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Shoulder Length Haircuts To Show Your Hairstylist Now

Ah, this length is just right.<p>Shoulder-length hair gets flack for lacking gumption. It’s often dismissed as a transition stage between, say, a blunt …

Hairstyling

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines, you need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

Self-improvement

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

10 Schools of Philosophy and Why You Should Know Them

For your reading pleasure, here are ten schools of philosophy you should know about. Some of them are commonly misunderstood, and we correct that …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

5 Classic Novels Everyone Should Read

One simple truth about life is that everyone has a Reading Lane. Whether it’s romance novels, or books about troubled former Navy SEALs racing …

21 High-Protein Grain Bowls You Can Pack for Lunch

I'm not always great about packing my lunch. I love salads, but sometimes I want something a little bit heartier in the middle of the day. Plus, some …

Healthy Eating

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to improve anything you write in 2 minutes

Following are the simplest tips I can give you to easily — and forever — improve the quality of your writing.<p>Delete the word "that"<p>The word "that" can be removed from your writing at least 90% of the time, and it will instantly make your sentence stronger.<p><b>Example:</b> "You believe that I'm lying, but …

Marketing

Weeknight Cooking: Greek Style Chicken Thighs | shopswell

I <i>love</i> chicken legs but my guy thinks they're "nibble" food. Meaty thighs are the perfect compromise - he feels thighs are more more filling and I get …

Cooking

13 Lovely Non-Diamond Engagement Rings for the Minimalist Bride

Forget everything you think you know about diamond engagement rings. These 13 alternative stunners are the perfect accessory for the minimalist wedding enthusiast who prides herself on her completely original style. Since you’ll be wearing it with absolutely everything, the chic designs and unique …

Jewelry

Uncommon ways to Work Smarter Instead of Harder

In this competitive World today, it is essential to know how to dominate our new positions by working smarter, not harder, for the sake of our …

Time Management

19 Beautiful Alternative Wedding Bands That'll Steal The Damn Show

This finger ain't big enough for the two of us.

What to Do When Your To-Do List Is Holding Up Your Team

Tara was a talented senior editor known for her innovative ideas and quality work. Recently, however, she’d become the team bottleneck: Tasks went into her office and never came out.<p>After three warnings she was put on probation. Stumped, her boss called me in to see if I could help. Tara appeared …

Microsoft has a new data visualization tool you can use for free

Microsoft Research has released SandDance, a free data visualization app that lets you gain insight in your surveys and research projects.<p>Simply fire it up in your browser, upload a data set (TXT, CSV and JSON formats are currently supported) and you can analyze it in a variety of ways. Whether …

Data Visualization

The Uncomfortable Truth About Management

You can’t solve a problem without eliminating its cause. Unfortunately, most organizations either struggle to find the real cause or they skip that step and just try “solutions” at random.<p>Those solutions range from seemingly small changes such as:<p>• New forms<p>• New rules<p>• New meetings<p>• New forms and …

Leadership

The Magic of the 3-Ingredient Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte, As Told By Rose Levy Beranbaum

This flourless chocolate torte is a better and purer vehicle for chocolate than chocolate itself (scientifically speaking).<p>It's made from just 3 ingredients: chocolate, butter, eggs. It takes less time to mix together than your average cookie, and it only bakes for <i>15 minutes</i>.<p>So why did it at first …

Dessert

The Truth About Wasting Time At Work

If you look at the standard organizational model, the first thing you notice is that it’s a pyramid. It is narrower at the top than at the bottom. There are a lot of worker bees at the bottom of the pyramid — that’s why the base of the pyramid is broader than the top of the pyramid is. There are …

The Workplace

Chicken in Chinese Master Sauce

Chicken can be made a couple of days ahead and refrigerated in its sauce up to 24 hours. After that, refrigerate the sauce and chicken separately. …

Food & Dining

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Flute

Essena O'Neil's Friends Claim She's a Fraud

They say her decision to quit social media is a hoax.<p><b>Update, 11/4:</b> Two of Essena O'Neill friends, Nina and Randa Nelson, have taken to their own Youtube page to debunk the claims she made in her videos. Watch below and decide for yourself.<p><b>Original Post, 11/2:</b> From fashion bloggers to fitness …

An Easy, Intuitive Tool For Making Sense Of Your Data

Tableau’s new Vizable app transforms spreadsheets into information you can actually use and understand.<p>Tableau, the Seattle-based software firm that helps major businesses make sense of their data, is now bringing its data visualization expertise to the everyday user. Their new app, Vizable, …

10 Dainty Jewelry Pieces for the Minimalist Lover

We’re big believers in more is more (especially when it comes to color and costumes), but minimalism definitely has its place, too. The trend was ALL over the runways at this year’s NYFW and it is an easy, non-intimidating trend that works everywhere from the office to first dates. Here are 10 …

Jewelry