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To Retain Your Best Employees, Ask These 17 Essential Questions

You'll never know what matters to employees unless you ask<p>Worried about losing your most talented employees? According to The Wall Street Journal, you should be: "A strong economy gives workers to seek better positions and higher pay," the Journal reports. In fact, the U.S. Labor Department's data …

Staying Together by Living Apart (in a Duplex)

We were looking at duplexes in Los Angeles and our real estate agent had brought us to a small property, two side-by-side houses on a single lot.<p>“It’s a very popular situation now,” he said. “Live in one and rent out the other.”<p>“That’s not what we’re doing,” I said.<p>“Right,” he said, but he wasn’t …

Relationships

Apple is replacing the batteries for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

The issue affects some non-Touch Bar laptops<p>Apple has unveiled a program to replace the batteries of some non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pros for free. The company says that a “limited number” have had their batteries expand.<p><i>9to5Mac</i> spotted the program, which will allow users to get the computer’s …

10 Men’s Style Things to Change Up for Spring / Summer

<i>Winter is (hopefully) dead. Many of us are looking at our closets, chock full of heavy wools, boots, and dark denim, and we’re thinking: it’s time to</i> …

Men's Fashion

These 32 Brilliant Products On Amazon Have Over 5,000+ Reviews For Good Reason

Good reviews matter when it comes to buying new products online — and oftentimes, the more widely reviewed something is, the easier it is to take a …

Shopping

CommonLit: An Online Library of Free Texts

Listen to my interview with CommonLit founder Michelle Brown (transcript):<p><b>We want our students to be able to read challenging texts.</b> That’s a given. …

These Are the Old School Grooming Rules You Should Be Breaking

One grooming writer comes clean about the rules he follows and the ones he doesn't.<p>I’ve been writing about the rules of grooming for men’s retailers and magazines for nearly five years. I've tested a bajillion products. And I've written about every concievable topic. I've interviewed countless …

9 stylish golf outfits in Masters history and how you can recreate them

The words "Masters" and "style" were born to live in the same sentence. Augusta National draws not only the world's greatest golfers but also the sport's largest audience, making it <i>the</i> primo opportunity to show off the strongest fashion trends. As the unofficial start to the golf season, what …

Men's Fashion

Allbirds is Turning Trees into Stylish and Sustainable Sneakers

Those sustainable and stylish shoe makers are at it again, but this time with two new profiles and a new in-house textile: tree fiber.<p>Yes, you read …

The Go-To Source for Affordable Menswear Just Introduced Dress Pants

You can now get your entire work outfit at The Tie Bar.<p>The Tie Bar—the internet's favorite home for wallet-friendly ties—already makes shopping for work clothes less painful than it used to be with its run of accessories and shirts. And it's about to get even easier: Today, the brand is launching …

Online survey software

• Pay monthly or yearly. <b>You're the boss.</b><br>• No limits on content creation <b>or votes.</b><br>• Collect feedback from <b>web, email, iPad</b> or <b>social media accounts.</b><br>• Generate …

We'll get you in golf shape in five weeks

You've probably dumped your New Year's fitness resolution by now, but don't let it bother you. With golf season ramping up and the Masters only five weeks away, we've asked Golf Digest Fitness Advisor Ben Shear to put together a "crash program" of exercises to get you ready for golf season.<p>He …

Workouts

More great exercises to get you in golf shape in five weeks

When creating a workout program to improve your golf swing, focus on exercises that make your body more stable and flexible, then build strength and power, says Golf Digest Fitness Advisor Ben Shear. Last week, he offered six moves for better stability and flexibility. Assuming you've been working …

Workouts

The first 13 apps you should download for your new iPhone

If you're just getting started with a brand new iPhone, here are the apps you should check out first. We already know you're going to download Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and the like, so we picked some other options and hidden gems you might not normally think about.

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Rory McIlroy’s Strength And Flexibility Workout

Golf has never been a sport associated with athletic excellence. Sure, it’s tricky to make a small ball go in a hole using only a stick. But swinging …

Principals Who Know How to Improve Schools Are Essential: How Do We Get More of Them?

Last week I wrote about a principal, Sergio Garcia, who has led enormous improvement in his high school in Los Angeles County, where just about all of his students graduate -- most of them students of color or from low-income families.<p>I ended that post by asking the question: "If principals like …

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

Workouts

The Truth About Plantar Fasciitis | Women's Running

<i>*Courtesy of Competitor.com</i><p>Overuse injuries are the great equalizer, taking out the elite and weekend warrior alike. Most runners experience their …

Running

How to Get Better Recommendation Letters

Download the PDF Guide "How To Get Better Recommendation Letters For Your Next Educational Leadership Job Application"<p>en_US<p>article<p>Download …

15 Homemade Pancakes That Will Make You Skip Diner Brunch

It may seem <i>totally</i> necessary to hit up brunch every Sunday, right when that mad pancake craving hits you like clockwork. But before you know it, you’ve had too many mimosas, your bill is up to $40 and somehow it’s 3PM and you’re wondering where the heck the day has gone. The simple solution to this …

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For a Cold Night In, This Is the Perfect Playlist

Winter begins today in the Northern Hemisphere: shorter days and colder temperatures accompany a holiday season in full swing. For a quiet evening in …

Weather

2016 ISTE Standards for Students aim to put students in the driver's seat

Do today’s students need to be empowered learners, knowledge constructors, innovative designers? Should they be computational thinkers and global …

Can’t Get a Six Pack? A Celeb Trainer Explains Why

Most of you have a six pack. This is the truth. If you exercise occasionally and do resistance training even just once a week, chances are that you …

Weight Loss

The PlayStation Network Went Down for a Few Hours and People Lost Their Goddamn Minds

The outage only lasted about 12 hours, but users were outraed and took to social media to demand compensation.<p>If you were trying to connect to PlayStation Network, PSN, on the (UK time) evening of January 4 you might have experienced some problems. I was in this very situation, trying to get a game …

The 15 Best Books of 2015

The Japanese have a word for the pile of books on your nightstand. “Tsundoku” refers to two things: the act of buying and never reading books, and to …

The best gaming headset (for most people)

<i>By Dennis Burger</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Wirecutter</i><i>, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>After more than 100 hours spent researching and testing 37 gaming headsets in all, plus more hours of long-term comfort testing than could reasonably be counted, …

The 4-Stretch Test To Tell If You're Dangerously Inflexible

Plus, how to limber up and lower your risk of injury.<p>These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to gauge every new client's flexibility—whether they're a pro athlete, a celebrity or an average …

Exercise