Want To Know How Much You're Getting Done In A Day?

I’ve always been interested in finding new ways to boost my productivity. Recently, a colleague of mine recommended an online productivity assessment tool that he’d tried out. His words caught my attention, especially as he mentioned that the assessment was free – and only took around 2 minutes to complete! For most people (including myself), productivity is the difference between success and failure. Just think about your typical working day… However well you plan your tasks at the start of the day, if your productivity falls below par, you’ll quickly…

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If You Exercise but Sit a Lot, You're Still Unhealthy

A typical day used to be spent doing physical labor, but that is no longer the case. The inactivity most of us experience as part of our daily career routine can increase our risk of dying. You may make time to go to the gym an hour or two a week, but if 40 other hours are spent sitting at a desk or sitting during your lunch break, you aren’t actually compensating for it while you’re at the gym.[1] While many of us mean well and fully intend to walk…

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Find Out What You're Really Made Of And Unleash Your Potential

Whether it be at school, work or even in your personal life, I’m sure we would have all gone through a particular phase or instance where we had to evaluate what our strengths and weaknesses are. This might be when we were deciding what career path to pursue, what subjects to take, whether or not we were up to heading a particular project at work, or even deciding on shared preferences between our partner. It is only natural that we strive to excel, and be aware of our strengths so…

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You're Not Alone Spending Your Alone Time, and That's a Problem

Lots of research has pointed at the notion that people who socialize more tend to be much happier. But this doesn’t apply to everyone. One factor where socializing more doesn’t equal more happiness is intelligence. People who are highly intelligent become less happy the more they socialize because it’s thought smart people adapt more easily to the modern world. In other words, they understand that our primal need to keep close contact with a social group for food and shelter is no longer applicable in modern society. In fact, the…

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If You Insist Your Children to Paint the Sky Blue, You're Murdering Their Creativity

Your child comes home and presents you with a drawing of your house. There’s a #blue house, a yellow sun, and a green sky. You admire #their handiwork and then gently ask why the sky is green. Shouldn’t it be blue? Most teachers and parents would have the same reaction, but before you speak, stop! That innocent little comment carries a powerful punch. Unbeknownst to you, you are about to squelch your child’s natural developing #creativity. Everyone has the ability to be creative, however, Professor of Biology and neurobiologist Erin…

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How Saving Money Is Still Possible Even If You're on a Tight Budget

We have all been there. Checking our bank accounts obsessively, fruitlessly hoping that #money will just show up. Maybe you’re in the midst of a job transition, or maybe you don’t have a steady job at all. Whether you make your money through odd-jobs, a steady salary or part time work, there is a way to save money, despite the #budget. It’s scary, right? Trying to make ends meet while not turning into a recluse and always having to make up excuses while you can’t go out. You can start…

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How to Make Interviewers Think You're Smart? Read Their Minds from How They Act

When it comes to interviews, words are considered the most important part of the interview process. How we convey ourselves through words in response to the interviewer’s questions can make or break our chances of getting the job. But what about body language? Often we’re so nervous or focused on how we get our credentials across in the best way possible, that we don’t always pick up on the subtle signals #from the interviewer that gives away crucial information. Using the interviewer’s body language to your benefit can up your…

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