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Why Having Friends At Work Is So Important

Why Having Friends At Work Is So Important | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
New research shows that Americans are less likely to have friends at work than in the past, but it's crucial to our happiness.
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New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
There's a lot of stuff about happiness on the internet, but what do neuroscientists say can *really* make you happy? Here are 4 things backed by research.
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Six Reasons To Set New Year's Resolutions In September

Six Reasons To Set New Year's Resolutions In September | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
When it comes to fresh starts and setting goals, September is the new January.
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Your To-Do List Doesn't Do This

Your To-Do List Doesn't Do This | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
In his new book  Leading Continuous Change: Navigating Churn in the Real World, my colleague Bill Pasmore shares a very instructive story about Warren Buffett. 

An ambitious up-and-comer approaches Buffett for advice on what he needs to do to be successful. 

Buffett says, “Tell me what your priorities are.” 

The young man lists about 25 of them. 

Buffet says, “Ok, give me your top five.” 

He thinks about it for a bit and names the five most important things. 

“That’s great,” Buffett says. “Now what are you going to do with the other 20 things on your list?” 

The young man replies that he’ll try to work on those when he can find time. 

“Absolutely not!” Buffet commands. “That is your avoid-at-all-costs list.” 

Via Steve Krogull
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No Evidence That Bachelor's Degrees Lead to Lifelong Learning

No Evidence That Bachelor's Degrees Lead to Lifelong Learning | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
When it comes to lifelong learning, postgraduates in the U.S. are ahead of all other education levels, including those with a four-year college degree.
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5 Speed Bumps You Encounter on the Way to Your Dream (and How to Get Over Them)

5 Speed Bumps You Encounter on the Way to Your Dream (and How to Get Over Them) | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
We’ve all been there. You want it so badly, you can taste it. You’re so close to that dream, you can touch it. But then something happens. You hit a speed bump.
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The Better Way To Take A Break

The Better Way To Take A Break | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Forget frequency and concentrate on these two factors instead.

Via donhornsby, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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donhornsby's curator insight, September 9, 2015 9:38 AM

(From the article): There were some surprises, namely that taking a midmorning break was better than sitting nose to the grindstone until lunch. The researchers found that the closer the break was taken to the time the worker actually woke up, the more it increased the benefits of alertness early in the day by providing more energy, motivation, and concentration. This squares with other studies that say you should take a coffee break midmorning rather than right when you get to the office. That’s one of the peak times when your body is producing cortisol, the hormone responsible for being alert.

 

Their findings also ran contrary to a 1995 study that revealed taking a break outside the office is better. Although "being away" is one of the primary conditions for a restorative context, they write, it wasn’t enough of a factor to make resource replenishment noticeably significant with this group.

 

Overall, the researchers did find that respondents reported fewer headaches, or eyestrain and lower back pain after the breaks. They also said they felt increased job satisfaction and decreased emotional exhaustion, "evidence that resource recovery over workday breaks can have a critical impact on employee health and work outcomes."

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How Getting More Sleep Can Help You Solve Your Creative Problems

How Getting More Sleep Can Help You Solve Your Creative Problems | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
When you return to the problem after sleeping, you'll retrieve different information from memory than before you slept.
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How To Promote Yourself Without Sounding Egotistical

How To Promote Yourself Without Sounding Egotistical | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Women often don't feel comfortable touting their own horn. Here are four strategies to sell yourself without feeling pushy.
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The Optimized Brain: A Workshop on Flow States with Steven Kotler | Big Think

The Optimized Brain: A Workshop on Flow States with Steven Kotler  | Big Think | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Join Flow Genome Project co-founder Steven Kotler in this optimization workshop designed to teach you how to achieve higher states of consciousness.
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Secrets To Success: 6 Tips From The Most Successful People

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Extremely successful people don't just work hard, they work differently. Here are amazing stories of accomplishment that reveal 6 secrets to success.

Via Ariana Amorim, Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.
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10 Ways to Stay Motivated During Your First Job

10 Ways to Stay Motivated During Your First Job | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Here's how to stay interested in your work even when you don't find your work very interesting.
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Why You Need A Different Mentor At Every Step In Your Career

Why You Need A Different Mentor At Every Step In Your Career | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
When you're starting out, you need a mentor you can look up to, but later in your career, you'd benefit from getting a fresh perspective.
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The Most Powerful Mantra for Achieving your Goal

The Most Powerful Mantra for Achieving your Goal | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
One of the definition of Success is achievement of an action within a specified period of time or within a specified parameter.  Success also means completing an objective or reaching a goal.  I am often asked  about achieving goals .  "Ananya, I...

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How To Make Staff Feel Appreciated

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A new survey reveals that nearly half of American workers never feel appreciated at work, so we've rounded up some expert advice to fix that.
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5 Career Questions To Ask Yourself Instead Of, "What's My Passion?"

5 Career Questions To Ask Yourself Instead Of, "What's My Passion?" | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
There's a much more practical way to chart your career path.
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13 Ways You Can Attract Success by Living Life to the Fullest

13 Ways You Can Attract Success by Living Life to the Fullest | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

What would people advise a hypothetical 22-year-old college graduate to do with his or her life?

Answer by Evan Asano, Founder and CEO of Mediakix, a leading influencer marketing company.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 13, 2015 6:56 PM

There's a vast, fantastic world out there. Foster your curiosity, and it will lead you to amazing places.

Agnes Ng's curator insight, September 28, 2015 12:22 AM

Read the article to find out ways to attract success into life.

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8 Psychology Hacks to Increase Your Creativity and Productivity

8 Psychology Hacks to Increase Your Creativity and Productivity | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Sometimes, to accomplish your goals, you just need to change how you think and behave.
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LuAnne Holder's curator insight, September 11, 2015 4:52 PM

Interesting approaches to push through writer's block.

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Lifelong learning is the secret to happiness in old age

Lifelong learning is the secret to happiness in old age | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Not only can learning during the later stages of life bring happiness, wellbeing and a connection to the wider community for those studying, it can also reduce dependency on welfare


Via Eva Alos Melchor, Gust MEES, steve batchelder, Roger Francis
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, September 9, 2015 10:45 PM

This article is not one for the classroom, but rather for your well being outside of the classroom.  We teachers have to take care of each other!

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http://www.bisexualpeoplemeet.com/ date the bisexual people and date

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 14, 2015 1:13 PM
Lifelong learning and the use of information
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Seven Ways To Cure Your Aversion To Risk

Seven Ways To Cure Your Aversion To Risk | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Being comfortable with risk means changing your mindsethere's how.
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Simple Strategies For Aligning Your Goals And Daily Tasks

Simple Strategies For Aligning Your Goals And Daily Tasks | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
The tasks we do are rarely the ones we should be prioritizing. Here's a system to align your macro goals with your micro tasks.
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5 Habits of Leaders Who Create Change - Huffington Post

5 Habits of Leaders Who Create Change - Huffington Post | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, we have a younger generation that has access to as much or more information than the one before it.

Via Rami Kantari, Josée Lafontaine
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How to Change Your Life: An Epic, 5,000-Word Guide to Getting What You Want | High Existence

How to Change Your Life: An Epic, 5,000-Word Guide to Getting What You Want | High Existence | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
A book's worth of wisdom condensed into a blog post that, when applied, really will change your life.

Via Ariana Amorim, Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.
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How To Be Successful: 6 New Shortcuts Backed By Research

How To Be Successful: 6 New Shortcuts Backed By Research | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
We all want to know how to be successful. But how do we do it fast? Bestselling author Shane Snow breaks down what the research says and what really works.
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