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Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Management

11 Of America's Best Small Towns, Perfect For A Long Weekend Trip

Whether you've got an extra vacation day to spare or not, summer is ALWAYS a good excuse for a long weekend trip. Life moves a little slower, food tastes a little sweeter and everything is just a bit simpler than in the place you left behind.<p>Luckily enough, America is chock-full of cool small towns …

Reduce Stress During the Day With a Slow Morning

Setting up some morning rituals helps start off your day right. The first ritual you pick should be a slow one. Deliberately taking time to slow down …

Here's What Real Healthy People Actually Snack On

There's not one sad handful of almonds among them, and that's a beautiful thing.<p>They've all been made (and devoured) by real, seriously healthy people who say things like "satiety" and "fuel your body." Steal their snackspiration so you'll never have to go head-to-head with the vending machine …

Healthy Eating

Advice for raising bilingual kids

The list of benefits bilingualism brings isn’t getting shorter any time soon. Cognitively bilingual people are better able to switch between tasks, have increased problem solving capabilities, and can learn a third language more easily. For working adults, bilingualism can open more doors with …

7 Science-Based Reasons to Use Emoticons at Work

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. Here’s his …

Psychology

3 Working Ways to Get Unstuck in 2015

“<b>Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail</b> …

Insightful Infographic Instructs You on How to Have the Perfect Workday

If you feel like you don't accomplish as much as you'd like during the day, perhaps there's a better way to structure your time. A recent experiment by the productivity app DeskTime finds that the highest-performing employees work for a consecutive 52 minutes before taking a 17-minute break. To …

How Marvel is opening up its universe to women and minorities

What will it take for comic books to move from cult niche to universal entertainment? Marvel has a plan — and it involves deviating from their …

When Photographers Become Self-Publishing Companies

When Josh Lustig started photographing the wild and grubby Hackney Marshes in London on his way to and from work, he never thought it would lead him …

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Confessions of a Culinary Student: Confidence Trumps Skill

Brian Jackson<p><b>Curious about cooking? High-pressure culinary school requires a lot of time and money. We asked present and former culinary students for</b> …

Guacamole Deviled Eggs {Avocado Deviled Eggs}

Something tells me that Theodor Geisel never had guacamole, or avocado deviled eggs, otherwise Sam would have had no problem with green eggs and ham. …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

4<p>4 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 6 to 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>15 minutes<p>A sweet, creamy dip that tastes just like chocolate chip …

Stressful relationships tied to mental decline | Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Having close personal relationships in middle age that cause stress, problems or worries, may contribute to a decline in thinking ability in older age, according to a new study.<p>“Any relationship involves both positive and negative exchanges, especially those close relationships …

$800 (Rebel) vs $5400 (Mark III) | Can You Tell The Difference?

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The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

Want to Experience More Success and Happiness? Do This Now!

So, let me ask you, "What do you believe about yourself? What do you believe you can have, be, or achieve?" I know this may seem like a loaded question, but how you answer this question holds the key to your current and future success and happiness!<p>You see, our beliefs play a huge role in the …

Social Anxiety Can Make You Doubt How Much Your Friends Love You

Social anxiety disorder can make it incredibly difficult for people to interact with others and make friends. And according to a new study, people with the disorder also tend to have extremely warped perceptions of the friendships they do have.<p>While the term "social anxiety" is often used casually …

Changing Your Thoughts Can Change Your Life

The other day my 5-year-old-son was washing his hands, a habit he has gotten into almost obsessively. I felt the need, not sure why, to explain to a friend nearby why he was washing his hands after doing nothing "dirty or germ-filled." I told her that two years ago he had salmonella. Even at 3 my …

Your Vagina On Sex

From the first sexy thought to that ultra-satisfying orgasm, here's what's happening below the belt.<p>Women’s Health <i>and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) teamed up on an exclusive survey that revealed how much women know about their own anatomy. The answer, sadly: Not a</i> …

Women's Health

A Geek's Guide to Leadership

<b>“This is a stream of consciousness on some leadership tenants that even this endearingly awkward geek can abide by.”</b><p><i>*This post originally appeared on</i> …

A Money Wake-Up Call: Hitting the Big 3-0 with a Big $0 Saved

<i>Every one of us has had "aha! moments." Epiphanies. Days when we reach a crossroads and realize that we have to make some changes. For the next two</i> …

‘No-Spend November’ Can Help You Find Leaks in Your Budget

Photo (cc) by Alina Sofia<p>November can be a rough time for personal budgets. By this time of year, many folks have already blown the financial goals …

What Are the Top Neutral Colors to Choose Now

There is a new trend making an appearance on the interior design horizon—stylish new shades of neutral. It’s akin to the fall fashion runways, where …

New tequila-flavored beer to hit the US

Anheuser-Busch announced plans to launch a tequila-flavored beer in the U.S. next year to attract younger drinkers who like Mexican beer yet have a taste for the hard stuff.<p>Called Oculto, the beer will be made with blue agave, which is also used to make tequila, blended with beer aged with wood …

5 things millennials should start doing now for retirement

Millennials are young, wild and free — but not for long.<p>Soon, they'll have to buckle down and prep for the day they retire. It might seem far away, …

This Simple Strategy Can Help You Build a Successful Retirement Plan

Should you be smart as a fox or wise as a hedgehog in your retirement planning?<p>No, it’s not a trick question. Nor a trivial one. Indeed, knowing …