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A Seattle Backyard Becomes a Calm Oasis For Two Book Lovers

Tucked behind a Seattle home, this beautiful backyard reading retreat of glass, timber, and tile offers an idyllic escape from city life.<p>Once rendered unusable by a thicket of overgrown plants, a Montlake backyard belonging to bookstore owners Danielle and David Hulton has been transformed into a …

Home Ownership

Jeff Bezos runs Amazon with 14 demanding leadership principles. Here's how a 23-year-old engineer leveraged 5 of them to land a job.

Amazon, led by Jeff Bezos, has outlined 14 leadership principles for its employees. From "ownership" to "dive deep," these guidelines are designed to drive innovative thinking and quick action.<p>For those interested in working for Amazon, which was ranked in a LinkedIn survey as the most desired …

Jeff Bezos

The 10 Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wifi

Wifi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …

Wi-Fi

Overcome the performance bias if you want to improve your team

However, there’s a problem I frequently observe when facilitating team offsite and workshops. Our obsession with top performers can backfire — …

Self-help

​One Week to a Better You: 7 Smart Ideas to Try This Week

Maybe I should try drinking that warm lemon water like so-and-so... Next month I'll get up at 5 every morning... I really should take a walk on the …

Productivity

Want to Be a Great Leader? This Smart Executive Nails It by Doing 3 Rare Things Daily

The "Chief Coffee Maker" at ThoughtSpot has crafted a unique company culture that employees love.<p>In my interviews with prominent executives and thought-leaders around the globe, I'm always tuning in to fresh perspectives that fall outside the lines of traditional management thinking and …

Coffeemakers

Build Self-Awareness with Help from Your Team

There are lots of compelling reasons to build a better team. Great teams deliver stronger results, faster. They’re more innovative. They challenge you to learn more quickly and to be at your best. And, let’s face it — they’re simply more fun to work with.<p>Recently, I found a new reason to build a …

Self-awareness

6 Principles for Exceptional Leadership Straight From the Army

I got my hands on the Army's "leadership bible" and dug in so you can dig in on the front lines of powerful leadership.<p>There are plenty of corporate CEO's that have cut their leadership teeth in the Army. And the army is known to produce more skilled leaders than perhaps any corporation.<p>So I …

Leadership

7 Tactics to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Shine (That You Wouldn't Use on a Resume)

Seven smart strategies that will work on LinkedIn, but not on a resume.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you're treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned/digital resume, you're doing it all wrong. Although it's tempting to create a profile by copying and pasting your resume quickly, you're missing …

Employment

'It's Never Too Late' to Become a Bolder, Braver Version of Yourself, Says This C-Suite Executive -- Here Is Her Strategy.

Shoprunner COO Stacey Bernhard reveals how she found the strength to walk away from solid jobs.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Inspire Me is a series in which entrepreneurs and leaders share what motivates them through good times and bad, while also sharing stories of how they overcame challenges in hopes of</i> …

Motivation

17 Brilliantly Inspirational Quotes That Will Help Guide You Through Your Week

Let's face it, there are times when work is just plain stressful and overwhelming. These brilliant and inspiring words of wisdom will help you get through the tough times.<p>All of us feel anxiety and stress on the job when we are pressured to do something outside of our comfort zone -- that moment …

Motivation

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Maps

This is how to execute an idea better than anyone else

Google, Amazon, and Apple have become iconic because each of these companies completely disrupted an entire industry. And then they dominated it. And …

Business Strategy

Why Emotional Intelligence Is Crucial for Success (Infographic)

Having a high EQ is just as important as a high IQ.<p>While you might be smart and have all the right skills to succeed at your job, if you lack emotional intelligence (EQ), there’s a high chance you’ll struggle to fully succeed in the workplace.<p>The official definition of “emotional intelligence” is …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Shoes More Comfortable, According to Podiatrists

Regardless of what kind of trip you’re heading on — a relaxing and quiet beach getaway or a week-long exploration of a few European cities — walking …

Shoes

The Importance of Working For A Boss That Supports You

Source: PexelsPexels<p>Employers seek loyalty and dedication from their employees but sometimes fail to return their half of the equation, leaving …

The Workplace

“Is it gender bias, or do I just suck?”: A doctor’s Twitter thread goes viral

Among the toxic effects of workplace sexism, certain topics receive a lot of press: unequal pay, sexual harassment, inadequate maternity leave, a shortage of women in leadership roles. Less discussed is the psychological impact of such biases—specifically, how repeated, sexist microaggressions …

Gender

The 9 Best San Diego Hotels of 2018

<i>We are committed to researching and recommending the best hotels. We may receive commissions from purchases made after visiting links within our</i> …

San Diego

The Best Places to Visit in California for Major West Coast Wanderlust

Start ticking these Golden State stars off your list.<p>California has a mind-numbing amount of places to visit and incredible attractions to see. From …

California

10 Things Full-time Travelers Never Fly Without

Short flights along the coastline or country-hopping through Europe are easy enough to prepare for, but when you’re tangoing through multiple time …

Coastlines

Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider 3 questions before offering someone a job, and they're still spot-on 20 years later

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.<p>But before you can land a corporate role with the online retail behemoth, you have to tick three particular boxes in the minds of the hiring managers and executives vetting you.<p>At least, that's the process CEO Jeff Bezos recommended to his team 20 …

Jeff Bezos

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers science-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

Happiness

Follow These 6 Steps to Take the Stress Out of Difficult Conversations and Get Your Desired Outcome | Inc.com

At some point, everyone has to face a difficult conversation. Whether we initiate the conversation, or someone else asks us to have the conversation, the words "We have to talk" always raises our anxiety. I wrote about the 7 questions you should ask yourself before having a difficult conversation, …

Self-help

What Does Real Leadership Actually Look Like? 4 World-Class Execs Reveal 4 Rare Habits

These human-leadership strategies are found to engage and motivate employees' hearts and minds.<p>One of my favorite parts of writing a weekly leadership column is getting to talk to and interview the world's best execs and founders making it happen.<p>My aim is not self-serving. Collecting anecdotal …

Red Hat

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

The easiest way to copy an iPhone photo album to your PC

It was a pretty typical weekend project: My daughter's graduation party was coming up, so I wanted to put together a photo slideshow. Of course, like most parents, my wife and I had years' worth of photos trapped on our iPhones. How could we quickly and easily move them to a laptop and into a …

App Store

Unhappy at Work? Answer These 7 Questions to Determine Your Next Move

Unhappiness at work is a personal and professional growth opportunity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Roughly 64 percent of Americans are disengaged at work according to a study conducted by Gallup. To many professionals, this condition is unacceptable. They are working …

Employment

The $20 Amazon Buy That Legit Changed My Life

If you’ve read some of my recent articles, then you already know that I travel <i>a lot</i>. Nothing to brag about, but between New York (where I live) and …

Shopping

Everyone claims they are following “agile methods” but few actually do

When we talk with managers who are undertaking ambitious digital projects, we ask them if they are using agile methods. Many of them will say “yes, we’ve adopted agile already.” You’d think that would be an encouraging sign: when practiced well, agile methods can create exceptionally valuable and …

Project Management

6 Steps to Make Your Strategic Plan Really Strategic

Why is it that when a group of managers gets together for a strategic planning session they often emerge with a document that’s devoid of “strategy”, and often not even a plan?<p>I have one such document in front of me as I write this. It starts with a “vision” statement, moves on to “strategic …

Management