Body Language: From Common Signs to Spotting Lies [Infographic]

Body Language: From Common Signs to Spotting Lies [Infographic]

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. 

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Randi Zuckerberg On Achievement Over Balance

Randi Zuckerberg On Achievement Over Balance

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.

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3 Ways to Lead With Love & Enable High-Performance Teamwork

3 Ways to Lead With Love & Enable High-Performance Teamwork

My leadership style has always been more big-sister than tyrant, which has helped me build powerful, long-standing relationships with both direct reports and clients. It’s also enabled me to build multiple high-performance millennial teams optimized for revenue, long-term efficiency, and agility.

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Notes Against Complacency: Get Up and Stretch!

Notes Against Complacency: Get Up and Stretch!

So many of us crunch ourselves into impossible sitting or standing positions and forget to move our bodies during the workday. Fight this by setting regular reminders in your calendar to get up, stretch, and get the blood flowing throughout your body.
 

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A 5-Minute Meditation Trick For Workday Relaxation

A 5-Minute Meditation Trick For Workday Relaxation

We all know how meditation can benefit us, but it's often hard to find the time to dedicate to practicing meditation. However, you can meditate anywhere at any time, as long as you have a few minutes to spare. This 5-minute meditation trick, found on Inc., is a great way to find some relaxation during a busy day -- in between tasks, after a meeting, or any other time you just need some time to yourself. 

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    How Dealing With Tragedy Made Me a Better Person

    How Dealing With Tragedy Made Me a Better Person

    A few years ago, this pretty terrible thing happened. The thing that happened is not the important part, though. It’s what happened after that matters -- at least for the sake of this article. While immersed in my grief, I slowly began to change. Everything from my perspective to the way I view other humans took a total turn.

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    The Best Places for Digital Nomads to Visit, According to the Experts

    The Best Places for Digital Nomads to Visit, According to the Experts

    The digital nomad/coworking/freelance lifestyle is one that provides freedom of space and time, which means you can choose your own timezone and your own hours. The practice is often one of hit-and-miss, as factors like insufficient wifi, less-than-satisfactory accommodations, and bad weather can ruin your plans for a working vacation. A recent Forbes article about remote work features interviews with industry experts, who gave their thoughts on the best destinations for digital nomads and freelancers alike. Check out the list below.

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    Habits of the World's Happiest People [Infographic]

    Habits of the World's Happiest People [Infographic]

    There is no one-size-fits-all formula for happiness, but there are certain habits and routines that can help you find your way there. The infographic below from Family Living Today looks at different factors that lead to happiness, including social, economic and health. As the infographic notes, some of the happiest countries in the world, while wealthy, have a community spirit and benefits like free education. Learn more about the habits of the world's happiest people below.  

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    Notes Against Complacency: Optimize Your Travel Plans

    Notes Against Complacency: Optimize Your Travel Plans

    Whether for work or pleasure, travel is complicated -- even if you enjoy traveling, like me. The logistics of managing time, energy and the disruption of your regular schedule can enable a pretty stressful, sometimes anxiety-inducing experience.

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    Using a Gratitude Journal Changes Your Brain

    Using a Gratitude Journal Changes Your Brain

    Gratitude journals have gained popularity recently, as a means of self-care. The journals are meant to remind users of the good things in their lives, something that becomes especially helpful for those dealing with hard times or mental health issues. And, it turns out the practice might actually change the way your brain works. 

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    Oprah Winfrey Nailed Her Golden Globes Speech. Here's How.

    Oprah Winfrey Nailed Her Golden Globes Speech. Here's How.

    Oprah Winfrey gave the speech of a lifetime at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. Winfrey won the coveted Cecil B. DeMille Award, which celebrates "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment." Winfrey took nearly 10 minutes to address her audience, and we hung on to every single word. 

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    Swap Your Resolutions for a New Year's Mantra

    Swap Your Resolutions for a New Year's Mantra

    New Year's resolutions are often made out of habit -- because it's what you're supposed to do at the start of the year. But, they don't always work, and any day of the year is a good time to start working toward a goal. If you've found resolutions aren't quite your cup of tea, try Reshma Chamberlin's tactic by implementing a motivational mantra instead. 

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    5 Tips For Ridiculously Efficient Holiday Hosting

    5 Tips For Ridiculously Efficient Holiday Hosting

    Hosting a holiday party is a fun way to get together with friends and family, but the planning and actual hosting can be quite stressful. Below are a few tips to help you plan a ridiculously efficient holiday party, making sure both you and your guests have a pleasant time. 

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    How to Make the Most of an Internet Snow Day [Infographic]

    How to Make the Most of an Internet Snow Day [Infographic]

    An internet snow day is something we have all encountered -- a day in which we are reminded what life was like before we had access to the world wide web. Every now and then, the internet simply stops working, whether it's an issue with your router, the service provider, or just bad weather. So, what to do you do when the there's an internet snow day? Make the most of it! The infographic below from Cincinnati Bell offers a few ways to spend the day when you're internet just won't work. 

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