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3 Leadership Mistakes That Limit Innovative Thought

It's often the little things you do that add up to big problems later.<p>There are many things a good leader does to help their team gain focus, stay motivated, and produce great work. However, there are also some very common mistakes that many leaders make that they don't even know are killing their …

Documentaries All Women Should Watch

Netflix recently debuted two documentaries that have people locked in heated debates: <i>Casting JonBenet,</i> one of many films that investigates the mystery surrounding JonBenet Ramsey's death, and <i>Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On,</i> a series that explores women's participation in the porn industry. (It's a …

Feminism

12 Documentaries On Netflix That Are Totally Worth Your Monthly Subscription

If Netflix has become your one true love, you are not alone.<p>After years of trying to find good content through various websites that change their …

Archives

Not a Public Speaker? Use These Tips from the Top TED Talks to Command Attention at Work

End the dread of leading your next team meeting. Bring the best practices of successful TED talks to the boardroom.<p>You call a meeting--everyone groans and trudges to the conference room, already absorbed in their smart phones. Wouldn't a creative and engaging meeting be a nice change? Will that …

5 Foods You Can Grow From Scraps at Home

Some folks might think that growing vegetables and herbs is a difficult task, but we’re here to let you know it’s pretty easy. All you need is some …

Pay Attention to These Surprising 6 Red Flags Signaling Burnout. You May Be Closer Than You Think

Burnout doesn't come from nowhere. This is what you should be looking for.<p>Contrary to what you might think, it's surprisingly easy to ignore the signs of burnout. You might be so determined to meet a deadline or achieve some goal that you miss the red flags or warning signs that something is about …

Why you shouldn’t ‘be yourself’ at work

The most common career advice can be completely misleading. Lennox Morrison explains why.<p>'Be yourself' is the defining careers advice of the moment. It’s heard everywhere from business leaders in the boardroom to graduation day speeches. It's so common it's even a hiring tool for some companies.<p>One …

London Business School

5 things every adult should know how to do around the house

By Jeanne Huber<p>Part of being an adult is creating a well-functioning place to call home. If you want to add a personal touch, like artwork on the walls, you need to hang it. If something breaks, you have to be able to fix it — or hire someone to do it, which burns through cash fast. Luckily, the …

Home Improvement

Life behind bars for Thailand's transgender women

In a lively beach resort town along the eastern Gulf coast of Thailand, a queer experiment is quietly taking place behind bars.<p>Under order from the …

13 documentaries on Netflix that will change the way you see the world

Documentaries have a bad reputation, and that changes now. What some perceive as a boring genre is actually a home to some of the most inspiring, …

8 mistakes I made as a manager and how you can avoid them

Winning business is so distractingly sexy that we keep making the same mistake over and over: we prioritize business development over fostering good …

How to Grow Your Own Food Even If You Live In a Tiny Apartment

We asked the urban gardening pros.<p><i>This story is part of our Guide to Modern Homesteading. Read the other stories in the series here.</i><p>The first time I had my own garden, it wasn’t really my own.<p>I was in college in Southern California, and my friend and I tended to a small plot on a communal farm as …

Gardening

How have you used Netflix this long without knowing these 10 tips and tricks?

Study after study attribute the increased number of households without a cable or satellite TV subscription at least in part to Netflix is a …

Buy It Once, Grow It Again: 5 Foods You Can Plant From Their Scraps

Happy people do these 11 special things (according to psychologists)

When you think about it, it’s our habits that define us. Our habits can either make us happier and more successful or they can thwart us from …

3 Habits of Exceptionally Strong Women Leaders

Comparing yourself to others is holding you back. Here are 3 ways to leave that old habit behind and get people to see your true strengths!<p><i>By Kirsten Blakemore Edwards (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Consultant at Partners In Leadership</i><p>At some point in their careers, most women have asked themselves, "How …

Women Leaders

Going Through A Hard Time? Here Are 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help

After the birth of my daughter, a lot of unexpected challenges came my way. A birth complication left me unable to walk for a month, my hormones were …

4 Things That Every Parent Should Tell Their Kids on Graduation Day

Succeeding in today's economy can feel like a brave new world for recent college grads. Here's how parents can help without micromanaging.<p>After three, four, or maybe five years, your kid finally has a college degree in hand - probably with some student loan debt to go with it. And while they …

This video hilariously disproves all the arguments people have against gender neutral language

They’re becoming more and more common, but some people still feel uncomfortable about the use of gender neutral pronouns. The AP Stylebook is on …

Set the Tone: 13 Ways to Have Your Morning at 'Hello'

Don't hit snooze. Get up, show up, and go.<p>I love a good snooze. Especially on a rainy day.<p>I have two ways of handling snooze, the "good way": Alarm goes off, I wake up, I breathe, smile, hit snooze. And then I consciously use my 9 minutes to set my intentions (how I want to feel today, how I want …

10 Signs You're a Follower Instead of a Leader

Leaders don't create more followers they create more leaders.<p>Anyone is capable of becoming a leader, but not everyone is cut out for leadership. That doesn't mean they're less capable of making an important contribution, just that they bring a different set of skills to the table.<p>There's nothing …

The 20 Best Movies and Shows on Netflix for 4/20

Here are the best things to watch on 4/20 on Netflix.<p>Well, it’s April 20, and you’re probably deciding which Netflix content best suits your stoner …

11 charts that show marijuana has truly gone mainstream

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter<p>Many marijuana users hide their stash in their closets. Most people who use marijuana are parents. There are almost as many marijuana users as there are cigarette smokers in the U.S.<p>Those facts and many more are among the conclusions of new survey from Yahoo News and …

Cannabis

This Original Letter From Jeff Bezos to Amazon Shareholders Teaches Some Extraordinary Lessons in Leadership

Amazon's famous founder didn't just predict the future. He helped shape it.<p>In just over two decades, Amazon managed to go from online bookseller to the largest retailer in the United States. Today, there's almost nothing Amazon doesn't sell... and if you can think of something, be sure CEO Jeff …

The Best Weeknight Meatballs Are Made of Chicken

<b>Make the panade:</b> Combine the bread and milk in a large bowl. Let sit until the bread is saturated, 2 to 3 minutes.<p><b>Add the seasoning:</b> Add the …

Recipes

6 Ways to Be More Persuasive at Work

It starts with setting your personal agenda aside.<p>Whether you're trying to win new business or convince a colleague that your solution to an issue is the way forward, persuasiveness is a vital tactic to hone in order to get ahead. But to truly be successful, you need to master the counterintuitive …

21 Soothing Quotes From Zen Philosophy That Will Help You Overcome Anxiety and Stress

More often than people realize, psychological distress is caused by some combination of lack of meaning, lack of social engagement, and lack of …

Spirituality

25 Profound Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …