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The 8 best questions to put on your next one-on-one meeting agenda

#1: How’s life?<p>On the surface, this doesn’t seem like a significant question to ask. After all, some managers default to asking this question as a …

Self-help

11 Pest-Control Plants You Need in Your Yard

Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you’re in this camp, try these plants to keep bugs out of your …

Gardening

People who lose weight and manage to keep it off follow a few key habits that anyone can learn

Most people who diet will regain 50% of the lost weight in the first year after losing it. Much of the rest will regain it in the following three years.<p>Most people inherently know that keeping a healthy weight boils down to three things: eating healthy, eating less, and being active. But actually …

Weight Loss

Whenever I Need To Impress a Southern Mama, This Is The Recipe I Make

If I have learned anything from my time at <i>Southern Living</i>, it is that one does not show up anywhere without a gift. I have learned the value of a …

Breakfast

11 Things You Need to Throw Away

The first step to taking care of yourself and de-stressing is to make sure that your environment is in order. Seeing your house full of clutter can affect your mood negatively and make your personal space seem like a place you want to escape from, rather than something to look forward to coming …

Minimalism

Tone Every Inch of Your Body With These 100 Effective Bodyweight Moves

Here it is! The ultimate guide to the best bodyweight moves. Bookmark this for later so you can create your own workout by mixing and matching these badass moves, and watch your body transform. Maybe you want an all-butt workout with squats and lunges. Maybe you want to focus on toning your arms …

Workouts

60 Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Master [Infographic]

Of course, you may not need all 60 of these, but knowing them will make you flexible, fast, and ready to work with whatever tool you're presented …

Keyboard Shortcuts

How to manage remote employees

Making remote work an option is an investment that can pay off for employers and employees alike. Companies that embrace telecommuters can recruit the best talent without geographic constraints. Employees who have the opportunity to work from home or another remote location are, according to …

Project Management

11 Tinted Moisturizers Glamour Editors Rave About

When it comes to the question of what's the best tinted moisturizer, finding an answer that makes everyone happy isn't easy. There's a laundry list of must-haves: (1) Coverage that's light to medium, so that you can smear it on without splotches of color giving away that you applied it in a rush. …

Skin Care

9 Packing Mistakes Everybody Makes and How to Avoid Them

Jill Johnson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images<p>Forgetting TSA Guidelines for Carry-On Liquids<p>There’s nothing more disheartening than …

Backpacking

How to Pack a Suitcase

Fold each item in half, then carefully coil it up before placing it in your carry-on and filling all the corners. The payoff: you’ll maximize space …

Clothing

30 Simple Leadership Strategies That Could Quite Possibly Stop Employees From Quitting

These priceless tips may not transform you overnight, but it will improve you at the end of 30 days.<p>While these strategies are by no means a be-all, end-all solution to your leadership challenges, they will shortcut your way to improving on specific situations.<p>Basically, if I could boil down most …

Employment

This Charming Mexican City Was Voted the Best in the World for the 2nd Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, <i>Travel + Leisure</i> readers chose Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende as their favorite city in the world, as part of the annual …

21 clever Alexa commands you will use again and again

More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence.<p>Amazon's voice assistant has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, it'll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather …

Automate your life with Apple Workflow, the most powerful app you’re not using

Few things in life are as convenient as automation — IFTTT, anyone? — which allows us to blaze through life’s more monotonous tasks with the utmost …

29 Unprofessional Habits That Make Everyone at Work Hate You

Whether you realize it or not, you could be driving your coworkers nuts.<p>Americans with full-time jobs spend about a third of their weekdays at …

Warren Buffett Says if You Hire Somebody Without This Trait, 'You Really Want Them to Be Dumb and Lazy'

No, it's not intelligence. But it should be a non-negotiable in building strong teams and companies.<p>Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett has been dazzling us with wisdom for nearly half a century.<p>As one of the most successful value investors in the world, the Oracle of Omaha …

Bill Gates Says Every Manager Should Read This Book

The Bill Gates book club has a new addition.<p>The co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Gates Foundation has written a testimonial for John …

The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018

These destinations are spectacular—and affordable.<p><b>The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018</b><p><b>By Megan Leonhardt and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>Whether you dream of …

Prepare to Freak Out Over These 11 Cute Maxi Dresses . . . All From Amazon and Less Than $17!

Not only do we love maxi dresses because they're cute, they're also super comfortable. They're great for Spring and Summer days, as well as travel. If you'd like an affordable option, we rounded up our favorite choices from Amazon. We have no doubt these stylish designs will be your go-tos for the …

The 18 Best Things to Eat at Disneyland

Spending the day at Disneyland Resort doesn’t mean eating just sad meals and overpriced snacks. The Anaheim, California destination takes food more seriously than most theme parks, hiding plenty of delightful meals and unsuspecting surprises across the original Disneyland and newer Disney …

Hey, Siri: 142 useful voice commands for Siri

Do you use Siri to its full potential? Perhaps it’s time to refresh your memory with this list of useful things you can ask it to do for you.<b>Control</b> …

Siri

New to Snapchat? Follow our guide and go from newbie to pro

Snapchat is a popular photo-messaging app that allows users to take photos, record videos, add drawings, and send them to their friends. When you …

Gorgeous Brown Hairstyles with Blonde Highlights

Add some flair to that brown hair!<p>A Southern woman’s hair is the crown she never takes off; and any lady worth her salt doesn’t settle for a dull, …

iPhone Frozen? How to Hard Reset iPhone X

If your iPhone X is stuck on the Apple logo, a spinning wheel, a completely black screen, or otherwise frozen, one quick method for getting everything back to normal is a force restart. There are lots of different names people call this procedure; a hard restart, force shutdown, a hard reset, or …

Mobile Technology

5 privacy tips for iPhone texting

I'm not up to anything untoward, I assure you. I just don't want my kids, who are constantly borrowing my phone to play music or Google something, reading my texts as they go by.<p>If you want to restrict the contents of the iOS Messages app to its intended audience only (read: you), then here are …

Awesome Apple Watch tricks to get the most out of your wearable

The Apple Watch truly became a useful device with the release of the Series 3. LTE connectivity, more accurate heart rate monitoring, and faster hardware make the Apple Watch a joy to use.<p>With all the features and functions Apple advertises, there are still plenty of hidden tips and tricks for …

The 8 Huge Makeup Mistakes Nearly Everyone Makes

We asked makeup artists for the biggest no-no's they see every day.<p>Most of us wear makeup every day, whether it's just a little mascara and some concealer or full-on contouring and strobing. Yet even in the day of extensive YouTube tutorials and Instagram makeup stars, where it feels like makeup …

iPhone X: Absolutely everything you need to know

<b>Editors' note:</b> This post was originally published on Sept. 26, and continues to be updated with Apple news and features.<p>After spending more than a month with the iPhone X ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless), we're convinced that it represents a bold step into the future. With innovative facial recognition …

Apple Pay Cash: How to use your iPhone's new Venmo-like feature

After an unexpected early release of iOS 11.2, Apple on Tuesday flipped the switch on Apple Pay Cash.<p>Like PayPal or Venmo, Apple Pay Cash is a peer-to-peer payment feature that lets you send and receive money through iMessage. Not only does Apple Pay Cash make it easy to pay someone, but it also …