Melissa Cardin

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Easy Fingerless Gloves, Because it’s Cold Out There (and in Here)

I’m a huge fan of fingerless gloves because my hands are cold pretty much all the time. I’m actually working on a pattern for a pair that I’ll share …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Not Your Average Wildlife Photo Shoot

Have you ever seen a bird pose for a squirrel for a portrait shot? What about when they switch roles and photograph each other? These two photos show …

Photography

The 5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

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Safety Pins Send a Quietly Powerful Message After the Election

Small act, big message.<p>In the days since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, people have been speaking out in large and small ways—from signing petitions to protesting in the streets. One subtle way people are making a statement is a fashion trend that comes from the Brits …

How to make people like you in 4 seconds or less

Are you hireable? Or dateable? How about friendable?<p>And while it's technically possible to reverse a bad first impression, it's not easy. So you'll want to put your best face forward.<p>To help you out on that front, we checked out "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" by speaker and …

Self-help

15 Fantasy Projects To Knit & Crochet For Fall

Fall is here at last! That means Halloween, apple cider, and pumpkin spice everything. For my fellow crafters, it means we finally get to wear all …

Geek

Survey: Teachers Call Poverty A Big Obstacle To Education

Chicago, Ill (WIBQ) - A new survey has found that poverty, community violence and unstable housing are the largest barriers to good education for …

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

Why Do We Spend So Much Developing Senior Leaders and So Little Training New Managers?

During the last five years of my corporate management career, I had a great deal of leadership development. Along with many other executives, I attended talks by noted management authors, I went to (often lengthy) team-building exercises, and I participated in discussions on different leadership …

Communicating Under Pressure: How Leaders Can Be Calm and Effective No Matter What

Effective communication fosters understanding, strengthens relationships, improves teamwork and builds trust.<p>Communicating under pressure is a critical leadership component learned very early on during Navy SEAL training. Without having the ability to maintain composure, thinking clearly, gather …

Leadership

You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Great Leader

If you can influence and have an impact on others, you're a leader.<p>Many people believe leadership is something that's conferred along with a title or attained when you direct a team of people, but true leadership is never about authority or power. It's about helping others grow, and that's …

Leadership

How to Increase Employee Performance Without Giving a Raise

Never mind pay raises, bonuses, and perks. Emotional currency is the new motivator.<p>If you want to increase employee satisfaction on the people that matter most to you, stop attaching their happiness to pay raises. Start thinking about "emotional currency" and how you've led your people along the …

We Ask Kids How They Protect Nature: The Answers will Surprise You

It is a truth universally acknowledged that children are our hope for a better future. On World Environment Day (June 5) that sentiment could not be …

Organize Your Workspace for Improved Mental Health

One way to alleviate stress and improve your mental health at work is to work from a clean and organized workspace.<p>Each employee probably prefers his or her own style of organized workspace, but here are a few cleaning tips to get you started:<p><i>Start with sanitation.</i> Wipe down and disinfect desk …

The Skill To Sharpen: Leadership

Leadership and navigation is the most critical competency for businesses now and in the next decade, according to a recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey.<p>However, this competency – which they define as “the ability to direct and contribute to initiatives and processes within …

Sheryl Sandberg

‘Biggest parenting problem of our time’

THE most troubling challenge parents face today has nothing to do with the kids’ diet, or their homework. It’s all laid bare in a new documentary.

Parenting

Parenting Your Strong Willed Child - Why Being Frustrated With Your Child May Be A Good Sign

Image Courtesy: womenwhohope.com<p><i>Do you have that one child that always seems to be getting under your skin? Are you constantly in a battle of wits with your child? Do you feel like that child always wants to test your patience?</i><p>If your answer is "Yes" to any of these questions, then that may be a …

Parenting

Hide Your Ugly Wi-Fi Router Flawlessly With This Clever Hack

Router? What router? This easy DIY project will make it blend in with your décor.<p>The relentless <i>blink-blink-blinkity-blink</i> of the lights on our Wi-Fi routers can be such a distraction. But now we've got an easy solution that makes router-related design problems disappear — literally.<p>You know how …

8 National Geographic Photographers Share Their Animal Muses

Animals are at the heart of many of the stories we cover, and, for many readers, they’re synonymous with the name National Geographic. The visual narratives we create are crafted to showcase wildlife, presenting both the larger context of conservation and, in a rapidly changing world, the issues …

Nature