Suzanne Duermyer

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4 Ways to Maintain Concentration in Mentally Exhausting Jobs

Here are some simple but valuable tips for staying as energetic as possible throughout your day.<p>4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Some jobs are sprints, others are marathons. There are lots of roles, such as those in retail, hospitality and logistics, where you are …

Productivity

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Recipes

The most successful people know a truth about quitting most of us don’t understand

For a writer — or at least, for this writer — there are few worse experiences than realizing that an article you’ve spent weeks or months researching …

Success

Five Signs Your Work Culture Is Toxic

Dread. Anxiety. Boredom. Fear. Anger.<p>If these words describe your feelings about your job, you just might be in a toxic work culture.<p>While you may think you have a dream job, if the culture is toxic, it can turn into a nightmare very quickly. This is because toxic work cultures negatively impact …

Leadership

Raising Kids Who Want To Read — Even During The Summer

<i>This piece combines two interviews from 2015 and 2016</i>.<p>You sneak them into backpacks and let them commingle with the video games (hoping some of the latter's appeal will rub off). You lay them around the kids' beds like stepping stones through the Slough of Despond and, for good measure, Vitamix …

Kids

The best crime novels of 2018 (so far)

Our critic rounds up the best Crime Fiction offerings of the year so far, from the latest Bernie Gunther novel to an international bestseller by South Korea's most popular Crime writer<p><b>Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (Faber) ★★★★☆</b><p>The French, having given the world the concept of the au pair, now seem …

Books

This Type of Learning Could Help You Remember More (But Few People Use It)

The method means consistency and routine are critical for future recall.<p>No matter what you're trying to learn or why, the learning arguably only has value if you can retrieve the data your brain has tucked away when you need it. This is where state-dependent learning can do you a massive favor.<p>The …

stateofmind

How to Win Every Argument

In his 1936 work <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, now one of the bestselling books of all time, Dale Carnegie wrote: “I have come to the …

Critical Thinking

The One Reason Why You're Not Losing Weight is Simpler Than You'd Think

Just because you’re working your butt off in the gym, sweating profusely, gasping for oxygen, experiencing all the post-workout soreness and seeing your weight dramatically decrease, doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Yes, the truth really hurts, even more than your muscles do after a week at the gym.<p>…

Fitness

Want Instant Motivation? Read This Book Now.

Recently, I started reading it again. Immediately, my workouts got more intense. I began thinking bigger about my goals and my vision for my future.<p>I've read hundreds (potentially thousands) of self-help and business books over the past decade. Very few have the <i>it-factor</i>. Some of them do, though. …

Motivation

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

More On Why Managers Hate Agile

Yesterday brought bad news for Agile-haters and those, like former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, who sneer at “firms with names like pieces of fruit.” Apple posted the biggest quarterly profit in history, with a net profit of $18 billion in the quarter, handily exceeding the previous records of $16.2 …

Innovation

15 Body Language Hacks That’ll Instantly Make You More Impressive At An Interview

Being successful is not something everyone can achieve. Not for the lack of trying, of course. Sometimes, it's just the way you walk, talk or behave. …

Venture Catalysts: The 36 Women Secretly Breaking Up Silicon Valley's Old Boys' Club

Silicon Valley

50 Common Cognitive Distortions

Becoming mindful of these common cognitive distortions will help you understand yourself and other people better, and improve your decision making.<p><b>1.</b> …

Psychology

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Time Management

Top 13 Nutrition Lies That Made the World Sick and Fat

Nutrition is full of all kinds of nonsense.<p>The worst examples are listed here, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are the top …

The 7 Habits of Truly Genuine People

We tend to value "genuine" people and think poorly of those whom we perceive as being "fake"—but why is that? After all, what motivates "fakeness" is …

Self-esteem

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

Nutrition

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

Time Management

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and think, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

How to train your Facebook News Feed to give you the info you want

Feed the news need of the new Facebook News Feed.<p>Facebook constantly tweaks its News Feed algorithm so you'll see more of what the company thinks is important to you. Right now, however, it's making a more significant shift: In the future, posts from businesses, brands, and media will appear less …

How to ‘unf—k yourself’ at work, in a relationship and in life

‘Unf—k Yourself’ author Gary John Bishop tells Moneyish tips on changing the way you think to live your best life<p>It’s time to unf—-k yourself.<p>Life is …

Self-help

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The State Of Advanced Website Builders

Advanced website builders — the tools provided by <i>Squarespace</i>, <i>Wix</i>, <i>Weebly</i>, <i>The Grid</i> and more — produce websites that look and feel like they were …

How to fix and care for the tech in your life

20 One-Pot Suppers for When You Don't Want to Cook — Recipes from The Kitchn

As sure as there are seven days in the week, I can count on the fact that at least one of those days, I'll come home from work feeling totally …

Cooking

23 Struggles All Ambitious People With Depression Know Too Well

All of the dreams, none of the motivation.<p>By the way: Relatable posts are fine and good, but nothing beats getting the help you need. SO, here are some quick resources, just in case:<p>* You learn more about starting therapy here, since pretty much <i>everyone</i> can benefit from talking to a professional.<p>* …

Depression