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How To Hire The Best Customer Service Employees: The Two (Essential) Steps

You can only provide superior customer service if you have superb employees. This requires not only selecting the best applicants who come your way, it also means making sure that the applicant pool from which you’re selecting is sufficiently deep and wide.<br>In other words: you not only need the …

Human Resources

California Cabernet 2012: 10 top wines

Linda Murphy picks 10 top wines from California Cabernet 2012 vintage, and speaks to producers about that successful year.<p>California Cabernet …

Wine & Spirits

The Worldwide Market for Wine and Spirits Looks... Tentative

These are neither the best of times nor worst of times for the global wine and spirits markets, but it is a time of uncertainty about the economy, politics and societal changes that make predictions about the future more difficult than it's been in a long time.<p>For while the 1980s and 1990s were a …

Wine

5 Workout Moves That Will Change Your Body

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

Holistic Medicine

6 Plyometrics Exercises For A Better Workout In Less Time

<i>By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Plyometrics -- or high-intensity exercises that stretch and then quickly shorten your muscles (think jump squats or plyo push-ups) -- are already known for their quick calorie-blasting, body-toning results. "The technique was originally designed to develop …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

5 Ridiculously Easy Gourmet Dinner Recipes

Gourmet dinners don't have to be complicated -- in fact, sometimes simple is best!<p><b>1. Broiled Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet and Tangy Honey Glaze</b><p>Inspired by one of the most popular <i>Cooking Light</i> chicken recipes, this dish is full of flavor and and incredibly easy to prepare. The chicken is first …

Cooking

Peace Arrives When You Take Action

There comes a time in life when you know it's time to change and not just in an "I should stop eating frozen pizza every night" kind of way.<p>This is a real, feel-it-in-your-bones change. The kind that knocks you over and asks: "Are you strong enough?" "Are you REALLY ready?"<p>This is the time to leap. …

Positive Thinking

How to Turn Your Negative Mind Into a Positive One

Have you ever wondered how amazing it is that a water lily doesn't grow in a pure mountain lake but in murky, muddy and dank pond water thick with weeds, and yet its beautiful flower appears on the surface totally pristine? All life starts in the dark, either in the earth, mud, or in the womb: The …

Meditation

Head Start

Fast feet will get you only so far. To race well, you've got to train your brain.<p>Although George Dieffenbach had been running seriously for 23 years, the Boston Marathon always eluded his reach. After several attempts to qualify, he decided to try a different tack. "I realized I'd been overlooking …

Marathons

Do You Measure Up to Our Fitness Standards?

Seven Tests of True Strength<p>Are you Men's Health Fit? Prove it—or improve<p>Remember the presidentials? No, not the election. We're talking about the president's Challenge Physical Fitness Test—the series of exercises that gym teachers have been using for decades to torture, er, assess their students. …

The 10-Hour Plan Guaranteed To Kick-Start Your Job Search

Do you spend the first 30 minutes of every workday scrolling through job postings and fantasizing about the day you’ll leave and finally start working at a gig you love? Maybe you read all the advice you can find online about finding your passion and landing that dream job, but you just can’t seem …

12 Former NFL Players Who Lost A Ton Of Weight After Retiring

Some players are luckier and actually lose a ton of weight. In many cases, the players are now nearly unrecognizable.<p>One common theme among many of these players is the position they played.<p>Most of the players on the following pages were offensive lineman, suggesting those players do more to push …

NFL

NFL Picks Week 5: Game-by-Game Advice for Current Vegas Spreads

Another week, another group of games that should be highly competitive. Only two contests feature lines of more than a single score, which has been a trend recently. It showcases further parity, thus decreasing the difference between the top teams and those closer to the bottom.<p>Furthermore, even …

Football (U.S.)

10 cool keyboard shortcuts that every Mac user should know

Keyboard shortcuts will boost the productivity of our daily work. Apart from cutting down the time needed to do a task, it will bring a nicer user …

Is Self-Doubt Holding You Back? 5 Ways To Build Confidence And Banish Doubt

Do you lie awake at night worrying you’re not really “good enough” to achieve the kind of success you dream of? Ever find yourself hesitating, holding yourself back or avoiding situations at work for fear of being found out as an impostor? Are you waiting for the day you feel more confident before …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Happiness