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Only 1 in 10 People Has the Right Skills to Manage. Here Are 5 Things That Person Does to Succeed (the Other 9 Rarely Will) | Inc.com

According to extensive Gallup studies over two decades, one of the most important decisions any organization will ever make is whom to hire or to promote to management.<p>Not to be a downer, but good luck with that. Why? Gallup has determined that only one in 10 people actually possesses the talent to …

Employee Engagement

5 Stretches That Make You Sleepy So You Can Face-Plant Onto Your Pillow With Ease

Raise your hand if you're guilty of avoiding stretching like the plague. TBH, it's just not the most exhilarating activity in the world. But from …

Yoga

5 Apps That Will Change the Way You Decorate Your Home

Home decorating is a hefty investment. Whether you're renovating or rearranging a room, shopping for a new piece of statement furniture, or designing …

Apps

How To Write A Stellar LinkedIn Summary

Several years ago, I posted an article on the three steps to writing the perfect LinkedIn summary. A lot has changed since then. LinkedIn has made many updates and revisions, and they recently launched an entirely new interface. In addition, the world of work has evolved even more into a place …

Creative Writing

8 Stretches That Will Help You Touch Your Toes

Flexibility is one of those things that many people talk about dreamily. Like, being flexible would be nice, but sigh, it’s just a pipe dream. Except …

Yoga

Within You Without You

I have been drawn to the practice of <i>shamatha</i> from the time I was first introduced to it, in Dharamsala, India, in the early 1970s. I was immediately …

Meditation

Why the Humble Push-Up Could Be the Key to the Body You Want

It turned Jake Gyllenhaal into a prize fighter, and it can do the same for you.<p>The one exercise that can be performed anywhere at any time, the push-up is, nevertheless, an often misunderstood and under appreciated aspect of bodyweight fitness.<p>Many men ditch it early on in their workout lives for …

Workouts

Spicy Chilli Prawn Pasta (Shrimp)

Get all the ingredients out and ready to go - this recipe moves fast!<p>Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add a big pinch of salt and the pasta. …

Resolve to grow a better rosemary plant. Your dinner guests will thank you.

A gardener’s resolutions, as the new year begins, are modest ones. The world won’t end if a lawn isn’t mowed on schedule, though it will grow better if it is. There is no crime in growing too many tomato seedlings, even if the time could be spent more wisely. Nevertheless, a promise to do better by …

Gardening

Can IBM’s Watson Do It All?

Big Blue’s artificial intelligence division is a sprawling effort to corner seemingly every market in AI.<p>From winning <i>Jeopardy</i> in 2011 to helping write a sad song last year, IBM’s Watson cognitive computing platform is all over popular culture. Press releases fly out about Watson producing a movie …

Artificial Intelligence

2015 All American Recipe Contest Winner

Chicken Avocado Burger<p>Total time:<p>20 min<p>Prep time:<p>10 min<p>Cook time:<p>10 min<p><b>2015 All American Recipe Contest Winner – Favorite 4th of July Recipe</b><p>This easy …

Smart Homes: How to Automate Your House

Some clever coding will let you take advantage of the Internet of Things in your smart home<p>What would the Internet of Things be without If This Then …

Smart Homes

6 Foods Will Help You Get a Six-Pack : Eat This: Greek Yogurt | Men's Health

6 Foods to Eat When You’re Trying to Score a Six Pack<p>And 3 that you’ll want to avoid<p>shutterstock<p>Even if you hit the gym daily, you have to pay attention to what you eat to get the definition you want.<p>The right foods power tough workouts, build muscle, and can help you torch any belly fat that might …

Gardens: how to keep basil alive

Supermarket basil is notoriously shortlived. But there are ways to make it last<p>A pot of supermarket basil is an almost universal starting point for timid first timers making an initial foray into horticulture. Coming as modestly priced, ready-grown plants on the shelves of the veg aisle, they seem …

Gardening

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

Furniture

The Little Black Book of Intuitive Web Application Design

A web app that isn’t easy to use will not win many hearts.<p>But designing a user-friendly interface is no joke either.<p>What do my users want? How will …

20 Grilled Skewer Recipes to Get You Ready for Barbecue Season

It’s *finally* that time. We’re consistently feeling the sun on our skin, the stores are full of brightly colored fashions and the neighbors are already grilling. Ready to jump on the outdoor-cooking bandwagon? There’s no better grill-ready meal than kabob recipes full of your favorite meats and …

Cooking

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

Penguin Random House

17 Tech Gadgets That Will Transform Your Home

Sleep Number It Bed<p>Who needs a sleep tracker when you have a bed that can tell you everything you could ever want to know about your sleeping habits? …

15 Make-Ahead Lunches That Will Solve Your Sad Desk Lunch

It’s 12:30pm. Your stomach is growling. You woke up too late to make a lunch, so you head to the closest deli to get a sub-par salad that you eat your desk. It leaves you unsatisfied and at the vending machine a few hours later. Womp womp. But girl, it really doesn’t have to be this way. Save …

Healthy Eating

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The science of organizational transformations

New survey results find that the most effective transformation initiatives draw upon four key actions to change mind-sets and behaviors.<p><b>When making</b> …

Management

8 Apps Your Startup Needs Right Now | Inc.com

Startups are known for moving quickly--it's what we love about them. But moving too fast without knowing whether everyone is working on the right things can stall your momentum, or even kill it. You can't just wing it.<p>First, read <i>Do More Faster</i> by David Cohen & Brad Feld. It will change your life. …

Productivity

The Mario Kart Parody of the Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer You Never Knew You Needed

Orion Pictures; Paramount<p>Village Roadshow Pictures; Warner Bros.<p>Paramount; New Line Cinema<p>20th Century Fox/Getty Images; 20th Century Fox<p>Embassy …

Movies