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12 Ways to Make Your Home Even Better in 2017 (Without Redecorating)

We all have #homegoals. Sometimes they're saved in a Pinterest board; other times we file them away for later… <i>One day I'll have organized kitchen</i> …

Those $69 Flights to Europe Are Coming in June

Norwegian Airlines has been teasing $69 flights to Europe from select spots in the United States for almost a full year now.<p>And while they promised …

Six Reasons Why Walking Is The Daily Brain Medicine We Really Need

Sometimes science jibes with ancient wisdom on simple but deceptively powerful things. Case in point: walking. A wealth of research bolsters the Zen of putting one foot in front of the other, with stronger science than any supplement marketer or brain trainer could hope for. Walking is potent mood …

The 20 Wines You Need to Drink This Fall

Like everything else in the summer, wine drinking is easy. And the answer to every question, at least the wine-related ones, might as well be rosé. …

What to Do When Your Employee Asks for a Raise Too Soon

A hungry, driven employee is every manager’s dream. But when you have a direct report whose ambition and desire are greater than his ability or experience, managing expectations isn’t easy. How should you handle someone who is constantly asking for a promotion, raise, or responsibility for which …

Management

Why You Should Have Sex With Your Partner Every Day

There's a great deal of research suggesting that having sex every day (or almost!) with your partner is great for body and mind. The widely reported benefits of daily sex in a good relationship include: Lower levels of stress, better sleep, greater relationship happiness, healthier pelvic floor …

Setting the Record Straight: Using an Outside Offer to Get a Raise

You’ve probably heard this before: “The only way to get a raise is to get another job offer.” Is it true? I talked to experts who study negotiations to get their perspectives on whether this oft-given advice holds up in practice and against research.<p>So, first things first: Yes, the outside offer …

Employment

The Key to Performance Reviews Is Preparation

Writing and delivering performance reviews can be one of the most challenging tasks for any manager. It’s difficult to give a review that successfully navigates the emotional and interpersonal dynamics while also balancing the complex, competing goals that are present in most performance reviews. …

Management

How to Succeed at Work When Your Boss Doesn’t Respect You

In a study of 20,000 people across industries and organizations I’ve found that the number one thing that people want from leaders is respect. It trumped recognition and appreciation, communicating an inspiring vision, providing useful feedback — even opportunities for learning, growth, and …

Leadership

Great Leaders Embrace Office Politics

A rising young executive found herself strategically ousted in an internal power play. Jill had all the chops to rise to the corner office: consistent top 10% performer, hardworking, intelligent, personable, driven, multilingual, an MBA from a top-tier school. Handwritten thank-you notes from the …

Leadership

Don’t Get Surprised by Burnout

Coming back to the UK after an intensive, three-day consulting trip, I was on the edge of a panic attack. For a few seconds, I had a vivid “day-mare” of myself in the hospital, surrounded by doctors, with no way to cope or communicate coherently. As the vision passed, I became aware, for the first …

Immune System

5 Signs It’s Time for a New Job

Regardless of your age, background, or accomplishments, you have probably fantasized about the possibility of a new career at some point in your life – those who haven’t are the exception.<p>LinkedIn reports that of its 313 million members, 25% are active job seekers, while 60% can be considered …

Employment

Steps to Take When You’re Starting to Feel Burned Out

Burnout hurts. When you burn out at work, you feel diminished, like a part of yourself has gone into hiding. Challenges that were formerly manageable feel insurmountable. It’s the opposite end of the spectrum from engagement. The engaged employee is energized, involved, and high-performing; the …

Burnout

Why You Should Spend More Time Alone In This Oversocialized World

Alone time isn't just something you'd like to have--it's desperately needed and benefits you in a multitude of ways.

Templates And Hints For The Perfect Email For Almost Every Situation

If every email you sent was perfectly phrased and well-received right out of the inbox, how much time could you save?<p>Have you ever received an amazing email, one that you’d like to print out and pin to your wall, one that made you grin from ear to ear or slow-clap in appreciation and reverence?<p>When …

Productivity

Classic Vacationing in Highlands, North Carolina with Family

When filmmaker Patrick Clement's family invited him on a trip to Highlands, North Carolina, he excitedly joined, stoked for hiking in the mountains. This video of their vacation features footage of Glenn Falls, Whiteside Mountain, and one of the area's most popular antique stores, Reclamations. As …

How to Negotiate for Yourself When People Don’t Expect You To

When managers negotiate in organizations, with their bosses or colleagues, they do so in the context of how (or whether) they have negotiated before. They fall back into the roles they’ve traditionally played, and their counterparts expect that they will act as they have in the past.<p>In the …

Breaking Away

An Apple exec interviews job candidates based on 3 basic personality questions

That places a lot of pressure on her interviewing technique. If she asks the wrong questions, she might end up with employees who don't fit well within an organization that prides itself on operating like a well-oiled machine.<p>In a new LinkedIn posting, Ahrendts walks the reader through a typical …

‘Happiness Project’ author Gretchen Rubin on the top clutter solvers

Can organizing your batteries make you happy?<p>Gretchen Rubin believes it can. Because little things do matter.<p>She’s the author of seven books, including bestsellers “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home.” Her books have sold more than 2 million copies, she writes a popular blog, and she does …

Happiness

Seven ways to kill staff motivation

It's not just a big-business issue. I've seen small businesses almost implode from sudden falls in employee engagement levels. If a 10-person …

Employee Engagement

Give Zero F**ks: How to Care Less About What Other People Think

It took me a <i>lot</i> of practice to be the kind of woman that gives zero f*cks and actively care less about what other people think, because I misunderstood what the 'give zero f*cks' mindset is all about. The misconception about women who give zero f*cks is that they have no priorities or passions.<p>In …

Scuba diving off Ni'ihau, Hawaii's 'forbidden island' | CNN Travel

Scuba Diving

12 Movies to Watch on Netflix If You're Having a Bad Day

Everything is going to be okay.<p><b>1. Just Friends</b><p>This is the movie that proves Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris are comedic geniuses. How can you not smile?<p><b>2. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants</b><p>If watching this doesn't do the trick, give your BFF a call. Tell her why today sucked. Find out when she's …

Entertainment

14 skills every professional should have

But there are certain skills that are absolute must-haves, no matter what type of career you pursue.<p>Unfortunately, no one tells you what those skills <i>are</i> until they realize you don't have them — like when you fumble through your first presentation at work because you never learned the art of public …

Luxury dive resorts: 10 of the world's best | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Super-swanky dive resorts come in all sizes. But mostly in small.<p>From Chile to Australia to St. Lucia, the world's most exclusive scuba hideaways serve fewer than 100 select guests.<p>Some cater to a maximum of just 20 diving VIPs. Others tempt groups to reserve their whole private island.<p>I …

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Avoiding Self-Sabotage At Work

I was standing in the security line at an airport when a TSA worker came walking alongside the line yelling out in an animated way, “No liquids, no aerosols, no gels or creams on the airplane…You better check yourself before you wreck yourself!” I couldn’t stop myself from laughing out loud. As the …

Wreck

How To Say “This Is Crap” In Different Cultures

I had been holed up for six hours in a dark conference room with 12 managers. It was a group-coaching day and each executive had 30 minutes to describe in detail a cross-cultural challenge she was experiencing at work and to get feedback and suggestions from the others at the table.<p>It was Willem’s …

Knocking Out the Office Bully

Bullies don't exist just on the playground. They also exist in the workplace as well.<p>Unfortunately, whether you've got a colleague harassing you or you're managing an insolent employee, working with a bully can be detrimental to you personally and to the office as a whole.<p>So what's the best way to …