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30 Time Management Tips For Work-Life Balance

Here are some time management tips you can use to help you get productive and stay balanced at work as well as outside the office.<p>Use whichever tips resonate with you. There should be something here you can put into action straight away. You might also find it useful to come back to these tips at a …

Building Trust In The Workplace

Trust in the workplace is more important than ever as it drains productivity and eventually leads to costly turnover<p>Many experts agree that trust is …

Tips for Measuring and Improving Employee Engagement

Full-time employees spend a large part of their day and the majority of their lives in the workplace, and how they feel about their work is important …

Watering pots: the hardest art to master

Gardeners who want to go on holiday should beware of too many plants in pots<p>Watering pots is the hardest of horticultural skills to master.<p>Container gardening is popular now, but how many people do it really well? We have too many plants in pots and if I go away, even for as little as two days, I …

What Not to Include on Your Resume

<i>This post originally appeared on Refinery 29.</i><p>When putting together a résumé, we usually wonder what to include — not what to omit. To start, <i>don’t</i> …

The Dos and Don'ts of Getting Noticed on a Dating Site

Online dating is more popular than ever, but how's a girl supposed to stand out from the crowd and get guys to notice her? We spoke with Whitney Casey, relationship expert for ...

No-Bake Energy Bites Are The Little Healthy Snack Your World's Been Missing

Snackers, rejoice! The no-bake energy bite is everything you never knew was missing from your snack routine. Sure, the office vending machine will miss you, but you'll have confidently moved on.<p>This delightful treat is entirely customizable, portable and -- most importantly -- delectable. To craft …

Baklava

Heat oven to 300°. Combine almonds, 1⁄2 cup sugar, bread crumbs, and ground cinnamon in a large bowl; set filling aside. Unwrap phyllo and trim to …

5 Factors in Setting the Right Salary

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Setting the right salaries for your employees can be a tricky matter. Pay too little and it will be tough to attract the right talent. Pay too much and you’re not maximizing your workforce dollar. But finding that middle ground can be a …

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20 Essential Kitchen Hacks

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Put away your appliances -- today, we're hacking everything.</i><p>Some days are meant for lingering in the kitchen -- for tempering chocolate on a marble slab …

10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

Best Kale Dishes in the U.S.

In recent years, dark leafy kale has undergone a spectacular transformation from a humble, overlooked ingredient to the supergreen-of-the-moment …

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

How To Raise Financially Savvy Kids

"Parents do great teaching kids good manners and how to be safe, make their beds and be culturally savvy," says Mary Hunt, personal finance expert and author of recently released Raising Financially Confident Kids. "But so very often parents neglect the most important thing of all—to prepare them …

Seven Steps to Negotiating Success

Almost half of all professionals on the globe feel uncomfortable when it comes to negotiating, so don’t beat yourself up about it. Instead, try these tried-and-true tactics from author and negotiation expert Selena Rezvani.

The Busy Girl's Guide To Meditating

Research shows that taking the time to find some inner calm can do a whole lot of good. Whatever your schedule, here's how to take a few moments to yourself from Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestselling book Miracles Now.<p>"When women say to me, 'I don't have time to meditate' I …

What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

12 Shortcuts to Be a Better Boss

Skip the management books. This simple list of pointers is all you need.<p>The business of business is usually simple. Take management, for instance. You can read management books or spend hours in the classroom... or you can just follow some simple shortcuts:<p><b>1. Manage individuals not numbers</b>, because …

Here’s How to Save Thousands by Negotiating Lower Credit Card Interest Rates

Credit cards are great tools when used appropriately, but sometimes you find yourself getting in over your head. Before you get too deep, take a few …

The only two things you need to remember about funeral costs

<b>This article is by staff writer April Dykman.</b><p>When someone has to make funeral arrangements, they often look to the funeral home for help. They select …

Paying Debt with Debt - When You Should Do It

Well that sounds like a weird title, doesn’t it? How do you pay off debt with more debt? That just doesn’t even make sense. Having been writing on …

3 Management Mistakes You Should Definitely Avoid

Avoiding bad behaviors–and rethinking old habits that already occur–can take your leadership skills to the next level. Don’t let these traps trip you up on the way.<p>As a leader, you know that your company can be tripped up by a host of unexpected events–a sudden economic shift, a new global …