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Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About the Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, adequate-protein, high-fat diet. It’s also surrounded by controversy. However, in healthy individuals, it is …

Diabetes

6 Shoe Insoles That Can Help Relieve Your Plantar Fasciitis Pain

They ease heel pressure and provide arch support so you can feel better fast.<p>Plantar fasciitis might feel like you’re repeatedly being stabbed in the heel or bottom of your foot. But can something as basic as a store-bought insole for plantar fasciitis make the pain go away, or at least make it …

Shoes

24 brands you probably didn't realize were owned by Amazon

Amazon owns many private-label brands.<p>In 2017, Quartz identified 19 brands that Amazon owns and reported that the e-commerce giant had applied for as many as 800 trademarks. In June, One Click Retail identified an additional five Amazon-owned brands and reported that the company may own as many as …

Shopping

The best exercises for banishing foot pain

Chelsea-based pilates instructor Ilaria Cavagna founded the High Heel Rescue workout to help her private clients — including “Get Out” star Allison …

Workouts

14 Surprising Things You Never Knew You Could Buy at IKEA

Yes, you can actually buy an entire customized kitchen for your home there, among other things!<p>Harness your inner “DIY pro” with IKEA’s …

IKEA

Giving employees meaningful development opportunities doesn’t have to be expensive

A millennial, a GenXer, and a baby boomer all walked into a bar.<p>No, really! It happened last night. I was the GenXer.<p>The millennial was talking about how he wanted to find a job where he could have “real impact.” The Boomer rolled his eyes, and actually said, “I hate managing millennials.”<p>The …

Employee Engagement

5 Anti-Inflammatory Vitamins You Should Try This Week To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat

There are three important factors in staying trim around your middle. You must have a well-balanced, anti-inflammatory diet along with consistent …

Wellness

12 of the Best Online Marketing Tools

The web offers countless tools to assist in your marketing efforts. Entrepreneurs from YEC shared their favorites.<p>There is a plethora of online tools …

Marketing

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

Brine of the Times

Pickles make us human. That may sound a little overzealous, but we're not ashamed. We're totally obsessed with all things pickle. And we're not …

Recipes

I tried this $300 'personal thermostat,' which can cool you off or warm you up to keep you comfortable at all times — here's what it was like to use

Working in an office these days is an exercise in personal temperature control.<p>One minute, you're sweating it out after your commute on public transit, or even just the walk into your office. The next minute, you're shivering in the arctic temperatures dictated by the thermostat.<p>That struggle is …

Wearable Tech

Why Your Business Needs An Automated Marketing Funnel And System

The life journey of an entrepreneur is ever-changing. It’s full of winding roads, bumps, detours and roadblocks. Those who think it’s going to be a straight path to the top are in for a big surprise.<p>While the journey will be full of twists and turns, there is one way to make sure your ride is as …

Marketing

The Subject Line of Your Email: Use It Wisely and Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Your email's subject line can be your best friend or your worst enemy.<p>The subject of your email is perhaps the most important few words in the entire email. It is the first impression, it is your tagline, it is the reason the recipient will, or will not open it. The purpose of the subject line is …

Entrepreneurship

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

Leadership

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Employees Every Month

As a leader, it is your responsibility to check in with your employees on a regular basis. In doing so, you can give your employees a voice and keep a pulse on morale and development within your organization. The frequency of those meetings will depend on a lot of different factors, but they should …

Employee Engagement

Doing great work isn't enough to become a CEO, according to a study of 2,600 leaders

<i>The following is an adapted excerpt from "The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People into World Class Leaders," by Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell. Their book is based on a study of over 2,600 leaders:</i><p>We didn't want to write this section.<p>The cornerstone of our work at …

Leadership

Why Empathy Is Your Most Important Skill (and How to Practice It)

TL;DR: Empathy is the most important skill you can practice. It will lead to greater success personally and professionally and will allow you to …

Empathy

The End of Dyslexia

I'm going to tell you a secret. It's something almost no one in my professional life knows. I'm dyslexic. Given that knowledge, my chosen …

Eye Tracking

Tubi TV is an app that lets you watch shows and movies for free, with no catch

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

Tubi TV

9 Money Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Does the thought of a financial podcast summon images of your college accounting professor droning on and on in a too-warm lecture hall?<p>Well, it is time to ditch the flashback. Because these top podcasts won’t put you to sleep at the wheel. I’ve rounded up the best money podcasts that are as …

Personal Finance

Everything You Need to Know About This Costco-Like Members-Only Site — Shopping

When your goal is to eat better — whether that means more whole grains, doing Whole30, or trying something else — it can be tricky to find snacks and …

Food

This $20 acupressure mat melts away my tension and muscle soreness — it's one of the best Amazon impulse purchases I've made

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>I'm always on the hunt for products that can help to ease my back pain and shoulder tension. From a posture corrector I discovered while …

Acupressure

Why Managers Shouldn’t Have the Final Say in Performance Reviews

Performance evaluation systems are critical for evaluating, motivating, and rewarding employees, but companies are hard-pressed to find a system that achieves these goals and promotes fair evaluations. Inconsistencies and biases in the evaluation process can leave employees dissatisfied and …

Employee Engagement

Adobe Scan can now automatically turn business cards into phone contacts

Artificial intelligence could soon make manually typing up information off a business card a thing of the past. Adobe Scan, the smartphone scanning …

Software

Why Your Employees Will Love the '90-10 Rule'--and So Will You

At organizations like Facebook and Change.org, Jennifer Dulski amassed a toolkit of techniques for channeling individual workers into mass movements.<p>Jennifer Dulski is a veteran troop rally-er. As president and COO of Change.org, she energized millions to rise up against the status quo. At …

Employment

Research Shows The Quickest Way To Build Trust With Your Employees

One of my studies, called “How To Build Trust In The Workplace,” surveyed more than 7,000 people all about why people do, or don’t, trust their leaders. The first thing we discovered was that approximately 32% of a worker’s loyalty is the result of feeling trust towards their boss. So it’s …

Employment

New Weight Loss Pill May Work Just Like Gastric Bypass Without Surgery, Also Holds Hope For Diabetes: Study

A new drug studied at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital offers new hope for diabetes sufferers as well as people who have chronic weight …

48 Life-Changing Products On Amazon That Work So Well Reviewers Say They Deserve 6 Stars

I love reading searingly honest product reviews. I know that sounds odd, but there's something gratifying when someone just tells it like it is, …

Want Your Business to Run More Efficiently? Start By Improving 1 Meeting Each Week. Here's How

Grow your business by nailing the most important meeting of the week: the leadership team scrum.<p>Did you know that on average, every single one of us wastes 31 hours per month in unproductive meetings? I'm going to show you how to prevent that.<p>Very early on at Stride Consulting, I searched for a …

Project Management

Forty Cloves of Garlic Sauce (Thoum)

In a high-powered blender, add the garlic and process to a fine paste. With the motor running on high speed, slowly stream in the vinegar, egg …