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The 60-Second Workout That’s Proven to Work (Really)

<i>The One-Minute Workout</i>, the latest book to tout the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT), has a title that sounds too good to be true …

Exercise

This is how you should actually be foam rolling post-workout

It’s small, portable, a little painful, and <i>very</i> popular among trainers. Nope, this isn’t some newfangled, ahem, personal device—instead, it’s Rove, a …

How to Deliver Criticism So Employees Pay Attention

In my college days I ranked among the top 10 women divers in the United States. I got that far not just because I worked hard — practicing every day in four-to-six-hour sessions — but also because I had an extremely tough coach who routinely offered both caring support and sharp criticism. Early in …

Employment

Your pictures: share your photos on the theme of 'reflect'

Wherever you are in the world, this week we’d like to see your pictures on the theme ‘reflect’<p>We’re now running a regular weekly photography assignment in the Observer New Review and the next theme is ‘reflect.’ Share your photos of what reflect means to you – and tell us about your image in the …

Bolivia

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Digital Photography

17 So-Good Slow Cooker Recipes You Need to Try Before Winter Ends

It’s January, the coldest, darkest, SAD-dest month of the year, and I’m looking for anything that will make it a little cozier, brighter, and …

How to Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

These days it seems like most people have too much on their plate. Everyone complains about feeling overworked. So how do you tell your boss you simply have too much to do? No one wants to come across as lazy, uncommitted, or not a team player. How can you protect your image as a hard worker while …

Subpar

A 10-Minute Legs Workout That Will Leave You Sore And Satisfied

If your go-to legs workout just isn't making you feel the burn like it used to, this 10-minute challenge will bring new life to leg day. Developed …

Workouts

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

<b>1. Balancing Mask</b><br>Both salt and honey have anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts and irritation. They also help to balance oil production and retain hydration in the layers of skin where it's needed most.<p><b>Try it:</b> Mix two teaspoons sea salt (preferably finely ground) with four …

Paleo? Vegan? 36 Super Bowl Snacks to Satisfy *All* Your Guests

Entertaining can be tricky when special diets come into play, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These 36 Super Bowl-worthy recipes work for all kinds of allergies and preferences, from gluten-free to paleo to vegan to vegetarian — and everything in between. The best part, though? Even those folks …

Cooking

What to Eat for an Upset Stomach

Got an upset stomach? Quit your bellyaching and eat one of these healing foods, like fennel and peppermint.<p>We've all been guilty—at least once or a dozen times—of overindulging. Whether it was one too many saucy Buffalo wings, a slice of chocolate cake that was a <i>little</i> too big, or we overdid it …

Alternative Medicine

15 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes Under 375 Calories

Just set-it-and-forget-it — so goes the appeal of the slow cooker, and it just so happens to be the perfect time of year for it. Slow-cooker meals …

Easy and tasty chicken recipes for no-fuss dinners

From a simple roast chicken to chicken schnitzel, curry and meatballs, we have a chicken recipe for everyone<p>Chicken is a family favourite and can be a quick option for a midweek supper or can be made a little more special for Sunday lunch.<p>Chicken can be kept simple or be transformed into something …

Cooking

Poor Management Costing U.S. Businesses Half a Trillion a Year

Managers from hell cost the U.S. $450 billion to $550 billion per year, according to a Gallup poll. This results from employees being disengaged. Out of 100 million full-time employees in the U.S., 70 million are actively disengaged and not inspired. Furthermore, over 2.5 million workers quit their …

Employee Engagement

DIY an Easy Wood Slice Plant Stand

Showcase your plants in an unexpected way.<p><i>Photo by Brepurposed</i><p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site for more great projects.</i><p><i>Photography by</i> …