World's Easiest Way to Be Much Healthier: Stand Up. By now you know you probably know that sitting down all day is terrible for you.
Who needs scientists to tell you that sitting for even one hour causes the production of fat-burning enzymes to decline a whopping 90%, or that more than four hours of desk time each day raises your risk of a heart attack by more than 100%? You can feel exactly how crappy sitting all day makes you feel at the end of each workday. (Though you may be shocked to learn that being a regular gym-goer doesn't protect you from the harmful effects of all that sitting.) Your Desk Is Making You Stupid. Your desk, scientists reported recently, is trying to kill you.
According to the New York Times, scientists discovered that when we sit all day, "electrical activity in the muscles drops… leading to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects," and sadly even getting regular doses of exercise doesn't offset the damage. But now there's new evidence of the harm of sitting. Nine Things Successful People Do Differently - Heidi Grant Halvorson. Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson’s HBR Single, based on this blog post.
Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.
5 Ways To Spot A Bad Boss In An Interview. Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions. The myth of the eight-hour sleep. 22 February 2012Last updated at 16:58 GMT By Stephanie Hegarty BBC World Service We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you.
A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural. In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people were plunged into darkness for 14 hours every day for a month. It took some time for their sleep to regulate but by the fourth week the subjects had settled into a very distinct sleeping pattern. 7 Things You Should Never Do On An Interview. With the job market extremely tight, even the small stuff counts, especially when you’re on a job interview.
That’s why it’s so important not to say or do the wrong things, since that first impression could end up being the last one. With that in mind, here are seven deadly sins of job interviewing. Don’t Be Late To the Interview Even if you car broke down or the subway derailed, do everything you can to get to that job interview on time. The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time - Tony Schwartz. By Tony Schwartz | 8:53 AM March 14, 2012 Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work?
It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time. What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish lines and boundaries. Technology has blurred them beyond recognition. Wherever we go, our work follows us, on our digital devices, ever insistent and intrusive. How Recruiters See Your Resume.
Life Lessons From Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin was a man of action.
Over his lifetime, his curiosity and passion fueled a diverse range of interests. He was a writer (often using a pseudonym), publisher, diplomat, inventor and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. 8 Rules For Creating A Passionate Work Culture. Several years ago I was in the Thomson Building in Toronto.
I went down the hall to the small kitchen to get myself a cup of coffee. Ken Thomson was there, making himself some instant soup. True Secret to Success: Gratitude. I'm utterly convinced that the key to lifelong success is the regular exercise of a single emotional muscle: gratitude.
People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what's wonderful in their life. Because they enjoy the fruits of their successes, they seek out more success. And when things don't go as planned, people who are grateful can put failure into perspective. By contrast, people who lack gratitude are never truly happy. 9 Keys to Business & Career Success. I'm fortunate enough to know a number of remarkably successful people.
Regardless of industry or profession, they all share the same perspectives and beliefs. And they act on those beliefs: 1. Positive Thinking: 7 Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Day. Had a lousy morning? Things looking grim? Not to worry. The rest of your day need not be a disaster. It can in fact become one of your best, providing you take these simple steps: 1. 3 Interview Questions You Must Ask. Interviewing job candidates is tough, especially because some candidates are a lot better at interviewing than they are at working. To get the core info you need about the candidates you interview, here's a simple but incredibly effective interview technique I learned from John Younger, the CEO of Accolo, a cloud recruiting solutions provider. (If you think you've conducted a lot of interviews, think again: Younger has interviewed thousands of people.) 10 Questions That Create Success.
Think that success means making lots of money? Think again. Pictures of dead presidents have never made anybody happy. And how can you be successful if you're not happy? And buying things with that all money isn't much better. Recruiting: 8 Qualities Your Best Employees Should Have. Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers... they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities. A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance. 10 Things Bosses Never Tell Employees. There’s a lot you don’t know about your employees, especially the things your employees will never tell you. There’s also a lot employees don’t know about you. Here are 10 things business owners wish they could say to employees: I care about whether you like me.
I want you to like me. When I come off like a hard-ass who doesn’t care about your opinion of me, it’s an act. 7 Things Highly Productive People Do. 6 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress. 9 Things That Motivate Employees More Than Money. 8 Things Your Employees Need Most. Ten Reasons Winners Keep Winning, Aside from Skill - Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Why Everyone Should Work in Sales -- at Least for a While. 4 Words You Should Never Say. What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. The Link Between Quietness And Productivity. 12 Things Killer Employees Do Before Noon.