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The Secret Ingredient For the Best Tuna Salad

This unsung source of flavor brings the heat<p>Tuna packs a powerhouse of protein—about 41 grams in a can. The problem is that most people just toss the stuff with some mayo and choke it down.<p>With a few additional ingredients, you can whip up a tuna salad you not only want to eat, but crave. Watch the …

5 Resumé Secrets That Give You an Edge

Step inside a hiring manager's head<p>It doesn't take long to leave an impression: Recruiters and hiring managers spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing a candidate's resumé before they make an initial assessment, according to a study from the job-search website TheLadders.<p>Six seconds.<p>Now that you’re …

Build Your Chest with Just 3 Exercises

Try this intense new way to shred your upper body<p>Want to elevate your pushup game? Try this compound progression—a combination of exercises that targets the same muscle group with a few different moves.<p>Each pushup variation in this progression will work your chest in a slightly different way. …

The Cardio Benefits of Yoga

Build a healthy heart without running<p>Should you be doing sun salutations more often? Yoga may protect you from heart disease just as much as jogging and cycling, according to a study in the <i>European Journal of Preventative Cardiology</i>.<p>The researchers looked at over 30 studies on yoga and heart …

The Body-Weight Abs Blaster

Send a shockwave through your six-pack<p>Four exercises. Two rounds. No weights necessary. “This bodyweight challenge might not look tough, but each move delivers a hit to your abs,” explains Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> “And the cumulative impact of performing rep after rep …

The 20-Rep Core Torcher

Feel the temperature rise to ignite a burn in your six-pack<p>Not all core exercises <i>look</i> like they're blasting your abs. That's why after you finish blazing through this week's challenge, you'll feel a surprising sizzle in your six-pack.<p>"You might not realize it at the time—because you'll be focused …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Our Legacy joins …

These 5 Yoga Moves Will Save You From Back Pain

The key to preventing back pain is to strengthen your core and release tension and tightness in the muscles around your upper and lower back. Plus, …

Yoga

Only 10 Percent of Men Can Do This Exercise. Are You One of Them?

If you can't, don't worry: We have the training plan to help you master the move<p>The single-side bird dog exercise looks easy, but don’t be fooled: It’s ridiculously hard. In fact, about 90 percent of people can’t do it, says Sam Stauffer, a trainer with <i>Men’s Health</i> Thrive in Philadelphia.<p>What makes …

5 Plank Exercises That Work More Than Just Your Abs!

The plank may be the ultimate core-building exercise, but here's how you can make it so much more than that<p>The plank can strengthen your core, fix poor posture, and reduce lower-back pain. But as you’re hovering there, why not make the move do double duty? These five awesome plank variations …

2 Lung-Busting Swim Workouts You Have to Try

The intense heart-rate pumping and the persistent burn in your muscles will broaden your shoulders and whittle your waistline for the chiseled look of a champion<p>We've already covered how swimming can help you build a <b>long, lean, V-shaped torso</b>. But if you find your trips up and down the lap lane a …

The 4-Minute Metabolism Booster

Rev your calorie-burning furnace with this lower-body weekend challenge<p>When it comes to revving your metabolism, one move reigns king. "The squat burns more calories per rep than almost any other exercise because it hits a lot of muscles, particularly big ones like you glutes, hamstrings, and …

3 Crazy-Fun Ab Exercises

Crush your next ab workout with these moves<p>One sentence you aren't likely to hear: "Those crunches were so much fun!"<p>In fact, you'll rarely hear that kind of declaration with any exercise. Which is too bad, for plenty of reasons.<p>But we've found three new core exercises that are indeed fun. Yes, …

How to get lost iCloud contacts back on your iPhone

Whenever I sign out of iCloud and back in on my iPhone, some of my contacts will inevitably disappear. Given enough time, most of them restore (it …

An Introduction to Data-Driven Decisions for Managers Who Don’t Like Math

Not a week goes by without us publishing something here at HBR about the value of data in business. Big data, small data, internal, external, experimental, observational — everywhere we look, information is being captured, quantified, and used to make business decisions.<p>Not everyone needs to become …

Bonuses Should Be Tied to Customer Value, Not Sales Targets

Why would you eliminate sales targets as a way to evaluate, motivate, and reward your sales staff?<p>That is perhaps the most frequent question I’ve received since 2011 when GlaxoSmithKline changed the link between the bonus pay of our pharmaceutical sales professionals in the United States and the …

