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The New Habit Challenge: Meditate For 20 Minutes A Day

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Just 20 minutes a day. That’s all the time it took for Harvard researchers to see measurable changes in the brain that would help us become more focused, creative, and productive, not to mention less anxious.What do you do with this time? Meditate.If our attention span is like a muscle as the scient

Quote Of The Week: Go For It

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Every Monday, tune in to Fast Company Leadership for a quote to get your week started right.While many of us are stuck inside fluorescent-lit offices, the weather outside is turning crisp, the days shorter, and the lure of new school supplies is calling. Even if you’ve outgrown back-to-school season

Why We Still Don't Have A Four-Day Workweek

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After Labor Day weekend last week, many of us are wishing four-day workweeks were the norm year round.The 40-hour, five-day workweek has been the topic of much debate dating back to the last century. In 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that by 2030 technological advances would allow peo

Are Monday Deadlines Awesome Or Pure Evil?

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You’re negotiating a project. You’re hashing out deadlines. What day of the week should you ask for?Fridays are a common choice; you finish the week and the project at the same time. If you finish early, maybe you go out to celebrate without worrying about the next morning’s meetings.But, years ago,

The Importance Of Ritual To The Creative Process

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Think outside the box, shake things up, and think different: The metaphors we use for creativity suggest that it's different from many other pursuits.As a result, it might seem that being creative requires a different approach than most other skills. If you want to be a great tennis player, you need

Why Networking Makes You Feel Physically Gross

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If the idea of networking makes you nauseous, you’re not alone--and science backs up your disgust.According to research out of the University of Toronto, professional networking feels icky for good reason. Relationships formed based on a career need, rather than for sincere friendship, trigger our m

Google Launches 'Multi-Year' Ad Campaign to Promote Mobile

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Google is launching a massive ad campaign for mobile Thursday night that will include a joint venture with The New York Times for banner ads based on breaking news stories.The campaign will be "multi-year" according to Advertising Age.The ad above, "Dream," will break during the NFL's opening game o

7 Steps to a Happy, Authentic Company Culture

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This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.When I started my company 15 years ago, I didn’t really know — or care — what "company culture" meant.I figured it was a concept that

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

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If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental epidemic that the scientific community calls "sitting disease."But unlike many other illnesses that require a team of doctors, the cure is in our own hands--or feet, rather--and all we have to do is take a walk.Last w

Productivity Hack Of The Week: A Simple Way To Answer Emails Much Faster

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In an age where the workday is seemingly getting longer and longer, every minute counts. So we thought we'd give you some of them back with this week's productivity hack.While the average person receives more than 50 emails a day and a quarter of us receive more than 100, a lot of the emails you rec