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Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain

Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Exposure to nonstop negativity actually impairs brain function. Here's how to defend yourself.
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Paulo Coelho: Lesson Learned on Writing and Life

Paulo Coelho: Lesson Learned on Writing and Life | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Ok, the idea was not mine. A Filipino blogger, Jerome, collected a series of my comments on writing – and I found his page by chance.

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Lessons from my Dad

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My Dad was born in 1947. He passed away just four weeks ago after a prolonged bout with lung cancer. It was sad, but he passed peacefully surrounded by family. It was time – the illness had taken a really tough toll.


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Why is Competitive Intelligence a Complete Waste of Time ...

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Remember, strategy without intelligence is not strategy; its guess work based on rumour and gossip. You understand your competitors will be conducting Intelligence against you.


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Coping with Email Overload

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A few weeks ago, I returned from a week-long technology-free vacation with my family. No computer, no phone, no email. When I got to the office and checked my computer, I had hundreds of email messages waiting for me.
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Susan Cain: Don’t Call Introverted Children ‘Shy’ | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Susan Cain: Don’t Call Introverted Children ‘Shy’ | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Society rewards extroverts, but introverts have a hidden strength all their own...
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Kindle Fire 2 to Feature Camera, High-Res Display [REPORT]

Kindle Fire 2 to Feature Camera, High-Res Display [REPORT] | Nice to know | Scoop.it
The next-generation Kindle Fire is rumored to be thinner, faster, more rectangular and have a much sharper display.

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How To Tell If A Company Is Lying About Its Prices

How To Tell If A Company Is Lying About Its Prices | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Boost your consumer IQ. ...
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Olympian Bryan Clay: Get Active to Be a Good Dad | fathers

Olympian Bryan Clay: Get Active to Be a Good Dad | fathers | Nice to know | Scoop.it
2008 gold-medal decathlete Bryan Clay approaches fathering his three kids with the same dedication as his athletic pursuits. And it makes sense that Bryan would make fitness part of his fathering.

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12 Tasks That Killer Employees Always Finish Before Noon

12 Tasks That Killer Employees Always Finish Before Noon | Nice to know | Scoop.it

A recent study published in an American Psychological Association journal, Emotion, suggests that early birds are generally happier than night owls - and more productive.

 


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Five Ways to Make Competitive Intelligence more Intelligent | Cascade Insights

Five Ways to Make Competitive Intelligence more Intelligent | Cascade Insights | Nice to know | Scoop.it
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Muppet "the final speech"

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How LinkedIn Has Turned Your Resume Into A Cash Machine - Forbes

How LinkedIn Has Turned Your Resume Into A Cash Machine - Forbes | Nice to know | Scoop.it
One could argue that it’s better to have a small slice of something massive than a big slice of something smaller.

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Social Recruitment Compass™ Infographic | Provide

Social Recruitment Compass™ Infographic | Provide | Nice to know | Scoop.it

Social Recruitment Compass; an infographic showing some of the social networks and media (including our own internal database) that we use and in what order we approach them


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Simplify Your Strategy

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Donald Sull, London Business School professor, poses three questions to break down complex strategies into actionable steps. For more, see the article Simple Rules for a Complex World....


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Things I Have Learned From Running

Things I Have Learned From Running | Nice to know | Scoop.it
1.  6am isn’t a good time to do much, but it is a really good time to run.  It’s quiet, the roads are empty expect for a few fellow joggers, and you feel like you conquered the world be...

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Aladdin’s Lamp in The Mystical Land of Investment Banking

Aladdin’s Lamp in The Mystical Land of Investment Banking | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Investment bankers are like genies. When a senior banker rubs a lamp (blackberry) a banker must answer right away and fulfil all wishes.
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Why Two Surveys Have Shown A Sharp Divergence In New York City Job Numbers

Why Two Surveys Have Shown A Sharp Divergence In New York City Job Numbers | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Household survey v/s Establishment survey.
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Be More Productive. Shorten the Workweek.

Be More Productive. Shorten the Workweek. | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Take a tip from the seasons and introduce change into the workplace.

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In a Fast World, Think Slowly -- HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review

In a Fast World, Think Slowly -- HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review | Nice to know | Scoop.it

Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.(podcast)


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3 Steps to Being on Time – Without Stress | Daddytude.com

3 Steps to Being on Time – Without Stress | Daddytude.com | Nice to know | Scoop.it

By eliminating the stress, the rush, the busy – you can help your kids enjoy the journey. You don’t have to make every errand a thrill ride, but you can eliminate the stress, the yelling, and the push to get everyone out the door. If you can learn to enjoy the journey, you will teach your kids to do the same.


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The Hidden Factor in Bike Commuting: Showers » Queen City Bike

The Hidden Factor in Bike Commuting: Showers » Queen City Bike | Nice to know | Scoop.it
It's no secret that American cities are trying all kinds of things to encourage bike commuting. Some are building bike lanes even if it means taking space away from cars. Some have authorized bike-share programs.

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The Link Between Quietness And Productivity

The Link Between Quietness And Productivity | Nice to know | Scoop.it

Sometimes we forget that the most productive people in an organization aren’t the ones who make the most noise. In fact, it’s often the quiet ones who out-produce everyone else.


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40+ Online Competitive Intelligence Tools

40+ Online Competitive Intelligence Tools | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Rather than go into how you do online competitive intelligence, I'm just going to run through a free list of tools that have earned themselves and honorable mention here and give you some awesome tidbits for finding ...

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The Geometry of Cantilever Brakes

The Geometry of Cantilever Brakes | Nice to know | Scoop.it
How to adjust cantilever brakes to get the best braking performance on your bicycle.
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