Beth Omer

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10 Productivity Resolutions To Simplify Your Workday All Year Long

Put your brain on autopilot, make lists at the end of the day, and other simple tips and tricks can help you have a more productive 2017.<p>Most New Year’s resolutions don’t survive long enough to see February. There are myriad reasons why our January 1 ambitions disappear, and many abandon ship as …

Become a Better Man

The Best Music Apps for Running or Working Out

Listening to the right beat while you exercise could be just what you need to stay motivated. Let these music apps for running, yoga, interval …

Royals Celebrate World Series with Parade: Pictures

World Series

7 Places To Shop For Home Decor That Aren't Ikea

If we see one more Malm dresser...<p><i>Photo courtesy: Zara Home</i><p>OK, so you just moved into a new apartment and you need home things. Namely dishtowels without stains, cups sans university logos and maybe a new nightstand that isn't from Bed Bath & Beyond. Most people's natural instinct is to head …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

The Three Times Marissa Mayer Refused To Fire Thousands Of Yahoos

<i>Mayer [made the choice not to fire 5,000 Yahoo employees] three times.</i><p><i>When she joined Yahoo in the summer of 2012, one of the first meetings she took</i> …

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Living Rooms

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

The Week in Review: Why Millennials Matter

Ranging in age from 14 to 34, the millennial generation is a study in contrasts. In spite of their technological savvy, liberal politics and college …

Is your brand’s workplace creative enough?

“I believe, to my core, that everybody has the potential to be creative – whatever form that creativity takes – and that to encourage such …

10 Drugstore Must-Haves from Emma Stone's Makeup Artist

Los Angeles makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, whose clients include Emma Stone and January Jones, shares the cheap and cheerful products she swears by.<p>Los Angeles makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, whose clients include Emma Stone and January Jones, shares the cheap and cheerful products she swears …

This Weekly Meeting Took Up 300,000 Hours a Year

How much time does your organization squander? My colleagues and I gathered data about time use at one large company and found that people there spent <i>300,000 hours a year</i> just supporting the weekly executive committee meeting. Click the arrow below to find out where all those hours went:<p></p> …

The Secret Ingredient in GE’s Talent-Review System

GE is often highlighted as an organization that develops some of the most effective leaders. Most companies have a version of the talent-review system we use at GE. But judging from what I hear from managers of companies that visit us to benchmark our system, the difference between our approach and …

How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten

Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock's life began to unravel, history all but forgot the pilot who made it.<p>Just before the coast …

The Columbus Dispatch

Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

Weighing in at more than $1 trillion, student loan debt is now larger than total credit card debt. <i>Morning Edition</i> recently asked young adults about their biggest concerns, and more than two-thirds of respondents mentioned college debt. Many say they have put off marriage or buying a home because of …

Book News: What Are The World's Best New Novels? Libraries Weigh In

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>The IMPAC Dublin Award — the Dublin-based literary award that asks libraries around the globe to nominate the best new works of fiction — named 10 finalists, with half the books on the list having been translated from …

To Fill Skills Gap In U.S., Schools Look Abroad

Community colleges and trade schools are trying to better prepare students for a global market. And some are looking to Europe for answers.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>One big challenge in the U.S. economy is the skills gap. Employers are finding workers just don't have the skills to get the job …

Incorporate These 5 Habits to Take Advantage of the 'Highly Improbable'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people think they can, and should, plan their life. But let’s face it, luck has a lot to do with most of the people we meet, most of the goals we achieve and most of the life that we live.<p>Nassim Nicholas Taleb goes even further by …

At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands

A new Marc Jacobs shop is opening in New York -- but one in which no money will ever change hands. The designer is cashing in on social hype over physical dollars to promote his fragrance, Daisy.<p>Jacobs has erected a pop-up store in Manhattan this weekend that will trade exclusively in what the …

The Top 17 Health Stories Of 2013

By Ariel Schwartz4 minute Read<p>In 2013, we saw the continuation of health trends that have been building up for the past few years. Futuristic …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

MBAs Are Making $200,000 Five Years Out Of Business School Despite The Recession

Forbes' ranking is strictly based on return-on-investment five years after commencement. That means this year's ranking is based on the 2012 earnings of the recession-ravaged Class of 2008 which graduated just months before the economy completely tanked. Many of those MBA graduates who headed to …

Why Outsourcing Innovation Will Be Big in Tech and Beyond

<i>Paul Jozefak, co-founder and managing director of innovation laboratory Liquid Labs, argues that outsourcing innovation will become a mainstream business practice and a key driver of growth, specifically in the tech sector. While he clearly has a business interest in companies outsourcing their</i> …

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …

Leadership is Dead

Most of my readers are familiar with Catalyst, the next-gen leadership conference that takes place in Atlanta, SoCal and Dallas and now has one-day …

Why the Incas offered up child sacrifices

<i>These children [to be sacrificed to the mountain and other gods] would be collected from all over the land and would be carried in litters together … They should be very well dressed, paired up female and male.</i><p><b>Juan de Betanzos, 1551</b><p><i>Human nature would not allow them to kill their own children … if</i> …

Surprise drop in iPad sales shows the market for Apple’s tablet has saturated

Ritchie King/Quartz<p>Apple sold 5.4 million fewer iPads in its most recent quarter than it did in the same three months a year ago. That’s despite having introduced a whole new iPad, the Mini, in the intervening year. The drop in iPad sales, from 17 million to 14.6 million, is all the more surprising …