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Managers Can Motivate Employees With One Word

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The word "together" is a powerful social cue to the brain. In and of itself, it seems to serve as a kind of relatedness reward, signaling that you belong, that you are connected, and that there are people you can trust working with you toward the same goal.

How to Find the ROI in Social

Ted Rubin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

In the world of coordinated creation of social media stories, there's typically two kinds of success, or ROI, on social campaigns -- Cost Mitigation and Sales Increase.

Meet the Top 30 Most Influential Photographers on the Web

Mark Fidelman | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Mark Fidelman

Making one's mark online as a photographer takes a lot more than photographic genius, it also requires a keen social presence and the ability to connect with varied audiences. These visual superstars must master the art of social followings.

4 Things to Think About When You Setup Apps for Kids

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Having a choice of a million apps is a good thing. But many app developers may not have considered the seriousness or risk of a data breach. When it comes to your kids, shouldn't you?

Paternal Bias

Hunter Gehlbach | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Hunter Gehlbach

I remain convinced that the world would be a better place if we were less confident filling-in-the-blanks, fell prey to naïve realism less, and exercised more humility in judging others. If I can teach my own children this lesson while providing them the extravagant support I got from my own father, it would bring me untold ha-ppiness.

Reducing Poverty to Generate Wealth

Jair Meneguelli | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Jair Meneguelli

Evidence shows that poverty reduction and education programs generate economic and social wealth. Within this new paradigm, Brazilian government will continue to invest in evidence-based solutions for social/economic development and change.

7 Reasons to Have a Savings Account for Social Gatherings

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

If you are not financially prepared, social engagements can leave your finances strained. When you plan and set aside funds for social engagements, you won't have to dip into your emergency fund, your day to day spending account or max out credit cards.

The New Monetary Standard

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Aurelia Condrat

Without any doubt in this moment we can not talk about the dollar but about the "energo dollar" or "petrodollar," currencies that are not within reach of the common people which ultimately bring prosperity.

Enterprise Social Networks May One Day Replace Email

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Himanshu Sareen

Corporate communication is ripe for disruption. Thanks in part to social networking and the abundance of new messaging apps, people are expecting more when it comes to communicating with colleagues, friends, and families.

The Facebook Experiment Is Failing -- Here Are Its Flaws

Jeswin Kumar | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Jeswin Kumar

The thing is, these aren't accidental flaws in Facebook. These are features.

Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Nova Lorraine

His ability to see patterns in technology and media that are not readily apparent to most is astonishing. Join me in getting to know one of today's most forward thinking business leaders.

What I Never Expected When I Joined YouTube

Paige McKenzie | Posted 05.26.2014 | Teen
Paige McKenzie

My hope is that as technology grows so will our acknowledgement that we have to help our youngest users to balance their online and offline relationships. So that everyone, young and old, will have a friend they have actually met.

New Governments Now: Distributed Digital Democracy

Cadell Last | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Cadell Last

A new governance system is possible. No politician is going to save us. We have to save ourselves. We can do that with a governance system based on complex systems science and collective intelligence theory. It will take a great deal of hard work, but it is possible.

The Regenerative Economy and the Pragmatism of Woo-Woo

Mark Chasan | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Mark Chasan

It is not hard to imagine a world that is "better." But, what does "better" mean? By "better," I mean an abundant, well and enlightened world that enhances life -- a world where love, compassion, generosity, equitability and the creation of beauty are the pursuit of humankind.

Dressed the Skill, Not the Part

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Every time I looked in my closet, that dream seemed further away -- how could I make a jump like that, all decked out in ratty food-stained clothes?

Valentine's Day Special: Conversational Intimacy

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith E. Glaser

As we communicate, we read the content and emotions being sent. Conversations are more than the information we share or words we speak. They are a way to package our feelings about ourselves, our world, and others.

How To Make The Most Of Your Time Off

Robert 'Reb' Rebele | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert 'Reb' Rebele

Research is beginning to show that we need to be much smarter about what we actually do when we manage to get away from the office. Instead of simply "switching off," we need to learn how to switch among a variety of modes.

Can Playing Polyrhythms Give Birth to Polymaths?

Christopher Norris | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

I can't speak for every drummer, but for me the process of drumming enables creativity and helps me foster innovation and advance thought-leadership. Studies show that drumming produces deeper self awareness by inducing synchronous brain activity.

Amazing Grace

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

My recovery from work addiction helped me to see that my issues were not unique to me. I was able to put things into a perspective that enabled me to recognize the cultural, social and institutional factors that contribute to the dysfunction that showed up at home and in the workplace.

Dis, Connected

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Technology
Zachary Dominitz

Here were the innovators of this nascent platform... invariably awkward at making conversation, at as much of a loss to communicate when not behind the safety of their screens as those school kids were when asked to find information from actual books.

Gary Vaynerchuk: The Brand That Cares the Most Wins

Bryan Elliott | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Bryan Elliott

What's Gary's secret to success? He might tell you that he works harder than anyone else and that he's a builder, not someone who tears things and others down to reach the top. But overall, and in my opinion, Gary cares.

HBCU Launches Effort to Connect & Mobilize Millennial Alumni

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

The first degree-granting historically black university in America, once known as the black Princeton, is aiming to harness its millennial alumni in order to generate more activism and create a network of change agents.

How Leaders Fail

David Rock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Rock

Without robust social skills a leader won't be leading for long. You may feel that you have a vision worth rallying behind, but without the ability to reach people on a fundamentally social level, a brilliant business strategy will falter.

Alone, But Not Lonely

Jesse Pollak | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Jesse Pollak

Aloneness is a noun that describes the physical state of having no one else (or no friends) present. Loneliness is a noun that describes the aching sadness one can suffer from feeling alone. The two are often conflated in modern society -- but they don't have to be.

A City of Mash-Ups

David Sable | Posted 11.30.2013 | Media
David Sable

Imagine the clean cold chill of a mountain early morning; the dark clear sky ablaze with the lights of the night as the colors begin to change, black to purple, purple to gold as the glow of the sun begins to overpower all and the chill gives way to heat.