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Here’s the difference between leading and managing a team

<b>What’s the difference between leading and managing a team?</b><p>It takes great leaders and talent to grow a successful company. One of the best …

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 No. 1 Mistake People Make When Handling Tough Conversations

No one enjoys difficult discussions, but if you want them to actually be helpful to your team, you're gonna need to lose the teleprompter.<p>I hardly have to tell you that the role of a leader is an important one. You're responsible for guiding and motivating your team to achieve its goals, and when …

This new study just proved there's no such thing as a 'normal' vulva

Researchers measured everything from labial length, to distance from the clitoris to urethra.<p>It's a sad truth that most people with vulvas have worried about whether theirs is 'normal'. Whether that's because pornography is one of the rare occasions we see other people's genitals, or because it's …

Chicken shawarma salad with tahini dressing recipe

Even before they went gourmet, I was a fan of kebabs. As teenagers, my friends and I would dance into the early hours before hitting a particular kebab shop favoured by my best friend, who was Greek and wise enough to know about these things. We’d buy mouthwatering grilled chicken shawarma dressed …

Recipes

Seven ways to do intermittent fasting

There are many different ways of intermittent fasting. The methods vary in the number of fast days and the calorie allowances.<p>Intermittent fasting …

20 simple exercises that start showing results after one workout

If you rely on progress for motivation, these will be for you

Muscle

Start Your Day Right With These 3 Energy-Boosting Tips

Extra hours, late nights, and weekend work sessions are all a part of the entrepreneurial journey. But if you let work drain your energy, you're doing your business, family, and friends a disservice.<p>Whether balancing a side-hustle or juggling work and family, every self-employed person and business …

Brainwaves

How To Increase Your Energy

As people get older and the days wear on, it is more and more difficult to maintain a high level of energy. A high work load, full life and bad habits can make a very busy, challenging schedule even harder to manage. As life goes on, there are only more priorities, more things to do and more people …

Wellness

5 things positive people never do

I make an effort to surround myself with positive people. Positive thinking is a cornerstone of mental toughness because positivity creates a mindset …

Happiness

22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are often voracious readers.<p>People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.<p>1. <i>You Are a Badass</i> …

Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

52 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Career and Personal Life

Sometimes all you need is one little spark. So here are 52 to choose from.<p>While there are as many ways to define success as there are people, there is one thing we all have in common: We're all trying to be more successful. (That's why I wrote a book about achieving huge goals.)<p>Since success starts …

"I had a baby - and then fell out of love with my husband"

A tiny bit of me actually hates him...<p><b>We drank one bottle of red wine after another. I told him about the book I dreamed of writing, he told me how he came to live in Barcelona. We told each other anecdotes and talked about who we were, where we wanted to go. We left the bar and kissed on the steps</b> …

Parenting

I'm an oncologist who got breast cancer. This is what I learned

Cancer is not a battle, hair loss does matter – and even doctors like me can’t prepare for the effects of chemotherapy<p>In August 2017, during the last month of my maternity leave, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Initially, I was plagued by memories of the young patients I had discharged home or …

Cancer

Be aware of pelvic organ prolapse

Urine leaks, a feeling of pressure while standing or walking and pain during sex are just a few of this all-too-common disorder that you've probably …

5 Unhealthy Behaviors That Rob You of Happiness

Do you do these things?<p>Many people unwittingly engage in habits that reduce joy. Without meaning to, they repeat misery-making behaviors and wonder …

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

This Is Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Take the Morning-After Pill

Education surrounding women's sexual and reproductive health can get cloudy—it's difficult to know who or what to believe. Such is the case with …

Here Are 29 Brilliant Books & Tools on Amazon That’ll Help You Grow Personally & Spiritually

For the most part, I'm not really big on buying unnecessary stuff — it may sound obvious, but happiness should mostly come from within. Still, …

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

Self-improvement

9 tips for living a meaningful life

Maria Shriver discusses what a meaningful life looks like for her: religion, family and forgiveness all play a role.<p>What does a purposeful life look like to you? That's a question NBC News special anchor Maria Shriver is addressing in her new book, "I've Been Thinking... Reflections, Prayers and …

Happiness

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

Ikigai

What is the average weight for women?

Knowing if your weight is within a healthy range can be beneficial. This is particularly so in the United States, where obesity is a significant …

Body Fat

8 books every couple should read together

With the season of love upon us, it’s easy to be consumed by your infatuation. But don’t go love blind! After all, no relationship is perfect. So …

This Simple Chart Explains How To Be Happier, So Save It To Your Desktop

Attention all: The key to absolute happiness has been uncovered and — surprise! — it’s on the internet (sort of). No, the key cannot be found on …

Happiness

4 Things You Can Do To Keep Track Of Your Self-Growth

4 Practices To Help You Keep Track Of Your Self-Growth<p>When time seems to be passing like the speed of light, what better opportunity is it for us to …

High School

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

Why we pretend to know things, explained by a cognitive scientist

New research explains why we pretend to know more than we do.<p>Why do people pretend to know things? Why does confidence so often scale with ignorance? Steven Sloman, a professor of cognitive science at Brown University, has some compelling answers to these questions.<p>“We're biased to preserve our …

Psychology