calexperez

754 Flips | 7 Magazines | 295 Likes | 22 Followers | @calexperez | Keep up with calexperez on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “calexperez”

This is what causes poor communication in the workplace

It’s easier than ever to communicate with colleagues. And yet, that doesn’t always make us more efficient.<p>In fact, just the opposite happens.<p>I …

Productivity

11 Unexpected Habits People With High-Functioning Anxiety Have In Relationships

If someone has high-functioning or mild anxiety, they might notice that — while not super intense — their anxiety can still impact their life in …

Mental Health

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

How to Keep Your Relationship Alive with One Text a Day

Zen and the art of maintenance texts.<p>You know how when people ask couples, “How did you know?” most people answer, “Oh, my mother was in the hospital, and he came and sang show tunes with her to keep her happy,” or “My dog had diarrhea into his expensive gym bag, and he was totally cool about it.” …

Relationships

Here's How To Make A Hanging Succulent Garden

Who needs artwork when you can have framed succulents?<p>View this post on Facebook

Plants

You’ll Never Regret Painting Your Entire House in This Color

Take your neutrals game up a notch by painting your entire home in an unexpected hue. Our favorite of the moment is Farrow & Ball Pale Powder (No. …

Home Decorating

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Time I

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression,Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person... anyone can do those …

Self-improvement

99 Questions That Will Really Help You Get To Know Someone

Getting to know someone is all about asking the right questions. Armed with the right conversation starters you'll cut through the nonsense & get …

Relationships

How to Add Barn Doors Without Making Your Home Feel Like a Farmhouse

Barn doors are a design element you may have spotted a number of times on the popular renovation show <i>Fixer Upper</i>. With the size of the family home …

Interior Design

10 Easy Pieces: Stone Deck Tiles

With stone deck tiles, installing a floor outdoors can be as easy as snapping together Lego pieces. Many natural stone tiles are mounted on plastic …

Home Improvement

The Best Chest Workout in Under 10 Minutes

Barbell flat chest press and incline fly superset<p>Follow the power exercise with a strength and accessory exercise superset.<p><b>Chest barbell press:</b> Set …

Workouts

3 Signs That You're a Micromanager and What You Can Do to About It

If you have any of these three tendencies, you're likely micromanaging your people. If you want them (and you) to grow, here's what to do.<p>As an executive and leadership coach, micromanaging is one of the most common challenges I see. It's a common problem for many leaders, new and old alike. Left …

Leadership

Parenting Your Spouse: It's Not OK

It doesn't make any difference if your spouse doesn't get up on time, has horrible taste in clothes, forgets appointments or to take pills, loses the …

Parenting

6 Reasons Why Chemistry Is a Necessity For Relationships

• Popsugar<br>• Love & Sex<br>• Dating<p>How Important Is Chemistry in a Relationship?<p>6 Reasons Why Chemistry Is a Necessity For Relationships<p>Shares<p>Chemistry is …

Relationships

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now

Your words have the power to either inspire or discourage your employees<p>When you're a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it's important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting.<p>As the boss, there are certain things …

Learner-centered Design for Adult Learners

If you’re looking to join the growing brigade improving the lives of adult learners through mobile learning – then welcome! We need you. More …

This Is Exactly What People Mean When They Say Relationships Are Hard Work, & Wow

If there is one thing we've all heard about being committed to someone, it’s that relationships are "hard work." It’s a phrase you will inevitably …

If Your Boss Says This, It’s a Sign They Probably Underestimate You

Feedback is the key to success on any job, but some comments or responses may be warning signs of potential problems. Sometimes, the issue is a …

The 24” X 36” Storage Space You’re Probably Overlooking

If you're human, you've likely complained once (or twice) about the lack of storage space in your life. But there's a blank two-by-three-foot space …

Home Depot

9 Differences Between Loving Your Partner And Being In Love With Them, According To Experts

We've all heard the classic line — either in real life or in movies — that goes a little something like "I love you, but I'm not <i>in love</i> with you." It …

Why Most Managers Are Lousy

Most managers are lousy, and it’s not their fault.<p>When a business leader needs to fill a management role, the natural thought is to look at top performers. We pluck them out of their role as individual contributors and put them into a management role as a team lead. We do this because they are good …

Leadership

7 Traits of Supremely Productive Employees

High-performing employees are worth their weight in gold.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>High-performing employees’ have outstanding skills that distinguish them from their mediocre colleagues in the workplace. With a willingness to go above and beyond what is written …

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. My friend was giving it …

Leadership

This Is What An $830K Apartment Looks Like In Sweden

The building was built in 1902, and is bordered by a small lawn.<p>A pair of double wooden doors welcomes you into the lobby of the building.<p>Two poster …

Remodeling 101: A Guide to the Only 6 Wood Flooring Styles You Need to Know

Recently an architect friend of Julie’s was telling her that his dark and dramatic ebonized floors showed every speck of dust and strand of pet …

Never Settle For Someone Who Wants You Over Someone Who Would Do Anything To Keep You

Human beings are almost entirely governed by two instincts: desire and the need to avoid loss. We are loss-adverse animals who constantly want …

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wood

Pine<p>Pine is an inexpensive, lightweight wood that can be yellowish or whitish with brown knots. It's often used for rustic pieces, like …

16 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

High achievement isn't an accident.<p>High achievement in business and life involves intention. Meaning, it's not going to happen accidentally. Here are the things more than a dozen successful executives do every day because they say it's a habit that makes a difference.<p>1. Say no without saying …

12 Epic High-End IKEA Hacks That Totally Had Us Fooled

Look, I know IKEA. And usually, I can spot one of their products from a mile away. But every once in a while I'll see a hack that's so clever, so …

Hacking