Kirsty

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Yes, Your Sleep Schedule is Making You Sick

Jet lag makes everyone miserable. But it makes some people mentally ill.<p>There’s a psychiatric hospital not far from Heathrow Airport that is known for treating bipolar and schizophrenic travelers, some of whom are occasionally found wandering aimlessly through the terminals. A study from the 1980s …

How a £6 bottle of Malbec became one of the world's best-rated wines

The behind-the-scene secrets of the wine awarded best in the world, yet costing less than £6 a bottle, have been revealed.<p>Last year, the La Moneda …

How To Run a Meeting

Why have a meeting anyway? Why indeed? A great many important matters are quite satisfactorily conducted by a single individual who consults nobody. A great many more are resolved by a letter, a memo, a phone call, or a simple conversation between two people. Sometimes five minutes spent with six …

How to Make Your One-on-Ones with Employees More Productive

One-on-one meetings with direct reports often feel more hurried and disorganized than they need to be. It’s important to check in regularly with each of your employees, but how can you make the best use of the time? How can you make the meetings more productive and collaborative? What do you need …

4 Steps to Sustaining Improvement in Health Care

No one wants to toil away at a health care improvement effort only to see that progress disappear as systems and processes revert to the old way of doing things. Leading health care organizations recognize that improving care isn’t enough; having a systematic approach to sustaining improvement is …

Why One Neuroscientist Started Blasting His Core

A new anatomical understanding of how movement controls the body’s stress response system<p>Elite tennis players have an uncanny ability to clear their heads after making errors. They constantly move on and start fresh for the next point. They can’t afford to dwell on mistakes.<p>Peter Strick is not a …

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and executives. The good news is that you can be more productive. You just have to think …

Time Management

3 Ways Extraordinary Leaders Motivate Employees

Given the extraordinary low levels of engagement in the U.S. workforce — a recent Gallup poll showed that 70% of employees are “not engaged” or …

Employee Engagement

A Morning Routine to Set You Up for a Kick-Ass, Super-Productive Day

What’s the first thing you reach for the instant your eyes open in the morning? I bet it’s your smartphone. And within 105 seconds, you’ve check your …

Motherhood is as lonely as divorce or bereavement – and I’m not surprised

According to a new report by the British Red Cross and the Co-Op, young motherhood can be just as lonely as divorce or bereavement, challenging the assumption that feelings of loneliness affect only the elderly.<p>This may sounds surprising to some, but when I brought it up with my mum friends, the …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This (but Most Parents Do the Opposite) | Inc.com

What if I were to tell you that you could increase the odds that your kids will achieve great success in life--maybe greater success than you've had--simply by making a small change in how you praise them and talk about achievement?<p>It turns out, you can. What's more, this change flies in the face …

Self-improvement

Do we have a ‘preferred style’ of learning?

Many of us have a preference for the way we learn – either by watching an expert or having a go ourselves. Is this the easiest way for us to learn things?<p>When you trying are something new, do you learn more easily from diagrams, from someone telling you how to do it, or by having a go yourself? You …

Pedagogy

The 3-Step Exercise to Help You Calm Down When You're Nervous

My experience with stress during big presentations is usually a double whammy.<p>First, there’s the delightful combination of sweaty palms, shaky legs, …

Chicken Nuggets With a Twist: Baked, Not Fried | shopswell

Since these chicken nuggets are baked, not fried, they are a healthier version than the original recipe. With prep and cooking time at less than an …

Food

Steal This Look: A Vintage Bath in England with a DIY Faucet

We’ve been following London theater designer Niki Turner from her chapel conversion in Bath to her French baroque house in Stroud, Gloucestershire, …

Letters: On art and religion

I enjoyed Steve Zeitchik's profile of Etan Cohen, director of "Get Hard" ["An Unorthodox Comedian," March 15]. He writes that traditional religious organizations are suspicious of creative professions. That shouldn't be any surprise — if you're trying to teach eternal verities, the last thing you …

Mortal

Carl Hansen & Søn delves into its archives for Colonial furniture collection

Danish design brand Carl Hansen & Søn has put Ole Wanscher's 1964 Colonial Sofa back into production to complement the designer's popular Colonial …

Muffin Recipe: 8 Low-Calorie Muffin Recipess

<b>Blueberry-Yogurt Muffins</b> (129 calories): Healthy ingredients like protein- and fiber- packed wheat germ, low-fat yogurt, and berries take the guilt out of this sweet treat.<p><b>Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins</b> (119 calories): The banana-chocolate chip combo at your go-to coffee spot probably packs close to …

Easy Meals and Easy Recipes

Cedric Angeles<p>Lemon-Tarragon Halibut en Papillote<p><b>The Situation:</b><br>Important Business Dinner<p><b>Perfect Meal to Make:</b><br>Lemon-Tarragon Halibut en Papillote<p>The right meal (and the proper presentation) shows you're sophisticated and serious about your career, and that you have creativity and flair. Sealing fish …

7 Habits To Turn A Boring Life Into An Extraordinary One

It can be frustrating to hear about how to make your life wonderful by doing things that you can’t necessarily do on a daily basis because of your …

Sitting

Should You Work Out Today? This Will Give You the Answer

There are days you know that you absolutely should go to the gym, and then there are the days you think...well, <i>maybe</i>.<p>This infographic from Gym Junkies is made for days like the latter:<p><b>Cute—and rather convincing, I've gotta say! Where do you fall on the chart?</b><p>Infographic: Do I Workout Today? via Gym …

Top 10 Posture Mistakes and 17 Tips to Get Better Posture

Growing up, many of our parents would demand that we sit up and stop slouching, for no other reason than it might make us look bad. But there are so many other elements to the importance of posture, elements that are affecting millions of us every day. From neck and back pain to blood flow and …

8 Reasons To Be More Present In Your Life

Have you ever lost your car keys? Or arrived at the grocery store and realized you’ve left your wallet at home? I have, and I’ll bet many of you have …

Mindfulness

Bikini Body Workout: The Ultimate Body Shaper

Exercise 1 Sumo Deadlift Shuffle<p>Grasp one end of a heavy dumbbell with both hands, arms hanging straight in front of you, and stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, toes turned out slightly. Step your left foot out to the left, bending your knees and pushing your hips back to lower …