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Why We Should Be Disagreeing More at Work

When I worked as a management consultant, I had a client that I thought of as difficult. Let’s call her Marguerite. She and I didn’t see eye to eye on much. I disagreed with the direction she was taking our project, the people she chose to involve, and the pace at which she thought we should do our …

Leadership

Find Your Happy Place at Work

<b>Annie McKee,</b> a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of the book <i>How to Be Happy at Work,</i> tells the story of her journey to happiness—starting with her early job as a caregiver for an elderly couple. Even in later, higher-paying work, McKee saw that pursuing prestige and …

Happiness

5-Ingredient Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti Is What Solo Dinner Dreams Are Made Of

I am not exaggerating when I say nothing brings me more joy than the combination of pasta, garlic, and parmesan cheese. My undying love for that comfort food paired with my busy schedule means I make this parmesan garlic spaghetti recipe more often than I'd like to admit, and once you try it, I'm …

Italian Food

Never worked out before? Five easy ways to get in shape

Have you been meaning to join a gym for years but somehow never quite signed on the dotted line? Did you agree to 12 weeks of 5am spin classes in January and only make it to two sessions? Do you own a pair of jazzy Nike leggings and multiple backless yoga tops in all the colours of the rainbow but …

Fitness

The Science of Making Friends

Our number of friends starts to decrease steadily in adulthood; there are ways to reverse the tide<p>I’ve been going on a series of dates lately.<p>I exchanged numbers with the person sitting next to me at a Cabernet tasting at my favorite wine bar and went for a coffee with a neighbor I met walking my …

Relationships

Nutritionists Reveal the Most Misguided Weight Loss Advice They've Heard

There are many diet and nutrition 'hacks,' but few of them hold water. Here are some of the worst offenders.<p>When it comes to bad weight loss recommendations, dietitians have heard it all from their clients. Here are the tips they wish you'd stop believing, plus some proven strategies to use …

Nutrition

15+ Creative Teabag Designs For Tea Lovers

Tea is the most popular drink in the world after water. According to the U.N Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), six billion cups are drank …

Space Jewelry That Lets You Carry A Piece Of The Cosmos With You

We run a small workshop in Ukraine, where we create and make by our own hands special jewelry every day.<p>One of our own favorites is our collection …

Jewelry

Fitness: five steps to motivate yourself

It’s often said that getting fit and staying healthy are mainly in the mind: they’re a matter of motivation. What’s less frequently mentioned is that the mind is a uniquely disobliging thing; it rarely does what you tell it, and often seems to do the opposite out of spite. To make things worse, we …

Motivation

20 brilliant color combos for your wardrobe

The right color combination is one of the key ways to get the perfect image. That’s why we at <b>Bright Side</b> would like to offer you this guide that will …

The 80/20 Rule for Designing Really, Really, Really Ridiculously Good Looking Presentations

SummaryWe recently emailed our 8,000 subscribers to ask them what their primary concern was with designing presentations, be it for SlideShare, …

Infographics

TED-Ed

How chronic stress can affect the brain's size, structure, and how it functions:

35 Insanely Awesome Kids' Bedroom Ideas (They'll Love These!)

Remember being a kid and dreaming of adding a slide to your bunk bed or making a princess-worthy canopy? No one can appreciate fun bedroom features like a child, and these ones are some of the best out there. In other words, if you don't want to make every last one of these, you might not want to …

Personal Organizing

How to Save More Than $100,000 Before 30 (Without Working in Finance)

I remember when I was a kid, there was a man in front of me in the POSB ATM queue who forgot to take his receipt before he left. Before I threw it …

We Learn More When We Learn Together

<i>dave wheeler FOR HBR</i><p>We rarely grow alone. In fact, some psychologists have made a compelling case that we only grow in connection with others. However, we don’t need to learn with others in formal training or development programs: we can architect our own opportunities to gain insight, knowledge, …

Work-life Balance

Team Leaders Should Play Favorites (but Only in Moderation)

It’s no secret that many leaders have favorites within their teams: people they share more information with, trust more, and rely on more to complete important tasks. After all, team leaders are human beings, so it’s natural for them to gravitate toward certain people based on things like …

Psychology

Trick Yourself into Breaking a Bad Habit

Let’s face it — we all have a career-limiting habit. Whether it’s weak interpersonal skills, a tendency to procrastinate, or good-but-not-great technical prowess, one of the biggest impediments to our upward mobility is a habit we struggle to change.<p>A few years back, my colleagues and I studied …

Framing

Five reasons you're not losing weight

<i>Libby Weaver is the health expert Hugh Jackman called 'a one stop shop’ for wellbeing. In a new book, she explains the underlying factors that thwart dieters’ best-laid plans...</i><p>When Libby Weaver was studying dietetics and later biochemistry at the University of Sydney in Australia it was the late …

10 People Who Lost 50+ Pounds Share Their Best Tips For Getting Started

The very first steps real people took to change their lives.<p><i>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the very first steps they took in their effort to lose weight, and how those steps turned into a major lifestyle transformation. Here are some of the best tips from 10 people who made</i> …

How to Plan the Perfect First Date

“First dates are horrible, they are. It’s awkward, usually, and uncomfortable. And it’s like, ‘get me out of here’,” says Michelle Frankel, President …

Relationships

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

Overnight Hair Treatments

Wake up with softer, shinier, healthier hair<p>The Good Housekeeping Research Institute put six overnight hair menders through their pacesto find out …

A Timeline to Maintaining Your Hair Color

A Timeline to Maintaining Your Hair Color

20+ Awesome Gift Ideas For Bookworms (Besides An Actual Book)

What's the perfect gift for a book-lover? There's nothing worse than getting someone a book they already have, so why not play it safe and get them …

Books

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 …

Employee Engagement

The Dos and Don'ts of giving a killer presentation

One of the most valuable skills an entrepreneur or a company executive can have is the ability to talk about their product in an effective and …

How Southwest Airlines Hires Such Dedicated People

Southwest Airlines receives a job application every two seconds. Given the talent shortage facing our industry, you’d think we’d be tempted to snap up many of those candidates, particularly ones with backgrounds in engineering and technology. But, since the company was founded, even before our …

Employment

How to Support Employee Health Instead of Sapping It

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>How do you create a great place to work?<p>Once, paying people well, offering interesting assignments, and providing recognition may have been enough.<p>But the nature of work has changed. Over the past decade, technological advances have enabled us to work at all hours, often at …

Employment

The Best Managers Are Boring Managers

What would the perfect robot manager be like? Looks aside, it would arguably be objective, transparent, unselfish, and apolitical. Because of this, it would assign the right task to every person and reward unselfish team behaviors, creating a culture of trust and keeping morale high. It would …

Charisma

First-Time Managers, Don’t Do Your Team’s Work for Them

Not long ago, I worked with a client who was stepping into management for the first time. Terry, a highly regarded marketing associate in a pharmaceutical firm, had just been asked to lead a marketing team. In this new role, she was responsible for directing a group of bright, but inexperienced …

Management