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How to Grow Bright, Beautiful Zinnias

Save your seeds now for even better flowers next summer.<p>Among all of the extraordinary delights of the flower garden, a very familiar bloom always …

Plants

How to Lose 20 Pounds as Fast as Possible

Losing weight can be incredibly challenging regardless of whether you’re looking to lose five pounds or 20.<p>Not only does it require diet and …

Nutrition

The Worst Way to Launch Change? Hold a Big, Formal Meeting. Here's What to Do Instead.

Fact-filled PowerPoint presentations don't engage employees.<p>Acme Corporation is under attack by startups and disrupters that are stealing the company's customers. So the senior leadership team hired a smart (and very expensive) consultant to develop a plan that will make the company more …

Employee Engagement

Best Amateur Garden 2018: Floral Serendipity in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana by Kielian DeWitt

The winner of the 2018 Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Amateur Garden is Kielian DeWitt for her project Floral Serendipity in the Bitterroot …

Landscaping

A step by step guide to 10 of The Best British Shoe Brands | Northampton Made

Battle of Northampton<p>Poor old Northampton. Their cricket team is currently languishing second from bottom at the foot of the lowest English division. …

Men's Fashion

The 10 must watch YouTube channels for social entrepreneurs

These are the YouTube channels to watch if you're looking for inspiration, advice or expertise from social entrepreneurs who've already been there …

Entrepreneurship

Ratan Tata: Ethical Leadership

Access to case studies expires six months after purchase date.<p>Publication Date: <b>April 28, 2017</b><p>Ratan Tata began his journey with the Tata group on the shop floor of the Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited and eventually rose to become chairman of the Tata group-a conglomerate with operations in more …

India

How to manage remote employees

Making remote work an option is an investment that can pay off for employers and employees alike. Companies that embrace telecommuters can recruit the best talent without geographic constraints. Employees who have the opportunity to work from home or another remote location are, according to …

Project Management

The Best Back Exercises: The Only Workout You Need for That Perfect V-Shape Torso

The muscles you can't see in the mirror matter just as much as the ones in front. Here are the exercises to keep you looking good from all angles.<p>Sometimes you forget things: Where the remote is. Where you left your keys. Grandma’s birthday. (Put that one in your calendar already). At the gym, it’s …

Workouts

Swimsuit 2011 | SI.com

Images, Photos, SI Swim Photos for Jessica Gomes<p>Images, Photos, SI Swim Photos for Jessica Gomes<p>Images, Photos, SI Swimsuit for Kim Glass<p>Images, …

Fashion Modeling

5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Workload

Do your to-do lists stretch on and on — and on? Do you dread checking email on Friday afternoons, worried about seeing messages piling up when you’re just trying to get out the door? Or maybe you’ve noticed that anxiety is preventing you from concentrating on whatever you’re currently doing. You …

Self-help

18 Things To Take Off Your Résumé And LinkedIn Profile Today To Succeed Tomorrow

During my 20-plus years of recruiting, I have reviewed roughly over 480,000 résumés and LinkedIn profiles. I’m not too handy with numbers (which is why I’m a recruiter rather than an accountant), but making an educated guess based on my meager math skills, I have searched—at the very least—50 …

Employment

Nonprofit organizations are suffering from a leadership gap

While nonprofits are strong in charity, they appear chronically anemic when it comes to investing in crucial leadership development.<p>In one recent survey of nearly 1,200 nonprofit leaders, only 20% said they were very confident that they had the leadership abilities to enable their team to achieve …

Nonprofits

The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The most successful people on the planet are also the people likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath …

Bill Gates

10 Strong Buy Stocks for Under $10

Just because a stock is cheap doesn’t mean you should have to compromise on quality. These 10 Strong Buy stocks tick all the boxes. True, they are …

Investing

Pollinator Friendly Garden

Pollinators provide plant diversity by moving pollen from plant to plant to help them grow more efficiently or abundantly. There are up to 150 types …

Gardening

Angels Trumpet (Brugmansia spp.) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

<b>You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!</b><p>Members can create lists of plants to manage your garden, get plant …

Plants

How to Grow Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies

A Monarch butterfly feeding on nectar from a milkweed. Photo by: Catherine Avilez / Shutterstock.com.

Gardening tips: plant cottage-garden classics scabious

<b>Plant this</b> Scabious are gorgeous cottage-garden classics that do well in containers, throwing out dozens of pincushion blooms in summer. ‘Butterfly Blue’ (pale lilac) and ‘Kudos Pink’ (rose-lavender) thrive in a sunny spot and are drought-resistant once established. Height and spread: 50cm x</b> …

Gardening

Gardening: Your vegetable garden isn't finished until it's harvested

You daydreamed about home-grown veggies last winter, carefully planted them in spring and have lovingly tended them all summer.<p>Now it’s finally …

Gardening

The magic of growing potatoes never fades

My dad taught me to crop only what you need for the meal<p>There’s something primal about potatoes; about growing a staple food. When we started gardening here 12 years ago a number of the plots mainly grew mono-crops, mostly potatoes and leeks, maybe a few tomatoes. To an extent we’ve helped change …

Gardening

Ground rules: how to keep your soil happy and healthy

Cutting down on expensive fertiliser can sometimes give you better results<p>Fertiliser can be expensive. It can be time-consuming to apply. It can also use valuable resources and even contribute to environmental pollution. So here’s some great news: in many cases, slavish devotion to its application …

Gardening

Gardening 101: Lupine

Lupine, <i>Lupinus:</i> “Fine Old Garden Flower”<p>Miss Rumphius was the lupine lady, as you probably remember from the picture book by Barbara Cooney. She …

Gardening

The Easiest Way to Grow Ginger at Home

Even apartment dwellers can plant this container crop.<p>Cuttings from the lush, bamboo-like foliage lend fresh flavor to tea or soup stock, and simply …

Ginger

15 Garden Layouts That Make Perfect Sense

01 of 15<p>A Simple Palette of Colors<p>There are many guidelines that help you design a cohesive garden, such as working with your site, planting in odd …

Landscaping

Holes in your hostas may signal slugs. Here's how to stop this garden pest.

I am starting to see a lot of ragged holes in the leaves of my hosta and some of my other perennials in the same section of my garden. There never seem to be any insects present. I was wondering what might be causing this problem and what I can do to help my plants?<p><i>— Bob Jackson, Rogers Park</i><p>Slugs …

Gardening

15 Fall Flowers That'll Spruce Up Your Garden This Autumn

Plant your pansies now and they'll come back in the spring, too!<p>Unfortunately, your sunflowers and daisies won't flower forever. The good news: It's …

Plants

Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Books

The 20/60/20 Rule: How to Handle Misaligned Employees

Trying to win over 100 percent of your team is a fool's mission.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how effectively we communicate and execute change in our company, some team members just won't accept and adapt to that change as fast as others. What we sometimes …

Leadership

Give your LinkedIn profile a complete makeover in under an hour

Need to spruce up your LinkedIn profile fast? Focus on these seven areas.<p>LinkedIn can be a powerful and convenient hub for your job search. The company says that more than 20,000 companies in the U.S. use the platform to recruit, posting more than 3 million jobs every month. A good profile can …

Employment