Sam Kwasney

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12 Chic, Basic Tools for the Beginner Cook

<i>The new year is the perfect time to finally take up ceramics, learn Mandarin, start a book club, try rock-climbing, or plant a garden. In 2018, the</i> …

Winners of The 2016 Take A View: Landscape Photographer of The Year

The finalists of this year’s UK <b>Landscape Photographer of the Year</b> competition have been revealed. Landscape Photographer of the Year is a major, …

Landscape Photography

12 ways to make your office better for your health

You spend about half of your waking hours at your job. While certain jobs like construction or manual labor have clear hazards, you can't assume that if you are clocking time in an office environment that it's a healthy place to be. Many occupations deliver stress, sedentary behavior, and unhealthy …

The Best Digital Interior Design Sites to Help You Create Your Dream Home

Imagine if you could hire someone to scour your Pinterest boards and translate your pins into a perfectly decorated room in your home. That’s the gist of digital interior design, a personalized online decorating service gaining momentum in both the tech sphere and the oft-insular world of home …

12 Drugstore Beauty Products Every Woman Should Own

While we’re all for a luxe splurge, nothing makes us happier than a good beauty bargain—especially when we stumble on a product that <i>actually</i> works. …

4 Iconic Lingerie Brands Share Their Best Selling Undies

In honor of National Underwear Day—yes, that's a thing.<p>In honor of National Underwear Day—yes, that's a thing—a few of our favorite brands share their mainstays that keep women everywhere coming back for more.

Breathtaking Photos of America from the U.S. Department of Interior's Carefully Curated Instagram

The U.S. Department of the Interior manages the most breathtaking lands in America and they have the photos to prove it. From the adorable bear cubs of Delaware's Water Gap National Recreation Area to Maine's Acadia National Park and New Mexico's glistening white sands, it seems that this …

Secret tips and tricks from Disney moms (plus a dad)

<i>By Laura Begley Bloom</i><p>EVERY YEAR, thousands of moms, grandmoms (and even a few dads and granddads) from around the globe compete to get one of the 50 …

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

Skin Care

What High Performers Want at Work

A high performer can deliver 400% more productivity than the average performer.<p>Despite this, when most managers look at workforce statistics, all employees tend to be lumped together into a category so broadly defined that it becomes difficult to take meaningful decisions. If your average employee …

A Primer on Measuring Employee Engagement

Much has been studied about the impact of employee engagement on company performance, and there is general agreement that increased engagement drives results: Gallup, for example, suggests a 20% or better boost to productivity and profitability for companies with high engagement. Such companies, …

The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement

How did you feel about coming to work this morning?<p>I’m sure many factors influenced whether you felt like digging right in, but one of the most significant was almost surely your boss.<p>It seems obvious: Direct supervisors who set their teams up for success, observe them in action, ask for feedback, …

One Engagement Strategy Does Not Fit All

You’ve probably heard these stories before: A coaching program that worked for one employee failed with another who’s up against the same hurdles. A reward system that increased performance on one team actually led to disgruntled workers in another group. Talent management programs that were a …

Are You Happy at Work? Bosses Push Weekly Polls

‘Pulse Surveys’ at Your Job Try to Catch Problems Early, but How Much Is Too Much?<p>By<p>Rachel Emma Silverman<p>Here are some things Rebecca Joyner’s bosses at Metis Communications have wondered lately: Does she feel that managers listen to her? (Yes.) What are you proud of accomplishing last week? …

Employee Engagement

Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better

“Love” is a not word you often hear uttered in office hallways or conference rooms. And yet, it has a strong influence on workplace outcomes. The more love co-workers feel at work, the more engaged they are. (Note: Here we’re talking about “companionate love” which is far less intense than romantic …

Getting Virtual Teams Right

Anna Parini<br>“Virtual” teams—ones made up of people in different physical locations—are on the rise. As companies expand geographically and as telecommuting becomes more common, work groups often span far-flung offices, shared workspaces, private homes, and hotel rooms. When my firm, Ferrazzi …

Running a meeting? Here’s how to prepare

<i>Sunday MBA provides ideas on running a better business, this week from Harvard Business Review.</i><p>Most of us have attended too many meetings where the …