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Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Survey: Average Person Has Just 4 Hours, 26 Minutes Of Free Time Per Week! - Study Finds

How much free time do you get to enjoy each week? If you're like the most people, it's hardly enough to even be excited about. A new survey finds that the average American logs just four hours and 26 minutes of time to themselves in a given week.

Psychology | Personality

These Thinking Patterns May Be Holding You Back from Success at Work

A psychologist suggests how to find the cognitive distortions dragging us down, and adjust our narratives accordingly.

Health & Fitness | Psychology

Stanford study: Long hours don't make you more productive

When it comes to your workday, less is more...but that can be a challenge for many. The constant chase can make even the most seasoned executives feel overwhelmed, and as a result, they work longer hours. But one Stanford researcher argues that longer hou

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Listening To Music While Doing Work 'Significantly Impairs' Creativity, Study Finds

Listening to your favorite band while chipping away at a presentation for work or your memoir may not lead to your best stuff. While it's often thought that having background music on actually boosts creativity, a new study finds that it actually can do j

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How Your Sleep Can Impact Distraction Levels | Psychology Today

There are countless distractions challenging us in modern life. Your sleep habits can make it better—or worse.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Will My Ex Move On If I Use No Contact?

Will your ex move on if you use the no contact rule after a breakup? Find out if using the no contact rule will get your ex back or push them away.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Panic After A Breakup

When you panic, you allow fear to dictate your reaction and you end up pushing them away even more.

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Mental Health Counseling for Heartbreak - Online Psychology Degrees

Mental Health Counseling and Coaching for Broken Heart Syndrome also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress-cardiomyopathy

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

How Long Before My Ex Moves On?

So you have been broken up with, which sounds only slightly better than saying you have been “dumped,” and you want to know how much time you have to g

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

3 Stress Sources And How To Reduce or Eliminate Them | My Organized Lifestyle

Yes, stress is a part of life, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make an effort to reduce the amount of stress in our lives for our quality of life and quality of health (both mentally and physically). Here are three common sources of stress and

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Interview With Breakup Coach Lee

Interview With Breakup Coach Lee by Staff.- - -Coach Lee, as he’s known, is somewhat of a real-life “Hitch.” In case you haven’t seen the movie, Hitch, ...

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Been Dumped? 3 Questions For This Real-Life ‘Hitch’ Who Can Help You Get Your Ex Back!

Breakups hurt because the rug has been pulled out from under us. We had been giving our heart to someone and we thought they…

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

You *Can* Get Your Ex Back … If You’re Willing to Do This

You’ve just been dumped by the love of your life. You can’t stop crying, shaking and pleading for a magic potion to help you win their love back. Is that even a possibility? 

Psychology | Psychology

Will My Ex Forget About Me During No Contact Or Move On?

Will your ex forget about you during no contact? That is the most common question during coaching. People worry their ex will forget about them and want to know how to get an ex back that has moved on during no contact. I can tell you the opposite is usua

Psychology | Psychology

Does No Contact Work To Get An Ex Back?

Does the no contact rule work to get an ex back? Coach Lee explains how the no contact rule works to retract your ex boyfriend or ex girlfriend.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

How To Break Up With Someone Without Hurting Them

How to break up with someone without hurting them or being a jerk. So you want to break up with someone but want to hurt them as little as possible? This article will show you the best way to break up with someone so that they start the healing process an

Psychology | Psychology

How Many Times Should I Take My Ex Back?

How many times should you take your ex back after a breakup? Should you take your ex back for a third time when they keep leaving you and coming back. When should I not take my ex back anymore?

Psychology | Psychology

What Kind of Person Should I Date

What kind of person should I date? What makes good boyfriend or girlfriend material? Should I try to get my ex back or find someone who is better and wants to be with me? This article will help you figure out the type of person you should be with romantic

Psychology | Psychology

Why Did My Boyfriend Cheat On Me?

