Vivian Rufo

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The Tools You Need to Make Every Meeting More Productive

Meetings may seem like the ultimate hold-out against the digitization of working life: after all, what’s more analog than talking directly with another person? Even though the core work of a meeting — listening to and connecting with other people — hasn’t changed, there are lots of ways technology …

Productivity

Happiness will save the economy

A year ago, in an effort to demonstrate that it’s not just GDP that counts, the government published the first results of its initiative to measure …

"The laser gazer: Stares intensely into one's eyes while he talks. Listeners either feel he is trying to dominate the conversation or find the intense gaze creepy." The Wall Street Journal says eye contact signals status and influence. But how much eye contact is too much? How much is too little? http://trib.al/Fh1L7WR

How Happiness Changes With Age

Becoming okay with being boring<p>I'm just shy of 40 years-old. I spend most Saturday nights at home in yoga pants, rereading favorite novels or watching old movies, or playing Monopoly Junior with my seven-year-old. (If you think Monopoly is boring, then you haven't tried Monopoly Junior.)<p>This way of …

The 30-Minute, Glute-Building Bodyweight Workout

The sun is heating up, and there’s no better way to squeeze into those summer shorts than to <i>squeeze</i> those cheeks in a butt-building sesh. The glutes …

My Transformation: 92 Pounds in 9 Months

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." -- George Eliot<p>"At any point in your life that you decide to be a serious athlete, you can do it. -- Haywood Ellis<p>When my brother Peter dropped dead at 47, my mother the following year, and another brother Timothy, at age 45, the next year, I …

The Art of Mindful Communication

<i>"First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak." -- Epictetus</i><p>I like to think of the way we speak with one another as the "Art of Communication."<p>There are courses taught on this subject, but it seems to be geared towards strengthening public speaking and writing skills, which is great if …

How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the 'Two-Minute Rule'

Recently, I've been following a simple rule that is helping me crush procrastination and making it easier for me to stick to good habits at the same time.<p>I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.<p>The best part? It's a simple strategy that …

Get Stuff Done: Productivity Tips From A Former Green Beret, Your Smartphone, And Beyond

In our tech-packed world, it is the best of times and the worst of times for accomplishing what’s on your to-do list. Here’s how to do more, and sweat it less.<p>It’s never been easier in human history to get stuff done. And it’s never been harder to get stuff done.<p>It’s easier in the sense that we …

Is e-mail the bane of your existence? Here's how to conquer your inbox: http://bit.ly/12ORqDE

The 7 Ways Successful People Approach Their Work

When it comes to work, everyone has their own methods for getting tasks done.<p>But it turns out that the most successful people tend to have similar habits.<p>Or, so says Laura Vanderkam, author of a new mini e-book, “What the Most Successful People Do at Work.” (The e-book is the third in a series, …

4 Ways To Prevent Burnout Before It’s Too Late

Too burnt out to read this article about preventing burnout? Summon the strength!<p>This is what happens when you log one too many Red Bull-fueled 80-hour work weeks:<p>I remember coming home and curling up into a ball. I was so emotionally and physically exhausted, I couldn’t even move. My productivity …