via Inc. Magazine: 4 Ways to Signal Power

Article published by Inc. Magazine. Written by Jessica Stillman. Reinterpreted by Angela Hydes.

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The minute that you walk into a presentation, your body language gives you away. The subconscious little mannerisms you might use, even something as small as where you focus your eyes. Your audience will pick up on these details and interpret your presence (or lack thereof) almost instantaneously.

So, how do you walk in like a leader? Like a true boss? According to author Nick Morgan, the unconscious human brain is capable of directing its own destiny and changing emotional projection and understanding. Science indicates that unlike our conscious brain that can only process 40 bits’ worth of information per second, our unconscious can crunch through an incredible 11 million.

In Morgan’s book, Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact  he shares some helpful pointers on how to tune in to and manipulate the flood of information that the human brain is interpreting.

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via Mashable: Joan Rivers “Facebooks” From Beyond the Grave… about New iPhones

Article originally published by Mashable (Tech). Written by Todd Wasserman. Reinterpreted by Angela Hydes.

Joan Rivers seen at LAX on July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Image: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Joan Rivers seen at LAX on July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Image: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

On Friday morning, fans of the late comedian Joan Rivers saw a rather strange message pop up on her Facebook Page. It appeared to be a plug for Apple’s newest iPhone. The status was quickly pulled. Presently, the account has little more than 1 million followers.

TMZ spotted the status update, and speculated that it was “clearly the result of a pre-negotiated deal with Apple.”

Rivers died at the age of 81 earlier this month. Her publicists could not be reached for comment.

Gotta love pre-scheduled posts, folks.


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via Mashable: “Feminists Are Not Man-Haters”: Emma Watson’s Moving UN Speech

Article published by Mashable. Written by Jenni Ryall. Reinterpreted by Angela Hydes.

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Emma Watson at the launch of HeForShe. Image: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, Getty Images.

You might have notice social media buzzing with comments about Emma Watson’s moving speech for the United Nations on gender. Her words have sent waves around the world.

The 24-year-old Harry Potter star is now a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador that has launched the HeForShe Campaign, a U.N. Movement for Gender Equality. The program launched on Saturday in New York. In her speech, Watson discussed her entrance into the world of feminism when she was labelled “bossy” at eight years old, sexualized by the press at 14 and watched her friends drop out of sports at 15 to not appear “muscley”. According to Watson, women are choosing to not identify as “feminists”. The word is apparently attributed with being “unattractive…isolating…anti-men”.

The British star said the association between feminism and man-hating must end or equality would remain a far-off dream.

“I am from Britain and I think it is right that as a woman I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decision-making of my country. I think it is right that socially I am afforded the same respect as men. But sadly I can say that there is no one country in the world where all women can expect to receive these rights,” Watson said. “No country in the world can yet say that they have achieved gender equality.”

Her speech is moving, personal and asks men to get involved in the movement.

“If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have control, women won’t have to be controlled. If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are – we can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom.”

Emma Watson at the launch of HeForShe. Image: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, Getty Images

Emma Watson at the launch of HeForShe. Image: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, Getty Images

She closes with:

“I want men to take up this mantle. So their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so that their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human too — reclaim those parts of themselves they abandoned and in doing so be a more true and complete version of themselves.”


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via Inc Magazine: 5 Ways the 80/20 Rule Can Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

Article published by Inc Magazine. Written by Stephan Aarstol. Reinterpreted by Angela Hydes.

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In business, time is money. You likely deal with several hundred requests on a daily basis, with many marked “urgent”. While you’re trying to type a response to an email, the phone will ring or an employee will swing by your desk to ask a question. Management is busy.

Before you know it, your day is over and you feel like you have gotten almost nothing done. But it does not have to be this way. It all comes down to understanding that there are a few vital tasks in your day, while others are trivial and can wait until tomorrow.

Consider the 80/20 Rule, also called “The Pareto Principle” and the “Law of the Vital Few”. This rule states that for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. It is a common rule of thumb in business, for example, approximately 80% of your sales will come from 20% of your customers. Successful managers apply this rule by focusing on the most effective areas of their business and eliminating, ignoring, automating and delegating the rest, as appropriate (via Wikipedia).

Here are five ways to maximize results in the minimum amount of time:

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via Mashable: 9 Flashy Camera Accessories for the Iphone 6

Article published by Mashable. Written by Kyli Singh. Reinterpreted by Angela Hydes.

Want to brighten up your iPhone 6 photos? Pocket Spotlight is a portable flash that easily mounts onto your iPhone 6. Image: PhotoJojo

Want to brighten up your iPhone 6 photos? Pocket Spotlight is a portable flash that easily mounts onto your iPhone 6. Image: PhotoJojo

Apple’s highly anticipated launch of the iPhone 6 is coming hand-in-hand with a number of new accessories to improve your photo-taking capabilities. While the new smartphone is impressive on its own, several companies have thought up ways to take your photo taking capabilities to the next level.

From tripods to spotlights, here are ways to trick out your photo-taking new toy.

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via Forbes: 5 Things You Need To Do To Get the Promotion You Deserve

Article published by Forbes. Written by Bonnie Marcus. Reinterpreted by Angela Hydes.

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Promotions are achieved with hard work, diligence, and talent – and something a bit more. If you have been at your workplace for several years, you likely have already seen that sometimes the more qualified candidates are passed over for their apparently “less talented” colleagues. It may seem unfair, or even serve as a rude awakening to the reality workplace today. It takes more than just talent and great performance to get ahead.

According to Forbes, here are five things you need to do to get the promotion that you are looking for.

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