Do 10 Push-Ups and Live LongerRead the rest of this entry »
If you want to live longer and reduce your chances of health problems or having a heart attack, do push-ups., walk faster and improve your grip strength.
All three have been shown to be better predictors of health and longevity than weight and the time-honored body mass index.
The Atlantic published an intriguing article detailing a wave of studies suggesting there are better and more reliable indicators of health than ...
Don't Be Afraid to Ask For HelpRead the rest of this entry »
Why is asking for help so hard?
Some people seem to do it naturally; others become a pest because they're always asking for help when they should know how to do it themselves. But, as research and studies show, the majority of us hesitate to ask for help when we really need it. We wait until we have no choice and the problem has become so much larger.
Yet, people ...
Get Out the Windex and Clean Your DeskRead the rest of this entry »
Get out the Windex, grab some paper towels and start cleaning. Scrub the top of your desk. Dust the stuff before you put it back. If you have shelves in your cubicle or office, take everything down and clean.
It's National Clean Off Your Desk Day so get busy.
Don't skimp on this. Starting with a clean, cleared off desktop, put things back one at a time, weighing as you ...
CEOs Say Tight Labor and Retaining Talent Are Top ConcernsRead the rest of this entry »
The possibility of recession, the certainty of intense competition, a tight labor market and global trade and instability, are the top worries of corporate CEOs worldwide.
Only in China, with a population of 1.4 billion, are executives less concerned about the labor market, but even they rank attracting and retaining their best talent as their number one internal worry.
The annual survey of the world's CEOs by The Conference Board, ...
Tech Centers Top the List For JobsRead the rest of this entry »
Wallet Hub is out with its annual list of the best places to find a job. If you're in IT, you've got your pick. Not surprising, tech hubs rank high in the scoring. Out of the top 10 places with the best job prospects, half are in or around tech centers like Silicon Valley.
Most of these also made the top 10 cut when factors like family incomes, housing costs, ...
Take Today to Make Your Resolutions RealRead the rest of this entry »
Did you make any New Year's resolutions? About half of us did. A few more if you include those of us who sort of made them, by promising ourselves we'll eat healthier, exercise more and lose weight "next year." Year in and year out, those are among the most common resolutions we make.
And, alas, among the first we break.
If you made any resolutions before the start of 2019, ...
Ideas That May Shape the Decade AheadRead the rest of this entry »
New Year's Day next week won't mark just the end of an old year and the start of a new one. It's also the beginning of the third decade of the 21st century.
What does the coming decade have in store? Fortune's editors asked 25 of the "sharpest minds to weigh in on the epic, disruptive, thrilling, terrifying, and fascinating ideas that will mold the next decade." The group includes ...
Be Careful With Pets During the HolidaysRead the rest of this entry »
Latke and gelt, turkey and gingerbread, are some of the traditional Hanukkah and Christmas treats that help make the holidays special. For our pets, they can make the season deadly.
Resist the temptation to share your treats with your furry friends. Chocolate is toxic to cats and dogs, and rich foods of any kind can cause gastric distress. Fried foods and turkey leftovers can cause pancreatitis, warns the American Veterinary ...
Job Vacancies Up as Turnover Tops 30%Read the rest of this entry »
Job openings ticked up in October, reversing an 18-month downward trend that began in March 2018 when the number of vacancies reached 7.63 million.
The Department of Labor this week released its monthly count of vacancies, hires, voluntary quits and other types of turnover.
The report showed that as of the end of the month, employers had 7.27 million openings. The largest increase was in retail trade where openings jumped ...
Humanities Majors Make the Best ManagersRead the rest of this entry »
Who make the best managers? Not MBAs or STEM professionals, says DDI's Frontline Leader Project. The best leaders are humanities majors.
"Leaders with humanities backgrounds showed the strongest performance in leaderships skills focused on people and interactions," according to the latest study from the global leadership consulting firm. Leaders with degrees in business or STEM were stronger, the research found, "in common business-related skills like judgment, problem analysis, and ...