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Not Becoming a Toxic Workplace Comes Down to Avoiding These 8 Hated Behaviors

Once you identify that you work here, here's what to do next.<p>Any good executive or owner of a company knows that culture is king. It's in your best interest to build an organization where shared values and virtues are held firmly, and where jerks, bullies, and troublemakers don't thrive.<p>Reason …

The Workplace

Things to Do in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Red Hook may be a bit out of the way, but it's a great place to explore for a day. Walk down cobblestone streets, head to the Red Hook Ballfields for …

South America

The Azores Aren’t the ‘Next Iceland’ — and That’s Exactly Why You Should Go

“Everyone says the Azores are the new Iceland,” says Catarina Maia, emphatic despite the patchy connection on our transatlantic call between New York …

European Travel

7 Grammar Hacks to Elevate Your Writing and Public Speaking

Master these and you will ooze authority and confidence<p>Bad grammar can cost you an opportunity -- a speaking engagement, a referral, an interview, a job, and you might not ever know about it. You've seen that phrase, "I'm silently correcting your grammar," emblazoned on t-shirts and coffee mugs, …

Superman

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Diabetes

Try this morning yoga sequence and feel strong all day long

<i>Each week of Well+Good’s ReNew Year Challenge focuses on a different theme. Every Monday, Lauren Ash, founder of Black Girl in Om, will give you a</i> …

Yoga

The Best Months to Visit Iceland (Video)

When Iceland's economy buckled under the pressure of a crumbling currency back in 2008, the island instantly became accessible to travelers with a …

European Travel

​ 10 Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms Every Woman Should Know About | Women's Health

10 Signs Of Pancreatic Cancer You Should Never, Ever Ignore<p>Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest death rates of any cancer.<p>Getty Images<p>Your pancreas is one of those organs you probably don't think about much. Just six inches long and tucked away behind your stomach, its main job is to help you …

The 5-Minute Warmup Routine You Should Be Doing Before Every Run

Sure, you could just run slow for your first mile. But this routine has way more payoff.<p>It’s hard enough to overcome the lure of a cozy bed for an early a.m. run or to squeeze in a four-miler after work. But on top of it, runners constantly hear that they should tack on a 20-minute warmup too. …

Elasticity

The 10 Best TRX Moves for Runners

If you’re not using these straps to improve your running performance, you should be.<p>To get better, most runners—well, run. But the best runners know that improving speed and endurance isn’t just about logging more miles; it also requires time in the gym. And one of the best ways to build the …

Workouts

3 Compensation Secrets Airlines Don't Want You to Know

'Tis the season of overcrowded airports, overbooked flights, and massive airline delays. On the bright side, you may be entitled to more than you …

Flying

You Can Now Have an Actual Breakfast at Tiffany's—for $29

Options include avocado toast and truffled eggs.<p>In the opening scene of <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i>, Audrey Hepburn, wearing a slinky black dress and …

Tiffany & Co

The 5 Best Websites for Last-Minute Hotel Deals

Is there really anything better than going on vacation and staying in a beautiful hotel where your room is cleaned for you, your bed made, and …

Hospitality

The One Question You Should Ask About Every New Job

TWO years ago, a student of mine named Nicole was torn on where to start her career. While applying for jobs in finance, technology, consulting and marketing, she suddenly realized that her biggest concern wasn’t what she did, but where she worked.<p>When it comes to landing a good job, many people …

Leadership

7 Tricky Work Situations, and How to Respond to Them

You know the moment: a mood-veering, thought-steering, pressure-packed interaction with a colleague, boss, or client where the right thing to say is stuck in a verbal traffic jam between your brain and your mouth.<p>Sian Beilock, president of Barnard College and author of <i>Choke</i>, found that this …

C-suite Leadership

11 Things That Tourists Should Never Do in Morocco, Ever

4 cover letter mistakes that make a hiring manager toss your application in the trash

I am often surprised by what people choose to send as cover letters. Typos, broken links, and rambling emails.<p>I also see messages like this one: "I was looking for work-from-home opportunities and I came across your company. Below is a copy of my resume. Please let me know if you have anything …

Employment

The Ultimate Map Of Things To See When Visiting Scotland

There’s a whole heap of amazing things to do in Scotland! Being able to dive right into the historic charm of Edinburgh, the beautiful natural …

Luggage

5 Different Types of Foam Rollers—and When to Use Each One

There’s a lot of different kinds of foam rollers out there. Here’s how to choose the right one for you.<p>Foam rollers are having a major moment. Once relegated to physical therapy offices, they’re now found in most gyms and are even used in group exercise classes. There’s a reason for this, says …

Massage Therapy

A bubble dome, a treehouse and a train - check out the shortlist of the most innovative places to stay in Ireland

The nominees for the most innovative place to stay category at the 2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards have been revealed, and they include bubble domes, a treehouse and a train. The winner of this category will have successfully developed and promoted an innovative, creative and exciting experience …

Ireland

42 Things You Only Know if You're a Real New Yorker

New York City can be an intimidating place. The lights! The taxis! The millions of people rushing along the sidewalks with their elbows out! The city …

Grand Central Station

The Best Time to Go to Bermuda

OK, OK, there's no bad time to go to Bermuda. The small nation (all 21 square miles of it) has no rainy season and no real winter. Still, depending …

How to Plan a Family Trip to Hawaii

Organize a stress-free, multi-generational getaway with our guide.<p>Hawaii is a near-perfect honeymoon or anniversary destination, of course, but the …

Ice Cream

12 Workout Myths That Just Need to Die

For every two fitness truths, there's a lie, and sometimes it's hard to determine which is which. (Especially when it's something many of us have just assumed for as long as we can remember.) So, now presenting: <i>Mythbusters, Fitness Edition</i>. Letting go of these 12 fitness misconceptions will help …

4 Ways to Beast Your Morning Run Without Feeling Tired

What's the right way to tackle a morning run without wasting time or putting your body at risk? From fueling-up to warming-up, here's how to run …

Nutrition

20 Totally Believable Airport Myths That Aren't Actually True

The airplane ventilation system isn't making you sick.<p>Close to 1 million flights transported over 895 million passengers into and out of U.S. …

Flying

Don’t Talk Yourself Out of Trying a Second Career

As we move through life, we inevitably close doors that cannot be reopened. There is the romantic partner we turned down, the child we had or did not have. But some of these doors aren’t really locked; the challenge for us is to recognize which ones still have a key within reach. If we assume a …

Management

11 Airline Secrets From an Airline Insider

<b>Ever wonder why your seats have to be in the "upright and locked position"? Why your windows have to be open during take-off and landing? What the flight attendants real job is?</b><p>Well, I'm about to tell you. I worked in the airline industry for a number of years, both as an International Flight …

Flying

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment