In today’s high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another. Genuine listening has become a rare gift—the gift of time. It helps build relationships, solve problems, ensure understanding, resolve conflicts, and improve accuracy. At work, effective listening means fewer errors and less wasted time. At home, it helps develop resourceful, self-reliant kids who can solve their own problems. Listening builds friendships and careers. It saves money and marriages.
Instead of flash in the pan campaigns, what if big companies enabled all citizens to make lasting change?
Karen Dietz's insight:
There's a big difference between telling a story and living a story. Some marketers and those in branding are still grappling with this distinction. But this article can help understand this dynamic and how to move forward.
If you're reading this on Sunday, in between doing work-related tasks that you just didn't have time for during the week, have hope. With a few small changes, you can manage your time so that you never (well, hardly ever) have to work the weekend again.
For the Love of Elephants isa feature length documentary film in the making, an exposè that reveals the dark side of Kerala's glamorous cultural festivities that exploit captive elephants for profit, and uncovers the abhorrent torture these supremely gentle and intelligent animals suffer.
Eating right in midlife may prevent dementia later on, according to a new study published by the University of Eastern Finland. Results indicated those who consistently consumed healthy foods at the average age of 50 had a nearly 90% lower risk of dementia in a 14-year follow-up study compared to those who did not eat healthfully.
Ivo Nový's insight:
The Alzheimer's Association recommends increasing intake of "protective foods" to maintain a healthy brain. These include dark-skinned fruits and vegetables such as prunes, raisins, red grapes, plums, blueberries, cherries, broccoli, spinach, kale, onion, red bell pepper, beets and eggplant. Nuts such as almonds, walnuts and pecans are also recommended, as are cold-water fish such as trout, salmon, tuna, mackerel and halibut. Increasing intake of vitamins such as C, E, folate and B12 is also considered helpful.
Non-verbal communication is a huge part of your everyday life—whether you're interviewing for a job or are on a first date, you're always giving off indications of your mood by how you behave and sound.
You’ll find tips and tricks everywhere online and some of them are actually very good. The problem many people have is TMI (too much information).
They get overloaded by so much information from so many different places, it becomes hard to process what’s priority. So here’s a list of 20 things you need to remember online, the most important things, all in one place so you’re sure you don’t forget anything!
Meet Focus T25: one of the hottest new workouts, courtesy of hitmaker Beachbody, which is like the Disney of at-home fitness programs. They continue to pump out winners, and their latest hit is Focus T25. All it takes is a 25-minute commitment and you can get yourself in the peak physical shape you’ve been hoping for.
The world doesn’t owe you anything; you owe the world something.
So stop daydreaming and start DOING. Develop a backbone, not a wishbone. Replace laziness with determination. Laziness is being unable to find the time you have. Determination is being able to find the time you don’t have.
If you like snacking on nuts, a team of Harvard researchers has some very good news: That might just make you less likely to die.
Well, OK, so technically everyone is 100% likely to die, but in a study of 118,000 people, those who ate a serving of nuts each day were 20% less likely to die of any cause during the 30-year study period than those who didn't.
Inspired by research and writings by prolific food-industry researchers like professor Robert Lustig, M.D., and journalist Michael Moss, Eve Schaub decided to try an experiment. She, along with her husband and daughters Greta and Ilsa, spent all of 2011 eating no added sugar.
More than 90% of Twitter's revenue comes from advertising and promoted accounts, especially via mobile, but studies show that the social network is struggling to attract marketers Only 23% of marketers said they use Twitter's ad platform, according...
Build these activities into your routine. You will get more done and feel better doing it.
While making a big sale or launching a new project can transform an ordinary workday into a great one, there's also the other side of the coin to consider: boredom, burnout, and anxiety can make the hours drag on endlessly.
But you can minimize or even eliminate those problems by giving your daily routine a simple tune-up.
Ivo Nový's insight:
Check out the seven things in the original article and you can do to make every day as satisfying as it can be.
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process.
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