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Giving Critical Employee Feedback Is Not As Scary As It Seems

It all began with an article published in <i>Harvard Business Review</i> in March of 2016 entitled, “Two-Thirds of Managers Are Uncomfortable Communicating …

Employee Engagement

Four studies identify the critical dynamics that contribute to team success.

When putting teams together, who do you pick to lead them? The individual with the highest IQ? The most extroverted? Or, the most dominant “driver”? …


Travel Resources for Solo Women Travelers

Are you a woman heading off to see the world? These travel resources should be your first stop.

What’s the worst kind of praise you can give?

<i>iStock</i><p>One hint: it often ends with the letters “est.” And it can lead to competition and disappointment, says psychologist and workplace researcher …


Broccoli, Caramelised Onion and Blue Cheese Frittata

Serves 4-6<p><i>1 tbsp olive oil</i><p>2 large red onions, halved lengthways, thinly sliced<p>2 tbsp caster sugar<p>1 tbsp red wine vinegar<p>2 potatoes (500g)<p>1 head of …


48 hours in New York: Hip-hop, high lines & soul food

Go beyond Manhattan to find the real New York.<p>Ah New York! The Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park - every …

Recipe: Sam Mannering's peach galette

Peachy: a galette is as easy as it is delicious.<p>Rather like tarte tatins, I love galettes not least because of their ease. By all means, make the …


Recipe: Jordan Rondel's chocolate, plum and macadamia cake

Make the most of in-season plums with this simple yet spectacular cake.<p>My boyfriend's parents have an incredibly plentiful heirloom plum tree in …


Why You Might Need a Monopod Instead of a Tripod

Hands-down, a tripod is one of the most valuable pieces of photography gear you can buy.That is, unless you actually need a monopod instead of a …

Landscape Photography

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Working Your Camera

Learning how to take control of your camera and getting out of full auto mode can be a little daunting for new photographers like yourself.However, …

Shutter Speed

Sticky Pomegranate Chicken with Iranian Jewelled Rice

Jewelled rice is a famous Iranian dish, traditionally served at weddings and it truly does scream of celebration— the butter-and-saffron coated rice …


39 Things That’ll Help You Live Your Most Organized Life In 2018

It's officially time to put your life in order.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b>


16 Cooking Tips That'll Make You Say "Why Didn't I Know About These Sooner"?

Learn the secrets to a perfect grilled cheese and super creamy mashed potatoes.<p><b>Want to be featured in similar BuzzFeed posts? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter.</b><p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>


Pork Belly with Coconut Rice and Asian Greens

<b>Serves 6-8</b><p><i>2kg boneless pork belly, skin scored</i> <i><br>Olive oil spray</i> <i><br>½ cup Thai basil leaves</i> <i><br>¾ cup coriander leaves</i> <i><br>1 medium red chilli, sliced</i> <i><br>Steamed Asian</i> …

Pork Belly

10 Steps To Realistic Weight Loss

Summer is here and you’ve promised yourself – again – that this year you will lose those few extra kilos weighing you down physically and …


Want To Travel Alone? Here Are 71 Reasons Why You Should

Want to travel alone? You’re not the only one! Travelling alone will change your life. Don’t get me wrong, any form of wandering around this …


Non-awkward ways to meet people on the road

Arguably the biggest anxiety for the first-time traveller is the thought of being lonely – visions of cold evenings curled around a flickering bedside lamp sobbing into a dog-eared copy of <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> as a soundtrack of general debauchery from the downstairs party reverberates through the …



If you're trying to eat healthy, you need to know about Greek Sushi.<p>Full recipe:

5 reasons to love Wellington

1 Where to stay<p>Cuba Street is the place to soak up Wellington's cool culture. Suits, students, hipsters and families – the big Kiwi welcome mat is …

Fair Trade

Great Teams Are About Personalities, Not Just Skills

At the start of 2016 Google announced that it had discovered the secret ingredients for the perfect team. After years of analyzing interviews and data from more than 100 teams, it found that the drivers of effective team performance are the group’s average level of emotional intelligence and a high …


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Change Management Is Becoming Increasingly Data-Driven. Companies Aren’t Ready

Data science is becoming a reality for change management, and although it may not have arrived yet, it is time for organizations to get ready. The companies best positioned to change in the next decade will be the ones that set themselves up well now, by collecting the right kind of data and …

Data Warehousing

Blueberry, Lemon and Cinnamon Scones

Preheat the oven to 180oC.<p>Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.<p>Add the lemon zest and butter and rub into the flour with …


Passionfruit Caprioska Ripple Gelato

Serves 6<p><i>10-12 passionfruit</i><p><i>¾ cup caster sugar, plus</i><p><i>1⅔ cups extra</i><p><i>1½ tbsp vodka, plus 1 tbsp extra</i><p><i>500g crème fraîche</i><p><i>1 tbsp finely grated lime zest</i><p><i>¼ cup</i> …

Ice Cream

Six Verbs That Make You Sound Weak (No Matter Your Job Title)

Sometimes it’s the smallest words and phrases that shape how you’re perceived around the office. Here are a few to watch out for at every level.<p>Your job title isn’t the only thing that determines how influential you are. Every word you use at work expresses your personal brand, from your confidence …

Body Language

Future of work? A freelance economy with fewer large employers is one scenario.

As we round the corner into 2018, one topic will be a growing source of conversation. Given the accelerating pace of technology, what does the future …

Income Inequality

Raspberry & Almond Slab Cake

Raspberry & Almond Slab Cake<p>Serves 16<p><i>250g butter, softened</i> <i><br>1¼ cups caster sugar</i> <i><br>1 tsp vanilla essence</i> <i><br>3 eggs</i> <i><br>1 cup self-raising flour</i> <i><br>⅔ cup plain flour</i> <i><br>½</i> …


Recipe: Smoked paprika chicken

An affordable and tasty chicken dinner from the new Bargain Box cookbook - Family Favourites.<p><b>SMOKED PAPRIKA CHICKEN</b><p>Ready in 40 minutes<p><b>Salad</b><p>800g …


Crustless Quiche with Roasted Vine Tomatoes and Two Cheeses

Preheat oven to 200˚c.<p>Grease and line a round fixed-base 22cm cake tin or round quiche dish.<p>Combine the eggs, parmesan, spinach, ground almonds and …


For Those Afraid of Traveling Alone

Afraid of traveling alone? This post identifies and breaks down the fears that some people have about solo travel and how I can overcome them.The …

Mental Health