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What to Do When You Inherit a Team That Isn’t Working Hard Enough

Paula is a new manager. That’s the good news.<p>The bad news is that she was handed a leaky bag. The branch she will now manage has some long-standing norms she sees as unproductive and possibly unethical. Staff members routinely spend working hours on personal projects. Employees neglect customers to …

A Stanford psychologist explains what managers can learn from a baseball team's interviewing process

If you chose the second option because you think they'll be more successful, the next natural question is: How can you find people like that?<p>Enter Carol Dweck, Stanford psychologist and author of the 2006 book "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success."<p>Dweck recently gave a talk at Google, in which …

Self-improvement

A Chinese telecom giant is gunning for Apple and Samsung

It is now beating HTC and Sony when it comes to market share in Europe and is third only to Apple and Samsung when it comes to global smartphone sales.<p>Huawei's growth is another indication of how Chinese companies are successfully moving away from their traditional strategy of producing cheaper …

Mobile

The baker behind Macau’s famous egg custard tarts

Although initially a Portuguese import, Macau’s egg tarts have a surprisingly English twist, and have transformed Coloane into a sort of pilgrimage for pastry-loving travellers<p>Commonly considered a Portuguese import, Macau’s most iconic version of treat was actually born from the unbridled energy …

Baking

12 Common Home Repairs That YOU Can Do

Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro.<p>Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro. In her new book, <i>DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It-Yourself Projects</i>, Sarah Berry provides a step-by-step home improvement guide so you can do it on your own. We've rounded up 12 solutions to your most common household …

A Mexican Holiday Home from Olson Kundig Architects

Olson Kundig Architects bring their wonderful rustic and textural sensibilities to bear in Mexico.<p>The brief was for a generous vacation retreat on a …

Here Are The Best Startup Pitches We've Ever Seen

20 Leadership Experts Share Their Best Leadership Tip

Trust what these leaders say about good leadership. They are experts on the topic.<p>Good leaders all have one thing in common: They know how to seek advice. It's a bit like parenting. No one who raises a child for the first time understands the job perfectly. You have to keep learning and growing. …

Leadership

Lavish Contemporary Miami Residence with a Coastal Flavor

When it comes to affluent beach houses and a glamorous lifestyle, few places in the US come close to the charm of Miami, Florida. Located in the</i> …

43 Meals Everyone Should Eat In Their Lifetime

From unpretentious fried fish tacos in Baja, Mexico, to the foraged tasting menu at Copenhagen's Noma (the best restaurant in the world), we found 43 meals that are worth traversing the planet for.<p>Foodies will want to put these spots on their travel bucket list.

Los Cabos

25 Simple Lifehacks

When scheduling an interview, ask what times the employer is interviewing and try to be first or last.<p>... Put a mirror behind you at the counter. This way, angry customers who approach you will have to see themselves in the mirror behind you, and the chances of them behaving irrationally lowers …

Body Language

16 Mind-Blowing Fruit Facts

Some of this stuff is BANANAS. (Sorry.)

Chinatown, then and now

For decades, the historic district north of downtown has declined as booming Chinese enclaves in the San Gabriel Valley monopolized flows of new immigrants and investment. Today, the aging community can sometimes have the feel of a museum, with only a few second- and third-generation locals staying …

California

Moscow Contemporary Apartment Sports Elegance

Want to feast your eyes on yet another fabulous contemporary house? Now, this one that we are talking about is located in Moscow and designed by …

Amy's Baking Co. Makes Employees Sign a Crazy Contract

America's favorite restaurateurs <b>Samy and Amy Bouzaglo</b> of <b>Amy's Baking Company</b> — whose infamous appearance on <b>Gordon Ramsay</b>'s <i>Kitchen Nightmares</i> resulted in a notorious Facebook freakout, hacking claims, deportation threats, and general shitshowiness — are at it again. The duo behind the Scottsdale, …

Nueve beneficios de beber té verde

Al té verde los científicos no cesan de encontrarle propiedades últimamente. Chi Pui Pang, de la Universidad de Hong Kong, ha demostrado que los …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

Tasty Utensils: Edible Spoon for Sustainable Consumption

Finish eating your soup and save the best bite for last: the one where you chomp right into the utensil you are using to scoop it up.<p>We have …

Sustainability