This is the best way to study, research shows, but most schools don't teach it.

Science Says This Is the Most Effective Way To Learn

Whether you went to school in Alabama or Alaska, a pricey private institution or the local public elementary, chances are excellent that your day was organized roughly the same. The day was... (contd.)
Those "mindless" sketches on the sides of your notes have a surprisingly beneficial purpose.

What Your Brain Is Doing When You Doodle, According To Science

Circles and triangles. Funny faces. Flowers and bugs. Your standard anytime doodle images. According to psychologist Jackie Andrade from the University of Plymouth, those simple pictures on the sides of your office... (contd.)
Constantly checking and responding to email increases stress and decreases productivity. Stop the vicious cycle and gain control over your inbox, once and for all.

3 Email Hacks That Will Give You Your Life Back

During a recent lunch meeting, my friend's phone vibrated at least half a dozen times, pulling her away from our conversation for a quick glance at her inbox. Our short time together... (contd.)
They used to just be trendy, catchy, and generally annoying ways of saying things at work. Now they are recognized as official expressions in the Merriam-Webster and Oxford dictionaries.

6 Business Buzzwords Have Just Been Added To The Dictionary

Recently, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary came out with new listings of official words.As someone who has an admittedly unhealthy obsession with business buzzwords, I couldn't help but wonder... (contd.)
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5 Small Workspace Updates Every Business Should Make Now

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How To Ask for Referrals That Help Grow Your Business

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People say the darnedest things in their emails.

5 Difficult And Uncomfortable Things You Should Never, Ever Put In Your Emails

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The most successful people I know live by this simple phrase.

The 4-Word Question All Highly Successful People Ask

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The 1 Mistake That Keeps Businesses From Being Sold

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