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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vaginas

I'm in!<p>It’s something every woman has, and likely what enticed people to read this article: a vagina. It’s a difficult subject to discuss, since our …

Love the Cronut? Try Dominique Ansel's Mini Madeleine Recipe

Our first installment of 12 Days of Cookies, where we highlight some of our favorite cookie recipes for the holiday season, kicks off with a …

10 Totally Unexpected Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

75 Inspiring Quotes You Need to Read About Leadership | Inc.com

Leadership is lonely. No matter how big your team, sometimes it's just you--which means you sometimes need to look inside yourself for motivation and inspiration.<p>Or you can find personal inspiration from someone who has been there, done that...and done it well.<p>Here are some of my favorite …

Motivation

Six Characteristics That Make a Highly Effective Team

Great teams don't just <i>happen.</i> Those teams that fit together like puzzle pieces are the result of hard work and thoughtful leadership. But what …

Personality

The Power of Recognition | Inc.com

I don't know of many things as simple as employee recognition that have as big of an impact on profitability. Thanks to a wise mentor, I often think in terms of what can be done to make the biggest impact, what is the fastest to implement and what is the easiest to accomplish. Big, fast and …

Employee Engagement

12 Habits of Extraordinarily Motivated People | Inc.com

Extraordinarily motivated people are driven to go above and beyond; they are trusted by others, focused and have great confidence in their own abilities. They dream of endless possibilities, and tend to be extremely satisfied with their lives. They are more likely to receive a raise or a dream …

Motivation

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Productivity

How to Make Your To-Do List Doable

There's no better feeling than checking something off your to-do list. Done! Finished! Mission accomplished! Yet it's so easy to let a whole day or …

The Best Workout Ever: Have Your Own Coregasm

From Big Ow to Big O<p>If you think about it, exercise has a lot in common with sex: You get nice and sweaty, a killer playlist makes you want to work …

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Exercise 1 Plank to Side Plank<p>Position your hands under your shoulders, arms straight and legs extended behind you, feet hip-width apart. This is Plank <b>(a)</b>. Bring your left palm to the center of the mat and roll onto the outer edge of your left foot. Stack your right foot on top of your left. Extend …

Ab Workouts: Our Top 10 Abs Exercises

Abdominal Hold<p>This is the sort of move that looks so wonky, you sure hope your roommate doesn't catch you doing it — unless she also gets to see you …

6 Moves for a Total-Body Transformation

Exercise 1 Squat Thrusts with a Pushup and a Hop<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width distance apart <b>(A)</b>. Bend at the waist, lower your torso down to the floor, and, in one fluid motion, place your hands on the floor <b>(B)</b> and kick your legs out so you end up in a pushup position <b>(C)</b>. Reverse the movement …

Workouts

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

6 Moves for Total-Body Toning

Exercise 1 Sumo Lunges to a Side Kick to a Squat Jump<p>These are great for shaping and toning your outer thighs, hamstrings, and butt. Start with your feet shoulder-width distance apart <b>(A)</b>. Lift your right leg from the knee and move it in a circular roundhouse <b>(B)</b>. Land out to the side, feet wider …

35 Gorgeous Reasons to Escape to Italy

You know you want to go. Now. From the sparkling waters of the coast to ancient ruins, volcanic vistas, and pinch-me-I'm-dreaming monuments like the …

Here's What You Really Look Like When You Have Sex (NSFW)

Sex inside an MRI is freakayyy.<p>Vox released a video of two people making a baby, as seen through an MRI machine, and it is weird.<p>First they make out:<p>Then we get a close-up of some genitals doin' it:<p>And then, voilà! A baby:<p>Or <i>two</i> babies punching each other:<p>And nine months later, oh god, oh god, oh …

Manage a Difficult Conversation with Emotional Intelligence

I once worked with a leader — we’ll call him Karl — who needed to have a difficult conversation with an underperforming (but key) team member. To prepare, Karl built ammunition by creating a list of the employee’s shortcomings. He sensed that the interaction would end poorly and he felt extremely …

The Three C’s for Improving Employee Morale

<i>Editor’s Note: This post is part of the series “Workplace Morale,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by Switch & Shift and the folks at SmartBrief’s</i> …

Employee Engagement

The Habits of the World's Smartest People (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no one picture of intelligence, but many people with high IQs do tend to share some of the same habits -- both good and bad. For example, according to research complied by Online-PHD-Programs.org, while those with high IQs tend …

Bill Gates

7 Ways To Win At Making First Impressions | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We’ve all blown first impressions before and we’re still standing. That means they aren’t important, right?<p>Wrongo-mania.<p>First impressions often times</b> …

5 Ways To Keep Your Rock Star Employees From Quitting

Your highest-performing employees are also your most demanding, and if you don’t learn how to keep them happy, they won’t stick around long.<p>It’s one of the trickiest problems in the workplace: how to manage employees who no longer feel challenged by their jobs.<p>As much as people complain about being …

Employment

5 Habits That Guarantee You're Living The Life You Really Want | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Each day you get up and wonder, “Am I living the life I want?”<p>It’s a good question, possibly the best question you could ask yourself. After all, you …

Outsourcing

​Focus on Shared Goals to Reduce Workplace Conflicts

When tempers flare at the office, we often say things we regret later. Talk about your shared interests in solving the conflict and potentially …

The Workplace

Quote Of The Week: Double Your Failure Rate

<i>Click here to download a printable poster of the Quote of the Week.</i><p>Every Monday, tune in to <i>Fast Company</i> Leadership for a quote to get your week started right.<p>This week’s retro-quote comes from Thomas Watson Jr., who said, <b>“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.”</b> As the …

Motivation

414: To Do Things Better, Stop Doing So Much