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Why Are Big Companies Calling Their Remote Workers Back to the Office?

With companies such as Yahoo, Bank of America, Aetna — and, most recently, IBM — reducing or completely eliminating their telecommuting programs, what's behind the removal of a perk that many managers admit enables workers to increase their productivity?<p>New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics …

The 4 Types of Project Manager

Few issues garner more attention among top executives than how best to grow their organizations. However, few executives work systematically with the types of employees they need to realize various growth opportunities. Your organization’s growth opportunities fall into four different categories, …

Three great questions to ask when you're being interviewed

The job interview is nearly over. You’ve nailed the questions about your weaknesses, strengths, and where you want to be in five years. Then comes one final, loaded query: “So, do you have any questions for me?”<p>Proceed with caution: Ask too broad a question and it might indicate you didn’t do your …

Career Development

The Latest: Netanyahu welcomes US attack on Syria base

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local):<p>5:50 a.m.<p>Israel's prime minister has welcomed the U.S. attack on …

Middle East

This Is The $1.4B Indian Chat App Challenging WhatsApp In India

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, recently stated that rather than just being used for personal communication, WhatsApp is a “great channel” to have interaction with businesses. As the Mountain View, California headquartered company took a decision to launch video calls on Whatsapp, it took …

Apps

Turns Out Taking a Break From Facebook Is Good For Your Mental Health, Surprising Absolutely No One

In other news, water is wet.<p>It's been a whopper of a year, and now, we're forced to face our most obnoxious family members during the holidays. Other than pouring yourself a glass (or several glasses) of wine, there's one thing you can do to preserve your mental health this holiday season: take a …

10 rookie mistakes people make when booking a flight

You'd think that as long as you had money to spend, a destination in mind, and a decent Internet connection, booking a flight would be a piece of cake. Instead, often the opposite is true.<p>I see you over there banging your head on the computer keys, struggling to make sure you've searched every …

Be Prepared to Answer These 10 Questions on Your Next Interview

1. Tell me about the 3 most pivotal leadership experiences in your career. What did you learn? How do you apply that today?<p>2. How do you approach someone who is not cooperative?<p>3. Tell me about the opportunity or event that made you grow the most as a leader.<p>4. What is your personal professional …

Employment

Five Reasons To Quit Your Job On The First Day

If you want to understand how fear and trust operate, get a journal and start writing in it. You can take notes on your phone or record audio messages to yourself if that’s easier. Pay attention to your feelings throughout the day, and you will start to notice the waves of fear and trust that wash …

Honestly Cheap: 5 Ways to Promote Wellness in the Workplace

How making wellness a priority made us a better company.<p>­­­­­The darkest day I ever had at Honest Tea happened in April 2015, when my beloved personal assistant passed away unexpectedly. It reminded me how fragile life can be, and reinforced why health and wellness are a big part of our company …

Employment

How the 50/20/30 Rule Can Help You Budget

A monthly budget is one of those financial necessities that no one wants to think about, but everyone should. But figuring out how to allocate your …

WATCH LEARN: Bench Press, Squat and Deadlift Mistakes, Fixed

Photo: Thinkstock<p>It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the unsolicited fitness advice out there, so I'll let you in on a little secret: Muscle-building …

The Burpee Workout That Will Leave Your Abs Burning

Grab a swolemate and get to work<p>Double the sweat, double the gains: People who work out with a partner they feel comfortable with are more energetic and happier than those who work out alone, report Santa Clara University scientists.<p>And the better you feel going into a workout, the better you’ll …

Why Good Enough Content Isn't Good Enough

Content marketing has a common phenomenon I like to call the 'good enough' mentality. This mentality is sabotaging content campaigns for thousands of businesses.<p>When you create a brand, it's usually a one-time process that carries with it enormous consequences and enormous results. Naturally, you …

50 Captivating Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The World

Gender should not be a factor in education.<p>Globally, <b>65 million girls</b> are not in school. Of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, <b>two-thirds are women</b>. There are <b>33 million fewer girls in primary school</b> than boys.<p>Why does this matter? Research shows that educating girls can save</i> …

Central African Republic

How Chris Rock Addressed the #OscarsSoWhite Controversy in His Oscars Monologue

“I'm here at the Academy Awards—otherwise known as the White People's Choice Awards.”<p>Ever since the Oscar nominations were announced last month, and the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag was launched (again), the Academy has been bracing for host <b>Chris Rock’s</b> monologue. The comedian had been slated to do press …

10 lessons learned from a year of blogging

You’ve heard it once and you’ll hear it again: blogging is a marathon, not a sprint. And for marketing teams in quickly growing companies, blogging can seem frustratingly slow.<p><b>But the age-old adage stays true: blogging takes time and patience</b>. For the impatient among us, that’s the last thing we …

Making a to-do list that does the business

The humble list can be a powerful organisation tool – if you can keep it under control. Juliet Landau-Pope explains how to cut the clutter<p>Forget gadgets and gizmos, if there was a competition for the most useful organisational tool for small businesses, I’d nominate the simple to-do list. They help …

Business Development

The Amount of Money Bloggers Make for 1 Instagram Will Make You Jealous AF

Yeah, you're definitely in the wrong line of work.<p>The blogger business is booming. According to WWD, a sponsored Instagram post with a top blogger can cost a brand between $5,000 and $25,000. That's nearly five times the going rates just a year and a half ago.<p>Add to that income from affiliate …

10 Tips for Part-Time Bloggers

Blogging is considered a passion nowadays. You may have already earned a lot of money or are trying really hard to raise a healthy income from your …

Blogging

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Healthy Living

“The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” – Kenneth H. Cooper In the search for effective ways to experience positive outcomes in …

Diet and Exercise Tricks to Look Leaner in 3 Days

1 of 4<p>Pollyana FMS / Getty<p>3 Days to a Leaner Look<p>We all know that getting a great physique takes months of training and dedication. But what if you …

Can’t Get to the Gym Today? Try the Home Workout from Hell

You’ll do more work and burn more fat in 30 minutes than you normally do at the gym<p>Think it’s pointless to work out if you can’t make it to the gym?<p>Then you’ve never tried my Home Workout from Hell. (Note: It’s just as hellish in a hotel room.)<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s</i> …

100 Reps, 10 Minutes, One Max-Intensity Workout

Get stronger, bigger, and better with this back squat or bench press challenge<p>There are some workouts you just can’t get enough of.<p>They make you fit. They make you sweat and boost your energy. They push your limits, both physically and mentally.<p>And they make you crave more.<p>This 100-rep back squat …

3 Perfect Upper Body Moves

Add these exercises to your routine for sculpted arms. By: Reese Boge | January 19, 2016<p>Everyone has their go-to moves, their favorite exercises and …

34 Of The Most Beautiful Book Covers Of 2015

Do judge these books by their covers.

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

When <b>Los Angeles, CA</b> was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. …

Bodyweight Training: Are You Strong Enough?

Two-hundred-sixty-pound Indian super heavy weight wrestling champ “The Great Gama” built a 56-inch chest, coupled with a 50-year undefeated wrestling …

Exercise

How to save $1 million for retirement

<i>I want to start a Roth IRA account and build the balance to $1 million. How much do I have to invest to do that? --M.G., California</i><p>I admire your optimism. At a time when many, if not most, investors are fixated on market volatility and worried about losing their shirts should the market melt down …