Jill Angelichio

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This Glass Lets You Drink Two Different Beers at the Same Time

<b>In a move part Escher, part why-didn't-we-think-of-that, comes the Dual Beer Glass</b>. Crafted by Matthew Cummings of The Pretentious Beer Glass Company (gotta love the honesty), the cylindrical beer glass houses two separate chambers that meet at the lip. This clever design allows amateur bartenders …

Alcohol

Bullying, Mobbing and the Role of Shame

Have you ever felt guilty about something you did, even though you were never caught? Have you ever been ashamed of yourself, even though others might not know how you secretly feel? Guilt and shame are human emotions that everyone feels at one time or another. For some, these powerful emotions …

Psychology

How To Be More Charismatic

Charisma is a crucial ingredient of business success.<p>Without it, it’s hard to influence others. Difficult to clinch sales. And damn near impossible to get to the top.<p>But it is widely assumed that charisma cannot be developed – you’ve either got it or you don’t.<p>I beg to differ. I’ve coached hundreds …

This Is What Happens When I Run Out of Coffee

There's a good chance Thomas has a dirty diaper right now, but he's busy climbing up on the coffee table while his big brother lays on the floor and tries to kick him, so I would hate to disturb him. I'll take care of it in a minute. There are other more important factors at play here today.<p>I am …

Parenting

Wal-Mart announces phase-out of hazardous chemicals

Do you know what's in your cosmetics? Or your perfume? The nation's largest retailer announces it will try to get its suppliers to disclose and eventually phase out 10 potentially toxic chemicals.<p>Prodded by health and environmental advocates, Wal-Mart Stores announced Thursday that it will require …

Free Advice Often Seems Unwanted Because It Usually Is!

Free advice is always forthcoming. It comes from all corners and sources, in all shapes and sizes. Family, friends, near and dear ones, and even acquaintances are ever-ready to jump in with a word of advice. And when things are not going so well, the advice seems to come thick and fast, covering …

Entrepreneurship

Campbell soup pods coming soon to a Keurig coffee brewer near you

Talk about corporate synergy: Campbell Soup Co. announced Wednesday it will start selling soup pods beginning next year that can be heated on Keurig brand coffee brewers.<p>The K-cups, as the pods are known, will have a broth inside that can be brewed over a packet of dry pasta and a "vegetable blend …

The Internet’s next victim: Advertising

What the story of AdBlock Plus tells us: The online economy is broken, and won’t be easy to fix<p>"Everyone agrees that advertising on the Internet is broken," says Till Faida, CEO of Adblock Plus, creator of by far the most popular ad-blocking software on the Web.<p>The soft-spoken German, visiting the …

What Stops Leaders from Showing Compassion

Most good people want to act compassionately at work. And recent research suggests that compassion also creates positive outcomes in organizations: People who experience compassion feel more committed to the organization and feel more positive emotions at work; when people receive bad news that is …

How to Take Care of Your Hands

Page: 1Next »<p>If you lift weights or do a lot of pullups, your hands are going to rip at some point. This not only hurts (the initial hot shower has …

Skin Care

Leaked documents detail broad reach of US cyberoperations

US spy agencies carried out 231 offensive cyberattacks in 2011, primarily targeted at Iran, Russia, North Korea, and China, The Washington Post reports.<p>This week's round of NSA spying revelations involved new documents leaked by Edward Snowden revealing US spy agencies' proposed $52 billion "black …

Surveillance

Bank of America intern's death puts banks' working culture in spotlight

Calls have been made for an overhaul of the long-hours culture among young staff working for banks in the City of London after the death of a "dedicated" German student who had won a sought-after placement at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.<p>Moritz Erhardt, 21, had won a place as a summer intern at …

Tell Don't Yell

In a recent email exchange with a San Francisco colleague, she told me she observed a mother, obviously at her wit's end, on a MUNI bus yelling at her young child, <i>Just do what I say!</i>. In all fairness, the mom was probably doing the best she could within her life situation or circumstances. But …

Parenting

Is It My Turn Yet? 4 Reasons Your Dreams Haven't Manifested

When you feel you've done everything you can think of -- you've planted all the seeds necessary -- but are still waiting around to reap the harvest, it's hard not to get discouraged. Here are four reasons why your dreams still haven't manifested and how you can kick them into high gear!<p><b>1) Release</b> …

Positive Thinking

How to Raise a Kid Who Isn't Whiny and Annoying

In a recent TODAY moms survey, 42% of mothers say that they "sometimes suffer from Pinterest stress." According to Today.com, "Symptoms include staying up until 3 a.m. clicking through photos of exquisite hand-made birthday party favors even though you'll end up buying yours at the dollar store, or …

Parenting

5 simple steps to a faster computer

It's true - the longer you own a computer the slower it gets. But it's easy to get some of its speed back with these simple tips.<p>One of the best things about a new computer is the speed. It boots fast, opens programs like a dream and generally doesn't leave you checking your watch.<p>Of course, the …

Customers

Don't Be a (Work) Hero

I often end the work week with the feeling that, although I’ve got a lot done, I’d need another whole week just to catch up. And that’s before I deal …

That's Not How You Use That: Shooting Video in Portrait Mode

The smartphone has made us all videographers. We're constantly pointing our cameras at friends, family and cats. Well, mostly cats. The problem is …

Sometimes, the boss really is a psycho

Slideshow Photos<p>Bad bosses in film and TV<p>We may not like them, but chances are, almost everyone who has worked long enough has a horror story about a superior who generally behaved like Homer Simpson’s boss, Mr. Charles Montgomery Burns. Here are some of the most narcissistic, psychopathic bosses …

Corporate Culture

Counterintuitive Advice for Maximizing LinkedIn - Part 1

Don’t read this if you’re looking for step-by-step instructions on completing your LinkedIn profile or ways to use LinkedIn to find a job. There are thousands of great articles and videos on the web with that kind of advice (here are a few).<p>This article, and the two that will follow, give you …

The Women Who Become Board Members

An interview with <b>Boris Groysberg</b> and <b>Deborah Bell</b>, authors of the article Dysfunction in the Boardroom.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m here today with Harvard Business School professor Boris Groysberg and Deborah Bell, a researcher of …

How Criticism Creates Innovative Teams

It’s tough to find examples of successfully challenging the boss, even tougher to find stories of leaders who specifically ask to be challenged. The most common is a tale of Alfred P. Sloan at General Motors. During a meeting in which GM’s top management team was considering a weighty decision, …

The Six Rules of Personal Success

Of all human abilities, one stands out, the ability to see the <i>Big Picture</i>, the things that are important in life, and not to be distracted by small, trivial, and irrelevant things; the intelligence to separate the message from the background noise.<p>‘The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big …