Christine Patke

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What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

What Mindfulness App Is Right for You?

Source: Pixabay<p>How do you figure out which mindfulness app is right for you? There are over 500 mindfulness apps available. But now, it'll be a …

Mindfulness

10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

Retirement

Photo Basics: Why the Histogram Is So Important and How to Use It for Better Photographs (VIDEO)

The histogram is a powerful, yet frequently overlooked, tool that can make a big difference in your photographs. This simple tutorial will help you …

Tutorials

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Stefan Sagmeister

Four Strategies to Help Conquer Social Anxiety

Source: Image Point Fr/Shutterstock<p>If you’ve been following the discussion on introversion here (and there, and everywhere), you already know that …

Depression

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

Froggy pattern by Amanda Berry

<b>FROGGY TOY KNITTING PATTERNS</b><p>In Roman times, frogs were considered lucky and believed to bring good fortune to your home, so this froggy would make a …

Knitting

How to Fake Shallow Depth of Field Using Photoshop

Photos with shallow depth of field are a very popular look in most genres involving people in some way, but they also require pricier lenses to …

Tutorials

Pump Up the Color of Drab Photos with These 3 Easy Photoshop Techniques (VIDEO)

Whether you’re shooting indoors or out, photographs with drab colors can result from improper exposure settings, a dull, overcast day, and a variety …

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Leadership

Breathe New Life Into Dull, Underexposed Photos with These Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

Whether we blame it on laziness, bad light, or operator failure, sooner or later all of us screw up and come home from a shoot with dull, …

Three Quick Steps to Making a Photo Pop Using Photoshop

A lot of people are fans of the portrait look in which the subject really seems to "pop" off the image, as it's a striking and attention-grabbing …

Photoshop Tips: Blend Modes Made Simple (VIDEO)

Many of the image-editing tutorials we post require a basic understanding of Photoshop’s powerful blend modes. In the video below, French landscape …

10 Affirmations To Stay Positive When Life Is Not Going According To Plan

Life is amazing, but sometimes it's hard to acknowledge because of all the sticky situations and straight-up terrible nonsense that happens in our …

Self-help

The 7 Best Self-Help Books to Buy in 2018

If you love the scent of a freshly bought book, the crack of its spine as you open the cover for the first time, or the simple act of turning brand …

This 18-Minute Yoga Routine Builds Muscle—and Busts Anger

Next time you’re all riled up, try this restorative vinyasa flow.<p>When you’re feeling angry or upset, a HIIT routine might not be the best way to blow …

Yoga

Remove Distracting Elements from Photos with These 3 Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are …

Tutorials

9 Things I Learned In Therapy That I Actually Use Every Day

This is like my mental health toolkit.<p>"Do I???" I said, second-guessing everything before I made the leap to a new city. But it's been almost two years since that last session — and she was right. Whenever I find myself feeling anxious, I recall a tip or mantra from our sessions that calms me down. …

This 7-Word Mantra Saves Me Every Time I Feel Anxious

You would never meet me and think, <i>this woman has anxiety</i>. I walk into rooms wearing electric-berry lipsticks, flamboyant outfits (I’ve never met a …

Dr. Hyman: 4 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

A reader tweeted, "I lost 30 lbs on <i>The Blood Sugar Solution</i> program. Now, I am following the guidelines from <i>Eat Fat, Get Thin</i> for the next 30 days. …

Wellness

So You Want to Read Occult Horror: Here’s Where to Start

Young married couple Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse think they’ve found the perfect New York City apartment, only to discover they have the neighbors …

Jordan Peele

If You've Never Made Hummingbird Cake, You're Missing Out

This Southern classic is just what your Easter feast needs.<p>A Southern dessert staple, Hummingbird Cake takes its name from the fact that it tastes so good, you'll hum when you eat it. How can you resist that? Hummingbird Cake is a dense cinnamon-spiced dessert made with ripe bananas and crushed …

Burn, Baby, Burn: The Metabolism-Boosting Superset Workout

Jason Todd<p>How This Workout Works<p>It's one of our most flab-melting routines ever: Eight of the best lab-tested toners mixed together to boost your …

The Best Flat Irons You Can Buy, According To Celebrity Hairstylists

When was the last time you walked into a beauty supply store and bought a flat iron? If you can't recall, no worries. Neither can we. But after unraveling our cruddy hair straightener for the umpteenth time, we figured it was time to invest in a new hot tool that <i>really</i> works without frying our …

Hair

The Only 7 Gym Machines Worth Using

Despite the fact that kettlebells and bodyweight workouts might win the gym popularity contest right now, fitness pros agree: Not only are exercise …

Workouts

Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to 'butcher' 40 years ago

PARIS (AP) — Twelve helicopters, bristling with guns and U.S. Marines, breached the morning horizon and began a daring descent toward Cambodia's besieged capital. Residents believed the Americans were rushing in to save them, but at the U.S. Embassy, in a bleeding city about to die, the ambassador …

Vietnam War

This Personality Trait Leads To Wealth And Happiness; Do You Have It?

Dear Business Owner,<p>The last time we talked, I know I was pretty hard on you, telling you the 7 Reasons You Won’t Ever Be Successful.<p>But I want to make it up to you. And I think I can.<p>Let’s leave the past behind us. No hard feelings, okay? Let’s focus on the future. On what you <i>can</i> do to be …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

9 Running Workouts You Can Do In 30 Minutes Or Less

Start running now with fun, challenging workouts you can do in a half hour or less.<p>1. The running workouts listed below are <b>listed in order from least challenging to most.</b><p><b>2. Brand-new runners should build a base of fitness before tackling the harder workouts.</b> Coach Hamilton recommends jumping into …