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The Designer Who Changed Airbnb's Entire Strategy

At the end of 2011, Airbnb was entering hyper-growth with 13 international offices and over a million nights booked in 182 countries. But instead of popping champagne, Airbnb’s leadership enlisted Rebecca Sinclair, Head of User Experience Research and Design, to lead a nights-and-weekends …

Product Management

Keep Your Belly Flat With These 10 Bloat-Fighting Foods

If you're gearing up to spend a day in a bikini or just want to have a flatter stomach, the foods you eat can have a big impact on your stomach. Some foods, such as carbonated beverages, cruciferous veggies, and artificial sweeteners, are known to make your belly bloat.<p>Luckily, there are some foods …

Nutrition

The Royal Family Once Had a Reality TV Show in the 60s and It Was Amazing

If you've ever wondered what goes on behind the gates of Buckingham Palace, your prayers have been answered! In news more surprising than why Queen …

5 yoga poses pitta doshas should try to cultivate inner peace and happiness

<i>Like your zodiac sign and Myers-Briggs personality type, your Ayurvedic constitution (AKA dosha) can tell a lot about your physical and emotional</i> …

What Airbnb Did to New York City

Airbnb’s effects on the city’s housing market have been dramatic, a report suggests. And other cities could soon see the same pattern.<p>There are two kinds of horror stories about Airbnb. When the home-sharing platform first appeared, the initial cautionary tales tended to emphasize extreme guest …

9 Cookbooks You Absolutely Need If You’re Vegan

Whether you’ve been a diehard vegan for decades or your just starting to dip your toe into the plant-based pool, crack open one of the following nine …

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In January, after a long day at his London office, Christopher Steele, the former spy turned private investigator, was stepping off a …

Russia

Melania Trump Wore a $5.5K Princess Dress on New Year's Eve You Have to See

Melania Trump joined the president and her son Barron at Mar-a-Lago resort for a New Year's Eve gala. While Donald and Barron were dressed in matching tuxedos and bow ties, it's safe to say the first lady stole the spotlight in her sequined Erdem mididress (worth $5,503, but on sale for $2,201).<p>The …

Khloe Kardashian, J-Lo, Meghan Markle & More Best Dressed Stars Of The Week

It’s our Best Dressed: Christmas Edition! From sequins to sheer, to a Royal engagement, see pics of the best fashion moments of the week!<p><b>Khloe</b> …

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies | Goop

These gluten- and dairy-free whoopie pies are the perfect balance of holiday spice and creamy coconut…we’re addicted.<p>for the cookies:<p>1 cup Cup4Cup …

IDE Tutorial for AWS Cloud9

In this tutorial, you set up an AWS Cloud9 development environment and then tour the AWS Cloud9 integrated development environment (IDE). Along the …

How to Run an Efficient Meeting--Without Being Bossy or Taking Over

If you are a leader or subject matter expert, here are the meeting best practices that will help you and your team produce the best results.<p>Of course you are going to run the meeting. You probably know the most about the subject and care most about it. Why would you not run the meeting? Because …

Team Building

6 Ways to Help Introverts Become Confident Leaders

Leadership development is vital for introverts, as the "quiet ones" may be erroneously overlooked.<p>Introverts in the workplace are often misunderstood. They can come across as shy, withdrawn or even lacking empathy. The fact is they make exceptional members of a team -- and can be good leaders if …

Leadership

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

Presenting the 30 Best Beauty Products of 2017

In 2017, we laughed, we cried, and, perhaps most of all, we shopped. When we hit up cosmetics counters this year, chances are we bought one of the following 30 products. Whether we wanted skin care or lipstick, it's safe to say these ubiquitous products earned their buzz in the past 12 months.<p>From …

The Ultimate Standing Sex Positions Guide for Couples

Standing sex always feels like a truly inspired idea until you go for it. It’s one of those <i>it seemed like a good idea at the time</i> kind of things. That being said, it’s wonder why we find ourselves trying standing sex. Sometimes you're in the heat of the moment, you tear each other’s clothes off and …

48 Easy Winter Vegan Meals

Brrrrr! It's freezing out there. Every morning for the last week I've looked outside to a world coating white with a layer of frost and boy is it …

Pasteles, a Puerto Rican Tradition, Have a Special Savor Now

After Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, it took two weeks for Harry Franqui-Rivera to reach his 76-year-old mother, Amelia, by phone at her home on the island’s west coast.<p>When he did, Mr. Franqui-Rivera, a history professor at Bloomfield College in New Jersey, found that her …

Puerto Rico

30 Ways to Be a Much Better Wife: It’s all about the little things

When you’re married with kids and you have a thriving career, the first thing that slips away in your daily life is “you time.” The second thing? …

6 Business Books Every Leader Needs to Read

These six books will reshape your thinking on leadership, productivity, and understanding people.<p>Benjamin Franklin once suggested we either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Some of the top writers today are CEOs and business professionals sharing experiences and …

Business Development

11 Personality Traits That Could Derail Your Career

When considering what it takes to succeed at work, we often focus on innate strengths: high intelligence, the ability to learn, the ambition to achieve, and the social skills to develop strong relationships. But these characteristics always coexist with weaknesses—aspects of personality that might …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

20 funny Romanian expressions and how to use them

1. A Romanian won’t “fool you”. Instead, she’ll “throw vapors at you.” <i>(Te aburește)</i><p>2. Romanians won’t say, “He finally got the idea.” He will say, …

Romania

Mom's So-True Post About 5 Stages of Love in a Marriage Just Might Save Your Relationship

If you are struggling to find the light in your marriage, one mom blogger's words will give you faith that dark times don't last forever.<p>I have been married for 10 years. We've had good times, and very, very bad times. Most recently, we lost a pregnancy, and I have wondered how we will ever get …

Parenting

How to Fit Two Weeks' Worth of Clothes in a Carry-On and Other Travel Tips

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

The Theatre

Three great questions to ask when you’re being interviewed, from a rock-star management professor

The job interview is nearly over. You’ve nailed the questions about your weaknesses, strengths, and where you want to be in five years. Then comes one final, loaded query: “So, do you have any questions for me?”<p>Proceed with caution: Ask too broad a question and it might indicate you didn’t do your …

Celebrity Gossip

A manager at Google breaks down what makes a great fit — and most of it is difficult to learn

So you could say he knows what to look for in a prospective hire.<p>On the Wall Street Oasis podcast, Pleasance told Alex Grodnik that a few personality traits stand out.<p>"What does someone need to do to prepare themselves to get a job at Google?" Grodnik asked.<p>"If you work with people around Google, …

6 Books Anyone Who Is Serious About Leadership Should Read

Becoming a better leader takes continual skill development. These books will help you acquire and refine skills necessary to become a leader people want to follow.<p>Whether or not you're a natural born leader or you've just found yourself in a leadership role. You have to develop your leadership …

Leadership

Your New Hires Won’t Succeed Unless You Onboard Them Properly

It used to be that onboarding was a process of just a few days, but new research shows that spending as much as a year helping new employees get up to speed in the workplace is necessary to capitalize on the skills, knowledge, and excitement they bring to the organization. What’s more, companies …

Human Resources

4 Morning Detox Shakes For Weight Loss To Get Summer Ready

Sometimes, weight loss can be hard even if you've been dieting and exercising. That's because you might need a detox! These shakes help get rid of …