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Minimal carbs, lots of fat, incredible dieting results – but not enough science

To some, the word 'fat' conjures up a heart attack; to others, it may be the key to healthy living. The question is among the most important and controversial in all of medicine: Can a diet that has bacon at its centre, and shuns whole grains, actually be the key to a healthy waistline? Journalist …

Nutrition

23 Wonderful Gifts That Teenagers Will Actually Love

We asked and they told us.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

65 ways to enjoy the hot, sunny weather in San Francisco this weekend

Put away your umbrellas and pull out your sun hat.<p>Warm, dry weather is on the way and this weekend is forecast to be especially gorgeous in San Francisco.<p>After a winter marked by ceaseless storms, many of us are ready to get outside and soak up the sun's rays, and above we offer up a bunch of ways …

8 ways you aren't impressing your boss

"From shopping to dating, whether it's getting a good deal on your dream home, or student loans, getting upgraded on a plane, to receiving faster care at the ER, likable people tend to move to the front of the line," she says. "You want your boss to like you, since she's the one determining who …

Babysitting

7 YouTube Yoga Workouts for Every Day of the Week

There are countless health benefits of practicing yoga. At the same time that it gives you enviable toned arms, yoga helps improve your mental health (and say buh bye to your worries for at least an hour). But though you may swear by your daily om session, going through the same flow day after day …

Yoga

This High-Intensity Rowing Workout Is A Full-Body Scorcher | Women's Health

One more note before you start: SPM is rower-speak for strokes-per-minute, and you'll find that number on your machine's monitor.<p><i>(Looking for more great workouts? Torch fat, get fit, and look and feel great with Women's Health's All in 18 DVD!)</i><p><b>How To Pull Off The Moves</b><p><b>Bulgarian Split Squat<br>How to:</b> …

Workouts

1 Sign to Immediately Know Someone Has the Gift of Leadership | Inc.com

When you think of the word "transparency" in business and the workplace, what immediately comes to mind? Do you cringe at the possibility of being that open? That, perhaps, coworkers, direct reports, or even customers will perceive it as a weakness, and take advantage of you or your position?<p>Heck, …

Leadership

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

It's not always easy being in charge.<p>Managing others comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to …

Employment

Want a Happier Workplace? Studies Say the Best Companies Do These 5 Things Every Single Day | Inc.com

Making happy workplaces and happy employees sounds so ... what's the word ... Disney-like. In the results-oriented, bottom-line business world, does happiness really fit in, or is this the stuff of Tinker Bell, Cinderella, and Lightning McQueen?<p>Well, what if I told you that the happier your …

Employee Engagement

How Every New Boss Should Build Trust With Employees

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Leadership

4 Unexpected Words Powerful Leaders Say Daily to Inspire Others | Inc.com

It's not a good number. In fact, it's not something anyone in a leadership position wants to admit. However, when a Harvard Business Review survey reveals that 58 percent of people trust strangers, while only 42 percent trust their boss, it's time to acknowledge there's a communication problem in …

Leadership

The 50-Year-Old Business Book You Need to Read (or Reread) Right Now | Inc.com

There aren't a lot of business books from a half-century ago that have stood the test of time, but Peter Drucker's <i>The Effective Executive</i> (Harper Business), now available in a spiffy new 50th Anniversary edition, is one of the select few. In 1967, back before Millennials were a gleam in their …

Management

10 Traits of Managers Whose Teams Are Happy to Come to Work

Work isn't recess but it shouldn't be detention, either.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last thing any manager wants their team members to do is dread coming to work each day. Because people spend the majority of their time at work, it is important managers do all …

Leadership

Sample Behavioral Job Interview Questions and Tips for Answering

In a behavioral job interview, the company asks questions about your past work experiences to find out if you have the skills needed for the job. …

I was a stressed-out workaholic. Then I realized that one fear was at the root of my problems

When I was 34, I decided to start seeing a life coach. I had a good career in finance, but I knew I wanted to make a change—and I thought it would help to sort through professional options with a neutral third party.<p>Years later, my coach and I laugh about our first encounter. The first thing I said …

Pulitzer Prize

A CEO who meets every new hire gives his best job interview advice

That being said, it's not too hard to figure out how to survive them, especially as you gain professional experience.<p>But how do you truly <i>rock</i> a job interview?<p>According to Matt Kaness, the CEO of online vintage-style clothing retailer ModCloth, it doesn't hurt to pretend like you already work at the …

Employment

20 Ways Your Business Can Outrank Anyone Online

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is there one particular website that consistently outranks yours? This can be an extremely frustrating experience. It seems like no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to improve your rankings.<p>This post will give you a checklist you …

Marketing

How to Double Your Traffic Without Paying Google or Facebook a Cent

I had just launched my blog.<p>The first post was published and it was there for all the world to see. But no one knew it existed. I had no budget for …

13 Efficient Link Building Strategies for Busy Marketers

In the past, link building was based on quantity, not quality.<p>But today?<p>Link building is a different ball game.<p>If you’re working on a link building …

Marketing

The class junkie’s guide to doing a full-body workout at the gym

For some people, the gym is their special place, where navigating the machines, the weights, even the attached TV sets is second nature. But if …

10 Podcasts Every Business Owner Should Listen To | Inc.com

One of the best, fastest, and easiest ways to improve your business is by checking out the right podcast. Avoiding mistakes made by others, getting up-to-date advice, and expanding your knowledge base are all paramount to successful business ownership. However, podcasts have exploded in popularity …

Entrepreneurship

20 Management Tips That Will Transform You Into An Amazing Leader

Entrepreneurs learn something new everyday, but these tidbits will put you ahead of the game.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A successful career doesn’t just require great ideas and a good work ethic -- it also takes the right people. In order to work well with others, …

Leadership

5 things I wish I knew before I started a business

Even though that startup failed, I have been involved in a number of successful ventures since then and published a successful book, "The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure."<p>Looking back at my failed venture, there are several things that I wish I knew then that I know now.<p>1. The …

Entrepreneurship

Minimalistic Resume Design

I have always been fascinated by resume designs of all shapes and sizes – I guess you could blame the graphic designer in me. Over the years, my …

Résumés

5 Easy, Brilliant Ways to Refresh Your Resume

The prospect of writing or revising your resume is <i>never</i> something to look forward to. It’s no fun to catalog and format every noteworthy …

Timely Follow Up: How Long Should You Wait After the Interview?

The first thing you want to do after a job interview, whether it’s an initial phone conversation or an in-person meeting, is a timely follow up with …

Employment

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

Peter Thiel

5 Superb Ways to Create The Best Website Marketing Plan

Every successful website is the result of marketing.<p>A website does nothing on its own.<p>By a website marketing plan, I don’t mean a long document that …

The 14 Best Workout and Exercise Apps for Lazy Girls

Easy fitness plans you can follow without even leaving your apartment.<p>Nothing kills your exercise motivation faster than a roomful of witnesses at the scene of your Not Nailing That Yoga Pose. But that's where workout apps for your smart phone (that you can use in the privacy of your home) come in. …

Exercise