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11 Personality Traits That Could Derail Your Career

When considering what it takes to succeed at work, we often focus on innate strengths: high intelligence, the ability to learn, the ambition to achieve, and the social skills to develop strong relationships. But these characteristics always coexist with weaknesses—aspects of personality that might …

Personality

The 15 best iPhone hidden features you never knew existed

The iPhone has a treasure trove of useful features that can actually save you time. So many in fact, that even the most seasoned iPhone users may not …

Gal Gadot

What to Do About Mediocrity on Your Team

The toughest test of a manager is not how they deal with poor performance — it’s how they address mediocrity.<p>I’ve been struck over the years watching executives opine in public about the need for “accountability” and “high performance,” then complain helplessly in private about one or two middling …

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

How to get Siri to read articles and other text on iOS and macOS

While Siri may not be the perfect companion some wish it was, the personal assistant’s voice can lend itself to our lives in a variety of helpful ways. For the past few months I’ve been using Siri to read all the text I want to read but don’t actually <i>need</i> to read. Having the personal assistant read …

The real game of thrones

IF YOU turned on the news in Saudi Arabia a decade ago, you were likely to see a relatively young, reform-minded prince who was bent on securing the …

Saudi Arabia

How Training Like A Track And Field Olympian Can Change Your Life

Get strong<p>In the last week and a half, Olympic fever has firmly taken root in our collective consciousness. It feels like, as one, we've been watching the jaw-dropping, breathtaking, gravity-defying, speed-of-light-challenging performances of Olympians like Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, …

4 Practical Steps to Losing Fat for Good

If you want to lose fat and keep it off for good, it is going to require some preparation, discipline, the right information, and a strategy moving …

5 Books to Read This Summer

Here in Seattle, summer is a gift you earn by gutting out nine months of rain and gloom. The skies are clear, there’s hardly any humidity, and the …

PornHub Just Created a Sexercise Program to Get You 'Fit as F**k'

Almost nobody likes cardio, but pretty much everyone likes sex. So why not put them together?<p>That's the premise behind BangFit, the new and slightly …

Productivity

The Powerful Effect of Noticing Good Things at Work

Over the course of a typical workday, negative and positive things inevitably happen to you. If you’re like most people, you tend to focus mainly, or even exclusively, on negative experiences. They’re what you ruminate over, what you talk to your friend about as you’re driving home, what you …

Happiness

CEOs Can’t Give Feedback Only to Their Direct Reports

Steven Moore for HBR<p>I began my tenure as CEO of Campbell Soup Company in 2001 with the mandate to turn around an iconic but struggling consumer products company. Soon after, I asked Gallup to conduct an engagement survey of our leadership to assess the level of personal commitment employees felt …

Leadership

6 Sunglasses You Can Afford to Lose This Summer

With summer around the corner and beach days on the horizon, we’ve rounded up inexpensive eyewear — all under $60 — that exude a carefree, dog-days …

Men's Fashion

10 Etiquette Rules You're Probably Breaking

You leave your elbows off the dinner table and understand the importance of a nice, firm handshake. Congrats! You’re a generally well-mannered …

The Week in Review: Google Announces Company Restructuring

What began as the world’s most popular search engine is now—officially—much more than that. On Monday, Google co-founder and current CEO Larry Page announced a new parent company named Alphabet to oversee all of its ventures. Google, whose new CEO will be current Product Chief Sundar Pichai, will …

Self-improvement

The Research We’ve Ignored About Happiness at Work

Recently, we found ourselves in motivational seminars at our respective places of employment. Both events preached the gospel of happiness. In one, a speaker explained that happiness could make you healthier, kinder, more productive, and even more likely to get promoted.<p>The other seminar involved …

Happiness

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

Employment

How to Get Rid of Blackheads on Your Nose—and Prevent Them from Coming Back

We’ve already copped to enjoying the occasional blackhead. But the tiny black dots that have relentlessly covered our noses since high school? Those …

Skin Care

How to Give a Stellar Presentation

Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

Everything you want to know about falling oil prices

<b>Why is the oil price falling?</b> <br>Mostly because of increased supply from America—up by 4m barrels a day since 2009. Although most crude exports are …

Oil

How to Write a Cover Letter

No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your résumé, prepping for grueling interviews — none of it’s fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter. There’s so much conflicting advice out there, it’s hard to know …

Align Your Time Management with Your Goals

<i>At the end of a busy day, sometimes it’s hard to figure out where the time went. The following excerpt from the book</i> Getting Work Done <i>provides a simple process for you to prioritize your work and understand how you’re actually using your time.</i><p>What goals are you aiming for in your work? Does the way …

The Best Way to Get a Flat Stomach

It may not be a secret that the best way to a six-pack is regular exercise and a healthy diet (even if it's no diet at all), but there's a right way and wrong way to a flat stomach. Read on for the ultimate guide to getting flat abs.<p><b>1. Know the Formula</b> Getting flat abs isn't about starving yourself …

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

The Dumbbell Leg Thrasher

<b>Duration</b> 1 day<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Have you ever gone to the gym and the squat rack or barbells were taken? This workout gives you an alternative …

Workouts

Being Happy at Work Matters

People used to believe that you didn’t have to be happy at work to succeed. And you didn’t need to like the people you work with, or even share their values. “Work is <i>not</i> personal,” the thinking went. This is bunk.<p>My research with dozens of companies and hundreds of people — as well as the research …

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of …