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Snapchat Spectacles: Apparently less popular than we thought

There could be hundreds of thousands of unsold pairs sitting around, a report suggests.<p>Remember how crazy everyone went in 2016 when buyers stood in long lines for the chance to buy Snapchat Spectacles from a robot?<p>The gambit may have garnered social media company Snap 150,000 sales of the glasses …

Thai Peanut Soup with Grilled Peanut Butter Croutons

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prick the sweet potatoes all over with fork. Bake directly on the rack until tender, 50-60 minutes. Allow to cool 10 …

Recipes

18 Hard Things to Do If You Want to Be a Successful Leader

Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated about what they do.<p>Nobody ever said that being a leader would be easy. If you've taken more than a couple of steps down the path, you know that leadership comes with challenges and complications at every …

Self-improvement

9 Surprising Signs You're an Exceptional Boss (That Most People Never Consider)

Some traits seem to go unnoticed, but where great leadership is concerned, they can make all the difference.<p>Many people are good bosses. Some people are great bosses.<p>A handful go even further: They're phenomenal, not only because of what you see them do but also because of what you don't see them …

Leadership
Empathy

Here’s how to find out your Myers-Briggs personality type—and what it means

No two people are wired the same. Maybe your SO needs to hash out every. single. detail. of an argument, while you just want to go for a walk to …

6 High-Performance Habits Only the Most Extraordinary People Share, Backed by Science

Incredibly successful -- and happy -- people consistently do six things. And you can too.<p>Why do some people succeed more quickly than others, and maintain that success over the course of decades? And out of that extremely small subset of people, why do some of them seem miserable, while others live …

Self-improvement

You’ll Never Be Famous — And That’s O.K.

Today’s college students desperately want to change the world, but too many think that living a meaningful life requires doing something extraordinary and attention-grabbing like becoming an Instagram celebrity, starting a wildly successful company or ending a humanitarian crisis.<p>Having idealistic …

George Eliot

26 Favorite Books of High Achievers

People who achieve the most in life make it a practice to glean wisdom from others.<p>The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. …

This Entrepreneur Lost $150M. Here's What He Learned About Life, Happiness, and Success

He was fired from Facebook as Employee #30. Here's what happened next.

Happiness

Career advice: This is the best person to try to be at work, according to science

When it comes to success during the job hunt — and after you snag a gig — there is a lot of contradictory advice. On one hand, people are told to …

Easy Things That Can Change How People View You

Whether you're an anxious person who is worried about how people will perceive you, or someone who'd like to do damage control after making a bad …

Self-help

Culinary SOS: Brown Sugar Kitchen's waffle recipe

The best waffles commercially available, I am prepared to state, come from Brown Sugar Kitchen, a small, fragrant breakfast diner on Mandela Parkway in West Oakland.<p>The waffles, Tanya Holland’s cornmeal-enhanced riff on Marion Cunningham’s famous yeasted waffles, are crisp, light and so violently …

A Brutal Truth About Success That Few People Are Willing to Admit

Success is never found in acquiring what you don't have, but in what you're willing to do with what you already possess.<p>Imagine the looks on people's faces when someone says, "You don't need to buy a lighter bike. You'd be a lot better off if you lost 10 or 20 pounds."<p>(We'll get back to that lovely …

Emerging Technology

7 exercises that will help reduce a double chin

The one area most people find hard to lose weight, is their face, and rightly so. There’s not many moves in your regular workouts that actually work …

The Conversational Habit of Smart Communicators That 99 Percent of People Are Afraid Of

If more people chose this communication practice when things go south, we'd see way less conflict.<p>Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something …

Self-help

18 Under-the-Radar Philly Spots for a New Yorker's Road Trip

Philly is on the rise — you’ve probably been hearing that for, like, six years from friends who moved there for the affordable housing and food magazines touting its sandwich culture, indie restaurants and beer scene. At this point, Philly’s reputation is well established, especially when it comes …

Philadelphia

Where to Eat and Drink on Fisherman’s Wharf Without Hating Life

Locals scoff at it. Tourists mob it in droves. Perhaps no neighborhood in San Francisco is as polarizing as Fisherman’s Wharf. Whether you live in the Bay Area or are traveling to it, you are probably going to end up in this land of poorly made cocktails and overly cooked crabs. Here now, how to …

San Francisco

Neuroscience Tells Us How to Hack Our Brains for Success

Tricks like visualization and writing down your goals have a strong basis in science.<p>What’s the secret to success? Some would argue that insanely successful people possess traits like having a vision, showing gratitude, being honest, learning from failure and having a high emotional …

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do)

The cream of leadership rises to the top when these things happen.<p>The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, …

Employee Engagement

I Brought 2 Skincare Secrets Home From Japan — and They Transformed My Complexion

The rumors are true: Asia is a skincare paradise, and its women have flawless complexions. I was able to witness this IRL on a press trip to Okinawa with beauty brand SK-II. The company was hosting an event to discover Asia's next top beauty creator, and thus hundreds of influencers from across the …

Want Your Life Back? Try Minimalism

When was the moment for you? For me, it was about a year ago.<p>It’s the moment we realize that somewhere along the line we lost our ability to focus. …

Critical Path Analysis: Powerful Tool to Tackle Complex Tasks

Professionals and entrepreneurs today lead extremely busy lives. Despite the abundance of gadgets, tools, and other technology that can improve …

5 Practical Ways to Be a More Mindful Mom Even on Your Busiest Days

Many moms become overwhelmed with the daily responsibilities of life, a career and raising a family. They begin to doubt their own ability and look …

Taking Ibuprofen Daily Raises Your Heart Attack Risk

Ibuprofen, naproxen and celecoxib are among the most commonly used drugs in the U.S. They don’t require a prescription, and they’re a quick answer to …

3 Habits of Exceptionally Stupid Leaders

Ignorance can be educated, crazy can be medicated. What's the cure for stupid? Check this list to see who falls in this category.<p>Stupid leaders are a dime a dozen.<p>What they do looks the same through the centuries. Here's what Cicero, Roman politician and lawyer who served as consul in 63 BC had to …

Self-help

69% of Americans Will Need Long-Term Care Someday. Here's How to Pay for It

Medical expenses usually climb during retirement, and long-term care needs are a big part of the reason why.<p>Rich Duprey | Jan 3, 2018<p>The crowdfunded …

Cardio vs. weights: Which is better for weight loss?

For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss.<p>Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to join #TeamNoCardio.<p>So …

Fitness

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others …