On Your Mark Get Set — Recharge

man taking a walk to recharge his energy and prevent burnout

Constantly working and depleting your energy can leave you unproductive. Here’s how to recharge your energy and prevent burnout.

Got Debt? Take These 5 Steps to Get It Under Control

University of South Carolina and UCLA researchers found that the more 25- to 31-year-olds owed in student loans, the greater their depressive symptoms. “We speculate that part of the reason [student] loans are so stressful is the fact that you cannot defer them; they follow you for the rest of your life until you pay […]

3 Tips to Carry Yourself With Confidence


Fear, insecurity, self-doubt and the like can be the biggest obstacles many of us face in life. To overcome that negativity, many people turn to unhealthy or compulsive behavior. This undesirable behavior “may temporarily numb that negativity, but it won’t put you on a healthy and wholesome path,” says Darlene Hunter, a renowned speaker and […]

How to Deal with Obnoxious People

What do you do when a person is annoying, deliberately offensive and making people uncomfortable—someone who continually pulls pranks, disrupts meetings, or makes racist, sexist or ageist remarks? Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of The Search for Fulfillment, counsels you to try […]

5 Crazy-Cool Guerrilla Tactics to Generate Buzz

Guerrilla marketing, by definition, is surprising and unconventional (think of the viral flash mobs of the recent past). It aims to woo customers by being memorable and by fueling buzz through online and in-person conversations—possibly even by attracting news media coverage. Usually guerrilla marketing is fun. Remember when Starbucks attached its logo cups to the […]

Need a Burst of Creativity? Get Up and Get Walking


Stanford psychologists have discovered that when people walk, they increase their creativity by 60 percent compared to when they sit. Benefits occurred whether walking on a treadmill in a room facing a blank wall or striding outdoors in fresh air. After four experiments involving 176 college students, the researchers also learned that: • Taking a […]