Vanessa Moos

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10 Longtime Brainstorming Techniques that Still Work

Don't be afraid to use an "oldie but goodie" when you've reached a roadblock on the path to solving a problem--it might just be your best solution.<p>There are hundreds of options for brainstorming--and new ones arriving all the time in our fast-paced digital world. However, for some a classic …

Kick off game day with these healthier takes on tailgating snacks

Planning to have lots of game-day parties this season? We've rounded up some excellent ideas for tailgating snacks that won’t make you and your crew pack on linebacker-like pounds. These addictive finger foods riff on the classics—and the best part is, no one will even notice that these recipes are …

Royal siblings: What's the ideal age gap between children?

Soon after Britain’s Prince George celebrated his first birthday came the news that another heir is on the way for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.<p>Do the math, and the royal couple will have their hands full soon with two children under the age of 2. Closely spaced siblings are a royal tradition: …

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Management Tips From A Boss Who Actually Gives A Damn

Listening to your people–and following up on what you hear with empathy–could be the key to leadership success.<p>Kim Scott had one thing to do that day. She was going to price her product. It was the year 2000, she was the founder and CEO of Juice Software, and she had blocked off her whole morning …

When A Team Jells

It's an interesting phenomenon...teams coming together...getting traction...thinking bigger than they did previously. I'm part of a team of human …

5 Things Your Favorite High School Teacher Taught You About Leading A Great Meeting

Running a meeting isn’t all that different from leading a class of students. Here are five lessons from great teachers on how to run a stellar meeting.<p>Remember your favorite teacher? Whether she taught calculus or Shakespeare, she controlled the class. She stretched your brain and challenged you to …

5 Characteristics Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Nobody is born a perfect entrepreneur, but some have more of these traits than others.<p>Knowing the most common characteristics of successful entrepreneurs is a good place to start in order to better your own business chops. The good news? If you don't have these traits, you can develop them over …

5 Secrets to Achieving and Maintaining Work-Life Balance

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world where more and more people find themselves working in roles that could be considered “always on” jobs, how do people achieve and maintain work-life balance and how do companies and leaders promote this way of life? It is a …

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New York Bookstore Workers Fired For Voting To Unionize

On June 24, Bec Goodbourn and Kerry Henderson cast ballots in a union election held for the staff of Book Culture, the independent bookstore where they worked in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York. Like the vast majority of the bookstore's workforce, both Henderson and Goodbourn voted …

How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re a small retailer, and you’re nervous about Amazon.com. Well, you shouldn’t be.<p>Sure, they’re a giant, and aggressive. Yes, people may be able to find the same products you sell for a cheaper price on Amazon. Many may not have a …

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10 Things Only Exceptional Bosses Give Employees

Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.<p>Exceptional …

15 Things Successful People Do on Monday Mornings

Those first few hours after the weekend are critical. Start your week off right.<p>Monday mornings are the most critical time of the workweek, as they set the stage for the day and week ahead.<p>"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the …

Why You Should Adopt Google's Nested Approach To Office Layouts

It’s all about trust, cultural norms and territoriality. The average family size around the world is seven people, plus or minus two. The optimal team size is seven people, plus or minus two. Google’s new facilities in Switzerland and Ireland are filled not only with wide-open spaces, but with …

What You Need To Know Before Signing A Noncompete Agreement

Do camp counselors really need noncompete agreements? These legally binding contracts are showing up in surprising places. Should you sign?<p>You’ve been offered a new job, and your prospective employer wants you to sign a noncompete agreement. Should you? A recent <i>New York Times</i> article points out …

9 Credibility-Killing Meeting Behaviors

These common mistakes make the other attendees wonder whether you're worthy of their attention.<p>Your ability to influence others is directly dependent upon how credible you seem. If meeting attendees don't perceive you as intelligent, competent and trustworthy, they'll want to do business with …

How to make meetings suck less (time and productivity)

No self-respecting business wants to advertise itself as inefficient, unfocused, and directionless, regularly wasting tens of thousands of dollars …

How To: Make A Kick Butt Resumé | Whitney Blake

<i>It’s no secret that the job market is more competitive than it has ever been. With the sea of recent grads applying everywhere that I am, I know that</i> …

How to Manage a Micromanager

Members of Connect: Professional Women’s Network share how to work with over-attentive managers without losing your cool—or your job. To learn more about Connect and join the group for free, visit http://www.linkedin.com/womenconnect.

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4 Ways to Keep Going When You're about to Give Up | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Firstly, I admire you for deciding to achieve great things with your life; it takes courage to even start. However, you may have been able to pick …

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The 1 Work Hack That Will Save You 900 Hours a Year

A serial entrepreneur shares his best time saver: one simple habit that's easy for you--and your whole team--to adopt.<p>"I don't want to spend any time on my business today," my friend said to me over the phone recently as we began our weekly 15-minute coaching session. "I just want to know the …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention. To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

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Homemade Lip Balm: Burt's Bees Copycat - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

You asked how my new recipe went last week so here are the results…LOVE IT!<p>Burt’s Bees. Some of us have used it since high school or even before. It …

Obese mothers' babies face bigger risk of early death, says report

Babies born to obese mothers may face an increased risk of dying early from heart problems in their adult life, according to research published late Tuesday that paints an alarming picture of the future as obesity-related disease is handed down from one generation to the next.<p>The comprehensive …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

How To Say Good Bye | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When there is much regret about your relationship with a parent, the end of life is an even more important time. No matter how many times we feel …

8 Fresh-Pressed Juice Cocktails for Summer

Juicing is all the rage this summer and we've got 8 fresh-pressed cocktails that will make you want to skip the bar and D.I.Y.<p>Juicing is all the rage this summer, and while it's a great way to start the day, it's also a fantastic way to kick-off happy hour. We've got 8 fresh-pressed cocktails that …