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Google has found that its most successful teams have 5 traits in common

Following the success of Project Oxygen, an internal study of what it takes to be a top manager at Google that started in 2008 and whose findings are still used today, the company undertook another study, this one of team dynamics.<p>A group of Google's People Operations (HR) employees spent the past …

Employment

How to learn a new language, according to a guy who became fluent in 4 in just a few years

Unfortunately, that's not the situation most adults find themselves in. As a result, many people assume they've got no chance of ever mastering a foreign tongue.<p>But that's where they're wrong. Just ask opera singer Gabriel Wyner, who achieved fluency in <i>four</i> languages — Italian, German, French, and …

Language Learning

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Time Management

15 cities you have to visit at least once, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released the results of its annual Readers' Choice Awards.<p>This year, more than 128,000 travelers submitted millions of ratings and thousands of comments that the magazine's editors used to create lists of favorite cities, hotels, and resorts.<p>One of these lists declares …

European Travel

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Steps To A Lasting, Loving Relationship

<i>By Dr. Lynda Klau</i><p>How many of us have learned how to build loving relationships? Where did we learn? At home? At school? There is an art and science to building strong relationships. These are indispensable tips, written with romantic relationships in mind, but with a little modification you can …

Cute

How Sex Isn't The Only Form of Infidelity in Relationships These Days

It's 5:30 am, and your alarm goes off. You open your eyes, and your mind starts racing. Meetings, conference calls and project deadlines all loom.<p>Why is there always so much to do and never enough time to get it done?<p>You grab your phone and scroll through your notifications as you walk into the …

Relationships

Relationship Fears, Anxiety: How to Avoid Sabotaging Relationships

Relationships are hard enough without any added baggage, but let's face it: Most of us bring some sort of issues to the table. So many of our reactions, suspicions, and freak-outs stem from secret fears—and if we just took the time to recognize them before acting on them (and took a look at what's …

5 Signs Your Marriage Isn't Making You Happy

Women have a tendency to stay in relationships too long. Even when we know we're unhappy we override that gut feeling in the service of commitment, compassion, loyalty, patience and many other feminine qualities that serve us well the majority of the time.<p>While intuition is one of our greatest …

Relationships

8 Signs Your Relationship Is Built To Last

I was watching an old dating show recently that was almost like 'The Dating Game' where someone would choose a contestant based on their credentials (for lack of a better term), and then narrow down one person of the three to go on a date with.<p>More than once, the people decided to not even go on a …

Self-improvement

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Relationships

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Productivity

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

What You Need To Know If You're In A Sexless Marriage

<i>By Elena Mauer</i><p>Jennifer* didn't have sex with her ex-husband on their wedding night. "I chalked it up to fatigue," she says. But should it have been a red flag?<p>Well, maybe.<p>It's not that it didn't happen that one night that was the problem; it's that it was the first of many sexless married nights. …

New York City

The 100 best novels: from Bunyan’s pilgrim to Carey’s Ned Kelly

Two years in the making, our list of the 100 greatest English-language novels of all time is now complete. Having endured many sleepless nights in its compilation, Robert McCrum reflects on who got left out, and why<p>The 100 best novels written in English: the full list A response by Rachel Cooke: …

Literature

8 Things We Learned in Couples Therapy That Saved Our Marriage

We needed someone's help to learn how to live together.<p>Marriage is hard, and it requires hard work sometimes. People aren't taught how to be good at marriage or even how to be a good life-long partner, and so we often screw it up. But in failing and learning how to solve problems, you can make a …

Marriage

A couple who ditched their 9-5 jobs years ago to travel the world explain how they afford it

"We felt like we got a taste of the tropics, living the dream," Swift remembers. "We did a day trip and took these ATVs out and went through the jungle and the local villages, and it was so different from home that it kind of triggered something."<p>That something came to a head about a month later. …

Photos

15 cognitive biases that screw up your relationships

In fact, we're pretty much hardwired to make mistakes in our judgments of and behavior toward others.<p>Here, we've rounded up 15 cognitive biases that affect our everyday interactions. The scary part is that most of them happen without us even noticing.

Psychology

10 ways to improve your emotional intelligence and become a better leader

It was my technical skills that had gotten me the job, not my leadership skills, as these had barely had the chance to develop.<p>I remember my first day in this new role, one of my direct reports came to see me, and she said she wanted to talk to me urgently.<p>So trying to be a good boss, I took her …

Emotional Intelligence

12 Enjoyable Steps to a More Balanced Life

We tend to go over to the extremes in our search for more pleasure, when instead we should be looking for more balance if we want to live a happier …

Richard Branson’s 10 Rules for Entrepreneurial Success

Richard Branson is an entrepreneur, visionary, and risk-taker who has amassed a fortune of over $4 billion.<p>He has created one of the largest holding …

A New Way To Look At Emotions

When I was a kid, I noticed that sometimes fear and anticipation felt the same way.<p>I'd get butterflies, a kind of queasiness in the stomach. To figure out what I was feeling, I came to realize, what was needed was not introspection, but attention to the context.<p>According to Lisa Feldman Barrett, …

Consciousness

Science Has Officially Found a Hangover Cure

A new study proves that this drink works better than anything else.<p>Everyone has a theory about the best way to cure, or even prevent, the dreaded hangover. There's padding your belly with greasy pizza, taking ibuprofen before bed, chugging gallons of coffee in the morning, and the bold …

Alcohol

These Are the World's Best Biking Cities

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Cycling

7 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Self-improvement

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Leadership

10 Ways to Invest That Don't Involve the Stock Market

Five years into a bull market in stocks that has brought predictable, double-digit returns to tens of millions of investors probably seems like a bad time to bring this topic up.<p>But now is actually the perfect time to explore ways to invest that don't involve the stock market. After all, sooner or …

Investing

20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

And you might think you approach all those decisions rationally.<p>Yet research suggests there are a huge number of cognitive stumbling blocks that can affect our behavior, preventing us from acting in our own best interests.<p>Here, we've rounded up some of the most commonly cited biases that screw up …

Critical Thinking

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

Hiking