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Great Leaders Are Confident, Connected, Committed, and Courageous

Brad was leading a difficult turnaround of his company and had decided to fire his head of sales, who was a nice guy but wasn’t performing.<p>Three months later, he still hadn’t fired him.<p>I asked him why. His answer? “I’m a wimp!”<p>Brad (not his real name — I’ve changed some details to protect people’s …

Leadership

The Designer Who Changed Airbnb's Entire Strategy

At the end of 2011, Airbnb was entering hyper-growth with 13 international offices and over a million nights booked in 182 countries. But instead of popping champagne, Airbnb’s leadership enlisted Rebecca Sinclair, Head of User Experience Research and Design, to lead a nights-and-weekends …

airbnb's

12 sex and relationship podcasts that’ll make you laugh, cry, and blush

If you’re feeling like your commute has been bogged down by bad news as of late, you may want to consider giving yourself a mental health break to …

relationship

Keeping Your Teeth White Is Actually Pretty Easy These Days

You just need a few essential steps.<p>Getting and keeping bright white teeth isn't particularly difficult—it just takes some strategic planning. Having a few key whitening products (and preventative measures) on hand can help keep them in line. Here are some of the best ones to get started.

Dental Care

How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls

Are you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to battle against those annoying, unknown …

Apps

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Leadership

TED Talk's Head of Conferences Reveals the Secret to Giving a Better Presentation, Every Time

Cultivate your own storytelling technique to create an engrossing talk for any audience.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Storytelling is a tradition as old as humanity itself. Stories unify us, drawing us out of our world and into that of someone else. We tell …

Public Speaking

Here’s the latest look at Google Assistant’s visual redesign, Material Theme for Podcasts [Gallery]

Version 8.7 of the Google app rolled out yesterday detailing an upcoming “Google Podcast” app, and provided more details about the company’s upcoming updates. Since then, we’ve enabled the latest iteration of Assistant’s visual refresh expected later this year, as well as a new interface for the …

Speakeasy Font Combo from Sudtipos

Speakeasy, a great font combo designed by Alejandro Paul of foundry Sudtipos.Here comes Speakeasy, a stylish font combo consisting of 5 typefaces …

Why Managing Up Is A Skill Set You Need

You’ve heard it said and you know it’s true: People don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses.<p>For many people, the primary ingredient in job satisfaction is not the quality of food in the lunchroom. It’s not the office layout or equipment. It’s not even the workload, salary, or benefits. It’s the …

Leadership

These Grilled Lemon Chicken Drumsticks Are a Pantry Miracle — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

How to write the beginning of your UX case study

Writing your portfolio UX case studies is easier when you follow a simple structure: a beginning, a middle and an end part. As with practically …

These Classic Ray-Ban Sunglasses All Cost Less Than $60

If you’re looking for an affordable pair of sunglasses you don’t have to worry about this summer, we’ve got you covered. Right now on eBay, a wide …

Sultry Scents: 15 Best Summer Colognes

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the upcoming summer season. Warmer weather, longer days, beach vacations, and even romance. Now, …

Google’s use of AI to mimic humans is unethical and bad UX

Google CEO Sundar Pichai took a giant leap in the wrong direction this week. At his company’s I/O developer conference, Pichai wowed the crowd by using a virtual assistant to fool people, making unsuspecting humans the target of laughter and raising serious ethical questions about future uses for …

Artificial Intelligence

This Cauliflower and Date Salad Is the Best Side Dish — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Google’s New Timesaving Design Tool Lets You Unify Colors, Typography Across UI

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Image via Material Design<br>While Google’s ‘Material Design’, a design language for its apps, has …

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Italian Food

Alexa Skill Blueprints and the Promise of User-Centered Voice Design

We’re hitting an inflection point with voice design. After years of promise and false starts, Alexa and Siri are approaching ubiquity (with poor …

The Best Toothpaste for Removing Stains, Fixing Your Breath, and Not Getting Gingivitis

For something as straightforward as oral hygiene, it’s difficult to find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs. From gum care to whitening to fresh breath, GQ’s Best Stuff rounded up the top pastes in each arena.<p>Consider this list of things that can go awry if you slip up on your oral …

Dentistry

Joanna Gaines Adds a Secret Ingredient To Her Delicious Biscuits

Once upon a time, in a land before the <i>Magnolia Table</i> cookbook, we never dreamed of straying from our family biscuits recipe. But when Joanna Gaines …

23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

Making AI communication more human

We bring science to human communication, says StarTek's Dr. James Keaten. StarTek monitors the impact on customer experience.<p><i>ZDNet's</i> Tonya Hall takes …

Adjust these Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data | ZDNet

​Facebook knows a lot about you<p>Facebook knows a lot about you. And so do the third-party app makers and partners in the social network's …

Apps

Outfit your home with new USB wall receptacles, timer switches and more starting at $13 each

Amazon is running a one-day deal on a variety of TopGreener USB outlets, sensors, and timers. We've featured a number of highly-rated options from …

Amazon’s Alexa can now set DVR recordings

Alexa’s ability to control DVRs is going to improve in the near future. Amazon announced today that it’s updated its Video Skill API so that Alexa can now start recordings, launch an app, or carry out playback commands. Multiple set-top box makers already committed to updating or building Alexa …

100 Small, Nice Things to Do For Your Wife Just Because

Because it's the little things that matter.<p>It sounds a bit cliché, but it’s the little things that make a marriage. Grand gestures have their time …

Relationships

How to adopt the right attitude towards your UX work

If you’re going to graduate from your university or design school this year, or if you’re in your first UX design job, you’ll be wondering what you …

The truth about AI, NLP and ML – human involvement is mandatory

This is a viewpoint from Mike Slone, chief experience officer for Travelaer..The technology revolution today – led by artificial intelligence (AI), …