Maggie Aurocco

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Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Why Your Employees Will Love the '90-10 Rule'--and So Will You

At organizations like Facebook and Change.org, Jennifer Dulski amassed a toolkit of techniques for channeling individual workers into mass movements.<p>Jennifer Dulski is a veteran troop rally-er. As president and COO of Change.org, she energized millions to rise up against the status quo. At …

Employment

If You Want to Get Rid of Fat, You've Got to Do These Exercises

There isn't one best way to lose fat, but we do know that lifting heavy weights and doing compound exercises (where multiple muscle groups are working at once) are great ways to burn fat and build muscle. If your goal is to lean out and get rid of stubborn fat, implement these 15 exercises into …

Workouts

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Jeff Bezos

The crazy simple (but effective) 15-minute workout you can do anywhere

At first glance, you’d expect to hear that Zuzka Light earned her taut body and sculpted abs from hours upon hours at the gym. But the social …

12 Exercises to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

Ridding stubborn belly fat is a high priority on many of our lists, so what exactly does it take to zap an undesirable midsection? The "secret" is actually to strengthen both your upper <i>and</i> lower body, because there's no such thing as spot reduction. But there are specific exercises you can do to …

Workouts

If You Want To Master Your Life, Learn To Organize Your Feelings

People who are controlled by their emotions typically have something in common: they tend to only do what feels most comfortable. In other words, their emotions are organized into “feels good” and “feels bad,” not “feels good” or “does good.”<p>Processing trauma doesn’t feel good but it does good. …

Self-help

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

Employment

These Lower Ab Exercises Will Make You So Sore, It'll Hurt to Laugh!

Work your core with these intense moves that specifically target the lower abs. Um, we're sorry, but you'll definitely be sore tomorrow. Avoid anything funny at all costs, because it'll hurt to laugh!

Workouts

The Real Reason You Have Knee Pain

The U.S. has more than 700,000 total knee replacement surgeries every year, and that number is growing precipitously. We are getting to the point in …

The 4 Exercises That Unexpectedly Helped Me Zap Away My Stubborn Belly Fat

Ever since I was a kid, my family has (cruelly) reminded me that I didn't inherit the "hourglass figure" genes, so I was convinced for a long time that I would never be able to get rid of the extra belly on my midsection. I tried everything from Pilates and HIIT cardio to waist trainers and juice …

Transform the Shape of Your Arms With These 16 Push-Up Variations

Along with lifting weights, push-ups are one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt and strengthen your upper body. These 16 variations range from easy to challenging, so choose the ones that suit your ability. You'll not only feel super sore after doing these, but you'll look and feel stronger …

Workouts

How to give yourself a salon-style face massage for free

Beauty experts share the amazing way you can benefit your face and body - minus pricey salon prices.<p>Your face is your calling card but the best …

These 3 Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert

The lazy person's guide to time management..<p>For many of us, time management feels like a magical key to success. We have a to-do list that grows faster than we can work. We invest in systems, books and planners, all in hopes of mastering our time. If we could only find the right trick to stay on …

Time Management

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

Why I Created A Kindness Calendar

HuffPost UK<p>Every December advertisers try to convince me that my family and I would be happier if only we purchase their products. Certainly, the …

Happiness

This Workout Is Magical Because It Will Actually Change the Shape of Your Butt

You wanted the best workout for your butt, and here it is. Complete with squats and lunges, as well as dumbbells for added resistance, this workout …

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

Grow Your Peach With This Intense Butt Workout — It's Just 15 Minutes

No need to grab dumbbells for this workout — all you need is YOU! These intense bodyweight exercises are all about your butt. Get ready to firm up that peach of yours (and not be able to sit tomorrow!) with this five-move, 15-minute workout.<p>The Workout<p><b>Directions:</b> Complete each exercises below for …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams... and become an even better you.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are …

Stephen King

8 of the best free workouts on YouTube

If your New Year ambition is to get fit, but the cost of a gym membership is putting you off and you can't really face getting out in the cold, then we may have just the solution.<p>Combining the ease of a workout DVD with absolutely zero cost (all you need is an internet connection!), the video …

Facebook's VP of Product Says This Is the Most Important Skill Any Manager Can Have

Managing a team of 400+ and working on the world's biggest social media platform comes down to one skill.<p>For any business owner or leader, it's too easy to fall into the trap of saying "I'll do that" to anything that comes up. But it happens. And before you know it, you're juggling more than you …

Social Media

Yoga poses you can do at work for your neck, shoulders, and upper back

As you read this, take note of your posture. Right now. If your habits are like that of most Quartz readers, you’re reading this on your phone, with your head bent down and your neck tilted forward. Chances are high that your shoulder blades are distancing themselves from your spine, like two …

Yoga

100 Books Amazon Thinks You Should Read Before You Die

If your New Year's resolution is to read more in 2018 but don't know where to start, Amazon editors have got you covered. They've put together a list …

Books

17 Books Read by Incredibly Successful People

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or need inspiration yourself, these books come highly recommended by executives who thrive on self-improvement.<p>Whether you're looking for the perfect gift, or need inspiration yourself, these books come highly recommended by executives who thrive on …

Peter Thiel

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

Biomechanics

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

Biomechanics

The toning workout that gets Adriana Lima ready for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

When it comes to fitness, supermodel Adriana Lima is one of the hardest working women in the biz. The Victoria’s Secret Angel’s been training with …