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A Power Point Trick You Wish You Knew Before

Follow this advice and listeners may be primed to better understand and remember your message<p>Great public speakers know that the message is key. But scientists are discovering that how you structure your slide may also be important to your success.<p>Michael Alley has investigated an alternative to …

How Great Leaders Give Feedback That Inspires Employees' Best Performance

Telling an employee to make changes is never easy. Here's how to do it right.<p>What's the least fun part of being a leader? Giving feedback--especially negative feedback--to employees is high on the list. Short of actually firing people, it's the most uncomfortable thing any leader has to do.<p>But it's …

How to Create a Personal Leadership Brand ?

<b>Every leader has a personal leadership brand which might be carefully cultivated or intuitively perceived by leaders themselves and their followers</b>. …

10 Olympic athletes' daily habits you should steal (that don't involve the gym)

As morning people who appreciate routine even while we try to embrace some spontaneity, we’re admittedly fascinated by the drive, dedication, and self-discipline embodied by Olympic athletes. Following a rigid diet that involves counting protein grams and being mindful of carbohydrates isn’t at the …

Drugstore

Why Your Workplace Is Shaming You Out of Being Happy

You may actually love what you do, just not where and who you are doing it for.<p>Happiness can often feel elusive, especially at work.<p>I was able to see first hand what it is like to work for a large corporation with poor workplace culture before setting out on my journey as an entrepreneur.<p>I was …

I tried Arianna Huffington's elaborate bedtime ritual for a week and couldn't believe how well I slept

But these days, she's increasingly recognized for being a sleep evangelist.<p>In her book "The Sleep Revolution," Huffington discusses the importance of good sleep in the definition of a successful life.<p>Huffington's obsession with sleep — triggered by an incident in which she collapsed in her home …

12 highly effective Self-Improvement tips to simplify your life

Simplicity brings balance, freedom, and joy in a person’s life. Our lives can get hectic because of lots of things we want to do. Simplifying our …

Productivity

11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers | Inc.com

There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented that they almost make the rest seem dull and uninspired.<p>What makes them so special and …

Public Speaking

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

Best foods to reboot your body

Chocolate ice cream and deep-dish pizza may be more appealing than kale and almonds, but we usually feel bloated and sluggish after eating fatty, greasy foods.<p>What about foods that are both yummy and make us feel happier and more energetic?<p>In an interview in the blog Well + Good, Siggi Hilmarsson, …

Nutrition

One entrepreneur says being very boring can make you very rich

Television is a very glamorous industry. So is media. And retail. Also entertainment. And throw in fashion.<p>Being employed in a fantastically sexy industry is going to give you — possibly — a fabulous life. What it isn't going to do — at least for the majority of people — is make you rich.<p>That's the …

Rebirth

Improve Sleep Habits in Children with Helpful Advice

Children are sometimes subject to the same sleep disruptions as adults, with potentially serious consequences affecting growth, behavior, and …

The Essence Of A Leader

"The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things." - Ronald Reagan<p>Lately I have really been focused on what true leadership actually is. Many times when I come across the word leader I see the word follower …

Ten Things Never To Reveal Until You Have The Job

Job-seekers often have the wrong idea about how to conduct a job search.<p>They think that when they go to an interview and get into a recruiting pipeline, their assignment is to make best friends with everyone they meet on the employer side of the desk. They think that over the course of their …

7 Underrated Job Skills That Will Get You a Raise

Getting people to do whatyou need them to do without forcing it is invaluable.<p>Hard work, negotiating prowess, teamwork: These are on every list of …

5 Thought Experiments That Will Melt Your Brain

<i>Some science is too big, dangerous, or weird to happen in a lab.</i><p>By Evan Dashevsky<p>Albert Einstein famously made use of “thought experiments” (i.e. …

Star Trek

These Simple Hacks Will Make You Super Creative, According to Science

We can all learn to activate the creative side of our brain by doing these things.<p>Here's a riddle for you: A man has married 20 women in a small town. All of the women are still alive, and none of them is divorced. The man has broken no laws. Who is the man?<p>Most likely if you solved this one, it …

Why we feel emotions in our guts, and what microbes have to do with it

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of our large intestines, a vast community of life is flourishing. Scientists say there are more than 100 trillion microbes living there, and if you gathered them all together, they would weigh more than our brains.<p>In his new book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Dr. Emeran …

Biology

18 bedtime habits that will jump-start your productivity

The importance of sleep is not to be refuted. It can be difficult to grab those zzz's, however, if you're feeling stressed, run-down, or overworked.<p>The 18 hacks ahead will assist you in getting a stellar night of slumber — even when it's hard. (And if you're up for it, try our workweek sleep …

5 lessons I learned the hard way when I quit the business I started

Nine months earlier, I'd set up my design and digital business by recruiting a developer and investing in some office space in the town's new Digital Media Centre.<p>In doing so, I was taking the small amount of savings that I'd been able to put aside during the last three-and-a-half years as a …

If Your Business Isn't Doing These Two Things Then It's Losing Money | Inc.com

Coming up with a new idea is easy.<p>People come up with new business ideas all of the time, yet so rarely do these ideas launch into palpable businesses, and even less often do those businesses find success.<p>While we so frequently witness businesses starting up, we so rarely see them succeeding into …

Oprah's Real Secret to Success May Not Be What You Think It Is | Inc.com

Like so many people in the United States--and around the world--I truly admire Oprah Winfrey. She came from nothing and built a media empire. From creating bestsellers with her trusted recommendations and giving away free versions of her favorite things to a lifetime spent doing humanitarian work, …

Emotional Intelligence

A CEO shares 8 simple skills that will radically improve your life

We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our job during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, know that there are some other skills outside of their job description that can also immensely improve their wealth and their life.<p>They may not …

I'm Spending My Summer Vacation In A Monastery

<i>By Gigi Falk, Duke student</i><p>At 4:30 a.m. I awake to the sound of my alarm. My weariness dissipates as I walk to the meditation hall, cool English air permeating my cotton pants and t-shirt. Crossed-legged with a small brown book in hand, I join in fifteen minutes of Buddhist chants before the ringing …

12 Inspirational Quotes From Dalai Lama On How To Live A Good Life

Here are some jewels of wisdom from the Dalai Lama's 81 years of life.<p>Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, celebrated his 81st birthday Wednesday.<p>The Buddhist leader marked the occasion with a birthday celebration at the Drepung Monastery in Karnataka, India.<p>From his humble beginnings as a …

How to survive (and thrive) when life punches you in the face

A few weeks ago, one of my students posted this in my Facebook mastermind group (<i>emphasis mine</i>):<p>Let me start by saying that I applaud this woman for having the courage to step up, share her story, and ask for help so she can overcome this and move forward again. It’s actually pretty damn hard to …

Self-improvement

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

Almost All Managers Have at Least One Career-Limiting Habit

Rick’s boss thinks Rick is both brilliant and a tyrant. He recently told Rick he is not on the succession plan to become the next CEO because his volatile temper could destroy the company. Ultimately, Rick retired early and angry, toggling between resentment and self-recrimination at failing to …