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11 Ways To Turn Wine Corks Into Wedding Decor

Wine corks are like buttons, old books and vintage photos — they're collectible (read: inexpensive), perfect for crafts, and make for fun wedding …

Bathroom Vanity Ideas

• 1 |<p>Even power points can be hidden away.<p>2 |<p>This nifty pull-out is an amazing way to keep jewelry out of sight–and necklaces tangle free!<p>3 |<p>Drawers …

When Two of Your Coworkers Are Fighting

People disagree at work. That’s a given. But what if there’s an all-out war between two of your coworkers? What’s the right way to respond? If the people fighting are your direct reports, you have a duty to intervene, but what if they’re your peers? Should you play the role of peacekeeper? Or …

The Changing Face Of Grocery Shopping: From Downsizing Supercenters To Brand Identity

Completing your weekly shopping trip used to mean going to one store and purchasing the one brand of tomato sauce offered. Today, consumers are …

How to Work with Someone You Hate

Working with someone you hate can be distracting and draining. Pompous jerk, annoying nudge, or incessant complainer, an insufferable colleague can negatively affect your attitude and performance. Instead of focusing on the work you have to do together, you may end up wasting time and energy trying …

Why Rolex Watches Are The Most Reputable Consumer Products In The World According To Industry Study

It does not come with much surprise that Rolex is a company with a high reputation. The 2014 Global RepTrak 100 study by the Reputation Institute places Rolex in an exceedingly high position as tied for second place on their overall list of the 100 most reputable companies, and number one when it …

Three Ways to Say No to a Reference Request

Christopher, a seasoned real estate executive, left his job in early 2013 to move to a competitor’s firm. Less than three months later, he received a call from his former boss Theo — in search of a reference letter himself. Christopher was dumbfounded — he had left his former firm precisely <i>because</i> …

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention.To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

The Customer Support Hierarchy of Needs

Almost five years ago, I was sitting in the conference room of one of the world’s largest insurance companies, trying to push the idea of social customer relationship management to their corporate marketing team. I showed them the power of Twitter and Facebook, and painted pictures of how they …

A Japanese Sex Doll Company Is Now Making Life-Size Lady Gaga Replicas

And in Japan, she's got "Artpop" playing out of life-size "Gagadolls."<p>There is a fairly well-documented sex doll subculture in Japan, and one of its leading manufacturers is Orient Industry. Gaga and Universal Music Group's Japanese branch recruited the company to make replicas of the pop star.<p>In …

The Human Brain Is Too Weak for Gossip

William Shakespeare, speaking through one of his characters in <i>The Comedy of Errors</i>, articulated a very important psychological insight: “Ill deeds are doubled with an evil word.” Words act as multipliers — they’re powerful. And if the Bard had wanted to give management advice, he’d certainly have …

Quinoa, Broccoli and Chicken Salad Recipe

PER SERVING *<p><b>Calories</b>640Calories from Fat400<p><b>% DAILY VALUE*</b><p>Total Fat44g68%<p>Saturated Fat5g25%<p>Trans …

Find Some AA Batteries That Are Not Terrible

Haven’t you always wanted to buy a bunch of different brands of batteries, test them side by side in the same appliance, and see which one lasts the …