Four Things To Do This Summer To Advance Your Career

Four Things To Do This Summer To Advance Your Career

Summer is the perfect time to focus some attention on your career success. Why? Because work inevitably slows down a little then; people take vacations and leave early on Fridays. In most industries, it’s a time for relieving some of the pressure. You too need to use your vacation time to recharge and get some perspective, so don’t miss the beach and backyard barbecues. But while you’re at it, make time for some career-focused action that will give your personal brand a boost when the workplace is back to its bustling buzz in the fall. Here are four things that will help you and your brand blast into September. 1. Prepare For Your Annual Review…

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This Mother’s Day, gift your mom a health insurance policy

This Mother’s Day, gift your mom a health insurance policy

Covering your mother under a health insurance is important as most Indian mothers lack adequate health insurance during the critical stages of their lives. As per a recent survey, women in India just account for 30% of health insurance policies. This becomes all the more critical when access to good health care can mean the difference between life and death. Most women in urban cities juggle between work and home and this is further bundled with unhealthy lifestyle habits including lack of sleep, no exercise and unhealthy food habits leading…

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Your Career Will Stagnate If You Neglect This Skill

Your Career Will Stagnate If You Neglect This Skill

A lot of us think we’re great communicators but in truth, just because we’ve been communicating our whole lives doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a skill that we’ve invested much attention or time in. GETTY The title of this article makes a bold claim but the skill we’ll be looking at really and truly is the cornerstone of career growth and good leadership. In fact, it’s the cornerstone of successful outcomes in many areas of life. What is the skill? Good communication – how we listen, how we talk, how…

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Use This Process To Find Lasting Happiness In Your Career

Use This Process To Find Lasting Happiness In Your Career

Could it be that our basic beliefs about how to achieve lasting happiness are wrong? That’s what Dr. Alex Lickerman, a primary care physician, and Dr. Ash ElDifrawi, a clinical psychologist and marketing professional, claim in their book The Ten Worlds: The New Psychology of Happiness. The two doctors argue that we have erroneous beliefs deeply embedded in our thinking that produce a fragile and temporary sort of happiness, which we often mistake for happiness that will last. Based on two decades of research into the latest science and real-life patient…

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Holi 2019 home decor: 5 ways to spruce up your living space this Holi

Holi 2019 home decor: 5 ways to spruce up your living space this Holi

Image source: Pexels.com Decorating your house for Holi can sound a bit weird since the festival is mostly about playing colours and creating a mess. While most people indulge in playing with gulal, there are also many who stay away from the colours and mark this festival by simply hanging out with their loved ones, enjoying thandai and conducting holi parties that are equally colourful without the gulal. Mark Holi 2019 with striking home decoration items that add colours to your decor and reinstate the theme of celebration and welcoming…

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Get paid to travel this summer, but there’s one unique catch

Get paid to travel this summer, but there’s one unique catch

One travel company is offering six people the adventure of a lifetime; to travel across a continent on an all-expenses-paid trip worth £8000 (€9316) this summer. The days will be spent having unique new experiences and capturing content. There’s only one catch; Instagram’s audience gets to dictate their next move. The experiment will see Instagram users casting votes on what the travellers should do next. Image by d3sign Launched by travel company Busabout, The Great Travel Experiment will see successful candidates capturing videos and images while travelling. Every day holiday decisions will…

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Here’s the biggest news you missed this weekend

Here’s the biggest news you missed this weekend

Male-only military draft is unconstitutional, judge rules A federal judge in Texas has declared that the all-male military draft is unconstitutional, ruling that “the time has passed” for a debate on whether women belong in the military. The decision deals the biggest legal blow to the Selective Service System since the Supreme Court upheld the draft in 1981. In Rostker v. Goldberg, the court ruled that the male-only draft was “fully justified” because women were ineligible for combat roles. But U.S. District Judge Gray Miller ruled late Friday that while historical restrictions on women serving in combat “may have…

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Suzy Welch: Making this common mistake can be a ‘career killer’

Suzy Welch: Making this common mistake can be a ‘career killer’

Many professionals will probably recognize this situation: You go to a meeting or an event and, assuming that everyone there already knows you, or that you’re playing a minor role, you introduce yourself with your first name — or not at all. No big deal, right? Wrong. “I see it happen all the time, and it’s terrible,” bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch tells CNBC Make It. “Your identity is an important piece of information for context in any business situation.” Welch, a career coach, says it drives her…

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This Technology May Also Improve Hotel Staff Friendliness

This Technology May Also Improve Hotel Staff Friendliness

Coffee espressoGETTY Last month the organization YouGov polled 1,219 adults about their hotel stays. Results indicate that most hotel guests (62%) are not frustrated by a lack of fitness center, spa or a trendy bar as much as by the presence of unfriendly staff. More than a third of guests polled (38%) indicated that a source of frustration was the front desk taking too long to complete requests, while almost a third (31%) were irritated by delays in service. A cursory conclusion from these results could indicate that frustrations derive from two…

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Cannabis extract can be used to treat psychosis, says this study

Cannabis extract can be used to treat psychosis, says this study

A single dose of the non-intoxicating compound of cannabis — cannabidiol — can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis, results of a clinical trial, led by an Indian-origin doctor, has revealed. Psychosis is a mental disorder characterised by a disconnection from reality. Brain activity in the people at risk of psychosis remains abnormal compared to the healthy ones. But in people who had cannabidiol, the abnormal brain activity was less severe than for those who received a placebo, suggesting cannabidiol can help re-adjust brain activity to…

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