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7 reasons why emotional intelligence is one of the fastest-growing job skills

According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, emotional intelligence (EI) will be one of the top 10 job skills in 2020. In a survey of over 2,600 hiring managers and human resource professionals, 71% said they valued EI over IQ; 75% said they were more likely to promote a highly emotionally intelligent worker; and 59% claimed they’d pass up a candidate with a high IQ but low emotional intelligence. Find out why.

How meditation can change the brain and body

A study with 35 unemployed men and women found great differences in the blood work and brain scans between one group, which practiced meditation and listening to their bodies, and the other group, which focused on relaxation and distracting themselves from worries and stress. Read on.

It’s official! Study says regular holidays make you live longer

In a surprising bit of research, the study showed that not taking an annual holiday increased the chances of death by 20% in men, and increased chances of heart disease by 30%! As for women, the study proved that women who vacationed once in six years were at significantly higher risk of a heart attack when compared with women who vacationed at least twice a year. Read more.

3 ways to get employees to actually take a break

Employees want better work-life balance and greater flexibility, and employers are responding with new paid time off (PTO) policies. Although many companies have adopted unlimited vacation policies, some employees aren’t likely to use those days when the office gets busy. And when your best performers don’t take time off, they put a serious strain on themselves and the team as a whole. Read how to change that.

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