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Don’t Offer Employees Big Rewards for Innovation

It stands to reason that if you want your employees to come up with high-powered ideas, you need to offer high-powered rewards. That’s why Google created its Founders Awards to provide stock worth up to several million dollars as an incentive to innovation.<p>But our research shows that high-powered …

Sugar is Killing Us. Here's Everything You Need to Know.

Sugar-related illnesses are skyrocketing (diabetes, heart disease, and dementia, among them). Yet Americans are shoveling in more sweet stuff than ever. We know it's bad. We just can't stop. Science shows it's not simply a matter of self-control: Sugar, it turns out, might be as addictive as hard …

10 Facts You Must Know About Cancer

It’s the second biggest killer of men—but you can send it scrambling<p><b>1.</b> First of all, it’s an incredibly broad term. Cancer refers to a disease in which abnormal cells rapidly divide and invade tissues in the body, and there are over 100 different kinds.<p><b>2.</b> In 2012, an estimated 301,000 men died as a …

How I Fought Stage IV Cancer and Won—Twice

In the toughest time of his life, trainer Alwyn Cosgrove never backed down<p><i>Alwyn Cosgrove is one of the country’s top trainers and fitness experts, and a regular contributor to</i> Men’s Health Magazine. <i>He runs Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California with his wife, Rachel. For National Men’s Health</i> …

Martial Arts

12 Ways to Become the Office Superstar

How to beat your generation's bad rap and become the office superstar<p>You've heard that millennials are power-hungry, overconfident people who spend all day attached to their iPhones and want constant promotions. Crush the stereotype with these tips from Gen Y career expert Dan Schawbel, author of …

Common Projects - Crepe-Sole Leather Brogues | MR PORTER Exclusive

Author:<p>Freshness<p>Publish date:<p>Happy times are here once again as the year's end ritual of holiday parties draws near. Yet some of us dread the …

15 Creative Ways to Wrap with Brown Paper

Entertaining season is suddenly upon us, and pretty soon we'll be turning our attention (if we haven't already) to gift-giving: what to give to whom, …

Wreaths

Shopper’s Diary: Japan’s Best Brit Brand

It’s no secret that one of our favorite clothing designers is Margaret Howell. Her understated, finely-tailored utilitarian clothing have been a …

Why Setting an Intention Every Morning Will Change Your Life

Here is a typical morning that I know so many face...<p>Hit the snooze button. Make and proceed to gulp down 1+ coffee/tea. Shower. Check phone while eating breakfast on autopilot. Get dressed. Head out the door amongst the bustling crowds, traffic, etc. or in your home office, where you get down to …

You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls

Photography: Jared Leeds<p>As one of the world’s preeminent advisers to CEOs and boards, Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years on the road, watching hundreds of executives deal with their toughest challenges. He regularly shares the insights from his experiences in speeches and the classroom and is …

3 Steps to Curing Heartburn

How to cool the burn as soon as it flares<p><b>Stand up.</b>Since heartburn is often caused by acid reflux—i.e., stomach acid creeping up your esophagus—you'll want to stay vertical to slow or subdue the upward flow.<p><b>If that doesn't work. . .</b><p><b>Grab some gum.</b> <i>The Journal of Dental Research</i> reported that people …

5 Basic Rules for Raising Happy Children

I wrote <i>Raising Children That Other People Like to be Around</i> to guide parents toward a better understanding of their roles -- as moms and dads, as well as parenting partners -- because the core strength of a family comes from the leadership that the adults offer. To help parents discover their …

Parenting

The Best Commuter Bags and Backpacks You Can Buy Now

Bike commuting has become a culture in and of itself. And rightfully so — even though the journey from home to work may only last for a small …

Timeless Heirlooms To Ensure Your Descendants Are As Cool As You

The legacy we leave behind speaks to our character for years to come. While the countryside estate and granny’s meat pie are symbolic of your …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Easy Ways to Make Your Kitchen New Again

10 fast and easy tips.<p>Tired of the same old kitchen, but don't want the hassle (or price tag) of an entire renovation? These fast and easy updates take the room from make-do to magnificent.

Dining Rooms

7 Ways to Bliss Out Your Bedroom

Maximize your room’s relaxation potential with these seven tricks<p>Is your bedroom more of a hot mess than a healing oasis? You’re not alone—Only a quarter of women say they view their bedroom as a relaxing retreat, compared with about a third of men, according to a new survey by Leggett & Platt, a …

How to Reduce Belly Fat: A Complete Plan to Shrink Your Waist

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the current diet of the Western world is between 70 to 90 percent starch, sugar and fat, and the average sleep time is less than eight hours a night. From driving to working at desks to watching TV, the No. 1 form of activity is sitting, …

Nutrition

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

10 Decorating Secrets Revealed

Designers share their top dos and don'ts.<p>We asked designers to share some of their favorite tricks and ideas for putting together a beautiful space. Here, they reveal their top dos and don'ts.

Interior Design

6 Healthy Foods That Relax, Calm, and De-Stress

Studies have found that these options can help contribute to a healthy mental state, buffer against the harmful physical effects of stress, and dial up your serenity level. Eat your way to Zen.

How To Be A Great Manager That Employees Want To Work With

I recently spoke to Jill Geisler, who is the author of <i>Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know</i>. Her companion “Great Bosses” podcasts on iTunesU have been downloaded 8 million times – and counting. Jill heads the leadership and management faculty of the Poynter Institute. She teaches, writes and consults …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

How to Make a Small Space Bigger With Color

Soothing, even-toned rooms make a small room seem bigger. These color ideas will enlarge your space. See more ways to make the most of a small space.<p><b>1. Bedding and Curtains</b><p>Harmonize bedding and curtain patterns.<p><b>2. Palette</b><p>Adhere to the same palette to create unity from room to room.<p><b>3. …

Hotel Wi-Fi Sucks: Create Your Own Hotspot Using the Room's Ethernet Connection

From the creepiest $20 per night skid-row flophouse to the presidential suite at Hong Kong's InterContinental, Wi-Fi is now as standard as a toilet …

The Best Fried Chicken Recipes from Around the World

From Vietnam to India to Italy to Mexico—and beyond—we've got tons of recipes for fried chicken, and the appropriate side dishes<p>From Tennessee and Italy to India and Korea, we've got all the best recipes for fried chicken—and their attendant sides, of course—from nearly every corner of the globe. …

Potatoes

Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the Internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

How The Most Effective People Learn From Their Mistakes. A Case Study

See if this sounds familiar.<p>You work incredibly hard to develop a great product or service. You introduce it into the marketplace with high hopes…and it bombs.<p>Your reaction? “The problem wasn’t me or our product. The problem was the market/customer/whoever didn’t appreciate what we had. It was a …

25 Secrets To A Lasting Marriage

<i>By Julie D. Andrews for YourTango.com</i><p>These real-life couples have been in the marriage trenches and they're still laughing, smiling and having a ball. Here, their secrets to making love last for the long haul.<p>"We're best friends. You really have to like each other to last. When the sex becomes less …

10 Things You Should Know About Goals

Setting and reaching goals is a mainstay topic in research across a range of disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, marketing, and communications. Below is a survey of 10 recent findings about goals, chosen from these and other topic areas, that throw some light on the ups and downs of …