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Survey: 91 Percent of 1,000 Employees Say Their Bosses Lack This 1 Critical Skill

This recent Interact/Harris Poll tells the whole story about the current state of managers.<p>Think about it: Good communication is <i>everything</i> in the workplace. Clear direction and expectations can't happen without it. Teamwork and morale take a hit in its absence. And productivity ultimately suffers …

Employment

Bixby feels more like a return of the old Samsung than a path to the future

Goodbye, Bixby<p>After months of delays, Bixby, Samsung’s new voice-powered assistant, is finally rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the US. Billed as one of the highlight features of the S8, Samsung sees Bixby as the being in the center of future device interactions, whether that device is …

Why Do Employees Quit Their Managers? Here's the No. 1 Reason in a Short Sentence

Reversing this problem is so simple, and yet it's so hard to find in most managers.<p>If I were to sit down at a coffee shop with leadership gurus John C. Maxwell, Ken Blanchard, and Simon Sinek--who have collectively sold a gazillion best-selling leadership books--and ask them this question, do you …

The Grocery Store Is the Answer to Easy No-Cook Suppers

No-cook suppers are an essential part of my summertime meal plan. They keep the oven and stove off when it feels too hot to cook, but they're also my …

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature revamped AI assistant and boosted camera

Samsung messed up royally with the release of the exploding Note 7, but its new Galaxy S8 smartphone sounds like it’s gonna be the bomb.<p>Slated to arrive early next year, Samsung’s VP of Mobile Lee Kyeong-tae said the revamped S8 device will feature a “slick design and an improved camera, as well as …

Is Marijuana Going to Remain Illegal?

Marijuana policy advocates were dealt a disappointing blow by the Drug Enforcement Administrationthis month when the enforcement agency decided to keep marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug. The decision conflicts with advocates' claims of marijuana's health benefits. Does this mean that marijuana medical …

10 Common Rookie Cooking Mistakes

Mistakes in the kitchen happen–seriously, it’s inevitable. Meat dries out, vegetables are scorched, noodles go gummy…everyone slips up, professionals …

A Few Thoughts on Star Trek's 50th

Out on the weekend.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog's Favourite Living Canadian)</i><p>This week is the 50th anniversary of the launching of a series that once was thought of by its creator as "<i>Wagon Train</i> in space." (<i>Wagon Train</i> was a television horse opera of …

Star Trek

What 2 Best-Selling Researchers Say Are the 10 Biggest Truths About Leadership

Two award-winning authors reveal 10 timeless leadership principles based on 30 years of research.<p>Imagine you're sitting in a meeting with your colleagues at work, and in walks someone you've never met before. This person says, "Hi, I'm your new leader." What questions immediately come to mind that …

Nine Things that Improve Insulin Sensitivity: Accelerate Fat Loss & Build Muscle Faster!

Nutrition Articles<p>Nine Things that Improve Insulin Sensitivity: Accelerate Fat Loss & Build Muscle Faster!<p>We’re going to let you in on a little …

Watch the new trailer for Marco Polo Season 2: 'unhinge the gates of hell!'

In the new trailer for the second season of Marco Polo, revealed today, Lorenzo Richelmy's Italian explorer seems to have become rather chummy with his captor-turned-employer Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong).<p>"Marco Polo, I conscript you into the order of the Mongol Knights," Khan tells him. The …

The world’s largest cruise ship in numbers

More floating city than cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas sets sail from Southampton this week – the biggest, heaviest, most brazen vessel of its kind. Unsurprisingly, its vital statistics are whoppers.<p>10,000<p>The number of plants in the on-board park – plus 50 mature trees.<p>227,000 …

Cruise Ships

Bordeaux wines take on disruptors with biodynamic, organic, sustainable moves

by Chris Morrison<p>Two thousand years of war, politics, passion and sometimes painful progress have given the wines of Bordeaux a reputation that …

Nashville Bartender Jonathan Howard Wins National Title With His Manhattans in Manhattan

Earlier this year I told you about the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience competition and the fact that Nashville played host to a regional finals…

What to have for breakfast if you want to live forever

Ray Kurzweil, American scientist and pioneering futurist, believes we are just a few years away from being able to extend our lives indefinitely.<p>In 2009 he wrote: "I and many other scientists now believe that in around 20 years we will have the means to reprogramme our bodies' stone-age software so …

The World's First 'Anti-Ageing' Gin Is Here

This is not a drill.<p>Want to do everything possible to stay looking youthful, but can't bear the thought of giving up alcohol? A new gin is claiming …

Anti-aging

A Whole Roast Chicken Worth Making, Even for One

Since living alone, I kind of stopped eating chicken. Not because I don't like it, but because I like to buy my chickens whole and yet <b>a whole chicken for one has felt impossible</b>. Every time I've considered it, I'd think "I'll be stuck eating the thing for <i>how</i> many meals?"<p>When you're cooking for two, …

Recipes

5 Foods That Are Healthier Than They Seem

You may have learned that certain foods will trip up your overall health. But in reality, nothing needs to be avoided altogether. In fact, experts say some foods we're taught to avoid are actually <i>good</i> for you. So, if you've felt bad about indulging in these treats, drop that guilt. Here are some …

12 Ways to Bring Punchy, Salty Miso to Every Meal

If your spring cleaning itch is spreading from the house at large to the contents of your refrigerator, your thoughts may already have wandered to the tub of white or yellow or red miso (or all three) in the fridge's back corner. It's in there getting nervous for you to reach back and snatch it out.<p>…

Mac and Cheese