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How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

We know from research (and common sense) that people who understand and manage their own and others’ emotions make better leaders. They are able to deal with stress, overcome obstacles, and inspire others to work toward collective goals. They manage conflict with less fallout and build stronger …

New Research Shows Why Focus On Teams, Not Just Leaders, Is Key To Business Performance

Deloitte just launched a study of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands …

The Invisible Problem Wrecking Your Productivity And How To Stop It

In all of the myriad articles and advice on productivity, there is one evil lurking in our activities, one activity that when mastered, opens the …

Time Management

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

<b>Kim Scott,</b> co-founder of Candor, Inc., has built her career around a simple goal: Creating bullshit-free zones where people love their work and …

Middle School

Where to place home security cameras, according to the data

In 2015, the total value of reported stolen property was more than $12 billion, according to the FBI. A well-placed camera can help identify intruders and potentially get your stuff back after a robbery.<p>If your security cameras are placed in the wrong areas, though, you may not be as protected as …

How To Boost Your Wi-Fi With a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my laptop, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can surf the web from anywhere in …

Help Your Overwhelmed, Stressed-Out Team

Is your team stressed out? These days, everyone seems overwhelmed and way too busy. But even when your team members have a lot on their plates, they don’t have to sacrifice their health or happiness. What can you do to reduce your team’s stress? How can you help them focus on what really needs to …

'Don't be scared': 4 ways to add paint to your home this year

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to spruce up your home in 2015, interior designer Libby Langdon has the answer: paint.<p>“Paint is one of the most inexpensive and amazing ways to completely transform you room,” the House Beautiful magazine contributor told TODAY. She stopped by Studio 1A on …

10 Ways to Make Your Home Look Elegant on a Budget

Having a high-end looking home can be difficult, especially if you have a tight decorating budget. Fortunately, there are ways – even on a budget – …

From furniture to lampshades, 4 great ways to decorate with wallpaper

Wallpaper comes in limitless colors, patterns and textures — not to mention budget options — making it the perfect starting point for any number of imaginative DIYs. Check out these project ideas for decorating with wallpaper in the home.<p><b>Dresser</b><p>Turn a flea-market find into a one-of-a-kind furniture …

How Exercise Affects Sleep, and Vice Versa

In study, morning workout results in fewer wakings that night.<p>Here's a tip if you want to sleep well tomorrow night: Run tomorrow morning.<p>That's the take-away message from a small study that was conducted at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, in which 20 adults on separate days did a …

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

How to Pace Your First Half or Full Marathon

The key is to run by how you feel on race day.<p><i>Sandra asks: I’m running my first marathon in</i> <i>Cleveland</i> <i>this May, and I’m wondering if you have any tips on pacing. How fast should I start? Should I use the Pace Team?</i><p>Excellent choice in races, Sandra, and a great question too! My racing philosophy is a …

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Running for Time vs. Distance

Both minutes and miles have pros—and cons.<p>Researchers have found that our minds process distance and time differently. When the finish line of a measured effort is in sight, you get visual feedback about how much farther you have to go, which spurs you to accelerate near the end. Time feedback, …

Steps to Reducing Postrun Recovery

Training phases should dictate your methods.<p>You’ve pounded the protein shake, shivered in the ice bath,and mastered the art of self-massage. Because you should do everything you can to speed your recovery from today’s run, right? Maybe not. How much recovery work you do depends on how close race …

Step It Up

After a period of building your base, it's time to pick up the pace—and get really fit.<p>After a long winter of logging base miles, you're ready to challenge your energy systems with quicker workouts. No races on your calendar? Doesn't matter—speedwork's benefits go way beyond a starting line. …