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Curious untranslatable phrases that reveal the soul of a nation

A trip to Costa Rica is sure to introduce you to “pura vida”. The literal translation of the phrase is “pure life”, but it has become the country's unofficial motto, as well as its tourist board marketing slogan. Pura vida is all about keeping calm - “tranquillo” - enjoying the simple things in …

Language

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. My friend was giving it …

Leadership

Europe's 17 best secret islands

When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

Research has regularly demonstrated that when employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.<p>Many leaders today often try to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing …

How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote

Remote communication isn’t always easy. Do you recognize yourself in any of these examples?<p><i>At 10 p.m., a corporate lawyer gets a text from a colleague and wonders (not for the first time) if there’s a protocol about work-related texts after a certain hour.</i><p><i>After a long and liquid client dinner, an</i> …

Management

9 Ways to Become Mentally Tough According to a Former Marine

You can read every leadership book out there, until you’re an expert in the art of managing other people.<p>But ultimately, this knowledge is useless if …

Self-improvement

Sous Vide Tools: how it all began

Sous vide has cemented its place as a cooking technique that’s here to stay, but how did it rise to prominence? We talk to Sous Vide Tools’ managing …

The New Rules of Talent Management

Working in small, cross-functional units, squads can resolve issues quickly.<p>Agile isn’t just for tech anymore. It’s been working its way into other areas and functions, from product development to manufacturing to marketing—and now it’s transforming how organizations hire, develop, and manage their …

Project Management

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Tesla Solar Roof

Solar Roof<p>Power your Home with Beautiful Solar<p>Solar Roof complements your home’s architecture while turning sunlight into electricity. With an …

How to Highlight Your Talents in a Job Interview Without Showing Off

In a perfect world, job interviewers would be able to gauge your talents with great accuracy, so that you wouldn’t need to engage in any form of boasting or self-promotion. But talents can be notoriously hard to judge, particularly in short-term interactions with other such as job interviews: there …

This Is Your Ticket to Homemade Eggnog Bliss

<b>Separate the eggs.</b> Separate the eggs, placing the yolks in a medium bowl and the whites in a large bowl (I recommend the 3-Bowl Method for this …

Breakfast

To Understand Whether Your Company Is Inclusive, Map How Your Employees Interact

To gauge the impact of diversity and inclusion efforts, companies typically track metrics on the hiring, attrition, promotion, and composition of the current workforce. While such statistics are useful, they don’t provide a fully accurate picture. In reality, diversity and inclusion are not merely …

Gender

Two Types of Diversity Training That Really Work

One of the most common ways that companies attempt to address organizational diversity is through formal training. Yet research on the effectiveness of such programs has yielded mixed results: Some studies show that diversity training is effective, others show it’s ineffective, and still others …

When Employees Think the Boss Is Unfair, They’re More Likely to Disengage and Leave

Corporate America is spending enormous sums of money on unconscious bias awareness training. But there’s little evidence that these training programs succeed in reducing bias — perhaps because there’s little evidence that unconscious bias correlates with actual biased behavior. And despite the …

7 Reasons Salespeople Don’t Close the Deal

Pretend that you’re an experienced buyer who has met with hundreds of business-to-business salespeople. What percentage of them would you say are excellent, good, average, or poor?<p>According to a new study of more than 230 buyers, 12% of salespeople are excellent, 23% good, 38% average, and 27% poor.<p>…

B2B

Fathering With Intentionality: The Importance of Creating a Family Culture | The Art of Manliness

Have you ever met one of those families that just seem to have it all together? Maybe you knew such a family growing up and loved hanging out over at …

How to Make Perfect Fried Chicken, According to Chemistry

Cooking amazing fried chicken isn’t just art—it’s also chemistry. Learn the science behind the sizzle by watching the American Chemical Society’s …

16 Classy Facts About Anchorman

One-time <i>SNL</i> writer Adam McKay’s directorial debut about a chauvinistic 1970s San Diego news anchor forced to deal with changing times is regarded as …

There's No Wrong Way to Use 3-Ingredient Roasted Lemon Sauce

3-Ingredient Roasted Lemon Sauce<p>Makes 1/2 cup<p>3 medium lemons <br>3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed <br>5 tablespoons olive oil, divided <br>1/2 teaspoon kosher …

Garlic

Chelsea Flower Show 2017 garden trends you can replicate at home

<i>Country Living</i> garden editor Paula Mcwaters has toured this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show to bring you some inspiring trends to get green-fingered …

11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It’s A Real Thing)

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

A cognitive scientist has devised a drug-free sleep trick for your restless mind

A cognitive scientist may have solved a familiar sleep riddle: If you struggle to fall asleep, you’re likely to keep thinking about how you can’t fall asleep, which makes it harder to fall asleep. So how do you stop thinking about your struggle to sleep?<p>Luc Beaudoin of Simon Fraser University in …

Vocabulary

Click & Grow Wall Farm

Click & Grow wants you to get your food locally. <i>Hyperlocally.</i> With the indoor Wall Farm, you’re the gardner, but there’s no dirt involved — the San …

Gardening

Lee Schrager's Nashville Hot Fried Chicken

Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Recipe<p>1 (3-lb.) chicken, quartered<br>1 tbsp. kosher salt<br>2½ tsp. freshly ground pepper, divided<br>1 cup milk<br>2 large eggs<br>1 tbsp. …

This is the ultimate fried chicken recipe that has inspired top chefs

Keys to making America's Test Kitchen's (ATK) Ultimate Crispy Fried Chicken<p><b>Equipment: An 8-quart cast-iron Dutch oven and an instant read …

Texas

The Eisenhower Decision Matrix: How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks | The Art of Manliness

Do you sometimes feel like you spend all your time managing crises? That your life is basically spent putting out one proverbial fire after …

This Baking Hack Creates the Fluffiest Chocolate Chip Cookies You've Ever Seen

It cuts calories and fat too.<p>When somebody told me you could create soft, gooey cookies using cream cheese instead of butter, I had to fight to maintain eye contact, so my pupils wouldn’t betray me and roll to the very back of my head. I’ve heard of — and tested — all kinds of baking and cooking …

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