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Chicken Thighs

Star chef Paul Kahan is a big fan of chicken thighs because they have so much flavor and are so inexpensive—the best of both worlds. Here are a …

This Simple Solution Will Eliminate Tons of Conflict From Your Life

Make your life easier by following these skill sets to wipe out conflict from your life.<p>Conflicts. Arguments. Frustrations. Even for all the toughies out there, fighting with companions is never fun. Interpersonal struggles, no matter how minor, are destructive and can eventually come to erode …

Psychology

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

This pasta dish, starring summer leeks and shrimp, tastes good at any temperature

I advocate this week on behalf of summer leeks, which tend to get overlooked at the farmers market. They are milder in flavor than their …

How to Respond When Clients Say You're Too Expensive

It really doesn't matter what kind of photography you do if you get paid for your services I guarantee that at some point you will be faced with …

10 Fitness YouTube Channels That Will Get You Ripped For Free

From boutique boxing gyms to rage yoga, fitness is becoming increasingly niche – and increasingly expensive to match. We all want the celebrity body …

Fitness

Learn something new, from coding to marketing, with these free online courses

Whether it’s a love for education, the drive to succeed, or just genuine curiosity, the hunger for knowledge and learning is what keeps us moving …

The Personality Traits of Good Negotiators

Although there are hundreds of books about how to negotiate more effectively, the advice they offer is often difficult to apply, for three reasons. First, there are just too many contextual specificities underpinning each negotiation, such that one size does not fit all. Second, the effectiveness …

Psychology

Leading Effectively When You Inherit a Mess

An executive I work with recently stepped into the biggest challenge of her career. Recruited from outside the organization, she faced multiple problems: The business was losing money, costs were bloated, customer loyalty was fading, and key talent was defecting. Her predecessor had made a failed …

Management

Overcome Resistance to Change with Two Conversations

Across industries and sectors, the track record for organizational change is bleak. Research finds that anywhere from 50%–75% of change efforts fail. And for those that do succeed, many don’t achieve the goals of the original vision. Why is change so hard?<p>Usually, figuring out the right answer is …

Management

20 Behavioral Interview Questions to Test If Job Candidates Have High Motivation

Selecting the right interview questions plays a key factor in hiring the right people, as well as weeding out the bad apples.<p>Hiring managers spend countless, wasted hours, asking the wrong interview questions to determine the right job or culture fit in a candidate; many of them end up as mis-hires …

Employment

Writing Your Résumé When Your Job Title Doesn’t Reflect Your Responsibilities

You’re ready to make a career move, up to a higher level or into a different industry or an entirely new field. But your current title doesn’t match the titles on the job postings that most excite you. How do you avoid your applications getting tossed by HR or automated filters? How do you use your …

Management

Top 10 novels about Pakistan

From Kamila Shamsie to Salman Rushdie, and some names still unfamiliar to English readers, here is some of the best fiction about a nation set to turn 70 this year<p>A while ago I emailed a Pakistani news editor, introducing myself and pitching a column. He replied promptly saying that while we hadn’t …

How create KPI Dashboard in Excel? - Dashboard Tutorial

<b>Is it easy to create a key performance indicator?</b><p>From the technological view, yes. Check our data visualization add-in if you are in hurry.<p><b>A metric</b> …

Analytics

5 yoga poses for better sleep

If your goal is sounder sleep, it’s a good idea to try tiring yourself out during the day. Any exercise can do this, of course. But yoga may be the …

Yoga

Here's the cold LinkedIn message that prompted a CEO to give the sender a job

Then she received a LinkedIn message from Elliott Bell that changed her mind. Bell was hired as the director of marketing a few months later. He worked at The Muse for four years.<p>Here's the full text of the LinkedIn message he sent Minshew. It's reprinted in "The New Rules of Work," the new book …

How Daily Table Sells Healthy Food To The Poor At Junk Food Prices

Two years ago, food industry veteran Doug Rauch founded Daily Table, a non-profit that runs a grocery store in Dorchester, a low-income Boston neighborhood. The store sells high-nutrition food at steep discounts, like boxes of generic Cheerios for 63 cents. With a $3 million budget and funding from …

How to Criticize Anyone (Yes, Even Your Boss) and Maintain Your Relationship

Use these seven steps for a successful outcome when providing feedback.<p>Management expert Ken Blanchard coined the phrase, "Feedback is the breakfast of champions," for good reason. Feedback is a two-way street. We all need it, yet your delivery can make or break a relationship.<p>When under pressure, …

Self-improvement

The Beginner's Guide to 1Password

Using a password manager is basically internet security 101 these days, but that doesn’t make them any less intimidating. If you’ve never used a …

How Venture Capitalists Really Assess a Pitch

Justyna Stasik<p>Before Lakshmi Balachandra entered academia, she spent a few years working for two venture capital firms, where she routinely witnessed a phenomenon that mystified her. The VCs would receive a business plan from an entrepreneur, read it, and get excited. They’d do some research on the …

Venture Capital

How to Make Stress-Free Poached Eggs

Splitting open a poached egg is one of the great joys in life.<p>The ideal poached egg is as beautiful and fleeting as a shooting star—a warm bundle of fluid yolk encased by a barely-set-yet-tenacious white. It feels kind of tragic to have to spear it and set all that yellow sauciness coursing out, …

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People

It comes down to what you can and cannot control.<p>Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not …

Happiness

The Management Ideas That Mattered Most in 2016

One of our favorite parts of the HBR year is looking back at what we published to find the ideas that, in retrospect, stand out the most — articles that taught us something truly new or surprised us with wholly new ways of thinking about topics we thought we were tired of, as well as the articles …

Leadership

Some simple tips to become a Google search ninja [Infographic]

I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to search for stuff using Google I am pretty much still a search n00b unlike some of my friends who can …

Google Search

Dreamy geometric home includes studio, clinic in Indonesia

Just look at these photos!<p>Something as simple as a curved window can add an element of drama or surprise to any home, whether in a compact English flat or a live-work building, like this Jakarta residence and workspace of Indonesian architect Realrich Sjarief.<p>Called The Guild, the multi-level …

5 Meditation Styles Suitable For Beginners

To help you choose the best meditation style for you, the team at BookMeditationRetreats.com has rounded up the best 5 meditation styles that you …

I just spent a day in a mindfulness program developed at Google and left with 5 key lessons

It was a fitting start to a day of mindfulness training.<p>Search Insider Yourself (SIY) is a two-day program that teaches participants skills around mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and resilience. It was originally developed at Google, by the company's 107th employee, Chade-Meng Tan (a.k.a. the …

Seven trends that will affect the future of marketing

At the recent Chief Marketing Officer Roundtable at IMD, I was asked what I think will define the future of marketing. Trying to predict the future …

Marketing

How to Write a Screenplay: The Basics

<i>The information below is meant to be a general guideline on how to properly format a screenplay. Industry standards may vary slightly and many</i> …