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What wall climbing taught me about giving powerful presentations – and life in general

Tethered together and perched on the side of a mountain (even one made of concrete), it’s not hard to see why strong communication is essential for a team.


College experts share 8 points of wisdom not taught in a class

Professors and administrators at several universities throughout the nation share their words of wisdom that aren’t found in lectures or in textbooks.

Levelling Up

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

Unlike most people, who simply wait and wish for luck, you can seek to become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.

The Whole Human

How to train (and rewire) your brain for happiness

Our brains are wired to be negative, but the good news is that you can train your brain to hold on to happiness in a few minutes a day.

The Whole Human

24 life skills every adult should master before turning 30

We've put together a handbook of sorts for anyone transitioning from their 20s to their 30s, which lists many of the skills you'll need to survive as an adult in the modern world.

The Whole Human

10 habits of unlikeable people

When you build your awareness of how your actions are received by other people, you pave the way to becoming more likeable.


Why rituals have a purpose and how to benefit from them

People who perform at the highest levels put themselves through extreme rituals. All of these rituals are developed as part of a quest for expertise.

The Whole Human

This is why you should write a career mantra

Mantras aren't just for life coaches or yogis. Here’s how to write one that will keep your career on track. It just takes three simple steps — no yoga or weird voodoo rituals necessary.


3 reasons you made a lousy impression – and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again

You were dressed for success, rehearsed and ready to wow them. So what went wrong? Chances are you got off to a bad start — and maybe that less-than-positive impression began before you said a word. Here are three small mistakes that might have had big (and negative) consequences:

The Whole Human

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.”


8 successful people on the most important lessons they’ve learned

Guests on Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" run everything from Vimeo to Planned Parenthood to NASA, and consider these lessons hugely important.

How To

Bored with your job? Don’t quit! Tips for overcoming dissatisfaction

Remember that you were hired because of your talents and abilities. Just because you’re feeling underwhelmed doesn’t change that. Always carry yourself with regality and confidence — like the lion, no matter how much you may feel like a goat.


4 ways to help you make hard choices in both work and life

Life isn't always black or white — things happen, people change and sometimes you have to make difficult choices. Here's what to keep in mind.


Do you have what it takes to become a superboss?

Business thinker Sydney Finkelstein speaks with David Burkus about the surprising traits of a superboss — and what they have to do with Saturday Night Live.

The Whole Human

7 things I wish my current self learned when I was younger

I wish I learned these a long time ago. It would have helped me get on the path to a happier and healthier life. But, remember that it’s never too late to make a difference. So go out there and make it happen!

According to Science

Why do smart people do stupid things? The science of avoiding poor decision making

Why do smart people make stupid decisions and how can it be avoided? Learn the science of how to avoid poor decision making.

The Whole Human

This is how to make close friends: 4 surprising secrets from research

In many cases, we make mistakes that prevent us from really connecting with others and end up with lukewarm friendships but no idea how to deepen them. Time to fix that.


How to lead with influence instead of authority

It is important to understand that leadership is not about title, level, or office. Equally important to mention is that the best of leaders are even better followers.

The Whole Human

Why ‘am I a success or a failure?’ is the wrong question to ask

It is best to travel through life with a focus on what you are learning and how to get a little wiser and better right now, rather than fretting or gloating over what you've done in the past (and seeing yourself as a winner or loser).


Former Navy SEALs on the mistake too many people make

"If you're berating people, if you're an overbearing leader that's constantly in people's face or raising your voice and losing your temper with people, it doesn't work. It's not effective."

Levelling Up

8 signs you have reached the glass ceiling in your company

Once you agree that these scenarios have occurred it becomes apparent that they may have been identified as “not executive material” and that a strategy is needed to ascend the plateau.

The Whole Human

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

It won’t be long until you get your stride back. But this time, you’ll be more evolved. More able. The stakes will be higher. You’ll have more help and support. Everything will mean more.

Equal Pay Day

Survey: 68% of women believe they are paid equally to men

New research from ahead of Equal Pay Day, on April 10, shows that 68% of women believe they are being paid the same amount of money as men at their company with a “similar” professional background.

Career Advice

6 critical missteps that hurt your career advancement

Let’s face it: it isn’t easy to break out and establish yourself as an up-and-coming leader inside a large corporation. In fact, some days you can feel like the best kept secret in the organization. If you are wondering how to become a leader or how to get promoted, be sure to avoid the following.

Levelling Up

Experts share 7 reasons you may have been passed up for a promotion

Job experts and experienced managers weigh in on how to raise your promotion stakes.