Andrea Urban

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How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use

Over the last decade, I’ve conducted thousands of 360-degree feedback interviews with the colleagues of the leaders I coach. My goal with these sessions is to get a better sense of my clients’ strengths and weaknesses, but more often than not, the feedback isn’t particularly useful.<p>How do you give …

Understanding your core values in relationships (no they're not your common interests)

One of the things that people are most confused about and that I get asked a lot of questions about, is the issue of ‘common interests’ and letting …

Forget Common Interests, Successful Relationships Need Something More

410<p>SHARES<p>Thanks to the cringe-worthy sexts and highly avoidable turn-offs that have become the all too common these days, the greater majority of …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

How Important Are Common Interests in a Relationship?

<i>Hi Evan, I’m new to your site and advice, but I’m already hooked on your refreshingly honest advice and wisdom. I’ve read “Why He Disappeared”, and</i> …

Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Past Global Warming Event, Study Finds

Millions of years ago Earth was on a path similar to today, increasing carbon dioxide leading to a warming planet and many significant system wide changes. In a recent study published in <i>Nature</i>, a team of scientists revealed the mechanism through which the Earth experienced one of the fastest …

Climate Change

Protein-Packed Vegetarian Recipes

Anyone who eats a vegetarian diet knows that one of the most common questions asked is “Where do you get your protein?” But this gallery of recipes …

Healthy Eating

Carolyn Hax: There’s no science to the laws of romantic attraction

<i>Carolyn Hax is away. The following is from June 27, 2003.</i><p><i>Hi, Carolyn: I was interested in my best friend last year, but she wasn’t interested in me. We got that out of the way, ended up closer than before and everything’s been fine since. Now, I’m happy with a great girlfriend.</i><p><i>The problem is, each</i> …

Love

Morning Must: Multigrain Polenta With Pesto Eggs

<i>Unless you’ve been completely checked out for the past few years, you’ve noticed that the humble bowl has been elevated to more of a “large holy</i> …

Elizabeth Blackburn on the telomere effect: ‘It’s about keeping healthier for longer’

<b>You won your Nobel prize for medicine for your discoveries concerning telomeres, found at the ends of chromosomes. What are telomeres and what happens to them as we age?</b><br>If you think of your chromosomes – which carry your genetic material – as shoelaces, telomeres are the little protective tips at …

Telomere

What It Means to Love: 9 Steps to a Strong Relationship

<b>“Be there. Be open. Be honest. Be kind. Be willing to listen, understand, accept, support, and forgive. This is what it means to love</b><b>.” ~Lori Deschene</b><p>…

Positive Thinking

Manipulative people hook their victims with a tactic called 'love bombing' — here are the signs you've been a target

You think you've met the love of your life?<p>Stop. Take a step back. Why do you think that?<p>If you've just met somebody who is saying you're "soul mates" and declaring their undying love for you after a few weeks, you might have just become the victim of something called "love bombing."<p>According to …

Is the American republic built to withstand a malevolent president?

The Trump administration, having passed the six-month milestone in office, kicked off the next phase of his presidency with an explosion of crazy, spread over the past seven days. Like sweeps week on <i>The Apprentice,</i> every day saw some headline-grabbing event to garner ratings. It started with leaks …

Donald Trump

How Not to End Up Hating Your Partner

It is no secret that the evolution of traditional domestic roles has kicked up a lot of dust in relationships. There seems to be a pronounced power …

What Is Sudden Repulsion Syndrome, and What Do You Do When You Get It?

Picture this: You’ve been seeing someone for a few weeks or months. You think they're hilarious, they find you brilliant. It seems like you’re both counting down the days until your next date. You’re enjoying getting to know each other, planning weekend trips to the beach, and meeting the friends …

9 Rampant Toxic Behaviors that Break Relationships Up

<i>Our behavior is a small thing that makes a big difference in our relationships.</i>This morning I saw a middle-aged woman ferociously slam the car door …

Middle Age

A Guide to San Francisco's Mid-Market Neighborhood

You won’t find any of San Francisco’s quintessential features—cable cars, hills, Victorian homes, piers, grand bridges and views—in the central …

The 6-Step Guide to Becoming a Digital Nomad | Inc.com

Many of us dream of adventuring around the world, so why is it that most (55 percent of working Americans) don't even use all their vacation days? It's not that we have too much work to do. It's that we haven't discovered how to hack work to make it easier to travel.<p>For the past decade, I have …

Outsourcing

U.S. Warship Sails Near Island Claimed by Beijing in South China Sea

BEIJING — A United States Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday, an operation that showed a new firmness by the Trump administration in its dealings with Beijing.<p>The warship, the guided missile destroyer Dewey, …

China

Changing Your Relationship With Time Will Make You More Productive and Successful

Over the past few centuries, humanity has become divorced from the natural instincts and rhythms that helped us thrive for millennia. These days, we …

Fighting Trump on Climate, California Becomes a Global Force

LOS ANGELES — The environmental ministers of Canada and Mexico went to San Francisco last month to sign a global pact — drafted largely by California — to lower planet-warming greenhouse pollution. Gov. Jerry Brown flies to China next month to meet with climate leaders there on a campaign to curb …

Climate

The three best things about Things 3, a to-do app five years in the making

Getting things done<p>Few apps have made a more valiant effort to rescue us from indolence than Things, the to-do list app for Mac and iOS from German software developer Cultured Code. When it debuted as one of the original iPhone apps in 2008, Things was notable for its strong compatibility with</i> …

3 Powerful Strategies to Reach Your Peak Mental Performance | Inc.com

When it comes to peak performance--whether it be entrepreneurship, athletics, or something more--there is a "method to the madness," so to speak. Greatness, and ultimately the legacy you leave behind, is a process that takes work, determination, but also courage. It's a mindset, and leaders in …

Self-improvement

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science | Inc.com

Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and benefits of an idea to gain agreement.<p>When you think of it that way, everyone needs to harness the power of persuasion: to convince other …

Self-improvement

Once hoped for as a reset, Trump's foreign trip now bogged in White House crises

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A White House reeling from parallel crises won't find respite anytime soon: President Donald Trump, joined by first lady Melania Trump, will embark Friday on his first foreign trip, a five-country grind where the very issues of credibility and competence exposed by the past …

Donald Trump

The scariest thought: What if Donald Trump just doesn't know what he's doing?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The fundamental question, always, when it comes to President Donald Trump is this: Is he following a grand plan that only he can see or is he just saying and doing things with no broader blueprint in mind?<p>The stunning nature of his election convinced most people -- including me -- that he …

Donald Trump

At a Besieged White House, Tempers Flare and Confusion Swirls

WASHINGTON — The bad-news stories slammed into the White House in pitiless succession on Tuesday, leaving President Trump’s battle-scarred West Wing aides staring at their flat screens in glassy-eyed shock.<p>The disclosure that Mr. Trump divulged classified intelligence to Russian officials that had …

Donald Trump

Comey documented 'everything he could remember' after Trump conversations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Donald Trump asked him to end the investigation of national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a source familiar with the matter.<p>Comey was so appalled by the request that he wanted to document it, the source …

Donald Trump