Ahmed Al-oqari

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How to set boundaries with your work friends and keep things from getting awkward

At their best, work friends can entertain you, comfort you and advise you. They can understand certain problems and stresses like no one else in your …

Relationships

10 Irritating Phrases You Should Never Write in Emails

Whether you’re addressing people at work or sending out the details for the next family reunion, some phrases should be left out of all …

United Kingdom

This Successful CEO Knows Exactly Which Employees Stay and Which Need to Go. Here's How He Does It.

In a merger or acquisition, who stays and who goes will determine the success - or failure - of the new company. You need to get it right every time.<p>Business runs on people. One of the hardest parts of being a leader is deciding who stays and who goes. This is particularly true when you take over a …

Leadership

Samsung’s Wireless Charger Duo can charge two devices at the same time

Apple teased a wireless charger last year that could charge up to three devices at the same time, but even though the pad was supposed to arrive …

Tech Trends

Samsung announces Galaxy Note 9 with 6.4-inch screen and a huge battery

A refinement of last year’s model with incredibly powerful hardware<p>Samsung is coming off of a disappointing launch for its Galaxy S9, but that doesn’t mean the company is shaking things up for its next major smartphone. The Galaxy Note 9 is officially being announced today, and Samsung is doubling …

Gear & Gadgets

Horny Researchers Reveal How Porn Stars Stack Up Against Reality

Have you ever wondered how you would stack up against a porn star? Not, like, literally up against them; in terms of physique, sexual preferences and …

United States

19 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do

Just a sample of how some are able to make emotions work for them, instead of against them.<p>For the past several years I've been addressing the following question through my writing:<p><i>What does emotional intelligence look like in everyday life?</i><p>I've endeavored to answer that question thoroughly in my …

Emotional Intelligence

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

The Best Bad-Breath Remedies, According to Dentists

There’s morning breath and then there’s a noxious, skunky smell that even mouthwash can’t kill—most of us don’t want either. “Socially and in the …

Dental Care

Top 5 Things You Can Do in Your Daily Life to Improve Your Personal Development

I am fascinated with self-development. I see it as an art in itself, and one that takes a lifetime of practice to master.<p>That said, here are 10 …

These 4 Magic Words Can Turn "No" Into "Yes", According to the World's Smartest Salespeople

Your challenge is to keep the conversation going while learning more about the prospect.<p>Many people foolishly believe that selling consists of pitching. Under this way of thinking, if you work hard to create a compelling sales pitch or elevator pitch, you'll get plenty of customers.<p>Maybe that's …

5 Tips For Writing a Book People Will Actually Read (From a First Time Author)

My first book comes out this month. Here's what I learned.<p>I was sitting alone in a garage surrounded by packing boxes.<p>My usual morning routine, which started with coffee back then (and now is more about black tea), segued into a new idea for this column. I started writing about what it means to be …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

Canada just legalized marijuana. That has big implications for US drug policy.

It’s the second country in the world to legalize pot, following Uruguay.<p>Canada has become the first wealthy nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana.<p>The Senate approved Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, on Tuesday. The measure was already approved by the House of Commons, so the …

To Earn More Respect At Work -- Stop Doing These 10 Things

So you took my advice and have been working on becoming a more likeable employee, but still feel like you’re not earning respect at work?<p>Maybe it’s not just about what you should start doing. It can sometimes also be about what you need to <i>stop</i> doing.<p>If you want to earn more respect at work, here …

Time Management

3 crucial skills for leading without authority

With flatter management structures, increased outsourcing, the move toward collaborative cultures, and the ongoing formation of cross-functional …

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

The Best Abs Workout: The Only 6 Exercises You Need to Get a Six-Pack

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite abs exercises to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single …

Workouts

Want to Know What Emotional Intelligence Is All About? We Can Sum It up in a Single Sentence

References to this concept are everywhere, but what does it really mean? Here's a simple, practical definition.<p>Nowadays, you find references to emotional intelligence everywhere, along with advice as to how sharpening your "EQ" (emotional quotient) can dramatically increase your chances of …

Nokia 7 Plus vs Honor 10: The top of the middle

The mid-range smartphone market is currently saturated with great value handsets. This is good news, but it can also cause a little “options paralysis.” With so many great phones to pick from, how do you choose? The choice between the Nokia 7 Plus vs Honor 10 is the perfect example.<p><b>Don’t miss:</b><p>Nokia …

Phones

What to Know About Taking Bodybuilding Supplements

Hardcore muscle-building powders are poorly studied and could contain risky hormones or steroids.<p>Hardcore supplements are kind of like the X-rated movies of 1990s video stores—you'll mostly find them in back corners. On their labels, shirtless men pose between big block letters promising …

BlackBerry's new phone is one for the privacy conscious

The launch of a new BlackBerry handset is not so much the chance to show off new bells and whistles as an opportunity to remind the world why the brand was once such a dominant force.<p>So the new KEY2, launched in New York on Thursday, is notable for its physical qwerty keyboard, stand-out battery …

How to encourage someone in 3 steps

Knowing how to encourage someone is key for:• Fostering lasting relationships<br>• Developing crucial leadership skills<br>• Helping struggling loved ones improve …

2 Must-Read Books That Will Help You Win the Stock Market Game

Jesse Livermore is the Michael Jordan of stock trading.<p><i>What are some recommended books for beginners to learn about finance and Wall Street? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by John</b> …

Want to Work From Home -- and Improve Your Mental Health? Apple, Dell, and Walt Disney Are Now Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Additionally, studies show that working remotely will save you between $4,668 to $5,688 per year.<p>Earlier this month, I reported on a FlexJobs study that showed how working remotely will save you money -- enough for that kitchen remodeling project or a couple of vacations to a white sandy beach in …

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Female Orgasm

The easiest way to have one, how long the pleasure lasts, and other amazing things every woman must know.<p>It’s a no-brainer that the female orgasm is …

29 Unprofessional Habits That Make Everyone at Work Hate You

Whether you realize it or not, you could be driving your coworkers nuts.<p>Americans with full-time jobs spend about a third of their weekdays at …

5 Proven Techniques That Will Make You a Fearless Public Speaker

The fear of public speaking runs deep for many people.<p>I recently attended a two-day conference where I listened to several different speakers weighing-in on a range of topics. Many of the speakers were either very experienced at presenting, or had prepared thoroughly in advance.<p>A few speakers, …

Dear Therapist: I Still Obsess About My Ex From a Decade Ago

I’m 40 now, and I feel like a fool.<p>Editor's Note: Every Wednesday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at dear.therapist@theatlantic.com.<p><b>Dear Therapist,</b><p>I’m a 40-year-old single woman. Never married, no children, and I’ve been …

Mental Health