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5 of the Most Valuable Leadership Skills You Unknowingly Learn in School

Much of your academic experience helps you grow professionally, but a lot of that growth has nothing to do with studying.<p>Do you think you need to get an MBA to learn proper leadership skills? An MBA from a reputable, accredited university certainly doesn't hurt, but you still need practical …

Leadership

How to Prioritize and Focus When You Have Many Interests

<b>“A man who limits his interests, limits his life.” ~Vincent Price</b><p>I can't stay still.<p>As a kid, I ran around, misbehaving, climbing everywhere—I was a …

Productivity

How To Craft A Perfect, Productive 40-Hour Workweek

You don’t need to work around the clock if you follow this guide to working smarter, not harder.<p>When I ask people what they’d like to spend more of their work hours doing, I hear the same things over and over again. Mentoring. Nurturing relationships with colleagues. Reading industry literature. …

52 simple ways to motivate yourself

1. Close your eyes, and visualize yourself reaching your goals.<p>2. Try something new today.<p>3. Take a walk in a park, and let nature reset your mind.<p>4. Make a to-do list. You'll feel encouraged as you cross off items.<p>5. Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation could be making you less motivated.<p>6. Drink …

I Gave My Mom Full Control of My Hair, Makeup, and Clothes for a Week

And this ... is what happened.<p>In preschool, I wore Disney princess costumes in January and snowsuits in July. My mom gave me free rein over my clothing — as long as I was comfortable and in accordance with my school's dress code, she wasn't going to convince a screaming 4-year-old to wear a …

6 Ways Your Clothes Don't Fit and How to Fix It

It's amazing how one well-placed knot can completely transform your look.<p>Fit is everything in fashion, but, yeah, taking your clothes to the tailor is kind of a hassle. Luckily, there's another way: knotting! A good knot can completely transform a piece of clothing, taking it from sad and shapeless …

Beauty Confessions: These Are the Weird Brushes That Have Changed My Beauty Routine

I have a beauty confession to make: I’ve always used super basic makeup brushes with the exception of a couple of brand-name brushes I’ve had for years (don’t judge me; I clean them regularly). I’m here to tell you I’m a changed woman, though, because I’ve come to realize that the brushes you use …

5 Easy 5-Minute Braided Ponytails to Try on Your Next Busy Morning

Braided ponytails are having a major moment, y’all, and we are all about it (thanks for the inspo, Kerry Washington!). They’re a perfect hairstyle for the modern-day lazy girl because they’re simple to style <i>and</i> make you look like you didn’t just roll out of bed; there’s a clear element of …

Israeli-Palestinian violence: What you need to know

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Over the past few weeks, violence in the decades long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flared up.<p>Bloodshed is not unusual in this part of the Middle East but this particular wave of aggression -- stabbings as well as a shooting and driving into crowds -- is very different from …

Phil Oh Picks the Top 12 Street Style Moments of Fashion Month

Michelle Elie bringing Parisian traffic to a halt, dressed in sweeping Comme des Garçons; the sun illuminating Anna Dello Russo’s Miu Miu patent leather pebbled minidress; the statuesque silhouette of Camille Charrièrre in a Stella McCartney jumpsuit: Photographer Phil Oh captured all these …

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The Best, Worst, and Craziest Bags of Fashion Month Street Style

View Slideshow<p>Now that the Peacocks have returned from a month of preening for the cameras, it’s time to take a look back on the fashion weeks. First …

Timeless Outfit Formulas You Should Definitely Know

We’re big proponents of stepping out of your comfort zone and taking risks with your wardrobe. However, we also strongly believe in having a certain …

These 21 Crazy Colorful Sneakers Are the Coolest Kicks Yet

Casual + sporty is quickly becoming the name of the sartorial game this season. If you’re already rocking (and loving) the laidback athleisure look, then you’ll have no problem jumping on board with the latest street-chic trend. Enter in monochromatic sneakers that conveniently come in every color …

