Clement Hu

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Get People to Listen to You When You’re Not Seen as an Expert

One of the most powerful forms of influence, according to psychologist Robert Cialdini’s famous analysis, is authority — often derived from perceived expertise. When a doctor advises us to exercise more, or a Nobel Laureate raises questions about a certain economic policy, we’re likely to pay much …

Communication Skills

Here Are 15 Meals You Can Make In 15 Minutes

No excuses, you guys.

34 Cooking Moments When You Know You've Nailed It

It's hard to tell when you've finally achieved the ideal pan-seared fish skin or grill marks on a steak. These photos show us how it's done so you can get it right every time.<p><b>There comes a moment in every cook's life</b> when you know you got it right. The butter's ideally melted, the steak's expertly …

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38 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes of All Time

Whether you're in between trips or deep in the throes of armchair travel, these must-share quotes from eloquent travelers like Tina Fey, Anthony …

How to Recover From an Unproductive Day Like It Never Happened

We all have unproductive days. Maybe an unexpected event throws your schedule for a loop. Maybe you’re not feeling well. Whatever the reason, it can …

Don't Relax: Uncomfortability Is The New Convenience

To stop humanity from turning into useless, pleasure-seeking blobs, some designers are abandoning the quest to make everything easy, and introducing a little extra difficulty into our lives.<p>When you step into the “Intervator“–a hacked elevator in Essen, Germany–and push a button for the fifth …

Text Messaging

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

The House That Actually Makes the Internet of Things Easy

David Rose is CEO of Ditto, an image-recognition service for brands. He’s also a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab and CEO of Vitality, the maker of the first internet-connected medication packaging (GlowCap). He’s also the author of <i>Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of</i> …

Your Car Commute Is a Chance to Practice Mindfulness

For those who drive to work, the daily commute is often a tense time of bumper-to-bumper gridlock, erratic and dangerous driving, delays, road closures, and construction. And best of all, we get to do it twice a day. Concerned about wasting time, we often try to catch up on all the “little” things …

How to Motivate Yourself When Your Boss Doesn’t

Let’s face it: some bosses are not inspiring. They don’t motivate us to perform at our best — let alone improve our skills. What should you do if your boss is too hands-off, ambivalent, or downright demotivating? How can you keep your engagement up and your own professional goals on track? Is it …

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A Guide for the Terrified

No one likes to move beyond his or her comfort zone, but that’s really where the magic happens. It’s where we can grow, learn, and develop in a way that expands our horizons beyond what we thought was possible.<p>Also, it’s terrifying.<p>For me, operating beyond my comfort zone was participating in …

Managing People on a Sinking Ship

When your business is facing declining sales, a potential buy-out, or even certain closure, how do you manage people who are likely panicking about their future? Can you keep your team’s motivation and productivity up? The short answer is yes: Even when it’s clear that a company’s in trouble, there …

What Net Present Value Can’t Tell You

Let me pose a question: What’s more valuable?<p>Investing 10 million dollars in a program that will return 20 million dollars in 3 years with 100% certainty…or<br>• Investing 1 million dollars in a program that will return 3 million dollars in 3 years with 50% certainty?<p>Basic theory says the first option is …

To Strengthen Your Attention Span, Stop Overtaxing It

The Iditarod dog sled race covers 1,100 miles of Arctic ice and takes more than a week. The standard strategy for mushers had been to run twelve hours at a stretch, then rest for twelve. Either you ran all day and rested at night, or you rested all day and ran all night.<p>That all changed because of …

A List of Goals Is Not a Strategy

Let’s say you’re getting together with other managers and employees to develop your organization’s or unit’s strategy. No matter how much discussion and enthusiasm you bring to the task, you’re likely to emerge with a list that looks like this:<p>Growth<br>• Superior operational outcomes through efficient …

The Small Personal Risks That Actually Change Behavior

One of the things I love about my synagogue is its commitment to inclusiveness. The community welcomes people of all faiths and integrates practices from other traditions.<p>This year on Yom Kippur, the Day of Repentance, the most solemn day in the Jewish Calendar, after several hours of prayer, I …

How to Improve Your Business Writing

You probably write on the job all the time: proposals to clients, memos to senior executives, a constant flow of emails to colleagues. But how can you ensure that your writing is as clear and effective as possible? How do you make your communications stand out?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Overworked …

Tips for Working Under a Type-A Boss

Many of us have worked under a Type A boss. These leaders, while driven, successful, creative, and full of passion, can also be tough to work with. As I previously wrote, Type As have a tendency to dominate, to be demanding, and to be distracted – and this can frustrate and demotivate subordinates. …

Drinking Traditions From Around the World

What's the strangest thing you've seen someone do while drinking? I mean, on purpose, not just because they're drunk and disorderly. Booze-makers and drinkers all around the world have certain practices that might seem odd to an outsider. This week, we'll look at a few.<p>A Chicken in Every Pot …

Serious Entertaining: A Chinese New Year Feast

I love a good food-centric holiday, so while I'm not Chinese, Vietnamese, or Korean you can bet I'll be cooking up a storm when the Lunar New Year* rolls around next Friday, January 31. And if you or your family <i>are</i> from one of those countries, chances are you, too, will be gathering with friends …

24 Super Bowl Snacks to Kick Off Your Party

I'm a football fan, but I recognize that Super Bowl parties are less about the game and more about the food (and the beer and commercials, of course). We've got all kinds of game day recipes coming for you in the next couple weeks, but today is all about snacks, since finger-friendly appetizers are …

butterscotch pudding popsicles

[It’s <b>Popsicle Week</b>, wherein I admit that I had something of a popsicle incident this summer, wherein incident = gotta a little carried away, made too …

cauliflower with brown butter crumbs

This site is 7 years, 4 months and 5 days old, which is exactly how long I’ve been meaning to tell you about one of my favorite ways to make …

23 Tenacious Quotes To Inspire You To Jump Start Your Resolutions

I know for a lot of people New Year’s resolutions are a reason to be cynical and scoff, but I think it’s a great American past time. It’s a healthy …

Here’s How To Have Fun On Instagram Without Posting A Single Picture

By Rob Fee,<p>Is it just me or does Instagram get boring very quickly? I don’t want to see another picture of your Starbucks cup, Sandra. No one does. …

6 Life Lessons You Should Learn The Hard Way

1. It’s better to have loved and lost than never loved at all.<p>Humans were not made to be alone. As much as we like convincing ourselves that watching …

5 Downsides To Being An Introvert That No One Tells You About

It seems like the 21st century has become the revenge of the introvert. From Susan Cain’s <i>Quiet: The Power of Introvert’s in a World That Can’t Stop</i> …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

Couple Married 61 Years Ago Takes "Up" Inspired Anniversary Photos

This adorable couple, married for an incredible 61 years, finally got the photos they deserve! As a special holiday present, event designer and granddaughter Lauren Wells (on her husband's side) decided to create some truly memorable anniversary photos for her “Nina and Gramps.” According to …