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From ancient to modern Stoicism — part I

Home <b>›</b> Ancient Stoicism <b>›</b> <b>From ancient to modern Stoicism — part I</b><p><i>on</i> January 26, 2016 • ( 27 )<p>I have now being studying Stoicism intensively for close …

How to Deliver Bad News to Your Employees

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Delivering bad news is tough. It’s even harder when you don’t agree with the message or decision you’re communicating. Maybe you have to tell your star performer that HR turned down her request for a raise or to inform your team that the company doesn’t want them working …

Management

7 Ways to Capture Someone’s Attention

Your long-term success depends on winning the attention of others. If your boss doesn’t notice your work, how will you get a promotion? If your team doesn’t listen to you, how can you lead effectively? And if you can’t capture the attention of clients, how does your business or career …

Framing

A Quick Guide to Mastering Twitter for Business

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Twitter is an excellent tool for business. However, many entrepreneurs don’t understand how to use Twitter, or at least how to use it well.<p>Here are some tips to help you maximize your 140-character interactions.<p><b>Understand the</b> …

Social Media

A Double-Duty Solar Solution: How to Build a Solar Water Heater - DIY

This simple solar water heater provides both domestic hot water and space heating. You can adjust the size and design to meet the needs of your home. …

Bureaucracy Must Die

Almost 25 years ago in the pages of <i>HBR</i>, C.K. Prahalad and I urged managers to think in a different way about the building blocks of competitive success. We argued that a business should be seen as a portfolio of “core competencies” as well as a portfolio of products. By building and nurturing deep, …

The Black Learning Gap Revisited

I received an email from school choice advocates, the impressive Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), a few days back, exclaiming that they were “appalled and dismayed at the discovery that at least 90 public schools in New York City failed to pass a single Black or Hispanic student on …

Tech Roundup: Best Apps for Garden Design and to ID Plants

Let me be the first to admit I haven’t fully embraced the 21st century. Apps, for instance. Hate most. Often when I try to look up an address or a …

Easy-to-Grow Vegetables

Every new gardener wants a thriving harvest. These easy-to-grow varieties, whose flavors range from hot to sweet, are a wise choice for a successful first-time garden.<p>'Black Seeded Simpson' loose-leaf lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is an heirloom that matures early in the season with a tender texture and …

Terraced Garden Beds

<i>Don’t miss out! Follow DIYcozyHome.com on Facebook and bring more love and life into your home.</i><p>This is such a good idea for really hilly backyards. …

Herb Markers

DIY Barn Door Track Tutorail

Scott, my husband, is an AMAZING DIY handyman. I like to call him the Handy Husband. Between the hardwood floors, our entire home office, the kitchen …

Greenhouses Made With Salvaged Windows

What better way to recycle old salvaged windows than to build them into a unique garden greenhouse or potting shed?Old windows, doors, and other …

Brick House

The other side of the living room needed something large. A statement piece I think real designers would call it. Well, I fell in love with the …