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An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day

Yesterday started with the best of intentions. I walked into my office in the morning with a vague sense of what I wanted to accomplish. Then I sat down, turned on my computer, and checked my email. Two hours later, after fighting several fires, solving other people’s problems, and dealing with …

Slow Cooker Sunday: Mac and cheese infused with Thai curry flavor

Sweet and smoky, the all-American comfort food gets an Asian twist. Creamy slow cooker mac and cheese is combined with sweet green peas and lots of …

Cooking

Five Best Beginner Cookbooks

Whether you’re an old hand in the kitchen or you’re trying to get into cooking from home more often, a good cookbook that can teach you the …

Avoid These Common Mistakes to Make Bakery-Level Cheesecake at Home

A great cheesecake is the stuff dreams are made of. Make it a reality by avoiding these cheesecake common mistakes.<p>A sweet and creamy cheesecake is the stuff dreams are made of, but this classic baked good can be intimidating for home cooks. With so many things that can go wrong (cracked top! …

Baking

Is It Possible to Lay People Off Nicely?

One company's quest to blend rejection and kindness<p>Anyone who’s ever had a job has intuited that a happier workplace makes for more productive workers. As a growing body of research lends scientific authority to this concept, more and more companies are doing what they can to cheer up their …

The Workplace

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 …

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

456: Your Brain's Ideal Schedule

Here are all of Google's employee perks, and how much they cost the company

Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin even brought up the myriad perks in their shareholders' letter when the company went public in 2004, promising their commitment to providing benefits that could "save employees considerable time and improve their health and productivity."<p>Google wants its people …

12 Reasons You Should Start Lifting Weights Today

Weight lifting can help you lose the fat, build muscle, and so much more. Here's why you should do it!<p>Just because you're not vying for 20-inch biceps or thunderously strong thighs like the muscle heads in the gym doesn't mean you should shun the weight room. Lifting weights gives you an edge over …

Weight Loss

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Test Yourself: Are You Being Tricked by Intuition?

All the Charts, Tables, and Checklists You Need to Conduct Better Meetings

The ripple effects of too many meetings can be astonishing. Take this quick and horrifying interactive: It shows how a weekly excom meeting at one company generated a total of 300,000 person hours per year to support it:<p>But there’s hope! While a whole host of cultural changes need to take place to …

100 Productivity Hacks For Time, Attention, & Energy

<b>When I graduated University with a business degree last May, I received two incredible full-time job offers, both of which I declined because I had a</b> …

7 Things to Start Being More Productive, Today

Working smarter, not harder, is the key to better results<p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to …

Time Management

Cancelling One-on-One Meetings Destroys Your Productivity

We all can agree that we have too many meetings. From the one-off event to the weekly check-in with an employee, meetings are taking an increasing amount of time in our daily work. But removing meetings from your calendar isn’t always the best way to take back your time.<p>When faced with an onslaught …

Boston Consulting Guru Explains How To Prepare For The Workforce Crisis That Is Coming In 2030

In his October TED Talk, Strack explained that the world is facing a labor shortage and skills mismatch. However, he said it's not too late to begin employee development and recruitment strategies that take a global perspective.<p>Scroll down to see the key points of his presentation, which you can …

What One Nutritionist Ate for an Entire Week (in Pictures)

Spoiler alert: Yes, lots of veggies are involved—but so are some doughnuts and potato chips.<p>As a dietician, I find that many people are curious about what I eat on a day-to-day basis. People often assume I follow a strict no-fun diet that consists of kale, quinoa, and a ton of salads. Honestly, I …

Healthy Eating

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

Help Your Overwhelmed, Stressed-Out Team

Is your team stressed out? These days, everyone seems overwhelmed and way too busy. But even when your team members have a lot on their plates, they don’t have to sacrifice their health or happiness. What can you do to reduce your team’s stress? How can you help them focus on what really needs to …

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

Recipes

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Yoga

Get Rid of Cellulite

Learn how yoga exercises can help you get rid of cellulite and burn fat<p>Besides whipping your leg muscles into sexy shape, yoga can help smooth spongy thighs too. "Cellulite is a symptom of reduced lymph circulation," says Atma JoAnn Levitt, head of the integrative weight-loss program at the Kripalu …

Yoga

A Mindmap Of How To Be Productive

Infographic author Anna Vital has narrowed down how to be productive to just seven crucial factors: tech, clothes, hacks, body, schedule, food and …

10 Things Highly Productive People Don’t Do

Should Employers Ban Email After Work Hours?

Like many of you, I often work outside of regular office hours while at home, in the airport, and sometimes on vacation. Mobile technology has created a “new normal” work life for a lot of us: Gallup’s research reveals that nearly all full-time U.S. workers (96%) have access to a computer, …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Exercise

4 Ways to Get Productive (Even When You Feel Unproductive) | Inc.com

Some days I wake up feeling more productive then others. But on those days when I get up and feel really lazy I have to find some sort of stimulus to get by right brain and left brain active and producing. I realize that getting a solid caffeine buzz works for many, but somehow energy drink or …

Time Management