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Why you will fail to have a great career: Larry Smith at TEDxUW

Why you will fail to have a great career: Larry Smith at TEDxUW

How To Write Career Documents To Influence Your Reader We use writing skills to engage, inspire or persuade people in our personal and work lives. In a career transition or active job search, writing skills are under sharp scrutiny. Each transition task, whether it is completing self-assessment exercises, creating a resume, crafting a cover letter or preparing additional marketing tools requires focused writing – one that is targeted, has meaning for your reader and clearly outlines your value to the potential opportunity. 5 Ways to Quit the Confusion & Find Your Passion and purpose in life New? Here's where you can subscribe for weekly goodies delivered to youRSS feed. Yay Meditating on Alignment Yoga is a shift from the thinking and doing self into the feeling and being self. So why do so many styles of yoga focus so diligently on alignment? Even sometimes to the point of being perfectionistic? A properly aligned yoga posture looks and feels alive.

7 Ways to ReWire Your Brain and Become a Better Leader Over the last few decades, studies in neuroscience have shown that you can literally physically rewire your brain. You can change the “default network” you were born with, the one that ensured the survival of our primitive ancestors who lived in a very different world. Our “fight-flight” reaction and strong memory for painful experiences are hardwired from birth. Our brains detect negative information faster than positive information and are drawn to bad news. This hardwiring is further reinforced as we grow up because our negative experiences leave an indelible trace in our brain.

A life so simple, so happy Vimla Patil, June 1, 2013, DHNS : It's Clear Life, in all its colours and complexities, can be extremely fulfilling, if only we follow some basic rules, reckons Vimla Patil. Why do we eternally find it so difficult to be happy? Why is it that when nature – and the world around us – offers us the same opportunities to find fulfillment, joy, contentment and excitement, we turn away from this bounty and choose to be stressed out, brow-beaten, defeated, depressed and ‘deprived’ of the good things of life? Dr. Anthony Fernando's Dare To Dream The English poet John Dryden once said, “First we make our habits, then our habits make us”. This quote perfectly captures the idea that the actions you take on a regular basis determine the type of person you become. Good habits are the things you do each day that gradually lead you towards becoming the person you really want to be, and to achieving your most important goals in life. Conversely, bad habits are the things you do repeatedly that make you unhappy about the person you are becoming, and move you away from achieving your goals. The good news is, that it IS possible to overcome bad habits once you understand what a habit really is and how your mind works.

The Most Connected Woman In Silicon Valley? Even in the fail-fast-or-get-acquired world of Silicon Valley startups, Ellen Levy is a master of reinvention, turning a succession of relatively brief stints in private companies, academia, NGOs, and venture capital firms into a unique role as a super connector, a Lois Weisman of the tech world. Recently departed from LinkedIn, where she was VP of Strategic Initiatives for the past four years, Levy--who holds a PhD not in computer science but in cognitive psychology--started her career at Apple, pre-Steve Jobs’s return. From there, the 42-year-old went on to roles at search engine WhoWhere, Stanford University, the Clinton Global Initiative, and countless advisory boards, becoming a one-woman bridge between the people who are looking for the next big idea in technology and the people creating it. She spoke with Fast Company about her nomadic career, building an authentic network, and why polymaths are the future of innovation. And what are you doing right now?

The 20 Things You Need To Do In Your 20s Your twenty-somethings are the prime of your life. You will never be as young as you are right now, and there will never be a better time for you to embrace all that the world has to offer than this age of freedom. Yes, freedom. Forget about the accusations that millenials are lazy, unmotivated and lack drive. 10 Ways You Should Never Describe Yourself Picture this: You meet someone new. "What do you do?" he asks. "I'm an architect," you say. "Oh, really?" he answers.

The Crucial Mistakes You Are Making At Your Internship An internship is a time for you to learn and develop your skills in your respective field. It can be a great experience if you use your whole time there properly. Many times internships are used as opportunities to gain an understanding of what field of work you would like to pursue. Many kids end up doing internships that are not interesting and therefore they just waste their time waiting for 5pm to hit so they can leave and enjoy happy hour.

How To Evolve Your Career Call it vocational Darwinism: Seeing similarities between the Galapagos Islands and our recession-era ecosystem, Nacie Carson wrote The Finch Effect to help you be more like those titular birds--which adapted their beaks to environmental changes within a single generation--and less like the species that have perished around them. Fast Company spoke with the author about the evolutionary benefits of owning your career, the intersecting axes of personal branding, and why natural selection is not survival of the strongest. This interview has been condensed and edited. FAST COMPANY: The Finch Effect is all about adaptation. What is it that we need to adapt to? GRE 2013: High Frequency GRE Words List of High Frequency GRE Words for Test Takers of 2013. These are the real GRE words that you see most frequently in the General GRE Realtime Test. Learn these Important GRE words thoroughly before attending GRE General test.Abate – v – subside or moderate. Aberrant – adj – abnormal or deviant Abeyance – n – suspended action Abscond – v – depart secretly and hide Abstemious – adj – sparing in eating and drinking temperate Admonish – v – warn; reprove.

Leslie Goldman: Fat and Back Life is good when you're a Dolce & Gabbana underwear model. Blindingly hot women, invites to the most exclusive clubs, your name shouted at red carpet events. Luxury Italian sportswear fills your wardrobe and Moet flows with hip-hop video vigor. Your abs are shredded; pecs, rock-hard. It's only natural that, at a career pinnacle like this, you would stop, pinch yourself through your new Prada suit and think, "Now's a good time to get really, really fat."

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