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This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

Personalization is the primary end goal of data-driven marketing

Personalization has been deemed as one of the most important tools for data-driven marketing, according to more than 70% of 220 marketing experts surveyed by Ascend2.<p>Being able to personalize an email, push notification, or landing page, rather than sending out a blast campaign, is key to …

Marketing

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new …

The Secrets of Great Teamwork

Today’s teams are different from the teams of the past: They’re far more diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic (with frequent changes in membership). But while teams face new hurdles, their success still hinges on a core set of fundamentals for group collaboration.<p>The basics of team …

Managing the High-Intensity Workplace

Tales of time-hungry organizations—from Silicon Valley to Wall Street and from London to Hong Kong—abound. Managers routinely overload their subordinates, contact them outside of business hours, and make last-minute requests for additional work. To satisfy those demands, employees arrive early, …

What Leadership Requires, According to Global Leaders

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

Articles about 6 modern homes germany on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...<p>That’s right—we’ve found stylish, high-quality prefabs that start at …

Frank Lloyd Wright

When Willpower Isn’t Enough: A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

“Temptation bundling” a workout with an enticing audiobook significantly increases an individual’s number of workouts. (photo: CherryPoint)<i>Our latest</i> …

Self-improvement

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right

No matter how this past year went for you, use these 101 motivational quotes to start 2016 off right.<p>Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a …

Activity tracker Human finally arrives for Android

Human, a fitness and activity tracker that launched for Apple devices since September 2013, is finally available on Android too.<p>Just like on iOS devices, it lets you keep tabs on your daily activity – encouraging you to make it to 30 minutes per day, rather than an arbitrary step goal.<p>While it has …

Apps

Secrets of the Superbosses

Kelly Blair<p>What do Ralph Lauren, Larry Ellison, Julian Robertson, Jay Chiat, Bill Walsh, George Lucas, Bob Noyce, Lorne Michaels, and Mary Kay Ash have in common?<p>Certainly all of them are known for being talented and successful—even legendary—in their respective fields. All have reputations as …

The 15 most beautifully designed apps of 2015

It’s that time of year again, folks, when retrospective lists reign supreme and reflective musings clog your feeds. This post meets that description, but rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 15 most impressively designed apps …

Apps

Google says it has now proven that D-Wave’s quantum computer really works

Last month we reported on Google planning a “watershed” quantum computing announcement, which the company and NASA delivered jointly today. Google’s Quantum AI team announced the results of its latest test in understanding the physics governing quantum annealers, which shows that quantum annealing …

Quantum Computing

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Success

The One Reason You Can't Get Anything Done at Work

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

Chronos Wearable Converts Any Watch into a Smart Watch

Smart Watches. They’re cool, but generally superfluous when you consider many of today’s smartphones can do the same and perhaps even more. But there …

Batteries

To Become a Leader, Think Beyond Your Role

The world is full of people with opinions. Television, radio, and other media are brimming over with commentators making suggestions and offering seemingly authoritative advice to government officials and corporate executives about what they ought to do. At dinners and cocktail parties — and around …

Creating the Best Workplace on Earth

Suppose you want to design the best company on earth to work for. What would it be like? For three years we’ve been investigating this question by asking hundreds of executives in surveys and in seminars all over the world to describe their ideal organization. This mission arose from our research …

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

How Google, Amazon, and Netflix Get the Most Out of Their Employees

The tech giants take very different approaches to encouraging high performance.<p>There are a lot of ideas out there about how to cultivate a workplace culture that results in happy, productive employees. Advice tends to center around aspects of culture like rewarding employees for a job well done and …

Don’t Let Your Stressed-Out Boss Stress You Out

Is your boss stressed to the max and making you miserable? Join the club. Stress is an epidemic among managers and leaders today, and burnout is catching up <i>fast</i>.<p>We all know the reasons: the rapidly changing economic landscape; fast-moving technologies; 24/7 work with little to no downtime. It all …

Help Your Team Agree on How They’ll Collaborate

It’s easy to assume that everyone knows how to work on a team — and on some level this is true. But each member of your team probably has her own understanding of how to collaborate, not to mention individual styles and preferences. If you ask six team members what they think “completing work on …

7 things every CEO needs to start doing

<i>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin on Quora.</i><p>This new phase of my life as a venture capitalist is really the first time I’ve ever worked with CEOs who weren’t …

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

4 Ways Your Company Culture Is Killing Your Employees

New research finds that even employees who are happy may be the verge of becoming overworked and exhausted.<p>At this point in the summer, it's likely most of your employees have either already taken a vacation or are getting ready to take one. But if they are burnt out, a week of travel might not be …

The Workplace

Articles about 10 transformative warehouse renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes an inviting space for a young family.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix of both...<p>Industrial structures can be excellent candidates for renovations—their …

Manhattan

Just Because You’re Happy Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Burned Out

A new survey report just published by Staples Advantage offers a paradoxical set of findings about US office workers. Overwhelmingly, they are happy. Yet the majority of them feel burned out. How could both things be true?<p>First, a look at the statistics. The good news is that 43% of respondents …