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Don’t Send Yet! 9 Email Mistakes You’re Probably Making–And How To Fix Them

Are your emails too long? Too short? Sent to too many people? Or at the wrong time? Learn how to say exactly what you want–without annoying those on the receiving end.<p>Email. The bane of your existence, a tool that seems to define many of your waking hours, a mode of communication invented only two …

Productivity

10 Job Interview Tips From A CEO Headhunter

Whether you’re being interviewed to be an intern or a CEO, you’re going to run into a few notoriously tricky questions–here’s a road map of what you’ll be asked, and how to craft impressive answers to even the toughest questions.<p>No two situations are ever exactly the same, but as a general guide, …

Employment

Don’t Be Boring: How To Write A Cover Letter That Can Get You The Job

If you want to land a gig, you have to prove it on the page. Let’s see how to do that by examining Slate editor Katherine Goldstein’s hiring pain points.<p>“Many young people seem to have no idea how to apply for a job,” laments <i>Slate</i> editor Katherine Goldstein.<p>Whenever an entry-level gig opens up, …

7 Simple "Calm-Down Phrases" That Can Blow Away Your Worst Troubles

Have you heard the popular urban legend of the <i>space pen</i>?<p>As the story goes, the US space mission needed something reliable to write with while they …

Self-help

8 Simple Ways To Get Happier At Work

Eye strain, iPhones, desk lamps, stomach cramps: Maximizing and minimizing these elements of your workday will help you get work done. But don’t just take it from us. Listen to Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin, who clearly knows from mirth.<p><i>Happiness Project</i> author Gretchen Rubin recently …

Happiness

Look Good, Do Good: Kenneth Cole Equality T-Shirt

Wear your heart on your sleeve with this limited-edition t-shirt<p>Sometimes we shop to make ourselves feel good, but what if a little retail therapy could actually DO some good? We're thrilled to highlight cool finds that are sustainably made or whose proceeds go to a great cause. <b>Do-Gooder:</b> Kenneth …

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Drag Queen Tips: Cook Your Face!

If you’ve watched RuPaul’s Drag Race, then you’re already familiar with the term “cooking” in reference to makeup application. For the rest of you …

Yoga for Workaholics

Yoga at the office: Use yoga workouts to relieve the pains of your desk job<p>Even if you love your job, spending 40-plus hours at a desk every week can sometimes lead to more than just a headache; it can also be a pain in the neck, shoulders, back, feet, and eyes. Being chained to your desk starves …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

The Most Magical Water Bottle on the Planet

Think the title of this post is a tall order? We do too, and guess what. The S’well Water Bottle totally stacks up.<p>Described as the water bottle, re-imagined and re-engineered, the coolest thing about S’well is that it keeps your water cold for 24 hours! Seriously. I used one just last weekend and …

The 15 Weirdest Kitchen Gadgets Ever

You know we love a good innovation. Whether we’re swooning over a magic water bottle, wondering if and when we’ll be able to print images on toast, or being mildly weirded out by a heated eyelash curler, we are always on the hunt for the next bit of cleverness. Of course, there are plenty of times …

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, A True Decathlete

Some new cars are so good that they almost shame their predecessors. The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport looks like it could do that.<p>The current Range Rover Sport excels at driving on- and off-road to a level that few other SUVs do. Some might have an advantage in driving dynamics on the road—BMW …

The 11 Most Miserable Cities In America

This year, Charleston, W.Va. ranked lowest on the pollster's index of well-being in metropolitan areas. It displaced Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio, which came in last place the previous two years.<p>The index ranks well-being by averaging scores in six categories: Life evaluation, emotional …