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April 2017

How Amazon Aligns Employee Experience and Business Results

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Image credit:Bloomberg | Getty Images On Aug. 15, 2015, the New York Times ran a feature that brought a hair-raising story of Amazon’s employee experience to the public. The initial article painted the picture of an environment in which employees were pushed beyond their limits, encouraged to sabotage each other and treated with blatant uncaring through devastating life events and illnesses. Related: Why Established Companies Are Embracing an Amazon-Like Culture CEO…

Take a Break: How Vacations Can Save Your Business

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Image credit:Jasmina007 | Getty Images If you’re launching a start-up or scaling a business, you know how hard it is to keep going and growing. Putting one foot in front of the other might sound easy, but at the end of the day, you’re constantly pushing against a wall, relying on a nearly-empty tank. Pushing one’s self as an entrepreneur means something different for everyone. There are so many industries…

The Truth About Succeeding in Business With Your Husband

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Image credit:Courtesy of Christina and Rocco Baldassarre My husband and I founded our first business together when we were still in college. We weren’t married then but had the same goals and it just seemed natural to do it together. That was seven years ago and we still own the same business today, as well as other companies we started since then. The one question we get from nearly everyone…

Amazon Germany Wants Workers to Use Fewer Sick Days to Get a Better Bonus

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Image credit:Eric Broder Van Dyke | Shutterstock More and more, we hear about companies focusing on the well-being of their employees by offering more liberal policies and benefits packages, especially when it comes to big brands such as Apple, Google and Amazon. Related: 18 Companies With Radically Awesome Parental Leave Policies However, Amazon in Germany is taking a different approach to paid sick days for its warehouse employees. German law requires employees to…

6 Easy Ways to Make Your Workspace Happy, Productive and Organized

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Image credit:Shutterstock This article previously ran on Jan. 11, 2017. Start your New Year off right by setting up a workspace that will keep you motivated all day long. Check out these simple tips to boost productivity, health and happiness in your environment. Related: 7 Components for Successfully Designing Your Organization Illustration by Nathalie Kirsheh 1. Reduce clutter by uploading your sticky-note to-do lists into a productivity app like Wunderlist, where you can…

10 Top Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Health Regimen Secrets

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Image credit:Geber86 | Getty Images The best entrepreneurs know that in order to crush business, your body needs to be bulletproof. These members of The Oracles have engineered their bodies to feel half their age and perform at the highest levels. Here are their secrets. Grant Cardone Image Credit: The Oracles 1. Juice up. Get yourself a good juicing machine. There are more people drinking a sugary Big Gulp today…

Meet the Entrepreneurs Driving the Edible Insect Movement

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In September 2016, the U.S. government began soliciting proposals from private companies interested in genetically modifying insects for human consumption. The solicitation, issued through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, frames the issue as one of "global security," touting the potential for insects to sustain humans in the face of international catastrophe, armed conflict and even space travel. Related: Would You Eat Protein Bars Made From Insects? Investors Have Bet $4…

Rough Day at Work? Exercise and Sleep Are the Best Ways to Shake It Off.

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Image credit:Shutterstock We all have those days when the stresses of work follow us home. But a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology has found that two simple activities — exercise and sleep — can go a long way toward not only making you feel better, but also making sure that your bad day doesn’t affect your home life. Researchers from the University of Central Florida, the…