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The Most Unusual--and Effective--Hiring Process You'll Ever See

Time to throw tradition out the window.<p>Our hiring process at Menlo Innovations is like no other. Because of it, we learn more about job candidates in two hours than other companies learn over weeks of interviews. Our process is the ultimate vetting mechanism for cultural fit. And it is incredibly …

23 Writing Websites to Improve Your Writing

1) Storyfix The absolute authority on story structure, written by author Larry Brooks (<i>Note: I</i> <i>highly</i> <i>recommend</i> <i>Larry’s ebooks on writing</i><i>. Read my</i> …

Writing

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

I couldn’t be their “happy girl”: Pixar’s “Inside Out,” childhood depression and the emotional stranglehold of “Minnesota nice”

When appearing pleasant at any cost is a defining cultural value, admitting you’re unhappy is the biggest struggle<p>There’s a story I tell people about my childhood growing up in South Dakota that involves me sitting in my bedroom and crying, heartbroken. I’m 10 years old and though the catalyst for …

The Necessary Habit You Need Before You Can Write a Book

Every day, someone emails me asking a question about getting published. I try my best to point them in the right direction, but often the advice I …

Writing

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ could expand popular understanding of human emotions

Drawing on real neuroscience and the latest psychological research, <i>Inside Out</i> goes where no animated film has gone before: Deep inside the workings of a young girl's mind.<p>The much anticipated Pixar release, the studio's first in two years, bills itself as "a major emotion picture." Opening Friday, …

10-Minute Total Body HIIT Workout

30-Minute Melt Off the Weight Cardio Workout<p>H.I.I.T. Your Arms Workout<p>Torch Fat in 20 Minutes Flat<p>6 Moves to Boost Your Metabolism<p>No-Running Cardio …

Get That Life: How I Became the Best-Selling Author of "The Princess Diaries"

Meg Cabot got her big break after 10 years of struggling to become a successful writer.<p><i>When Meg Cabot started writing her own stories as an adolescent, her mother encouraged her but also warned her that she would struggle, she may never get published, and she'd need to work a second job</i> …

Books

8 Changes To Make If You Really Want To Be Successful

Nobody wants to be broke or to be struggling financially. Failure is never a decent destination, and thus we all try to avoid it. Yet on the subject …

Self-improvement

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

Mental exhaustion has its perks: The secret to unlocking your creativity

Counterintuitive new research suggests we’re often our most dynamic selves when we’re completely drained<p>If you walk down to the office gallery at Pearlfisher Inc., a design agency based in London, you are bound to hear the unmistakable cluck of plastic balls colliding. At first, you might dismiss …

10 Ways To Recover From Burnout This Summer

Let the warm weather inspire you to de-stress and unwind.<p>In the age of constantly being glued to your smartphone, an extended 9-5 work schedule and always being on the go, burnout is more common now than ever. Psychology Today reveals the tell-tale indicators of the chronic stress disorder which …

The Toughest Short Workouts

<b>Row the Distance</b><br>Time: 20 minutes<p>Do it: Row or run for 20 minutes straight. Your goal: Go the greatest distance possible.<p>Try to increase your distance every time you do this workout. Eventually you’ll reach your mental and physical limit—and that’s where true fitness breakthroughs happen.<p><b>Bodyweight</b> …

10 of Our Favorite Running Shoes For Summer

Itching to go outside for a run? These Summer shoes are for you. From lightweight support to run-anywhere treads, check out a few of our favorite warm-weather kicks here.

Google is starting a new company to improve cities

Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg and deputy mayor of economic development and rebuilding for New York City, will run the company, which Page describes as a "modest investment" for Google that could hopefully "improve the lives of billions of people around the world."<p>Sidewalk Labs will focus …

Urban Design

How To Make Money On The Internet

Internet

Finding the Story As Therapist and Writer

On a bright Thursday morning at 11 a.m. I walked out to greet my new patient, Sophie, only to find the waiting room adjacent to my home office empty. Leaving the door ajar, I returned to my consulting room to wait.<p>After a few minutes a loud knock came from the front door of my home, some 200 feet …

Time I

5 Abs Moves You're Not Doing—But Should Be

Exercise 1 Swiss Ball Plank with Feet on Bench<p>Place a Swiss ball next to an exercise bench. Place your forearms on the ball so that your elbows are directly under your shoulders. Step one foot back onto the bench and then the other. Your feet should be separated about four to six inches apart. Keep …

Mindfulness in Your 20s: How to Use Gratitude As Fuel for Happiness

Plenty of research shows that gratitude is a key component of happiness. Even when practicing mindfulness, expressing loving-kindness to the world is an important step to a healthy mind. Taking time each day to fill up your tank with gratitude can be a useful way to travel through life.<p>I'll go …

My Body Is The Most Expensive Thing I Own • Money After Graduation

I’ve recently been asked to write more about fitness, so here it is. At first glance, it might seem like this has little to with personal finance — …