It's no secret that multitasking is the best way to ensure you don't have a productive day. Going back and forth between tasks often leads to only half-completed tasks and a surefire way to heighten the stress in your life. Instead, try optimizing your task switching.
Sending emails often come with a lot of unknowns -- when you'll receive a reply, if you'll even get a reply, and if the response will be a positive one. A recent study of 300,000 messages is helping answer some of our questions. It turns out that a more casual greeting will give you a higher response rate.
Many people will tell you that success comes with the perfect combination of talent, luck and hard work. But recent research from the University of Catania in Italy found that luck might have a lot more to do with it than you might think.
Parents are often warned of the negative impact their own stress can have on their kids, but it turns out that stress can hurt the kids you don't even have yet. A new study has found that high levels of a stress hormone can hurt the brain development of future children.
In a professional setting, experts often caution women against using the phrase “I think,” as this language weakens the impact of your statement. April Wensel, the founder of software development company Compassionate Coding, has a different perspective on so-called “weak” language.
It's well known that remote freelancing is on the rise, with more people opting for flexible schedules away from the traditional office environment. Upwork’s Future Workforce Report has noted that more full-time workers will be opting for remote work in the next decade, with 55% of hiring managers agreeing that remote work is becoming more common among permanent employees.
In February 2014, Dara Howell was just 19 years old and competing in the Sochi Olympics. Representing Team Canada, she was competing in a new Olympic event called ski slopestyle -- a downhill event that has athletes in a kind of obstacle course with jumps, rails, and courses similar to that of terrain parks. Dara won gold, the first woman to ever do so. She’d exceeded expectations and her name would go down in history books. For everyone watching, Dara had just achieved her greatest success.
What your body says is just as important as what you say verbally. Everything from your posture to the way you shake someone's hand is telling of your mood, how you feel about the conversation at hand, and can provide those around you with a lasting first impression. The infographic below from Custom Writing common ways we communicate nonverbally and what our body language is really saying.
Here at Ridiculously Efficient, we are big believers in work-life alignment over work-life balance. Creating an equilibrium between your career and the rest of your life isn't necessarily the thing that will help you be successful in either area or make you happy.