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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time.

Boomer Lifestyle Tools and Products for the Post Woodstock Generation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Lee Traupel

Woodstock it was a mess and don't let anyone tell you different. It was hot, cold, dirty, muddy, and smelly and most of the time you couldn't even hear the music. But, epic nevertheless.

How You Can Be A More Conscientious Person -- And Why It's Worth It

Mashable | Lindsay Rothfeld | Posted 04.17.2015 | World

The world could use a little more conscientiousness. It's up to you to actually show up. In 2015 especially, there's a profound emphasis on multita...

A Workplace Flexibilities Guide for Working Families

Katherine Archuleta | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Katherine Archuleta

This week, as President Obama continues his conversations with working families across the country, OPM is proud to release a new online handbook that gives federal employees the information they need to take advantage of the government's many leave policies.

Why I Want to Have Coffee With You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 04.16.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

It's funny, but the best part of my day seems to be when I have a drink, meal or any physical interaction with other people. Including those I barely know.

Redefining Balance

Tammy Plunkett | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Tammy Plunkett

The problem is that we see balance as doing it all to perfection with a smile on our face the whole time. We fool ourselves into thinking that we can make everyone happy and never let anyone else down, except when we do try to be everything to everyone we are letting ourselves down.

3 Tips for Every Hustlin' Momma With a Side Job

Kenda Mullert | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Kenda Mullert

If you feel that you need ONE night a week to stay up later than usual, make a list of the things that you need to work on for your business. Move the priority ones up higher on the list. Honor your word to yourself.

Surprisingly Simple Self-Care Strategies

Tamara Star | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women
Tamara Star

Self-care doesn't take a lot of money or even a lot of time. Self-care simply takes a commitment on our part to follow through.

They Won't Remember the Clean Towels

Stephanie Ortiz | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Ortiz

The kids were gone for a few hours, and when they finally returned, their smiles were bright, and their cheeks were glowing... from both the sun and the massive ice cream cones they'd eaten. And I'd missed it.

Why Mobile Apps are the New Coin of the Realm for Busy Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Mobile phone saturation has arrived, regardless of the county, culture or demographics. They are embedded in our lives and an integral part of any marketer's digital reach and strategy.

How the Gender Wage Gap Differs by Occupation

Emily Baxter | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Emily Baxter

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracked 535 full-time, "detailed" occupations in 2014 and, in the 125 occupations with comparable earnings data, men earned more than women in all but one profession.

Why We Need Breaks: What I Learned in 100 Days Away From My Business

Brit Stueven | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Brit Stueven

It's only been five months since my husband and I planted our American feet into Germany for a two-year adventure, and already, my work-life perspectives have radically changed. Physically uprooting from Denver has undoubtedly inspired me to live differently.

Dear New Professional Working Mom

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

As a new mom, I resented my law degree. I resented the responsibility and the expectation it placed on me. But for the first time in a long while, I am grateful to be an attorney. I am grateful to have a profession.

Wofe -- Work-Life Merge

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

So if you don't design your own life plan and schedule, chances are you'll fall into someone else's blueprint and their rhythm may differ tremendously from yours, causing both immediate and long-term damage.

Why People Think Mindfulness Meditation Is Impossible

Business Insider | Drake Baer | Posted 04.14.2015 | World

I started practicing mindfulness meditation five years ago, when I was an English teacher living in Seoul, South Korea. I'd sit cross-legged and t...

The Most Important Thing You Forgot to Do Today

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Iain S. Thomas

We are taught that certain things are essential for us to be successful human beings. That there is an unknown and ever changing series of boxes next to a column marked, "life," and if you ever successfully tick all of them at the same time, then you can finally be Successful with a capital S.

A 21st Century Way of Life: From 20th Century Work-Life Balance to Lifeworking

Ayelet Baron | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

This is a way of life that does not try to separate life and work into two distinct and seemingly incompatible spheres, but instead meshes both into a new way of thinking about a life journey in the 21st century.

How the Cloud Is Reshaping Business Communications

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Big enterprise level companies discovered the "cloud" five to seven years ago for lowering costs, reducing head count and enabling virtual teams to work together more cohesively in and outside the company.

8 Reasons Women in Midlife Need More Than Their Besties

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Abby Rodman, LICSW

But if you're anything like me, you may be shifting gears as part of your midlife assessment. Are you changing careers? Getting divorced? Moving? And though those tried-and-true friendships are invaluable in so many capacities, you may be feeling an itch to engage with like-minded folks who are also embracing big change.

TheFuturein5 Episode 29: Should We Focus on Work/Life Balance or Work/Life Integration?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This episode of the Future in 5 takes a look at whether we should focus on work/life balance or work/life integration. Work/life balance is an interesting topic because it is very individualistic. For example, I work many more hours than a standard, full-time job.

Your Pressure Habits - -Do They Help or Hurt You?

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Take a minute to be "mindful" of you bad pressure habits --- the ones that prevent you from doing your best and prevent you from advancing yourself. Think about how you typically think and feel before and during your pressure moments. I would suggest writing down your responses and reflecting upon your reasons for why you respond as you habitually do.

I Give Up On Having It All

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

I've worked so hard, and I want it to add up to something, to lead to something. I want to be able to be proud of my accomplishments. That's not a bad thing. But accomplishments don't keep you company, bring you cocoa or laugh at your jokes.

The REAL Problem With the Open Office, and What Some Companies Are Doing About It

Amanda Schneider | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Amanda Schneider

The science of workplace is still in its infancy. Our culture has not caught up with technology and all that it has enabled us to accomplish. This causes stress and pain in the very place we spend the majority of our waking hours: work.

Balance... A Reminder From the Washing Machine

Megan Staggs | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Staggs

Time again the simple lessons of life are whispered in my ear through everyday situations or noisily clunked into my brain such was the case with the load of darks that I unevenly distributed when I hastily tossed them into the washing machine.

4 Easy Tips to Avoid Falling Into Frenzy

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

I recently got back from a family holiday in France. Because I wanted to be "on vacation" I'd decided to get a head start on my work so it wouldn't be...