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Why Aren’t There More Indra Nooyis?

The CEO of PepsiCo is stepping down after spending 12 years of ushering the brand into the future. But the landscape for female executives hasn’t changed all that much.<p>When the PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi’s younger daughter, Tara, was a child, she would call her mother’s office to ask for permission to …

CEOs

12 Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Having good posture is about more than looking good. It helps you to develop strength, flexibility, and balance in your body. These can all lead to …

Yoga

Why You Should Enroll Your Kids in Piano Lessons, According to Science

With 88 keys and hundreds of internal strings, a standard piano produces a slew of unique sounds and tones. And mastering that complex system doesn’t …

The Benefits Of Vacation Diminish After Just A Few Days Back At Work, Survey Says

Taking a vacation is good for the soul, but a new study by the American Psychological Association (APA) claims that for nearly two-thirds of working adults, the positive impacts of using paid time off diminishes after just a few days back in the office. “Our survey revealed that it’s an …

The Workplace

Obama on what the Situation Room is like offers advice anyone can use to make hard decisions

When Barack Obama had to make big decisions during his time as president, he would assemble a team to confer with him in the White House Situation …

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

Say ‘No’ and change your life

We live in a world where ‘yes’ is the default. But we need to tame our inner ‘chimp’ and embrace the power of ‘no’<p>My old friend Mick calls me with an invitation to his 50th birthday party. It sounds brilliant. Mick has rented a house for a week. Lots of people I know will be there. I want to go. I …

Houses

25 Tiny Habit Changes That Will Make You A Different Person In A Year From Now

<b>1.</b> Read at least one book per month. <b><br>2.</b> Write down your goals at the start of each week and each month. <b><br>3.</b> And measure and track those goals throughout …

10 things you never need to refrigerate

Have you ever opened your refrigerator and realized that you couldn't find what you were looking for because it was overflowing with miscellaneous items? If so, you're in good company. The majority of households pack items into the fridge that simply don't need to be there. Here's a list of 10 …

Onions

'Death Cleaning' Is the Newest Way to Declutter. Here's What to Know

My father, a meticulous organizer, has perfected the art of storage: nestling suitcases inside of suitcases, suspending old tables from the ceiling …

10 questions to ask yourself in the last month of 2017

Life is a constant pursuit. We are all chasing something - money, successful career, a partner, and endless other things. Every day we get up from our beds with a desire to reach a step closer to our dream and work our butt off to chase our priorities.<p>As we have entered in the last month of 2017, …

Project Management

40 Words For Emotions You’ve Felt, But Couldn’t Explain

Onism<p><i>n</i>. the awareness of how little of the world you’ll experience. Imagine standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over …

'26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20'

Always know the one thing you really need to get done.<p>Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a …

20 misused words that make smart people look dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …

21 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

Although in the moment they might seem larger than life, interviewers are people just like you.<p>That means they're susceptible to the same …

Surf, Sun, Shave Ice, and Spam: Where to Eat in Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii’s most populous island, offers more than beaches: It’s also home to a burgeoning food scene defined by local ingredients and traditional one-of-a-kind treats.<p>Oahu, Hawaii’s most populous island, offers more than beaches: It’s also home to a burgeoning food scene defined by local …

10 Foods You Absolutely Must Try In Hawaii

Picture Hawaii. It's all rainbows and waterfalls, right?<p>Of course, that stuff is great. Who doesn't love a good white sand beach with dolphins and palm trees and whatnot. But guys, we're gonna let you in on a little secret... the real joy of Hawaii is in the FOOD.<p>Below, ten things you need to feast …

Oahu

Hawaii’s best adventure activities

Ready to get your adventure on? Today we’re sharing the best Hawaii ziplining companies and courses, the best surf instruction companies and the best …

Hiking Trail

The Best Lei'd Plans

Daniel Anthony wakes up at 5 a.m., then trudges over to his kitchen in Kailua, a beachy neighborhood on Oahu beloved for its turquoise waters and …

7 Oʻahu street foods too irresistible to pass up

Street food aficionados won't want to miss these fun and tasty dishes with an island flair.<p>Andagi<p>A post shared by @alohaandagi_llc on Oct 1, 2016 at …

The History of Five Local Grinds

Where did the Spam musubi originate? What does “manapua” mean? We traced the history of five Hawaii comfort food favorites all the way back to their …

In search of chic: fashion shopping in Paris

A day out with a fashion guide in the Marais neighbourhood gives Harriet Green and her daughter the chance to turn on the Parisian style<p>Paris. A drizzly afternoon in February. I’m walking with my 13-year-old daughter behind a young woman in shiny gold trousers, black scarf slung around her neck and …

How Resilience Works

When I began my career in journalism—I was a reporter at a national magazine in those days—there was a man I’ll call Claus Schmidt. He was in his mid-fifties, and to my impressionable eyes, he was the quintessential newsman: cynical at times, but unrelentingly curious and full of life, and often …

Forget Detoxing: This 4-Week Diet Could Transform Your Skin

January and detoxing go hand in hand, but before you commit to a liquid-only diet for seven days, consider a different type of cleanse: the …

5 Reasons Most Leaders Are Not Qualified To Lead

I was selected for a leadership fast-track program at my first job after college. Entry to the program, similar to many corporate academy programs, was based on performance – meaning sales. But I expected the program to have different measurements for promotion to leadership positions. It didn’t. …

Leadership

7 Simple Tips For Beating Job-Search Burnout

Stop obsessively fine-tuning your resume and do this instead.<p>Job searching may be at the bottom of your “fun-things-to-do” list—but that might just be because you’ve hit the “job search wall.” It happens to the best of us, and it’s pretty common. But it can be reversed!<p>“Looking for a job is a …

7 Helpful Articles to Read if You Can't Stop Thinking About Changing Careers

<i>Should I quit my job? Am I better off staying put? Am I too old to change industries? What if I never find a career that I love? My job is fine; I’m</i> …

Breaking the cycle of pleasure and guilt

Just look at that pint of ice cream sitting there in the freezer case, all delicious-looking. It's going to be amazing, right? All that butterfat and chocolate and God knows what else. It's like a nutritional A-bomb, the kind of caloric combustion that would have melted the brains of our …

Answering, 'So, What Do You Do?'

This is my inaugural column for Forbes.com, where I’ll share thoughts on how you can communicate more effectively. Therefore, by way of introduction, I thought you might find it helpful to learn a different approach to introducing <i>yourself</i> to others. In business, we’re always meeting new people – on …

Five Rules for Reaching Out to an Old Job Reference

You’re on the job hunt and you need to get your professional references together. And that means reaching out to a certain former boss who would be …