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10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes,</i> a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares …

Happiness

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

This Fall-Off-the-Bone Chicken Recipe Is Better Than Any Rotisserie Bird

Bonus: You can run errands while it cooks.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the slow roasted chicken recipe that editor in chief Adam Rapoport just couldn't live without.</i><p>A simple roast chicken is supposed to …

Cooking

Bucatini with Butter-Roasted Tomato Sauce

We love the way that roasting intensifies the flavor of canned tomatoes. While we're pretty obsessed with the texture of bucatini, a strand pasta with a hole running through it, this dish is every bit as delicious with spaghetti, linguine, or even rigatoni.<p>Ingredients<p>8 garlic cloves<p>¼ cup (½ stick) …

Italian Food

9 Recommended Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read

With Christmas around the corner, why not ask for the gift of reading the same books billionaires read?<p>Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day …

Warren Buffett

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

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Real Estate

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017

These productivity tools, tips, and strategies are the gifts that keep on giving.<p>Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new …

Time Management

Warren Buffett's 10 Best Pieces of Advice Ever

Warren Buffett is arguably the best-known, most respected investor of all time. Buffett is also known for his folksy charm, and his memorable quotes …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in Life

Some words of wisdom to help you realize your dreams.<p>In these crazy times, there's nothing we seek more than a bit of soothing wisdom in our lives. Words that inspire us to success--while still brimming with sage advice--are the best cure for any difficulties we may find ourselves in.<p>Let these 37 …

Motivation

Harvest Stew with Smoked Sausage, and the Sustaining Power of Compassion

<b>Compassion can be as therapeutic, warming, and satisfying to the soul as a steaming, generous bowl of Harvest Stew is for the body, and just as</b> …

Spirituality

How to Make BA’s Best Caesar, Our Most Popular Salad of All Time

Anchovies, it's about to get real.<p>There's a reason this Caesar salad is one of our most popular recipes of all time. It's as welcome at a summer cookout as it is at Thanksgiving dinner, and even those among us who think "ew salad" can never seem to resist the creamy, cheesy powers of the Caesar. …

Cooking

Lemony Chicken and Rice Soup (Avgolemono)

It’ll take a couple of hours to make the homemade broth and cook a whole chicken (your house will smell amazing) for this soup recipe. If you’ve had a long day, use 2 quarts store-bought broth and shredded meat from a rotisserie chicken. Whatever method you choose, use the chicken breasts to make …

Incorporated

7 Invaluable Leadership Tips That Boost Accountability in the Workplace

If you want to raise your employees' performance, consider these wise tips.<p>Accountability is one of those buzzwords that was quickly recognized in management and leadership circles as an important concept. The unfortunate outcome of a buzzword is it minimizes the importance of the buzz-worthy …

The Rock is sharing his kickass bodybuilding workouts for the world to try

Yes, Dwayne Johnson's life is pretty epic. It's also gotta be totally exhausting.<p>Case in point: His workout routine.<p>After raising eyebrows and …

Shift Your Back Training Into Overdrive!

Take a stale back workout and supercharge it by making just one key change to each exercise.<p>Creating a compelling mental stimulus in bodybuilding can …

The Attributes of an Effective Global Leader

Since early 2015, when he began working with Sodexo’s executive committee as the global services firm’s chief transformation officer, Sunil Nayak has undergone his own leadership transformation. The new role required the former CEO of Sodexo India On-Site Services to work with a team of 15 …

29 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.<p>So when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way …

Employment

4 Books That Changed Business Leaders’ Lives

Why a fairy tale inspired a highly successful approach to leadership.<p>The average American read 12 books in 2015, according to findings from the Pew Research Center.<p>Reading for pleasure, according to Dr. Josie Billington, deputy director of the Centre for Research into Reading at the University of …

9 Ways Your Mindset Derails Your Success

The difference between who you are and who you want to be-- comes from your mindset.<p>More and more, evidence points to the power of mindset as a source of our failures and our successes. What differentiates those who are successful from those who aren't is often nothing more than mindset.<p>If you're …

Self-improvement

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

The 100 best leadership and success books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

"We chose books to help people plan for their futures and/or deal better with their present," said Chris Schluep, senior books editor at Amazon.com. "The same book won't work for every situation, or every person, so you'll see titles sitting beside one another that might not normally share shelf …

Books

33 Fresh, Springy Salads with Seasonal Produce

Healthy Eating

Is This the Best Recipe for Beef Stew Ever?

Slow-cook the meat to tender perfection. Then feast on the delicious high-protein meal<p>Some call it “sauté de boeuf à la Bourguignonne.” Others just call it “beef stew.” Julia Child famously referred to it as “one of the most delicious beef dishes concocted by man.”<p>She’s right. There’s nothing more …

10 Mess-Free Recipes for Baked Wings

Skip the fryer.<p>Frying wings is fast, but using this traditional cooking method has its downsides. The biggest, of course, being the searing-hot, …

Cooking

10 books every new manager should read

It doesn't help that there's a ton of conflicting management advice out there, and sifting through it could take years.<p>That's why we recommend starting with these 10 books, which offer practical insights on leading a team.<p>We didn't simply stick with traditional business reads — instead, we included …

Self-improvement

4 Things Successful Change Leaders Do Well

We know that two-thirds of large scale transformation efforts fail. But that’s not a terribly helpful piece of information―unless we’re looking for confirmation that this is hard, really hard. What is useful is to understand what leaders can do to substantially increase the odds that their …

How to see Puerto Rico in three days

With its diverse tropical landscape, white-sand beaches and swaggering history, Puerto Rico is a Caribbean treasure.<p>After three days on the Island of Enchantment, I got to experience a lot of what the island had to offer, and I was impressed!

Caribbean

Bodybuilding Nutrition 101

"There's no such thing as a dumb question,"” said your cheerful kindergarten teacher. But she was deeply mistaken; ask a dumb question at the gym or, …

Time Your Meals for Muscle Growth

There is a war going on, and it will never end. It’s a battle inside your body that determines how much muscle you build. on one side, you have …