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5 Tips for Better Weeknight Pasta — No Jarred Sauce in Sight

Pasta is the fall-back dinner I keep in my meal plan. Beyond the obvious selling points of being quick, simple, and inexpensive, it's one more way to …

Cooking

You’ll Never Regret Painting Your Entire House in This Color

Take your neutrals game up a notch by painting your entire home in an unexpected hue. Our favorite of the moment is Farrow & Ball Pale Powder (No. …

Interior Design

20 Small Garden Water Feature Ideas To Add A Little More Zen To Your Life

Flowing water is not only beautiful to admire, but the sound is very relaxing. And, if you have a small garden, terrace or patio, strategically …

Landscaping

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

7 House Plants For Allergies That Can Help Clear The Air Around You

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you know that pollen and air pollution can aggravate your symptoms — and no one with allergies wants more …

Loneliness Can Actually Hurt Your Heart. Here's Why

Research has shown, again and again, that emotional and physical health are inextricably linked. There are significant health benefits associated …

How Do I Manage An Employee Who Can't Take Criticism?

Dear Liz,<p>I supervise six people, but I’m very busy at my own desk too. One of my employees is “Raina.” She’s very smart. She works hard. The only problem with Raina is that she can’t take criticism — even a little bit.<p>If I start a conversation with Raina about a problem with one of her accounts, …

Leadership

The secret to a successful diet may be eating only when you're hungry—which is why it's so hard

Public Health England—the U.K.’s health agency—recently came out and stated that it wants to put the whole country on a calorie-restrictive diet, …

Nutrition

10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

E.U. Hoping New Data Protection Under GDPR Will Have Global Impact

When negotiating future trade deals, the European Union will maintain its commitment to protect citizens’ rights over their personal data according to language in draft text a year in the making and just shared by the European Commission with the Union’s parliamentarians and member governments.<p>At …

Personal Data

When Your Neck Is Killing You After A Long Day, Unwind With This Soothing Yoga Flow

We live in a time when it's basically a given that, no matter what you do for a living or how you spend your days, you can likely be found hunched …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Here are some interesting skincare tips for women above 40

After 40, it is very important for a woman to choose the right skin care regime and make-up. Always hydrate your skin before applying the foundation …

Your Fried Food Has Been Missing One Ingredient

My cornstarch knowledge was until recently pretty basic. I’ve used it to thicken gravies and sauces, bind fruit in pies, and so forth. And I’ve used …

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

A key skill used in couples counseling can be just as effective in business

<b>• "Repair attempts" — de-escalating statements or actions — can help tense colleagues improve communication.</b><p><b>• There are four things you can do to help yourself craft repair attempts: lighten up the situation, show empathy, calm yourself down, and show appreciation.</b><p>Years ago I worked for a man …

Repairs

4 Ways Smarter Hiring Leads to Strong Retention | Inc.com

As hiring becomes increasingly expensive and competitive, a minor reduction in employee turnover can make a significant cost-savings impact. This is true whether you're hiring executives or minimum wage workers.<p>When tackling retention, companies often think about the employees they already have, …

Human Resources

Meetings Aren't the Problem--It's the Way You're Running Them. Here's How to Do It Better | Inc.com

Are meetings really a waste of time or merely the latest battle cry of those who struggle to make them effective? There's a popular argument that in this day and age, meetings themselves are wasteful endeavors. Let's take a look at five of the persisting mythical claims that are at the heart of the …

Management

How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

If software has eaten the world, then agile has eaten the software world. While initially designed to improve the responsiveness of software development teams, more recently agile has become the default team-based operational model for companies big and small, across industries and sectors, with …

9 Pilots You Should Be Following on Instagram

Ever wondered what it’s like inside the cockpit of a commercial airliner? I recall visiting the cockpit of a Boeing 747 mid-flight at age four and …

RANKED: The 20 best airlines in the world

The Doha, Qatar-based airline was presented with the award on Tuesday at a ceremony during the 2017 Paris Air Show.<p>This is the fourth time Qatar has garnered this honor with wins in 2011, 2012, and 2015.<p>In a statement, Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker wrote:<p>"For Qatar Airways to be named the …

Qatar Airways

9 things bosses do that make great employees quit

It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about — few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the …

Employment

Why your 4K TV is probably the only 4K converter you need

If you have a 4K TV, you don't need to use an upconverting Blu-ray player or receiver. Here's why.<p>OK, so you've got your spankin' new 4K TV. Do you also need a spankin' new Blu-ray player and/or an AV receiver that upconverts high-definition sources to 4K?<p>The truth is, no, you don't. Your TV will …

Televisions

8 Incredible Dinner Party Starters Your Friends Will Love

Dinner parties can be quite the mission impossible. But chill your boots. With our super simple, devilishly delicious starter recipes, you’re in for …

Cooking

Being Engaged at Work Is Not the Same as Being Productive

The holy grail of today’s workplace is high employee engagement. According to Gallup’s oft-cited research on the topic, just about one-third of U.S. employees are engaged on the job. That number drops to 13% worldwide, and has held steady for years. Many companies are investing heavily to identify …

Use This Presentation Strategy to Be Instantly More Persuasive | Inc.com

Persuasion is hard. There are the people who oppose you, the people who like you, and the people in the middle who are undecided.<p>Casey Stengel, who managed all four major league baseball teams in New York City in the 20th century, said, "The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys …

Public Speaking

The best abdominal exercises to do at home

Our new Home Workouts series focuses on quick, fuss-free, targeted routines that you can complete at home.<p>Led by personal trainer and founder of That Girl London Christina Howells, each episode demonstrates moves to target different areas of the body; including exercises for your legs, back and …

Exercise

20 Ways to Attract Good Luck | Inc.com

If you've ever known someone who seems to consistently experience good luck, know this: luck is something you can attract toward yourself. In fact, research has found a correlation between good luck and the right attitudes and choices in life. Check out these quotes from a pile of executives who …

Business Strategy