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Google Says The Best Managers Have These 10 Qualities

It’s called Project Oxygen.<p>Beginning in 2008, Google researchers wanted to understand what makes a manager great at Google.<p>Here’s what they found.<p><b>Project Oxygen</b><p>Google sought to identify the common threads among Google’s highest performing managers. Based on internal research, Google then applied …

San Francisco

Nick Offerman shares his misadventures in sawdust and workshop projects for all levels

I got into woodworking recently after buying my first house. I started building furniture not so much as a hobby, but because after buying a house I …

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don’t Do

The restaurant manager who speaks with poise and grace to the patron complaining loudly about the wait service. The levelheaded friend you call in …

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

An old Proverb says “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase.” It is good advice. We probably have …

Kids

5 Things That Should Make You Run From (Or At Least Seriously Reconsider) A Home Purchase

In the low-inventory, high-price housing market that is currently plaguing much of the country, finding a home you like at the right price is a cause for celebration. However, before you start scheduling the movers and collecting fabric swatches and paint samples, take a deep breath and prepare to …

Ten Things A Good Manager Won't Ask Employees To Do

Millions of words have been written and published about what it takes to become a strong leader. We should talk about another aspect of leadership, which is the fact that it’s really hard to be a great leader because the corporate and institutional framework make it much easier to manage badly than …

Employment

How To Read People: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Self Medication, Wildlife Style: How Birds and Other Creatures Use Medicinal Plants

“Not all pharmacists are human.” So begins a 1993 review article on the use of medicinal plants by animals. Reading on, we learn that pharmacists can …

Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Monohm's wonderfully weird circular phone is now available for preorder

Part smartphone, part pocket watch, wholly unique<p>If you really want to break the pattern of glass and metal rectangles, your next smartphone could be circular. Monohm Inc. is finally taking preorders on Indiegogo for the Runcible — the smartphone-slash-pocket-watch that we first saw at Mobile World …

Mobile Technology

How A Tiny Staging Company Built A $100 Million Business

ASH doesn’t want to leave its stamp around the world–just on projects where it can leave a lasting impression.<p>A few years ago, you might have caught Ari Heckman and Jonathan Minkoff–cofounders of the New York–based design company ASH–loading up a station wagon with flea market finds to “stage” …

25 Purposeful Spine Tattoo Designs for Women and Girls

Tattoos are usually associated with men, it is what the common people would think about. Nowadays, more people are opening up to the tattoo culture. …

49 beautiful New York City buildings that no longer exist

In the 19th and 20th centuries, dozens of beautiful old buildings were demolished to make way for new development. It wasn't until 1966, with the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act, that historic buildings could be protected by federal law.<p>Click through to see some of these vanished …

Contemporary or Modern? The Beginner’s Guide to Interior Design Styles

Interior design is a form of art. Creating a space that perfectly reflects our personality, inspirations, and ambitions is not an easy task. …

DIY Fixes You Could Do In A Day

When it comes to home improvements, not every job needs a professional. Check out these home improvement ideas you can DIY in a day.<p>We're convinced …

11 Hacks to Improve Your iPhone's Battery Life

Make it last for hours longer.<p>Tired of your iPhone needing to be charged every day? Any claims of 'one weird trick' that will get your iPhone to last three days are usually pure bull. But there <i>are</i> ways to extend that staying power just a little. With these 11 not-so-weird tricks, you could have a …

This startup has a radical way to save businesses time on menial office tasks

Businesses have to post an attractive task, pick a freelancer to do it (based on little information) and then hope it's a good match and that the work comes back at a decent quality.<p>If it's bad, they move onto the next one.<p>If they find the "one" who is a good fit, they will generally take the …

9 Examples Of Loft Spaces That Have It All Figured Out

1. This loft that was designed as a solution for a growing family.<p>L. McComber Architects provided a design solution for the owners of this 700 square …

Mifold Raises $1.5 Million For Its Grab-And-Go Booster Seat

If you have young children, or your children aren’t so old that you can still remember what a pain clunky car seats can be, you might want to acquaint yourself with three-year-old, Ra’anana, Israel-based mifold.<p>The founders of King Digital Entertainment did. In fact, after seeing the Indiegogo …

Charming Illustrations Reimagine Disney Animal Characters as Humans

What would animal characters from animated Disney films look like if they were human? Art student Alaina Bastian has imagined some of these scenarios in her charming series of illustrations called <i>Humanized</i>. Taking into consideration the visual style of each animated film, she replaces the creatures …

13 Incredible Beauty Secrets That You’d Probably Never Thought Of

With bright lights, heavy make-up, and the heat of a packed show, how do stage actresses manage to look so beautiful? To find out, we braved theatres …

10 Tips to Draft a Killer Resume on Word

The design defaults in Word aren't doing you any favors. Here's how to craft a resume that truly stands out.<p>Gone are the days of Clippy and being offered some help with our resume. The design defaults in Microsoft Word aren't doing you any favors, and many common mistakes can be avoided. …

The Shockingly Simple Secret of Employee Motivation

The secret of coaxing great employee performance is just one sentence long.<p>Here's the central law of employee motivation, of coaxing a great performance from your employees, day after day: <i>Employees who are selected, oriented, and reinforced properly, and who are surrounded by peers of the same</i> …

17 Ways You're Annoying Your Barber Without Even Realizing It

They hold the key to your entire look. Best to keep them on your side.<p>We've said it before, and we'll say it again: when it comes to style, a man's relationship with his barber is the most important relationship there is.<p>More than your cobbler, more than your tailor, even more than your personal …

17 Simple Habits That Make You Look More Professional

Unprofessional? Here are the behaviors that send the opposite, more positive message.<p><i>(A quick note before we get started. I wrote the following in response to reader feedback to another column: 10 Bad Habits That Make You Look Really Unprofessional. This post is the counterpoint to that one.)</i><p>Here's …

Children who watch most TV more likely to be bullied

Youngsters who watch excessive amounts of television when they are young do not develop sufficient social skills to make friends<p>Infants who spend more than two hours in front of the television are more likely to be bullied in later life because they do not develop the social skills to engage with …

Huawei fitness tracker's display pops out and becomes a Bluetooth headset

The market for fitness-tracking technology is unarguably saturated. For wearables alone, we have Fitbits, Jawbones and most recently, the Microsoft …