The rise of the mindfulness industry has resulted in plenty of criticism, especially as a replacement for larger structural change within organizations or a blanket solution to all business challenges. But there’s also evidence that mindfulness and meditation can help reduce stress or even improve your memory. advertisement advertisement These results not only serve you in life, they can help you at work, which is why companies like Google, Aetna, and General Mills offer mindfulness training as part of their employee wellness benefits. Often thought as an individual “sport,” getting the whole team to practice mindfulness has added benefits. Research from the UBC Sauder School of Business found that it can reduce conflict and help colleagues to interact with one another without judgment. “We found that when teams are more mindful, this reduces interpersonal conflicts and helps teams better focus on the task at hand,” writes Lingtao Yu, … [Read more...] about How to get skeptical employees to try group meditation
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I’d been working from home last week when I found myself furiously scrubbing the grout between the kitchen tiles in the middle of the day. advertisement advertisement I had a deadline and didn’t feel up for tackling the task. Somewhere along the line, I must have figured scrubbing grout would be a noble substitute. After all, I wasn’t mindlessly clicking around the Internet or watching cat videos. Surely cleaning was a productive use of my time. Right? That’s a way to rationalize it, but current research in psychology says we’re only fooling ourselves when we do. Avoiding the assignment you’re supposed to be doing by taking up a task that feels more responsible than puttering on social media is a complex way we trick ourselves into believing we’re not time wasters. Tim Pychyl, author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle, calls these behaviors “morally substitutable acts.” Pychyl, professor of psychology at Canada’s … [Read more...] about How We Trick Our Brains Into Feeling Productive
Setting a new record, as many as three directors have debuted with a double century in quick succession in a single calendar year. This has never happened before and that makes this superb feat achieved by Jagan Shakti, Sandeep Reddy Vanga and Aditya Dhar all the more remarkable.It all started when Uri - The Surgical Strike turned out to be an all-time blockbuster early this year. When first time director Aditya Dhar brought to fore this action packed tale based on real life incidents, no one imagined that the film would enter 100 crore Club.However, the Vicky Kaushal starrer was loved by one and all, and as a result after a (relatively) modest start of 8.20 crore, it multiplied manifold to result in a lifetime of 244.20 crore.Close A few months later came Kabir Singh. Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga had a prior experience of making the Telugu hit Arjun Reddy, but to remake the same story in Hindi was always going to be a different ballgame altogether. related news 373 infra … [Read more...] about Rs 200 crore club welcomes 3 debutant directors! Mission Mangal, Kabir Singh, Uri – The Surgical Strike new entrants in the club
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeaehxEdpgo The undisputed king of being digitally edited into singing a song is noted Peter Pan patriarch Brian Williams. The veteran news anchor’s “raps” are a recurring feature on Fallon. However, a new challenger just burst on the scene in the form of Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise, who packs some serious Christmas heat in a song-approximating supercut. Watch your back, Williams! YouTuber SuperChief84 put together a short video in which the Star Trek character made famous by Patrick Stewart “sings” the seasonal classic “Let It Snow”–with a Captain Picard-y twist (the 2013 video has recently resurfaced). While most of the vocal snippets used to force Picard to sing the song are just words taken out of contest, the three words of his most memorable catchphrase stay intact, so that the chorus is now “Make It So.” The video’s creator even slips in another of … [Read more...] about Captain Picard Singing “Make It So” To The Tune Of “Let It Snow” Is The Reason For The Season
Baby food isn’t as simple as mashed bananas. advertisement advertisement That’s what private equity firm director Angela Sutherland discovered while pregnant with her first child in 2013. When she wasn’t working 10-hour days, she was researching what a baby should consume during the first 1,000 days. Proper nutrition at the start of a child’s life, she had read, is fundamental to health and development. Sutherland recalls how the baby nutrition category seemed, to her, inefficient and overwhelming. If she tried to learn everything about baby nutrition to feed her child, where would she find the time for all that peeling, cutting, steaming, and puréeing? Her options were either spending hours each week in the kitchen or grabbing a jar off the supermarket shelf that, as she describes, “was sometimes older than my baby.” Or, in some cases, loaded with sugar, additives, and preservatives. Roughly 90% of … [Read more...] about Can Pricey Baby-Food Delivery Startups Crawl Their Way To Mainstream Success?