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5 Ways to Retrain Your Brain

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It was once generally accepted that we were born with a certain capacity to learn and we did the best we could with what we had.

We now know differently.

Since the 1990s — also known as “the decade of the brain” — neuroscientists have discovered that we can actually increase our capacity to learn.

Technological advances and a wealth of research now prove that creativity, innovation, critical thinking and problem solving are hardwired into each of us.

Given that we all have the same basic anatomy between our ears, what separates the best of us from the rest of us? Click Here to Read Article …

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Are You on the Right Sleep Schedule?

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How common is it for people who run their own businesses to sacrifice sleep?

Do a lot of us get three or four hours a night?

Have you ever pulled a full all-nighter, and it wasn’t for a chemistry exam back in college?

Getting that exalted eight hours is something I’m here to recommend. And yet …

Here are some bright-eyed and bushy-tailed thoughts on some alternatives to a traditional night of sleep for those of us who either have too much to do or who just have a hard time operating on a traditional timer. Click Here to Read Article …

5 Reasons Freelancers Should Cook

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The quick pop of eggplant yielding to the knife; the warmth of steam ghosting from the colander; the joy of turning over a chicken breast to find it richly brown.

What is more authentic and soul-stirring than cooking?

And that’s what this post is all about — the need of a freelancer to do all he or she can to maintain authentic experiences to renew one’s spirit during hard weeks of toil.

Some freelancers — with no 9-to-5 schedule and a work day that may seem to have no end — eat frozen meals from sad paper trays or order takeout or stop by the fast food place. Click Here to Read Article …

What You Need to Know About Workplace Injuries

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Although you might think “it won’t ever happen to me,” workplace accidents and injuries are an all too common occurrence.

Indeed, according to 2013-2014 statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive body, over that year 1.2 million working people suffered from a work-related illness in Great Britain.

Some 28.2 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.

From lacerations, burns and soft tissue damage to spinal injuries, electrocutions and broken bones, the list of injuries that can be caused by accidents or other issues in the workplace are long.

If you were to suffer from an illness or injury caused through your job, it’s important that you know the next steps to take, and what your rights and responsibilities are when it comes to seeking a personal injury claim.

Read on for the lowdown on what qualifies as a workplace injury and how you can go about seeking compensation if required. Click Here to Read Article …

3 Easy Steps to Creating a Habit

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A habit is something that you repeatedly do until it becomes a routine, a normal part of your existence.

Since it is ingrained in your system, letting go of a habit, or just the thought of changing it, seems impossible.

For me recently I wanted to go to the gym more. The only available time I had was in the morning.

I would set my alarm for 5 a.m. Then, come the next day, I would have the hardest time getting out of bed.

The thought of getting up and getting ready was such a daunting task even though it sounded so simple the day before. I was failing before I even got started.

Determined to succeed at going to the gym and change my habit of snoozing, I did some research and found three simple tips that I am going to share with you. Click Here to Read Article …

Exposed to Asbestos at Work: What Next?

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Working with, in, and around asbestos is a common component of many professions.

Knowledge about its potential dangers has led to an abundance of precaution for the men and women exposed to this deadly substance on a daily basis.

But mistakes are always going to be made and accidents will inevitably happen.

In the event you or a loved one is directly exposed to asbestos in the fulfillment of occupational duties, what happens next?

Here’s a list of objectives for anyone put in this unfortunate position: Click Here to Read Article …

5 Habits that Boost Productivity

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If you feel like you are always grappling with stress related to work, complaining about the workload and struggling to meet the deadlines while a colleague of yours is blazing all the way to glory with his superb work and productivity, something is wrong.

A little introspection would certainly help.

What is it that is keeping you from being as productive as your peers? Why do you feel drained halfway through the day?

Assuming that you love your work and have an inner desire to excel, it’s time to introduce some changes in your daily habits in order to deliver your best work. Click Here to Read Article …

When Is It Time to Quit Your Job?

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Leaving a job, particularly one that you thought was a great fit for you and your career, may be a difficult decision to make.

Sometimes that decision is easy — we know early on that it’s a matter of time before we jump or get pushed to leave.

But in most other cases, it is not that clear cut.

There are obviously benefits to staying or we wouldn’t still be here, but clearly something — maybe a lot of things — are nagging at us, or we wouldn’t be having that internal debate.

So how do you know when it’s time to stay or go? It’s much easier to decide to stay and hope that things get better, but in other cases you might as well get out now. Here are a few situations that should get you thinking about moving to a new job or a new organization. Click Here to Read Article …

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8 Tips to Relax After a Long Day

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Who we are at work can vary. For some people, their career is all-consuming. For others, work is simply something to help pay the bills.

Some individuals are only present in the workplace during their specified shift and then quickly go about their personal business as soon as the workday ends.

Others feel the need to extend their workday because they either yearn to go above and beyond, or perhaps they find it difficult to separate business from pleasure after the workday is over.

Most people around the world will typically spend most of their waking hours in the workplace, which is a startling fact of life. Click Here to Read Article …

How to Turn Stress into Productivity

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We all know that stress is bad for us, right?

Maybe not.

Now both researchers and management experts are recognizing that some stress can actually be good for us too.

That’s right; some stress can lead to enhanced performance, improved productivity and allow us to complete tasks and projects that we thought were impossible.

So what can we do to manage stress and turn it into productivity? Click Here to Read Article …

6 Areas to Focus on for Work-Life Balance

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People nowadays keep running after professional success, missing out on rare opportunities to live precious moments with their family and friends.

And we all know that time and tide wait for none. You only live once.

So are you still willing to trade away your balance in life for a prestigious position in your company or a higher pay package?

Here are the fundamental components that form the mantras for life and can help you improve your daily routine to strike the perfect work-life balance.

Let’s take a look at the six components that, when managed well, can make a world of a difference. Click Here to Read Article …

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How to Let Go of Resentment at Work

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As we grow in our lives and our careers, we pick up things along the way. Most of these things are positive and useful and allow us to grow into successful people.

But some of the things we hold on to are neither practicable nor of any use to us. In fact they only hold us back.

Two of those things are regrets and resentments, and what we discover is that we can’t get ahead while we are still pulling them along with us.

Regrets and resentments weigh us down and actually produce negative energy that will hinder our success. Until we deal with them. Click Here to Read Article …

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