needs to know

Work meetings aren't always fun. However, when you're required to attend one, it's important that you conduct yourself in a respectful and professional manner among your coworkers, bosses, and current or prospective clients.<p>Barbara Pachter, a career coach and author of "The Essentials Of Business …

Etiquette

Chakra-Balancing Yoga Sequence

Use this sequence to get in touch with your energy centers and channel more creativity, confidence and joy into your life.<br>Watch the 5-Minute Chakra …

9 Ways to Increase Your IQ by Growing Grey Matter

The Grey Matter of the Hippocampus part of the brain is best known for its association with learning skills and memory capabilities, but it is also …

How to Become a Data Scientist - On your own

How to Be Totally Present and Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you drive home from work today, force yourself to not think about anything else. Focus only on driving.<p>I’ll bet you can’t, at least not for very long -- and that’s a symptom of a challenge most people face on a daily basis.<p>In a …

Productivity

MIT is trying a new strategy to increase employee happiness and productivity

But at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, robots are helping people keep their jobs — and do them better.<p>For the past year, the executive education program at MIT's Sloan School of Management has been letting its 35 employees work remotely at least two days a week, in order to help them …

Robotics

10 Straightforward Techniques That Can Boost Your Personal Credibility

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An entrepreneur lives or dies based on his or her credibility. You may have the world’s best product or service, but if customers can’t trust you, they won’t buy from you.<p>Personal credibility is not simply created out of nothing. It is …

Self-improvement

Employee Engagement Depends on What Happens Outside of the Office

Companies spend over $720 million each year on employee engagement, and that’s projected to rise to over $1.5 billion. And yet, employee engagement is at record lows — 13% according to perennial engagement survey leader Gallup. What’s wrong here? Perhaps human resources leaders are spending their …

How to Handle Shared Grief at Work

Years ago, I worked in a consulting firm that specialized in executive coaching, change management, and outplacement counseling. My colleagues and I regularly helped others deal with the loss and grief they experienced when a job, a particular role, or an entire organization ended. We were good at …

The Google Way of Attacking Problems

One Friday afternoon in 2002, long before his company became a household verb, Larry Page walked into the office kitchen and posted some printouts of results from Google’s AdWords engine. On top, in big bold letters, he wrote, “THESE ADS SUCK.”<p>In most companies, this would be seen as cruel — an …

15 Secrets of Really Persuasive People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.<p>Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

Psychologist says interviews are a terrible way to hire — here's what you should do instead

"But as it turns out, interviews are a disastrous tool for gauging potential," says Ron Friedman, a psychologist and author of "The Best Place To Work." "For one thing, it's because over 80% of people lie during interviews. That means the information you're collecting in an interview is suspect at …

Career Development

19 business-etiquette rules every professional should know

In "The Essentials of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the rules people need to understand to conduct and present themselves appropriately in professional social settings.<p>Here are the most important tips on how to introduce yourself, how to dress, and what to order at restaurants, …