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15 Secrets Of Really Persuasive People

Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.<p>Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret …

8 Books To Read Over A Long Holiday Weekend

Beware: These addictive reads will keep you turning the pages -- so much so, you might just forget to barbecue.<p><i>Girl Underwater</i><p>By Claire Kells<p>304 pages; Dutton<p>College sophomore and lifelong swimmer Avery Delacorte is heading home for Thanksgiving break when her airplane crashes over the Colorado …

Mad Women: 4 Women in Advertising on 'Mad Men' and the Industry Today

As Mad Men comes to a close, we sit down with four of today's leading women in advertising to discuss the show's representation of women, its influence on the industry and being a woman in the ad world today.<p>It's the end of an era: tonight, after seven seasons and eight years on the air, <i>Mad Men</i> …

How To Boost Employee Happiness Without Spending Any Money

Bonuses and perks might make people happier in the short term, but they don’t solve the underlying problem. Here’s what does.<p>You know the saying “Money can’t buy happiness.” You get it. But startup founders and CEOs still don’t seem to understand.<p>When CEOs find out that their employees are unhappy, …

Employment

Truly Vintage Street Style

A look back at the ladies who ruled the street style scene first.<p>Long before Bill Cunningham hopped on his bicycle or Tommy Ton launched Jak & Jil, photographers captured stylish women in black and white film sporting Dior and Balenciaga on the street. Take a look back at the ladies who ruled the …

How One of the Internet's Biggest Viral Stars Turned Her Moment Into Momentum

6 min read<p>Tantalizing though it may seem, viral stardom isn’t for the faint of heart. Just ask Rebecca Black.<p>In 2011, Black shot to overnight renown with the awesomely bad <i>Friday</i>, a robotic ramble of a song -- and accompanying music video -- about, among other things, cereal bowls, car seats and …

Music Videos

16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

The Best Fashion Documentaries on Netflix

The best documentaries offering an inside look at the fashion industry—from the stylish streets of New York to backstage at the biggest runway shows.<p><b>1) Unzipped, 1995</b>Starring iconic '90s supers such as Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, <i>Unzipped</i> offers a behind-the-scenes look into the fashion …

Oscar de la Renta

The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower

Adam Tooze's study of the two world wars traces a new history of the 20th century.<p>Very rarely, you read a book that inspires you to see a familiar story in an entirely different way. So it was with Adam Tooze’s astonishing economic history of World War II, <i>The Wages of Destruction</i>. And so it is …

12 Fashion Apps To Download Now

For the fashion girl glued to her phone, these apps range from shopping to closet organizing and are guaranteed to step up your sartorial game.<p><b>1) PS Dept</b><p>For the fashionistas who don't already have their own stylist on speed dial, PS Dept gives users access to a personal fashion consultant 24/7. …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

How Daily Meditations Can Reduce Work Stress And Increase Happiness

Picture This: Your alarm clock didn’t go off so you jump out of bed to get ready for work in 5 minutes. You spill your coffee while sitting in a traffic jam and, once you get to the office, you find out your co-worker has called in sick so you have double the workload. To top it all off, your …

Yahoo’s New Ad Pitch Entails More Mobile Video

Yahoo has integrated Flurry into its ads system, giving marketers an option for in-app mobile video buys.<p>The development comes four months after …

What is the R.O.I. of Storytelling?

I was a newspaper reporter 10 years ago, my first job post-college. Back then I worked at a small daily in Michigan called the Port Huron …

5 Great Questions Leaders Ask - Gordon Tredgold

Leaders don’t just provide great answers to questions, but they also ask great questions.<p>We can learn so much by asking great questions, and this a …

#TheLIST: The World's Best Concealers

The best picks at every price point to cover anything you've got.<p>We couldn't live without concealer. Okay, maybe that's a bit hyperbolic, but we'd sooner have bare lashes and lips than face the world without our skin-perfecting armor. A good concealer can fake a night's sleep, give the illusion of …

Makeup

15 Simple Moves That Will Change Your Career

"Work-life balance" is like the flossing of life skills. Everyone talks about how incredibly important it is, but pretty much nobody's doing it. But, …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Creativity

My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

Yoga

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Sarah Jessica Parker's 25 Best Looks Ever

Sarah Jessica Parker, <i>InStyle</i>'s February cover girl, has debuted <i>a lot</i> of standout looks over the years. We have rounded up her 25 most memorable looks …