Amy Frenze

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How to become an Outlook GTD ninja

Posted by Anastasia on Feb 8, 2014 in Outlook Productivity Blog | No Comments<p>Productivity would never be a problem if we could control the amount of …

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How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

Free pattern: Sexy knit pencil skirt

Remona from The Stitching Scientist shares a free pattern for making a sexy pencil skirt to show off your curves. It’s made from a stretch knit …

How to Hand Wind Yarn Crochet Stitch Tip & Tricks

Tutorial: Anatomical heart appliqued throw pillow cover

Dena from Hearts & Sharts shows how she made this happy scrappy anatomical heart applique for a throw pillow. The parts of the heart are appliqued …

Free pattern: Wear Everywhere Knit Dress

Deb from So Sew Easy shares a free pattern for making her Wear Everywhere knit dress with a beautiful squared neck line. It’s a simple dress with …

13 Must Reads For The Black Feminist In Training

Fight the power: a starter reading list for the young black feminist.<p>You would think that after attending primary through secondary school with a 95% black student population, my black history education wouldn't have been so severely lacking. To be fair, my education regarding women in history and …

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Frame Your Goals as Questions to Motivate Accomplishments

There are plenty of tricks to stick to your goals, but what's science got to say about it? Well, apparently, framing your objectives as self-directed …

10 Books That Will Change the Way You Understand the Mind

A new wave of science fiction, from the show <i>Person of Interest</i>to the movie <i>Her</i>, features artificial intelligences whose minds are truly alien. These …

A Pill That Lets Adults Learn Perfect Pitch as Easily as Kids

Perfect pitch is the ability to accurately name any musical note you hear. It's a talent possessed by just one in 10,000 people, and it can only be …

Use Language to Shape a Creative Culture

Language is the crystallization of thought. But the words we choose do more than just reflect our thought patterns—they shape them. What we say—and how we say it—can deeply affect a company’s culture. To change attitudes and behaviors, it helps to first change the vernacular. To spark innovation, …

Life After the Death of a Colleague

You Realize the True Nature of Your Workplace<p>What Happens When One of Your Coworkers Dies<p>The Billfold<p>Six things, according to Michael Hobbes in this thoughtful essay about something we hope never happens (but most likely will). First, at least in Hobbes’s office, someone tells you that Colin, the …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Trade School Might Be a Better Choice Than College. Here's Why

For a lot of people, going to a four year college seems like an automatic choice when they graduate from high school. The reason is obvious—more …

Vocational Education

'Memories' pass between generations

<b>Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.</b><p>Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.<p>A Nature Neuroscience …

Brené Brown: The Safe Way To Share Your Shame Story

<i>Finally! A guide to surviving. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, author of</i> Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, <i>shows us how to find a way free from the destructive voices in our heads.</i><p><i>By Brené Brown</i><p>You're in it. That warm wash of "not good …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

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Sparkling and Spiced Citrus Sangria Recipe

Tangerines and kumquats are highlighted in this wintry sangria, balanced by tart cranberries and the earthy, sharp flavors of ginger and black pepper. Pavan, a French liqueur made with muscat grapes and orange blossoms, adds a gently floral sweetness.<p>Shrub and Co. Ginger Shrub is available online …

Happy Workaholics Need Boundaries, Not Balance

Success is typically a function of our passion for work and accomplishment—my clients and students are generally “happy workaholics” who love what they do and wish there were more hours in the day to get things done. (I view myself this way as well.) The concept of life/work balance isn’t that …

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention. To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

Three Ways to Say No to a Reference Request

Christopher, a seasoned real estate executive, left his job in early 2013 to move to a competitor’s firm. Less than three months later, he received a call from his former boss Theo — in search of a reference letter himself. Christopher was dumbfounded — he had left his former firm precisely <i>because</i> …

Fix Your Computer Hunch and Other Posture Problems in 30 Seconds

This one exercise can greatly improve your mobility and flexibility—and cure the many ills that come from sitting hunched in front of a screen all …

The Dangers of Codependent Mentoring

Even the most talented, charismatic, and self-sufficient people need the help and cooperation of other people if they are to realize their true potential. For this reason, mentoring others in the organization to achieve ever-higher levels of performance is something we should all subscribe to. It …

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I have to admit: on dark winter nights, there’s nothing I love better than heading home after work and plunking down in front of a movie. And for whatever reason, watching a movie is even better when I have a craft project to work on. Despite the (apparent) non-ambition implied in increased …

How-To: DIY Mid Century-Style Pet Bed

Why buy pet beds that clash with your DIY decor? Build your own stylish mid century-style pet bed with this tutorial from Our Nerd Home!<p>I don’t know about you, but I’ve got two cats at home who’d definitely love an awesome new sleeping spot!<p>Head on over to Our Nerd Home see how it’s done.

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The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath

Neuroscientist James Fallon knows what a psychopathic brain scan looks like, because he's studied the differences in brain activity between normal …