Miriam Kelley

95 Flips | 15 Magazines | 19 Likes | 1 Following | @MiriamKelley | International development practitioner curating news that focuses on her professional and personal growth.

Are you taking full advantage of Google tools?

Google is a household name today.<p>Most modern professionals are already familiar with the basics of Gmail, Google Calendar and Hangouts—and many think …

Google Drive

The 15 minute A-list workout that’s surprisingly perfect for women over 40

Since hitting my 40’s I’ve come to crave the endorphins that come from thirty minutes or so of moving around vigorously. I like to run, jump around, break a sweat - the usual fat-burning stuff. Though, I’m not so fond of the kind of workout that involves a lot of grunting and heavy lifting. Not …

Exercise

New Zealand company switches to four-day working week

A trial of the reduced working week at Perpetual Trust found productivity went up and stress levels went down. The four-day work week is now set to …

New Zealand

Experts say too many people suffer from a 'delusional belief' about their careers that doesn't do them any favors

Choosing a career can be a daunting proposition.<p>But part of the reason why may be because we're looking at career paths the wrong way.<p>That's what a growing number of experts are saying. Last week, psychology researcher Tania Luna and Weight Watchers International executive Jordan Cohen said modern …

Career Development

It’s Adapt or Die in the New Saudi Economy

Just off the busy boulevard that runs through central Riyadh, an Italian restaurant called Forchetta lay empty and dusty for months. Less than a year …

Baghdad

This Lower-Body Circuit From Jillian Michaels Will Turn Your Legs to Jell-O

Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels is the queen of quick yet efficient workouts. Just weeks after posting a back workout that required only a few moves in the gym, she followed up with a lower-body circuit to target the legs.<p>Jillian's circuit consists of:<p>Kneeling squats with dumbbells<br>• Reverse lunges …

Workouts

Here’s how to get what you want from difficult people

<b>How do I get what I want from difficult people?</b><p>To deal with difficult people, first recognize that difficult people are simply people who don’t feel …

Self-help

10 ways to beef up your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn has become the preeminent platform for professionals.<p>What started as a simple networking and job search tool has blossomed into an essential …

Marketing

Why a mayor in Lebanon has dressed policewomen in hot pants

THE mayor of Broumana, Pierre Achkar, has a problem. Rich tourists from the Gulf, who spend big and stay long, no longer holiday in his mountain …

Middle East

The Exact Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout That Left My Abs Sore For Days

Anyone who knows me or follows me on Instagram knows I'm a fiend for kettlebells. I love the versatility of this fitness tool, and I especially love that you can mix it up with other kinds of workouts for a comprehensive sweat session.<p>I recently had the chance to work out with Francheska Martinez, …

Workouts

Reap *major* anti-inflammatory benefits by making this super-simple ginger tea

Selena Gomez famously takes a ginger shot every morning because it “[kills] everything inside—all of the bad things,” as revealed on <i>The Late Late</i> …

Antiinflammatory

Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.<p>Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

Public Relations

Fitness experts agree that sit-ups are worthless — here are 9 moves they recommend instead

From celebrity trainers working in the trendiest Manhattan gyms to the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis and the US Army training exams, sit-ups are developing a bad reputation.<p>Scientists have discovered that the moves, once a staple of basic workout routines, don't reduce …

Exercise

How to Remove Sweat Stains From White Shirts

When your crisp white dress shirt or favorite tee starts yellowing around the collar or under the arms, don't sweat. Removing those unsightly stains is easier than you think with the help of natural ingredients that will leave that article of clothing looking fresh. And this eco-friendly cleaning …

Cleaning

Financial planning: 11 habits to start in your 20s if you want to be a millionaire

If you want to build wealth, a good place to start is with your habits. The sooner you establish smart ones, the better your chances of reaching seven figures.<p>Here are 10 habits that have worked for ordinary people as they worked to achieve goals like financial freedom or early …

Personal Finance

If You're Bothered That Kylie Jenner Is Worth $900 Million at Age 20, It's Time to Admit This Brutal Truth

