The Art & Science of Delegation [Infographic]

The Art & Science of Delegation [Infographic]

Delegating is an important tool every high performer has in their arsenal, but not everyone utilizes it. Letting go of that level of control and learning to trust the very capable and talented people around you is a process. The infographic below from ScaleTime looks at ways to use the art of delegation to avoid burnout. 

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Cognitive Ability Declines After Just 2 Hours Without Water

Cognitive Ability Declines After Just 2 Hours Without Water

If you spend just two hours in the sun doing yard work without drinking any water, your cognitive abilities will start to decline. A new study found that cognitive functions like attention, coordination and complex problem solving diminishes as the body becomes dehydrated. 

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Give Yourself Fully Customizable Reminders With Randomly RemindMe

Give Yourself Fully Customizable Reminders With Randomly RemindMe

I am that person that needs constant reminders. I need to be reminded of simple daily tasks, like taking my laundry out of the dryer, cleaning my makeup brushes regularly and, some days, drinking enough water. I don't necessarily forget to do these things, but my mind gets full of al the other things going on in my life that these simple reminders go ignored. 

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Kindness: The Ultimate Lifestyle Efficiency Upgrade

Kindness: The Ultimate Lifestyle Efficiency Upgrade

Kindness is a seemingly obvious general life rule to follow, but you might be surprised at how far a little kindness can go when it comes to upgrading your lifestyle. In my experience, simply being kind is the most efficient (faster, cheaper, better, and easier) way to receive upgrades from those who work in hospitality or service roles. 

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Open Plan Offices Are Bad For Communication, Says New Study

Open Plan Offices Are Bad For Communication, Says New Study

Open plan offices have a lot of criticism, with many disliking the layout because of its disruptive nature and lack of quiet spaces. However, supporters have always been able to claim that open plan offices encourage collaboration and teamwork. Until now, that is. 

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Knowledge Commerce: How to Turn Your Skill Into a Thriving Business [Infographic]

Knowledge Commerce: How to Turn Your Skill Into a Thriving Business [Infographic]

Many people keep their passions separate from their jobs, feeling it would be far too hard to make money through that interest or skill. However, as this infographic below from Kajabi notes, there are plenty of ways to turn a skill or passion into a thriving business. As the freelance sector continues to grow, so do the opportunities to become an infopreneur. Learn more below! 

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A Sleep Specialist Designed the Perfect 60-Min Bedtime Routine

A Sleep Specialist Designed the Perfect 60-Min Bedtime Routine

Developing a real nighttime routine is one of those "adulting" situations that a lot of us never quite get around to. Instead, we watch TV, scroll through our phones and just hope for the best. Sleep specialist Michael Breus, PhD, has created a 3-step routine that he says can be used in just about any scenario. 

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If You Want To Be Tech-Free, Go To The Amazon

If You Want To Be Tech-Free, Go To The Amazon

We are constantly surrounded by technology, from our phones, tablets and laptops, to all the technology that surrounds in our daily lives. But sometimes, it's nice to go off-the-grid, ignore your incoming messages and maybe even spend some time outside. But if you truly want to be technology-free, some experts say the Amazon is the place to be. 

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Will Smith Wisdom: 4 Ways to Find Your Purpose

Will Smith Wisdom: 4 Ways to Find Your Purpose

Will Smith finally took the plunge into the world of social media a few months ago and has since been blessing the world with his insight and wisdom. He talks about everything from art to travel, and basically how to live your best life. This time around, Smith took to IGTV to discuss finding your life's purpose. 

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People Are Leaving Social Media Due to Privacy Concerns

People Are Leaving Social Media Due to Privacy Concerns

It's not surprising that recent online privacy issues are leading people to leave their social media profiles behind. What is surprising, however, is that 40% of people surveyed by public relations firm Edelman have deactivated at least one social media account in the last year. 

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Study Proves Overscheduling Is Bad for Productivity

Study Proves Overscheduling Is Bad for Productivity

A recent study published in Journal of Consumer Research proves that overscheduling is bad for productivity. While having a basic plan for the week can be helpful, researchers found having too many self-imposed deadlines can get in the way of deep work.

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Communication Hacks For Women: Emojis vs. Effective Communication

Communication Hacks For Women: Emojis vs. Effective Communication

Women walk a fine line in many professional environments, especially when it comes to communication.

A well-intentioned, friendly gesture or anecdote can unfortunately easily be misconstrued as “weak” or unprofessional. With digital communication dominating many professional conversations, it’s often hard to read tone.

Emoji symbols were designed, in part, to address this problem. Some use a well-placed smiley face to indicate a friendly tone -- but do emojis belong in professional conversations?

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Travel Company Launches World's First Vegan Food Tours

Travel Company Launches World's First Vegan Food Tours

Intrepid Travel has launched revolutionary vegan food tours, catering to those who follow a meat- and dairy-free lifestyle. Vegan tour destinations include Thailand, India and Italy. Each of the new tours lasts for 8 days and boast the input of six influencers from around the world. 

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Why Tech Execs Are Quitting: Freedom of Time

Why Tech Execs Are Quitting: Freedom of Time

I intentionally keep tabs on Silicon Valley culture, and in recent weeks, have read announcements that Amazon exec Charlie Kindel and WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum are both stepping down from their respective roles. While both are excited about the future of the companies they worked so hard to grow, I couldn’t help noticing this: in their announcements, both cite a desire to enjoy their newfound free time.

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