Why did your boyfriend cheat on you? You probably fear it has something to do with you and think that if he wanted you more that your boyfriend wouldn’t have cheated. While it says more about your boyfriend for cheating, it’s impossible for you to be

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

What To Do When Your Boyfriend (Or Girlfriend) Breaks Up With You

What to do if you when your boyfriend breaks up with you or when your girlfriend breaks up with you. If you have just been dumped by your girlfriend or boyfriend and you want to get back together with them, I can help you know what to do and say to get th

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Texts To Get Your Ex Back

Are you looking for a special text to get your ex back? Maybe some words you can text him or her that will have them instantly want to get back together with you right now? If your boyfriend or girlfriend broke up with you and you are wanting to know what

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

How To Make Your Ex Miss You

How to make your ex miss you fast and want to get together with you. Your ex has to miss you to want to come back to you or why would they want you back? This article shows you how to make your ex miss you badly enough to contact you to reconcile and help

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

What To Do When Your Ex Contacts You During No Contact

What to do if your ex contacts you during no contact. If your ex texts you during no contact this is what you should say to them in order to preserve your power and keep them missing you. It is important that you respond this way when your ex boyfriend or

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Should I Text My Ex?

If you are asking, "Should I text my ex," here are considerations if you want them back. Don't text your ex when trying to get your ex back. You can mess things up by texting them so it's best to avoid it except in the ways I show in this articl

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Should You Date During No Contact?

Should you date during no contact to make your ex feel jealous? Will dating during no contact work to get your ex back and make them feel jealous? Coach Lee answers that question in this article.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

How Long Does It Take To Get My Ex Back?

How long does it take to get an ex back or how long does it take for an ex to come back to you? You worry that your ex boyfriend or ex girlfriend is slipping through your fingers. You fear that if you can't get them back right now, that you will lose

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Is This Breakup A Test From Your Ex? (And How To Pass It)

This breakup could be your ex testing you even if they don't realize that they are doing it. The way you respond to the breakup will be looked back on by your ex when they are considering whether to get back together with you or not. In this way, the

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Will He Miss Me If I Leave Him Alone? Will He Come Back If I leave Him Alone?

Will he miss me if I leave him alone? Will he come back if I leave him alone? Those are common questions I receive on coaching calls and I'm going to answer them in this article. It's important for you to know that by giving him his space, you l

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Is No Contact A Game?

Is no contact a game? Is using the no contact rule playing a mind game with your ex? Is it mature to use the no contact rule after a breakup to get your ex back?

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Does The No Contact Rule Work On Men?

Does the no contact rule work on men and will it work to get your boyfriend back? Coach Lee explains in this article.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Radio Silence To Get Your Ex Back -

Radio Silence to get your ex back and radio silence versus no contact. A comparison of the two strategies to get an ex back after a breakup.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Did No Contact Not Work If Your Ex Hasn’t Contacted You?

If my ex does not contact me during no contact, does that mean the no contact rule does not work? Breakup coach and author Coach Lee answers this question.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

What To Do When You Are Ghosted

Here is what to do when you are ghosted by a boyfriend or girlfriend. Being “Ghosted” or ghosting is a term people use to refer to a covert and immature way of breaking up with someone where the person simply stops responding to you. Rather than tell

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Why active listening will fix all your work problems

I want to convince you that creating a culture with active listening on its list of core values will benefit your team – and organization – in huge ways.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study: Taking The Scenic Route To Work Every Day Improves Mental Health - Study Finds

Taking the scenic route to work every day may do wonders for your mood at the office. That's because a new study finds that people whose commutes to work take them through wooded areas, parks, or other natural settings are more likely to demonstrate stron

Psychology | Personality

The 3 Qualities of a Successful Leader - Mindful

Based on extensive research, Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter reveal the three qualities present in the minds of great leaders.

Miscellaneous | Chicagoey Stuff

Meet the table busser who’s worked at the same Wilmette pancake house for 54 years - Chicago Tribune

Profile of Othea Loggan, who is 72 and started working at Walker Bros. Pancake House in 1964. He began as a busboy. Fifty-four years later he is still there.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Thrill Is Gone. Now What? | Thrive Global

Here's what you can do to beat burnout and regain the thrill of starting a new project.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

The Moment I Realized I Was Working For An Idiot

All of a sudden, one day in the department's staff meeting, Jack realized he was working for a boss who didn't even slightly deserve his talents. Has it ever happened to you?

