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Marissa Mayer ‘Balked’ at Hiring Gwyneth Paltrow for Yahoo Food Because She Didn’t Graduate From College

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The best leaders are able to tread a tricky balance between reason and instinct. But for Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, these governing principles tend to be uniquely compartmentalized. When it comes to developing Yahoo’s apps, digital services and other tech products, the Google-reared Mayer is obsessive about data, surveys and metrics, according to a new tell-all by Nicholas Carlson entitled Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo! But in honing…

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Workday Calmer and More Productive

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Image credit:Shutterstock We have become a culture of multi-taskers. Information is coming at us in all directions, and we have become accustomed to moving through life at a pace that is not natural to the human body. You can learn to slow down the pace — and even heighten your productivity — if you approach life from a more conscious perspective. By becoming more cognizant of what is going on…

Create Powerful Habits That Make You Happy

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Image credit:Christopher Martin | Flickr Most of us have strong feelings about habits. We love the ones that help us be better and we hate the ones that hold us back. But have you ever thought about how habits affect our happiness? Today’s guest on The School of Greatness has thought a lot about this. Gretchen Rubin is a hugely successful author and blogger (and former attorney) who researches the best ways to create…

5 Ways to Be Present With Your Startup, Not Pestered By It

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Image credit:Shutterstock Every startup stems from passion. Your motivation to make a difference and express yourself through your business is what gets you out of bed in the morning. But once reality sets in and the pressure mounts, this passion can morph into apathy — even resentment — as your business nags you constantly. This can take a debilitating toll on any overextended entrepreneur and ultimately impact the success of…

This One Ritual Made Me So Much Happier

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Image credit:Shutterstock When my wife and I moved to New York City in 2001, recently graduated from college and newly wed, we were eager to find friends. We knew nearly no one but were sure we’d soon find a fun-loving group like the 20- and 30-something New Yorkers who spontaneously dropped in on one another on TV shows like Seinfeld and Friends. We hatched a plan. After moving into our…

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Workday Calmer and More Productive

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Image credit:Shutterstock We have become a culture of multi-taskers. Information is coming at us in all directions, and we have become accustomed to moving through life at a pace that is not natural to the human body. You can learn to slow down the pace — and even heighten your productivity — if you approach life from a more conscious perspective. By becoming more cognizant of what is going on…

Create Powerful Habits That Make You Happy

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Image credit:Christopher Martin | Flickr Most of us have strong feelings about habits. We love the ones that help us be better and we hate the ones that hold us back. But have you ever thought about how habits affect our happiness? Today’s guest on The School of Greatness has thought a lot about this. Gretchen Rubin is a hugely successful author and blogger (and former attorney) who researches the best ways to create…

5 Ways to Be Present With Your Startup, Not Pestered By It

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Image credit:Shutterstock Every startup stems from passion. Your motivation to make a difference and express yourself through your business is what gets you out of bed in the morning. But once reality sets in and the pressure mounts, this passion can morph into apathy — even resentment — as your business nags you constantly. This can take a debilitating toll on any overextended entrepreneur and ultimately impact the success of…