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Learn to listen by practicing silence

In conversation, most people will talk and spend most of their mental energy thinking only about what they are going to say next, rather than really listening to others. It's shame because active listening, where you are truly concentrating on what someone else is saying, is a powerful way to build concentration and connect with others in a meaningful way. You can learn to be a better listener by doing one simple thing—being silent for a single second.
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Dress for Success

I was cleaning out my closet the other day and noticed that I hadn’t worn a few particular ‘grown-up outfits’… more...
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Travelin’ NOT on the Cheap

I’m a budget traveler—it’s a badge of honor that I wear proudly. Being a budget traveler means that I can… more...
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How do you start your day?

How do you start your day? And, is it “working” for you? If not, allow me to introduce you to… more...
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Taming email overload

Image: Brilliant EmailYep. You know this routine. You come into work, immediately turn on your computer (believing that’s where the… more...
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Brad taking the bronze medal at the world championships (right)

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It’s not fun—but it’s rewarding!

Photo: Parsons News LeaderThirty-six-year old Brad Moore [editor’s note: and TDS employee] was the only team member from Tennessee on… more...
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Take a walk, gain a new perspective

I was in the best mood until I got to work. I had proper sleep and felt well rested. My… more...
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Take advantage of a window if you can.

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Setting up an inspired and productive home office you’ll actually use

A space-saving home office can fit just about anywhere—even under the stairs.Image: Sitazine.comYou’ve been given the green light from your… more...
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What you do with your lunchtime matters

We all know that what you eat for lunch matters. So does what you do with your lunchtime. Whether you’re… more...
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Tips for starting a household budget (and how to stick to it!)

If you’re like two-thirds of Americans, you’re not keeping a household budget. According to a recent Gallup poll, only 32… more...
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