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How To Create An Open Office That Is More Awesome For Both Introverts And Extroverts

Open office layouts can suck–but they don’t have to. In part two of our office design series, senior editor Anjali Mullany talks with workplace experts about how to turn your collaborative space into super productive real estate.<p>Earlier this week, my colleague Jason Feifer published a funny and …

6 New Ideas for Getting Better at Love

Wondering how to keep your love alive? Or why you're so attracted to jerks? A few wise and witty experts tackle some of our toughest relationship …

6 Ways to Find Real Happiness

What does it really take to be satisfied? We asked some of the smartest people we know.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Can I Make My Job Meaningful?<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>…

Happiness

6 Tips for Dealing with Difficult (Even Impossible) People

In case you're wondering how to play well with others, we have a few ideas.<p>I am Really Ticked Off. Do I <i>Have</i> to Be Forgiving?<p>What's a Respectful Way …

Bishop T.D. Jakes: If You Hold On to History, You Could Lose Your Destiny

When people hold on to the toughest moments of their past, they're shortchanging their futures, Bishop T.D. Jakes says. Watch as Bishop Jakes …

Black History

How to Get in the Mood for Sex

If you have 0 minutes...follow the advice of that classic Nike ad campaign.<p>Most of us believe that desire sparks the idea to have sex, which ideally …

8 Great Places to Retire Abroad

Retiring abroad can offer a host of advantages over buying a condo in Florida. Living expenses can be cheaper, cultural experiences richer and the …

Top 401(k) ETFs You Should Own In Your Retirement Plans

What’s in your 401(k) plan? In most cases, less is more.<p>Fewer fund selections with more diversified funds helps you create a better portfolio. And if you have low-cost, index exchange-traded funds (ETFs), you can create a portfolio that’s going to build your retirement kitty.<p>While ETFs are still …

Investing in Skills, Investing in People's Dreams

As we continue our work to accelerate this economic recovery and restore broad-based prosperity, one of our most critical tasks is to empower American workers with the skills they need to succeed in 21st-century jobs.<p>To that end, the Obama administration announced last week its continued …

Billionaire Venture Capitalist Michael Moritz Gives $30 Million For UC San Francisco Basic Science PhDs

Michael Moritz, the chairman of Sequoia Capital and a billionaire venture capitalist, is giving $30 million to fund an endowment for basic science PhD students at the University of California, San Francisco, the university announced Tuesday. UCSF is matching the grant with $25 million in …

Interview: Pret's CEO on integrating sustainability and helping the homeless

The company wants to integrate sustainability, but is this consistent with its fast growth model and customers demanding more hot food?<p>Pret a Manger has found success in the tough fast-food market by focusing on fresh food and natural ingredients. The company publicly states it doesn't believe in …

Four Steps To Resolving Conflict | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Conflicts arise and can escalate quickly. They often occur in the midst of our day- to – day lives and we blow up at someone due to the stress of the …

Why Your Partner is Designed to Drive You Crazy! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many theories have been proposed as to why human beings seek out partners in their life. Some believe it is a “hard-wired” genetic predisposition …

Relationships

What Does God Have to Do With It? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I was not raised with God. In fact, there was no mention of God in my life for the first 30 or so years and religion and church were only used in …

Motivation

Stop Being a People Pleaser!

Carol came to see me for stress and mild depression. She was 39, married, had two kids, and had a career dealing with contracts for a major company. She came to see me at the urging of her sister, who noticed she was stressed out.<p>As I got to know Carol a theme emerged: She was willing to drop …

5 Ways to Empower Your Teen Daughters

Dear Moms,<p>If you are raising a teenage daughter, there are plenty of things that you can teach her. Listen, I went through my Rolodex of thoughts about what has helped teen daughters and more specifically, what I have seen moms do that empower their daughters. I have lots of thoughts. I have sorted …

Channeling Sexual Energy Into Productive Energy

Sex. One of the greatest motivational forces in life. Our sexual impulses control so much of what we do, how we act, and the choices we make. But if not properly harnessed, they can lead to great destruction.<p>Sexual energy is what drives this urge. It is a life-energy. The vibe we give off when we …

Real MEN Still Exist

Americans Would Rather Be Skinny Than Debt-Free

And if you think that it's women care more than men about their weight, you'll be surprised to learn that men were more likely to agree with that statement (49 percent) than women (38 percent).<p>Among those surveyed, 74 percent said they have some debt and 46 percent said they have credit card debt. …

Personal Finance

Your Ultimate Sex To-Do List

Here's a to-do list you won’t mind checking off: Use this list of new, pleasure-filled ideas to spice up your sex life

The 3 Things Keeping You from Being in a Miraculous Relationship

The Best Natural Remedies for Travel Ailments - Vagabondish

Been plagued with jet lag, motion sickness or traveler’s diarrhea? These, and other ailments encountered when traveling can put a damper on our …

How to make the most of running your business from home

From keeping a strict schedule to staying active, entrepreneurs share their tips for startup entrepreneurs who are based at home<p>When most people envisage business owners, they might assume someone running a successful enterprise will be a suited and booted executive sitting in a state-of-the-art …

7 Surprising and Unexpected Toxic Friends in Your Life

They're the people you enjoy being around at the time; but, after they've gone, you somehow like yourself less.<p>The In-the-Trenches War Buddy<p>The …

Relationships

3 Reasons Why Other People Matter | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you would like to live a good life and be happy, what are the things that count? The science of positive psychology is the place to find the …

Break a Dry Spell

Whether you're coupled up or flying solo, here's how to get some

How to Be Successful: Look Beyond Your Bank Account

What's the most energizing thing in your life? My bet is that it's success.<p>You know what I mean.<p>You just closed a major deal. You just launched the product on time and the market went crazy. You've just been promoted. You just got married to your dream guy or gal.<p>Go ahead, sit there for a moment …