Science & Technology | Technology

How to become a developer: A cheat sheet - TechRepublic

If you are interested in pursuing a career in development and don't know where to start, here's your go-to guide for salaries, skills, and the best programming languages to learn.

Psychology | Personality

What Are Sunday Scaries? And How Can You Handle Them?

We sat down with Megan Murk, a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, to learn simple ways to manage the Sunday Scaries at home.

Advice & Self-Help | Health & Fitness

People Over 40 Should Only Work 3 Days a Week, Experts Say

A study issued in the Melbourne Institute Worker Paper claims that people who are older than 40 performed best at work when they worked three days per week. So, does this mean that older workers could work less efficiently? According to the Australian stu

Advice & Self-Help | advice and self help

Not Everyone Should Go to College - WSJ

Vocational education won’t succeed so long as society consigns it to second-class status.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Is It Safe To Give Two Weeks Notice When I Quit?

Years ago we wouldn't think twice about giving two weeks notice when we were ready to leave a job. It was expected. Nowadays it's not always a good idea to give two weeks notice -- here's why!

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

I'm British, and I experienced the biggest culture shock when I started working in the US

The UK and the US are not all that different. But as a British person living and working in America, I experienced a huge culture shock at work.

Politics | Politics

Survey Finds Conservatives Out of Place in Silicon Valley

Online poll adds to concerns that political divisions are affecting tech workplaces.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

I Asked 5,000 People How They Stay Passionate at Work. Here's What I Found

How do you stay passionate at work? Morten T. Hansen details findings in his new book 'Great at Work.'

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Open plan offices make employees miserable and distracted | Metro News

Open plan offices make employees miserable and distracted

Home Improvement | Products & Services

Bed Bug Traps Do They Work

Book bed bug control in Bolton at the first sign of an invasion. Call 24/7 on 01204 319 027 for quotes on two step bed bug treatment for homes or hotels.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

5 Strategies to Make Yourself Work When You're Just Not in the Mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative with it, and, ultimately, get more done.

Science & Technology | Technology

Cybersecurity Supply And Demand Heat Map

A granular snapshot of demand and supply data for cybersecurity jobs at the state and metro area levels

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious | Ladders

Here are a few things you can do this weekend to get ahead before Monday comes around.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Make Your Business Fully Remote in 7 Steps

Converting a traditional business to one that's fully remote can be intimidating. But take things one step at a time and you'll pull it off.

Business & Finance | Business

7 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job or You're Screwed

Leaving your job to become your own boss without going broke requires setting the groundwork just right. Few people do.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

What Makes People Feel Upbeat at Work - The New Yorker

Maria Konnikova writes about how to create a positive work environment. Research shows that it involves not telling people to be positive.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Incalculable Value of Finding a Job You Love

To be happy, research suggests, earning a high salary isn’t enough. Once you have met your basic needs, satisfaction comes from developing an expertise.

Health & Fitness | News Items

French Legislation Suggests Employees Deserve The Right To Disconnect

The provision aims to tackle work-related burnout.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

The 50 Best Places to Work in 2016 | Inc.com

The 50 companies on our inaugural roster show you how to create a culture to find and keep the very best employees.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

What Happens When People Reveal Their Mental Illness to Their Boss?

This is the second part in a series about revealing mental illness at the workplace. The first part, "

Health & Fitness | Psychology!

Why ' Work-Life Balance' Talk Might Make Us More Stressed Out

Do you snicker when you hear the term “work-life balance?” As if. That elusive Zen zone can provoke anxiety, especially to those of us whose perfectionism tells us if we try harder, we’ll find it.

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

Resume Writing Tips | Resume Advice

Lying on your resume is not an uncommon practice, but that doesn't mean it's the right thing to do. Here are 6 tips for grabbing attention without stretching the truth.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the “Seinfeld Strategy”

Want to learn how to stop procrastinating? Read this article to discover the best productivity tips of comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

A Strong Personal Brand Will Enhance Your Life, No Matter What You Do for a Living

The sooner you take control of how you define yourself, the sooner you can get on with achieving the most important goals in your life.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

How to Answer the Salary Question During a Job Interview

Your starting salary sets the bar for your future earnings, from overtime to raises and promotions, so it's important to get it right.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

18 Unprofessional habits that could cost you your job - Business Insider

Your bad workplace habits will undoubtedly annoy your boss. Worse yet, they could get you fired.