Her story reflects a central, brutal truth of our age. It's probably time we all admitted it.<p>Let's talk about Kylie Jenner: scion of the Jenner-Kardashian family, reality TV show star, entrepreneur, social-media influencer.<p>Also, at age 20, near-billionaire. She's worth more than $900 million, …

Kylie Jenner

How one retired Millennial made more than $60,000 in passive income last year

You can take the woman out of work, but you can’t take the work out of the woman. At least, that’s the case for J.P. Livingston, who retired at age …

Retirement

Finding The World Cup Influencers Through A Social Search Engine

The FIFA World Cup final on Sunday between Croatia and France will be cheered on by Nike and a whole bunch of fans. For the first time, the American …

Social Media

30 Cheap Kitchen Cabinet Add-Ons You Can DIY

These inexpensive, easy-to-build cabinet projects will help you take advantage of every nook and cranny of your kitchen storage space.<p>Vertical …

Woodworking

The Exact Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout That Left My Abs Sore For Days

Anyone who knows me or follows me on Instagram knows I'm a fiend for kettlebells. I love the versatility of this fitness tool, and I especially love that you can mix it up with other kinds of workouts for a comprehensive sweat session.<p>I recently had the chance to work out with Francheska Martinez, …

Workouts

What Happened When I Tried to Play Men's Professional Soccer | By Stephanie Labbé

When you’re the only woman playing on a men’s soccer team, and you also happen to be a goalkeeper, here’s how things go down:<p>If you’re really, really …

Self-confidence

How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years

K<p>ylie Jenner sits at a dark-wood dining table at her mother’s home in Calabasas, California, flicking through display options for a forthcoming pop-up shop. The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner industrial complex needs to decide how to showcase products by her Kylie Cosmetics makeup …

Kylie Cosmetics

The history of a city, as told through its trash

Today’s garbage is tomorrow’s archaeology.<p>Humans have been tossing stuff into rivers for thousands of years, whether it’s trash, wished-upon coins, lost items, or dramatically dumped, once-significant objects. That makes the river bed into a microcosm of human history and the development of …

Archaeology

10 Ways To Lower Your Cholesterol With Diet

It may be held responsible for maximum number of heart attacks in the country but the fact still remains that cholesterol is a 100% necessary …

Nutrition

How to Find a Job Via LinkedIn

LinkedIn can be a useful tool for job seekers. Many companies advertise open positions on LinkedIn and accept applications directly through the …

Employment

Serena Williams's Secret for Never Cracking Under Pressure Can Work for You, Too

It's used by sports stars and Zen masters, but it can help business leaders handle high-pressure situations too.<p>Watch Serena Williams play at Wimbledon today and you'll no doubt be left in open-mouthed awe at the speed, strength, and precision of her play. But perhaps the most impressive thing …

Serena Williams

Happy employees don’t jump ship

<i>Image: shutterstock.com</i><p>When Google promoted a software engineer named Chade-Meng Tan to the role of “Jolly Good Fellow”, his career – and the entire …

Happiness

Yemen's epic coffee revival: From war to hipster New York cafes

A San Francisco native rekindled cultivation in Yemen and did not let a war come between him and his American dream.<p><b>Brooklyn, United States -</b> Five years ago, Mokhtar Alkhanshali was a grassroots activist with a law career mapped out, working as a doorman in San Francisco to pay the bills.<p>But his …

Coffee

Organic Valley 'Censors' Existing YouTube Videos To Explain Ghee

Organic Valley has repurposed and “censored” video clips from YouTube cooking stars and “Food Network” chef Katie Lee for an ironically …

Advertising Industry

Top Social Media Tips For Every Platform Part 2: YouTube, LinkedIn, Snapchat and Pinterest

In honor of Social Media Day, earlier this week Meliss Jakubovic, owner of Meliss Marketing in Atlanta, GA and founder of the free Facebook Group Magnetic Marketing Mastermind, shared tips for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Now, she offers advice for the other major social media platforms you …

Social Media