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Learning From Sardinia, Where Locals Live La Dolce Vita Longer Than Anyone Else

I’ve come from the isle of Manhattan, where clocks tick on New York minutes and anxiety hums in the streets. I’ve landed in Sardinia, a Mediterranean island (outsized only by Sicily) where stress feels out of place among the mountains, verdant with maquis, and blue waters that shift in color like …

Italy

How To Propel Employee Engagement To Sky-Rocketing Levels

Often leaders are focusing so intensely on growth that we miss that our team’s emotional experience is suffering.<p>And when they’re suffering, they’re in their Critter State versus their Smart State. Why? Most likely because safety, belonging or mattering are missing. But how do you know who needs …

Employee Engagement

The (Genius) Secrets to Jasper White’s World-Famous Lobster Rolls

<i>Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.</i><p>A little bird once told me that Jasper White’s lobster rolls are genius. I should have pinned that bird to a wall until it …

New England

Alan Titchmarsh: A foolproof guide to growing wisteria

Alan Titchmarsh gives advice for growing this most glorious of horticultural spectacles.<p>There’s a lot to be said for a slow start to spring. Yes, …

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority, or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>Success can become a catalyst for</i> …

personaldevelopment

The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?<p>Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research, …

Psychology

How to hire the right people

Hiring decisions are among the most important you can make at work, because the costs associated with a bad hire are astronomical. The Society for …

18 Highly Successful People on the One Song That Gets Them Hyped

From Kendrick to Coltrane.<p>There’s something oddly intoxicating about a good pump up jam.<p>All those Prince hits, those Hall and Oates tunes, those …

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

4 Ways to Make Sure Your New Hire Quits or Gets Fired

You just dropped thousands of dollars on your new hire. Employees are relieved you've filled the position. Here's how to screw it up and go back to square one.<p>Finally! You've finally filled that pesky open position that's been vacant for weeks. Your employees feel the relief coming. You're planning …

Human Resources

The Economics of Why Companies Don’t Fix Their Toxic Cultures

Over the last decade, industries, academics, and the public sector have turned their focus toward culture and ethics in response to the financial crisis as well as misconduct at a broad range of corporations. But what role does culture play in corporate misconduct, and why do these problematic …

Financial Services

The Best Way to Network in a New Job

Anyone who hopes to hit the ground running in a new organization must first cultivate allies — a network of people who can provide the information, resources and support needed to succeed. But few onboarding programs offer concrete advice on how to build those all-important connections.<p>Our research …

Management

Research Confirms These 3 Things Are What Builds World-Class Teams

Are you missing out by forgetting these 3 things?<p>What does it take to build a world-class team?<p>Not just in business, but in every aspect of our lives? New York Times Bestselling Author, Daniel Coyle, went on a multi-year journey to get to the bottom of this question. He studied the U.S Navy Seals, …

Leadership

Spring Break, New Adventures, and Now Less than 60 Days to Hike

Nigel (Chilli — because he’s always cold and loves the food — and yes, it’s spelled that way) and I have just 60 days left before our feet hit the …

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

simplequestion

What to Pack for 36 Hours in Oaxaca

A city steeped in culture, both ancient and modern, Oaxaca has a lot to offer. From a rich culinary scene and boutique hotels to traditional crafts, art and culture, there’s plenty to enjoy.<p>We’ve shared packing essentials for any 36-hour trip in previous lists, so we asked Freda Moon, our travel …

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

personalimprovement

Gardening 101: Rhododendrons

Rhododendron, <i>Rhododendron:</i> “Rose Tree”<p>One of the many things I have learned this year as a volunteer working with the tireless organizers of the …

In Florence, Finding the Legacy of One of Literature’s Great Couples

They were an unlikely couple: he a young writer, dashing and ambitious, she a highly lauded poet six years his senior, a middle-aged invalid whose father kept her housebound. But when Robert Browning sent Elizabeth Barrett a fan letter in January 1845 — “I love your verses with all my heart, dear …

Italy

Which Myers-Briggs Type Is The Best Leader? Only 1.8 Percent Of People Test As This Type

In this life, we're all just trying to get to know ourselves a little better. Self exploration is sought after through trips abroad and career …

Compact Outdoor Seed Starter Greenhouse Cloche With Pe Protection Cover For Protected Gardening - Green - Ogrow

Any garden can accommodate this Ogrow Ultra Deluxe Compact Outdoor Seed Starter Greenhouse Cloche. Yet, this greenhouse is the perfect solution for …

Five Awful Plants for the Front of Your House

In the garden, a little knowledge can be very dangerous indeed. I vividly remember the day our neighbor complained that his vegetable plants …

How to Tell If an Employee Is an A, B, or C Player

A-level players do at least two things differently.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin, CEO of</b> …

Startups

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

"This recipe is from my mother. It may sound strange, but these are really good and very easy to make. The Brussels sprouts should be brown with a …

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

Here’s the dilemma: In a competitive, complex, and volatile business environment, companies need more from their employees than ever. But the same forces rocking businesses are also overwhelming employees, driving up their fear, and compromising their capacity.<p>It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite …

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Our chocolate hummus recipe will satisfy any chocolate craving, and it's rich in protein (a total bonus).<p>Not going to lie, when I first heard …

Uh Oh, You’ve Been Slicing Brie All Wrong

Delicious and pungent, there’s no denying that the world of cheese can be a confusing (and rewarding) place.<p>No matter your tastes, all good hostesses …

15 Delicious and Filling Recipes That Are Under 400 Calories

It’s no secret that cooking at home is an easy way to eat healthier. If you’re convinced that low-cal means carrot sticks and salad, look to PureWow …

From olive oil to coconut: Different kinds of cooking oils and their benefits

Cooking oils are a matter of many table-side debates. Your nutritionist thinks you should use it in moderation, your neighbourhood aunty has asked …