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17 Skills That Are Hard to Learn but Will Pay Off Forever

#7: Mind your business<p>The best things in life may be free, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.<p>That’s …

Self-improvement

14 'Sneaky' Abs Moves Top Trainers Swear By

When you do a typical abs workout, you usually know exactly what to expect. The moves are focused on your midsection, and you can feel a burning …

Workouts

How to Grill Vegetables (and Anything Else That Isn’t Meat) | GQ

Sure, grilled burgers and steaks are the stuff of summer dreams. But fruit, vegetables, and even bread—yes, bread!—taste way better when grilled. Here’s how to do it.<p>Every man knows how to grill a burger. (It ain't hard.) Fruit and vegetables—not to mention bread and cheese—require a little …

BBQ

Ten Signs Your Boss Is Failing At Their Job

New managers are typically tossed into the deep end of the pool and told to swim. Most organizations do not prepare managers well for their first supervisory roles.<p>The time-management aspect of a management job alone is a challenge for most people.<p>When you step into your first management job, there …

Leadership

The 15 Best Recipes of 2016 Where Veggies Take Center Stage - One Green Planet

It has been one heck of a year in terms of food. We saw the rise of cauliflower with recipes like these must-make Crispy Cauliflower Wings and these …

Why You Need to Manage Your Energy Not Your Time | Inc.com

You feel the pull from every angle. Your home life demands your time. Your work life demands your time. Managing time can feel like the right solution. But if you're mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted, more time won't help.<p>So how can we become more productive without …

Time Management

11 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain

If lower back pain is a constant annoyance in your life, you might be wary of working out in fear of making it worse—and understandably so. However, …

Workouts

The 10-Minute Core and Butt Workout for a Stronger Lower Body

Here's a fun fact: Your glutes are the largest muscle group in your body, so nearly everything you do with the lower body is powered by your …

Health

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

How To Kill It In Business With Your Sibling Without Killing Each Other

The cofounders of Drybar, Paperless Post, and other successful startup bros and sisters on what makes a sibling partnership tick—or fail.<p>For the Drybar cofounders Alli Webb and Michael Landau, who are also sister and brother, going into business together for the first time wasn’t as easy as they …

Paperless Office

Bad Writing Costs Businesses Billions

It’s not just a chore to wade through the badly written memos, emails, and other lousy business communication—this inefficiency costs us insane …

Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Happiness

The Three Stages of Failure and How to Fix Them

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on. On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

29 Clever Kitchen Cleaning Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

Get your yellow rubber gloves ready.

Your Choices for Motivation Determine Your Ultimate Success. Here's Why

Dangle your own carrot in front of you. Determine your own motivations.<p>Here's a simple way to test your motivation.<p>What would you do in your job, at your company, or even in life if you could complete a given project and earn an easy $1 million? In other words, how would you strive for excellence, …

Motivation

Making Time for Long-Term Travel Mid-Career

Hiking in Patagonia, Chile by Reece Pacheco<p>We are five months into being jobless, five months into leaving our surfboards and apartment behind in New York City, and five months into backpacking around the world. I figured soon after setting out that I would feel irresponsible for ending a …

Cape Town

6 Kettlebell Moves for a Total-Body Workout

News flash: You don't need an extra-long gym session to get a great workout. In fact, quick bodyweight routines can be super effective at boosting …

Workouts

Persian love cake

This enchanting cake reminds me of a Persian garden in the late spring, adorned with the floral scent of rose water and citrus, and decorated with bright green pistachios.<p>If it is not devoured in one sitting, the oil in the ground almond base ensures a moist, densely textured cake that will keep …

Seven Ways Leaders Earn Their Teammates' Respect

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve just accepted a supervisory job which I’ll begin next week.<p>I know the people I will be supervising. They don’t work on my team. I’m moving to a new team as I begin my new job. I like all of the people in the team but they have a lot more experience with their areas of expertise than I …

Leadership

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

10 Habits of Super-Satisfied Couples | Women's Health

RELATED: 12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples<p>1. They Sleep an Inch or Less Apart <br>Turns out there are some scientific benefits to spooning (and not splurging on that California queen): Researchers from University of Hertfordshire found that 94 percent of couples who touched or nearly touched while …

Google Employee Explains How To ‘Design’ Your Time, Not Just Manage It

<b>For many</b> of us, there always seems to be far more to do every day than there is time to do it. Work can seem like a never-ending cycle of long …

Leadership

Seven Effective Shortcuts To A More Productive Workday

Call it “strategic slacking.”<p>If you had one extra hour every day, what would you do with it? Maybe you’d catch up with a friend over coffee, take your kids for a bike ride, try out a new dinner recipe, or even just grab 60 more minutes of shut-eye. Whatever you’d choose, your plans would probably …

Productivity

These 7 maps explain US strategy

What's striking about American strategy is its paradoxical nature, that each solution to a threat poses a new threat.<p>Since its birth, the US has sought to defend itself. It approaches each threat with a constant outward movement of attention and resources, and now it straddles the world.<p>This means …

Geopolitics