Karen Ibarra

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The story of an Amazon employee completely forgetting his car shows how intense the company's early days truly were

The early days of Amazon were brutal.<p>As Brad Stone writes in his 2013 book, "The Everything Store," there was no explicit rule that you <i>couldn't</i> take a day off on the weekend, but the assumption was that you wouldn't.<p>This was in the mid-90s, after venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and …

This Facebook recruiting initiative turned a psychology major into a sought-after product manager

When Jasmine Xu graduated from Dartmouth in 2016, she never thought she'd have a career in tech.<p>She had double-majored in psychology and geography, not computer science, after all. While she had interned at a pair of Silicon Valley tech companies, including the cloud storage provider Box, and had …

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines. You need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

Self-improvement

Tony Robbins Has 1 Question That Can Turn Your Worst Day Around

Try his Jedi mind trick every time you're facing a seemingly impossible challenge.<p>I erupted out of sleep only to be jerked back by the handcuffs and leg cuffs that held me to the wooden bench. It took a few minutes of drunken processing to realize I was in a Boston jail cell with zero recollection …

Boston University

4 Things Elon Musk Always Does When He Runs a Meeting (and You Should, Too)

Poorly-run meetings sidetrack everyone's energy and waste valuable worker time, dissipating initiative and lowering productivity.<p><i>"How does Elon Musk run his famously efficient meetings?" originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and</i> …

Elon Musk

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But …

University of California

6 One-Minute Morning Routines That'll Make Starting Your Day Easier

I used to start most of my workdays lying in bed after my alarm went off, eating up time scrolling through social media, and only leaving myself a …

Do This Full-Body Pilates Tone Up in 4 Minutes

Short on time but looking for big results? Fortunately, this Pilates workout from Burn Pilates founder Lisa Corsello combines cardio with toning moves that work multiple muscle groups at once, giving you a better burn in less time. Do these four moves in four minutes and you'll have worked your …

Love Kate Middleton? This Could Be Your Chance to Work for the Duchess

A position in the royal household is about to open up.<p>Kate Middleton's private secretary, Rebecca Deacon, is leaving her position this summer, <i>People</i> …

Family

Sizzle the Calories Away With This Dance-Party Workout

Is this a dance party or a workout? You tell us, but when it comes to torching major calories, we're partial to dance cardio. Join us for this 45-minute workout from Simone De La Rue, creator of Body by Simone — the hottest workout in Hollywood. If you're not in the mood to jump, we provide …

Five Signs You're Working For A Truly Great Manager

The role of management has changed quite a bit over the past few years. Few people realize it, but the role of management was originally created to maintain the status quo and enforce rules and protocols. Managers were supposed to push employees and extract everything they could from them. …

Tighten Your Core and Tone Your Back With Arm Circle Planks

Take your core-strengthening planks to the next level while toning your arms and back — you're going to feel the burn with this move!<p>Meet the arm circle plank. Barry's Bootcamp trainer Tommy Stracke loves incorporating this plank variation into his workouts and his clients' workouts because it …

9 Phrases Smart People Never Use In Conversation

We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you’ve planted your foot firmly into your mouth.<p>Verbal slip-ups often occur because we say things without knowledge of the subtle …

Emotional Intelligence

The 5 best exercises to do if you're stuck in a workout rut

Feeling demotivated? Re-vamp your training with these top moves<p>When it comes to getting fit (and staying that way), one of the biggest obstacles to …

Workouts

4 Reasons Sleeping Naked Makes You Healthier And Wealthier

What if I told you in just 10 seconds a day, you can sleep better, make more money, reduce stress, and lose weight? Sleeping naked can do all these things and more. All you have to do is take off your clothes. While there are countless strategies floating around out there to help you improve in …

Sample Recommendation: A Friend's Character Reference

Writing a character reference letter? Check out this sample recommendation and learn why it's effective.

Here's a Template to Write a Perfect (and Personalized!) Letter of Recommendation

A new email arrives in your inbox and you see it’s from one of your former employees. You quickly glance over the subject line, and your eyes catch …

La La Land’s Important Lesson About Not Regretting Love

What the award-winning movie gets right about regrets<p><i>La La Land</i> is the classic love story we all needed this year. From its leading lady’s elegant …

Relationships

How to Write Email with Military Precision

In the military, a poorly formatted email may be the difference between mission accomplished and mission failure. During my active duty service, I learned how to structure emails to maximize a mission’s chances for success. Since returning from duty, I have applied these lessons to emails that I …

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A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English

English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee.<p>Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're using a word "correctly."<p>It's all a matter of taste and context. But there are opinions. And some count more than others.<p>Steven Pinker is probably as good an expert to …

It’s a story-driven scavenger-hunt walk around the neighborhood

Escolta is having a moment. More and more people are fixating on the grand ambiance of the Queen of Streets, its old, beautiful buildings in varying …

20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs

The best way to get ready for a new job? Take a vacation!<p>Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is …

Flying

Keep lit: how to lose weight without giving up alcohol | Dean Burnett

At the start of the new year, many people are vowing to get in shape, which usually involves giving up alcohol. But can you lose weight without losing the booze? Science says yes, but it’s not exactly easy<p>Alcohol. Fun, isn’t it, for various reasons. The Christmas holidays are a period of …

How to do Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Clean Beauty” diet for amazing skin

As anyone looking for a healthy glow knows, the wildly prolific (and true!) adage “great skin comes from within” isn’t just lip service. You’ve got …

How to Eat Healthy: 25 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier Every Day

There's a lot of advice out there on how to eat healthy, and if we're being honest, it can sometimes feel like too much to think about. Especially …

University of California

OPINION: Imee Marcos told US court – yes, Archimedes Trajano was tortured and killed but it's none of your business

If Mapua Institute of Technology student Archimedes Trajano had been killed today and Ferdinand Marcos was still the President, newspaper headlines …

Beware These Tricks for Making You Look Bad in Meetings

Ah, meetings. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.<p><b>Being happy at work</b> is important, of course. Being with other people generally boosts …

Happiness

Why young people don’t buy cars and apartments anymore

Nowadays, the traditional measure of success — owning an apartment and/or a car — is out of date. An increasing number of young people around the …

It turns out that traveling makes us far happier than any material wealth ever does

Why do we head for the shops with such determination as soon as we have money in our wallets? With every new purchase we feel a little happier, but a …