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How Your Career Path and Everyday Habits Influence Longevity

National Geographic writer and explorer, Dan Buettner, and colleagues (from National Geographic and The Institute on Aging) examined 4 geographic locations (“blue zones”) in which individuals live longer than they do in the United States. They found these individuals had some things in common in (eating habits, outlook, exercise, and more – see infographic for […]

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Listen, Learn, Lead!

Four-star general Stanley McChrystal was commander of U.S. and International forces in Afghanistan where he worked with various people of various ages and skill sets. The ability to lead effectively can mean life or death in the military. In this Ted talks video he explains his experiences with leadership and shares some advice. • Leaders need […]

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Wasting time

Putting Off Until Tomorrow…Stop Procrastinating

Many successful leaders have said, “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Easier said than done sometimes. Procrastination, or postponing a inevitable task, is easy to do. Mark Twain put a different twist on it when he stated, “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just […]

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Randy Pausch on Time Management

This is a longer, but inspirational talk by Randy Pausch on goals, prioritizing, planning, and avoiding procrastination. He has an incredible way of framing and summarizing important advice on this subject. For example, he talks about “doing the right things adequately rather than doing the wrong things in a polished manner” or how to recognize excuses we […]

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Are YOU Smarter than a 5th Grader? Advice from the “Kid President”

Nine-year-old Robby Novak has unbelievable charisma. His “Kid President” videos are taking the internet by storm. In this pep talk, he gives advice for doing “something that will make the world awesome.” His advice: Don’t be boring. If life is a game, aren’t we all on the same team? Don’t stop believing. I want to […]

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True Grit: Do you Have What it Takes to Succeed?

Do you want to know the single most important key to success? According to Angela Lee Duckworth (via Ted Talks) you need to have GRIT. Grit surpassed economics, educational achievement, and even intelligence and talent, as the single most important predictor of success. One key aspect of grit is a “growth mindset.” According to researchers […]

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Digital Tattoos: Ted Talks Video on the Permanency of Your Online Profile

We tend to think that the information we put online, or send to our friends, is temporary. However, Juan Enriquez shares his views (via Ted Talks) on the permanency of online information sharing. Using Andy Warhol, the ancient Greeks, and other examples from history, the case is made that the photographs and other data you […]

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