Veronica Vong

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Long live the group chat

A look at the beauty, ubiquity, and therapy of group chats for black and brown people.<p>The morning of November 9, 2016, I talked to the empty air of …

Why Women Vanish As They Move Up The Career Ladder

The answer to why women vanish in such large numbers as they move up the corporate ladder — and why this does not seem to change over time — is obviously complex. There are many forces at work that cause this to happen. They can be put into several categories for conceptual clarity, though they are …

Finding the Space to Lead

“It really worked!” announced one of the corporate leaders as she arrived early for a mindful leadership practice session. Susan (as we’ll call her) …

Mindfulness

The fine art of listening — for managers

Last year, Glenn Burkins decided it was time to completely rethink his business model. But instead of dreaming up a new concept himself, he wanted his customers to do it.<p>Burkins — who edits Qcitymetro.com, a North Carolina website for African-American news — decided to go on what he dubbed a …

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

There are very few great managers. And even fewer great leaders. Making your team happy by displaying behaviors that are expected from you as a manager is hard. But it is even harder to inspire people to follow you, especially if you don’t have direct authority over them.<p>Leaders are not always …

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do

Want to be successful? You have to communicate effectively. Here are 7 practices to master.<p>It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem …

Public Speaking

How Women Can Balance Strong Leadership with Authenticity

As women, we face unique challenges as leaders, whether we work in the corporate world or as business owners. There seems to be a large chasm between …

See Coldplay And The Cast Of “Game Of Thrones” Prep “Game Of Thrones: The Musical” To Promote Red Nose Day

The 12-minute video stars the band and almost the entire cast of <i>Game Of Thrones</i>–including former castmembers like Rose Leslie and Mark Addy–as they …

TV Series

Watch Coldplay Adapt ‘Game of Thrones’ Into Ridiculous Musical

“George R.R. Martin meets Chris Martin — what could go wrong?” asks Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) in “<i>Game of Thrones</i>: The Musical,” a comedy …

TV Series

U.S. director's 'Little Prince' gets French premiere at Cannes

CANNES, France (Reuters) - The creators of the animated film “The Little Prince”, which had its world premiere at the Cannes festival on Friday, knew they had to take extra care in adapting one of the most cherished works of 20th-century French literature for the screen.<p>To that end, American …

Marion Cotillard

“When Marnie Was There”: Tomboy meets ghost in this wistful seaside tale that might be Studio Ghibli’s last

<b>(GNDHDDTK)</b><p>Lonely girl makes odd new friend in this possible swan song from Miyazaki’s legendary studio<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>May 22, 2015 4:16pm (UTC)<p>“When Marnie Was There,” a wistful, lovely and faintly sinister fable about a lonely tomboy and her spectral new friend, may well be the final animated film …

Anime

8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …

Tel Aviv

FACT: There Are 80,000 Ways To Drink A Starbucks Beverage

When you're standing in line at Starbucks and don't bat an eye at the person in front of you ordering a "tall, half-caff, soy latte at 120 degrees," you know something's wrong. We've all become so accustomed to the hyper-customization Starbucks offers -- and it's not our faults. Starbucks says it …

How Uniqlo — The Japanese Clothing Giant That May Buy J.Crew — Is Taking Over The World

Fast Retailing is the parent company of Uniqlo, which has exploded in the past decade, becoming Asia's biggest clothing retailer. And its leaders have ambitious goals to make the brand the leader in retail worldwide.<p>Uniqlo, which focuses on mass-producing affordable basics in dozens of colors, got …

How to Become a Masterful Note-Taker: 8 Lessons From Research

Use a computer. Underline. Take a break. Read them later.<p>AP Photos<p>The value of note-taking--or notebooks at least--gets a stock market capitalization in the coming weeks with Moleskine's planned IPO. The Italian stationery firm has boosted the profile of note-taking at companies around the world. …

The Art of Storytelling in Business

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms,” poet Muriel Rukeyser famously said. A seemingly ludicrous suggestion in a world where we seek proof …

Marketing

10 Words to Cut From Your Writing

3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need--such as the 10 …

Mark Twain

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

This Note-Taking System Turns You Into An Efficiency Expert

Bullet Journal is an all-new system for note-taking that’s better than any schmancy designer notebook.<p>Note-taking is a skill not easily acquired. In the hands of an artist, designer, or Hollywood serial killer (à la <i>Seven</i>‘s John Doe), an idea-crammed notebook can even become a rarified, and in the …

15 Movies You Need To See Before The End Of The Year

November and December will be two of the busiest months of the year with big releases out every weekend and the return of Jennifer Lawrence in two anticipated films.<p>From epics in space and sea to historical adaptations and buzzed-about sequels and comedies there's a little bit of something for …