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How GE Gives Leaders Time to Mentor and Reflect

It is 6:00 a.m. David is starting his first day as the “leader in residence” at Crotonville, GE’s global leadership institute, with a jog around the running trail with a couple of twenty-somethings who are half his age and might be five levels below him on an org chart. Their run is companionable; …

What Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Apple employees have in common

Recently, Google has emphasized that when hiring, it’s putting less weight on where a graduate went to school. But for those who want to end up in Silicon Valley, going to school in California might be a boost.<p>Using LinkedIn data, we took a look at the top 20 feeder schools where current employees …

Silicon Valley

How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? If the behavior is a performance issue, there’s a straightforward way to address what’s irking you — but what do you do …

Stop Using Your Inbox as a To-Do List

Do you leave emails in your inbox so that you remember to read or tackle them? If so, you’re using your email to manage your tasks—and those are actually two very different things. Using a separate task manager, one that ties in closely with your email, can help you spend less time sifting through …

Are E-Cigarettes Dangerous?

What you need to know about secondhand e-smoke<p>Voters and legislators kicked cigarettes out of most bars and restaurants years ago. But now they’re back in a different form: Electronic cigarettes—smokeless cartridges that release nicotine vapors—are popping up in public places. Several cities and …

Public Health

39 Ways to Jack Up Your Cardio

Get your lungs pumping and your muscles burning with these awesome versions of an old-school calisthenic<p>Squeezing in a full-blown cardio workout can feel like a chore. We’ve got a solution: jumping jacks.<p>Don't worry, we're not talking about the boring standard jumping jacks you did in high school. …

Exercise

The Fastest Way to Get in Running Shape

If your running game needs a tune-up, get a jolt with these speed drills<p>Usain Bolt isn't the only person who should be cranking into fifth gear. Adding a speed session to your running routine will get you back into shape faster, so you're ready for that 5K or marathon down the road. Plus, you’ll …

Workouts

Weekly Roundup: Bitcoin founder unveiled, Apple CarPlay hands-on and more!

<i>You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click</i> …

Ghost ships

MILITARY drones already fly frequent missions and civilian operations using unmanned aircraft are coming. Driverless cars are clocking up thousands …