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Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Happiness

Earth heading for 'mini ice age' within 15 years

Research has predicted a new solar 'Maunder minimum' in the 2030s<p>The earth is 15 years from a period of low solar activity similar to that last seen during the "mini ice-age" of the 17th century, when the Thames froze.<p>Solar researchers at the University of Northumbria have created a new model of …

Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently

Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.<p>Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on?<p>Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.<p>A new study looks …

Clothing

Coffee Cake

175<p>36<p>Shares 211<p>A few years back, all of us elderly ladies and gents who were blogging for a while were suddenly surprised (and delighted) at a group …

Make Rhubarb Galettes With Hazelnut Frangipane (and Say Hello, Spring)

Make a rhubarb galette. It's spring. It's practically a requirement.<p>Yes, pie is great, but arranging the dough to fit perfectly into a pie pan—who has time for that? Not you. And not senior food editor Alison Roman, who favors the free-form galette. In honor of spring, Roman gathered some of her …

Baking

The Secret Ingredient That Can Help You Lose Weight

Behold, the power of the pulse: Researchers say that besides having a low glycemic index, meaning they're digested slowly, these foods are high in protein and fiber, both of which are linked to long-lasting fullness and weight loss. What’s more, researchers note that pulses can be used in place of …

10 Healthy Food Myths Debunked

From the editors of GoodHousekeeping.com, we set the record straight on common misconceptions about which foods are healthy for you.<p><b>1) Fresh is always better than frozen.</b><br>Freshly-shelled peas have more vitamins than frozen ones, right? Not exactly. "Fresh" produce often travels far distances and …

14 DIY Versions of Your Fave Cereals

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so shouldn’t it involve more than just a bowlful of off-the-shelf sugar (or simply a mugful of coffee)? These 14 homemade cereal recipes offer a more healthful spin on some of our childhood faves. Whip up a big batch over the weekend to make morning …

Breakfast

35 Body Language Secrets That Will Help You Get Ahead at Work

You’ve probably heard by now that body language can give you a leg up in the workplace. It can determine the way your interactions with others go. It …

This Infographic Will Help You Write Your Best Resume Yet

When applying for jobs, especially around the holidays when seemingly everyone is busy, you really have to make sure your application stands out. Besides including a killer cover letter, the best way to make sure you catch a hiring manager’s eye is with a well-written resume.<p>Luckily for you, Aditi …

Infographics

5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It

As researchers who study appreciation and value creation in the workplace, it would be easy for us to write an article about killing career potential (both yours and your coworkers) by being a jerk at work. But, that’s not the only thing that kills potential.<p>We were curious about the opposite of …

Your Elevator Pitch Needs an Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. A favorite tool of the networking masses. A rite of passage of sorts. You’ve heard the scenario: you step into an elevator and go up one floor. The elevator doors open and in walks the client of your dreams. They start some small talk and ask, “What do you do?” and you’ve …

The Surprising Way to Hire Superstar Candidates | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Before the applications are reviewed, before the job opening is even posted, you know you need a special candidate. Why? Well, because of whatever previously happened with the …

Employment

Out-of-the-Box Approaches to the Job Search (That Actually Work)

You've heard the commonly cited statistics before: 80% of job openings are unlisted; there are 100+ resumes submitted for every job posting; 50% of …

How To Tell In 10 Minutes If You're Ready For The Success You Want

When most people talk about “success,” they’re often referring to outer things like money, title, and promotions. But in reality, these outer accomplishments almost never bring a lasting sense of happiness or success. They’re fleeting, and the goalposts are constantly shifting.<p>Instead, real success …

8 Job Search Lessons I Learned From Zumba

(<i>This article appeared previously on LinkedIn</i>.)<p>It’s 10:45 a.m. on day 3 of my job search.<p>Committed to managing my energy level, I’ve decided to give my health club membership a workout and take a Zumba class (which I always wanted to do, but never had time for while I was working).<p>The class gave me …

Listening To 50 Cent Before Job Interviews Will Make You More Confident, Study Suggests

Listening to 50 Cent's "In Da Club" has always been perfect for when it's your birthday, for when you're sipping Bacardi or when it's not your birthday, but now you can add right before a job interview to that list.<p>A study conducted by Dennis Y. Hsu, Li Huang, Loran F. Nordgren, Derek D. Rucker and …

The Secret To Never Settling For Less In Your Career

If you’ve spent any time interviewing for a job in the past five years, it can seem like a one way street: A historically tight job market has given employers the upper hand. But what if you walked into every interview or looked at every job posting knowing exactly what was most important to you in …

The hidden job market: Where to find it and how to access it - Women's Agenda

Desperate to extract herself from a toxic workplace, a client recently told me, “I’ve applied for so many jobs over the past three years with no …

10 Body Language Tics That Could Cost You The Interview -- And The Job

Michael Tally, a 31-year-old sales manager at a New Jersey-based packaging firm, walked down the long hallway leading towards his office, eyeing up the three candidates in folding metal chairs. “Two were nervous-looking, ruffling through papers in neat manila folders,” he recalls. It was the …

Why This Tech CEO Only Hires Candidates Who Can Tell A Good Story

Lonne Jaffe, chief executive of software company Syncsort, said in a recent New York Times interview with Adam Bryant that he always wanted to see how well a job candidate could tell a story.<p>"I'll talk about the company's strategy and my background and the nature and challenges of the role they're …

Employment

Unlock Your Creative Genius: 4 Steps To Being Provocative With A Purpose

It’s time to abandon your fear of provocation. You can take risks, be bold, and be creative without sinking the ship–or your career. In fact, it’s what employers value most.<p>“Why?” is the question I never take for granted.<p>So when my 4-year-old daughter bombards me with the never-ending barrage of …

Creativity

Can Your LinkedIn Profile Replace Your Resume?

I’m a heavy believer that LinkedIn is neither more effective than, nor does it replace your resume. However, I do believe that having a strong …

The Biggest Mistakes 20-Something Job Seekers Make

There was the young job seeker who showed up at his interview 15 minutes late, failed to apologize, and then asked if the interviewer had a garbage can so he could throw away his gum. There was also the 20-something applicant whose call to the hiring manager went dead in the middle of the …

Cinnabon President Kat Cole Shares Her Best Advice For Getting Ahead

The New York Times' Adam Bryant recently interviewed Kat Cole, president of Cinnabon, a popular chain of American baked goods stores and kiosks, who started her career as a Hooters girl at age 17.<p>Bryant asked Cole — who by age 19 was helping Hooters expand internationally — to share her best advice …

Mentoring

How to Make Juicy Chicken Green Chile Tacos

I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of great chicken tacos I've had in my life, and I'd still have one finger left to point accusingly at all the people who've served me dry, bland, flavorless meat in tortillas past. See, chicken tacos don't <i>have</i> to be dry. Just ask the lady who serves …

Brunch Cocktails: Booze Recipes For The Time Between Breakfast And Lunch (PHOTOS)

Look, it's time for the tyranny to end: it's okay to have a cocktail at brunch. "What do you mean," you might be asking yourself, "isn't a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa a brunch cocktail?" Yeah, sure. They are classics for a reason, but maybe we want some fruit. Maybe we want Campari. Maybe we're adults …

Roasted Tomato Soup with Corn Salsa

If I read one more recipe that begins with saying that the recipe is the perfect way to use up the overload of summer tomatoes, I’m going to scream. …

6 Tips for Building a Better Burger

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Tom goes over burger basics -- and then some.</i><p>If you think about it, a hamburger is nothing more than a …