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11 behaviors that indicate you're a 'problem employee'

Problem employees aren't just irritating, they can also be financially draining for a business. Research shows that these employees can cost an …

Leadership

Amazon's Alexa Could Be Secretly Recording You. Here's How to Check (and Delete) Those Conversations

Alexa can be a little nosy sometimes<p>Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, can be a little nosy.<p>Sometimes she listens to your conversations when you’re …

Smart Homes

How to build a better smoothie, according to a nutritionist

If you’re turning to smoothies as part of your strategy to lose weight or take your healthy eating up a notch, your menu may need a little attention. Done right, smoothies can make nutritious sense, packing satisfying ingredients along with fiber, vitamins, minerals and other health-protecting …

Healthy Eating

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …

Emotional Intelligence

Pan-Seared Ribeye with Miso Butter

Every once in a while, I crave a juicy steak with a perfectly browned crust. Until recently, this craving was only satisfied during celebrations at …

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

3 Corrections Employees Had Sex With Inmates: DA | Patch PM

Man Credits Apple Watch With Saving His Life; Flu Still Widespread In New York; Man Accused Of Assaulting His 7-Month-Old Child<p>Share-worthy stories …

How to Stop Yourself From Interrupting People All The Time

Serial interrupting pisses people off and makes you seem selfish and impatient. Here's how to kick the habit.<p>Life is full of interruptions. Some are …

How to stream music on a schedule with Alexa Routines

A few months ago, Amazon rolled out one of the larger feature updates for Alexa speakers to date: Routines. This lets you automate lights and other connected devices on a schedule, or lump multiple commands into one. "Alexa, good night" could be programmed to turn off smart bulbs around the house, …

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9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

Stay Out of Trouble When Traveling Abroad With These Apps

Floods. Thieves. Hackers. Tackle any situation abroad with these mobile assistants.<p>Place calls and send texts with end-to-end encryption over Wi-Fi …

25 'Impolite' Things People Do Because Of Anxiety

If you struggle with an “impolite” manifestation of anxiety, you’re not alone.<p>“25 ‘Impolite’ Things People Do Because of Anxiety” was published on The Mighty.<p>Written by Juliette Virzi<p>When you’ve lived with anxiety for a while, you become aware of the unique things you do because of it. Things like …

Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Mind

<b>A brief history of Stephen Hawking</b><p>Stephen Hawking spent his scientific life exploring some of the deepest questions a human caught in the Einsteinian opera of space and time could ask.<p>Although Einstein himself never really accepted it, his general theory of relativity predicted that if enough mass …

How Long to Cook (Pretty Much) Anything on the Grill

Poultry<p>The cooking times that follow refer to cooking without the grill cover, unless otherwise indicated.<p>Boneless Chicken Breasts<p><b>Cooking time:</b> …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

UPS Drivers Never Turn Left, and Neither Should You

Vehicle routing problems were developed in 1959 as a way to organize moving objects. Basically these types of problems take into account of variety …

Equations

5 Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie Recipes You Should Try To Lose 5 Pounds Fast

Maybe you don’t always want to sit down to a cooked meal — especially at breakfast time when you’re already rushing around and trying to get out the …

Woman, 32, gets decades in jail for drugging kids in illegal Oregon day care to go tanning, do CrossFit

A 32-year-old woman who abandoned young children — some just six months old — at her illegal day care in Bend, Oregon, to go tanning and to go do CrossFit has been sentenced to 21 years, four months in prison.<p>January Neatherlin was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in February to 11 counts of …

Why acting like a lion will help you win at work — and why no one should want to be a goat

<b>The context</b>: When tourists travel halfway around the world to go on safari, what do they want to see? Which animal is at the top of their list? …

General Electric

Watch this customer’s hilarious attempt to sneak his friend into ‘Black Panther’

Businesses, churches, and student groups bought thousands of tickets to see <i>Black Panther</i> this weekend, many with the intention of taking …

Black Panther

An Open Letter to White People Who Are Upset Because Black Panther Is So Racist

Dear Chads and Beckys,<p>I admit that I have been reluctant to write this letter. It has nothing to do with my dislike for you or your people. In fact, …

10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes,</i> a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares …

Happiness

After Eight Days of Itchy Eyes, Oregon Woman Finds 14 Worms

It’s a medical discovery you’d hate to be part of: A 26-year-old Oregon woman is believed to be the first human ever reported to be infected with a …

Bioengineering

9 bad manager mistakes that make good people quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain …

Employment

12 Laundry Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Are you using too much detergent? Overloading the washer? Overdoing the bleach? Find out the answers to these questions and more, and pick up some …

Here's What Introverts Find So Annoying About What Extroverts Think | Inc.com

Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning these people are at their best in quieter environments compared with the extroverts who do well with a lot of stimulation. And if you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the …

Personality

14 Teeth Whiteners That Actually Really, Really Work

Charcoal powder, whitening paste, and LED kits that won't break the bank but will definitely whiten your smile!!<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock</b> …

Dealing with Difficult Coworkers (or Classmates)

You spend more time with coworkers each week than you do with your family — especially if you work in an open-plan office. When you must interact …

Self-help

Nike continues Air Jordan III push with Tinker Hatfield inspired designs

February and March are set to be big months for Nike fans as the company releases more details on upcoming colorways of the Air Jordan III. The classic silhouette is seeing new colors and designs reminiscent of the sneaker’s original sketches.<p><b>About the Air Jordan III</b><p>Designed by the legendary Tinker …

Shoes

Here’s how to set up a ‘Routine’ on your Amazon Alexa device

In September 2017, Amazon unveiled a new feature of Alexa, the virtual assistant that is available on Amazon’s line of Echo devices (and now lots of …

Smart Homes