Business & Finance | Abundance

Hired - Job Search Marketplace. Job Hunting Simplified!

With Hired your job search has never been easier! Simply create a profile & vetted companies compete for you, reaching out with salary & equity upfront.

Business & Finance | Business

This Steve Jobs quote perfectly sums up the difference between billionaires and the rest of us - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: Rich people think differently than the average person, and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, who died...

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

12 Work Hacks To Keep You Sharp And Focused Throughout The Day

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Fighting the Holiday Slump: 5 Ways to Stay Focused

From shopping stress to holiday fatigue, there are many reasons why work productivity goes down during the holiday season. These five ideas can help you stay focused-and happy-at the office.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Before You Quit Your Job, Try These 10 Strategies

Got a case of the Mondays every day? You can always quit your job -- but first, try these strategies to make work more enjoyable or earn more money.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

21 signs you're about to be fired

Most people are at least somewhat surprised when they hear the words "you're fired." Some are even shocked.

Miscellaneous | Interesting

Do what you love says Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence in business, real estate and entertainment. Show support for his presidential campaign here.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

The Art of the Out-of-Office Reply - The New York Times

It’s August, and vacationers’ email auto-responses are coming in left and right. From the poetic missive to a simple “nope,” saying you’re not working has become its own art form.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Don't Conduct A Job Search, Conduct A Company Search - Forbes

This is probably going to sound like pretty weird career advice, but if you’re looking for a new job, don't conduct a job search. Instead, conduct a company search. Let me explain. The best companies out there, the kinds of organizations you really want

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Optimism: The Hidden Asset • Six SecondsSix Seconds

Bruna Martinuzzi, a specialist in bringing EQ into leadership, provides a practical view of optimism as a leadership asset. She offers 17 concrete action steps to develop and apply this key competence. The article includes links and references to numerous

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

What's Preventing You From Getting the Job?

The Squires Group staffing firm provide job search advice and discuss what you're doing wrong in your job search, as well as how to correct your mistakes.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Making A Case For Joy In Your Job

Must you be unhappy in your job? This isn’t being productive—and it certainly isn’t being happy. It’s just being busy. And being busy hides us from being present.

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

How To Figure Out When And What You Need To Delegate

It may seem like it's easier to do things yourself rather than teach someone else, but it's a surefire way to ruin your work environment.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

6 Simple Unwind Strategies for Your Journey Home From Work | Amanda Gore

Here's a list of things, that work really well, for you to do once you leave work to unwind before you get home:

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

18 Best Places To Find A Job

Discover the best places to find a job. Recommended by top career bloggers and experts to help people currently searching for a job.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Tim Cook tells graduates to find work with meaning - The Washington Post

There are few CEOs leading giant companies today who could say that and still come off as authentic.

Business & Finance | Business

How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done | Inc.com

A new study found that productivity per hour declines sharply when the workweek exceeds 50 hours, and productivity drops off so much after 55 hours that there's no point in working any more. That's right, people who work as much as 70 hours (or more) per week actually get the same amount done as people who work 55 hours.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Ahhh! 6 Ways to Get Better Work-Life Balance

1. Manage yourself.Sufficiently managing oneself can be challenging, particularly in getting proper sleep, exercise and nutrition. Self-management is the recognition that effectively using the spaces in our lives is vital. Energy and time are finite resou

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Co-Worker's Bad Mood Getting You Down? Here's What To Do About It

When you're around happy people, you grow happier yourself -- a phenomenon known as emotional contagion, in which you can

Business & Finance | Business

14 Marketing Skills to Add to Your Resume in 2015

Digital marketing moves very quickly, and as a modern marketer, you’re probably gaining new skills by the handful. But what marketing skills capture an employer’s eyes in 2015? What sets their he…

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance | TIME

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople successful and others not?

