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Outnumbered? Six tips for when you're faced with an interview panel

Research your interviewers, engage the whole panel and remember that they want you to do well, say the experts<p>Research your interviewers<p>You may feel like a stalker but doing a bit of digging before the interview to find out the names, roles and responsibilities of those on the panel is wise, says …

Alamo Drafthouse launches epic sleepaway camp — for adults only

Alamo Drafthouse's Rolling Roadshow series has brought you to the shark-infested waters of <i>Jaws</i>, the motel from cult fave <i>Bottle Rocket</i>, and the …

Texas

7 Post-Workout Eating Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Don’t let your grub sabotage your results.<p>Shutterstock<p>High five—you’re making it to the gym on the regular, building muscle, and torching calories. Thing is, if you’re not refueling with the right foods after you towel off in the locker room, you might be undoing all the benefits of your sweat …

Mark your calendars for Nov. 1: the barbecue event of the year

You'll need fast fingers if you want to attend <i>Texas Monthly</i>'s annual barbecue festival on Nov. 1 in Austin. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, …

5 Scary Things That Happen When You Eat Too Much Protein | Women's Health

When you cut your carbs to the bare minimum (which you're likely doing if you're on a super-high-protein diet), your body enters a state called ketosis, where it starts burning fat for fuel instead of the usual carbohydrates. That might be great for weight loss, but not so much for your breath, …

10 Movies I Want My Daughter to See Before She Starts Dating

I'm lucky. My daughter is still young. Right now boys are just friends with whom you arrange playdates, not real dates. Her future plans involve having 100 children whom I will babysit while she goes to work as a teacher/astronaut/fashion designer/Mommy. The romantic lead in this scenario is an …

Relationships

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

Who needs a gym when you can work out at home for free with YouTube trainers?

There are a thousand reasons not to go to the gym. Most of them, like lack of time or fear of being seen in spandex, are unfortunate. Here's one for the plus side: YouTube has hundreds of fitness channels to get you in shape at home. And some are pretty good.<p>Many channels retain their grass roots, …

7 Mental Illness Myths People Still Believe

Mental illness stigma can lead to a multitude of false beliefs -- and it's about time to set the record straight. Negative stereotypes create a lot of misconceptions, which further alienate people in a community that already feels isolated.<p>The many fallacies that surround mental health disorders …

Mental Health

9 Crushes Every Girl Has At the Gym

People watching isn't exactly the reason we hit the gym -- but it is a nice perk. There's always a cast of characters, all sweating it up in one place. It's easier to push yourself just 15 more minutes on the treadmill when you're imagining a backstory for the guy on the stair climber next to you. …

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Bench Press<p>Lie faceup on a bench with your arms straight, a dumbbell in each hand <b>(A)</b>. Lower the dumbbells until they’re close to the sides of your chest <b>(B)</b>, then press them back up to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps, then go to move 2 without rest.<p>Exercise 2 …

If You Sit at a Computer All Day This Mobility Exercise Will Change Your Life in 30 Seconds

If you're like me, you probably spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen.<p>In fact, you probably spend a lot of time in a hunched over position. Whether it's sitting at a desk, in a car, or on the couch, the default position for many people is shoulders forward, hips flexed, back slightly …

Time I

10 Weird Ways to Make Yourself Work Out -- Even When You Really Don't Want to

<i>By Sarah Klein, Prevention.com</i><p>Motivating myself to work out is hard. At the beginning of every week, I have such high hopes for my healthy agenda. Then, within a couple of days, reality sets in and life flattens my workout motivation like a pancake. Could be long work hours or New York City's …

Fitness

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

<i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where Does It End?," by Mary Oliver<p>A growing number of Americans -- young …

Books

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Man's clever contraption lets his cat hunt for dinner

Cats are natural hunters, so it's no surprise they would enjoy a tactical game when it's time to eat.<p>Benjamin Millam, a self-described "aspiring …

7 Signs You Are an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Do you believe you are an emotionally intelligent person? Here are some signs to help you find out for sure.<p><i>Emotional Intelligence</i> is a term often …

7 interview questions that determine emotional intelligence

Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees — as well as weeding out the ones that won't fit. A candidate's answers can be telling.<p>While different companies embody various values and cultures, success in the workplace is strongly influenced by a …

Emotional Intelligence

Law enforcement will receive training on dog encounters

<i>Throughout August, The Texas Tribune will feature 31 ways Texans' lives will change because of new laws that take effect Sept. 1. Check out our story</i> …

How Many Calories Does CrossFit REALLY Burn?

When scientists at Kennesaw State University studied Cindy, one of the fitness brand’s benchmark timed workouts, they found that doing total-body moves against the clock can burn 261 calories in just 20 minutes.<p>(If you’re looking for a challenging workout you can do at home to lose your belly, try</b> …

Personal Intelligence: Are You Using Yours?

If you are open to new ways to improve your success, you might want to try increasing your "PI" -- that's "personal intelligence," a cousin of …

Emotional Intelligence

What Experts Will Never Tell You About Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

In my last infographic, I illustrated how your job fits into your personality. Over 150,000 people have seen the post. This just shows how people are …

14 things successful people do in the last 10 minutes of work

Perhaps you spend the last 10 minutes of your workday staring at the clock, counting down the seconds until you’re free.<p>Or, maybe you bury yourself …

Productivity

How to Ace the 50 Most Common Interview Questions

<b>By Dr. Travis Bradberry</b><p>Most people’s biggest job-hunting fear is being put on the spot by oddball interview questions such as these (which are …

Employment

How to Sculpt Your 'Lady V' à la Kendall Jenner

It's the body part du jour...<p>With thigh-high dresses and side-slit skirts on the rise—just take a second look at Kendell Jenner's double-whammy in a revealing Fausto Puglisi dress—there's a new area to focus your workout on, the lady V. Stars such as Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore …

What to Eat Before and After Your Workout

I used to struggle with knowing what to eat, when to eat it, and what effects it would have on my energy, stamina, and strength. Over the years, I've figured out some foolproof foods that help my body get ready for my toughest workout, and then refuel post-sweat sesh.<p>A piece of fruit<p>The readily …

Children's Book Review: The Trouble with Ants by Claudia Mills, illus. by Katie Kath. Knopf, $14.99 (176p) ISBN 978-0-385-39161-0

The Trouble with Ants<p>Claudia Mills, illus. by Katie Kath. Knopf, $14.99 (176p) ISBN 978-0-385-39161-0<p>More By and About This Author<p>Fourth-grader Nora …

Books

Book Review: Finders Keepers | Stephen King

<i>Finders Keepers</i> <b><br>Hardcover | Kindle Edition<br>Written by Stephen King <br>Scribner | Simon & Schuster<br>Release Date: June 2nd, 2015<br>Cover Price: $30.00</b><p>1978 – …