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10 Truths to Keep You Going When Everything Goes Wrong

<i>“Today, on my forty-seventh birthday, I reread the suicide note I wrote on my twenty-seventh birthday about two minutes before my girlfriend, Carol,</i> …

College & University

The 8 Secrets to Get Your Team to "Own" Their Jobs (Which of these principles of effective leadership are you ignoring?)

Do you feel like your staff comes to you to solve problems and put out fires they should be able to handle themselves? Here are 8 simple steps to get them to actually "own" their own job and free up your time...<p>Wouldn't it be nice if your staff could handle things by themselves without asking you …

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

During the middle of the 1800s, cotton became the world’s largest commodity. The cheapest and best cotton came from the southern United States.<p><b>Edward Baptist</b> argues in his new book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,” that the forced migration and …

Black History

This Slow-Cooker Baked Beans Recipe Is So Good You’ll Eat Them Straight Up

We set out to recreate the Boston-baked beans of our youth with a homemade touch. If you’re not about to sit over the stove stirring a pot for hours until your elbows start to flare up (yay, adulthood), then utilize your trusty slow cooker to make the time-honored dish. Once you get a taste of …

Napa's Most Beautiful Wine Tasting Rooms

From an art-filled atrium to a subterranean space inspired by Roman architecture, here are the most beautiful places to drink wine in the Napa …

7 Sex Therapists on How to Fix a Sexless Marriage

Some words of wisdom from experienced sex therapists.<p>Let’s talk about an inevitable truth: The longer you’re together with someone, the less sex …

Black Panther: African fans get into the superhero hype

<b>Lagos (CNN) —</b> Is it a drone? Is it a spaceship? No, it's the African superhero Black Panther!<p>Welcome to Wakanda!<p>Marvel's highly anticipated film is in movie theaters in a few days time and Africa is feeling the frenzy.<p>On the continent the movie is open for public screening on February 16. Kenyans …

Black Panther

15 Life-Changing Books, According to Real Simple Editors

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Books

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Linguistics

15 Things All White People Need To Know About Black History Month

<b>Dr. Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week, the precursor to Black History Month, in 1926.</b><br>Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second African American to …

How Harriet Tubman Worked

She stood just 5 feet (1.5 meters) tall; never learned to read or write; and spent her childhood and young adulthood as another person's property. …

How 15 Millennials Celebrate Black History Month 2018, From Watching “Black Panther” To Being “Unapologetically Black”

It’s the first day of Black History Month, and Black Twitter is already having a great time sharing .gifs, memes, and hot takes about the blackest …

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Baltimore Hosts Series of Events to Commemorate Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday

by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson) Baltimore is celebrating a very special Black History Month this year in honor of Frederick…

Black History

Survey reveals slavery is so inadequately taught in schools that students don't even understand it

The history of slavery in America continues to be inadequately taught in schools nationwide — a reality that’s causing damaging ramifications on …

How This One Manager's Performance Went from Dead Last to #1 Almost Overnight

Surprising Leadership Lessons from Chili's "Leader of the Year"<p>Six years ago, Dale Bullotta was the lowest performer across all of Chili's 120 Area Directors. Three years later, he jumped to #1 and received one of Chili's "Above Restaurant Leader of the Year" awards.<p>Most of us know Chili's as one …

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates

If you want to work for Jeff Bezos, you're going to have to answer some tough questions first.<p><b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b><p><b>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b><p><b>Questions about</b> …

Here's What Oprah Eats in a Day

If there's one thing most of us can agree on, it's that Oprah is an all-around <i>boss</i>. So it makes sense that all of her trailblazing requires meals and …

10 Things You Probably Don't Know About Oprah and Her Money

Money was never her priority.<p>We’re 11 days into 2018 and Oprah Winfrey is already winning the year.<p>At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, Oprah became the …

A 5 Step Process to Help you Have Hard Conversations

Most of us are terrible at having the harder conversations, having a process to follow really helps.<p>If you are constantly feeling stressed out and angry because other people are letting you down it's time to do something about it. Most of us will do anything to avoid a difficult conversation. I …

How Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson Run Efficient Meetings

Insight from the best business brains to make your meetings more productive.<p>Trying to run a business is all consuming. Time gets sucked up by so many different things: staff, suppliers, finance, production -- the list goes on. But, above all, meetings seem to take up so much precious time and yet …

Oprah Winfrey’s 9 best pieces of career advice

When Oprah Winfrey speaks, she can command a room to listen. Many of us were reminded of her oratory powers when she received the Cecil B. DeMille …

Oprah Winfrey

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

17 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

<b>• Leading others can be challenging at times.</b><p><b>• But there are some subtle signs that you're an exceptional boss.</b><p><b>• It all comes down to your listening skills, empathy, and confidence.</b><p>It's not always easy being in charge.<p>Managing others comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management …

Employment

7 Ways To Keep Your Weight Loss On Track When It's Insanely Dark And Cold Outside

The struggle is real.<p>When you’re trying to slim down, winter can be a tricky time of year to stay on track. ‘Tis the season for every not-so-waistline-friendly landmine to be tossed at your feet—super-heavy comfort foods, calorie-packed beverages, and peppermint-flavored <i>everything</i>, to name a few. …

Weight Loss

'I Lost Over 100 Pounds In A Year Once I Made These Small Changes'

Tanisha Shanee says even her doctor was shocked by how quickly she turned her health around.<p><b>BEFORE:</b> 355<p><b>AFTER:</b> 220<p>Growing up, I was always a chubby girl, and I have struggled with obesity my entire life. In adulthood, my weight gain was due to poor relationships, which led to emotional eating, a …

Take Ownership: How to Rise Up as a Leader in 2018

Leadership is in high demand. Here are 6 steps to becoming a better leader in the new year.<p>I'm often asked what is the number one skill that I would focus on if I want to achieve success in business and in life. My answer is always leadership.<p>There is a leader within everyone, and I am obsessed …

I Learned a Lot About Strong Company Culture From Jeff Bezos -- But There's 1 Strategy I Won't Copy

As one of the first employees on the Amazon Web Services team, one of my biggest takeaways was that the culture you create determines the company's fate.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Spending the first two years of my career at Amazon, arguably one of the most …

Jeff Bezos

Here's the Real Way to Define Thought Leadership. It Comes Down to 3 Things

Having a voice in your industry is easier than ever. But what sets a good thought leader apart from the rest?<p>Where you've been, what you've done, how you've contributed - there are a number of paths to becoming a thought leader (with the notable exception of calling yourself one).<p>For example, I …

Leadership

This Is the Best Exercise to Flatten Your Belly, According to Science

If belly pooch is your biggest enemy when it comes to weight loss, you’re certainly not alone. While it would be great to just wave a magic wand and …

Why Couples Fight More When They're Having Less Sex

Hormones are only part of the story.<p>It's probably happened to you: You're in a relationship, the sex is great, and then—for one reason or another—it dries up. You're probably understanding at first; maybe your partner's been stressed at work. But then you start getting a little upset. Resentful. …

University of Toronto