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7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

26 Delicious Gifts from Your Kitchen

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark<p>Melt chocolate, spread it out, and add your favorite toppings—that’s almost all there is to making bark. We added one …

101 Ways to Make an Extra $1,000 in 2018

Without skipping your daily Starbucks run.<p>We’d all like to finish next year with a bit extra in our pockets. The good news is, when your goal is …

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

An Eater’s Guide to New York City

Welcome to the Vast, Ever-Changing Food Metropolis<p>With more than eight million people spread out across 250+ neighborhoods, New York City is a true melting pot. In addition to mom-and-pops serving foods from all around the world, there are fine-dining restaurants from local and international …

Ice Cream

8 Gluten-Free Desserts for the Fourth of July

July Fourth is a traditional day for barbecues, picnics, and other food-centered celebrations. If you're gluten-free, it can be a bit of a challenge …

Dessert

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

This is the conclusion from decades of Gallup data and interviews with 25 million employees. But companies still keep getting it wrong.<p>In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of …

Employee Engagement

Matrix Management: Not a Structure, a Frame of Mind

Top-level managers in many of today’s leading corporations are losing control of their companies. The problem is not that they have misjudged the demands created by an increasingly complex environment and an accelerating rate of environmental change, nor even that they have failed to develop …

Management

The most famous book that takes place in every state

Whether you come from the California coastline or the snowy forests of Maine, reading a book set in your home state can make you feel a warm nostalgia for that beloved place.<p>After scouring the internet and surveying our colleagues on their picks, we rounded up the most famous book set in every …

How Far in Advance Can You Make Holiday Cookies?

No! You <i>can’t</i> make all of the desserts and cookies for Christmas at the last minute and still enjoy the holidays.<p>Fortunately, <b>plenty of cookies keep well—and some actually improve with age</b>. Go ahead and try some of those traditional Scandinavian and German recipes that you’ve ignored all these years; …

12 Classic, Crunchy, and Left-Of-Center Ways To Gussy Up Silky Chocolate Truffles

<i>Whether you're baking treats for cozy Saturday afternoons, family get togethers, or that next holiday party, we partnered with Ghirardelli to share a few of our favorite back-pocket sweets you can turn to again and again.</i><p>Candy making seems like the stuff of science—there <i>must</i> be laboratories and lab …

Make Julehjerter (Heart-Shaped Scandinavian Christmas Ornaments), Feel the Love

Pour yourself a nice glass of gløg. Munch on a few pepparkokar. Get your crafting supplies at the ready. Put on your fuzziest wool socks, burrow under your fuzziest wool blanket, light some candles and feel the hygge.<p>Quickly google what each of those words mean, get lost for a moment searching …

20 Easy Homemade Gifts for Folks You Really Love

<i>Day 22 of 30 Days of Thoughtful Giving: Clear a crafternoon.</i><p>It's the most wonderful (also stressful, expensive) time of the year! And there is nothing—nothing—that will knock the socks of your family members and friends off faster than a handmade gift.<p><b>A handmade gift is to be long-cherished:</b> You …

The Perfect Three-Day Weekend in Seattle

As part of a new series, Travel + Leisure is exploring America one three-day weekend at a time. Here’s what to do on a short trip to Seattle.<p>Heading …

Puget Sound

Bullet Journaling May Change Your To-Do Lists Forever

Have you seen photos on Pinterest or Instagram of hyper-organized notebooks, with color-coded, bulleted lists? Did it overwhelm you? Take a deep …

Productivity

Want to Double Your Employees' Loyalty? Science Says Provide These 3 Things

Engaged employees can increase your revenue and profits more than 200 percent. Here are the three things businesses can do to drive devotion.<p>Humans make relationships harder than they need to be. At our very core, we crave only three things (after food, shelter, and good Wi-Fi service):<p>To feel …

Employee Engagement

The world’s shortest flight? Airline launches 12-minute hop from Toronto to Niagara

There’s no drinks service or in-flight entertainment system, but passengers on board the newest Greater Toronto Airways service won’t have time to get bored. That's because its Toronto to Niagara route, which will whisk travellers from the Ontario metropolis to the home of North America’s most …

The Sales Manager Job Description Template That Will Help You Find the Perfect Candidate

Hiring a sales manager? Check out this list and template job description to determine what to look for.

Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading & Controlling - Video & Lesson Transcript

The Four Functions of Managers<p>Management involves far more than just telling others what to do. Before any of you decide that you think you can do …

6 Must-Have Skills for Leading from the Middle

If you’re a mid-to-senior level manager — <b>a leader of managers</b> — you lead in what we call “the middle zone.”<p>You operate up and down the organizational …

VIDEO: What You Eat Changes How You Think

Watch to learn how diet affects the brain.<p>It's no secret that what you eat affects your body. But as a new video produced by TED-Ed points out, diet …

What a Man's Poo Says About Him

<b>1. The Straining Cannonballs</b><p>Those little lumps are stubborn and hard to please. Always making a splash without much relief.<p><b>FEATURES</b>: Separate hard …

Wellness

Don’t Let Learners Prescribe Their Learning

Have you ever heard these requests from the lines of business you support:“I’d like you to create a five-day class on leadership.”“I need a three-day …

ATD and the Subconscious: Reaching Resistant Learners

There have been a lot of opportunities at this year’s ATD conference — held in Denver from May 22-25 — to learn about the use of neuroscience in …

How would you fare at the global negotiating table?

You’re a great negotiator at home, but how would you fare on the world stage? Strong negotiating skills in one culture can actually be a disadvantage …

Saudi Arabia

The Dutch are direct, Canadians are diplomats. How leadership styles vary around the world

We know that different cultures prefer different leadership styles. Now new research shows how different countries favour certain character traits at …

Northeast Asia

The ‘how’ of transformation

In the consumer sector and in many other industries, transformation programs often fail. Creating a “performance infrastructure” can help ensure that …

Management