The Limits of Scale

The value of many products and services rises or falls with the number of customers using them. The fewer fax machines in use, for instance, the less important it is to have one. In industries as varied as credit cards, fashion, and online games, these “network effects” influence consumer decisions …

Why You Should Stop Brainstorming

How many times have you been in a brainstorming session this week? Chances are the answer is, “More than I can count.” But no study has proven that brainstorming works well, even though it has been the go-to method for idea generation since 1953.<p>But there is an alternative. After researching why …

4 Things You Need to Know About Managing a Remote Team

An entrepreneur who runs a completely remote marketing company lists the key moves that make the arrangement work.<p>The best perk of working remotely just might be the peace of mind it brings. The ability to skip the stressful morning commute, roll out of bed, and jump onto the computer can make you …

Project Management

12 Simple Ways to Really Improve in 2014

Everyone has room to improve. Here is a monthly schedule of self-improvement sure to make you look back on 2014 with pride.<p>The New Year brings hope of beginnings and commitments. And yet many resolutions fall flat after a month or two. It’s no surprise why this happens. Many make lists of all the …

Self-improvement

To Use Technology Effectively, Ask the Tough Questions

Over the years I’ve talked with hundreds of managers about the reasons for complexity in their organizations — and in almost all cases they cite “technology” as one of the main culprits. But in the next breath, they also acknowledge that technology has revolutionized the way they work, increased …

Just Adding a Chief Data Officer Isn’t Enough

The proliferation of C-suite roles is an indication of the increasing strategic and operational complexity organizations face. Heightened expectations of expertise are also part of the picture — for instance, GE’s recent transition from asking executives to focus on breadth to focus on depth.<p>One of …

The Best Way for New Leaders to Build Trust

When I took over as CEO of Intralinks, a company that provides secure web based electronic deal rooms, the company was hemorrhaging so much cash that its survival was at stake. The service was going down three times per week; we were in violation of the contract with our largest client; our chief …

How is Big Data Transforming Your 80/20 Analytics?

Even today, most organizations technically struggle to answer even the simplest 80/20 analytics questions: Which 20% of customers generate 80% of the profits? Which 20% of suppliers are responsible for 80% of customer UX complaints? What 20% of customers facilitate 80% of the most helpful …

The Pace of Technology Adoption is Speeding Up

Many people suggest that rates of new product introduction and adoption are speeding up, but is it really, across the board? The answer seems to be yes. An automobile industry trade consultant, for instance, observes that “Today, a typical automotive design cycle is approximately 24 to 36 months, …

Learning to Say “No” Is Part of Success

Success* is often built on a reflexive habit of saying “yes” to opportunities that come our way. We’re hungry for any chance to prove ourselves, and when we’re presented with one, we take it, even—or especially—if it seems daunting. (A lesson I learned years ago was to say yes to opportunities that …

You’ve Got the Information But What Does It Mean? Welcome to “From Data to Action”

“The numbers don’t lie.”<p>You hear that all the time. Even if it’s mostly true, the numbers can be slippery, cryptic, and, at times, two-faced. Whether they represent findings about your customers, products, or employees, they can be maddeningly open to interpretation.<p>With big data getting ever …

5 Reasons Why Consumer Collaboration and Big Data Are a Perfect Match | Inc.com

In an article in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> called "Collaborative Advantage: The Art of Alliances," my friend Rosabeth Moss Kanter observed: "Alliances that both partners ultimately deem successful involve <i>collaboration</i> (creating new value together) rather than mere <i>exchange</i> (getting something back …

Wunderkinds Aside, Most Founders Innovate at 40

Older brains are better brains, and competitiveness peaks in your fifties.<p>You can’t help but know about them--those wunderkinds who come up with brilliant ideas that create wealth beyond even their wildest dreams: Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook at age 19; Larry Page and Sergey Brin were 23 when …

Innovation

Case Study: The Costs and Benefits of a Strong Culture

“How long is this list of escapees?” Kumar Chandra asked as he pointed at the slide on the screen. He was the head of operations at Parivar, a midsize Chennai-based IT services company.<p>Everyone in the room chuckled, except for Indira Pandit, vice president of HR. Nearly 100 employees had given …