Fiona Mary Carroll

108 Flips | 5 Magazines | 1 Following | 5 Followers | @fionamary | Professional working mum, wife, friend, sister, daughter, aunty, baker, wine sipper, chocolate eater and talker who also happens to give excellent hugs and advice, enjoys a good argument and a good turn of phrase. My husband is my DJ.

10 questions to help you understand a person more effectively

by Anthony Tjan<p>In business and in life, the most critical choices we make relate to people. Yet being a good judge of people is difficult. How do we …

Leadership

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

Software Development

The Best Lip Balms (With SPF) to Wear in the Sun

I love reminiscing about the sun-drenched days of homemade juice pops and Slip 'n Slide. But one summer afternoon of my youth stands out, and not in a particularly charming way. After lolling by the pool for hours slathered in vanilla lip gloss (because there were boys there, after all), my lips …

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Perk Up Your Pout! Our 8 Favorite New Spring Lipsticks

Shop our picks for the best spring lipsticks.<p>Flowers and fingernails aren't the only way to appreciate spring's best shades. Feast your eyes on the best lipstick of the season: An array of versatile new formulations in irresistibly hot hues

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Secrets of a Boutique Hotel Enthusiast: Guest Blogger

<i>For June, our theme is wanderlust and we could think of no better person to wax poetic on foreign adventures than Kate Thorman, a professional travel writer. Kate’s impressive credentials include being an editor for Mr. & Mrs. Smith as well as the host/producer of the web-based travel and food program The Innocents Abroad. (In fact, she’s actually the cofounder of the show’s production company Abbott & West.) If you think you had the itch to explore before, we can guarantee that you’ll be ready</i> …

Transformations: The Wild New Makeup Show You’ve Got To See

Club Kid or Style Pioneer? Both titles come to mind when we think of James St. James, a key player in the legendary New York City nightclub scene of …

Time I

Trade Up! How to Host Your Own Beauty Swap Party

From time to time, we all make mistakes when we buy makeup. Like that blood orange lipstick that you bought. You hoped it would turn you into a …

Makeup

Can You Outdo These 'Dos from Cannes?

You have one more week—through June 18, 2013—to enter Vidal Sassoon Pro Series' Show Your Genius contest. To spark <i>your</i> genius, we rounded up some of …

DIY Tinted Lip Balm In A Locket!

You know how, when you’ve almost used up your favorite lipstick, there’s that little bit of product left at the bottom of the tube? You know how you …

Madame Scodioli: Bearded Lady Turned Cosmetics Entrepreneur

When Madame Scodioli was young, she literally ran away to join the circus—to work as a bearded lady. Little wonder, then, that Scodioli has a flair …

Skin Care

What fruits can whiten teeth, help get rid of acne acne, and fix split ends? Get our natural beauty tricks.

Fruit stands may stick around only for the summer, but beauty is always in season! The next time you head to the farmer’s market, keep in mind that …

Perfect Beachy Waves! Here's How to Get 'Em

Some people are lucky when it comes to hair texture. You know the type: they can go to bed with damp hair and roll out of bed looking as if they'd …

Hair

Building Your Kit Part 10: Mascaras from A to Z

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the lashes are the window dressing. Lashes are a finishing touch for any eye look, whether you’re going …

Makeup

The Lipstick Color That Works On Everybody!

Who wants to go bare? Beige lips are it for summer beauty and no kit is complete without a great neutral shade to pair with a dramatic eye or, for a …

Makeup

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What You're Really Meant to Do

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Steven Kaplan<p><b>How do you create your own definition of success—and reach your unique potential?</b><p>Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to “success” as defined by those around us—and …

Where Good Ideas Come From

• <b>Author:</b> Steven Johnson<p>Where do good ideas come from? And what do we need to know and do to have more of them? In <i>Where Good Ideas Come From</i>, Steven Johnson, one of our most innovative popular thinkers, explores the secrets of inspiration.<p>Steven Johnson has spent twenty years immersed in creative …

The Art of Public Speaking

• <b>Author:</b> Dale Carnegie & Wyatt North<p>This edition of The Art of Public Speaking comes complete with a Touch-or-Click Table of Contents, divided by each chapter, and motivational public speaking imagery.<p>This book is a fantastic introduction to public speaking by the master of the art, Dale …

The Career Explorer's Journal 2014

• <b>Author:</b> Paul G. Diamond<p>The Career Explorer’s Journal is an eBook companion for the life and length of your career.<p>Unlike most other career guides, we're not here to tell you how it is. We know you’ll be the guru one day so our aim instead is to provide you with support, encouragement and all the …

Work Smarter with LinkedIn

• <b>Author:</b> Alexandra Samuel<p>If you think LinkedIn is just for job hunting, you’re missing out on the many ways you can take advantage of this social network to build the professional relationships you need to advance in your career. LinkedIn can help you initiate, strengthen, and use the very real …

The $100 Startup

• <b>Author:</b> Chris Guillebeau<p>Chris Guillebeau shares ideas for living life in a non-conventional way. He has never felt trapped in a career office job, has been his own boss in a number of entrepreneurial ventures and enjoys spending his free time in what he personally finds to be a fulfilling way. Now …

How to Read Body Language

• <b>Author:</b> Nick Morgan<p>Every communication is two conversations, content and body language. And body language is often more revealing and truthful than content, especially in divulging what other people are really thinking. But how do you follow that second conversation? If you try to monitor it …