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6 personalities in every office - and how to manage them

The best managers create productive and engaging work environments for team members. That’s why, according to Gallup’s recent State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders report, managers account for 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement. In other words, good managers …

Employee Engagement

Cheetah Cub Has New Puppy Companion

A Cheetah cub, being hand-raised by staff at Wildlife Safari, was recently introduced to a companion that will, hopefully, change her life for the …

Wildlife

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

One way they do this is by asking seemingly simple questions that get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal — queries that break through the traditional interview noise and clutter and get to the raw you.<p>In other words: questions designed to trick you.

Employment
The Workplace

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

You'll never get sick of a playlist again.<p>Whether you're looking for a playlist for your next run, your strength-training routine, a dance-cardio session, your yoga practice, or just because you're so over everything that's in your iTunes right now, trust us: We've got you covered...<p><b>The Justin</b> …

Inactivity Linked To More Deaths Than Obesity

There’s been a fast growing body of evidence in the last several years that lack of exercise – or sedentariness – is a major risk factor in health. It’s been linked to heart disease, cancer, and to an early death. And now, a new study finds that lack of exercise may actually be even more of a risk …

Holistic Medicine

Finding Happiness at Work

Happiness is one of the most basic pursuits of humans. It drives many of us in our personal lives but often takes a back seat at work. This needs to change for employees, and their employers, to reach new levels of success.<p>Whether you call it happiness, job satisfaction, or engagement, it's …

The Workplace

Up-Skilling HR Is The First Domino To Performance Gains

The Human Resources department, whether they realize it or not, stands at the pivot to future organizational performance. While there is a limelight on the roles of the IT and Marketing as technological drivers of performance, I see this as an incidental overlap into a function that is, at it’s …

How Stress Changes The Brain

We tend to think of stress as an immediate problem: The boss hovering over our desks; the mad dash to the subway at the end of a long day. And in the short-term, stress makes us feel irritable, anxious, tense, distracted and forgetful. But that’s only part of the story.<p>Over time, elevated levels of …

How to Overcome the 5 Biggest Distractions at Work (and in Life)

Distraction is like a virus, says a medical expert on attention. Here's the cure you need.<p>Distraction in the workplace is costly. According to a 2006 survey, lost productivity costs companies $544 billion a year, as employees waste almost two hours a day.<p>There is no shortage of tips to reduce …

Time Management

How To Clean Your Top-Loading Washing Machine

Clean your washing machine? Sounds kind of unnecessary doesn’t it? It might sound that way… but when you think about all the dirt and grime that …

Washing Machines

Five Wall Design Trends To Master

When it comes to walls, don’t be afraid to try something a little different to create more interesting walls. Here are some wall paint and design …

Home Decorating

A So-Simple DIY To Brighten Up Your Space

<i>Have a minute? That’s all it took us to get hooked on Leaf.tv, an addictive new YouTube series from content queens Erin Falconer and Geri Hirsch.</i> …

36 Genius Ways To Hide The Eyesores In Your Home

Take those ugly household fixtures from ugh to ugh-MAZING.