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How to groom a leader

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' new Leadership Lab series, where executives and leadership experts share their views and advice about the leadership and management issues of today. There will be a new column every weekday. Find all Leadership Lab stories at tgam.ca/leadershiplab</i><p>Somewhere in …

Warm up to winter with these 10 wines

There are myriad ways to embrace cold and snow. Skating. Skiing. Tobogganing. Pulling fishtails in the parking lot at Costco. One of my favourites involves a more sensible expenditure of energy. Stick a chicken pot pie in the oven, plant a bottle of chardonnay in the backyard snow and dash to the …

Apps that make music sound better in your car

Now that mobile devices are the music player of choice for many drivers on the road nowadays, it might help to augment the experience even more by …

I’m covering for people who make much more than I do

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I've been with a company for four years and I'm now covering a second maternity leave. The first time I made $42,000 a year and outperformed ‎the job holder who was making $60,000. I received a $5,000 bonus, but I felt undervalued because there was such a big discrepancy between my wage …

How Canadians Can Watch US Netflix

<b>Click here for the updated 2014 version.</b><p>Netflix’s low fee of $7.99 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment. And with the …

5 language learning secrets every traveler should know

Among pre-travel rituals, nothing excites me more than learning to spout out a few phrases in a foreign language. Sometimes, it’s worked out great. …

Health & Fitness | Elle Canada

Holiday beauty: Party lashes

Make a statement with your eye lashes this holiday season—because if there’s ever a time to play them up by going as long as you can go, it’s this …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Employee retention is not just about pizza lunches and parties

A recent North American engagement survey conducted by Gallup found that 70 per cent of the work force is actively or passively disengaged. Only 41 per cent of employees clearly understand what makes their employers' brands more unique than the competition. Combine the high costs of training and …

Why all workplaces must take bullying seriously

At six feet five inches, 312 pounds, some might expect Jonathan Martin, an offensive lineman of the Miami Dolphins football team, to just "man up" when allegedly faced with intensive and racist harassment and bullying at the hands of his teammate, Richie Incognito.<p>However, earlier this month, Mr. …

Essential conversation skills for leaders

A leader's day is filled with conversations. Success comes from how effective leaders are during those talks. "You can define leadership as a series of conversations every day," said Richard Wellins, Pittsburgh-based senior vice-president of Development Dimensions International Inc., a human …

Want to try high-intensity interval training? Consider these four things

Back in 2005, when Dr. Martin Gibala and his colleagues at McMaster University first suggested that as little as six minutes a week of ultra-intense exercise could produce many of the same changes as prolonged, moderate cardio workouts, observers were skeptical. How could the fitness benefits of an …

The ultimate mortgage checklist: 63 steps to negotiating the best deal

Here's what you need to consider ClickTap to see more<p><b>The Rate</b><p>1. Is the rate you're quoting me the lowest I can possibly get, given my qualifications and mortgage preferences?<p>2. If I find a lower rate for a similar product elsewhere, will you match it?<p>3. How many other lenders did you check when …

Personal Finance

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

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How Kim Kardashian Dropped the Baby Weight So Fast

Find out the star's slim-down secret<p>How amazing does Kim Kardashian look these days? You'd never guess that she was pregnant with little North West just four months ago. Wondering how she lost so many pounds so quickly? We now have the answer: the Atkins diet, according to a recent Tweet from Kim K …

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How To Apply False Eyelashes

<b>False Lashes 101</b><p>Learn how to become a beauty pro with our new <i>FLARE</i> Essentials app for iPhone and iPad. The app includes how-to videos and …

How to ditch e-mail and get more done

I worked at WordPress.com, the 15th most popular website in the world to write <i>The Year Without Pants</i>, a book about what we can learn from the amazing and progressive culture they use to get work done.<p>One major challenge I faced at the blogging website was learning how to work without e-mail. That's …

Ten things that can make or break the job interview

We've all read tips from job coaches and HR pros about job interview do's and don'ts. Everything from proper eye contact and reading body language to preparing succinct stories of personal work successes.<p>My company is currently on a hiring spree and expects to grow from its current 100 employees to …

The seven skills you need to land your dream job

<i>This is an excerpt from</i> Sex and Your Job Search: A Guide to Scoring Your Dream Job <i>by talent acquisition specialist Dominic Bokich. Reprinted by arrangement with Smith Publicity Inc. Copyright © Dominic Bokich, 2013.</i><p>Before an interview it is a good idea to take a personal inventory of your …

7 Simple Tips For Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs Who Want To Change The World

One in six people in the United States go to sleep hungry — that’s 50 million Americans. Social entrepreneur<p>Adam Lowy found an innovative way to fight hunger and reduce food waste. Four years ago, the 26-year-old left a promising marketing career to establish Move for Hunger (M4H). Lowy was …

The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

New York Fashion Week backstage beauty: 57 pictures of the best manicures and nail art from the Spring 2014 shows

Getting ready to sell? 10 staging tips to wow home shoppers

<i>The following article is from</i> Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine.<p>Preparing any property for sale can be a daunting and often overwhelming task, even for a seasoned investor. Whether you are living in your current investment property or if it has been tenanted for years there are some key staging …

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Exercise

Whether you do it to lose weight, to reach a fitness goal or -- dare we say it? -- just for fun, exercise <i>changes</i> you.<p>There's the red face and the sweating, the pounding heart and pumping lungs, the boost to your alertness and mood, the previously nonexistent urges to talk about nothing but splits …

Six key skills leaders need

<i>This is an excerpt from</i> Compelling People <i>by John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut. Reprinted by arrangement with Hudson Street Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut., 2013.</i><p>When we consider how organizations select …