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The 7 Best Training Shoes for the Gym

Now that FN has brought you up to speed on the best weightlifting shoes, today we’re looking at a broader range of training shoes equipped for a …

Shoes

This Magical Carb-Free "Cloud Bread" Is the Answer to Your Sandwich Dreams

Puff the magic bread: You've got to try this stuff to believe it.<p>Carb-free bread might sound like just another Internet hoax, but the "cloud bread" …

Breakfast

How to always get free airport Wi-Fi with these simple tricks

Getting airport Wi-Fi can be quite tricky. It might be paid, hidden behind a password or hard to find.<p>Thanks to travel blog FoxNomad, we have a couple of great resources to make sure you can always get on the internet no matter what. I’m going to run you through them.<p>Check Foursquare tips<p>You should …

Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers

Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.<p>Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do–or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you …

Psychology

This innovative kitchen gadget will teach you to cook while cutting down on dishes

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Drop Instagram We've covered a few of the many innovations happening in the cooking space recently. Last week I tried out the …

Teaching Children How To Code, Without Screens

How a wooden toy called Cubetto may help foster the next generation of digital groundbreakers.<p>It’s generally agreed upon that the ability to code is going to be an invaluable job skill for upcoming generations. So how do you teach preliterate children aged three to seven how to program without …

How To Really Drive Organizational Change

Much has been written about organizational change, how to compel people to change and how to lead change, with the majority of it focusing on finding the right motivation or creating a compelling vision that somehow creates a “shock and awe” effect to suddenly have people “see the light.”<p>I want to …

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

The Brain

Help Managers Be More Effective Leaders

There is a tremendous engagement and execution gap in companies today. According toGallup, only 13% of employees are actively engaged in their work <i></i>; …

Weather Network app claims it can tell you when it is going to rain

We’re not quite through 2015 yet, so app developers still have time to make the prophecies foretold by director Robert Zemeckis’ documentary <i>Back to the Future: Part II</i> come true. And to that end, The Weather Network’s latest app update uses radar and algorithms to predict when, exactly, it is going …

Key to effective teams: Smarter communication rather than smarter people

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>What do the COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, and the CEO of …

Leadership Is Freakin' Hard

Congratulations! You've become a leader! At last, your ideas will be listened to, valued and heeded. People will finally take you seriously. Now your impact, influence, and income will grow.<p>Ah, the life of leader. Issuing orders. Imparting wisdom. Developing underlings. Effecting results. Reaping …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

Hospitals Turn To Toyota To Make Care Safer And Swifter

Until recently, nurses at Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Hospital had to maneuver through a maze of wheelchairs, beds, boxes and lights to find surgical supplies in the equipment closet for the operating rooms.<p>But as public hospitals like Harbor-UCLA try to cut costs and make patients happier, …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Leadership

How To Make Decisions More Efficiently

Business is about making decisions and executing on them. Your success depends on your ability to develop speed as a habit in both.<p>I’ve long believed that speed is the ultimate weapon in business. All else being equal, the fastest company in any market will win. Speed is a defining …

Management

So You Flunked A Racism Test. Now What?

You're probably at least a little bit racist and sexist and homophobic. Most of us are.<p>Before you get all indignant, try taking one of the popular implicit-association tests. Created by social psychologists at Harvard, the University of Washington, and the University of Virginia, they measure …

From Sounding Confident To Getting More Out Of Gmail: July’s Most Popular Leadership Stories

This month’s most popular stories may lead you to revise your LinkedIn profile, sound more confident, and give your brain a daily workout.<p>This month, we picked up a few handy Gmail hacks, found out which bland adjectives to avoid on LinkedIn, and learned some ways to sound more confident.<p>Here are …

Work-life Balance

What Science Tells Us About Warmth And Effective Leadership

Leadership is a complicated thing. Should a leader be feared or respected? Is kindness the fastest route toward trust, or should a leaders remain distant from those they lead?<p>These are the questions behind a wealth of research conducted over the last couple decades that seeks to answer a …

What Neuroscience Tells Leaders to Pay Attention to

Neuroscience

Five Stupid Rules That Drive Great Employees Away

It is hard to unlearn the messages that we have heard repeated since we were children. One of them is “Business is a stiff and formal place. To be human and spontaneous is fun, but it isn’t professional!”<p>Some organizations understand the connection between passion and performance, but a lot of them …

4 Moves Smart Leaders Make to Get Better Team Results

<i>Guest post by Victor Prince:</i> <br>Teams at work are like portfolios of people with different skills and performance patterns. Like smart investment …

How To Make The Whole Organization Agile

Surveys show that most Agile teams report tension between the way the teams operate and the way the rest of the organization is run. Is it possible to make the whole organization Agile?<p>In Agile, the role of the manager is to enable those doing the work to contribute their full talents and …

Project Management

$49 Amazon Prime rival Jet.com is now open to all in the US

The much hyped Amazon rival from Marc Lore, the founder of Diapers.com, is here. Jet.com has launched today, a few hours ahead of schedule.<p>Jet costs $49 per year to subscribe and offers the “best prices on the Web” by looking across multiple sites and finding the best prices.<p>Individual retailers …

8 Key Tactics For Developing Employees

Finding great talent is hard, but what’s even more challenging is keeping the talent you have engaged so they will stay. Unless you continually reinvest in developing your employees with successful on-boarding and ongoing training—helping them reach their full potential—they may leave and you will …

Employee Engagement

4 Mistakes Really Nice Leaders Make

We all want to be liked and accepted in both our personal and professional lives. But when it comes to effective leadership, a high need to be liked …

How to Manage a Team of B Players

In 2004, Greece surprised the world by winning the European Championship, the toughest tournament in international soccer. Despite not even being a dark horse in the competition, and with a team of mostly peripheral and unremarkable players, they overcame France and hosts Portugal (twice) to lift …

Leadership

3 Approaches to Culture Change: What Works

You can’t “do” culture change to your organization. Culture arises from the beliefs and underlying assumptions held by the people in the …

Leadership

Beyond Bias

<i>A version of this article appeared in the Autumn 2015 issue of</i> strategy+business.<p>Illustration by Lincoln Agnew<p>Imagine that you are hiring an employee …

Critical Thinking