Business & Finance | Business

Why Did Everyone Stop Taking Real Lunch Breaks?

Coming to terms with the harsh reality of lunch-al-desko. Depending on the day's temporary lunch invasion, I either slide my keyboard a few inches forward or a few to the right—far enough to make room for food, but close enough to still answer emails. On sushi days, I slip a brown napkin under the plastic tub of soy sauce in case of splashback, but most afternoons I just stick to the hot buffet.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. According to leadership expert Scott Eblin, a return to mindfulness is the answer.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

How to (Professionally) Miss a Deadline

It happens to the best of us. Maybe accounting didn’t get you the numbers on time. Maybe the design work you thought would take you four hours is taking more like 14. Maybe Taco...

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Feel Like an Imposter at Work? You’re Not Alone!

The good news about imposter syndrome is it's entirely in your head. The bad news? It could be interfering with your career. Here's how to overcome it.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Crain's Chicago's Coolest Offices of 2014

FCB Chicago and LinkedIn have the coolest office spaces in Chicago, as picked by the editors of Crain's Chicago Business.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Highly educated, unemployed and falling behind

In the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of jobs these days, even an advanced degree can't protect some Americans from tumbling down the economic ladder.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Americans prefer male bosses, even though women are better for business - Quartz

A new Gallup poll found that American men and women prefer a male boss to a female one. Though the popularity of women bosses has improved since the 1950s, it hasn't changed much in this century. Instead, the number of people who say they prefer men has

Business & Finance | Business

The Much-Maligned Business Plan (and Why You Need One) | Inc.com

Creating a business plan and digging into your numbers can avert a business-threatening shortfall. But the even more exciting thing is that it can also propel you to look for opportunities to grow your company.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

5 Rules For Surviving Cubicle Life

How to make cubicle life better for everyone: no one envisions a cubicle as the holy grail of places they’d like to spend their waking hours. While you can love your job to the moon and back (well, maybe just to the moon), sometimes the cubicle life can get down right intrusive.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

80% of Americans took a week's vacation in 1976. Just 56% will in 2014.

In Australia every full time worker is guaranteed four weeks of paid vacation each year. In Japan, it's 10 days. Canada? A minimum of 10 days of paid vacation. Here in the U.S.? Zero.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Infographic: Half Of Creative Workers Don't Start Their Jobs Until After 9 A.M.

Lazy! For all our talk about flex time and the freedom (and insanity) the Internet gives us to work at any time of the day, the traditional 9 to 5 workday, with a break at noon, is still going pretty strong

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

People who doodled were able to remember 29% more information than nondoodlers, a study found

Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

Watching TV after work makes you feel 'guilty and like a failure'

You had such good intentions for when you got home from work: go to the gym, call a friend and sort out that paperwork.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

8 Reasons Why Work Is Sometimes Just Like High School

It's funny, isn’t it? We grow up, leave high school, go onto college, and then join the ranks of other working professionals, but do some ever really graduate emotionally? After a few years in the real world, it becomes clear that the office where you spend your days is just like the educational institution where you spent your teenage years.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

The Strong Link Between Your Self Image and Business Success.

The vast majority of business people focus on tactics to be successful - strategy, marketing, sales and systems. Yet after doing this religiously for ten years still often complain that they have not achieved what they had hoped. Is there something more t

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Movies At Work: An Untapped Motivational Method?

It may seem like an excuse to slack off, but showing movies in the office has been proven to boost morale, retention, and productivity.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.

New research suggests taking a walk can help your brain be more creative and generate new ideas.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Failing To Negotiate Your First Salary Could Cost You Half A Million Dollars

Members of Gen Y are missing a huge opportunity to increase their pay: They are not negotiating their first salaries.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

6 Signs Your Coworker Has A Beef With You And What You Can Do About It

The writing is on the wall: your relationship with your coworker is heading south, fast. Here's how to fix it before things turn completely sour, or...

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Work Driving You Crazy? Here Are 5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity.

Here are five things you can consider deleting from your daily routine that will make you saner, more productive and more efficient.