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3 Simple Time-Management Tricks to Boost Your Employees' Productivity | Inc.com

As a leader, it's your responsibility to help everyone on your team do more of their best work. This means coaching them to prioritize their work, giving them the insights they need to spend time wisely, and most of all, making sure you're not getting in their way.<p>But with all the other tasks on …

Time Management

Southwest Airlines still has the power to lower fares of competitors, study says

When<p>Southwest Airlineswas still an upstart in the 1990s, a federal study found that the low fares offered by the Dallas-based carrier forced its competitors to slash prices in those markets the airline entered.<p>It was called the Southwest Effect.<p>Although the airline is now the third-busiest U.S. …

Southwest Airlines

Do We Treat Our Soil Like Dirt?

That question headlining a 1984 <i>National Geographic</i> article on soils remains as relevant today as it was more than 30 years ago.<p>We lavish attention on our food, we want to know where it came from, who grew it, and whether it is “conventional” or “organic.” But we give hardly a passing thought to the …

Farming

There's a Magical Little Town in Holland Where the Streets Are Made of Water

It's like something out of a storybook.<p>There are places in this world that are so surreal and beautiful that when you first see photos of them you naturally assume they must be from a movie set. But while the tiny town of Giethoorn in northern Holland may look like it was built for a film based on …

Instagrammer of the Week: One of National Geographic's Best, Keith Ladzinksi

Around the world and back with a NatGeo explorer<p>Every photographer—hell, everyone in general—has had at least the fleeting dream of exploring the …

A Compact Solar And Power Storage System Gets Off-Grid Communities Their Own Minigrid

Power to dozens of households, no annoying electric company.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEFlpqpE8NE<p>More than a billion people don’t have electricity, and a billion more live with unreliable electricity. Getting power to these people is key to economic development, but it’s a big challenge: …

Renewable Energy

5 Foods to Avoid if you Want to Increase Your Odds of Keeping Cancer at bay - One Green Planet

Healthy food has the magical power to heal us when we fall ill and act as a shield against some of the worst diseases known to humankind. Cancer is …

Tiny house, giant journey

Couple quits their jobs to pursue a career dream

The Best Recipe Videos on YouTube for People With “No Time to Cook”

<i>House of Cards</i> is great and all, but in truth our favorite thing to binge watch is cooking videos. There’s something addictive, even therapeutic, …

Healthy Eating

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Wellness

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

25 Shockingly Great-Looking Homes Made From Shipping Containers

See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.<p>See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.

10 Absolutely Gorgeous Midcentury Living Rooms

Get ready to fall madly in love with the architectural gems featured in the new book, Midcentury Houses Today.<p>Get ready to fall madly in love with the architectural gems featured in the new book, Midcentury Houses Today. This piece originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.

First time Greece: top 10 experiences

With its sparkling white beaches, crystalline water and venerable ancient sites, Greece lives up to all the hype. But how to approach this vast country with enough islands to suit everyone’s taste and antiquities dotting the landscape like a historical map of Western civilisation?<p>Most first-time …

Getting off the beaten track in Fiji

Despite the brochure images – luxurious resorts, pool-side bars and palm-fringed beaches dotted with hammocks – it's surprisingly easy to get off the beaten track in Fiji. Over half the country, including the main island of Viti Levu, offers less-trodden paths and unique adventures for those ready …

The foodie's guide to St Moritz, Switzerland

You don’t have to be a celebrity or a millionaire to enjoy St Moritz, although it may help. Let’s be clear: Switzerland’s glitziest resort town is not for the budget-conscious, but if you’ve got Swiss francs to burn, and an appetite for the finest food with astounding views, then you certainly …

12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

23 of the bluest, clearest waters on the planet

Seventy-one percent of our planet is covered in water, from oceans to mountain lakes to jungle lagoons. Over time, the names and boundaries of these …

Fit for a Princess! See Kate Middleton’s Most Memorable Outfits in Honor of Her Birthday

Today, we're toasting to Kate Middleton, who is celebrating her 33rd birthday.<p>This year will be a tough one to top for the expectant mom, who, within …

President Obama to Propose Two Free Years of Community College for Students

<b>President Barack Obama</b> will propose two free years of community college for students — a move that will need the approval of Congress to become reality.<p>According to <i>Politico,</i> the proposal does not have an "official price tag." If all 50 states participate, the proposal could benefit up to nine …