2015 Fall Books Preview: 33 Can't-Miss New Reads

BRB, we'll be in our bedrooms reading until winter.<p>Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel <i>Purity</i>, fall 2015 is an embarrassment of literary riches. Intriguing fiction debuts, humorous essays from masters of the form and new offerings from some of the greatest novelists of …

The four ickiest things you never want to touch on a plane

I'm no germophobe, but I was surprised to learn the dirtiest place on an airplane wasn't the bathroom. Travelers, it's that tray table right in front of you that apparently carries more living bacteria per square inch than any other public part of the plane.<p>"Since this could provide bacteria direct …

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

These digital nomads are going to sail the world while they work

Imagine facing another day of work on your computer, full of Skype meetings, email threads and spreadsheets. But instead of rolling out of bed and …

This Former YouTube Exec Is Taking On Internet Trolls

Trolls are everywhere, but one former tech exec has created a safe haven for online commenting.<p>Anyone who has spent time online, especially on social media or reading news reports or blogs, has likely encountered Internet trolls. The typically anonymous commenters range from those who stir the pot …

Internet

So, What's The Big Deal With Starting A Sentence With 'So'?

To listen to the media tell it, "so" is busting out all over — or at least at the beginning of a sentence. <i>New York Times</i> columnist Anand Giridharadas calls "so" the new "um" and "like"; others call it a plague and a fad.<p>It's like a lot of other grammatical fixations: Not everybody cares about it, …

grammatical

What Happens to Former ISIS Fighters?

Michael Delefortrie grew up in a secular Christian household in Antwerp, Belgium, but secretly converted to Islam in 2006, when he was seventeen. One day, he came home from the mosque to discover that his father had dug up his Koran and prayer rug, and placed them on the table as props for the …

We Spoke to the Photographer Behind the Picture of the Drowned Syrian Boy

"What I saw has left a terrible impression that keeps me awake at night," says Nilüfer Demir.<p>Nilüfer Demir. Photo: DHA<p>This past Wednesday, 12 people drowned while trying to reach a Greek island from Turkey on a rubber raft. One of the casualties was three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who had fled Kobane …

The Top 10 Workout Songs for September 2015

<i>Flickr: John Loo</i><p>As summer gives way to fall, let the played out songs in your gym mix give way to some current alternatives. This month's top picks have plenty going for them -- with a variety of genres and tempos represented. Moreover, with just a few new tracks here and there, you can re-energize …

The benefits of being selfish

None of us wants to feel like we’re being selfish.<p>We all know we should have empathy for others and be helpful. But when it comes to doing your best work, sometimes being selfish is <i>exactly</i>what you need to do.<p>Why you can’t say no<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked …

Photos: What Syrian refugees carry in their bags as they leave their lives behind

When Syrian refugees flee their war-torn country, they can bring only a small selection of belongings with them. Large suitcases won’t fit on the tiny boats that are overloaded with people, and so asylum-seekers travel with the few possessions they need the most.<p>But of course, what a person needs …

International Rescue Committee

Your Fingerprints Are About to Reveal a Lot More About You

A new technology will allow authorities to tell whether you used drugs recently, if you're a smoker, even what sex you are—all from your fingerprints.<p>In 2010, a North Carolina woman was found on the side of a roadway, brutally murdered. At first the Guilford County Sheriff's Department had no …

Crime

Voice-over actors are talking up the apps that help them get work

Beau Stephenson gets gigs as a voice-over actor in much the same way people order a car on Uber or find a date on Tinder.<p>The 27-year-old Pasadena resident flips on his computer and logs on to an online marketplace that connects voice actors to clients who need them. Profiles are searchable, have …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

5 Card Games to Know (and Snacks to Eat While Playing)

<i>Play your cards right:</i> <i>5 games to learn—and 20 snacks—for your next night in.</i><p>It's safe to say that Food52 staffers like a little healthy competition: We're on soccer teams and bowling teams; we run races and shake cocktails against one another (cooking is a sport too, right?). <b>And, we're card game</b> …