Do you know how likable you are? You may want to find out because according to Psychology Today, this metric predicts success, not just with friends and family, but as you advance your career. Read More.
An American, who lived and studied in Pyatigorsk for two years, noticed that small talk and smiles are considered somewhat disingenuous in Russia – and it appears it’s rubbed off on him. “Being polite is one thing, but disingenuous and insincere is another,” he wrote in the comments under a Russia Beyond article. Read More.
The once famous venue on Brighton Beach still attract an older crowd, but it seems that most Russian who immigrated to the U.S. in late 90s have all but disappeared. Where are all the “new Russians”? Read More.
Benjamin Franklin was a productivity master. In his autobiography, he shared his daily routine, and its simplicity and rigor intrigued me. As someone who is obsessed with productivity, I’m always looking for the latest book, idea, or tool that can help me accomplish more in less time. Sometimes, though, new isn’t necessarily better. Recently I found a […]
It’s time to set goals for the new year: Who do you want to be in 2019? Or, failing serious personal transformation, who do you at least want to dress like? Fashion may be largely about fantasy, but looking the part is often the first step (albeit on a long road) to success. Here, four […]
Recently an essay on Medium suggested an annoying but kind of amazing concept: “digital nutrition.” Along with the generally agreed-upon five pillars of human health — sleep, diet, work, interpersonal relationships, and exercise — a new field has emerged, the authors argue: our digital diet. The things we consume online. And since we’re “feeding” our […]
Parties are often preceded by fun questions, like what to give? Who to bring (if you have a plus one, that is)? When to arrive? And, crucially, what to wear? Most of us don’t just happen to have a floor-length silk gown or a tailcoat hanging around in our closet, waiting for the day our Met Gala […]
Living in a foreign country raises all kinds of questions, both practical and emotional: how do you define yourself and how are you characterised by your adopted homeland? This series relates, in alternating parts, the experiences of a British woman in Hong Kong and a French woman in the UK. Read More…
The holidays are the time for gatherings and good cheer, and that makes them a natural time for networking. Business is about relationships, and sharing kind wishes and getting some face time can help to strengthen them. Read More…
Fixing the unwelcome circumstances plaguing you is first and foremost an inside job. Warning: This isn’t about your business, or the latest marketing strategy. No, it is about you. Especially if you’ve ever struggled with a huge goal. Read More…