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Middling May -- Jobs

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

The much anticipated May jobs numbers were underwhelming but better than lowered expectations. All eyes are on the Fed and its likely response to the economic conditions. Will the Fed continue extraordinary monetary policy support?

NeoCon 2013 Preview

Amanda Schneider | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business
Amanda Schneider

If you are heading to the show, here are a few exhibits and presentations that should be on your agenda.

The 5 Biggest Distractions At Work (And How To Deal With Them)

Posted 06.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sam Ferrigno for HooplaHa.com We've all been there -- eager to accomplish anything but the task at hand. Here are some things to keep in mind ne...

Mark Gongloff

U.S. Suffers Biggest Pay Drop On Record, As Workers Squeezed Tighter

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business

The economic "recovery" just keeps getting worse for the average worker: U.S. employers squeezed their employees even harder than usual in the first q...

The Real Reasons You Can't Relax

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Is it challenging for you to find time to relax without losing your drive? When in constant work mode, we can feel like a production machine, but we can also feel afraid to relax for fear of falling into a non-working rut.

In Defense of Mornings

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 08.01.2013 | Good News
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

I have found that I am so much happier when I'm able to accomplish so much before the middle of the day. Mornings, I've now found, bring me joy, if not in the moment than surely a few hours after I've woken up at least.

Cheating on Your Inner Procrastinator

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Rather than trying to wrestle with your "Inner Procrastinator," why not change the dynamics of your relationship with him. Seem strange? Keep procrastinating and read on, my friend.

How To Stop Procrastinating

James Clear | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

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. I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.

Can Business Be Fun?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

So, should we have fun in business? I think so. All research points to happy employees being productive employees. I haven't seen any research that specifically looks at the amount of laughter emanating from corporate offices, though.

Entrepreneurial Energy: 5 Tips to Increase Your Morning Productivity

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 07.28.2013 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Entrepreneurs are busy people. We have a lot on our plates, and we would like to think we are very productive people. But, are we operating at our most productive levels? I invite you to take a short quiz today, focusing on morning productivity, to find out.

Meaning Is the Antidote to Corporate Zombies

Amanda Schneider | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
Amanda Schneider

Despite productivity levels reaching an all-time high, morale is flagging and more and more people are just going through the motions. There are fewer people doing more work which leads to fewer breaks, longer hours and less sleep.

China: The Morphing Dragon

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The Chinese economy has changed dramatically over the last three decades. This extraordinary pace of transformation is poised to continue over the next two decades.

The Ultimate 'Wait-Loss' Program

Derek Rydall | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Derek Rydall

The false idea that we must wait for something or someone to change before we can step into our vision is a core reason we get stuck and feel like a victim.

Stop Checking Your Phone And 7 Other Things To Quit Today

Inc.com | Jeff Haden | Posted 05.20.2013 | Small Business

If you get decent value from making to-do lists, you'll get huge returns--in productivity, in improved relationships, and in your personal well-being-...

11 Little Victories Worth Celebrating, Just Because

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living

A "big" win isn’t the end-all when it comes to feeling good. Celebrating little victories -- the seemingly insignificant things that do go right ...

Making Co-Working Spaces Work For Your Business

Amanda Schneider | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business
Amanda Schneider

Co-working spaces can be a genuine boon to the often lonely pursuit of one's entrepreneurial dreams.

The Productivity Wars: Beating Distraction

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Dr Monique Y. Wells

Distractions are the nemesis of focus, and focus is what we need to consistently and effectively complete tasks and projects so that we can achieve our goals.

8 Things Really Successful People Do

Inc. | Posted 07.14.2013 | Small Business

By Kevin Daum, visit Inc. Most people claim to want success. But not everyone is willing to do the hard work and the smart work to get there. O...

10 Team Trouble Signs

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

When unresolved conflicts emerge in the team environment, they are intentionally overlooked and disregarded. The more this is done, however, the more these negatives influences and motivation drainers grow and emerge, sapping the life right out of the team.

Impediments to Creativity

Bradley Foster | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

To make creativity work for you it's important to nurture your creativity, learn how to discern great ideas from ephemeral ones, consciously create a container for your thoughts, keep focused until you see the idea through and take responsibility and value your ideas.

Prioritizing for Productivity

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 07.07.2013 | Small Business
Dr Monique Y. Wells

Have you noticed that solopreneurs and small business owners everywhere are talking about being overwhelmed these days? And everyone knows, whether consciously or subconsciously, that being overwhelmed is the mortal enemy of productivity.

How You Manage Time Could Be The Key To Happiness

Lorenz Sell | Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenz Sell

If time holds us captive, it simultaneously offers the key to our liberation. Our shackles belong to the past and the future. In the present moment there is no past or future that is not contingent upon our attention to exist. Learning to manage our attention is the best way to manage our relationship with time.

We Decide How to Share Gains

Stan Sorscher | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We can rehabilitate a Social Contract that connects us. With a restored self-image, we can reverse Citizens United, rebalance our political process, and find trade policies that serve society as a whole.

March Trade Deficit Better -- Why This Matters More Than Budget Deficit

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

The balance of trade is important because trade is how our country makes a living as a country. This huge continuing deficit matters, because it is literally draining money and jobs (and factories and industries) from our economy.

20 Life Hacks and Tools to Boost Productivity on Your Computer

Peter Walters | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology
Peter Walters

Combined, these tools make my digital life more secure, assessable and coordinated. I could lose my computer tomorrow and rest assured that nothing of mine (lest the computer) was lost.