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Research reveals how to take a better break during work

Research suggests there are good ways and not-so-good ways to spend our break time. While some breaks can leave us refreshed and reenergized, others tend to leave us depleted and drained.

Productivity

Avoid the burnout: 8 hobbies to reignite your creativity

From baking to ancestry, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite ways to invigorate your creativity no matter what your interests and skill set.

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Depleted by decisions (how your brain makes choices that sabotage you and what to do about it)

The more choices you make throughout the day, the harder each one becomes for your brain, hence the need to take shortcuts at the expense of what will really benefit you in the long-term.

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This is the exact amount of exercise you need to keep your brain in good shape

Must I go to spin class everyday or can I do a lazy treadmill run some days? Well, luckily we now have the answer to the amount of exercise we need to keep our brain health thanks to new research. 

How to bring creative ideas to life in 4 steps

Even the best business idea in the world will fail if it isn’t executed properly.

Travel

4 solo trips every professional should take

While vacation with your significant other, your best friends or your family is usually the go-to route, there are many benefits of heading out … all by your bad self.

Creativity

How starting a doodling habit could change your life for the better

A new study concluded that adding even short bursts (15-20 minutes) of art or doodling AKA “creative self-expression or art-making tasks” could result in “individuals perceiving themselves as having good ideas and being able to solve problems.”

The Whole Human

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Are you currently off-course? How long have you been off-course? How would you know if you are on the right course? How can you minimize the turbulence and other conditions distracting your path?

The Whole Human

The one thing I wish I had known at 22 that would have changed my life

In thinking back to my younger self, as I was just graduating from Boston University as an English Literature major, I can say with complete certainty that, while there were some very important things I did know, there was one essential, life-changing fact I didn’t. And because of my lack of understanding of this fact, I suffered, floundered and wasted 18 years in a professional life that made me sad, sick and searching desperately for life purpose and meaning.

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8 benefits of decluttering your workspace

Clutter everywhere might seem like a joke sometimes, but it can actually have a detrimental effect on your productivity at work. An organized workspace is more than just a pretty area; it can have effects that benefit you on a psychological level, too.

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In need of some inspiration? Try doing nothing. No, seriously.

My proposal is this: that we allow ourselves to feel okay about doing absolutely nothing. If this is hard for you (and it’s hard for me!), don’t worry — studies prove that it’s actually really good for you, both mentally and physically.

News

Bill Gates (with 5 adorable puppies) unveils his summer book list

Bill Gates is many things. A tech mogul, innovative genius, philanthropist, avid reader and apparently he is also obsessed with puppies The last one is very true as on his blog, he recommends five books for your summer reading pleasure using a variety of adorable puppies to reenact the plots.

Creativity

WTRMLN WTR cofounder on the magic of working with Beyonce

OK so pretty much anything Beyonce touches tends to turn to gold, but that doesn't mean you can completely slack off once she likes your product. That is exactly what WTRMLN WTR Co-Founders Jody Levy and Harlan Berger have done as even though they got the Beyonce nod of approval early on with their company, they have continued to build and innovate to keep their product a hot commodity.

News

Here are the Top 10 places in America for creatives

Some cities are more famous for their creative histories than others. But are those cultural centers the best places for creatives today? In many of those cities rising costs of living mean creatives struggle to meet financial milestones like buying a home or saving up for a secure retirement.

Office Life

7 things your personal workspace says about you

For many workers, their desk is just a commodity that’s utilized to get their day job done, but in fact your personal workspace can reveal a lot about you. Introverts and extroverts often make themselves known without even realizing it, and similarly, workspaces belonging to clean freaks and jokers are equally as obvious if you know what to look for. Here are the seven things your workspace might reveal about you:

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This is why you aren’t achieving success despite working super hard

Oftentimes, we find ourselves hitting a brick wall. We ask ourselves "Why do I work so hard but yet I don't achieve success?" Subsequently, we narrow our focus so intensely to achieve that goal till we eventually blind out all other opportunities and happenings that pass us by.

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Growth and comfort can’t coexist in business – Here’s the best way forward

Erik Wahl, a visual artist, author, and highly sought-after keynote speaker who inspires audiences to unleash their creativity and achieve superior performance, discusses how the creative principles of graffiti art can help anyone make an innovative impact at work.

The Whole Human

The science behind the perfect nap to boost productivity and creativity

Napping could help you overcome feelings of fatigue and raise your energy for the rest of the day, however, napping the wrong way could also leave you feeling even more groggy and waste valuable time.

Productivity

How to ‘reboot’ your creative brain and refresh your focus in 15 minutes or less

Change your brain, change your life. If you want to be in control of your life, control the command center of your body.

Books

The hosts of this hot podcast on the key to bootstrapping your business

Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon are the hosts of the Being Boss podcast, and now they have written a book that digs into the mindset, habits, routines, boundaries, branding, marketing tactics, business strategies, systems, and processes that help you make money doing what you love.

Inspiration

6 TED talks that could help you harness your inner creativity

These six TED Talks below focus on the creative process: where to find it, how to maintain it and, if you lose it, how to get it back. More importantly, they teach you how to be flexible while finding your next big idea. Prepare to be inspired, friends.

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10 mood boosters to bring you out of your funk

If things start looking dark, there are a few different ways you can try to distract yourself and lift your mood.

Creativity

It’s in the tea leaves: Study says one cup a day boosts creativity

Next time you're looking for inspiration for your next brainstorming session, take a break to brew yourself a cup of tea. Just one cup of black tea has the power to boost creativity long after you drink it.

Job Search

How do I give the best answer to an interview question I don’t know?

Breakdown the question you don't know how to answer into manageable pieces and then assure the interviewer that with some creativity and effort you could get the job done.

Productivity

4 things that will make you more motivated, happy, and creative at work

Nothing is more motivating than progress in meaningful work and nothing more taxing than setbacks. Here's how to do it better.