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The Forest Photography of Jürgen Heckel

Jürgen Heckel is a photographer and sound artist who’s currently living in Munich, Germany after living in Paris, France for 14 years. He spends a …

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, <b>John Cleese</b> (b. October 27, 1939) offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and …

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. …

Savory Tomato Pork Stew Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This pork stew takes a few hours to cook, so it's a great candidate for a weekend supper or preparing in a slow cooker (cook on the low setting for 6 to 8 hours). Super rich and tart, I recommend serving it with a loaf of crusty bread to sop up whatever's left at the bottom of the bowl. If …

Crab Bisque Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> About 4 servings<p>MY OTHER RECIPES<p><b>Prep:</b><p>10 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>40 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour<p>A quick recipe for a robust and flavorful …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks

Struggling with distractions in the workplace? Here is how 13 tech entrepreneurs get the most out of their workday.

Productivity

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.<p>Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. …

Time Management

The Power of Listening - Leader's Beacon : Knowledge is Power

<i>Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. –</i> Winston Churchill<p>The story is told of …

Surprises Are the New Normal; Resilience Is the New Skill

The difference between winners and losers is how they handle losing.<p>That’s a key finding from my ongoing research on great companies and effective leaders: no one can completely avoid troubles and potential pitfalls are everywhere, so the real skill is the resilience to climb out of the hole and …

How to Find Happiness by Learning to Be Present

<i>Last month, Greatist asked our readers to respond to the prompt: "How do you find happiness?"</i> <i>Entries for the writing contest poured in, and we were</i> …

The Self-Mastery Secrets Of CEOs

We can only control what we control. That seemingly simple idea can yield big results.<p><i>“The hardest victory is the victory over self.”</i><br>– Aristotle<p>CEOs are different people than most, according to a recent survey of about 1,000 top leaders in the U.S. by John R. Graham, Campbell R. Harvey, and Manju …

Self-improvement

3 Entrepreneurial Skills You Won't Learn In Business School

Business school was great. I learned about a broad variety of topics I had never been exposed to before—accounting, finance, strategy, and marketing—all of which were very important in starting my own company, Bunndle.<p>But shortly after getting started, I realized there were a few things b-school …

The Unspoken Key To Finding Meaningful Work

You can’t land a job you love if you don’t know how to describe it.<p>Here’s an interesting question: Why are the nation’s highest-achieving undergrads flying to finance and consulting?<p>As Cal Newport observes, the majority of Dartmouth’s five valedictorians are choosing those two sectors, while 36% of …

Work-life Balance

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is Bad Career Advice

Self-help books and career-building workshops love to peddle one secret to a successful career: Follow your passion. Ever since Confucius proclaimed, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life," chasing one's passion has been frequently served up as a quick fix for …

The Secret to Your Success? Make Others Successful

We don’t have many rules at IDEO, but we do have some cultural values that we take seriously because we feel they make our teams more effective. We …

5 Non-Network-Y Ways To Network With The Best Of Them

Let’s be honest: Traditional networking is boring and a little bit sleazy. Here’s how to spice up the process and have some fun, all while making the connections you need.<p>You’re not the only person who hates weird cocktail party conversations.<p>“It’s true that networking often gets a bad reputation,” …

Networking

Networking Tips for Introverts (and Shy Folks): Visual Sketchnotes

Feel too overwhelmed by networking? Are you an introvert in need of networking tips? On a Marketing Smarts podcast, we talk to Jill Foster, founder and blogger for LiveYourTalk, coaches executives, entrepreneurs, and others in public speaking and storytelling. She's also one of four fantastic …

How to Manage Your Energy Instead of Time

We tend to wonder if we have time to do things and focus on making more time to get things done, but this Forbes article asks if we might be going …

How to Start Effective Conversations with Your Employees

Starting effective conversations, especially about career choices, may be difficult. When it comes to meeting effectiveness in general, the first few …

29 Ways to Stay Creative

It’s said that we’re all creative when we’re young, but that as we get older, most of us lose that childhood innocence that allows us to think …

Go with the flow: engagement and concentration are key

Have you ever been so immersed in what you were doing that all distractions and background chatter just fell away? Nothing existed except the brush …

Want To Be Unstoppable? Work At An Intersection

Innovation happens when ideas intersect. So innovative people are at the intersection of fields.<p>To create exceptional careers, we make ourselves into exceptions.<p>Writing for <i>HBR</i>, disruptive investor and <i>Dare-Dream-Do</i> author Whitney Johnson helps us to see why: Since innovations occur at the …

Innovation

11 Rules For Success, From The People Who Got It Right

No one is born a success, but everyone has the potential to become one. As Will Smith once said, "Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It's something that truly exists in all of us."<p>Not there yet? It might help to tap …

What Qualities Make a Great Leader?

We've all had our share of good and bad bosses, but what made us like or dislike them? While our personal opinions take a share of the credit, …

How Can I Communicate Better at the Office?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I feel like I'm never on the same page as my coworkers at work, and I have trouble communicating my ideas to everyone else. Is it …